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Wednesday 20 July 2016

☀ What She Wanted - Julie Anne Lindsey

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour to celebrate the release of  What She Wanted, a Young Adult Romance by (, Lyrical Press, 222 pages).

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

Author Julie Anne Lindsey will be awarding a digital copy of What She Wanted 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 (☀).

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


It seems Katy has been waiting for her eighteenth birthday all her life. Raised by a grandfather who never got over losing Katy’s mother to cancer at a young age, she’s dreamed of a life free of the burdens of her family’s tragedies. But just before her birthday, she learns tragedy isn’t finished telling its story . . .

Before she can begin her new life, Katy’s grandfather suffers a heart attack, a box of her mother’s keepsakes, including a journal written to Katy while she was in her mother’s womb, at his side. Believing the only thing her grandpa loves enough to live for is her mother’s memory, Katy reads to him from the journal every night at the hospital. Night after night, line after line, Katy begins to see herself as her mother saw her in her dreams. Buoyed by her mother’s undying love and conviction, Katy vows to make her mother’s sacrifice mean something and promises to fulfill all her mother’s requests. Even the hard ones. Especially those . . .

Teaser: Excerpt

Heidi wandered into the living room, where my mom’s senior photo hung over the mantel beside a picture of Mark and Grandma on their wedding day.

I turned for the kitchen. Heat rose up the back of my neck.“Don’t say it.”

“It’s just that you look so much like her.”

She always said it.

I kept moving.

Grandma died of breast cancer when I was eight. Mom died of leukemia when I was one. She was seventeen.

Looking like Mom probably added to the list of reasons Mark didn’t look at me. I was a sad reminder of what he’d lost. What she’d sacrificed. I was already older than Mom ever had a chance to be. I got to graduate. If she’d agreed to treatment when they found out about her cancer, she might’ve lived. But, she’d watched her mom struggle through chemo and radiation when she was young, and though Grandma had beaten cancer the first time, Mom hadn’t thought I’d survive her treatments. Stupidly, she’d bartered with Grandma and Mark until they’d given in. She’d agreed to any treatment they wanted after I was born. Mom had been Mark’s world. Now he was stuck with me.

What She Wanted
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About the Author

Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night.

She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun.

Mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus, most days you'll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book.

Julie started writing to make people smile. Someday she plans to change the world.

Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and the Canton Writer’s Guild.

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