Wednesday, 20 May 2015

BLOG TOUR - Alice's Portrait by Juliette Harper ***GIVEAWAY***

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Welcome to the tour for Alice's Portrait by Juliette Harper! 
This is a sci-fantasy novel that is adult but clean and appropriate for young adult readers.

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Alice's Portrait by Juliette Harper

A year after Kate, Jenny, and Mandy Lockwood inherit The Rocking L, the sisters try to concentrate on their collective and individual futures. In the previous book in The Lockwood Legacy series, Baxter’s Draw, the women made startling discoveries about their father’s secrets, but are mistaken in their belief that everything has now come to light. In Alice’s Portrait, the ghosts of Langston Lockwood’s past once again confront his daughters, forcing them to re-evaluate their understanding of their father and of what it means to be a Lockwood.

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EXCERPT

“Josh, I feel like we’re asking an awful lot of you,” she said suddenly, keeping her eyes on the horizon in front of her. “You kinda gave up your life to move on this place. You came over here to be with Jenny, not to work with me. There’s no obligation for you to do all this. You ever want out, just say so.”

“From where I’m sitting,” Josh said easily, “kinda seems like I found my life on this place. Just icing on the cake I get to run a dozer, too.”

Kate laughed, quietly blessing the man for his seamless tact. They rode on in silence, all the tension of the moment gone. When Josh first suggested she start coming with him every day, Kate feared she’d be pressed into endless conversation. She was used to spending her days alone and Josh liked to talk. But to her surprise, Josh also knew how to be with someone in companionable silence and how to help Kate explore her new limitations without making her feel limited. That was no mean trick.

Langston would have said the pair of them would have made good saddle tramps. By instinct, Josh and Kate knew how to communicate with one another in short exchanges throughout the day. Over several months they came to know each other well. Josh had a good sense of what Kate could handle physically and she realized he quietly pushed her to do more, helping her build a new skill set and strengthening her good arm — all without saying a word.

He also knew that watching him do things like repair a fence grated on her nerves, but he didn’t try to make the reality of her situation better with empty platitudes. Josh Baxter was rapidly becoming one of Kate’s closest friends, and the fact that he loved her sister only made her think more of him.

After several minutes, he asked, “Did you spend days like this with Langston when you were growing up?”

“Where’d that come from?” she asked.


“Old Langston might be dead,” Josh observed, “but I swear to God he’s haunting this place. Or at least haunting you all. I’m trying to understand the man.”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Compendium

Juliette Harper is the pen name used by the writing team of Patricia Pauletti and Rana K. Williamson. Like the characters of their debut series, The Lockwood Legacy, Juliette is a merging of their creative energies. Pauletti, an Easterner of Italian descent, is an accomplished musician with an eye for art and design. Williamson, a Texan from a long line of hardheaded Scots, knows the world of the Lockwoods like the back of her hand.“We decided to write under a pen name because neither one of us by ourselves could have created Kate, Jenny, Mandy, and their world,” says Pauletti. “Juliette is a little bit of us both. We want to be her when we grow up.”

“Patti teases me that I just don’t want to own up to writing a book with romance in it,” Williamson adds, “but that’s not true. I like the Lockwood women and the way they tackle everything life throws at them. And before we’re done, they’ll be ducking a lot. I imagine coming into the office every day and saying, ‘Okay Juliette, what’s going to happen now?’ She tells us, and we get it down on paper.”

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GIVEAWAY
 
The author will be giving away $100 Amazon Gift Card (INT) to the winner of the below Rafflecopter.  The giveaway ends May 20th.


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