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Monday, September 19, 2016

The Truth She Knew


Hello folks! Meet author J.A. Owenby, who's promoting her latest novel in a blurb blitz tour.

J.A. Owenby will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner during the tour. Please make use of this link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1914/

Blurb

Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me. For eighteen-year-old Lacey, life at home is a rollercoaster. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be good enough to truly deserve Mama’s love. But when Lacey enters college and meets Walker, everything starts to change. Suddenly, Lacey is face to face with the realization that maybe what she’s always seen as normal really isn’t. Her entire life—and everything she’s ever believed about herself and her family—is abruptly hanging in midair. Lacey is left facing two paths, and she has to make a choice. The first means walking away from everything she’s ever known. The other means never really knowing the truth. The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.



Excerpt

We followed her to the couch; Linda sat in the chair on the other side of the coffee table and folded her hands in her lap. Walker took my hand as an uneasy gnawing tugged at me. I had plenty of experience with sensing uncomfortable situations, and I didn’t like this one. I was confused as to why Linda was staring at me, too.

“It’s okay,” he whispered and rubbed his thumb across the back of my hand.

“I can tell by the surprise on your face that you’re confused about why Walker brought you here other than to say hello,” she said. “I’m a mental health therapist, Lacey.”

“What?” I jumped off the couch. “Walker? How could you? You brought me here to lock me up?” I tried to step around his feet to leave, but he was too fast. He grabbed me and pulled me into his lap.

“Lace, wait, it’s not you. Aunt Linda isn’t here to diagnose you or anything close to it—please give her a minute to explain . . . for me.”

“I’m sorry, Lacey,” Linda said, “I didn’t mean to scare you. You’re in no way being diagnosed with anything. It’s the opposite, actually. Walker told me a little bit about your mother.”

“Walker!” The humiliation crushed my chest. “How could you? I told you that in confidence. I trusted you.” I tilted my head back and closed my eyes. If I squeezed them hard enough maybe this would all disappear.

Author bio and links

J.A. Owenby lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and two cats.

She's a published author of six short stories, and she is currently working on her second full-length novel. She also runs her own business as a professional resume writer and interview coach—she helps people find jobs they love.


J.A. is an avid reader of thrillers, romance, new adult, and young adult novels. She loves music, movies, and good wine. And call her crazy, but she loves the rainy Pacific Northwest; she gets her best story ideas while listening to the rain pattering against the windows in front of the fireplace. You can follow the progress of her upcoming novel on Facebook at Author J.A. Owenby and on Twitter @jaowenby. 

Buy Links: https://www.amazon.com/Truth-She-Knew-Book-ebook/dp/B01HAKBWVI/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-truth-she-knew-ja-owenby/1124108680






25 comments:

  1. Thank you for the post. I truly appreciate it. :) ~ J.A. Owenby

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  2. Great post, sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing

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  3. Who are some of your favorite authors; what strikes you about their work?

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    1. My favorites are Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher, and Rebecca Donovan. I love Tarryn's unique story ideas, and Colleen and Rebecca because they write about issues that need to be discussed, but in an amazing way. Thank you for the question!~ J.A. Owenby

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