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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Excerpt and Giveaway David's Song by A.R. Talley


Taken from the book cover: Annie only ever really loved two men in her life. One broke her heart, the other married her. Four children and fifteen years later, Annie’s marriage is in jeopardy. Money is tight and her husband questions the very foundation of their relationship. When Annie is unexpectedly given the opportunity to see the young man who broke her heart — a man who is now a megastar in the music industry — Annie is faced with choices. Choices that will determine what is of more value — a second chance at lost love and unfulfilled dreams or commitment, trust, and love built on years of experience. A psychologically subtle, yet compelling tale about how the instinct and need for love overcomes self-doubt and personal inadequacy.

Excerpt: (hard to choose just one, but the rules are rules)
“Jeremy, what do you want from me?” I asked, lifting my eyes to his.
He shrugged. “I guess I want to know if this guy is one of those fantasies you told me about. I want to know if you know him well enough to have such strong feelings for him.”
“I don’t know how to answer that.” I felt cornered. If I said he was a fantasy, then my behavior would look foolish, but if I said I knew him well, then I would also have to admit that I knew he had no feelings for me. And I just didn’t want to go there.
“It’s pretty simple, Annie. Do you know him, I mean, really know him? Does he really know you? Does he like you?”
I looked at Jeremy. Why was he being so insistent?
“Jeremy, please don’t make me do this,” I said quietly, looking down.
He became very tender. “Make you do what, Annie?”
“What does it matter if he’s real or not? If I know him or not?”
“Because I don’t want to see you hurt.” He was genuinely concerned. I could see it in his expression.
“Well, thank you for your concern, but when you look at the situation, I think it’s inevitable,” I said, tears stinging in my eyes. I looked away to hide them.
“It doesn’t have to be.”
“And what am I supposed to do, Jeremy? You don’t know what it’s like to be falling for someone and they hardly know you exist.”
He leaned back in his chair shaking his head in disbelief. “Annie, you’d be surprised,” he muttered under his breath.
Praise from reviews on Goodreads.com 
davids tour

 "Not just your typical romance novel" - Tracy Williams

 "David's Song is great read that leaves you thinking about the story and pondering your own relationships". - Anna Pavkov

"Sucked me in from the 1st page" - Jill Walker

"Loved this book . . . could not put it down!" - Dana Vieira

About the author:
April R Talley was born and raised in the Rubber City, Akron, Ohio in 1959. She is the youngest of six children. She attended Brigham Young University for a time, but withdrew to work fulltime for Osmond Productions in Orem, Utah as a member of The Osmond production staff. After a brief stint working in television, she returned to Akron to finish her education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Media Communications in 1981. April later worked as vice president and part owner of a dance and sportswear boutique. Married in 1982, she is the proud mother of seven children and is deeply involved in volunteer work for her church. April spends her time working on future projects, caring for home and family, and traveling. David’s Song is her debut novel and the first of a trilogy. 

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fifi said...

excited bout his book :3

Bianca said...

Îmi doresc aşa de mult să citesc cartea aceasta!E ceva diferit de lecturile mele uzuale..