Today on my blog I have the Lingering Echoes tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, excerpt, quote, and giveaway.
Erica Kiefer was born on Christmas Eve in Southern California to an American father whose ancestors arrived from Europe during colonial times and a Thai mother who moved to the
school. Adding to her rich and varied heritage, Erica grew up living abroad in
Asia, including US Taiwan, Fiji, Thailand
She gained a great respect for the beautiful mosaic of cultures found in
various parts of the world. After graduating from International School Bangkok,
she attended Indonesia Brigham Young University
in , where
she earned a degree in Recreation Therapy. Her career as a Recreation Therapist
has allowed her to work with at-risk youth since 2007. Utah
Erica made the best decision of her life by marrying her husband in 2005 and is currently a mother of three, one of whom awaits her in heaven. Erica also loves singing, reading, writing, and satisfying her sweet-tooth with chocolate-chip cookies. Playing collegiate rugby was one of the most memorable experiences of her life, thus far.
Erica's first book, Lingering Echoes, was signed by Clean Teen Publishing and is scheduled to release in early November 2013.
She's broken with guilt.
He harbors a chilling past.
It's safer if they keep their distance...
But, the echoes that linger connect them.
Returning to Hidden Pines is the last thing Allie Collins wants to do during her final summer before college. For her, the family cabin she spent her youthful summers in, now holds a dark memory that has haunted her every day for the last year.
While struggling to forget her past, Allie runs into Damien, a local rebel with secrets of his own. He's dark, dangerous and he keeps showing up when Allie least expects him to. She has every reason not to trust him. So why does she find herself opening up to him in a way she hasn't been able to with anyone?
As pieces of Damien’s identity emerge, answers to a rumored mystery begin to unfold. By the time Allie unearths the secrets of Damien’s past, she realizes just how intricately they are connected. Now she is caught in a dangerous battle that threatens her life and those she loves.
Battered on the outside and broken within, I touched my reflection, watching the hand of the girl in agony reaching back. Her face was pale. Fresh scratches crisscrossed her face, almost masking one long, fading line stretching across the right side. Sorrowful green eyes gazed back, appearing darker with the dripping, wet strands along the sides of her face.
My face. My agony. (p.45)
“I’m afraid of how the water feels when it swallows you whole. It doesn’t care who you are, or who you love. I’m afraid to sleep, to dream . . . to remember over and over again why I know how that feels.” ~ Allie (p. 96)
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Jaidis for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.