Monday, January 25, 2016

Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis - Excerpt and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Deborah will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

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.

Enjoy an excerpt:

He groaned aloud as he gingerly surveyed his battered body for damage.

Despite some newly acquired grit, his teeth were intact.

Head still moved although it pounded.

Toes wiggled.

Ribs ached.

Arms and shoulders worked but were sore.

Yup, Pete, tree climbing was a seriously stupid idea. At the time, of course, the idea hadn’t seemed stupid. How difficult could it be for a lost computer geek to clamber up a low-limbed tree like a little kid, get his bearings, and jump down?

Later, he could scold himself for too many hours behind a computer and not enough hours at the tennis table, but right now, he needed to spit. And wipe this crap off his face so he could open his eyes. He brushed his palms off and slowly propped himself on an elbow.

Everything hurt, but it all seemed to be working. That was a relief. He had no backup plan for being alone in the woods with an injury. He spat out what he hoped was only dirt and ran his tongue over the remaining grit while he wiped around his eyes.

Gross.

Good thing Chris and Jimmy weren’t there. If they had witnessed his impromptu tree dive, he would never have heard the end of it. He rolled over to spit again.

Holy— The sudden pain blazing down the back of his leg took his breath away. Alarm shot through him proportional to its intensity.


About the Author:
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 at http://deborahanndavis.com/merry-meddling.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeborahAnnDavis
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/DeborahAnndDavis
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9220018.Deborah_Ann_Davis

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26 comments:

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

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    1. from the author:

      So am I, Nikolina! The best part about being an author is getting to interact with readers.

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  2. What is your favorite genre to read?

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    1. from the author:

      Good morning, Mai T.
      My favorite genre today is romantic sci fi that has unexpected twists. I got my introduction to that from Isaac Asimov.

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  3. from the author: Thank you very much for hosting in this tour today!

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  4. This books sounds really good, I loved the excerpt!

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    1. from the author:

      Hi Thais Pampado,
      Thank you for your kind words. You can read an entire chapter at http://DeborahAnnDavis.com/books

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    1. From the author: Thanks, Rita. It has a bit of humor in it, too.

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  6. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, well, actually the entire post was terrific, thank you!

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    1. From the author:

      You're welcome, Betty. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

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  7. I have really enjoyed this tour. This book sounds absolutely fascinating.

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    1. From the author:

      Thank you. I think it's fascinating, but some would say I'm biased lol.

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  8. I'm always curious how an author knew they wanted to be an author?

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    1. From the author:

      Thanks for the question, Heidi. Being an author kind of came out of nowhere for me. I took a nonfiction writing course to make sure I could handle writing the content on our family business website. The instructor told me I should try to get published. Soooo, I went back to my day job (teaching high school science) and forgot about it. But when I got hit by Lyme disease a few years ago, and spent half a year on the couch, I began to write to keep myself entertained. Now I'm totally hooked.

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    2. Awesome thanks for sharing that! Love to hear the history!

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  9. Really great excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. From the author:

      Thanks, Victoria, and you're welcome!

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  10. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. From the author: Thanks for leaving a comment. Good luck!

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    1. From the author:

      Thanks, Mary. They say "write what you know." When I was a kid, I wiped out while body surfing in Rhode Island. The wave dragged me along the sand for a bit before I could stand. The very first thing I checked was my teeth. I remember spitting out the sand and hoping it was all sand.

      The second thing I checked was to see if my white bikini had blood on it. I didn't check my surroundings, which is why I got hit by the next wave and had to be fished out of the water.

      No worries though. The bathing suit was pristine.

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  12. wow I really enjoyed the sxcerpt :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. From the author:

      You're welcome, Roselle. As you can see from the other post, it's based on personal experience (although I'm proud to say, I've never fallen out of a tree!)

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  13. I have enjoyed every excerpt that I have read! Thank you so much for make this a wonderful book tour. Many tours just post the same excerpt over and over and over but yours are unique and I really appreciate it. I follow the tours because I always have hope that I will be able to read more about each book to help me with my decision to buy it.

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