Monday, January 18, 2016

Excerpt Tour ~ Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis (YA ROMANCE)

It's am excerpt tour and there are prizes. What book? Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis! What can you win? Deborah will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. How cool is that? You'll want to follow the tour for more chances to win. Where can you do that? Right here: 

Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, but awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow...and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.

And now for an exclusive excerpt:

Trio’s soft growl interrupted Will. The small dog stood at attention, his entire body quivering and
alert, the intensity of his growls increasing. Will signaled the other children. Immediately the foragers melted into the nearest bush. To any casual observer, the snarling dog was by himself.

Will unsuccessfully scoured the woods for the source of Trio’s warning. The sheriff’s men had never gotten close to the camp before. Had he allowed the foraging party to drift too far from camp? He had to find a way to protect them.

Dale could lead the others to safety is Will could lure away the threat. He verified the others were well hidden, and made his decision.

Suddenly, he understood his mother’s sacrifice. She had protected his little brother as well as the entire camp by allowing herself to be taken. All this time he had been so angry with her decision to reveal herself instead of remaining concealed. Her choice was not one of bad judgment. Clearly there had been no choice at all.

Just as he had no choice now. He had to draw the threat away from his young friends.

I understand how brave you were, Mother. I shall make you proud.

Heart thudding, he selected a bush set away from his fellow foragers and darted for it. There was no turning back now. He prepared to dash to another shrub, but froze. Over Trio’s growling, he could hear running footfalls from behind the hill. It was too late.

About the Author:

I’m DEBORAH ANN DAVIS, and I write Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. I began
writing when searching for inspiration for my 5th grade English Journal. Lo and behold, my world was full of funny tales just waiting to be told. It never occurred to me to pursue writing, not even when I discovered my flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of undergrad majors, I realized I could reach a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As you probably know, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? I jumped into teaching with both feet and loved it for 27 years. It came with an added bonus: Once teens know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh. Go figure.

Twelve years after our first kiss, I reunited with, and married my childhood sweetheart. Together we coached our daughter's AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years, our daughter and our money went to college.

During a particularly nasty bout of Lyme disease, I turned to Fitness to boost my Health, and to Writing to boost my Happiness. Currently, I am a healthy and happy Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer who loves to write.

We presently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. When I’m not writing novels for my Love of Fairs series, I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I also promote increasing movement throughout your day as Wiggle Writer in my Merry Meddling blog at .

You can track my meddling on  or , ,

Fairly Certain is available through:





B&N Nook



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this opportunity. What better way to spend Thesaurus Day?

Nikolina said...

Really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

Unknown said...

Thanks! I'm sitting here with a hot drink looking out at a fresh dusting of snow. It's going to be a fabulous day!

MomJane said...

Really great and exciting excerpt.

Unknown said...

Thank you! I tried to pick a variety of excerpts. Which kind do you prefer?

Unknown said...

Thank you for the amazing excerpt and contest!

Rita Wray said...

Great excerpt.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Rita. You're welcome, Betty.

Hey everybody, make sure you get up and wiggle around five minutes every hour. Over the course of 8 hours, that's 40 minutes of exercise. I fit it in everywhere I can, especially on busy days. I do squats (deep knee bends) while I brush my teeth. If you are reading this, stand up and sit down 5-10 times right now. Your body will thank you for it!

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great post! Thanks for sharing :)

Stormy Vixen said...

Sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

What a cute cover :D

Unknown said...

Thanks, Victoria. Be sure to read an entire chapter from Fairly Certain at

You can also read a chapter from the second in my Love of Fairs series, Fairly Safe. Enjoy!

Unknown said...

You're welcome, Eva and Morgan. Happy MLK Day. Happy National Soup Month. Happy National Oatmeal Month.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Fiza. The cover concept was done by Becca Davis, and the graphics were done by Roxy Ryan. You should see it next to the second cover for Fairly Safe, also done by these two. They look awesome!

Unknown said...

What an exciting excerpt! I am looking forward to reading the next one. Thank you!

Kathy Davis said...

The excerpt made me smile. :)