3/22/2013

Shadow Moon By Marilee Brothers Book Tour & GIVEAWAY


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3/12  Review   Lissette E. Manning
3/12  Excerpt   T B R 
3/14  Review    My Cozie Corner 
3/14  Review Lisa's Book Lair
3/15  Review & Guest Post  Brooke Blogs  
3/15  Review   Wanted Readers   
3/15  Guest Post   Little Library Muse
3/15  Excerpt  A Night's Dream of Books
3/18  Review   Andrea Heltsley Books  
3/19  Review   I am, Indeed 
3/20  Guest Post  All in One Place
3/21  Excerpt   Kindle Fever
  
3/22  Review & Guest Post Jody's Book Reviews
3/25  Excerpt  The Insane Rambling of Crazed Writer
3/25  Review  Just The Stuff Ya Know 
3/25  Guest Post  Simply Infatuated
 

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Synopsis:

Allie Emerson is hoping for a few quiet months to catch her breath after a summer that included the discovery she is not only a twin and of faery blood, but also destined to play a pivotal role in the faery world. School has barely begun when Allie must kiss her hope of a normal year goodbye.

She cannot escape her unfinished business with the faery, the Trimarks, or Junior Martinez who is making it clear he plans to win her back. Signs, portents and whispers are pushing Allie to “find the girl” before it is too late. Hoping her twin can help her solve the riddle of their destiny; Allie uncovers old secrets and begins a cross-country journey that puts her in more danger than ever before. If she succeeds, she may just find the answers that can save everyone she loves.

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Excerpt:

Jessie held out a hand to Sammie. “Come forward, child”, he ordered. Obediently, Sammie slid off the stool, still holding her guitar. As she approached Jessie, Sammie’s gaze skimmed over the crowd. Allie, are you out there? Huh? Startled by the clarity of her voice inside my head, I almost stood and waved my arms. Had I imagined hearing
Sammie’s words? One way to find out. I am here, Sammie. Last row. To your left. I thought the words and willed them to reach her. When her gaze swung to the back row, she smiled. Glad you are here. A shiver slithered from the base of my neck down to the bottom of my spine. Before I had a chance to analyze what just happened, Jessie started his rant. He pointed out the pentagram tattoo on Sammie’s neck. “Ladies and gentlemen, do you understand the significance of this tattoo?” I heard people mutter “Black magic”, and “Satanism”. The color rose in Sammie’s face. My cheeks warmed up in response. A tsunami of emotions flooded my mind. Embarrassment. Simmering rage. Frustration. Shame. I clenched my fists and pressed my lips together to keep from crying out. How could this be happening? How could I feel what Sammie was feeling? Hear her thoughts? How could she hear mine? Above all, what did it mean?

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Guest Post: 

When New Characters Come Calling

The underlying theme in book 4, Shadow Moon, is Allie’s search to “find the girl.” The
summer solstice looms a scant six months away. According to the prophecy, two girls
and the moonstone are required to stop hundreds of dark fae (Trimarks) from entering the mortal world, thus tipping the balance of good versus evil. If this happens, evil will prevail.

As Allie embarks on her journey to “find the girl,” a strange thing happened. Kizzy’s
flaky daughter, Carmel, who made her debut in the first book, Moonstone, knocked on
the door of my subconscious and shouted, “Hey, what about me?” I hadn’t planned to
include shallow, self-centered Carmel, but I’ve learned to listen when my subconscious nags. Carmel is a tall willowy blonde (think Paris Hilton) who cares only about her own needs. She and Allie instantly despise each other. In Moonstone, Carmel and her obnoxious biker boyfriend, Teddy, drop by Kizzy’s house hoping to score some cash.

I decided to give Carmel a makeover in Shadow Moon. Purely on the outside. Inside,
she’s as self-absorbed as ever. I took away the glam girl clothes, wiped the make-up
off her face, dressed her in drab, baggy clothes and hooked her up with a charismatic
preacher boyfriend, Jessie Krieger. Once again, she and the new boyfriend turn up at
Kizzy’s. It soon becomes clear that Carmel hasn’t changed and something is seriously
wrong with Jessie.

Including Carmel in the story led me to another character I hadn’t planned on. Sammy Sullivan, a homeless girl with the beautiful singing voice, is a part of Jessie’s so-called ministry. Sammie and Allie develop a psychic connection that plays an important part in
the book.

So, what did I learn from the above? 

1. “Hearing voices” is not necessarily a bad thing when you’re an author. 

2. Don’t be afraid to wander off the main road. Side trips can be productive 

3. Keep an open mind. Your first idea may not be your best. 

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Author Bio:

A former teacher, coach and school counselor, Marilee lives in Washington State and writes full time. Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam, winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon. Marilee is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Links For Marilee:

Website www.marileebrothers.com,
Blog http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/marilee.author
Twitter @marileeb
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/MarileeB


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