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It’s getting close!


Have you ever had that feeling? You’re a mile from Gramma’s house and you can’t wait to get there? Or the flight attendants are securing the cabin for landing and you’re on your dream vacation? Or you’re closing on that house you’ve always wanted and the movers are coming? Or you’re ten months pregnant and you’re waiting for that first labor pain so you can actually hold that sweet baby in your arms? There’s much angst and excitement and nervousness in the anticipation of these events.

Well, I’ve been waiting a long time for this ‘baby’ to arrive. It’s not a visit or a trip or a move or a real baby, but to writers we often refer to our books as our babies because we tend them with such care and devotion as a mother tends to her baby. And so, my baby is ALMOST here! Just a few weeks until August 1st when it officially releases! And just like packing for a trip or moving or preparing for the arrival of a baby, there is much to do.

Today, I’ve posted an excerpt on my website! I hope you’ll take a look. This is not the usual first chapter of the book. But I hope you will enjoy it. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a different excerpt on my e-newsletter. So here ya go:

http://leannaellis.com/books.html

Just go to the book page on my website (www.leannaellis.com) and click on Plain Fear: Forsaken. You’ll see the button to click on the left in red.

In the beginning…Once in a Blue Moon

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Chapter One

Here lies Obit writer Bryn
She should have stayed home
Instead of jumping in.

It’s the story of my life. I often jump before looking, much less thinking. But there it is. My life is an obituary-in-the-making. Scary, huh? It keeps things in perspective. But it’s not just me. I see others as potential obits, too. Professional hazard, I suppose.

That’s the beginning of Once in a Blue Moon. The rest of chapter one can be found here:

http://leannaellis.com/onceinabluemoon.html

Once in a Blue Moon releases on March 1st! It is already available for pre-order here:

http://www.amazon.com/Once-Blue-Moon-Leanna-Ellis/dp/0805449884/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_4