Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Blurb Blitz w/Giveaway: The Details of My Reality by Katie L. Oslin


The Details of My Reality
by Katie L. Oslin
GENRE: Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

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Katie L. Oslin will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a
randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Please visit GoddessFish.com to follow the tour, remember the more you
comment better your chances on winning.

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BLURB:

My Purpose for writing this novel is to bring generations of women together.  My goal is to build a sense of camaraderie that resonates with women of all ages.  For the older generations this novel acts as a time capsule.  The novel is filled with so many emotions that the reader will laugh, cry, and feel as though the characters have come to life.  As for the younger generations, they are able to learn some of life’s lessons and know that other women have gone through similar circumstances that they may be experiencing.

Buy Link
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Excerpt:

He hugged me tightly for so long I wondered if he’d ever let me go. Our cigarettes developed the longest ashes I ever saw. As mine finally fell to the ground, I was reminded of how quickly I fell for Johnny and how our relationship had been burning for the last three years. Eventually, we, too, like that ash, would fall. We would end up a memory of something that burned so deeply into our souls and it too would eventually turn to ash.

Such thoughts swirled through my mind, as I drove without a destination. Eventually, I found myself at the park where Johnny and I went that fateful night when he showed me the secret overlook and took my virginity and my innocence. I decided to park the car, then I grabbed my emergency blanket, flashlight, and cigarettes and walked toward the precipice where it all began. 

A tear fell down my cold wet cheek. I sighed and gave him my heartbreaking answer. “Honestly?” I held back my tears as best I could. “I want you to leave me alone, Johnny. I want you to love me enough to let me go. I want you to help me finally get over you by staying the hell away from me. I want you to stay out of my life and let me be. Please, Johnny, I’m begging you.

I want to be happy. I deserve that, and you of all people know it. Since I can’t have it with you,” I said, crying a little harder, then I deserve to have it with someone else. So, please, Johnny, if you love me like you say you do, you’ll let me go.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Katie L. Oslin is a Midwesterner who started writing diaries, poetry and many short stories at a very young age. As a newly published author THE DETIALS OF MY REALITY is her first novel. 
She is also a wife, mother and bachelor’s prepared registered nurse. Living on the coast of North Carolina, she frequents the beach and finds inspiration in the sound of the waves and the solitude of her surroundings.
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37 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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    1. The first except is from a moment where the two main characters learn that love might not be enough. The second two are from a heated pool scene in which I cried while writing it. The altercation is so intense and heart wrenching that the pain surfaces like a pop-up book.

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  2. THANK YOU for hosting today!! Much appreciated.

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  3. My teenage granddaughter would love to read this!

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    1. I am certain she would enjoy it and hopefully learn something about the struggles and sacrifices we must endure as women. #TheDetailsofMyReality speaks to generations of women on many levels. It teaches us that love isn't easy, life isn't fair and our choices ultimately decide our fate.

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  4. I enjoyed reading about your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! You know, an excerpt can speak volumes and I believe this particular one does. It touches on how both pain and passion can coexist.

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  5. Enjoyed the excerpt today. I noticed that you are a Midwesterner transplanted to NC. How do you like it there? I lived there for over 14 years before returning to MI, the state of my birth. I loved it. The people and the weather are great!

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    1. I love living in North Carolina. Particularly because I'm only 7 miles from the beach but also just a short drive to the mountains. I feel like N.C. has it all!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the great post, I enjoyed reading it!

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    1. ANYTIME! It's what I love to do; write what people can both enjoy and relate to.

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  7. Thank you again for hosting ladies!!! I love that you all love romance as much as me! Would love to hang on the porch with ya, chat and talk #TheDetailsofMyReality!!

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  8. Do you prefer e-books or print books?

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  9. Thanks for sharing this giveaway and good luck on your book.

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  10. Hi Becky! I prefer print. There is something about the smell and feel of the pages that adds to the experience for me. I have been inspired by female authors mostly: J.K. Rowling, E.L. James, Jodi Piccoult. And typically I write in silence. It helps me to sort through my ideas better. But every now and then, I do take a dance break! Haha! Thanks for the great questions and good luck winning the gift card!! I hope you'll read #TheDetailsofMyReality and be forever touched by its words.

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    1. Would love to read The Details of My Reality. Just added it to my TBR list.

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    2. AWESOME!! I LOVE to hear that! Please be sure to follow me on social media and leery me know what you think.

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    1. A few. P.M. Terrell, Susie Newman, J.L. Candied, Richale R. Reed, LeJuane El'Ja Bowens, Jerry L. Bradley.. mostly Indies and extremely talented!

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    1. Gosh. I would have to say romance all the way. At the end of the day I'm an outward skeptic with inward hopefulness, always.

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    1. Yoga and mediation. My life was changed drastically for the better when I found these two friends!

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  14. What was your favorite childhood book?

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  15. What books have most influenced your life?

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  16. If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be?

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  17. What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?

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  18. Are you a morning, afternoon or night writer?

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  19. What inspired you to write this book?

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  20. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

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