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Thursday, 21 July 2016

☀☄ The Stolen Twin - Michele Pariza Wacek

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Stolen Twin, a New Adult Psychological Thriller by (, Creative Concepts and Copywriting LLC, 324 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Michele Pariza Wacek, who spoke to us about her second novel, Mirror Image.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first five chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

The Stolen Twin is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Michele Pariza Wacek will be awarding a signed copy of Mirror Image and $10 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


Synopsis | Video: Author Intro to The Stolen Twin | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

On the surface, Kit Caldwell has it all. A senior in college with her future ahead of her, lots of friends, lots of parties…not to mention also having the eye of Tommy, the star quarterback of the football team.

But underneath, Kit's life is a charade, built on a foundation of secrets and lies, including one so dark it threatens to tear her world apart: her twin sister, Cat, was kidnapped when they were both seven, never to be heard from again.

That is, until one dark Halloween night.

But is it really Cat? Or is it someone else, someone playing a sinister and deadly game?

To save herself from imminent danger, Kit, with the help of Tommy and her friends, is forced to go back in time and confront her own personal demons, as she finally discovers what really happened to Cat, all those years ago.

Teaser: Excerpt

Chapter 2


      I was busy admiring my gun when the voice of Brandi, my roommate, floated toward me.
      “Kit, a Halloween party generally takes place in October.”
      “Almost ready.”
      I holstered the gun and took one last look in the mirror. Not bad for something thrown together in an afternoon. A short brown cashmere skirt, fringed leather vest, white shirt, tall brown high-heeled boots and cowboy hat. The perfect cowgirl. None of the browns matched, but that just added to the overall ragtag charm.
      My hair I left loose – it hung like a black curtain almost down to the middle of my back. Normally, I wore only blush and lipstick to add color to my pale complexion, but tonight I went all out, dabbing on eye shadow and liner. My dark brown eyes were such a contradiction to my colorless skin, I often felt like a waif out of a Dickens’ novel.
      I took one final glance, then scooped up my purse. Yes, I definitely liked this costume. Especially the gun.
      I found Brandi in her immaculate bedroom, poking at her hair. The rich, musky scent of her expensive perfume drifted toward me. Her eyes met mine in the mirror. “You make me sick.”
      I did a little pirouette. “I didn’t think I looked that good.”
      She rolled her eyes. “Like I believe that.” She adjusted the pale gold scarves on her harem outfit.
      “I thought you wanted to get going.”
      “I do. The cab will be in here in a sec.”
      “Cab? The party is two blocks from here.”
      “Two long blocks. It’s windy and I don’t want my costume blowing away.”
      Typical Brandi. Rich and liked to flaunt it. “Is Martha coming?”
      Brandi snorted. “The mole? Hello. Are we talking about the same person here? It’s past her bedtime.”
      Martha was our third roommate, nicknamed “the mole” by Brandi because she lived in the downstairs bedroom. Our original roommate, Martha’s cousin Elena, had moved out of her sorority house and into our apartment for the sole purpose of seeing her boyfriend more. After three weeks, she decided she would rather live with her boyfriend than us. Because she didn’t want her parents to know, we kept her name on the answering machine. As a consolation prize, she offered us Martha.
      “She’s really very nice, very sweet, no trouble at all,” Elena had insisted. “She’s a little strange, but harmless, really.”
      “Harmless?” Brandi had replied. “You make her sound like a would-be serial killer.”
      Elena laughed nervously. “No, no. I didn’t mean it like that. She – just – she has a little trouble finding people to live with her. Nothing else. She’s really quite sweet.”
      Brandi rolled her eyes at the second time the word “sweet” fell from Elena’s mauve-colored lips. A former beauty queen, Elena had a tendency to call everyone sweet.
      In the end, what we wanted didn’t really matter. Elena needed someone to take over her share of the rent and Martha needed a place to stay. So three days later, we found ourselves living with our new roommate. Our new, very odd roommate.
      “It IS Halloween,” I said. “You’d think she might have something to do.”
      Brandi rolled her eyes. “Yeah, I think I saw her wearing some sort of costume today. She had on all black and her face was dead white. Oh, that’s right. That’s the way she always looks.” She swept her purse off the rose-colored bedspread. “We’re out of here.” As usual, Brandi looked fabulously seductive in her harem outfit. The thin, silky material strained at her ample breasts, yet still managed to minimize her rounded hips and thighs. Her dark brown hair glowing with blond highlights was piled on top of her head, emphasizing her high cheekbones, pouty lips and huge hazel eyes. I know my thinness bothered her, but in my opinion, I had nothing on her. Men spent more time gazing at her curves than they ever did mine.
      She looked sideways at me from under her lashes. “I like your gun.”
      “Thanks. I do too.”
      “Planning to do away with Tommy?”
      “If only.” We both laughed. Brandi shook her head.
      “Yeah, I know if I had the quarterback and captain of Riverview’s winning football team drooling over me, the first thing I would do is reach for his gun. Oops, I meant my gun.”
      “Yeah, I bet you did.”
      [...]

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About the Author

When Michele was 3 years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly.

As you can imagine, writing has been a driving passion throughout her life. She became a professional copywriter (which is writing promotional materials for businesses), which led to her founding a copywriting and marketing company that serves clients all over the world.

Along with being a copywriter, she also writes novels (in fact, her first novel, a psychological thriller/suspense/mystery is called "The Stolen Twin" and her second novel "Mirror Image'" has just been published) plus, she is also the author of the "Love-Based Copy" books, which are a part of the "Love-Based Business" series and cover both business and personal development.

She holds a double major in English and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she lives in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona with her husband Paul and her southern squirrel hunter Cassie.

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