Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Iridescent (Iridescent #1) by S.H. Everly

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Iridescent by S.H. Everly. This blurb blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 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: Iridescent
Series: Iridescent #1
Author: S.H. Everly
Publication Date: February 22nd 2021
Print Length: 490 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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For 17-year-old Katrina Peterson, life is never the same after she finds out she’s moving back to California. Upon arrival, Katrina learns that the town has secrets, and at the heart of them is the mysterious and popular Jared, who’s been dreaming about her long before she came to Santa Cruz.
 
Only one thing seems to have all the answers: a map given to her by her mother. But Katrina wonders how long she can keep her own secret from Jared. Will he ever accept her for who she truly is? But, more importantly, can she?
 
A story filled with friendship, family, love, and even faith, Iridescent will take you away to the beaches and ocean waters of Central California, and on a magical journey in this coming of age book.

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EXCERPT:
On the day of the camping trip, we piled into a school bus and rode to the edge of the forest. Kristen was wearing a black windbreaker, and she wore her long hair down. I was wearing a light blue jacket and a pair of jeans with some hiking boots.

Our English teacher, Mr. Thompson, was the trip supervisor. He lectured us about the history of the forest, told us about the different animals we might encounter, and cautioned us about the potential dangers of camping. After promising to be careful, we got off the bus.

I chatted with Kristen as the tour guides arrived. They introduced themselves, and to my surprise, the guides were Jared and his brother, Steve. I recognized Jared’s auburn bronze hair, and up close, I could see his sharp jaw and blue eyes. Steve was a little taller than Jared with brown hair, a chiseled jaw, and brown eyes.

Jared was wearing Timberland boots with a pair of hiking pants and a light jacket over a dark gray henley. He began reading off a list of yet another set of rules for the hike. As he was talking, our eyes met.

Had he caught me staring again?

My cheeks flushed red, and I could feel them burning, but he gave me a quick smile and turned back to his paper. He said the campsite was about seven miles away—that was a little further than I had expected.

We got in a single-file line and followed Jared into the forest. I held onto my backpack a little nervously as we walked along the tree-lined trails, and I looked up at the large trees. They were massive, and they only seemed to grow in size as we went deeper into the forest.

The woods were teeming with life. I watched as a few birds flew overhead. The birds flew through a few sunrays that were filtering through the leaves, and I could see a quick flash of blue feathers as they went through the light. Soft, velvet-looking moss climbed up the sides of trees, weaving their way upward, and green leaves fanned out, glowing slightly from the sun that wanted to peak through.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah is the author of Iridescent. She is a lover of the ocean and the beach which have inspired her writing, and she is also inspired by her Christian faith. In her free time, she loves baking gluten-free recipes and painting. Something on Sarah's bucket list is to write a full first draft on a typewriter. She is excited to continue writing the sequel to Iridescent, Book 1 of the Iridescent Series.

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GIVEAWAY:
S. H. Everly will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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46 comments:

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

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  2. Cover looks great! Excerpt sounds interesting.

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  3. very nice cover, congrats on the release

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

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  6. Saw this somewhere else before, cool book.

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  7. What was your inspiration to write this story?

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  8. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, S.H. and Katrina sounds like a heroine my granddaughter would like to read about! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a great day!

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  9. Quite an interesting read - what a great excerpt!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  10. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  11. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  12. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  13. This book sounds great! Love the name KatrinašŸ˜ƒ

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  14. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

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  15. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. Thank you for such an interesting excerpt - well done!

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  17. Do you like writing short stories?

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  18. I love that your book cover is mostly blue - my favorite color!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. It is fun to read a seaside tale!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. This is going on my to read soon list.

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  21. You are a new author for me- This looks like the book for me to start with

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  22. What did you do for Halloween night?

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  23. Did you dress up for Halloween?

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  24. I love this cover & what I have read about the book.

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  25. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. The book sounds like one I'd love to read. I love the cover, too.

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  26. Do you back up your files daily?

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  27. sounds like a fun one

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  28. What's crazy court case you've ever heard of?

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  29. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Congrats on your book and its sounds like a great book!

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  31. About how many books do you write in a year?

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  32. I love this cover! Sounds really good!

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  33. Have you ever punched someone straight in the face?

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