Monday, July 23, 2012

The Unsacred Gift by C.S. Dorsey an excerpt & Giveaway

The Unsacred Gift
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Number of Pages: 220
Publisher: Self Published 
Formats available for review: E Book
Disclaimer: I run the tour company 

Have you ever had a dream that came to life? How about losing the one you love and
not being able to save them? What about a gift that you were cursed with? Well image having all three like Sicily "Sissy" Monroe."Some might say what I have is a gift. I say, I want to return it." Sissy declares.
Sicily "Sissy" Monroe has all the qualities of a perfect young lady. She is almost where she wants to be in life. But lying deep in the pupil of her eyes hold something that she cannot get rid of which interferes with her plans. She fights everyday with no one but herself. After having her first vision at age six of her sister's (Misty) disappearance and the dreams of failing to save her, Sissy wants no part in another person's fate. For years Sissy tried hard to avoid contact with people because she feared foreseeing their death. In keeping with this, she tries to stay away from her family. Little did Sissy know she could not run from her past, or her gift. She hopes someone will put her out of her misery, but she will soon discover that her visions and dreams were just a mere image of herself.
Tour Wide Giveaway: Comment to win a signed paperback of The Unsacred Gift (US/Canada only) or an ebook in kindle format. (no epub version available for the giveaway, sorry.)
The Unsacred Gift
Excerpt # 3 From Chapter 13

He hugged me and said, “I will keep in touch.” I just nodded and let go.
I stood there and watched him get into his car and drive off, then watched his taillights fade into the darkness down the street. I felt something wet against my skin when the cool air breezed past my face, and realized I was crying. Wiping my eyes didn’t help much, as the tears were flowing like a waterfall.
I was one big mess.
I began to shake, like the temperature had dropped fifteen degrees. Pull yourself together. You knew something like this would happen! Why are you crying now? I thought about it. I was not crying because of Chris—I was crying because I knew I could never let love find me. But I didn’t want to hide from it. I wanted to reveal myself to it, but my visions held me back. So I let love pass me by like I wasn’t there.
I heard the door open. My family was laughing and talking as they walked out of the house, then hugged one another goodbye on the porch. I quickly wiped my eyes and turned around to find that my Granny was standing next to me. She looked up at me, and her eye narrowed as she frowned. I smiled, trying to play off the pain that I was feeling in my heart. It felt like a knife had sliced through it, and never been pulled out.
She grabbed my arm and said, “Love will only find you if you let it. You’re not letting love do its job. You’re trying to do its job for it. You need to be free in your mind and heart. Don’t let the gift that has been bestowed upon you ruin your life—just let it be a part of it.” She shook her head. “Life is only what you make of it. It is your perception of it that makes life the way it is. You have to come to terms with how you want to live it.” She hugged me and kissed me on the forehead.
I knew this was the last time I would see her beautiful face and her salty-colored hair, but I prepared myself for the outcome. It would break me and my family, especially my mom.

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July 24  Hanging With Bells- Excerpt
July 25 Insomnia Of Books-Review
July 26 Bookmaven Review
July 27 Bookmaven Guest post or interview
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July 29 Insomnia Of Books-Guest Post
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