Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Little Dove (The Redenzione Series Book 1) by Perryen Livingston

Little Dove
The Redenzione Series Book 1
by
Perryen Livingston

Genre:
Romantic Suspense
An emotionally gripping story about love, family secrets, and self-discovery.

A single test was all it took to turn my world on its axis. The life that I had and the life that I knew nothing about, would soon collide. Love and hate, truth and lies, bitterness and rejection, redemption and clarity- would I find my truth? I am Talyn Rose Easton-Galiano and this is my story of who I was, who I became, and ultimately who I am. They say that life is stranger than fiction... but they don't have my life.

I think I’ve smoked two packs of cigarettes today and chugged Illy espresso by the gallon. Jamieson needs to get here already. He called me from the road to tell me he had a stop to make that was important to him but would be here by suppertime. I hope he likes shrimp and grits because I’ve made enough to feed the whole state of Louisiana. I’m in my bathroom putting my face on when Gracen comes in.

“Your pop is at the gate. You ready to meet him, beautiful? Breathe and enjoy the experience. He never gave up on you.”

“I’m ready. Does this lipstick make me look like a hooker?”

“Babe, your lipstick looks great. I take it that shoes don’t go with Chanel?” I love beautiful shoes but hate wearing them.

“I’m going for the classy-country-bumpkin look. Chanel goes with everything, Gracen, but shoes do not. Let’s go meet my pop!”

I can see his truck coming up the drive from the front windows but I can’t wait. I step out onto the front porch and literally see my past coming toward me. He sees me and the truck starts moving faster. Five, four, three, two, one—it’s go time. The truck door flings open and my pop… he gets out and stands rooted to the gravel drive and cries.

I fly off the porch in my bare feet and vintage Chanel sundress and run right into his arms. He grabs me tight and I can feel the past forty-one years within his hug. Sometimes life is ugly and not fair but sometimes the ugly makes way for the beautiful moments that restore your faith. This is our beautiful moment.

“Little Dove, I have dreamed of this day all of your life. I can now live in peace and when my time is up, I can die a complete man. You are more beautiful than your pictures. You look like your grandma Sharon. I love you so much, baby girl.” He won’t let go and I don’t want his hug to ever end.

“Pop, I can’t find the words to tell you what this means to me. I’ve been accused of having diarrhea of the mouth because I never shut up but… words just can’t do justice to this moment. I love you. Thank you for never forgetting me.”
Perryen Livingston is a Southern-raised, Sicilian born, self-proclaimed rebel Belle. She is a lover of espresso, great books, all things Chanel, and Great Danes.

Perryen spent two decades traveling the world with her Air Force husband and two sons. In 2016, she finally was able to put down roots in Central Florida— the land of sunshine, beaches, and Disney.

Always one who needed to be creative to thrive, whether it be ballet or fashion design— Perryen knew her next adventure lay between the pages of a novel, her novel.

When she’s not writing, Perryen lives the domestic life wifein’ and momin’: lint-rolling dog hair off her signature-style black leggings, walking around barefoot, and spending time relentlessly loving on her family.

Little Dove is her first book in The Redenzione Series and will have two more books to follow. You can stay up to date on what’s happening next by following her on social media.

- What is something unique/quirky about you?
Something unique and quirky about me… my fashion sense. I don’t really follow the rules of fashion, I make my own rules. If it makes me happy, it makes me confident-- much to my children’s dismay. Another thing would be, I love shoes but hate wearing them. I’m almost always barefoot.

- Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
Something really interesting that happened to me was during the summer of 1989. I was on vacation in London with my mama and sister, my sister was trying on wedding gowns in Harrod’s. A voice comes over the loud-speaker announcing that Harrod’s was closing for Princess Diana to come in and shop. After my mama wrangled my sister out of the wedding dress, everyone had cleared out. My fourteen-year-old self was hoping to see the princess. Well… I got my wish when I decided that I would twirl and spin out of the bridal section and smack -- right into Princess Diana. She was the epitome of grace, but kind and compassionate. She smiled at me and waited patiently for the rest of my family to join me. To this day, I will never forget how beautiful she was. She was beautiful on the outside, but more so on the inside.

- What are some of your pet peeves?
Pet peeves: All other drivers but myself and chipped nail polish.

- Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in a small town in Mississippi.

- If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
Firstly, I don’t want to know when I’m going to die. I would spend my last day just like any other day: making sure that my husband and kids know how much I love them and letting all the people in my life know that they matter.

- Who is your hero and why?
I have several heroes for different reasons. My mama is my hero because she loved me and raised me like I was her own flesh and blood. My husband is my hero because he puts up with my crazy on the daily, he supports all of my dreams, and he loves me more today than he did when we first got married twenty-three years ago.

- What kind of world ruler would you be?
I don’t think I’d be a very good ruler. I would make sure that I had trusted people that could give me guidance. I can actually hear myself saying, “I literally just sat down. What now?”
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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover! I love the pink on the black!

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  2. I love the cover. It’s simplicity is very eye catching.

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  3. Beautiful cover & title! Sounds like a great Romantic Suspense :-)

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  4. Love the cover, my question is where do you get your ideas for your books.

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  5. Simple, elegant, classic and beautiful cover. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  6. Beautiful cover this sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Question for the author .... Have you ever gotten reader’s block?

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing this books, I’m so beyond ready to read!

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