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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.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Rarity by D.A. Roach

Brogen Mathers can’t deal with teen drama… 
As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other people’s energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, it’s often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy. 

Description:

Brogen Mathers can’t deal with teen drama… 
As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other people’s energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, it’s often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy. 

Jay Wilken won’t let his past define him… A dead mother and an alcoholic father brought Jay to Stanton, but he doesn’t want pity. His good looks, charisma, and friendly nature quickly win over the whole student body, but he has his eye on one girl…Brogen. 

Brogen can’t believe anyone could be so genuinely nice. It has to be an act, right? But when Jay literally saves her from deadly jaws, she has to admit he’s exactly what he appears, and he’s worth risking the potential emotional upheaval. “

Drama” might as well be Becca Grant’s middle name… Another newcomer to Stanton, Becca’s blonde beauty and abundant attitude shoots her straight to the top of the popularity charts—and she believes Jay belongs right there beside her. Accustomed to getting exactly what she wants, she launches a relentless mean-girl campaign to shake up Brogen and claim Jay for her own. Everything changes with a devastating diagnosis… When Jay learns he has a rare and potentially fatal disorder, he keeps it secret and begins to push Brogen away to spare her future pain—which is exactly the sort of opening Becca is waiting for. As Jay’s well-meaning deception unravels, Brogen realizes there is much more than her heart at stake… 

But how far is she willing to go to fight for someone she loves?

EXCERPT

Things always looked different the next day. Skies seemed bluer, the grass was greener. The worries of yesterday were magically reduced to a manageable size, and brand new ideas and thoughts were born. Oddly enough, Mom’s words were like seeds planted in the night, now growing and blossoming inside me. Jay was very much alive. He was healthy, a bit fragile, but more alive than many kids my age who lived life mindlessly. If anything, this stupid disorder made him more alive. Made me more alive. I wanted to make memories with Jay— live each day to the fullest, laugh until my belly hurt, cry at sad movies with him, and watch the sunrise and the sunset whenever I could. Life was a gift, not to be taken for granted. It could be here one day and gone the next, or it could go on for a very long time.

About the author:
D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him 2 weeks after graduating. They have 3 kids together and a pet cockatiel named Gimli. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college. Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story. 

D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills, etc) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, and helping beautify her kids’ school landscape. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Sylvia Day. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing. 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw  

Author's Giveaway

Love Always, Kate (Love Always Series) by D Nichole King 
Have you seen this Girl? (Flocksdale Files book 1) by Carissa Lynch 
Next Door to a Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager 
Seeker (Book 1 Seeker series) by Amy Reece 
Rarity (signed) by D.A. Roach



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11 comments:

morwesong said...

I really like the description of this book! I like the idea of an empath - it reminds me a bit of myself. I tend to feel emotions too strongly, so it will be interesting to read about a character with an intense version of that.

Robyn Donnelly said...

Love the book cover and I bet its great to read too. Thanks and keep up great work.

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to read this, being a person diagnosed with a disease that has no cure, and treatments that only delay the inevitable. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dario Z said...

This is a new author for me, thank you for the introduction.

Crystal Easterwood said...

Woohoo! I'm excited about ALL the books in this bundle!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

thanks for the chance!

Ally Swanson said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt and learning more about this book. This book sounds like such a fun and interesting read.

Roselle Torres said...

Thank you for sharing this awesome book :)

Betty Woodrum said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt, thank you!

Esha Indianwriter said...

Nice excerpt

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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