Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Under a Purple Moon by Beverly Stowe McClure (VBB, excerpt, and GIVEAWAY) GFT




by Beverly Stowe McClure


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GENRE: YA contemporary

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BLURB:

Eden Rose has learned to deal with her mother's criticism that she can do nothing right. What she can't deal with are the arguments between her parents. To escape their angry words, she finds refuge in an old abandoned house. She always returns home, hoping her mother will love her one day, even though Eden's not sure what the word love means.

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EXCERPT

“Done.” A lighter, happier tune floated around us. Humming along, Murphy thumped his fingers on his knee. With the warm room, the music, and Murphy close by, my body relaxed. My mind could not relax, however. I remembered every little detail of the past hour. Nora my mother insisted I call her by her name told me I put too much salt in the meatloaf. She said I also set the table wrong. According to her, I couldn’t do anything right. The argument started when Dad defended me. So here I am, for the second or third time this week.

“Eden, Eden. You okay?”

Murphy shook my shoulder gently, dragging me from my thoughts. “I’m okay.”

“You sure.? Why are you crying?’

“Crying?” I touched my cheek. Dampness chilled my fingers.

He handed me a napkin. “You want to talk about it?”

I wiped my eyes and drippy nose. “No.”

“All right. You want to play a game?”

“What do you have in mind?”

A light tapping noise from the direction of the front door interrupted Murphy’s answer. I scooted closer to him and whispered, “Murph, did you hear that?”

“What?”

I clicked off the CD player.

The tapping repeated itself.

“That. Listen. Someone’s at the door.” I snuffed out the candles.

A muffled voice called, “Murph, it’s me.”

I eyed Murphy. “Whoever’s out there knows your name.”

“Yeah, I better let him in.”




Under a Purple Moon can be purchased at

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
and other places where books are sold.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



For twenty-two years Beverly Stowe McClure taught children to read and to write. Her students taught her patience. Most of the time these days, you’ll find Beverly at her computer writing stories young voices whisper in her ears. When she’s not writing, she takes long walks with her Tiger cat and snaps pictures of clouds, flowers, and wildlife. She’s affectionately known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why. To relax, she also enjoys playing the piano. Her cats don’t appreciate good music and hide when she tickles the ivories.

Beverly is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has fifteen books published for children and teens, along with short stories in three Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She also teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church.

You can learn more about Beverly and her books here:
Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads


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GIVEAWAY
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The tour dates can be found here



35 comments:

  1. Happy Wednesday Beverly! As a former Meteorology major I also take tons of photos of clouds and am a huge fan of the great outdoors. I do hope that you're enjoying the tour!

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    1. Happy Wednesday to you, Bea. A meteorology major sounds interesting. There's nothing like a nice walk in God's beautiful world. It makes for such awesome pictures. Yes, the tour is great. I'm enjoying it, even though my Internet service keeps causing trouble. That's just temporary. Have a great day.

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    2. Hi, Bea! I love taking pictures of interesting clouds but I confess I haven't had the time to do that a lot in recent years. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. The tour has been wonderful and still more to go. Good luck in the drawing. Have a lovely day.

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  3. Thank you for hosting me today. I'm having so much fun on this tour.

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    1. Hi, Beverly! My abject apologies for not greeting you when you visited. Life is just a little too busy for me lately. I hope you have had a great tour!

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    2. No need for apologies, E.L.F. I understand busy. The tour has been great. Can't believe it's almost over. I appreciate your support. Have a nice day.

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  4. I love the blurb, I'm very intrigued and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Victoria. I'm delighted you love the blurb and hope you enjoy meeting Eden and friends. You're quite welcome.

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  5. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway

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    1. You're welcome, James. Thanks for stopping by and your comment. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  6. Thank you for hosting me today. And thanks to everyone who left a comment. I appreciate your thoughts and enjoyed meeting you.

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  7. Gorgeous cover. Such an interesting story line.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I'm happy you think the story line is interesting. Appreciate your kind thoughts.

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  8. Good Afternoon! Hope your day is great and thanking you for the giveaway as well.

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    1. Good afternoon to you, James. My day's been lovely. Thank you. Best of luck in the giveaway.

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  9. Happy Friday! Enjoy your day and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, James. Friday has been happy so far. Hope your Friday is as well.

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  10. Rainy morning so far here in Michigan. Hope you have a sunny and fun weekend. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. Hi James. We had rain yesterday. We always appreciate the rain because this is dry country. Sunshine today. Thank you. Good luck with the giveaway. Have a lovely weekend.

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  11. Happy Sunday and hope it's an excellent one for you and your family. Thank you once again for your hard work you put into bringing us such amazing giveaways.

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    1. Happy Sunday to you, too, although it's almost over. Attended church, a good way to start the day. Giveaways are fun, I agree. Have a good week.

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  12. Hope your Monday is great and thanks for the opportunity at winning this giveaway

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    1. Today has been busy, for sure. Hope you've had a good one. Good luck with the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Have a great Tuesday and thank you for the opportunity to win

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    1. Hi again, James. Today has been busy. Hope you had a good one too. It won't be long until we know the winner. :)

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    2. Hi, JR! Thank you for visiting so often, good luck!

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  14. I appreciate the opportunity you have given us to win. Thank you for everything!

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    1. Good luck. You must have a lot of entries, which gives you a better chance of winning. Thanks for stopping by again.

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  15. Happy Friday! Hope it's a good one for you and thank you for the opportunity at winning this giveaway

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