Thank you everyone for stopping by my blog. This is my first day on this tour. I’m so excited. I want to start my post by again thanking Emmy Gatrell for inviting me on this tour. For those of you who missed my earlier post, Emmy Gatrell has been a voracious reader since an early age and recently launched her own writing career with the highly rated Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms series. The follow up book, Bienn-Theine: Book One of the Daearen Realms continues her success. As the mother of two boys, Emmy continues balancing writing, reading, and parenting—not it that order. She and her family split their time between the North Georgia Mountains and Costa Rica.
Emmy's character blog is live. If you would like to meet Lilly from her the Daearen Realms Series visit her at her blog.
Today I would like to introduce you to the female main character in my supernatural romance, Shifter, Abigail Lynn Sinclair, Abby for short. Abby is nearly thirty years old, and was born and raised in modern day Alabama.
Abby is a recluse. She lives alone, works from home, and even shops online, something her younger sister insists, “is so not natural”. Abby is a loving person who lives for her sister, Carrie, and Carrie’s children. The only decent man in Abby and Carrie’s life, their father, died when they were in high school, but before that their mother divorced their father to marry a man who in their words was an “asshole.” Shortly after their father passed away, their mother ran off with their stepfather, never to be heard from again. Unconsciously, their stepfather becomes the basis for their future bad relationships.
Carrie married a man who started out in Abby’s words “as Prince Charming but had quickly turned into Lord Voldemort when she found out she was pregnant with their third child.” Abby on the hand fell in love with a man who from day one was physically, emotionally, and verbally abusive. He would starve her when he thought she was too fat, shovel food down her throat if he thought she was too skinny. He would beat her, burn her, and photographed all of this to further demean her. Only through shear dumb luck was she able to escape the relationship with her life and all the evidence of her abuse. Despite being out of the relationship, the abuse she suffered permanently damaged her.
Feeling as if the world will see her the way her ex-boyfriend did, she hides in her home with her work and her cat. Over time, she lets herself go and becomes overweight, which only further perpetuates her feelings of self-loathing. Her sister and the few friends she has try to get her out of the house, to date, to join the world, but it isn’t until she adopts a cat who acts more human than he does feline, has a run in with a crazy woman, and meets a gorgeous man who tells her she is beautiful, that she finally breaks out of her shell. Thinking that she isn’t skinny enough or pretty enough for the new man in her life, she decides that she has to make some big changes in her life. She wants to learn to love herself, excerpt herself for who she is, and to love again.
To find out more about Abby and how she changes her life, read Shifter. This supernatural romance is on sale at most online retailers in either eBook and paperback form. To purchase a copy visit: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, or Smashwords. To find out more about this novel visit the novel’s Facebook and Goodreads pages.
Stop my next Monday to meet another one of my characters from Shifter and to meet Mardi Maxwell the author of The Doms of Club Mystique series. On her blog, she will be introducing us to one of her wonderful characters.
Here is what Marti has to say about herself:
“I was born in Utah but I've lived in sunny California, hot and dry west Texas, and the mountains of Colorado. I wrote and sent in my first book in 2013 and to my surprise it was accepted. Since then I've written three more books in The Doms of Club Mystique series.
When I'm not writing I'm reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends. I've just begun doing ceramics again (I'll post some of my projects on my blog) and I try to swim several times a week. The rest of my time is spent cleaning and refilling the birdbath and birdfeeders in my yard (greedy birds) and traveling.”
To learn more about Marti and her The Doms of Club Mystique series visit her blog.