Monday, May 22, 2017

Suburban Dangers from Megan Whitson Lee!

Hi, friends! Help me welcome Megan Whitson Lee to the blog!

Kick back with a cuppa and enjoy while I shine the blog-light on her new release, 

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Megan Whitson Lee
Megan Whitson Lee is a wife, a mom of two greyhounds, an editor for Pelican Book Group, and a high school English teacher. Her novel, Captives, won the 2016 Director's Choice Award and was a finalist for a Selah Award in the women's contemporary fiction category at Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.

Megan writes inspirational women's contemporary and historical fiction featuring characters standing at the crossroads of major life decisions, crises of faith, and moral dilemmas. Her novels depict real-life problems, address universal spiritual and moral struggles, and offer messages of hope, recovery, and redemption through God’s saving grace.

You can connect with Megan at the following hot-spots:

Twitter: @MeganWhitsonLee
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meganwlee1/

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Excerpt

At home that night while Kaki checked her social media sites, she was surprised to see that Sydney had followed her. @HotSydGirl was Sydney’s handle, but Kaki immediately recognized Sydney’s picture—a close-up shot of her posing for the camera with puckered lips. Later, Sydney’s picture and name popped up on another one of Kaki’s accounts. Sydney Diaz has just followed you.
Kaki was excited. She’d figured Sydney would think she was a total loser after their conversation on the track. “Maybe I’m just one of the only people she knows at school,” she said out loud as she clicked to confirm. She scanned Sydney’s page for her statuses, pictures, and people she knew. Sydney had over 2,000 followers on one account and over a thousand on her other accounts. 
Inferiority crept over Kaki. She only had around 160 followers, and most of those were family members, distant cousins, and a few friends. Her other social networking accounts were just as pathetic, and she wondered how it felt to be someone like Sydney Diaz—obviously popular, especially with the guys. Most of the posts to her page were messages from them:
hey syd. where u been girl?
heard you moved schools. Ill still c u this weekend rite?
got some peeps for u to meet.
There were a lot of posted selfies from guys and a few girls dressed up in short-short skirts, high-high heels, and tight-tight tops. Sydney definitely moved in different social circles.
Pictures on Kaki’s page were of friends making faces in the camera, a few family photos, and a lot of shared dorky sayings: Only you can make it happen and Just because someone doesn’t like you doesn’t mean you’re not likeable. Kaki felt too intimated to even send Sydney a private message. And she resolved not to be clingy at school either.

The quickest way to drive a cool girl away from you was to be too needy.

Blurb

Sixteen-year-old Kaki Jones lives a normal life in suburbia. She makes good grades, runs on the cross-country team, and helps care for her younger brothers and sisters. Her younger brother, Brandon is the troubled child. He parties, fights at school, keeps photos of girls on his cell phone, and runs into trouble with the police.
But Kaki harbors a secret. After meeting cool girl Sydney Diaz, Kaki’s life is forever changed.  Now, she’s a sophomore by day and a commodity sold at the hands of gang members by night. Living a double life and controlled by threats of violence against her family, Kaki sees no chance of escape.

When parents look the other way and strangers offer more affection than a father, God’s deliverance is the only answer.

E-book available May 12. In print June 1.

Purchase Links (e-book available now, print edition available June 1st):


Giveaway!!

This generous lady has offered a giveaway in conjunction with her visit to the blog! Comment below and you'll be entered to win an e-copy of Suburban Dangers! Winner announced here at the blog on Friday, May 26th! Good luck, and get busy with that comment love, friends!!

9 comments:

  1. This was a difficult to read at first but beautiful when I continued reading.

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    1. I have to be perfectly honest and say I haven't read the book yet, but I've purchased it, and, when I did, I scanned a few of the reviews. Most folks are in complete agreement with you, Linda - a difficult but great read! I'm looking forward to it!

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    1. My pleasure completely, Megan! Congrats on the release!!! <3

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  3. Came over from Megan's blog. Looking forward to reading her book; read Captives and thought it was very good!

    betty

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    1. Hi, Betty! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit! Good luck with the drawing and blessings to you!!!

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    2. Hi Betty! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Congratulations, Betty! You are the winner of an eCopy of Suburban Dangers! Send me an email at marmo212 at yahoo dot com!!

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