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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

who you truly are…- Diary of a Rocker's Kid (D.O.R.K. Series) by Haley Despard

“What if who you’ve always been 
isn’t who you truly are…”
The answers Madison needs can only be found in Beverly Hills…



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Published: December 1st, 2015

Madison Daley’s father has concealed the truth from her for seventeen years…

Raised on a Kentucky farm, Madison is stunned when a conversational slip reveals her father Michael is a famous ’90s rock star known as the Grim Weeper. Michael left the spotlight and his mansion behind when Madison was dropped off on his doorstep by a woman in a black mask. A dark past is revealed, and the only thing Madison isn’t allowed to know is her mother’s name.

The answers Madison needs can only be found in Beverly Hills…

Though she does hope to persuade her dad to return to the stage, Madison’s real mission is to discover the identity of her mother. 

But she is slightly distracted—literally—by the boy next door. Giovanni Abate’s father is an action film star, his stepdad is a major designer, and Gio has his own claim to fame. Madison catches the handsome, young Italian actor’s eye, and their mutual attraction makes for a hotter summer than she ever could have imagined.

Madison hasn’t set foot in California since infancy, but a lot of people are certain she has…

After Madison has a makeover, people are sure they’ve seen her somewhere before, and she is extremely curious about the identity of her supposed doppelganger. As she looks into this strange situation, she’s unaware that Gio is hiding a potentially devastating secret.

Could finding the answers she seeks change Madison’s life forever?
Or will it just lead to more questions to fill the…

Diary of a Rocker’s Kid

“What if who you’ve always been 
isn’t who you truly are…”
  EXCERPT






June 2, 2015
Mission L.A. Complete

We’re here…and it’s the best feeling in the world.
As soon as I walked in those double doors, I immediately felt at home. That has never happened to me before. The farmhouse felt like home because it was all I had, but this place has Dad, Cass, and me written all over it. It’s a rocker’s mansion for sure, and Dad already told me some stories about the wild parties they used to have in here. I enjoyed hearing about how completely off the walls Cass and he were. It makes me think maybe he’ll forgive me for the shit I plan to do once I’m legal…or not so legal.
He’s loosening up a lot now that we’re in L.A. He’s even treating me like an equal in a lot of ways. I guess he’s finally realizing I’m close to becoming an adult. Also, he said he plans to go out with Cass a lot while we’re here. Score for me! The less parental supervision, the better.
I’m not sure how to feel about meeting Stephan Lowe’s family tomorrow. According to Ana, Steph’s partner is Alfonzo Abate, a major action film star. He’s easily an A-list actor, and I’ve watched and obsessed over all his movies. His teenage son Giovanni is an actor, too. He was a supporting actor on one of my favorite tween-teen shows, Jackson and Julia, until it got cancelled last year. He is constantly in the news, and girls everywhere obsess over him. My palms sweat and my throat dries up just thinking about him. I mean, this guy is swoon-worthy, and I’m about to meet him tomorrow. That has me terrified. What am I going to say to two actors I’ve worshipped for the past few years of my life? Especially one my age?
I can see it now—
“Hi, I’m Mads. You’re gorgeous. I want to marry you. I know I’m the Basket Baby, but maybe we can look past that. I’m even willing to start over on a deserted island together and forget either of us has a name. We can just sit on the beach day and night in nothing but our birthday suits and let the world fade away for the rest of our lives. Sound good? Great. I’m on my way to the courthouse to get emancipated right now.”
I’m dying laughing over here. That’s so unrealistic it’s almost not funny.
Almost.
Anyway, now that I know who I’m meeting, I’m considering letting Ana give me a full-scale makeover tomorrow. She’s been wanting to do that for years, and now we’ve finally got the perfect opportunity. Plus, it’s kind of necessary. I’m looking at the ends of my hair, and…yep, I’ve got split ends. They’re all over the place. Definitely getting a haircut, and I might color it, too, even though that’s wayyy outside my comfort zone.
Here goes nothing. Hopefully I won’t come back bald. That’s my secret fear when entering a salon.
Ttyl,
Mads



About the author:
Haley Despard was born and raised in small, yet ever-expanding Simpsonville, South Carolina. She discovered a love of writing at age fourteen and hasn't been able to turn off the motor fingers since then. Today she lives just a stone's throw over in the country side of Greer, SC with her husband, son, and Boston Terrier. Her hobbies include amateur photography, designing teaser graphics for her novels, and composing piano music.

Haley's current project is a YA Contemporary Fiction series, but she also loves writing fantasy, romance, and occasionally horror fiction. Defying standards and norms and thinking outside the box is Haley's strong suit, and she plans to write something that makes it big someday. Until then, she's content with her growing author family and a head full of ideas.

Connect with her at the links below and don't hesitate to contact her at hdespardauthor@outlook.com. Haley loves interacting with readers and other authors.


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16 comments:

Jolanda LovestoRead said...

Thank you for the chance!

Jo-Anne B. said...

I like the sound of this story. There's so much Madison doesn't know about her life or who she is let alone her mother and father. So we have an ex-rocker's kid trying to find her mother. Suspenseful with romance thrown in - sounds good.

Esther Gerdzen said...

Thank you for the chance :)

gregory said...

Thanks for a chance!

Jan Lee said...

I like the acronym for the series :) I also like stories about doppelgangers and the backgrounds of those characters. I put this on my 'to read' list!

Melissa Parkin said...

Love the book art! :)

Beppe DM said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!

The Book Blitzer said...

Terrific share! :)

Natalie said...

That is quite a secret to keep from your daughter!

Bunny Butt said...

thank you for this chance

katieoscarlet said...

I like the genre's this author writes in.

Dan Denman said...

I am intrigued by this storyline. I think that I will like the characters in this book.

Terri Irvin said...

I love to read it is my favorite hobby so I look forward to your book.

Debbie Snell said...

I love the beautiful book cover. :) ANd I chuckled at the title of Diary of a Rocker's Kid (D.O.R.K. Series) Very clever and looking forward to reading it

Danielle Merkle said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Juana said...

I liked both the book excerpt, and the book cover.