Monday, January 5, 2015

Yesterday People by Terri Ponce - Excerpt and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Read an exclusive excerpt from Yesterday People and you might win a $50 Amazon or B/N GC. Enter the rafflecopter below and click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

David Bellotti’s only focus is to find his abducted twelve-year old daughter. When he sees her on a news segment with her captor, a renowned archaeologist who’s made a major discovery, David sets out to bring her back home. But the search leads him to a secret message that could alter man’s history forever.

A message David and his daughter inscribed twelve-thousand years ago.

A message that will prove dangerous in the wrong hands.

Protecting this powerful information seems simple until David realizes some people will use his daughter against him to get it, at whatever the cost. Now David must make a choice. Protect mankind from a secret past that must remain hidden, or save his little girl.
Enjoy the exclusive excerpt:

Life doesn’t give do-overs. There are no rewind buttons, no second chances, and no extra seconds on the clock. Seconds that could make a difference either way. It’s unfair, and by the time you realize life’s playing hardball and knocking out your teeth, it’s often too late. There are no previews either. No sneak peeks to warn you that things are about to shift out of your control, and not for the better.

Imagine how different life could be if only you could see it coming.

I arrived at the Soft Zephyr Charity Gala at the Blue Insignia Hotel in London with one goal in mind. Well, two actually. One, to mingle with investors who pumped money into Professional Recruitment and Operations, a global military corporation known as PROs that I worked for. And two, to forget about the woman I’d recently broken up with. No rewind buttons on that one. That was a lifetime friendship turned passionate affair that ended up one giant, painful mess.

I wove through the crowd in a ballroom filled with crystal chandeliers the size of small cars, men in tuxedos, and women in gowns and jewelry that could fund Third World countries. I hated the pretense but this was, once again, life. Sometimes you just had to suck it up because it was in the job description.

It took a few minutes to find the bar and I scanned the ballroom, looking for familiar faces. But the place was packed and I wasn’t much up for socializing anyway. Broken hearts had a way of doing that to you.

“Would you like something to drink, sir?”

I looked at the bartender, amused by the word ‘sir’. He was older than me, probably by twenty years, and I’d just turned twenty-seven in June. For a moment I considered a beer but this was a swank event and I didn’t want to look like a second-rate tourist. I asked for an Amarone instead.

While he poured I felt the warm brush of someone moving in beside me. I turned and made eye contact with blue eyes that sparked with mischief, blonde hair that reminded me of a lion’s mane, and a mouth that made a man’s imagination go into overdrive. The rest of her was pretty damned good, too.

“Hi,” she said.

“Hi,” I said back.


About the Author:
Terri looks for any opportunity to make stuff up. She thinks anything that can’t so easily be explained is worth an extra look and often makes a great story. She loves red wine, scotch, sunrises, Ancient Egypt, the beach—and a host of other stuff that would take too much real estate to talk about. The youngest of five children, Terri lives with her husband and son on Long Island. And, in her next life, if she hasn’t moved on to somewhere else, she wants to be an astronomer. Terri’s fascinated with the night skies almost as much as she’s fascinated with ancient Egypt.

Terri is a member of member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, and you can read about her at TerriPonce.com. If you love social media, you can also find Terri on Facebook and on Twitter. Come visit. She’d love to hear from you!

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27 comments:

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    1. Hi, Curtis. Thanks for your feedback...and I appreciate your saying hello today!

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  2. Thanks for having me here today! Looking forward to meeting some new readers and enjoying our time together. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. Happy you stopped by to visit and to read today!

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  4. Love the excerpt and the blurb. I want to know what is in that message!

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    1. Ahhhh...the mystery of the day: what's in the message. :) Thanks for stopping by, Lola. Big smiles all around.

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  5. This sounds like an absolutely wonderful story, I loved the excerpt.

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    1. Thanks, MomJane. :) More to come over the next few weeks!

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  6. I've read fifty percent of this novel, and it's wonderful! Without spoiling the plot, I left off last night at a plot twist involving David's daughter and... guess what I'll be doing for the next few hours, even though I have work to do? Reading Yesterday People, of course. I've loved this entire series. Thanks to Terri for such suspenseful and original reads.

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    1. WOW! Thanks for the feedback, Deborah, and the support! So happy I've nailed this one -- so far. :)

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    1. Thanks, Cali. I'm hoping I've given some good teases throughout the blog tour. Appreciate your stopping by!

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  8. I like the book excerpt, Thank you!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that, Claudia. I really hope Yesterday People delivers...it was a challenge to write but in the end a joy to finally publish.

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt, the story sounds very intriguing.

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    1. So wonderful of you to drop by, Rita. And I'm happy that you think Yesterday People sounds intriguing...that's my goal!

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  10. Well done, Terri! Thank you for the opportunity for a give-away!

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    1. Hi, Carole. Wishing you the best of luck in the giveaway and thanks SO much for stopping by!

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  11. What a fascinating book! Loved the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much and happy to share a piece of my latest work with everyone here today. :)

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  12. I liked the excerpt best. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. I will definitely be adding this book to my "to-read" list.

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  13. I liked the excerpt!

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