Monday, February 20, 2017

Book Tour & Giveaway: The Broken Ones by Christine H. Bailey


The Broken One
Christine H. Bailey
Publication date: April 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Farris is picking up the pieces after the untimely death of her best friend. But even one year later, she can’t seem to find “normal” again—not until Lane Evans pops back into her life and pushes her to face reality.
When he offers her the chance to find the truth, Farris fears what will surface. Is it too much too soon or just what she needs to move forward?


Excerpt

I’ve often heard that few people actually remember things that happened to them before the age of three. My dad once told me his earliest memory was at age four, and I told him that mine was at two. He didn’t challenge it. And for a really long time, I truly believed the memory of my mom and me in the snow was real. Don’t get me wrong—it was real in the sense that it happened, but that memory, well, it came from a home video.
In the video, my mom held me in her arms. Bundled up in a pink parka and braving the cold in the Colorado Rockies, I looked like a little fish swallowing flakes as fast as they fell. My mom wore a pink coat, too; only hers had a fur-trimmed hood framing her wind-chapped face. As I devoured the huge crystalline snowflakes, Mom giggled and doused my fat cheeks with kisses. Years later, Dad told me we’d taken that trip to the mountains for Christmas—our last with her. The video was the only memory I had of my mom, and every time it snowed, images of that day resurfaced in my mind.
Outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, snow swirled in the gray sky like mini-tornados. I pushed away the thoughts of my mom and looked at the woman across from me at the kitchen table. “Do you think we’ll get the storm?” I asked her.


Author Bio:
Christine H. Bailey teaches creative writing and written composition at a private university in west Tennessee. Before teaching English, Christine worked as a journalist, a marketing/public relations writer, and a freelance editor. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website at www.cibailey.com.





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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting today, Aneta! :)

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    1. My pleasure. I'm so glad to be a part of this tour :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing the giveaway, and the lovely excerpt! I'm definitely going to check this book out :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. So glad you're checking it out :)
      Thanks for visiting Brittany.

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  3. Beautiful cover, thanks for sharing :)

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