Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Today Only Blog Tour And Giveaway

Today Only by D. Love

Published: May 11, 2013
Editor: Lizzy Ford
Cover Designer: Airicka Phoenix

In life, there are times you are granted a miracle. It may not be the one you wanted exactly, but it will be the one you need. It will prepare you for the next step in your journey and help you learn to accept the life you are given, even if that life can be heartbreaking.
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Excerpt:  Rye's POV
My time here is dwindling. Everything around me - my body, the transition from winter to spring, the height chart marking the growth of my daughter, Emily - reminds me that the hourglass that is my life has only a few grains of sand left.

It's my first thought this morning. I awoke early for a fundraiser, the Big Walk for March of Dimes. I start off with my daily routine. I jump in the shower, trying not to notice how much the droplets of water hurt my skin. The sting is too much this morning. I get out quickly, dry off and throw my hair in a simple ponytail at the base of my neck. I catch my reflection in the mirror and stare at myself for a minute.

Just a little longer? So I can watch Em grow up?

My mirror doesn't have an answer for me.

"Come on, Em!" I call to my daughter. "Get your shoes on, before we're late."

I turn away from the mirror, then hurry into the living room and grab Emily by the hand.

"You ready Em?" I ask. Whatever dread or fear I feel in front of my mirror fades at the sight of Em's beautiful blue eyes. 

She looks up at me with the biggest smile, and exclaims, "Yes!"

We hop in the car and head towards the Walk. My daughter's eyes are glowing. 

"Mama, this is going to be the best walk ever," she almost squeals in excitement. The innocence of my little angel never fails to humble me.

She doesn't yet understand that this might be my last Walk with her. 

"Yes, honey, this is going to be the best walk ever," I agree.

1. What's your favorite love story? (movie or book)
 That would be P.S I Love you, still waiting to go to Ireland and find me that smile :)
2. What is the best thing you have done in your life?
Giving birth to my two beautiful daughters
3. What are your favorite hobbies?
Hmmm Reading!
4. List five adjectives to describe yourself.
Shy, empathic, passionite, faithful, loving
5. If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? (Example: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, we all die.)
Always find something beautiful in each day you are given.
6. If you could live anywhere on this planet, and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live? Why?
Nashville TN, So I can rope a couple of cowboys
7. If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? (can't ask for more wishes)
I would like to pass my wishes to someone who needs them more.
8. How long did it take you to write Today Only?
Six months for the toally package. As I said in interviews prior, it was the ending that took me so long to finish.
9. Do you plan to write another book? If so, what genre would it be?
Yes I am actually in the process now, but sadly it's top secret LOL
10. If you could share just 1 piece of advice with the world, what would it be?
Never be scared to dream or love!
11. Would you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist?
Optimist, I always believe in finding a good in everything.
12. What is your favorite holiday?
13. What is one thing that no one knows about you that you would be willing to share with us?
I am scared to death of spiders!!!??
14. How long have you been a blogger?
A Year
15. How excited are you about attending UtopYAcon?
This is a condordicting question LOL. I am very excited but so nervous at the same time. I am so shy, I have no idea how I am going to make it through the weekend. I guess I will be hiding behind a friend or at the most, looking like a big bobble head.

Author Bio

I live in Maine. My biggest passion is for my family and friends. I adore loving others as if it is the biggest gift life can offer. I'm a read-a-holic, loves chocolate, cowboys and everyone on Young Adult & Teen Readers Facebook page. My dream is to travel to Australia one day and see a kangaroo. I am nothing but simple. I do a lot of volunteer work. I have 2 beautiful daughters. 4 grandchildren, that constantly ask me if I lived in the black & white days.

My inspiration would be my daughters. Rita for her strength to keep fighting and constantly trying to take care of me, even though sometimes she can't get out of bed & Kayla, for helping to pick up all the pieces that seem to fall when times get rough, and the love they have for me.
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  1. Thank you so much for a great post and interview! Love ya Tina

    1. Love ya sis! It was my pleasure. ;)

    2. Love ya sis! It was my pleasure. ;)

  2. Wow!! THIS is easily the most Beautiful and absolutely perfect interview I have EVER read!! Derinda, You are a treasure!! My Heart felt every single word you said and mirrored practically everything exactly with my own. Even your answer about having your daughters. The being shy, loving everyone on a level that is so deep, compassionate, real and very rare in today's society and to know that there is good in every single day. There is also a lesson to be learned in every single hardship. There is such Beauty in the simplicity's of life and I will go on to say that I truly Believe that if one is not living in simplicity, appreciation, gratitude and and most importantly than ANYTHING else Love, Honestly and Compassion than one is not truly living. Things do not feed the Heart and Soul as do good people, Love and LIVING!!

    I have never been so compelled to express how amazing an interview was, but, Derinda, WOW!! There is NO way this interview should go unread by 'anyone'!! Thank you for sharing ALL you did!! If I am not one of your Lucky winners I would Love to buy a copy from you if that is an option (apologies if that is rude to say here on the blog), but I just NEED to read your book. Ok, I do have an e-copy, but I'm a print girl for certain books and authors. There is just something more special about the good old fashioned print.

    I am in awe of your words and I also thank you, because I feel the same, I live the same the best I can and I hurt deeply with the cruelty in this world.

    ~*Thank You*~ for all of this!! <3 <3 <3

    ~*Melissa Iorio*~ xoxo

  3. Thank you for hosting the giveaway! Awesome!

  4. Great Interview. I love that she's an optimistic person, as I am also. My Mother always told me to believe in the impossible and to try and find the good in everything. Life is too short to be pessimistic.

  5. Looking forward to checking out your blog and awesome giveaway

  6. Thank you so much for this interview. I absolutely love the book cover! Also, thank you for the giveaway! YOU ROCK!

  7. Looks like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Thank you everyone for stopping by and supporting such a wonderful author and friend.

  9. I love christmas holidays as well ;)

    Great interview :) thanks for a wonderful giveaway !