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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

he knows something she doesn’t - Lakeview series by Stacey R. Campbell

For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.

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HUSH (LAKEVIEW #1)

For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.

Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.

Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way?

When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.

From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?

WHISPER (LAKEVIEW #2)

It’s Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .

On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the halls of her father’s school, waiting for someone who can.

One hundred years later, while joining her sister’s friend Leigh to help clean out the school’s administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie’s hidden journal.

Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh’s worst nightmare, into helping them.

Once Leigh and Calum are forced work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected.

SILENCE (LAKEVIEW #2.5)

Searching for the answers about the father she never knew, Blakely Henry, now Queen of Tamura, takes her family on a cross-country adventure through the hill towns of Southern France.

SCREAM (LAKEVIEW #3)

It’s Halle Henry’s final year at Lakeview Academy, and she is determined to make it her best year yet. But when drugs are discovered in her boyfriend Alex’s backpack and he is expelled, Halle’s life spins out of control.

Refusing to believe the accusations against him, Halle vows to get to the bottom of what really happened and bring Alex back to campus so they can graduate together.

Now, all Halle has to do is save her boyfriend, solve a murder, graduate from high school, and keep from getting killed in the process.

GUEST POST
Why the Novella?
It fills a void.

I write the young adult Lakeview Novel Series and I often get comments from my readers about extra details they’d like to know about the character’s I’ve written. 

My answer to their questions is the novella.

The novella, when written in a series of novels, is a gap story and is a quick, inexpensive way to give the reader the insight they desire.

Silence is the first novella I have written. The story takes place shortly after Whisper and a couple of years before Scream. I wrote the story after fans started asking what happened to Blakely’s biological father upon reading Hush. 

You, the reader, are the reason I wrote Silence and I’ve dedicated the story to you. 

I love hearing from readers and always listen. Thank you. 

If you read my blog you can see the pictures I took that inspired the setting. 

I have one last novella I am writing titled Bliss. Bliss will wrap up the Lakeview Series after Scream is released. Bliss should be out right around Christmas. I am really excited about this last chapter. I am using the platform as a transition and I am toying with the idea of creating an adult mystery series using a few of the characters I wrote about in Hush, Whisper, Silence and Scream. 

Let’s see if you can guess who. 
Happy Reading - Stacey
About the author:
Stacey R. Campbell lives in the San Juan Islands with her husband and three daughters. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and a dyslexic writer that believes there is no such thing as a bad reader. She is the author of the young adult novelsHush, Whisper, Silence & Scream and the highly acclaimed middle grade swashbuckling Pirate book ARRGH!

When not at her desk writing she can be found hiking, sailing, or skiing. She enjoys chocolate in any shape or size, too many cups of coffee and laughing (often too loudly as her daughters say) with her friends and family.

Stacey is available for classroom visits via Skype and loves working with writers and readers of any age; especially those with learning disabilities like her own.

Learn more about Stacey R. Campbell and her up coming releases by visiting her website at:


17 comments:

Arf2-D2 said...

Whisper sounds like a good mystery.

Sayomay said...

I haven't read a good mystery in a very long time!
Mary loki

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

Amanda Sakovitz said...

thanks for the chance!

Elena said...

thank you for the giveaway!

Diana South said...

Hush seems enthralling! I'm going to pick it up soon and see if it's as good as I'm hoping and hopefully I've found a new series to love.

Juana said...

I would love to read this series. I have added the books to my book wishlist.

Jan Lee said...

I think my tween niece, soon to be teen, lol, would like to read this series :)

Misty said...

I'm anxious to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Wendy Hutton said...

sounds like a great read thanks

Jenny Dauksa Schaber said...

It sounds like I can get lost in the story. I look forward to it!

Bridgett wilbur said...

I just love the excerpt and would love to read this book. Ty

treehill30 said...

thanks for the chance

Dan Denman said...

I like the description of this book. I am interested in the characters and their stories.

Belinda M said...

thanks for the excerpts and it sounds like a great series

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

Looks like a great series!

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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