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Monday, April 22, 2013

Guest Post by the author of I Have People, Taylor Dean plus Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours... 

Feeling forgetful? Can't remember where the heck you set down your keys? Your glasses?

We've all been there.

But . . . what if you forgot your life?

What if that life wasn't worth remembering?

In spite of the happy cover, I HAVE PEOPLE deals with the sensitive issue of domestic abuse. It is about learning to recognize a good man versus a bad one. It's about second chances and finding love, real love. 

The overpowering message behind I HAVE PEOPLE is that verbal, mental, and physical abuse is NOT OKAY! EVER!

Read along and learn Holly's story. It will change your life.

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you'll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up. 

Guest Post
 The Title of I Have People
by Taylor Dean

When I first began to write I Have People, I had no idea what the title of the book was going to be! At about this same time, I was facing an empty nest for the first time in my life. The house was so very quiet. I was used to teenagers coming and going at all hours due to jobs and various activities, slumber parties, movie nights, music, and laughter. The house was a constant hub of activity. Suddenly, that time was over and I missed my children desperately. I felt lonely and sad. I buried myself in writing my novel, feeling just a little sorry for myself.

Then the phone calls from my children started to pour in. All. The. Time. It became increasingly hard to have a long period of time where I could write uninterrupted! I quickly realized that although my children had all left the nest, motherhood was far from over.

It was at this moment that I realized, I Have People, and I always will! That’s when the name for this book was born. 

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My main character, Holly, grew up in the foster care program and doesn’t have any people. She is an easy victim for a manipulative man. She finds herself in an abusive situation with nowhere to turn.

If one of my daughters found themselves in an abusive situation, my hubby and I would have them out of there in no time! And the husband had better fear the wrath of his mother-in-law! My daughters know this and are thankful to have ‘people.’

But, what if you have nowhere to turn? What do you do? Where do you go? 

Read I Have People and find out what Holly does!

I love the title of this book because it reminds me to always be thankful for the ‘people’ in my life.

I Have PeopleI Have People
by Taylor Dean
Paperback, 366 pages
Published September 19th 2012 by Create Space


Missing any memories? 

Holly Sinclair is happily married to the love of her life, Gabriel. Young and in love, Holly hopes to have their first child soon. Of course, Gabriel wants to wait till Holly’s health is restored, much to Holly’s dismay. She feels perfectly fine. So what if she just woke up from an eight-month coma? So what if some of her memories are missing? She remembers Gabe and that’s all that matters, right?

That is, until HE enters her life again . . . she forgot about HIM.

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5 prize packs to US winners: 1 signed paperback, 1 tote bag, 2 bookmarks, 1 "I Have People" pencil, and 1 "I Have People" pink dog tag necklace.

10 ebooks to US or International winners

Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Taylor Dean. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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8 –  Launch!
9 – Snuggling on the Sofa - Review; Amnesia
-          Sylv Jenkins - The Cover of I Have People
10 – PauseTime - Review; The Music that Inspired I Have People
11 – TheBroke Book Bank - Ten Things You Don't Know About I Have People
12 – Mel’sShelves - Review; The Worth of a Soul

14 – TheReaddicts - Review; Two Kinds of Love
15 – Paulette’sPapers - A Gentleman Who Says "Gosh"
-          Christy’s Cozy Corner - Review; The Inspiration behind I Have People
16 – fuonlyknew - The Prologue to I Have People
17 – Tressa’sWishful Endings - Review; The Locations Featured in I Have People
18 – LiteraryWinner - Review
19 – GettingYour Read On - Review; Soooo Cliche!

21 – That Girl Reads - Review; Two Kinds of Men
22 –  A Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner - My Favorite Character in I Have People
 - Beck Valley Books - The Title of I Have People
23 – Deco MyHeart - Review
-          Mrs. Mommy Booknerds Book Reviews - Review
24 – GreenMountain Couple - Review
25 – icultgen - Friendship
  – I Am a Reader, Not a Writer  - When is it Abuse
26 – Grand Finale Blast!

Sharon x

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  1. Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! It's a pleasure to be here! I greatly appreciate you being a part of the I Have People Book Tour. So sorry this comment is late--I've been out and about all day today! Thanks again!

  2. Thanks so much for all the reviews.
    I have used your site frequently as a source for books to read.
    Best wishes in all you do.


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