Welcome, Suzanne Lilly!

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I’d like to extend a warm welcome to my friend and fellow-author, Suzanne Lilly!  Today, we’re celebrating the release of her book, Untellable. If you like New Adult, romance, and a touch of mystery, this book is for you!

Suzanne will be awarding a backlist eBook (winner’s choice of Shades of the Future, Bad Hair Day, or Rapunzel’s Daughters) to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So please take a moment to comment! I’d love to have one of my readers win!

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You just have to love a main character who’s named after a beautiful tree. Her name is Aspen, and she has a past she’d love to bury.  Here’s the blurb to tell you a bit more:

Aspen Dwyer, recently emancipated from foster care, is searching for a place to hide from a past with secrets too dark to share. Honey Creek, Ohio, presents itself as the best place to start a new life and stay undercover. There she meets Colton Moraine, a man with strong family ties and an even stronger sense of loyalty. His boisterous, loving family welcomes Aspen with warmth she hasn’t felt in years. She’s surprised at how quickly and deeply she falls for Colton. When a dangerous criminal comes to Honey Creek, intent on his revenge against her, Aspen must choose between two options. Should she stay and risk her life and the rejection of the people she’s grown to love? Or should she run again, and leave behind any chance of a happy future?

And here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite:

He gazed at me long and hard before finally saying, “You’re a little less green around the gills now. You’re sure you’re all right?”

“I’m sure. Now, are you going to let me drive this old tank, or do I have to watch you eat something else?”

“Hmm. Sassy is back. Yep. You’re definitely on the mend.” He stepped out of the cab and walked around the front of the truck, beating a light rhythm on the hood as he came around to the passenger side.

“First of all, put your right foot on the brake. That’s this one.” He touched my right knee. I swiped his fingers off my leg. Colton smiled. “Now slide the gear shift into drive.”

I did as he told me and waited. My hands were slick on the wheel.

He reached down into an ice chest sitting on the floor of the passenger side of the truck and pulled out a pop.

“What are you doing?” I wanted to scream it, but I kept my voice level.

He popped the top on the can. Foam squirted up, and he took a sip to keep it from overflowing.

“I do love my ice cold pop on a hot day,” he commented.

“So what of it?” I rolled my eyes, foot glued to the brake pedal.

“This is what of it.” He balanced the pop can on one knee and placed the other hand on the seat between us. “This is going to be a one can driving lesson.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“It means that if you spill even one drop of pop on my new Wranglers, your driving lesson is over.”

“You’re not serious.”

He raised the can, tapped its top with his finger, and took another sip, never taking his eyes off me.

I brushed the hair back from my face. “I’m ready.”

“Now take your foot off the brake, and very gently, push on the gas. Remember, this can is almost full.”

 

I’ve read Untellable and enjoyed it thoroughly. It’s a good, clean read that whisks you away, providing an entertaining release from a busy day. The characters became my friends, and I looked forward to spending time with them. Now, that’s the kind of book I like. 🙂

About the author:

Suzanne Lilly writes lighthearted young adult stories with a splash of suspense, a flash of the unexplained, a dash of romance, and always a happy ending. Her short stories have appeared in numerous places online and in print, and she has placed and received honorable mentions in writing contests. Her debut novel was Shades of the Future in 2011 followed by Untellable in 2012. She lives in Northern California where she reads, writes, cooks, swims, and teaches elementary students.

Visit Suzanne Here:

Amazon Author Page

Website

Blog

Facebook

Goodreads

Twitter

Buy Untellable Here:

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Turquoise Morning Press

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

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Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.

And as always, thanks for stopping by!

Brenda

P.S. After you finish reading Untellable, you might enjoy Along Came Jordan!

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9 Comments

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9 responses to “Welcome, Suzanne Lilly!

  1. Thanks for spotlighting me on your blog today, Brenda!

  2. What a great excerpt! Thank you for sharing this. The book sounds fantastic.

  3. Catherine

    Aspen and Colton…They’re interesting names. Do you have a process for choosing character names?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    • Yes, Catherine, I do have a process. First, I develop the characters in my mind, then I look through my Character Naming Sourcebook by Sherrilyn Kenyon. My heroine has to be very flexible in life, plus she’s tall and thin, so I thought Aspen fit her as a name. My hero is sturdy, strong, and steadfast, so Colton resonated with me for him. That was an interesting question. Thanks for asking!

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