Sunday, October 16, 2016

Excerpt Tour: The Ticket by Debra Coleman Jeter

Congratulations to our tour prize winner Jo J. and to our host prize winner Queen of All She Reads.

Thank you for your interest in hosting, but this tour has been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Excerpt Tour for The Ticket by Debra Coleman Jeter, a YA Suspense available now from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. The tour will run November 7 - 18, 2016, and this tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, exclusive excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. Additionally, a PDF copy of this story is available for review in conjunction with a promo post. The book is $0.99 during the tour.

Debra will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a #$10 mazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

The Ticket

She hoped winning the lottery would solve her problems.

Her problems have just begun....

It is 1975, an ordinary year for an ordinary Southern family. TRAY DUNAWAY, like thousands of other teenagers around the country, longs to be part of the popular set at school. Tray’s mother, EVELYN, lies in bed most days with a headache, and her bipolar tendency toward extreme highs or desperate lows veers more and more often toward depression. Tray’s grandmother GINNY, who lives with the family, still grieves the loss of her husband, Brook. She believes it’s time for her to move out, if she could afford to, and find a place of her own, maybe even a new romance. This doesn’t look likely, given the state of the family’s finances.

Then something extraordinary happens. A down-and-out friend of the family, PEE WEE JOHNSON, buys an extra lottery ticket. He gives it to Tray’s dad as a thank-you for driving Pee Wee to Hazard, Illinois, where he purchased the tickets. And what do you know?

When Johnson demands his cut, Tray’s dad refuses. As Evelyn’s illness spirals toward madness, Johnson turns threatening, and Tray makes some poor decisions, what initially seems like a stroke of good fortune suddenly triggers a disturbing chain of events.

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November 8: Fabulous and Brunette
November 9: BooksChatter
November 10: Unabridged Andra's
November 10: Long and Short Reviews YA
November 11: Book Giveaways
November 14: Straight from the Library
November 15: The Avid Reader
November 16: LibriAmoriMiei
November 17: Hearts and Scribbles
November 17: Books in the Hall
November 18: Queen of All She Reads