Laura Howard: Authors Blog Hop hosted by Lady Amber's Reviews


Authors Blog Hop hosted by Lady Amber's Reviews

Welcome to the First Annual Authors Blog Hop hosted by Lady Amber's Reviews!

I'd like to share a little snippet from The Forgotten Ones that I hope you'll love!


The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy, Book 1)

We’re going to the beach tomorrow,” Nicole said.

“Have fun,” I mumbled.

She wiped her lips with a napkin and narrowed her eyes at me. “You’re coming.” I opened my mouth to argue, but she held a slender finger up at me and pursed her lips. “It’s the first Saturday you’ve had off in months. School’s over, at least for the summer. You’re coming.”

I sighed and looked up at the pattern of our umbrella. “You really know how to ruin a perfectly good sundae.”

Her eyes shot daggers at me. “We’ll have a great time, Al.” Her expression changed as she seemed to change tactics. Her green eyes widened and her lip stuck out just the tiniest bit.

Cranky Nicole was a challenge, but pouting Nicole was impossible.

“Fine,” I sighed. “We’re going to the beach.” I looked at my sundae, which had made me so happy a minute earlier and a thought came to me. She hadn’t said anyone else was coming, but Nicole and her boyfriend Jeff were practically inseparable. “Wait, who else is going?”

Nicole grinned, clearly smelling her victory. “The usual crew: Jeff, Rachel, Sean and”—her eyebrows inched up—“Ethan.”

I nodded, trying to breathe evenly. I hated the way my pulse spiked at just the mention of his name. Handsome, cocky Ethan. His smile had the power to break down every one of my defenses. But, I didn’t have space in my life for that. I had a plan—to focus on taking care of my mom. My grandparents had done it by themselves for long enough. I needed to find a way to help, to unburden them. That was my priority. But Ethan…he was so hard to resist sometimes.

About The Forgotten Ones

Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.

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  1. So hope I win want to read your book so bad. Thank you for the chance

  2. Squee! Starting The Forgotten Ones tonight!

  3. Thanks for having this great giveaway! The Forgotten Ones looks really good! Definitely on my to read list.

  4. Thanks for participating and loved the excerpt!
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  6. Thanks for the great giveaway!


  7. Hopping over to say hello! I'm a fellow tour-goer and was also at UtopYa :-) Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  8. Thank you for participating in this fun hop, I am having a great time hopping around and meeting new (to me) authors :)

  9. Thanks for bein' in the hop! You have a great giveaway here! =)

  10. Thanks for the giveaway. I have a friend named Cranky Nicole.

  11. Can't wait to read The Forgotten Ones thanks for being part of the Hop and for the giveaway<3


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