Sunday, January 29, 2017

EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Sunday Spotlight w/Giveaway: Making It Through by Erin Cristofoli

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Sunday Spotlight!

Today we are spotlighting Erin Cristofoli's
Making It Through!

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Erin Cristofoli's
Making It Through!

“I will always be there for you, Mady, always.”

One month later, I was slammed with the realization that some things you just can’t count on being true.

College sophomore, Madelyne Stewart, has it all—a wonderful home, a close-knit family, and great friends. But when tragedy strikes, it flips her world upside down. She struggles to deal with the chaos of her crumbling life.

On the brink of failing her classes, Mady reluctantly agrees to study with a tutor. Max Granger drifts into her life like a breath of fresh air. Not only is he intelligent and an excellent tutor, he’s funny, laid-back, and has the amazing ability to soothe her troubled soul. His striking looks top off a complete package any woman—Mady included—would want. Except, she isn’t looking to add anything else to her broken plate.

Can Mady find a way to make it though her pain and see what is in front of her? Will she take chance on Max? Or will the pieces of her heart be too broken to mend?

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Q & A with Erin Cristofoli about Making It Through!

Tell us about Making It Through
Making It Through is the story of loss, pain, love and trying to find a way to make it through it all.

What initially inspired you to write Making It Through
Personal tragedy. I wasn’t sure if I would ever finish, but as I concluded the story I hoped to reach out and touch people’s hearts through Mady’s emotions.

Tell us little about the characters Making It Through.
When you meet Mady, you meet a shell of a girl - someone who lost all of the passions she had once had. Life has changed and she is struggling. But in comes Max. He is a sexy football player who becomes her tutor. He is fun-loving and they quickly become friends.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?
Tapping into the emotional pain that Mady would have felt.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
I’m not honestly sure that I have a favorite party. I loved writing the progression of the story.

What are your future project(s)?
This is a standalone. But I made my debut novel into a series, so i’m working on that, as well as a few other things.

Now an exciting excerpt from Making It Through!

When I next looked at my phone, two hours had passed. I put my pen down and stretched, arching my back and reaching my arms back over the chair. I looked over and noticed Max was watching me intently.
“What?” I asked, embarrassed.
He cleared his throat. “Nothing, sorry.”
I took a quick drink of my water bottle, and again, I caught Max watching me. “Why do you keep looking at me? Do you want some water or something?” I asked, holding the bottle towards him.
He licked his lips, and my eyes zoned in to his. Wow, they really were something—sensual and just a shade darker than his toffee skin. He was quite the sight. I shook my head as he grabbed the bottle from me and took a swig.

Author Bio

Erin was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, where she resides with her husband and two kids. She is a stay-at-home mom and has long dreamed of having a published book of her own. Making It Through is second romance novel. Her first novel, Starting Over, was published in August 2015. When she isn’t writing, Erin​ has a love of most forms of art, especially painting, photography, and crocheting.

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  1. My Dad 4 years ago and my best friend almost 7 years ago!

  2. Yes, I have lost friends and family members. Most recently, my cat, Adrina just passed away last month. Even though she was a cat, this has hurt me even more than I ever could have imagined. Haven't made it through it yet and don't really see that happening anytime soon. I miss her sooooo much!!! It's so hard being at home, all around her items, and having here not be here. She was still a baby, only 8-years-old, she should have lived much longer. I understand cats die, but these days they live until 12, 16, 20+. She should have still had another 4-8+ years. I'm glad she's not in pain anymore, and she went in her sleep, which they said was peaceful. Still I wasn't ready for her to go.