Thursday, May 13, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: If She Dies by Erik Therme

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for If She Dies by Erik Therme. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also a blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blurb blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: If She Dies
Author: Erik Therme
Publisher: Thecker Books
Publication Date: February 21st 2021
Print Length: 268 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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Nine months ago, Tess’s five-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. The driver, Brady Becker, was sentenced to two years in prison. It didn't make Tess’s pain go away.

Brady also has a daughter: A twelve-year-old named Eve who walks to Chandler Middle School every day. Tess knows this because she's been watching Eve for the last three weeks. It isn’t fair that Brady’s daughter gets to live, while Tess’s daughter does not.

When Eve goes missing, all eyes turn to Tess, who doesn’t have an alibi. But Tess isn’t guilty.

Or so she believes.

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EXCERPT:
“Oh my God,” a voice moans.

It comes from behind me, and panic permeates every inch of my skin as I whirl and see Meg Becker standing in the parking lot looking as stunned and horrified as me.

“What?” I rasp.

“I didn’t believe them,” Meg says in a trembling voice. “They told me to come here and watch and wait, but they didn’t say for what or that it was you.” Her face begins to twitch and pull. “How could you do this? Eve had nothing to do with what happened to your daughter!”

“I-I . . . didn’t,” I stammer, shrinking against the driver’s side door. “I got a text—”

“She’s here, isn’t she?” Meg cups a hand over her mouth and her eyes go wide as she points a shaky finger at room ten. “You were going into that room. Is that where she is? Oh, God—is Eve in there right now?”

Meg’s words are so muffled, they’re almost inaudible, and before I can even begin to formulate a response, she goes to room ten and claws open the unlocked door.

“Wait!” I cry, but it’s too late; Meg is inside the room, and without thinking, I move forward two steps, heart thundering, trying to see who or what’s inside . . .

. . . but the room is empty. No, not empty—there’s something lumpy and pink on the bed, and my blood runs cold when I realize it’s Eve’s backpack.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.

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GIVEAWAY:
Erik Therme will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blurb blitz each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

50 comments:

  1. This book looks like a great read.. interesting theme..

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    1. Thanks, Michele. I'm never experienced the loss of a child, but it was a hard subject to write at times.

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  2. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Hi Deborah, I'm not a very prolific author, and it generally takes a year and a half from beginning to end for me. :)

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  3. How did you get into the minds of your characters?

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    1. Hi Kim, sometimes it's tough, but you have to visualize their thoughts, emotions, and hopes and dreams--the latter being the most important. You may never tell the reader their hopes and dreams, but as an author, you need to know yourself to fully understand the character. :)

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    2. Thank you. That could be tough, especially with this story.

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  4. I think that the design of your book cover is very interesting.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I was very happy with how it turned out! :)

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  5. This sounds like a very good book.

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  6. this book looks so cool thank you for a chance to win!

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  7. David HollingsworthMay 13, 2021 at 2:42 PM

    Sounds like a very intense read!

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  8. Sounds like an exciting book.

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  9. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. We love the plot the book sounds very interesting. :)

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  11. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  12. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  14. The plot blurb is horribly blood chilling and I'm not sure it's a good book to read.

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  15. I enjoyed reading your author biographical information in this review post.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. Psychological Thriller - just what I love!
    And such a dramatic cover.
    Thank you for sharing this review.

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  17. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  18. This Psychological Thriller sounds great. I enjoy reading this genre.

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  19. Grim story about revenge and the consequences, which may be useful.

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  20. I am making rhubarb coffee cake today - yum!

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  21. I enjoy reading all book reviews.
    It helps me to find ones I would enjoy.

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  22. Do you know what your next book will be about?

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  23. Author, Which character in the book do you relate to most?

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  24. It looks like a good read.

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  25. I think I am getting in a rut reading the same authors.
    Time to expand.

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  26. I am really excited to read this book. Thank you for introducing me.

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  27. I admire your skills in writing.
    I have difficulty writing just about anything.

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  28. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  29. sounds like a fun one

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  30. I can see how the same people win your giveaways all the time. They comment excessively with 1 or 2 words of nonsense. "Great Excerpt" "Looks Good". I guess I'll start doing that also, since the comments are where they are winning in numbers!

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    1. Sorry, Audrey. I am not in charge of the giveaways for these tours. They are tour wide meaning whomever organizes them (in this case, Goddess Fish Promotions) are the ones who put the giveaways together and pick winners. I just post what I am given. To be honest, I don't think they bother checking the comments. The only ones who see them ore myself and the author if the author checks out my post.

      I know it's no consolation, but I enter tons of giveaways...even the low entry ones, and I never win even though I enter every day. I don't get how the same people win.

      Please don't shoot the messenger though =( I have no control over it.

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  31. Sounds great, I like the cover and excerpt.

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  32. This sounds like my type of read.

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  33. How did you get your inspiration for this type of thriller ?

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