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Thursday 10 September 2015

☀ The Extraordinary Days Series [1-5] - Polly Becks

Thank you for joining us on the Release Day Party for Thursday's Child: Far To Go, the latest instalment in The Extraordinary Days, a new eight-book series of romantic suspense, intrigue, and humor, by novelist and curriculum developer , making her début in women’s fiction.

Each book in the Extraordinary Days series, published by GMLTJoseph, LLC, makes a direct cash donation to a different charity or non-profit organization. Your purchase of Thursday's Child: Far To Go will benefit Children International, a not-for-profit organization very close to the author's family's  heart. Past books in the series have benefited The American Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, Tuesday's Children [a 9/11 charity], and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

**For a limited time Book One, No Ordinary Day, is FREE to download!**

Check out full information about the series, including the synopsis for each book, and an excerpt from Book Three, Tuesday's Child: Full of Grace, below.

Author Polly Becks will be awarding a stunning 3-foot long-stemmed red rose (just like the one Ace gave Lucy in No Ordinary Day) from (US only) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀) and reviews (✍).

The Series | Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

The Series: The Extraordinary Days

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The Story of Obergrande and The Extraordinary Days

In the late spring of 1991, a flood and fire of historic proportions tore through the pretty resort town of Obergrande, New York, in the central region of the Adirondack mountains.

The twin disasters destroyed a large part of the east side of the town that bordered the Hudson River and Lake Obergrande.

In the aftermath, a new dam was built, and that damaged part of the town “drowned,” covered by the new, larger lake.

During that terrible flood, five kindergarten girls were trapped in their drowning school, huddled together as the water rose higher, rescued just in the nick of time. The nightmare bonded them, and three others like them, to each other for life.

These are their stories.
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.
This rhyme was first recorded in A. E. Bray’s Traditions of Devonshire, (Volume II, pp. 287–288) in 1838

No Ordinary Day [1]

**FREE to download for a limited time only!**

The first book, set in 1991, No Ordinary Day, tells the tale of an epic tragedy that changes life forever in a small town in the wild, mystic Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, especially for eight special women, and the mystery surrounding that tragedy.

Kindergarten teacher Lucy Sullivan has an Irish temper, a fierce love for her students, and a growing fondness for fellow teacher Glen Daniels—until plain-spoken soldier Alex “Ace” Evans comes into her life, quite literally saving it. As they struggle to rescue five little girls caught in a flooding school, will these two opposites find the love missing in both their lives—or even survive?

Set against the background of the magical forested mountains and unique towns and cities of the Adirondack Park, No Ordinary Day introduces both the place and the characters of the rest of the Extraordinary Days series, which is thereafter set in present day. . .

[Published 5 January 2015, 350 pages]

Teaser: about the rose...

Ace held out the long stem rose to her, stretching his other hand out to her as well.

“Come to me,” he whispered. “Come to me, my love.”

A smile came over her lips, and into her eyes as she shook her head. She slid the outer robe of her negligee slowly over her alabaster shoulders and let it drop to the ground behind her.

“No, soldier,” she said, “you come to me.”

Before she could take another breath the rose was in her hands and she was in his, both of them spanning her waist, lifted from the ground and being carried to the bed, trembling with passion.

And something else that felt very much like joy, though she was not certain she had ever experienced it before.

Monday's Child: Fair of Face [2]

Where has supermodel Briony, the one-named wonder of the fashion world, disappeared to?

That’s what style magazine maven Katherine Bruce desperately wants to know—and she’s manipulated Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and war correspondent Erik Bryson into chasing that story down. A serious writer, he’s resentful about being stuck with the fluffy task—and utterly unprepared for what he discovers.

[Published 2 February 2015, 357 pages]

Tuesday's Child: Full of Grace [3]

Grace Fuller, the youth pastor in her father’s church, is guarding several painful secrets that threaten her future.

Will she find a happily-ever-after with Steve, the confident, handsome assistant pastor with whom she’s vying for her dream job, or will the mysterious bad-boy biker who has just come to town, darkly guarding his own painful past, steal her from her chosen path?

[Published 3 March 2015, 460 pages]

Teaser: Excerpt

For the fourth time already that morning, a polite but urgent knock sounded on the inner door of Grace Fuller’s small office, deep in the central hallway of the Obergrande Community Church.

Grace, a petite young woman with ivory skin and cinnamon-brown hair styled in a neat, chin-length bob, rolled her eyes and sighed deeply.

“Yes, Dad?”

The door opened partway, and Reverend Benjamin Fuller, the pastor of the church, popped his head in, a sheepish expression on his face.

“Er, Gracie, I’m sorry to bother you yet again, but I was hoping you might take this next client. And thanks for all the others you’ve been gracious enough to help me with this morning.”

Grace sighed again. “Dad, I have my own appointment schedule today, and it’s full.” A nervous expression came over her face. “Are you not feeling well?”

The pastor cleared his throat.

“I’m fine, honey. I, well, I just thought this lady’s counseling needs might be better served by your talents.”

Grace sat back in her chair and crossed her hands over her stomach.

“Oh, really? I believe that you and I have done the same coursework and had the same training in the pastoral counseling areas in the course of being ordained, Dad. And you’ve been doing it a heck of a lot longer. What makes you think my ‘talents’ would be more useful for her than your own?”

Behind his glasses, Pastor Fuller’s face went red to the roots of his gray hair.

“Er, well, she says she has issues in the bedroom—and questions about them.”

Grace snickered in spite of herself. “And? So what?”

“Come on, Grace, don’t make me beg.”

Grace threw her hands up in exasperation.

“Dad, you’ve been married for thirty-one years. I would like to go on record as assuring you that I have never had ‘bedroom issues’ because no man has ever actually broached the sanctity of my bedroom—pretty pathetic, given that I live with my parents and I’m turning twenty-eight next week.”


“All right,” Grace conceded, noting that her father looked much more upset than she would have ever imagined, and not wanting him to stay in that state. His recent heart attack had been a minor one, but worrisome enough for her to have given up her youth pastor position in Pennsylvania to come and help him out in Obergrande, where he had been pastor of the Community Church for thirty years.

She watched as her father smiled in relief and left the room via the interior door.

Wednesday’s Child: Full of Woe [4]

Life in the fast lane has never been an easy place for twitchy high-society event planner Sloane Wallace, a woman born to privilege and pristine family lineage. But when a freak snowstorm and auto mishap leaves her stranded in the freezing mountains in her designer heels, a burly mountain man, unimpressed with her pedigree, shows up in time to save her couture-covered backside—and completely mess up her world.

[Published 1 April 2015, 288 pages]

Thursday’s Child: Far to Go [5]

From the author's blog: Meet Lisa, our next heroine

International attorney and human rights advocate Elisa Santiago believes she has life under control—an impressive career, a solid group of friends in Obergrande, and a handsome law partner for hot “car action” when she needs release. Little does she know that her entire world is about to burn down when she discovers that nothing she believes she knows about herself and her past is true.

Can the gorgeous former CIA operative, acting as her guide and guard as she returns to Colombia, the land of her birth, looking for answers, set her world on fire in a good way?

[Published 10 September 2015, 203 pages]

The Extraordinary Days - available NOW!

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About the Author

Polly Becks has been making her living writing for more than twenty years, as well as working as an editor, curriculum developer, and teaching secondary-school Spanish.

She has more than 350 books to her credit, mostly educational materials, as well as professionally published fiction in both the adult and YA market in a variety of genres, plus more than 30 Children’s books.

She is excited about exploring the digital literature frontier and is honored to be the launch series for GMLTJoseph, LLC.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Great site! Thank you for hosting the party~ Best wishes, Polly Becks

Unknown said...

Happy weekend to all--hope you are reading! Polly