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Monday, February 10, 2014

Guest Post and Giveaway Run to You Series by Clara Kensie

Part One in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…
Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can’t even tell him her real name. But Tristan won’t be put off by a few secrets. Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss…

Part Two in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…
Tessa Carson has unlocked her heart and her secrets to Tristan Walker—but Tristan has secrets of his own, and his might just mean the end of Tessa’s family. Unaware, Tessa embraces falling in love and being herself for the first time since she was attacked when she was only eight years old. But secrets can’t be run from forever, and sometimes love is too good to be true…

Part Three in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…
Betrayed, heartbroken, and determined to save her family, Tessa Carson refuses to give in to Tristan Walker’s pleas for forgiveness. But her own awakening psychic gift won’t let her rest until she uncovers the truth about her family and her past. And Tristan is the only one who can help her sift through the secrets to find the truth hidden in all the lies…

I Loved That Book! (And I Still Do)

Growing up, I loved these books (and I still do):

  • ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery - I love this book so much that I named my daughter after Anne.
  • A LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett - Oh, how my heart broke for poor Sara Crewe when her father died and she had to move into the attic and become a servant.
  • TRIXIE BELDEN - this spunky girl detective inspired my love of mysteries.
  • THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster – one of the few books on this list with a male protagonist. I love the whimsy and wordplay.
  • THE GIRL WITH THE SILVER EYES by Willo Davis Roberts- I was fascinated with Katie’s psychic powers.
  • DAISY FAY AND THE MIRACLE MAN BY FANNIE FLAGG - This is probably the book I’ve re-read the most. I read it about once a year. It makes me laugh out loud every time.
  • Every book by Stephen King. My favorites were CARRIE, FIRESTARTER, IT, and THE STAND. I started reading Stephen King when I was way too young. I don’t regret it one bit.
  • THE GIRL WHO OWNED A CITY by O.T. Nelson - My first dystopian. I didn’t even know the word “dystopian” until years later. The concept of a disease wiping out all the adults, and kids forced fend for themselves blew me away. The story took place in Glen Ellyn, IL, a town about an hour from where I grew up. At college, when a girl in the dorm room next to mine said she was from Glen Ellyn, I felt like I was meeting a celebrity.
Whether it’s because of the young heroine, the mystery, the thrills, the romance, the darkness, the psychic powers, the sleuthing, the twists, or the adventure, every book on this list had an influence on what I like to read and write today.

Which of these elements are in RUN TO YOU? Lots of them: A young heroine, thrills, twists, darkness, psychic powers, and romance. Lots and lots of romance. And here’s a bit of trivia for you: A Little Princess was originally a serialized novel, just like RUN TO YOU is today!

About the author:
Clara Kensie grew up near Chicago, reading every book she could find and using her diary to write stories about a girl with psychic powers who solved mysteries.

She purposely did not hide her diary, hoping someone would read it and assume she was writing about herself. Since then, she’s swapped her diary for a computer and admits her characters are fictional, but otherwise she hasn’t changed one bit.

Author's Giveaway
Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 18 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.

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Clara Kensie said...

Thanks for having me on your fantastic blog, GZM and CCAM! You're the best!!!

Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!

NWHSLMIC said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I can't wait to share with my students and would love to share these books with them!

Joseph Hawkshaw said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway you rock.

melissa cushing said...

These books sound fabulous and hve the reviews to match! I would LOVE to win so that I can read and review and post everywhere!!! Thanks for the post, intorducing me to these books (always need new ones :) and the giveaway!!!