Monday, September 12, 2016

Under a Purple Moon by Beverly Stowe McClure


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Beverly Stowe McClure will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Eden Rose has learned to deal with her mother's criticism that she can do nothing right. What she can't deal with are the arguments between her parents. To escape their angry words, she finds refuge in an old abandoned house. She always returns home, hoping her mother will love her one day, even though Eden's not sure what the word love means.
Read an excerpt:

A gust of wind blew open the back door. Leaves and trash swirled and danced across the floor. I dashed to close it and there, in the faint glow of the rising sun, my mother sat in the swing. “Nora!” I rushed outside and over to her.

She peered at me, her head tilted to one side.

“You okay?”

Instead of answering, she slid off the swing, pushed past me and strode into the house, slamming the door behind her.

I’d been ignored before, but this time, when the door separated us, an actual pain crawled through me. Nora had just walked out of my life. I’d never see her again. I knew it as well as I knew my name. That’s what the vision meant.

“No! Mother! You can’t.” I flew across the yard and pushed against the door: locked. I beat my fists on the rough wood. “Nora, open up. Mom, don’t leave me.”

I pounded on the door until my hands stung. I raced around the corner of the house, hoping to catch her before she got away, and crashed into Toby.

He gripped my shoulders to steady me. “What’s wrong?”

“She, Nora.” The words stuck in my throat.

“Take a deep breath.”

I struggled to pry his hands off me. “Nora locked me out. She’s leaving like my dad.” I broke free and ran.

About the Author:
For twenty-two years Beverly Stowe McClure taught children to read and to write. Her students taught her patience. Most of the time these days, you’ll find Beverly at her computer writing stories young voices whisper in her ears. When she’s not writing, she takes long walks with her Tiger cat and snaps pictures of clouds, flowers, and wildlife. She’s affectionately known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why. To relax, she also enjoys playing the piano. Her cats don’t appreciate good music and hide when she tickles the ivories.

Beverly is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has fifteen books published for children and teens, along with short stories in three Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She also teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church.

You can learn more about Beverly and her books here:

http://beverlystowemcclure.wordpress.com
http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com
http://facebook.com/beverlysmcclure
http://twitter.com/beverlymcclure
http://goodreads.com/author/show/11462.Beverly_Stowe_McClure

Under a Purple Moon can be purchased at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Under-Purple-Beverly-Stowe-McClure-ebook/dp/B019H83T1M/ref=sr_1_5_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469474674&sr=1-5&keywords=beverly+stowe+mcclure#nav-subnav
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/under-a-purple-moon-beverly-stowe-mcclure/1123058151?ean=2940152495034
And other places where books are sold.

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16 comments:

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    1. Thank you for setting up a great tour for my book.

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  2. Thank you for hosting me today. I would have been here sooner. Glad I finally made a connection. Have a nice day.

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    1. I'm still having Internet problems, the reason I'm late. Couldn't get a connection. Hopefully, the problem is taken care of.

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  3. Thank you for the excerpt and Giveaway! Best of luck to you with the remainder of the tour!

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  4. Beautiful cover and it sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Since I've already read and reviewed Beverly's book, I'll let others enter to win. They will be glad they did.

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  6. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I'm happy you think it's powerful.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Cali. Good luck on the giveaway. Have a nice week.

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