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Friday, August 17, 2012

Book Tour and Giveaway: Shades of the Future by Suzanne Lilly







First of all, let me say thank you for hosting me on your blog on August 17. I appreciate your offer.

Suzanne Lilly





Consequences of Seeing the Future



In Shades of the Future, Mariah Davis discovers a very special pair of sunglasses. In the White Cottage Restaurant where she’s a regular customer, she finds a pair of Dita sunglasses in one of the booths. In case you’ve never heard of them, Dita sunglasses are quite expensive, ranging upwards from a few hundred dollars and more. You can imagine her pleasure when no one claims them and she becomes the proud new owner of some stylish shades.

When she puts them on strange things begin to happen. At first she sees random changes in her perception. As the story goes on, she realizes she’s seeing future events. Some visions are benign, such as when she sees her friend’s change of outfit. But others are more serious, perhaps even deadly.
What are the consequences of having precognition? Do you feel the person with the gift has an obligation to change things for the better? Or do you feel that gives too much control over fate to one individual?
Those are some of the questions raised in this YA novel. Mariah does try to change the future when she sees something devastating coming her way. But just as it’s impossible to change the past, she finds it equally impossible for her to change the future. Instead she has to get ready to weather a storm.

The true message behind this book isn’t whether it’s right or wrong to see the future. Instead, the theme is no matter what life sends your way, don’t let the bad things stop you from reaching your goals. You may not be able to change the future, but you can set your course for the goals you want to achieve. You just have to hang on and steer your ship through anything that blows your way. Honestly, in some cases it might be better if you don’t see the storm coming.


Here’s a bit more information from the back of the book:

What would you give to see the future? Would you make your dreams come true? Would you change the things you didn’t like?

Mariah Davis loves animals, running, and her hunk of a boyfriend, Kevin Creamer. Everything looks bright for her until the day she finds a pair of sunglasses that allow her to see the future.

When she glimpses a disaster looming, she tries to avoid it but fails. She has a car accident that lands her in a wheelchair, smashing her hopes for a running scholarship to the veterinary program at Ohio State University. She pushes Kevin away, thinking he’ll want to end their relationship now that she can’t walk.
Will she ever learn to trust and love again? She could search for an answer in the sunglasses. But she’s afraid what they reveal might destroy her.



Shades of the Future

by Suzanne Lilly

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BLURB:

What would you do if you could see your future? Would you accept it or would you change it?

Mariah Davis loves animals, running, and her hunk of a boyfriend, Kevin Creamer. Everything looks bright for her until the day she finds a pair of sunglasses that allow her to see the future.

When she glimpses a disaster looming, she tries to avoid it but fails. She has a car accident that lands her in a wheelchair, smashing her hopes for a running scholarship to the veterinary program at Ohio State University. She pushes Kevin away, thinking he’ll want to end their relationship now that she can’t walk.

Will she ever learn to trust and love again? She could search for an answer in the sunglasses. But she’s afraid what they reveal might destroy her.

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EXCERPT:


“You see things?” Eulalie put the remains of her cookie on her saucer and leaned her elbows on the table. She laced her fingers together and rested her chin on her folded hands. “What kinds of things?”

“I don’t want you to think I’m crazy, but I see things that haven’t happened yet,” Mariah blurted out. She went on to tell her about the trig test that day, Hayley’s color-changing outfit, and the hamburger.

“Well, now, that doesn’t seem too bad.” Eulalie stirred her tea even though she hadn’t put any sugar in it. She took a sip.

“So you don’t think it’s strange?” Mariah asked.

Eulalie put her cup down. She shook her head. “I didn’t say that. Have you seen anything else? Anything that might involve other people? Something that might be a burden to you?”

Mariah shook her head no.

“That’s a good thing.” The words meant one thing, but the way Eulalie cleared her throat and looked away made Mariah think that it wasn’t what she truly thought. “If I were you, I’d be careful with them.”

“What do you mean?”

“When you start messing around with fortune telling and seeing the future, sooner or later you might see things you don’t want to know about.”




AUTHOR Bio and Links:




Suzanne Lilly is a writer at night and a teacher by day, which is why she’s known online as the TeacherWriter. Her articles and stories have appeared in numerous places online and in print. She writes light romance, young adult, and middle grade novels. When not busy with words, she enjoys swimming, hiking, reading, fine arts, and cooking. She lives in California with her family and furry friends and has yet to feel an earthquake.




You may download a sample or buy the books from these online retailers:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Shades-Future-Honey-Creek-ebook/dp/B008L1PQ0Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342622859&sr=8-2&keywords=shades+of+the+future

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shades-of-the-future-suzanne-lilly/1112092900?ean=2940014608800

Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=shades+of+the+future

Turquoise Morning Press http://www.turquoisemorningpressbookstore.com/products/shades-of-the-future

I love hearing from readers! You may find me online at these sites:

Suzanne Lilly Website: http://www.suzannelilly.com
TeacherWriter Blog: http://www.teacherwriter.net
Suzanne Lilly Author Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SuzanneLillyAuthor
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5258804.Suzanne_Lilly
Twitter: @suzannelilly http://twitter.com/suzannelilly
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Suzanne-Lilly/e/B006HY79IY
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115758832631616324955/posts


Time for the Giveaway!


Suzanne will be awarding pair of designer sunglasses to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US/Canada only), and a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/06/virtual-book-tour-shades-of-future-by.html



2 Moonbeams (comments):

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Suzanne today.

bn100 said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and post.

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