Monday, December 31, 2012

[Interview & Review + GIVEAWAY) As I Wake (Breaking Fate Collection Book 2) by Sarah DiCello

Welcome Author Sarah DiCello

Sarah DiCello is new to Taylor Street.

She writes fantasy / romance.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Communications/Journalism.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
The power to stop time around me so I could get more done.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Getting a five-star review from a blogger I didn't know. She called me her new favorite author and that's when I thought, "Someone likes me. I can do this."

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It will make you question how you came to be where you are in this life and why those you love the most are present with you today.

Favorite food?
Anything with cheese.

What book are reading now?
George Shuman's "18 Seconds."

What’s your favorite season/weather?
All of them for about three weeks. I like summer but then it gets too hot. I like winter but then it gets too cold. I like fall but then that means school starts and I have to begin packing lunches, which I hate. And then there's spring, which I love, but want to fast forward to summer.

What was your favorite children's book?
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Beach or Pool?
Hands down - the beach!

What is one book everyone should read?
I could be selfish and say mine but "Water for Elephants" is one of my all time favorite books.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Oh, there are always books in the works. I just need to relish in the fact that I've just written two for a while before I start the next one.

Sarah I love your books! Thanks so much for being here. It has been an honor. :)

As I Wake 
(Breaking Fate Collection Book 2)
by Sarah DiCello
Genre: YA Historical Romance with a time travel twist
Publisher: Taylor Street Books
Number of pages: 200
Word Count: 60,000
Cover Artist: Heather Moreland

Book Description: 

Readers entranced by As I Close My Eyes will once again be thrust into the enchanting life of Danielle Grayson in As I Wake, the second book in the Breaking Fate collection.
A secret of Dani’s past is revealed and she must find the answers before it’s too late. Can she change the fate of her one true love or will he suffer the same destiny for all of time?
As Dani rekindles her relationship with Ben she finds herself torn between her present day life in Sugar Hill, Georgia and a new past she has yet to discover. But something in her past makes her question the journey she has chosen. Time is running out and she is the only one who can understand the path that must be taken. But will it be enough? Has the story of Dani and Ben been written in stone never to be undone?

As I Wake is the sequel to As I Close My Eyes. In this book we find Danielle waking up from the cliff hanger accident in As I Close My Eyes into the world of New Orleans in the 1920's as Elizabeth. And again all the people in her present life are with her. We find out she is not alone with this time travel ability. She finds a journal that belonged to her dad and that sets her on a journey to discover the reason for these dreams. She knows the dreams are a key to figuring something out in the present but she can't put a finger on it.

I love these books so much. Sarah is a brilliant writer. I absolutely adore the story line  I love dropping in on these time periods and reading her explanation of the way life was during that time, like the roaring 20's. There are so many characters and twists in these books it would take forever to tell. This book takes you on a journey hopping from the present into the past and back and forth, until you see why Danielle is dreaming these and how she will avoid the outcome she thinks is inevitable.

All I can say is READ THIS SERIES. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Once I begin one of Sarah's book I can never put it down. I am not one for Historical Romance (not really one for History of any thing!) but I am sure glad I gave these a try. And I sure hope Sarah writes many more in this series because I will be the first in line to buy them.

5 Stars for Sarah!!

If you would like to read my review of Sarah's first book As I Close My Eyes go here. It was awesome as well. :)

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Sabryy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jolene and Family said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win

Jolene A

Unknown said...

wish you and yours a great 2013!!!

Roger said...

Happy New Years Eve. New Orleans in the 1920s would be a fabulous time period. I'd like to read about it.

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Brooke Showalter said...

Love the plot of this book.