I’m happy to be part of the book tour for The Difference Between Night and Day by Melissa Turner Lee, put together by Jaidis Shaw of Juniper Grove Book Solutions. I have an interview with Melissa, an excerpt from her book, and a very awesome giveaway! Enjoy.
Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and 3 sons.
Connect with Melissa in the following places:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelissaTLee1975 or @MelissaTLee1975
Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/Melissa-Turner-Lee/e/B005KBK6EE
Getting To Know Melissa
What was your favorite subject in school?
English and Drama
What is your favorite heartbreak song?
He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones
What is your favorite movie?
The A&E version of Pride and Prejudice
Do you prefer country or city?
I grew up on a farm and don’t like being that far away from everything and don’t really care for animals. The city makes me claustrophobic. Suburbs.
What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy weekend?
Read a really good book and drink coffee
Are you a planner or spontaneous?
I like a plan with room for spontaneity.
Favorite breakfast food?
Almond butter and jelly on wheat bread.
Suspense or romance?
Romance. A story with no romance will lose me.
Are you cautious or reckless?
What is your favorite genre to read?
Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from “dark times.” That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.
The drumming of two additional heartbeats echoed in my ears. The smells of adrenaline and body odor combined with that of chemicals being cooked. Upon closer examination, I could see the padlock on the shack was not engaged; the latch was open. Immediately, I grabbed Lilly’s arm and swung her behind me. She did not resist.
One of the brown wooden doors flew open, revealing two men pointing black 40-millimeter guns at us. The gaunt and filthy men were both in dirty jeans, too old and worn to be worth washing. One had on a black t-shirt with the name of a heavy metal band on it, while the other wore a filthy hole-infested blue shirt. Same sandy blond hair and hazel eyes. Related.
“Look-a-here, a couple of trespassers,” the man in the black shirt announced. “What was it the boss said to do with trespassers?”
An evil smile grew on the face of the other man. “Shoot ’em dead. But he never said we couldn’t have a little fun first.”
“I like how you think, little brother,” he replied, never taking his eyes off of us. A disgusting glint appeared in his eye as he gave Lilly a head-to-toe look. He nodded into the direction of the trees just to the left. “The two of you are going to walk with us into those woods there. It will make it a little easier for us to shoot you and drag you to the lake without being seen.”
I secured Lilly’s position behind me and drove ice into my tone as I answered, “I don’t believe we’ll be making things easy for you this evening.”
“Tough guy huh?” the older one responded almost cheerfully. “That’ll only make it more fun when you start to beg.”
“Oh, I won’t be the one begging.”
“No, that’ll be your girlfriend’s job,” answered the one in blue with a chuckle.
In less than a second, I shoved Lilly several feet away and lunged at the man in the blue shirt. A shot rang out at close range, followed by Lilly’s scream.
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
GRAND PRIZE: Gift Basket that includes a Signed print copy of The Difference Between Night and Day, a prayer journal, and swag pack including book charm (not pictured) (US Only)
SECOND PLACE: $20 Winner’s Choice of Gift Card to Amazon or B&N (or even PayPal Cash) (INT)
Follow the tour to learn more about Melissa and her writing:
The Difference Between Night and Day by Melissa Turner Lee:
- June 17th – Laurie @ Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews (Tens List)
- June 18th – Candy @ Just Me, Myself, and I (Spotlight)
- June 18th – Mason C. @ Thoughts in Progress (Interview)
- June 19th – Melanie @ Mel’s Shelves (Book Review)
- June 20th – Darcia @ A Word Please (Interview)
- June 21st – Denise @ Rantings of a Closet Vamp Princess (Guest Post)
- June 24th – Tiffany & Ryan @ Book-Marks the Spot (Spotlight)
- June 25th – Mae @ Bookworms Avenue (Spotlight)
- June 25th – Val @ Musings of a Writer (Book Review)
- June 26th – Sabrina @ Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace (Book Review/Guest Post)
- June 27th – Jaidis @ Juniper Grove (Spotlight)
- June 28th – Kristy @ Kristy Centeno (Spotlight)
- June 28th – Amber @ The Wonderings of One Person (Book Review/Interview)
Thanks for reading.
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