Friday, June 19, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: Beyond the Surface by Trisha Ridinger McKee

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Beyond the Surface by Trisha Ridinger McKee. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for your chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Make sure to check out the rest of the stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Beyond the Surface
Author: Trisha Ridinger McKee
Publisher: Breaking Rules Publishing
Publication Date: May 14th 2020
Print Length: 290 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Ella is a middle-aged woman with a stagnant career, an exasperated teenage daughter, and a husband that has left to make a new life with another woman. Her first attempt at dating is a disaster, and in an attempt to refocus her life and rediscover her joy, Ella goes fishing. It is here that she meets Dennis, the older, captivating man that ends up saving her life and stealing her heart. But Dennis has a history, and Ella might just be in for the biggest heartbreak of her life if she can not get her emotions under control and face the demons from her own past.


“Tell me one thing, Ella. When I messed up, and I pushed you away… did you feel just a little bit victorious because that was what you’d been expecting? You wanted me to mess up to prove your point that you couldn’t trust any man. You wanted me to mess up, so you didn’t have to take that chance on falling in love.” She started to shake her head and speak, but he interrupted, “Before you tell me that I’m being ridiculous, just stop and think. Okay? I’m not looking for assurances, I’m looking for the truth. You were waiting for me to mess up. Right?”

There were a few seconds of silence, before Ella sighed through her tears. “Fine. I was. I was waiting.”

“Right. We were both just waiting for that other shoe to drop. For a reason to push away before we were pushed. So, we were doomed from day one. I can’t do this, Ella. I can’t keep chasing after a woman that doesn’t want a relationship with me.” He paused and in a softer tone, added, “I went through that once already, and once is enough in a lifetime.” Then he got into his car and was gone, even as the tears streamed down her face. Even as she struggled to call him back. Even as she realized that she might have made a mistake in chasing away the best man she had ever known.
Trisha Ridinger McKee resides in a small town in Pennsylvania where there is not much to do ... except write. When she is not twisting words into stories, she enjoys fishing, reading, binge-watching true crime or cheesy horror, hanging out with her bulldogs, and finding new hobbies. She shares her world with a patient hubby and an amazing daughter. She finally gained enough courage to send out her writing in April 2019. Since then, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 50 publications, including Tablet Magazine, The Oddville Press, Crab Fat Magazine, Kzine, Commuterlit, J.J. Outre Review, ParABnormal Magazine, 4Star Stories, Black Hare Press, Thirteen Press, and more. She won Story of the Month from 50-Word Stories. Her short story Where We Meet has been nominated for Best of the Net Anthology 2019. Her debut novel Beyond the Surface is now available on Amazon.

Trisha Ridinger McKee will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the book blast.
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  1. Hello! Thank you for hosting me and Beyond the Surface.

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    1. Thank you, I hope you get a chance to read it!

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    1. I had so much fun and the bloggers hosting have been exceptional! I want to thank everyone for this and I hope you all check out the book!

  4. sounds like a fun one

  5. What did you most enjoy about writing this novel?

    1. Hi Caryl! I absolutely love getting lost in another world, creating characters. I loved writing the friction between the two main characters. And Ella was fun to write, just growing beyond what she thought she had to settle for.

  6. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

    1. Thank you, Susan. I hope you get a chance to read it.

  7. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.