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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Blog Tour: Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

The awesome Debra Anastasia has written another book, and I am here to tell you about it.


He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

If you would like more information about Debra and her awesome books you can find her here.
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There are 2 eCopies of Poughkeepsie to give away on the blog today. To enter, please leave a comment and a valid email address. This giveaway will end at the end of the tour. Dec. 3rd Midnight. One entry per person. There will be two winners, and the winners will be chosen by random.org.


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  2. Agreed!!! There is no WAY that this book won't be able to live up to my standards. The teasers so far have been maddening!!!!!


  3. I would love to win copy of this book. I've only heard very good things about this story.

    g (at) casa-zamora (dot) net

  4. Hell yeah, another chance to win a copy! :)
    Thanks so much!


  5. I can't wait to finally read this one!!


  6. Sounds like this story really pulls the reader in and takes you on a great journey. :)

  7. It sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  8. sounds good!! im always into checking out new authors!!! thanks for the oppurtunity to win!!


  9. I withdraw from this giveaway, since I just won a copy of this book today in another giveaway. Good luck to all other entrants! :)

  10. Wow, I love the sound of this one. So different. I can't imagine what the connections are...how they begin to form a relationship. Very cool.

    oestreich.saraj (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. I read it when it was just a ff and fell in love with it, can’t wait to read it as a original story

  12. I loved what I got to read of it as a fanfic and can't wait to read in now!!


  13. Loved this story in its first iteration as a fanfic - I'd love to win a copy! Can't wait to read it as an original story! You go Debra!


  14. thanks for putting a couple copies up for grabs! here's hoping random.org pulls my name out of the hat...