Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Invisibles by Rachel Dacus

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for The Invisibles by Rachel Dacus. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway where you can win a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the blitz for more excerpts and reviews. Enjoy!
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Title: The Invisibles
Author: Rachel Dacus
Publisher: Time Fold Books
Publication Date: October 22nd 2019
Print Length: 391 pages
Genres: Women's Fiction, Supernatural
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Sisters Saffron and Elinor inherit a cottage on the Italian coast from their father, along with its resident ghost and a secret manuscript. Their rivalry explodes through a struggle for control of the inheritance.

Saffron has a genius for creative living, but ever since her judgmental older sister interfered in her love life, Saffron and Elinor haven’t spoken. When death brings them together at their father’s funeral in Rome, the battle re-ignites. It continues as they travel up the Italian coast to take possession of their cottage. Both secretly wish to mend fences, but they have opposite views about the best way to live.

Saffron has always sensed the “Invisibles”, people lingering after their demise. When the spirit who lives in the house predicts one sister might die, she takes it seriously, but can’t convince her practical-minded sister.

As they prepare the house for sale, Italy infuses its magic in food, festivals, and local love interests -- until a shocking night changes everything for the sisters and their friends.

A tale of sisterhood and the supernatural, perfect for fans of Mary Ellen Taylor and Barbara O'Neal.

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EXCERPT:
Saffron startled awake in a dark room. Where was she? She remembered this was the cottage in Lerici. Her chosen bedroom.

A strip of light glowed under the door. The window, which she had left cracked open before she went to sleep, let in gusts of chilly, damp air.

She was about to fall back asleep when, despite the coolness, electric prickles sizzled up her arms and the dark came unmistakably alive.

“I know you,” she said aloud, sitting up and turning on the light. “You can’t hide.”

But of course, he could. Any Invisible could hide, though most wanted her help, so what was the point of hiding?

She fumbled around on the bedside table. Trying to remember the lamp and where the switch was, she touched the leather cover of the book of Shelley’s poems. The last verse she had read before falling asleep now came to mind.

In the golden lightning of the sunken sun, o’er which clouds are bright’ning, thou dost float and run; like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun.

I am an unbodied joy.

She whispered back, finishing the line. “. . . whose race is just begun?”

Shelley had been dead for more than a century. Why hadn’t he moved on to The Room Over There? Invisibles had to move on, didn’t they? Yet she felt him here, breathing, as if his breath blew gently on her forehead. She couldn’t see him in the dark, but maybe if she could turn on the light.

Her skin crawled. She reached farther over and found the light switch. In the suddenly bright room, she saw a misty form in midair. Sitting up now, she waited to see what he’d do.

The poet’s pale, round face became clear.

She spoke again. “A Poet hidden in the light of thought, singing hymns unbidden.”

But you are bidding me to come.

“Am I?” How was she calling Shelley to come to her?

Shake your chains to earth like dew.

“But they’re not mine. Ellie’s the one with chains!” She felt a subtle weight join her on the bed. She gasped.

“What do you want?”

Peace between my girls.

Peace. My girls. The word grated on her wounds. She winced, feeling the many criticisms from her sister over the years, the scars that never quite healed.

Tears rolled down her cheeks. “Ellie doesn’t want peace. She wishes I’d never come to this family. That you’d never sent me to them.”

The voice, melodious, deep, and familiar rang out.

“Saffron dear, I had to send you somewhere. I couldn’t care for you, and you never forgave me for that.”

“Dad?” she called. “You’re breaking my heart all over again!”

No reply. Then, “Your heart must become unbreakable like mine.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rachel Dacus is the author of The Invisibles, a novel of sisterhood with a touch of the supernatural. “An enjoyable, romantic read.” The Renaissance Club is a time travel love story featuring the great 17th century Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, who meets and falls for his superfan from future time. “Enchanting, rich and romantic.” Dacus has written four poetry collections: Arabesque, Gods of Water and Air (poetry, prose, and drama), Earth Lessons, and Femme au Chapeau. She lives in Northern California with her husband and Silky Terrier. When not writing, she raises funds for good causes.

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GIVEAWAY:
Rachel Dacus will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
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20 comments:

  1. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful book! I love the cover of it!

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  3. Would you ever like to see your book made into a tv or movie?

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  4. I can't wait to read the book. Thank you for this chance to win. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for hosting my book today! And thanks for the comments. To answer your question, Bernie -- sure, I'd love to see THE INVISIBLES and THE RENAISSANCE CLUB as movies. The Italian settings in both books would make great movie visuals.

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  6. Really great excerpt, can’t wait to read it!

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  7. This sounds like a good book, thanks for the chance.

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  8. My question is where do you get your ideas for your books.

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  9. How many books do you write in a year?

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  10. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  11. The premise sounds intriguing and based on the excerpt a great read. Best wishes on the new release.

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  12. sounds like a fun one

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  13. This sounds intriguing! I can't wait to read it! ❤

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