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Monday, April 22, 2013

BOOK TOUR: I Have People by Taylor Dean with Prism Book Tours!

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.

The Book:

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

Premise:

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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The Tour:

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!


The Author:
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. Website/Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads
The Giveaways:

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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My favorite character in I Have People 

I Have People deals with the damaging effects of domestic abuse. But it is also a love story. It’s about finding a good man and recovering from past hurts. The main character, Holly, discovers that she does have ‘people’ in her life who are willing to help her out of a bad situation—she just has to let them. 



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My favorite character in I Have People is Holly’s best friend, Angela. She’s the BFF we all want and need. If Holly needs anything, she’s there. Angela is witty and blunt, but she’s also loyal and trustworthy. I love the below excerpt. It’s a funny scene where Angela and Holly are talking about Holly’s boss—who just happens to be the hero of the story! In a book that deals with some pretty intense scenes, a lighthearted scene was desperately needed. Enjoy! 


That afternoon, Angela asked after her health as soon as she sat down to lunch.
“Holly, are you well? I was worried about you when you didn’t show up on Friday or at our Memorial Day barbeque. Mr. Sinclair told me he made you take the day off.”
“I fell asleep on his couch, Angela. Can you believe it? I’m so embarrassed.”
“How’d that happen?”
“I had a dizzy spell. He made me lie down. I planned to only rest my eyes. The next thing I knew it was evening.”
“Where was Mr. Sinclair?”
“At his desk, working, waiting for me to wake up.”
Angela was speechless. “You’re kidding?”
“Nope. Then he drove me home. He didn’t think I should drive myself.”
“He drove you home?”
“Yep. And he bought me dinner so I wouldn’t have to cook.”
“He bought you dinner?”
“Quit repeating everything I say.”
“Sorry. Did anything else happen?”
“What do you mean, anything else?”
“You know.”
“No. I’m a married woman and he’s a perfect gentleman.”
“Yeah, right.”
“He is, Angela. I’m telling you, I’ve never met anyone like him. He sent me flowers yesterday. To my house.”
“He sent you flowers?”
“You’re doing it again.”
“Sorry. I’m telling you, he likes you, Hol. It’s so obvious.”
“He has a vested interest in my health. He needs me to do my job. That’s why he likes me. You know what? I like him too. You know what he did today?”
“What?”
“He helped an employee who has a sick wife and two kids. He arranged for him to be on an extended leave of absence—paid and everything.”
“Did he really?”
“Yes. He uses his power to help others. I like that about him.”
“I’ll just bet you do. I still think he sounds too good to be true. Don’t look now, he’s coming this way.”
“What?”
“He’s coming to talk to you.”
“No he isn’t. Stop teasing me.”
“Hello, Holly.” Mr. Sinclair stood next to her table. “Are you enjoying your lunch?” His voice was smooth, welcoming.
Holly looked down at her unappetizing half-eaten bologna and cheese sandwich, and her untouched apple. “Yes, thank you very much,” she said as if he’d just told her she was beautiful.
“Bologna and cheese, my favorite.” He turned to Angela. “And you are Angela, correct?”
“That’s me,” Angela told him with a smile.
“Nice to meet you. Holly, I just wanted to let you know that I’m going out and I might be a little late after lunch today. Sorry for interrupting, I’ll let you get back to it. See you in a bit, Holly.”
He sauntered away, one hand in his pocket, and both girls watched him in awe.
“Is my face red?” Holly asked.
“Yep.”
“Really?”
“Yep.”
“Great.”
“Told you he likes you.”
“Ange, shut up.”
“He smells good.”
“I know, doesn’t he?”
“Nice butt, too.”
“Angela! I can’t believe you said that.”
“Listen sweetie, I know a lot about men. I grew up with seven brothers.”
“What was that like?”
“I was the baby. I was either being tortured or pampered all my life. No in between.”
 “Wow. You practically have your own army. If you ever needed help—I mean, I pity the man who ever tried to hurt you.”
Angela paused and looked at her strangely. “Do you need help, Holly?”
“What? No, of course not. I’m just saying it would be great to have seven brothers to count on in a time of crisis.”
“Yes, I suppose it is. Do you have any family at all, Holly?”
Holly confided in Angela then. She’d never told anyone just how miserable foster homes were. But it all poured out of her—the entire sordid, sob story that was her pitiful life. Angela listened raptly.
“Well, you have me now, Hol. Remember that, okay?”
“Thanks, Ange. You’re one of the best friends I’ve ever had.”