Monday, October 10, 2016

RESTHAVEN BY ERIK THERME - BLURB BLITZ & REVIEW + GIVEAWAY


Resthaven
by Erik Therme


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GENRE: YA suspense



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BLURB



The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt—especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety . . . only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes ‘bump in the night’ is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.







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EXCERPT

The dog was taller than our knees and its skin clung to its ribs, as if it hadn’t eaten in days. A half-chewed leash hung from its collar, and its ears and muzzle were pulled back. There was no question we were unwelcome guests.

“Kaylee?” Anna said.

The dog began to growl. We both took a step back.

“Do we run?” Anna rasped.

“Are you crazy?” I whispered fiercely. “We can’t outrun a dog.”

“What do we do?”

A sound rose and died in my throat. All I could see was the dog’s teeth. Last year I had been bitten by a stray in our neighborhood, and I still had the ankle scar to prove it.

The dog let out a wracking bark, startling us both back another step. My eyes skipped to Anna, then to the open doors on each side of us.

“We can hide inside the rooms,” I said, speaking low and fast. “When I count to three, run into the room beside you and slam the door.”

Anna’s grip on my wrist tightened. “I can’t—”

“You can,” I hissed. “If both of us go for opposite rooms, the dog won’t know which one to follow. That will confuse it and give us another second of time.”

“Another second?”

“Just get inside the room,” I said.

The dog lowered its head, shifting its muddy eyes from Anna to me. It knew who the threat was.

“One,” I whispered.

“Don’t make me do this,” Anna said.

My stomach knotted. “Two . . .”

The dog burst forward in a shambling run.



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My Review

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*** Coming Soon - In Process ***



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AUTHOR Bio and Links

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering for his oldest daughter’s volleyball team, or chilling on the PlayStation 4 with his thirteen-year-old. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only seven places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.
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GIVEAWAY
Erik Therme will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

19 comments:

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    1. Thanks for the chance!! I'm uploading my review in a bit!!

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  2. What part of the writing process do you dread?

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    1. I dislike writing 1st drafts. In some ways a 1st draft is liberating--because you can pretty much write/do whatever you want . . . but in other ways it's overwhelming, because you can pretty much write/do whatever you want. The "joy" for me comes in subsequent drafts, where I get to tweak and polish the words until they are "just right." :)

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    2. Hi, Mai! Thanks for stopping by. Great question and awesome answer!! :)

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  3. I appreciate the excerpt and giveaway, thank you

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, James! :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and good luck! ;)

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  4. I enjoyed the excerpt and this sounds like a great book!

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    1. Thanks, Eva. If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can read the book for free through Amazon's newly launched PRIME READING: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/prime-pr

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    2. Hi, Eva! This book is AWESOME! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  6. Great excerpt and I'm looking forward to reading your review!

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    1. Thanks Victoria. If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can read the book for free through Amazon's newly launched PRIME READING: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/prime-pr

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  7. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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    1. Thanks for taking a look, Nikolina. :)

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