Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas Giveaway Authors: Elaine D. Walsh and Gabrielle Poplar

Two more amazing authors to meet today. Take a look at their fantastic books! Fancy winning a copy? The head on over to my Facebook page to enter into my HUGE Christmas giveaway. Elaine and Gabrielle are offering a copy of their books, along with over 20 other books to one lucky winner. And there is some fab runner-up prizes. Don't miss out!
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THREE friends, TWO secrets, ONE lie, and the summer that changed their lives.

The world is ripe for destruction in 1953.  The Korean War drags on and the Rosenbergs are executed as spies.  Senator Joseph McCarthy convinces the country communists are infiltrating the government, and the threat of nuclear war festered in the collective consciousness of the nation. 

While the nation worries about communist bombs, sixteen-year-old Bernadette Vaughn holds court in the family bomb shelter, finagling a way to read Kinsey’s groundbreaking work on human sexuality. She obsesses about boys and big city life. Her best friend, Faith McNulty is a devout Catholic who dreams of staying in their small town, marrying Allen Hanlon, and raising a family. Their awkward and unattractive friend, Octavia Mansfield doesn’t have room in her life for boys, dreams, or God. She spends most of her young life caring for her severely disabled brother.

Their conversations about what each of them would do if the end of the world were imminent become the catalyst for a prank that spins wildly beyond control and draws in an entire town. Left behind in the wake of that summer’s events are their unrealized dreams and open wounds. In 1973, a reunion trip to the small town of their youth returns them to the summer of 1953 and the passion and betrayal that changed their lives.
Women’s Fiction Author, Elaine D. Walsh, captures the anxiety of the times and draws the reader in with rich characters that linger longer after the story ends.  100% of the author royalties go to cancer causes and charities.
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Nimitz Highway and River Street is an intersection on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.  This is where Elaine impatiently came out of the womb ready to start on her own personal history.  She grew up in upstate New York against the backdrop of the flowering women’s rights movement with different ideas from her mother as to what life as a woman should be.  In college, she majored in psychology with the intent of being a “death & dying” counsellor.  This would be her paying job while she wrote the next great American novel.  Plan B kicked in and she graduated with a B.A. in English, packed her car, and upset her parents by moving to Florida in search of her destiny.

Without ever having taken one business course, she created her own brand and became a successful business executive by day and women’s fiction writer by night.  So far, she has have lived a Lifetime Movie Network life, a mixture of extraordinary, ordinary, mundane, and terrifying, providing her great inspiration and fanning her creative flame.

The most powerful influences in her life and her stories are being a daughter, mother, friend, and soul mate.  But as a successful women’s fiction writer, does this surprise anyone?

You can purchase Atomic Summer on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Fastian was the First Minster of Estruchi. He had no  living relatives or dependents, except for Meryl, 
the son of his housekeeper, who lived in his house 
and served as his ward. To the outside world, his 
life was uncluttered and devoted to serving King 
Arpad of Estruchi.

King Arpad was determined to free his kingdom 

from servitude to neighboring Bahadi, and he 
charged Fastian with task of obtaining the
Light sword that he intended to use to press 

his claims for freedom.

Fastian and his ward travel to Bahadi to steal the 

Light sword, but in the course of carrying out the 
King’s orders, Meryl’s life was threatened. In a 
bid to save his ward’s life, Fastian revealed that
Meryl was not a servant’s son, and that he was the custodian of an
ancient legacy.
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Gabrielle Poplar is an avid reader whose reading taste spans a wide
range of genres. She likes to write stories of her own in her free
time.

She and her family reside in South Carolina.Gabrielle Poplar is an avid reader whose reading taste spans a wide
range of genres. She likes to write stories of her own in her free
time.

She and her family reside in South Carolina.


You can purchase Custodian of the Luma Legacy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indiebound.

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  2. A big thank you goes out to Samantha for hosting a wonderful giveaway! Good luck to all that have entered and Happy Holidays! May Santa bring you all you wished for and more.

    Elaine

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elaine and thank you for sharing your wonderful book with us!

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