The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola ~ Release Day Blitz

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clip_image002Book Info ~
Title: The Making of Nebraska Brown
Author: Louise Caiola
Genre: New Adult Mystery, Literary Fiction, Contemporary
Audience: YA to Adult
Formats: eBook and Paperback
Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing
Cover By: Rebecca Hamilton
Editor: Rebecca Hamilton & Rudy Kraul
Pages: 318
ISBN-10: 1938750772
ISBN-13: 9781938750779
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Date Published: Feb. 6, 2014


Blurb ~
The last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory.

All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she once was – a girl and a past somehow discarded.

Ann Leigh must collect the pieces of herself to become whole again, but she doesn’t know who to trust especially when Tommy’s lies become too obvious to ignore. And above all, her heart aches to discover what became of the child she may or may not have given birth to.

The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.

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~Excerpt ~ 
“Where am I, exactly? I mean . . . what is this place?”

He smiled. “The Palace of Portici.”

“A palace?” I squinted, then flipped the hair off of my face. I was Ann Leigh, wasn’t I? Ann Leigh, strawberry blonde, five-foot-four, dreadfully allergic to cats. I grabbed the ends of my hair again and looked down at it. It wasn’t yellow-red at all but more like brown butter pecan. My head hummed. Martino was still grinning, as if he was more amused by me now that he was sure I wasn’t dead.

He spoke again. “Orto Botanico.” 

“Botanical garden?”

“Si, yes. Ana, ora andiamo? La Pasticceria Tartoni?”

“Yes. We’ll go to the pastry shop now.” And I went with him. Even though, for all I knew, he could have been one of those freaks who got his jollies from attacking innocent young girls. But then, for all I knew, I wasn’t an innocent young girl.

The sky in Campania, Italy, looked familiar; the clouds were funny cotton ball shapes that could be giant sheep— pecore? If I were Ann Leigh from Nebraska, then how did I know those clouds, those words?
 
About The Author ~
clip_image004As a young girl who spent her allowance on Nancy Drew mysteries, Louise realized that one day, she might have a story of her own to tell. Maybe even more than one story. After years focused on raising her children she eventually reconnected with her passion for creative writing. She soon began to craft a large collection of short stories which were published in the inspirational online magazine, Faithhopeandfiction.com. Shortly thereafter, she authored her first novel, Wishless, a contemporary YA, released in 2011.

Louise devotes a portion of each day to honing her skills. She has several other novels currently in various stages of development. A confirmed bibliophile, Louise enjoys reading outdoors on a warm spring day and watching her pup chase leaves on a breeze. She looks forward to meeting others who share her love of the written word and invites you to visit her blog, her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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Website / Blog / Twitter / Twitter 2 / Facebook / Goodreads


I'm excited for this book, and I'll tell you why. How freaky would it be to wake up on a different continent with eighteen months missing from your memory? You have no idea what's happened to you, who you are, and your memories of the time before are fragmented at best. What do you do? That's exactly what I want to find out about Ann - what is she going to do? Is she being lied to? So many possibilities!!

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10 comments:

  1. I posted this too. The cover art is intriguing and the title just grabbed me!

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    1. I just gave the cover another look, and I missed the image inside of the girl's head. That's pretty cool! This sounds like a great read! :D

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    2. I'm always looking in the background and around the edges. That's where you catch the subtle things. I do that watching movies and my sister will ask how I knew something. I tell her, watch everything, not just what's right in front of you. I especially look at eyes and what may be reflected in them.

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    3. That's exactly why Donnie Darko is one of my favorite movies of all time! It's the kind of movie you have to look beyond what you see on the surface, and I love that! My husband is really good at watching for everything in movies, and I have to ask him the same thing your sister asks you. :) I've seen things reflected in people's eyes before in movies and places. It's so cool when there's something there to see! :D

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  2. I've always been afraid of losing my memories. It's a concept that haunts me for sure. From the sound of this one, it could be such a great book. I'd definitely be clawing at the pages at least to know what was happening. Thank you so much for sharing :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. Me, too! And to lose over a year of your memories - I can't even imagine. It definitely sounds like a gripping story, and I agree - I'd rush through to know what was going to happen, too. Thanks for visiting, Jaclyn! :D

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  3. [ Smiles ] That looks like my kind of book!

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    1. That's awesome, Renard! Hope you get a chance to pick this one up! :D

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  4. We both had the same reaction to 50 First Dates, bawling our eyes out that she had to get to know her daughter every day and then forget her every night. This story takes it further and into darker waters. I will eagerly wait for your review.

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    1. Oh god, will I make it through this?? ;) I'm still on a book hangover from The Replacement. Eep! :)

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