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Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Making of Nebraska by Louise Caiola Blog Tour and Giveaway

The Making of Nebraska BrownThe Making of Nebraska Brown The last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory. All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she once was – a girl and a past somehow discarded. Ann Leigh must collect the pieces of herself to become whole again, but she doesn’t know who to trust especially when Tommy’s lies become too obvious to ignore. And above all, her heart aches to discover what became of the child she may or may not have given birth to. The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.

I took a load off, sitting down next to the bag, looking up at the sky. What did I know about myself? What did I know that Tommy hadn’t told me?

    I knew I had itchy, sore feet, a mother somewhere, a Fancy Room in Nebraska, a wealthy boyfriend, and someone named Shane floating around in my imagination. I loved green apples.
    It wasn’t nearly enough. I needed to fill in more blanks. On my own. I closed my eyes. Inhaled.
    I had breath, a heartbeat, and—someplace locked deep inside—a history.
    I willed it to come back again. It didn’t. A sweet, fruity breeze laid its fingers through my hair. I was tired, so very. I leaned into a wide-trunked tree behind me. The bark was rough against my skin. It was about as real as I’d felt in over a week. I dug in, inviting cuts, snags, slits, blood. Then they could type me. I could visit the doctor and demand to know my DNA. Ana Lisa Carcossi’s DNA. Because that’s who I was. At least that’s what Tommy said. My breathing steadied. I kept my eyes shut.  A strumming started, like the plucking of a fiddle chord. The same chord, over and over. And then I was gone.

LouiseAuthor Louise Caiola As a young girl who spent her allowance on Nancy Drew mysteries, Louise realized that one day, she might have a story of her own to tell. Maybe even more than one story. After years focused on raising her children she eventually reconnected with her passion for creative writing. She soon began to craft a large collection of short stories which were published in the inspirational online magazine, Faithhopeandfiction.com. Shortly thereafter, she authored her first novel, Wishless, a contemporary YA, released in 2011. Louise devotes a portion of each day to honing her skills. She has several other novels currently in various stages of development. A confirmed bibliophile, Louise enjoys reading outdoors on a warm spring day and watching her pup chase leaves on a breeze. She looks forward to meeting others who share her love of the written word and invites you to visit her blog, her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
  Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 3/16/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW .

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Tour Schedule February 20th I Am A Reader - Guest Post

b00k r3vi3ws - Spotlight

The Read Things - Review

Musings of Immortals - Spotlight

Victoria Simcox's Blog - Spotlight

February 21st Mythical Books - Spotlight

Hearts & Scribbles ~ Jennifer Faye - Spotlight

The Book Bag - Review

Doodles, doodles everywhere - Spotlight

February 22nd

Bound 4 Escape - Review Kelly P's Blog - Spotlight

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - Spotlight

February 23rd


BookHounds YA - Interview

Book Publicity Services - Spotlight

February 24th

Amethyst Daydreams - Spotlight

Cassandra M's Place - Spotlight

Christy's Cozy Corners - Spotlight

February 25th Every Free Chance Book Reviews - Review

A Touch of Book Madness - Review

From the Bootheel Cotton Patch - Spotlight

February 27th

Book Hoarder Reviews - Review

inksugar - Review

Mom Loves 2 Read - Review

February 28th

Brooklyn Berry Designs - Review

Little Miss Drama Queen - Review

Vonnie's Reading Corner - Spotlight

-- ~Inspired Kathy~

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks, ladies, for having me here! I hope you and your followers will check out the book and share your thoughts with me. Have a great weekend!