Friday, June 11, 2021

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: Addiction to Poetry by Trevor Muir

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for Addiction to Poetry by Trevor Muir. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more exclusive excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: Addiction to Poetry
Author: Trevor Muir
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: December 6th 2019
Print Length: 86 pages
Genre: Poetry
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This book is a compilation of all the poems I have written in my life. Each one comes from a very personal place within me. Some of the poems truly show me at my most fearful, sad, and lonely moments in my life, and others are examples of how I was feeling at a time when I was desperate and lost all hope.

Some are of love, hope, a general wonder or curiosity, and accomplishment, and others came from the experiences of people closest to me.

I have added a page that briefly describes where the inspiration for the poem(s) came from, to help better tell the story. For me, poems and writing became a personal outlet. They have given me a safe way to express my thoughts and feelings.

I hope you enjoy them. If they are at all relatable than that’s even better. I hope that those who read these, and identify with them, will see that no matter how rough life may seem at any given time, it can get better if you just keep going.

Although the poems within these pages may be a bit random and unorganized, as is my life sometimes, they are raw and real. They are as I wrote them at that time.

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read any or all of them, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I am sure my Mom will.

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:
What is Love?

I saw a sign while walking that simply said... what is love? Anyway, it got me thinking and this is what I wrote. – Trev

Is love the twinkle in an eye, a gentle

laugh, a soft sweet sigh?

Is love the flutter of a heart, or a

feeling when you are apart?

Is love the whisper in an ear, or

kindness that is most sincere?

Is love the feeling in a touch, or those

moments that you miss so much?

Is love like dancing in the rain, or is it joy, or is it pain?

Is love faith, mixed with fear, or is

love a longing to be near?

Is love just like a shining star that

feels so close although it’s far?

Is love like heat straight from the

sun, or is it passion, is it fun?

Is love a feeling in the air, or is it in a gazing stare?

Is love crazy, is it blind, is love the

rarest thing you’ll find?

Is love a laugh, is love a tear, is it the

thing you’ll hold most dear?

Is love compassion, a warm embrace,

is it a glow on someone’s face?

Is love like words an angel sings,

carried on an eagle’s wings?

Is love a cuddle, a hug or kiss?

Is love all or none of this?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Trevor Muir grew up in Elmworth, a small farming community in Northern Alberta. He learned at an early age the importance of family, friends, and community.

He also learned that working hard and being kind were essential to getting ahead but giving back to others was truly what life was about.

His life has led him down many paths that he could have never imagined, and he has had the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people on the planet.

He strongly believes in sharing experiences in the hopes that it will help others to see they are not alone, and inspire them to become the best version of themselves.

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GIVEAWAY:
Trevor Muir will be awarding a $15 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 tour each day. You can also enter to win a Kindle copy of Addiction to Poetry by Trevor Muir via Goodreads by clicking here. Good luck!
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78 comments:

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

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to look into it.🙂

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

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    1. Thank you Rita. I hope you have a great day.🙂

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  4. Thank you all so much for your notes. I am brand new to this so I apologize for my delayed reply. I am super grateful that you took the time to check it out and I hope you all have a great day. Trev

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  5. Poems are an excellent way to express thoughts and feelings

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    1. Hi Katie. Thank you for your note. I agree and have found that I could really process my emotions through my poetry. I never actually wrote with any intention of sharing them or writing a book. They flowed from a place within me that I held close and safe.

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  6. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I hope you do enjoy some of my poetry.🙂 Trev

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  7. This is a fantastic book of poetry right from the author’s heart. Well done.

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    1. Thank you for sharing Joy. I definitely appreciate that you could sense these came from my heart.🙂❤ Trev

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    1. Thank you Kim. I am grateful for your kind words.🙂 Trev

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  9. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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    1. Thank you Wendy thats so kind of you to say.🙂 Trev

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  10. Sounds like a great book! I like the cover and excerpt.

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    1. Awe thank you Susan. I appreciate your kind words.🙂 Trev

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  11. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Hi Deborah. Thank you for your interest and your question. I don't sit and write poetry per se. I only do when something sparks me, and it normally has some strong emotional pull. So I wrote the poems over a course of approx 10 years. I used writing as a way to process my feelings, and/or the feelings that I would often connect to with those close to me. I never had an intention of putting them together in a book or sharing them. I'm happy that I did though. 🙂 Trev

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  12. thank you for a chance to win

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    1. Oh you're very welcome Zelda. Thank you for your interest.🙂 Trev

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    1. Thanks Dale. I appreciate you taking the time to send a note. 🙂 Trev

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  14. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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    1. Thank you so much Deb. Thats kind of you to say.🙂 Trev

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

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    1. Thank you Debbi. It is so nice of you to share a kind comment and your very welcome.🙂 Trev

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    2. Thankyou so much Debbi.🙂 Trev

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  17. I haven't read much for poetry - think I would enjoy this book.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. These poems mostly come from a very deep and personal space in my heart and from my personal experiences. I hope you get an opportunity to read them and I appreciate you taking the time to send a note. 🙂 Trev

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    1. Thank you Deborah... you have a wonderful day as well. 🙂 Trev

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  19. Where did you get your ideas/inspiration to write this book?
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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    1. Hi Carolsue. Thank you so much for asking this question. I'll do my best to answer it in short form. Before each poem in the book I have a page that explains what inspired each individual poem. All of my inspiration came from personal experiences or experiences of people very close to me. I only write when I'm completely inspired and it seems that, that, comes at times when I'm having extremely strong emotions. To be very honest I never intended to share most of these with anyone, ever, let alone publish them. Sharing them made me feel scared and very vulnerable. It took me some time to finally take the leap and put them in a book and publish. I hope that answer's your question and have a great weekend.🙂 Trev

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  20. I belong to poetry workshops and like how poems convey a feeling, a mood, some emotion usually by subtly going through the senses. It looks like a heartfelt book.

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    1. Hi Sunnymay... thank you for your kind note. I have always thought about joining a poetry workshop or class. I never actually thought of myself as a poet. I just got inspired sometimes and would write down what was in my heart and head. I feel I would really enjoy being a part of a poetry or writing class and community, and I am sure I would get a lot from it. Thanks again for your message and have a great night. 🙂 Trev

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    1. Thankyou. I hope you have a great day tomorrow.🙂

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  22. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I was in the mountains and just got home last night. It was truly peaceful. I hope your weekend was awesome.🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you have a great night and an awesome day tomorrow.🙂 Trev

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  24. I have always enjoyed reading poetry.

    Nancy
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    1. Thank you Nancy. I hope you enjoy the poems in my book as well. 🙂 Trev

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  25. I love the book cover. The mountains are neat.

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    1. Hi Alecia. Thank you for your kind note. I love the mountains and the water. It is definitely my happy place.🙂 Trev

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  26. This sounds like a very good book.

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    1. Hi Tracie. I'm actually mostly inspired by my personal emotional experiences, or by those very close to me. I have a hard time just writing to write. It normally just comes to me when I'm experiencing some hi or low emotional energy. I hope that makes sense for your question.🙂👍 Trev

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  28. Thank you for sharing this amazing read!

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    1. Thank you soooo much Barbara for the kind words.🙂🤗 Trev

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    1. Thank you Debbi. I hope you have a great eve and day as well.🙂👍 Trev

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  30. Thank you for sharing that excerpt. I love poetry.

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    1. You're welcome Alecia. I hope you enjoy my poems and foid some of them relatable or maybe even inspirational.🙂 Trev

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  31. I apologize for the late reply and thank you for the note. I hope you have a super day tomorrow.🙂 Trev

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  32. What was your inspiration for writing this book? It looks good.
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  33. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/1405301686420262917

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  34. This collection sounds very personal and would probably help readers who were going through similar feelings.

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  35. I enjoyed the excerpt and reading the poetry!! :)

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  36. Where is your favorite place to write?
    LAST DAY

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  37. Sounds great, I like the cover!

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  38. I hope you are getting some rain - we are not.

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  39. I admire someone who can put their thoughts down and express themself through poetry. Best of luck with the book.

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