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Welcome to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 96 hours!

 

Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the Green Team–but there is also a Blue Team for a chance to win a whole different set of books.

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt Page (https://newadultscavengerhunt.com/how-to-hunt/).

***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Green Team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by December 31, at noon Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!

***MEET SONYA JESUS AUTHOR OF THE KNIGHT SERIES***

Hello New Adult Hunters. You are the very first (other than my editor) to see these words. I’m so excited to share them with you. If you haven’t read Knights After My Heart (Book 1) let me give you a quick background.

The Romantic Suspense novel is told from two points of view: Lia, a college junior who is just trying to figure out what her heart wants, and Hawk, the obsessive guy who fell for her from the very first day. He has a plan that maps out their future together, Lia just doesn’t know it yet. Actually, she’s oblivious to anything to do with him. She’s too busy trying to figure out her love life to realize she’s in danger. The better Lia gets at listening to her heart, the more Hawk unravels.

Book 1 ended with a pretty big cliff hanger. For Lia, Robins, her best friend and crush, gives her space to be with Connor. The guy she ended up choosing without realizing it would compromise the delicate (and often colored) relationship with her best friend. While Hawk, let’s just say he found a way to deal with one of his problems…

Exclusive Book 2 Material for Knights Who Stole My Heart (Some from Lia’s POV and some from Hawk’s).

***KNIGHTS WHO STOLE MY HEART***

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I’ve kept my distance from Robins, as he asked, and I miss him so much it damn near rips my soul apart. Being away from him makes me miserable, and being near him is pure torture. My eyes see Robins, the one who learned me by heart, when he walks me to class or brings me coffee. Yet, it’s Christopher who texts and talks to me. There’s no nose flick, or tugging my lip, or stealing my food, or annoyingly calling me a chubbers. No, there’s just a shadow of the one relationship I never dreamt of losing.

He choose this; The distance, this space. I might have agreed to it out of spite, or pride, or just plain stupidity, but I didn’t fully understand what it would mean to have space between two people who remained so close. I do now though, and it totally sucks big monkey nuts!

I hate that there is nothing close between us except for the measurable foot or two he insists on maintaining. I hate that my best friend feels more like a stranger than the one who knew all my secrets. Most of all, I hate that all of it doesn’t seem to faze him. It’s almost as if it’s easy for him to be in the same place we always were, but not be the same people.

Well, it’s agonizing for me. I’m so off my axis that I can’t get a grip on anything. He’s the gravity that centered my world, and now it’s gone. I’m floating around trying to tether down to something… anything! All because I miss him.

Ugh. I miss him in my life even though he’s still in it!

I miss the little things he did with me: the things I took for granted, and the connection we had.

Had. . Tears well in my eyes every time I think of us in the past tense. I miss my best friend, and he doesn’t miss me enough to make it better. I hate that he can be happy without me and that he accepts the amount of distance this space really put between us. Or maybe he doesn’t notice it all. Maybe I am the one who can’t adjust like I am supposed to. He’s happy with Meg, I have Connor, and somehow, we are still best friends.

No, we are just the shell of the friends we used to be. I miss my pre-Connor Robins. The one who tugged my lip when I bit it, who flicked my nose, who wrapped his arms around me and made me feel safe and the one who called me Pooh Bear. He doesn’t even call me that anymore. I miss the way he stole all my good food and made me angry when he didn’t let me buy junk food. I miss his laugh.

I pretty much miss him everywhere I go. I miss him when I’m with Connor, when I see Meg, when I walk past the Basketball court, even when I’m at cheer practice. But, I miss Robins the most when I am actually with him. Everything, this nostalgia for our moments, causes an emptiness that makes it so hard to breathe, and when I’m with him, I practically suffocate. Being with him makes it so much worse. It should fill me with joy, but all it does is remind me of all the things I miss— of the way we were and may never be again.

It’s crazy, but I even miss the sounds his body made around me. Sounds I didn’t even know he made. Like, he always snapped his fingers when I took too long and he was waiting for me, or he would blow air out of his lips and make it sound like a deflated balloon when I got on his nerves. I miss that he snored when he fell asleep watching TV with me. I miss the way he would whistle to get my attention at the gym. Without a doubt though, the thing I miss the most? His heartbeat.

Missing the sound of someone’s heartbeat is tormenting. It’s a terrible longing for a rhythm that you’re forced to adjust without. I took it for granted when I was cuddling next to him, or in his arms. But, the moment I didn’t hear it anymore, I instantly realized it was missing. I was forced to syncopate my life to the lack of his heartbeat.

I’ve missed it since the day he gave me space.

Space that I didn’t ask for.

Space he assumed I needed.

Well, I fucking hate space!

To enter, you need to know that my lucky book number is 13.

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on GREEN TEAM and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

 

***CONTINUE THE HUNT***

 

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, my very good friend, KIM BRIGGS!

GOOD LUCK!!

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September 9th & 10th 2017

Guess who will be a featured author at Beaver County BookFest this year? Yes, it’s me! I’m so excited.

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page.

 

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Upcoming Blog Tour for Saying Goodbye Parts One and Two:

February 13th
Lynchburg Mama
My Book Filled Life
Books & Tea books
Book Haven Book BlogFebruary 14th
Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored
Novels and Necklaces
The Phantom ParagrapherFebruary 15th
What Cathy Read Next
#FangirlAhead
Fathomless Reveries 
The Bookish LonerFebruary 16th
Books,Dreams,Life
Southern Bred And Read
Whoo Gives A HootFebruary 17th
4 the LUV of SANITY
The Bookworm Chronicles 
Lori’s Little House of Reviews February 18th
Bookish Lifestyle
To Be Read
A Literary Perusal

http://xpressobooktours.com/2016/11/24/tour-sign-up-saying-goodbye-by-abigail-drake/

 

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Upcoming Blog Tour for Saying Goodbye Parts One and Two:

September 12
Ali – The Dragon Slayer
September 13
Books, Dreams,Life
September 14
Just a Little RandR
September 15
Romance Authors That Rock
September 16
Illuminite Caliginosus
September 19
The Cubicle Escapee
September 20
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog
September 21
Lisa’s Loves(Books of Course)
September 22
Sylv all about books and films
September 23
Lisa’s World of Books
September 26
Books and Tales
September 27
The Book Junkie Reads
September 28
Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
September 29
Silver Dagger Scriptorium
September 30
Romantic Fanatic
October 3
More Books Than Livros
October 4
BooksChatter
October 4
The Book Tree
October 5
Infinite House of Books
October 6
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
October 7
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
October 7
T’s Stuff
October 10
Books N Pearls
October 10
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
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BEAVER COUNTY BOOKFEST September 10, 2016 from 9am – 4pm.

I’ll be one of the attending authors this year, and I’ll be speaking at the children’s tent from 11:30-12 about my dog blog, Capone the Wonder Dog.

https://www.facebook.com/Capone-the-Wonder-Dog-911837042208982/

For more info on the Bookfest:

http://beavercountybookfest.com

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My new series is set to launch September 10, 2016!

Passports and Promises – Sometimes you have to go a long way to find the one person you can’t live without.

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Available on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KGYPFTK/?tag=wendedikeccom-20

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Writing Workshops at Local Libraries!

I teach writing workshops over the summer and after school for teens. If you are interested, please email me at abigaildrake@comcast.net.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

WRITING ON WEDNESDAYS (WOW) for middle school aged writers will be held at the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls every Wednesday from September 21 until November 2, from 3:30-4:30 pm (no class Oct. 19). Please call (724) 846-4340 for more information and to reserve a spot.

Ghosts, Monsters, and Things That Go Bump in the Night: Crafting a Story To Scare the Socks Off Your Reader will be held at the Beaver Area Memorial Library on October 15 from 11am-1pm. Please call (724) 775-1132 to reserve a spot. Lunch will be included.

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I’m very happy to announce that my book, TRAVELLER, published by The Black Rose line of The Wild Rose Press is now available in paperback and as an eBook. Click here to order!

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My Blog Tour wraps up this week. Stop by these final destinations:

Monday, March 28th – Guest Blog
Fang-tastic Books
www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com

Monday, March 28th – Review
Paranormal Tendencies
http://www.paranormaltendencies.blogspot.com

To see interviews, reviews, and highlights of the tour, check out my Articles page.

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Book Club on February 25, 2016 – such a fun group!

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