Sunday, December 4, 2011

Introducing Poughkeepsie and Debra Anastasia!

A newly published author friend of mine, Debra Anastasia--all around sweet lady and wonderful writer--is in the midst of her first book tour, and she asked if she could drop by my blog to share the deets and offer a giveaway. Of course I said yes! Debra is a good soul. Did I mention she offers part of her sales to hurricane victims? Pretty awesome, huh?

Debra is giving away 2 copies of her ebook on today's blog stop, so you'll want to comment on this post for your chance to win.

Here's the awesome info on Poughkeepsie and Debra

Give a Copy of Poughkeepsie a Home:

Poughkeepsie in eBook, ePack, and Print: Omnific Publishing

Poughkeepsie in Kindle and Print Amazon Kindle Amazon Print

Poughkeepsie Book format





Watch the trailer


There are 2 eCopies of Poughkeepsie to give away on the blog today. To enter, please leave a comment and a valid email address.


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.


Mad4Hugh said...

I loved "Poughkeepsie" as a fanfic, so I really look forward to reading it in its final published form!


Anonymous said...

I never read it as a fanfic, but I do remember it having a cultish following. I'm glad to see it published. Congrats Debra!

Bev said...

I find the story intriguing and the beautiful tattoo on his wrist makes me want to read to figure out how he got it.

FreakChiq said...

Please count me in! :)
Thanks & happy holidays!


Sheherazade said...

Cool sounds interesting. And I've always liked the word Poughkeepsie. My friend went to college near there.

Count me in the lottery if its still going. I love to hear from just published authors!

InTheSubtext said...

I was lucky enough to read the original fic, and I am so looking forward to reading this version. It will be like visiting old friends.

And Mouse...oh, Mouse.

Thanks, as always, Deb, for sharing this wonderful world.


Meghan said...

Congrats to Debra on getting published, and thanks to Jen for rec'ing this out!! The book looks awesome! I can't wait to read it! I want to be entered into the contest to win an e-book, so here is my email: Thanks!!

Debra Anastasia said...

Thank for dropping by everyone! And a special thanks to Jen for hosting!