Friday, December 2, 2011

Next Stop: Poughkeepsie, with Guest Author Debra Anastasia!

I'm very excited to welcome my friend and guest author 
Debra Anastasia 
to the blog today! She's celebrating the release of her awesome novel, Poughkeepsie, with a great giveaway! Read on...


He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

Give a Copy of Poughkeepsie a Home:
There are 2 eCopies of Poughkeepsie to give away on the blog today. To enter, please leave a comment and a valid email address. Winner will be chosen by Open to international. Contest runs through 12/2 midnight EST!
Leave Debra some love, y'all, and enter to win! And be sure to watch the trailer--it's really well done! Thanks for reading,



FreakChiq said... you better throw out the number 1 or else... :D
Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!


Mad4Hugh said...

I really look forward to read Debra's Poughkeepsie in its published form...I absolutely loved it as a fanfic. Gosh I hope I win! Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said...

I've got mad love for Debra and this story and would love to win a copy!

Unknown said...

If I don't win this book, I've got it on my TBR list! Gotta have it!! =)

booklover0226 said...

Loved the book trailer, now I'm ready to read the book.

I'm adding Poughkeepsie to my wish list.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Sebrina said...

This book sounds absolutely beautiful. The trailer was awesome and I can't wait to read it. It's on my TBR list; if I don't win it here, I'll be purchasing it soon. Thank you Laura for having Debra here today!! :)

Debra Anastasia said...

Thanks Laura! The post is lovely. Hey guys, thanks for dropping by and good luck.

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks everyone for commenting! Great to have you here, Debra!

*yadkny* said...

WOW! This book has such an intriguing storyline... really makes you think:) Thanks for the great giveaway!

Erin said...

Ok ladies.. thanks for making me all teary eyed this morning.... Sounds like a truly emotional book! Still tearing up... Geez... What this time of year does to you!!!
Thanks again for sharing... Off to find a tissue!

Jennifer Lane said...

Squee! Can't wait to read this. (Not entering 'cause I already own this puppy, just here to show my support!)

philly2000 said...

loved the video
love to read the book

GraceDZ said...

I can't wait to read this story! Not entering the giveaway, since I already have a copy. I'm going to start reading this today, now that I just finished Crushed Seraphim like half an hour ago. :) Just wanted to stop in to support Debra. Plus it's always fun to visit Laura's blog. Good luck to everyone who enters!

Rachel Triska said...

This sounds like an AMAZING book!!! I can't wait to read it. =-D

Anne R said...

This sounds like an awesome story. Can't wait to read it!

areeths at new dot rr dot com

Laura Kaye said...

Woot! Thanks for so much comment love for Debra! Good luck everyone!

Laura Kaye said...

And the winners of the two ebooks are:

1) Sebrina_Cassity(at)yahoo(dot)com

2) Erin

CONGRATULATIONS, ladies! Debra will be in touch!

And thanks everyone for commenting!

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