Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis (Excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT





Fairly Certain
 by Deborah Ann Davis

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GENRE:  Young Adult Fiction

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BLURB:

Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, but awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow...and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.

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Exclusive EXCERPT

Despite the summer heat, she felt chilled to her very bones.

“I warned you not to cross me, Rianne. A true winner does not let anything interfere with his goal. You will come to thank me for this.” Lord Robert pulled her along.

“Thank you for this?” I have had enough.

Rianne shoved her shoulder into Robert’s ribs. He staggered to the side at the unexpected blow. She leaned over, raised a tucked leg, and slammed her heel into his chest. As he tumbled backward, she dropped to the ground to slip her bound hands underneath her and over her feet so they would be in front. Unfortunately, the simple maneuver was hampered by her skirts.

She was up and running, trying to reach the sanctuary of the forest, but untangling skirts from bonds had shortened her lead. Lord Robert was on her heels. Within moments, he seized her around the waist and grappled her to the ground.

He stood up, breathing heavily. Lord Robert was built for smashing, not running. He dusted his hands off with distaste. Rianne lay on the ground, glaring at him, ignoring the pain in her hip. He brushed off his clothing, ignoring her.

“You are trying my patience, Maid Rianne.” He reached down to grab her by the arms, but she rolled out reach.

Scuttling after her, he effectively halted her by stomping on her skirt. Puling her to her feet, he shook her by her shoulders. “Nice try, but I am taking you to the sheriff, and there is nothing you can do about it.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I’m DEBORAH ANN DAVIS, and I write Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. I began writing when searching for inspiration for my 5th grade English Journal. Lo and behold, my world was full of funny tales just waiting to be told. It never occurred to me to pursue writing, not even when I discovered my flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of undergrad majors, I realized I could reach a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As you probably know, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? I jumped into teaching with both feet and loved it for 27 years. It came with an added bonus: Once teens know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh. Go figure.

Twelve years after our first kiss, I reunited with, and married my childhood sweetheart. Together we coached our daughter's AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years, our daughter and our money went to college.

During a particularly nasty bout of Lyme disease, I turned to Fitness to boost my Health, and to Writing to boost my Happiness. Currently, I am a healthy and happy Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer who loves to write.

We presently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. When I’m not writing novels for my Love of Fairs series, I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I also promote increasing movement throughout your day as Wiggle Writer in my Merry Meddling blog.



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 The tour dates can be found here

 

31 comments:

  1. Is there a book you love that nobody else seems to?

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    1. What a great question, Mai! I often wonder if I have read a different book than other folks, because I will really like one while there are so many negative reviews (e.g. I really enjoyed Deborah Harkness'"A Discovery of Witches" and others really hated it).

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    2. from the author:

      >smirk< There's a bunch! Rasmus and the Vagabond. The Foundation Trilogy. Witch of the Glens. Dragons of Pern. I always seem to be out of step with my favorites.
      Deborah Ann Davis

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    3. to Reading Addict from the author:

      Thank you for hosting me today. I'm celebrating National Oatmeal Month with a steaming bowl in front of me, topped with raisins and toasted almonds. Yummmm

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  2. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

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    1. Thanks for popping in, Nikolina!

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    2. from the author:

      I'm glad you're having fun, Nikolina. It's a great way to spend National Soup Month, isn't it?
      Deborah Ann Davis

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  3. What is your favorite genre to read and write?

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    1. Hi Sherry, thanks for visiting! Hopefully, the author will get a chance to come by and answer your question.

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    2. from the author:

      Hmmm...my favorite...That's a tough one, Sherry. I'm a trans-genre reader. It's all about the plot and characters, not the setting so much for me. I like plot twists and happy endings. I avoid cruelty.

      This is the reason why I have a hard time aligning my books with the genres of the industry.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Rita. Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. from the author:

      You're welcome, Rita! By the way, you can read a chapter from Fairly Certain at my website, and you can read a chapter from my next book, Fairly Safe, which comes out this year. http://DeborahAnnDavis.com/books

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  5. Do you have a favorite time travel book that you like to read?

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    1. Hi Catherine, I hope the author gets a chance to come by and answer your question. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment!

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  6. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Eva. Thanks for popping in!

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    1. You're welcome, Mary. Thanks for the visit!

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  8. Sounds intriguing and entertaining, will have to read soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read it, patrick. Good luck on the contest!

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  9. My niece is definitely going to love this! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Good to hear, Victoria, thank you for coming by!

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    1. Glad you think so, Roselle. Thank you for dropping in!

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  11. Great Excerpt! Thank you! I saw earlier that the book was going to be $0.99 for the duration of the book tour but Amazon and Smashword have had it listed for $3.99. Is that the correct price? Thank you.

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  12. This was a fun excerpt. Sounds like this book would be a really great story.

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