Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Oath: Maddy and Silenus by Susan Badaracco - Book Tour and Giveaway



About the Book



When her past merges with her present, Maddy is not sure what to think. Was that really an abduction she witnessed? Does she have the courage to find out?

Silenus is a unicorn haunted by his past failure to protect his charge. He trains relentlessly but is he fierce enough to protect this innocent? Will she even trust him?

Can a mortal and immortal pursue the truth together or will Maddy pay the ultimate price?









The book will be FREE during the tour

Excerpt

Mr. Sheldon turned slowly, releasing Allison from his grip. “Excuse me,” he said softly, ominously, “what did you say?”

Maddy looked up, caught his menacing glare a moment before his face relaxed back into a more benign expression. Slowly, deliberately, he strolled back to the center of the room, placed his hands on his hips and tilted his head in mock confusion. Maddy’s grip tightened on her notebook until her knuckles whitened. Her stomach rolled, churned. 

It was as if all noise was sucked out of the room, as if all the surrounding white walls absorbed every acoustic and left the room as bereft of noise as it was of color. She opened her mouth to answer but snapped it shut again under his intense scrutiny. He nodded to himself and pressed his lips together in irritation.

Guest Post

What would you like to tell readers about yourself

  I’m on a mission. Kids need saving and I want to help. I’m a pediatrician and over the years I’ve seen a change in the reasons why children come to the office. It used to be sore throats, scrapped knees and ear infections. Now 25% of my visits are for depression, anxiety or behavioral problems. Over the years, we’ve adapted, learned to treat these children for conditions we once consider ‘adult’ problems.
  But then I went to a conference and heard one of the speakers make a comment. He said that children keep throwing themselves into the river and pediatricians keep jumping in to save them. He stopped for a moment, giving us time to see the imagery, before continuing. Someone should go upstream and stop them from jumping in the first place, he pointed out. 
  I have several goals. 
  I want to write books that empower children, especially girls. One half of girls will lose their confidence by puberty. That needs to change. I want to write books with characters who demonstrate persistence, strength, responsibility…honor. That’s right. I want to brainwash our children into believing they should have the same virtues. 
  Secondly, I want to donate to charities that help and protect children. All of the proceeds of this book go to the Children’s Advocacy Center where they work to convict sexual predators and counsel their child victims. Once you hear their stories, you can’t get them out of your head. 
  Lastly, I want to write great books. This only works if I do. I’ve read about writing, attended conferences, hired an editor…done my best to provide the reader with an enjoyable experience. One I hope they want to repeat….


About the Author

Susan Badaracco is the author and independent publisher of “The Oath: Maddy and Silenus”.
In her real life, she is a pediatrician at Kids First Pediatrics where she routinely consoles anxious moms, retrieves interesting objects hidden in ears and laughs at made up knock-knock jokes.
She lives with her husband, a dog (ADHD is not limited to humans) and a cat. Her daughter and son both made the unfortunate decision to grow up which means she travels more than she used to.

Susan Badaracco Author Information

Website: http://www.susanbadaracco.com/

Blog:  http://www.susanbadaracco.com/blog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanBadaraccoWrites/

Book Buying Link:  https://www.amazon.com/Oath-Maddy-Silenus-Susan-Badaracco-ebook/dp/B075375HNB

Giveaway
Susan Badaracco will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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