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Monday, August 17, 2020

Tide's End by Meredith Egan - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Meredith Egan and her new book, “Tide’s End”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Meredith and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Tide's End
by Meredith Egan

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GENRE: Contemporary Fiction

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BLURB:

Taylor Smythe dreams of having a loving family. But first, he has to rescue his little sister Jenny from the gritty underbelly of the child cyberporn industry. Taylor journeys from homelessness in the inner city to a community in the dripping forests of the Pacific Northwest to confront the relentless pounding of his fiercest pain. Can he become the big brother Jenny needs right now, and for the rest of their lives? Tide’s End explores the many faces of sexual assault and human trafficking, and how life can shatter for those most affected – the victims. Because #MeToo is more common than we can imagine. As is #ChildrenToo and even #BoysToo. It tears apart our families and neighbourhoods. And wherever there is suffering, there are guardians and helpers who still the relentless pounding to encourage Tide’s End.

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EXCERPT TWO:

“Welcome, everyone. I’m Rosie, and I’m honoured to be here today,” she said, and she waved the long stick she was holding, getting us to stand. It had a carving of a big, black bird on the top and was painted bright colours. There was a large crystal in it, and some feathers fluttered from a ribbon. I liked it, I decided.

“Let’s start this evening in a good way, with a prayer,” she said. A prayer? Weird.

“Thank you, Creator, for bringing us together tonight. Thank you for the journeys that brought us here, especially the good bits.” She asked for kindness on our “healing journey,” and open hearts and minds and other stuff. Then she said something I won’t forget.

“Creator, we ask you to remind us to believe each other as much as we want to be believed. And to show us new ways to make sense of what happened to us. Help us find a way to go back into the world with less hurting.” Less hurting. An idea I could get behind.

“Let’s be open to new things, and not be too judgemental.” She just stood there for a bit, and when she finally sat, so did everybody else. People were smiling, even me.

“Tide’s End. I don’t know if you know why this place is named that, so I’ll try to explain.

“Mission – the train bridge, actually – is the place where the folks who regulate fishing have decided the tides end. The water is brackish until here, up the river delta, but First Nations People have been fishing here since time…forever.  At least 10,000 years. We fished the salmon, and the sturgeon, and other fish. And we know about tides, and how they pound and beat on a place. Without ending.

“So, we called this place Tide’s End because we hope to help with the relentless pounding.” She adjusted her skirt and looked at us again.

“We’ll talk about Taylor’s participating later, but for now, know that sometimes we are going to push you. Ask you to work hard. But you can always say no, if you need to. We just don’t want you to be disruptive…stopping someone else from getting what they need in the circle.” She smiled and handed the talking stick to Kate.

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GUEST POST:

Describe your book cover and how it came about.

During my early days of writing this manuscript, I met with two of my favourite girl friends for a dinner out – something we do regularly. I love these women; our children went to school together and we’ve known one another for more than 20 years.

We regularly share gifts with one another – on birthdays, at Christmas, but also “just because”. That day I received a gift from my friend Linda who is a masterful knitter – she gave me and our friend Liz stuffed animals she’d knitted for us. They are so cute!

And that day, I met Russet, and she became a key character in my book. I kept her on my desk when I wrote (but I never left her out because my evil twin cats didn’t like her much…), and her spirit kept me going as I got to know Taylor and Jenny, and write their stories.

Fast forward a couple of years, and the manuscript is done and I’m speaking with my publisher about cover design and I suggest using Russet as a focus.

My amazing photographer from @iriephotographs suggested something edgy and industrial as a background. I loved her ideas! So we walked around the alleys near where we live, and posed Russet with one of my daughter’s baby blankets. It was a great day.

From that photograph, the cover was born (and lots of other photos have become useful in my marketing!).

I love it!

Here’s a photo of Russet in a planter. I think of it as her Christmas shot!


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AUTHOR BIO:


Meredith Egan is an author of critically acclaimed novels, Just Living: a novel and Tide’s End: A Just Living novel. The stories are shaped from her work with crime victims and violent prisoners over more than thirty years. Meredith is trained in mediation and peacemaking circles, and has been honoured to learn from many First Nations peoples. Meredith coaches writers and other creative folks and offers workshops and training through her Daring Imagination work.

Meredith is the principal at Wild Goat Executive Coaching where her clients include leaders in the automotive, technology, government and small business fields. She lives at the Groundswell Ecovillage in beautiful Yarrow, BC. with her dog Mollie, and rambunctious feline sisters Firefly and Filigree. For fun she dabbles in cooking soup for her neighbours, and soaking in her hot tub with her four adult children when they visit.

You can find Meredith through her website, and on Facebook and Twitter for information about her novels, and her coaching work. Meredith welcomes opportunities to speak with groups about justice, and writing. Her books are available through Amazon and local bookstores.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Meredith will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase is made, I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

16 comments:

  1. Meredith ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Thank you Ally! It is lovely to be here; I am appreciating your site!

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  2. I appreciate getting to hear about a new book. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. 

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    1. Thank you Gwendolyn! I'll let my publisher know...we had many discussions about this!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read the post!

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  5. While a work of fiction, this a story about an all too common issue. There are plenty of books about drug use & it's affect on victims and families but I've never come across a book about sex trafficking and it's devastation. Bravo, Miss Egan!
    Thank you so very much for the super generous giveaway!! ❤❤

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    1. You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy it.
      I have been hearing about these crimes and struggles for decades...thought it was about time to write about them.
      I hope I did so with sensitivity and authenticity.

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  6. Interesting choice of cover. To gather reader interest and reviews, try https://usbookreviews.com

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  7. This sounds like such an interesting story.

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