Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Outcome by Barbara Ebel

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Barbara Ebel will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Fierce weather stalks Karen Puno and her dog, Putt-Putt, as they flee their home and reach the barrier island’s bridge where both their destinies change. Karen is about to give a woman named Jennifer Barns a gift that she’s been praying for … a new liver.

As a cascading medical crisis begins, it interlocks the lives of Karen and Jennifer’s college-aged children, an anesthesiologist, a crafty surgeon, and a feisty pilot involved with the organ harvest procurement.

Will Jennifer live through the heart-stopping surgical tension in the O.R.? Will Putt-Putt find shelter from the devastating storm and circumvent the horrific events that befall him? From tragedy to triumph, Outcome is an intense, heart-wrenching, and climactic novel.


Has it been a long time since a book made you cry, or cheer, or make you regret finishing the last page?

If it has, then put OUTCOME on your reading list. It’s an emotionally-charged novel about the families, health-care team, and pilot involved with a liver transplant. Keep a box of tissues within reach. You’ll also need them for the heartbreaking yet glorious plight of the donor’s dog who goes missing in the original disaster.


This is a totally new edition of Outcome which was first published in 2011.

Read an excerpt:

For three months, Jennifer considered the black pager an extra appendage. She slept, ate, and went everywhere with it and changed the batteries once a month for peace of mind. She didn’t have the energy but, if she did, she wouldn’t take a trip away from the Kentuckiana area. If that little box beeped, she had a bag ready for the hospital with fresh pajamas, a lightweight robe, slippers, and new toiletries.

The gorgeous July day had given Jennifer, Johnny, and Amelia an excuse for an excursion and yet still be in southern Indiana. They drove along East Market like bears escaping from a winter den.

“I’m sorry I didn’t take you here when you were little,” Jennifer said when they reached their destination and squatted in exposed fossil beds. “I brought kids on a school trip here last year. I want to show you this before …”

“Hey, Mom,” Johnny said, “nothing’s going to happen to you.” He tried clearing his sinuses with a good sniffle. “You’re going to get your transplant and the results are going to be like magic.”

About the Author:
Barbara's Ebel's writing draws heavily from her experience as an anesthesiologist. As a physician, speaker, and former chemist, she sprinkles credible medicine into the background of her fiction where plots and vivid characters take center stage and her O.R. scenes shine.

She penned the Dr. Danny Tilson novels before the Annabel Tilson novels DEAD STILL and DEADLY DELUSIONS. Her Dr. Danny Tilson novels have received a multitude of accolades including but not limited to: Collateral Circulation was the National Indie Excellence Award 2015 Finalist for medical thrillers and Operation Neurosurgeon was the top finalist for best-selling medical mystery books in 2012. (Best Selling Books' blog announced on PR Buzz Press Release Wire, Chicago, IL).

You may find more information about her and her books at: http://barbaraebel/weebly.com Her twitter handle is: @barbaraebel

In addition to her adult writing, she has illustrated and penned a children's book series called Chester the Chesapeake. The books developed during her philanthropic visits with her therapy dog, Chester. The dog books continue to inspire adults and children alike. Along with her husband and four pets, 'Doctor Barbara' lives in a wildlife corridor in middle Tennessee. You may find Chester at: http://dogbooksforchildren.weebly.com

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  1. Sounds really good! I want to read it.

  2. Sounds really good! I want to read it.

  3. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  4. Good morning and thanks for hosting.
    Outcome will bring out all your emotions!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful story.

  6. Great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it - thanks for sharing!

  7. What books are you looking to reading in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  8. The author's professional background would be invaluable.


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