*Release Day Blitz and Review* For All the Evers by Debra Anastasia

Title: For All the Evers
Author: Debra Anastasia
Genre: Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2016 

 

Blurb

 

Fallen Billow should be in college like most of her friends, but instead she’s raising her brother and working as a housekeeper at a vintage local hotel. It’s back-breaking work, but not nearly as challenging as fending off unwanted advances from the hotel’s owner.

Thomas McHugh is fighting for our country, across the globe and decades before Fallen Billow was even born. So there’s no way they’re soul mates. There’s no way he can be desperate to see her, hold her, kiss her. Except there is.

Is it a dream when he inks his name on her skin? Is it a delusion when she puts her hands on his face and says she loves him? Nothing has ever felt more real.

Fate has etched paths for Thomas and Fallen that even time cannot touch. A Purple Heart proclaims Thomas’ valor and bravery. And his death. But Fallen dares to dream of the impossible. She wants Thomas to stay. Just stay.

A tribute to all who have served our country, this novel honors the impossible beauty of love and the endless power of hope. Come open your heart and celebrate the many facets of bravery with Fallen and Thomas.

 

Debra Anastasia has created a website for Thomas McHugh – the veteran the book is in honor of. (It is recommended readers look at this website after reading the book)

Thomas McHugh Website

Purchase Links

 

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Available in Kindle Unlimited

 
 
 

Review

 

**This book is a heartfelt dedication to the authors uncle Thomas McHugh.**
 
Abandoned by her alcoholic mother, Fallen Billow has been left to care for her young brother Fenn. She takes a job at a hotel where she is warned not to fall asleep in room 514. Suffice to say she doesn’t heed this warning and finds herself transported to an alternate reality where you are destined to meet your soul mate who, in Fallen’s case is Thomas McHugh. 
 
At times heartbreaking but mostly heartwarming, For All the Evers is a departure from Debra’s more recent comedic works but still has the passion of her Poughkeepsie series – in fact I’d go as far as to say it is more passionate – it’s certainly more romantic. The story flowed effortlessly although I did feel the way Fallen dealt with bad situations wasn’t in keeping with the strong character she really was.  For example, her mother had a knack of turning up like the proverbial bad penny, causing no end of trauma, and along the unwanted attention of the nasty Lad, it made Fallen seem a little weak at times. However, this didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the book at all. 
 
Despite there being a conclusion to this story, I feel like Debra was holding some things back; perhaps there’s a novella on the cards? 
 
I adore Debra as an author and this book is pure magic. I laughed a little, cried a bit more but mostly, I just really loved the whole concept behind this touching story. 

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Excerpt

 

“I bet you were adorable.” He put his knuckle under her chin and encouraged her to lift her head. She rolled back over and settled against his shoulder.

“I don’t want to be adorable. I want to be impossible.”

“How do you mean?” He kissed her forehead.

“I want to be impossible for you to forget, impossible for you to keep your hands off of.” She leaned up for a kiss.

“You’re my impossible then. Have no fear.” He tenderly reminded her he was her impossible, too, with his lips.

She put her hand against his stomach and snuggled in. “This is my spot. Right here. With you—it’s home.”

He swallowed before talking to the ceiling. “My heart was like a fist. Where I am? It’s not a place you plan to survive. I’ve been there for years, and it’s not about skill; it’s not even about luck. You get strapped into a machine, and fate’s driving. You can’t get out even if you want to. So you submit to it. You harden your soul. You get ready to die.”

He shifted, rolling on top of her. She sighed in contentment. Being beneath him made her feel safe and secure.

He kissed her lips, then the tip of her nose, before continuing. “But with you, it’s like my heart’s opening up, and I’m terrified to feel, after all this time. Yet I don’t have a choice. No matter where I am, I draw your face whenever I get a scrap of paper.”

He laughed a little. “We found a puppy, and I named it Fallen, just so I could say your name over and over. The guys think I’m crazy—such a strange name for a dog. But I don’t care. I’m gasping for you every moment I’m awake. And I’m making choices to keep me alive through the week.”

His eyes searched hers. “What if I’m not as tough as I was in the beginning? God, I hope no one is affected by my distraction with this. But in the end there’s you. Only you. Do what you have to to get back to me when you’re awake. You have to. I need you more than air, more than life right now. The softness of you, the tenderness in your eyes when you see me. I’m trying to force fate to throw me in your direction. To hurl me at you somehow. I don’t know if it will work. But I’m praying for it.”

 

Fallen touched his face, then his neck. “I will do everything I can to find you.”

 

 

Author Bio

 

Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there’s no paper and pen around. In all of the lies she writes she hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.

Debra has now published the Seraphim Series, the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, the Gynazule Series, The Revenger and Booty Camp Dating Service. Her novella, Late Night with Andres is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) For All The Evers is her latest romantic suspense.

 
 
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Giveaway

 

 

There is a giveaway for signed paperback of For All the Evers and Saving Poughkeepsie, signed hand crafter holiday ornaments, Booty Camp Dating Service ring, Poughkeepsie lip balm and cardboard keychain, and XL One More Chapter t-shirt

 

 

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  1. avatarDebra Anastasia

    Thank you so much!

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