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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Broken Dreams

Good morning! Today I'd like to introduce you to author Nancy Pennick. Nancy has written Broken Dreams, a YA historical romance which became available from January 29th, from Fire & Ice publishers.This is a YA imprint of Melange Books.

Today Nancy is doing a book blast tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. For this occasion she will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the following link to place your comment, and stand a chance to win:
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f815/



Blurb

Two friends...
Blood sisters till the end... 
Until they're not.


One cold night in a boarding school dorm, two fourteen-year-old girls make a blood sister pact. Friends forever. As young schoolgirls, they're determined to find true love, learning the hits and misses along the way. As graduation nears, the girls have different outlooks for the future. Lucinda longs for adventure. Anna chooses city life and marriage. Finding their way back together, the girls head west for an experience of a lifetime until a handsome cowboy bursts into their lives, changing the course of their friendship forever.

Excerpt

Anna shook her head. “I’m glad it’s over.” She slowly closed her eyes and took the deepest breath possible. “But I’m proud of myself. I hate the sight of blood, but it was worth it.” She lifted her left hand to examine the cut. Blood trailed down her finger.

Lucinda also raised her left hand. Her middle finger dripped with blood. “Then let’s get started.” She lit a tall taper candle on the table. The flame flickered slightly giving the darkened room a mystical glow. “On this day of January the twenty-fourth …” She stretched out her arm toward Anna. “I, Lucinda Ann Walker, being of sound mind and body, make you my blood sister.”

Anna giggled. “You make it sound so formal.” She could tell Lucinda fought back a smile, but her face stayed solemn. “Alright, then.” Anna cleared her throat. “I, Anna Grace Douglass, also being of sound mind and body, make you my blood sister in the year of our Lord, 1923.”

They positioned their hands together, fingertip-to-fingertip, mixing the blood. Anna’s finger throbbed with pain, but she felt happy. She was thrilled she decided to come to this very exclusive private boarding school on scholarship. When she met her roommate she never dreamed they’d become best friends. Lucinda’s personality was bigger than life, quite the opposite of Anna. Now five months later, they were a sorority of two.



Author bio and links

Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Nancy currently resides in Mentor, Ohio with her husband and son, plus a delightfully entertaining lovebird. Her writing is influenced by all the years of working with young people as a teacher and raising her own son. When not writing, Nancy loves to travel with her husband and enjoys a good cup of tea. Broken Dreams is a stand alone companion piece to her young adult Waiting for Dusk series.

Publisher- Fire and Ice


Links to me:
Twitter- https://twitter.com/npennick   @npennick


Wordpress blog- http://nancypennick.wordpress.com/



Links to other books:
Waiting for Dusk

Call of the Canyon
Stealing Time


FREE short story:
Taking Chances: A Waiting for Dusk Story


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me! Readers, Lucinda and Anna head to the Grand Canyon to become Harvey Girls. What's your favorite place out west?

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    1. Hello Nancy! Great to have you here. I haven't been to see the Grand Canyon (yet) but I have been to California and more than once been skiing in the Rockies (Utah, Colorado and Wyoming). Unfortunately, trips to the US have become quite expensve with high air fares (especially when you have to travel during the school holidays).

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