Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blurb Blitz: The Details of My Reality by Katie L. Oslin"



The Details of My Reality
by Katie L. Oslin


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GENRE:   Fiction, Romance, Young Adult


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BLURB:


My Purpose for writing this novel is to bring generations of women together.  My goal is to build a sense of camaraderie that resonates with women of all ages.  For the older generations this novel acts as a time capsule.  The novel is filled with so many emotions that the reader will laugh, cry, and feel as though the characters have come to life.  As for the younger generations, they are able to learn some of life’s lessons and know that other women have gone through similar circumstances that they may be experiencing.


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Excerpt One:


He hugged me tightly for so long I wondered if he’d ever let me go.  Our cigarettes developed the longest ashes I ever saw.  As mine finally fell to the ground, I was reminded of how quickly I fell for Johnny and how our relationship had been burning for the last three years.  Eventually, we, too, like that ash, would fall.  We would end up a memory of something that burned so deeply into our souls and it too would eventually turn to ash.


Such thoughts swirled through my mind, as I drove without a destination.  Eventually, I found myself at the park where Johnny and I went that fateful night when he showed me the secret overlook and took my virginity and my innocence.  I decided to park the car, then I grabbed my emergency blanket, flashlight, and cigarettes and walked toward the precipice where it all began.


A tear fell down my cold wet cheek.  I sighed and gave him my heartbreaking answer.  “Honestly?”  I held back my tears as best I could.  “I want you to leave me alone, Johnny.  I want you to love me enough to let me go.  I want you to help me finally get over you by staying the hell away from me.  I want you to stay out of my life and let me be.  Please, Johnny, I’m begging you.
“I want to be happy.  I deserve that, and you of all people know it.  Since I can’t have it with you,” I said, crying a little harder, then I deserve to have it with someone else.  So, please, Johnny, if you love me like you say you do, you’ll let me go.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Katie L. Oslin is a Midwesterner who started writing diaries, poetry and many short stories at a very young age.  As a newly published author THE DETIALS OF MY REALITY is her first novel.
She is also a wife, mother and bachelor’s prepared registered nurse.  Living on the coast of North Carolina, she frequents the beach and finds inspiration in the sound of the waves and the solitude of her surroundings.
Twitter @katieloslin,
Instagram @khaoos1982,
and check out her website www.katieloslin.com for upcoming events.


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION :


Katie L. Oslin will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Follow the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2017/12/blurb-blitz-details-of-my-reality-by.html

24 comments:

  1. Hi Teresa!! Thanks so much for hosting me and #TheDetailsofMyReality today!

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  2. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm glad you are along for the ride. Last week I had the strangest dream and woke up to write this:What's in a dream? Visions of the subconscious revealing themselves? Involuntary emotions that make their way to the surface?

      No. It's YOU. You're there. And I don't understand why? You're gone. But yet you continue to haunt me.

      WHAT is it that you want from me? To say goodbye? You're sorry? Or perhaps you have unfinished business with me?

      But when I see you in my sleep, I wake up and it's hard for me to believe you're not here. Because you're not. You left. Yet the dreams are so real that it feels as if I'm losing you all over again.

      So again I'll ask, why? #writingwednesday #dreamsvsreality

      Do you ever feel haunted by your past in this way?

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  3. I enjoyed reading about your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thanks again for stopping by Lisa! Do you feel the excerpt has spoken to you at all? What are your initial thoughts and feelings from reading it?

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  4. That's such a heartbreaking excerpt. Unfortunately it's a scenario many of us go through, sometimes time & time again.

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    1. Hi Kate! You're right. It truly is. Heartbreak is intertwined throughout #TheDetailsofMyReality on many levels. In this excerpt the main character loves so much and so hard but is learning that sometimes that simply isn't enough. Love's not complicated. People are. And as she soon learns, the hardest kind of love may actually be letting go for as passion and pain coexist, so does love and loss. But I think the key is for women to learn that their choices can make all the difference. And once we realize, own it, and make the better choices, our lives and love will reflect it.

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    1. Thank you Victoria! I poured my heart and soul in this book as the characters came to life page by page. I'm extremely proud of it and it is my sincere hope that you will take the time to read it and pass it along to other women. We are all connected in this life as women and I feel as though this book can bring us that much closer to understanding; because we've all been there..... In one way or another. #TheDetailsofMyReality is defintely a book that will resonate with you long after its read. So please, enjoy! Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Rita! As I think back on my writing process and my purpose I can't help but pray that people love this book as much as I do.

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  7. What is your favorite type of book to read? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  8. My favorite type of book to read is any that makes the wheels in my head turn, tugs at the strings in my heart, and keeps me guessing until the end.

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  9. Thanks again for hosting today! Great convo and questions!!

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  10. I so agree with you Katie when you say that it isn't love that's complicated, it's people.

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    1. Isn't it so true, Kate?! To think of every love story every written and to look back at or own lives, it all makes perfect sense. People are what complicate everything. We all have different backgrounds, etc. But when it comes down to it, our stories are similiar... It's the #details that are different and make them special and ours.

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  11. Looks like we've got company (above). Hope it hasn't affected the whole tour.

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  12. Hi Teresa, I hope you got my message on your FB page re. above comment.

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    1. Sorry it took me a couple of days. I have been sick. It is gone now and hopefully I have them taken care of. Trolling all the posts now making sure there are no more comments like that.

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  13. Thanks for interacting with us readers & followers Katie!

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    1. Anytime! I so enjoyed it and am blessed to have y'all read my book! So thank you in advance!

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  14. the cover is beautiful and the book sounds very interesting. Thanks for hosting

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