February 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Abandoned by Elisa Dane – Guest Post and Giveaway



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Abandoned by Elisa Dane

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We have Elisa on the blog today sharing her Road to Publication!

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Abandoned Cover

My name is Tierra Owens, and I like to kiss. A lot. It numbs the hollow ache in my chest and—for a few minutes—makes me forget how truly alone I am. My mother is an alcoholic. She hates me and insists I’m the reason she’s not married to my father, whom I have never met. My best friend, Kaylee, is the only person who knows the real me. Everyone else sees what I want them to: a happy, confident, popular girl who has the world at her feet.

I am a fraud.

Relationships are forbidden. I avoid them at all costs. Sex? Emotions? Those things make a person vulnerable, and vulnerability always leads to heartbreak. When my childhood crush, Mattie shows up at school my world tumbles off its axis. The shell I surround myself with feels more like a pathetic crutch than a protective barrier, and I find myself wanting things. Daydreaming about what it would be like to have a boyfriend, a relationship—love.

The sad fact is: I’ll never have any of those things. I am unworthy—trash. Which is why my mom abandoned me.

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Abandoned by Elisa Dane
Publication Date: February 15, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance





Road to Publication


My road to publication was long and fraught with terror! Just kidding! I’ve loved writing since I was a little girl. I used to make up stories and read them to my mother every chance I got. I firmly believe it was due to her fostering of my imagination, that I love reading and writing as much as I do.

I got the writing bug again shortly after the Twilight craze. My girls were little and I had a decent amount of time on my hands I needed to fill. The urge to create something, to breathe life into a story and character’s became an overwhelming need I couldn’t ignore. I gave into the nagging character voices inside my head and wrote my first novel, Eve Of Samhain. It took me four months to write and over a year to find a home for. I queried a ton of agents, but didn’t get any bites, and in the end, was fortunate to find a home for my book at a small press.

My story isn’t harrowing, or filled with a lot of ups and downs. My publishing story is, however, a testament to persistence. I never gave up on my dream. I wrote every day, even if it was only a few hundred words. I never gave up when I received multiple rejections from agents. As a result, I’m currently finishing up my third series, I have a few standalones published, and have found my niche in young adult literature. If I can write a book, anyone can. You just have to stay focused and do the work!


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  1. Judy Thomas

    The cover is really stunning and caught my eye.

  2. Linda Romer

    Abandoned sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you

  3. DJ Sakata

    looks tasty

  4. Julie Bickham

    Looks like a good read. I look forward to reading it.

  5. angela smith

    the book sounds good.nice cover

  6. Emily Endrizzi

    This book sounds fabulous! I adore the cover.

  7. Rachel B

    this sounds interesting. I like the cover quite a bit.

  8. Stephanie

    This kind of sounds like a sad story.

  9. Mary Preston

    Tierra sounds so sad.

  10. Mary Rose Benipayo

    Thank you for the chance to win ☺

  11. Nikolina

    This book sounds like something I’d really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

  12. Diane Elizabeth

    This sounds like an emotional story with a character you can really root for. I look forward to having the chance to read Abandoned.

  13. Lilyn G

    This actually looks kind of interesting. Been a while since I’ve been tempted by a book like this!

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