Monday, June 22, 2015

Tour Kick Off: The Summer Diary by @douglaselyse #giveaway

Contemporary Romance
Date PublishedMay 7, 2015

After her best friend and her husband are killed in a private airplane crash, Keri finds some of her friend’s personal effects, one of which is a diary. When Keri reads it, she discovers her friend had been secretly in love with another man, a soldier. Keri knew nothing about the relationship, even though she and her friend were as close as sisters. 

Determined to find the secret lover, Keri sets off on a journey and discovers the key to her destiny.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes, writing is definitely a career – a full time job and a way of living.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
To put those wild images, characters and emotions that dance about in my head onto that big white blank page, and coax them into forming a coherent story.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Yes, dear Sister Mary Katherine.  She was patient, kind and a wonderful writer.  I often recall her words  “Let your writing breathe and dance.  Have compassion for your characters – even the lost ones.”

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I am currently working on a Christmas novel.  I always loved reading Christmas stories when I was a girl.  Now I enjoy writing them as well.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
All the writers I know, love to read.  It goes with the territory.  I read a variety of books, fiction and non-fiction.  I just finished P.D. James’ Cover Her Face and All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  I just started Good Harbor by Anita Diamant.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: The tragic death of her best friend and husband, lead Kim to a secret diary and a secret lover.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?  Mp3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate…always.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?  How about one with the other?  Life’s too short to have to choose.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?  I love comedy

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?  Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?  Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text?  Call… I can say so much more… faster.

#8 – Public School or Home School?  Public

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?  Chocolate in my coffee.  Can I do that?

#10 – eBook or Paperback?  I love my E-reader.

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Degree in English Literature.  She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a  speech-language pathologist.  She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed five novels: The Other Side of Summer, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town and The Christmas Diary.

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  1. Keri finds some of her friend’s personal effects, one of which is a diary,. Sounds interesting.

  2. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading!

  3. I'm really intrigued in to how her destiny is connected to her friend's love..

  4. Love the romance aspect, thanks for sharing!