Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop 2015
14th to 21st February
I admit that I’ve just heard of this amazing hop and was happy to see an open invitation to join. Had I discovered it earlier, I surely would have featured any one of my author friends, but for the time being, I’m featuring myself and one of my books. But first…
This blog hop is hosted by Bookish Indulgences with b00kr3vi3ws. Be sure to check her out and stop along this lovely hop.
And now, Eternal Curse: GIOANNI’S ANGEL
“You have plenty of time to change your mind.
You have not yet seen the monster I can be.” — Giovanni
Giovanni has been waiting his whole life to meet someone like Mira, someone from the outside world who might be able to help him. He wonders if there really is help for him as he continues to hold tightly onto dark secrets and even darker memories. Giovanni wants to be hopeful and he wants to accept Mira’s help, but first he has to look himself in the mirror and face what he truly is- and that is a reality no one is quite ready to accept.
Searching for new purpose and meaning in her life, Mira meets Giovanni online and an exciting and, in some ways, scary friendship is developed. Mira decides one day to meet Giovanni in person, at his secluded country home, in order to aid him on his journey of self-discovery. What these two are able to discover will not only test their strength and will, but it will stretch the limits of their minds and catapult them into a world where earth, Heaven, and Hell collide.
Giovanni’s Angel is the story of a man who may just be the answer to a spiritual war swiftly heading his way- but for now, he just wants to be a man.
Giovanni found Mira asleep and shivering in the woods clinging to the trunk of a tree. He picked her up and carried her back to the house. Her body was cold from being out in the fall air. There were a few fallen leaves in her hair from sitting under the tree, and despite the cold, her pulse was racing from dreaming so hard.
Finally, they reached the steps of the porch and Giovanni sat Mira down on the top step. He briefly examined her for cuts and bruises and then held her body to warm her and send her feelings of comfort. She was still a little cold from sitting in the shade of the tree. Giovanni continued to hold her close. Then the wind stopped blowing so heavily and calmed down to a slight breeze. Giovanni sat next to Mira not saying a word as she became more and more alert, recovering from her enchanted slumber.
Finally, Mira was able to speak. “Thank you for coming to find me.” Giovanni shook his head toward her as though to say you’re welcome. Mira scooted a little closer to him to feel more of his warmth. “Where were you this morning? Why did you disappear?”
“I thought you were leaving today. I didn’t want to be around for the sappy good-byes.”
Mira puffed out her breath and sighed a bit. “You don’t run away just because something you don’t like happens. Besides, I’m not leaving forever.”
“I thought that’s what normal people do. I thought people ran away from things that hurt them or make them sad.”
“I suppose they do, sometimes, but that doesn’t make it right. Especially if you’re running away from someone. It’s not fair to the person who’s being left behind wondering.”
Giovanni turned toward Mira and looked in her eyes. “I honestly didn’t think I… I mean this place, us… I didn’t think we could mean that much to you in such a short time. I thought you didn’t care.”
“I care for you just as you care for me and I will come back to you and Abraham as soon as I can.” Mira braced herself for a jolt of energy as she grabbed Giovanni’s hand and walked back into the house with him.
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If you’re interesting in receiving a free ebook of Eternal Curse: GIOVANNI’S ANGEL, leave me a comment below and I’ll pick a winner at random. I’ll post the winner here on 2/21 and contact them via email. Thanks bunches. (This contest is over. See comments for winner.)
Thanks b00kr3vi3ws for hosting this wonderful hop. I hope everyone enjoys their visit to The ToiBox of Words and all the other stops on this hop. Now it’s time for me to get hoppin. 😉
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