Monday, September 24, 2012

Book Giveaway - Castles on the Sand

Today is such a fabulous day. I get to giveaway a copy of Castles on the Sand. I hope you all love this book as much as I do. Click here for my review. Click here for more info about the book. I just noticed on Amazon the book is only $.99 right now.

I think E.M. Tippetts is just an amazing author and person so I had to ask her:
What is the most insane thing you've ever done?
 
I took two manuscripts I'd written for the LDS chick lit market (talk about niche), ignored all the publishing contacts I'd built up over a ten year career, and uploaded them onto Kindle. No publisher, no publicist, no in-house editor, only a cover designer. It was completely insane, but hey, it worked out well!

Enter the rafflecopter form below to win either an ebook or print copy of Castles on the Sand. The contest is open internationally.

Back Cover Blurb:

Madison Lukas knows her place in the world. She’s not pretty, not interesting, and therefore easy to forget. When it comes to romance, she has to take what ever is on offer. John Britton has been praying for fifteen years to find the sister he lost in his parents’ divorce. She is beautiful, talented, and makes kindness a fine art. Few, if any, guys are worthy to date her. When John and Madison cross paths, he recognizes her at once, but Madison is certain that he’s got it all wrong. Even if she is his long-lost sister, she can’t possibly be the exceptional, amazing girl he thinks she is, can she?

Excerpt:

I am on my way to work, after school, when I see them. Two men in suits and pea coats, their breath frosting in the chill air. I'm walking down the side of the street that abuts redwood forest, the tall trees reaching high into the mist. They're walking on the side of the street with houses, the little, four street subdivision that is home to all of us who aren't millionaires, but who live here in Pelican Bluffs. The homes are small and dilapidated. More than one has a car up on blocks in the front yard. Junked out appliances slouch against the back fence of the house directly across from me. The stucco is cracked and an ancient television antenna juts up from the roof, twisted and broken.
The MAV shoots past as I walk – that's what we call the gray minivan that arrives at the high school every morning full of Mormons, and leaves every afternoon with just Carson and Chelsey Montrose. (MAV stands for “Mormon Assault Vehicle”.) Carson and Chelsey wave at the two men in suits, and receive a jovial wave in reply. This confirms my suspicion. The two men are Mormon missionaries.
“Hey,” barks one of them.
I glance around, but find that no one else is on the sidewalk just now. More cars shoot past, and it looks like everyone else either drove or hitched a ride from the rapidly emptying high school campus.
The missionaries have stopped walking, though. One of them stares intently at me. He’s maybe five eleven and has dark blonde hair and skin that's bright red in the cold.
I pause and turn. We face each other across the dusty, gray, asphalt road. The other missionary, a brunette, says something to his friend, but I can’t hear a word from this far away. What is now clear to me, though, is that the “Hey” was meant for the blond, staring missionary, not me. His friend shakes him by the shoulder. It’s odd behavior, but I decide to ignore it and resume walking.
Only, the blond missionary keeps pace with me on the opposite side of the road. I speed up and so does he until the other missionary grabs him by the arm. There’s a brief scuffle, and then the blond missionary darts across the street, right in front of a sports car. An SUV gives an indignant honk.
I run.
“Hey!” shouts the brunette missionary.“Elder Britton. Stop! What are you doing?”
Good question, I agree. More honks make me glance over my shoulder, and I see that the brunette has run the blond down. He holds him back. No one’s chasing me anymore.



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14 comments:

  1. I have been looking at buying this book...hope I win it instead! :)

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  2. I am not sure why I need this series. But I hope I find out debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Her books are actually stand alone but they are great!

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  3. I'm always on the lookout for great, clean stories -- I'd love to read this one!

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  4. It sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the fun contest! Hope I win!

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  5. this sounds like a great story...

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you for giving the book away. So fun!

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  7. That was a great excerpt you pick. Now I want to kow why she was being chased....
    (entered as Jennifer)

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I love comments! Thanks for taking the time to make me feel happy.

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