"Wow oh wow what a book! It was somewhat eerie and a lil chilling, completely endearing, emotional, Poignant and Heartwarming.
A beautiful read of friendship, dealing with grief, heartache, starting over, learning to accept and move on, learning to love, trust and respect." Dan, Goodreads
A dismal pall hangs over the Colt residence. Since the death of his wife, Brendan Colt has struggled to care for his children, Kason and Meela. Each is lost in their own deep grief, but there is more to this family than meets the eye.
After her tumultuous childhood, Mallory Riscoe has deftly avoided change. But her life is due for an upheaval when she’s fired from her sales associate position and takes on the role of nanny in the Colt household.
Mallory soon realizes she might have taken on more than she can handle when she finds more than two mischievous children haunting the grand, creaky house. If it isn’t the children’s brash uncle or schoolyard bullies, she finds herself confronted with strange sounds coming from the attic and suspicious late-night behavior from Brendan Colt himself.
It’s only when Mallory begins to feel a connection between not just herself and the children but their father too, that an unspeakable secret is uncovered. Is this new bond—and possibly Mallory's life itself—now at risk?
Same Plot, Original Stories
I’m a huge science fiction fan. Reading, watching, writing, discussing—you name it. If it’s about my favorite sci-fi, I’ll find an excuse to geek out over it. And one thing that commonly arises in conversation is: Who did it first?
Whether books, movies, or shows, you can always find common themes and sometimes nearly identical plot lines throughout. Even when you think you’re enjoying something truly original, it won’t take long for for your fellow nerd (or INTP brother) to prove just how wrong you are.
Even if you’re not a science fiction fan, I bet you can still think of more than one movie that features a loop where the day or period of time repeats itself over and over. And that’s only one fictional idea that has been done to death.
We don’t have a choice over what decade we’re born in and how many like-minded people came before us. So how do we write about a subject that’s already been written about countless times before?
I’m a true believer that we’re all distinctive individuals. Even those who share our same personality types will never have matching cookie-cutter experiences and ideas. That’s why it’s important to bring what’s familiar to you to your story. Instead of becoming obsessed with creating an “original” story, why not focus on making your story feel fresh and unique through your own perspective?
Of course there are certain tropes and clichés that writers of the past have grossly overused to the point they’ve completely ruined it for the rest of us. Those I think we’ll always have to avoid no matter how we might infuse our point of view.
As for using a major plot point that’s been done before . . . I say put it through the filter that is uniquely you and give it a go!
About the author:
Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. She resides in Wichita, Kansas.
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Thanks for hosting!
Sounds like a good emotional read.
Wow! I love what I read about your book! I cannot wait to read more!
This sounds like a great book
Thanks, Mythical Books, for hosting! I appreciate it!
Thank you, Sue! It was an emotional one for me to write. :)
Thank you so much, Amy! I really hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the kind words! :)
Thanks for checking it out, Marisela! :)
I so enjoyed reading the excerpt - well done!
Thank you for sharing this.
Wow, sounds like an intriguing read.
Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest.
Congratulations!! I know this book will be read by many, many people!
What an interesting and different book. Good work,
Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?
This sounds like a must read!
Thanks for the question, Barbara! I don't have any specific traditions, but when I finish a book I usually give a huge sigh of relief and feel this strange mix of euphoria and melancholy. I'm always tickled to be finished and sad to say goodbye to the characters.
Thanks for the kind and encouraging words, Paige!
Aww, thanks, Amy! I hope so :)
Thanks, Christy!! :)
Looks like a great book
This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.
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Where is your favorite place to write?
Do you set an alarm so you don't write for too long at a stretch?
I enjoyed the book synopsis. Thanks for the giveaway!
What advice do you have for writers?
The book description sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing it.
Ah, music and roses! The sign of romance, I am curious to learn what secret she discovers.
Slehan: I enjoy being comfortable when I write. I wish I could stay curled up in bed or on the couch with my laptop, but my neck and shoulders usually complain and keep me anchored to my desk. :)
Thanks to everyone who has checked out my book this week! I'm so grateful for the support. I'm having some technical difficulties getting my comments to show up, so if I haven't responded to you please know it isn't intentional. I'm so appreciative of each and every one of you!
Barbara: My advice for writers is usually "write what you like instead of trying to be trendy." I know it might not be popular advice, but I truly feel that our best writing goes into what we feel the most passionate about. :)
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