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Monday, November 15, 2021

Yesterday's Gone by Kelly Pawlik - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Yesterday's Gone

by Kelly Pawlik


GENRE:  Young Adult Horror Sci-Fi



Book one of the Olympic Vista Chronicles novella series follows Darius and Adelaide as they explore a house rumoured to be haunted. What they find is so much worse.

An eager new kid, a deadpan music-lover, a fast-talking troublemaker, an anxious bookworm and a girl torn between popularity and adventure. Follow this group of friends as they delve into the mysteries of their small town while juggling the trials and tribulations of their home lives.

A tale of friendship, love, and coming of age (with a healthy dose of horror) in the late 1980s.



“Okay, come on,” Darius said as he looked around. He wanted to help them, but if Frank Hardy had taught him anything, it was that time was of the essence when solving a mystery. He reached into his pocket and pulled out two bobby pins. He hoped he could pull it off. “Keep a look out, okay?”

“Okay. What are you going to do?” Adelaide whispered back.

“Find out who they are.” Darius grinned as he moved toward the driver’s side of the car.

“This is a bad idea,” Tetsu said to Darius.

“Then stay here.” Darius shrugged as he slinked closer to the car.

“Do you even know what you’re doing?” Tetsu hissed.

Darius ignored him as he looked around. He couldn’t see any sign of movement. He crouched down by the car and bit his lip as he inserted the first pin at a right angle and put the curled side into the lock. Then he inserted the second bobby pin right into the lock, less than an inch deep. He held the first one still and moved the second one around inside the lock.

“Adelaide,” Tetsu warned as she scanned the area. “This is a bad idea.”

“Shh,” Darius hushed him.  He wasn’t sure if Tetsu could hear him, but it made him feel a bit better. He grimaced, took a breath and moved the second bobby pin around again. Then he heard it click. He grinned and eased the door open. The car smelled of stale cigarettes.

Darius knew he needed to check the glove box. He kept low in the seats as he reached over and depressed the button. The small door fell open.

“Barkly?” Adelaide sobbed. “Barkly, where are you?”

Darius froze.



I am so excited to have this guest post on Fabulous and Brunette. Thanks so much for stopping by and being a part of the book tour!

Yesterday’s Gone was released in July, and this is why you should pick up a copy and read it.

1.) These kids are loveable. There’s a character everyone can relate to.

The smart-mouth kid who always seems to be looking for trouble.

The anxious bookworm who goes along with his friends because, well, what else is he going to do?

The girl desperate to be popular, but not quite ready to leave her outcast friends behind.

An introverted, deadpan music-lover who needs an escape from her homelife.

An eager new kid from an affluent family who thinks he can be the next Hardy Boy.

2.) The 80s. ‘Nuff said. You know the fun 80s (and 80s style) movies? The ones with kids on bikes, absentee parents, no cell phones, and colourful windbreakers? The kind where the kids get in over their head, figure stuff out anyway, and save the day? Yeah, these are that. In book form.

3.) It’s a quick read. I’ve had some readers tell me they sat down and read the whole thing in an afternoon by the pool, or curled up on the couch. If you set yourself a number of books to read this year and you’re falling behind, this fun little novella will check off one of those boxes.

4.) There’s more where that came from. You read and it you loved it. But now you want more. No problem! There are already two more books, plus more on the way. Each book is a story in and of itself in that the kids figure out what’s going and find some sort of resolution, but there’s always another adventure in Olympic Vista.

5.) It’s FREE. That’s right, for the length of this tour, I’m offering the book free. If you like books, and you like keeping some money in that back account, then what have you got to lose?



Kelly Pawlik dabbled with story writing from a young age. She spent her childhood reading, dressing her beloved cat, Midnight, up in doll clothes and hunting garter snakes in the backyard. Her childhood dream was to be an author and she is proud to have made her fiction debut with the Olympic Vista Chronicles novellas.

Kelly is a tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) writer and has released multiple RPG supplements with her husband under their micro-publishing company, Dire Rugrat Publishing. She has also contributed to several best-selling works with Kobold Press.

Kelly lives on Vancouver Island, BC with her husband, their three inquisitive children, and two lazy cats.

Yesterday’s Gone is available FREE at your favourite eBook retailer.

Songs from the Wood, book two in the Olympic Vista Chronicles series, is available now.

Costumes & Copiers, book three in the Olympic Vista Chronicles series, is available now.



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Yesterday's Gone is free for the length of this book tour so pick up a copy today!



Kelly will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Thanks, Rita! You can score a free copy of the ebook until the 24th of November!

  2. Thank you so much for having me on the blog. If anyone has any questions, I'll be checking in throughout the day and in the days to come. And remember: Yesterday's Gone is free until November 24th!

  3. Thank you for sharing your interview and book details and for offering the free book and giveaway, I am looking forward to reading this book and series

  4. I enjoyed the excerpt and the guest post, Kelly! Yesterday's Gone sounds like a great book for my granddaughter! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular holiday season!

    1. Hi Stormy Vixen! I appreciate the kind words. My son's friends (both 11) love the series so far. (I think my son likes it too, but his buddies are super into it.)

  5. Thanks for the great blurb and excerpt. I've put this book on my reading list.

    1. Pippirose - I'm glad you liked it! (Pick up your copy before the 24th, and you can get it for FREE.)

  6. Replies
    1. Thanks, Bridgett! Delve into the series while the first book (Yesterday's Gone) is free.