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New Release – Missing Pieces, a Chandler County Novel by Stephany Tullis

Missing Pieces

A Chandler County Romantic Suspense

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PUBLISHER

Diamond T-K Publishing

eBook Price: $2.99

Paperback: $15.99

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The partnership she’s petrified to refuse and afraid to accept

As Chandlerville prepares for a series of local celebrations in honor of the annual Kentucky Derby in nearby Louisville, Kentucky, chaos ensues threatening to cancel the town’s festivities.

Rachel Blakely’s (editor of the Chandler County Chronicles), partnership with ex-NYC socialite, AJ Manning crumbles in the midst of their planning for the town’s Derby-related activities. AJ is the mayor’s wife and Rachel discovers that Fitzgerald Manning, the mayor’s father, has close ties to an unidentified conglomerate of farm investors who may be coercing local farmers to sell their land.

Jairo Aquino, aka Blue, a handsomely, mysterious newcomer is trusted by no one and appears to have an investment scheme of his own. Arriving in Chandler County from Miami, Florida, Aquino has decided to put Chandler County on the map. “His plan was air tight. He just had to find a few missing pieces.”

Rachel and Blue continue to cross paths until they reach a point of no return where they accept they can no longer ignore the sizzle of their interactions and their constricted heart strings that cause them to question the true nature of their relationship.

Can she trust him? Can he trust her? Can they together find the missing pieces?

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~~Excerpt~~

CHAPTER 11

“Every decision you’ve made has brought you to where you are today… exactly where you are meant to be.”

~Unknown~

She woke to the silent sounds of nothingness but didn’t rise, searching instead for solace in the comfort of her bed. Refusing to open her eyes, she wiggled and scooted her body in the cocoon-like wrapping of her down-filled comforter. Her body luxuriated in and sought the protective assurance that her blankie offered. Assurance that she needed. Assurance that she was increasingly fearful without. Assurance that she could go forward. Assurance that her world wouldn’t disintegrate. Again.

In a further effort to fight the start of another day that she had no reason to believe would be better than yesterday, she shielded her eyes with her arm. Her thoughts rambled, twisted, and turned. Meditative breathing, prayerful enjoinders, and burying her head under her pillow failed. She wondered why experts raised false hope by guaranteeing results claiming research-based success stories. Meditation was the answer. Not! Prayer always worked. Not! Protect yourself! How? Her morning save thyself rituals failed. Again.

She succumbed to her despair, accepted the inevitable start of another day, and opened her eyes. The early morning sun greeted her through her sunflower yellow bedroom blinds. She lay still searching for meaning in the glittering rays.

After about five minutes, the rays shouted.

Get up off your butt! Face the music. What is the song of the day? Cry me a river?

Tears formed.

She fumbled for the pack of ciggies in her side table and rolled out of bed. What the heck? Why bother?

She tiptoed to the window and peeked through the blinds as though embarrassed that the universe heard her indignant retort.

She peered down at the town’s early morning greeting to the start of a Chandlerville, Kentucky morning. Drivers travelled at a higher than normal speed as they hurried to their jobs. Shop owners headed to their stores, preparing for their early morning customers. The vinyl blinds protected her much like her blankie and her one-bedroom studio apartment conveniently located above the CCC office, her second home but first love.

She adored everything about Chandlerville. Its Southern charm, the food, the rolling grassy landscape, the artistry… the friends she had made. Most importantly, she loved her job. She’d heard that the town was looking for someone to run the local newspaper at a large crafts festival in Berea, Kentucky a few years ago. She was writing an article on the annual Berea Crafts Festival for a travel magazine and ran into a colleague, a professor who taught at Berea College.

The rest was history. She lied to herself. Her first love was long ago buried but not forgotten. She lied to others. This time, no lies. Period. History would not repeat itself.

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About the Author

           In my world, there is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics. My loves and interests are central to my writing.  I published my first novel The Master’s Plan, A Novel in November 2013 (Edition 3 issued in 2016) and my first Christmas novel, 48 Hours ‘Til Christmas, in November 2014. In 2015, I released Love, Peace & Joy: 3 Short Stories.

BLUE LADY (a short story) published in February 2015 launched my first series, The Angelica Mason Series. The first full installment in this series, entitled BLUE LADY’S Sweet Dreams was released July 2016 to be followed by BLUE LADY’S Mission Impossible in 2018.

In June 2016, I launched my second series (B.B.B.) with a novella entitled, Beach Baby Blues (part of an 11 author Beach Anthology, Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea). I hope to publish the sequel in this new series, entitled, Baby Boomer Blues by July 2017.

The sequel to The Master’s Plan, entitled, Forgive, Forgotten, Forever is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2017.

I am pleased to partner with my friend and fellow author, PJ Fiala to sponsor the Chandler County multi-branded author series and will soon be releasing two books in this series. Missing Pieces is currently on pre-order with an April 11th 2017 release date and my second book in this new series is entitled Missing Chances and will be released in November 2017. Nine other authors will publish their books in this exciting endeavor during 2017. All books are based on our fictional towns, Chandlerville and Bourbonville Kentucky, ‘where the unbridled spirit of romance roams’.

I live in Georgia with my family where I continue to write professionally and have published on Examiner.com as Atlanta’s Society and Culture Examiner and in various health related peer review journals.

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Chandler County Book Cover Reveal!

The clock is ticking and the first slew of awesome Chandler County books will be released beginning in May!

Chandler County is a fictional world located between Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. A dozen or so authors are penning stories revolving around the Kentucky Derby and the Chandler County Birthday Bash. Each author has their own unique characters and share some with each other as well.

There will be two Chandler County releases each year, the first in April/May of 2017 and the second in November/December of 2017. We’re excited about this Chandler County project and hope you will be too. There’s something for everyone in Chandler County.

Here is the schedule of release dates:

April 11, 2017 – Missing Pieces by Stephany Tullis
April 18, 2017 – Missing the Point by PJ Fiala
April 25, 2017 – Missing: The Lady Said No by Jacquie Biggar
May 2, 2017 – Missing Destiny by Traci Wooden-Carlisle
May 9, 2017- Missing the Crown Jewels by Valerie Clarizio
May 16, 2017 – The Missing Ingredient by Debbie White

Check out these lovely covers designed by Dana Leah!

Click on any cover below for the link to the Pre-Order!

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We’ve got lots of exciting stuff happening on our Facebook Page starting with a scavenger hunt with PRIZES! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerCounty/

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Character Interview with Blake Duncan from Beach Baby Blues

Beach Baby Blues is a short story included in a romance anthology entitled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea:  11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen.  The anthology is set for release on June 28, 2016 and is up for pre-order now!  Just $.99 for these 11 beach tales!   Click here to pre-order!

Blake Duncan shares all 

I’m fortunate enough to be involved with some very talented authors.  This particular time, ten others.  We have grouped together and wrote brand new short stories for a new box set we have coming out very soon, titled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea – 11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen.  We’ve created the hashtag #11Beaches, feel free to retweet or share using that hashtag!

These short stories are set on a beach, and the beaches are all over the world.  And, we each selected two characters from the other authors in the anthology and used them in our stories as minor characters.  That was fun.  But, until #11Beaches releases, let’s enjoy an interview from Stephany Tullis’ character, Blake Duncan, from her story, Beach Baby Blues.  Oh, and Blake is one of the characters that I used in my story!!!!

1.    Q. What’s your super power?

A. That’s easy. Can’t believe you haven’t guessed.  My charisma. My charm. Women and men alike are dazzled by my good looks . My looks are like honey to bees…fragrant, tantalizing and sweet. People are drawn to me by my looks and bewitched by my charm. I’ve never lost a friend.

2.    Q. On what occasion, do you lie?

A: I need to clarify before I answer this question. In my business, I negotiate. I manage five bands. My job is to get my peeps the best gig I can get.  Representing them well can be tough especially at times when they may be competing for the same tour date. Getting that best deal is not always easy. I    have to do what I have to do. I hate it especially when I have to undercut one of  my bands for another. It can get tricky. You just have to understand the business.  And I do.

3.    Q. When and where were you the happiest?

A. Strange you should ask. If I had been asked this question last month, I don’t believe I would have had an answer. Just recently though…a few weeks ago, I ran into a childhood friend on a cruise ship. She was hosting her baby sister’s bachelorette party. Hadn’t see her in years–since high school. We had a few drinks on the ship. Some late night conversation. I had such a great time. Makes me wonder what my life would have been like, if I’d settled down with Shelby. Hmmmm.

4.    Q.What is your biggest regret?

A. Wow! You’re not going to believe this but my biggest regret is not having children. Of course, with my life style, it’s probably for the best. But I use to imagine myself with twins. A girl and a boy. Blakely and Duncan. They’re beautiful. Curly , deep copper colored hair and hazel eyes. And of course, they both love music.  She loves to sing and has such a range. And Duncan dominates the keyboard–like a Brian Culbertson.

5.    Q. What is your motto?

A. Love this question. I have a wall hanging in my music room that says: “For all of you who gossip about me: Thanks for making me the center of your world.” I don’t know to whom I should attribute the quote but I use it all the time. It’s the story of my life. I love what I do. I love my artists. Music. And traveling. I love cutting that deal. I mind my business and wish those who speculate about my success, to leave me the H alone–pardon my French.

6.    Q. Clothes in the hamper or on the floor?

A. My clothes go from the dry cleaner, to my suitcase, to my body and then, the floor. How’s that?

7. Q.Where do you see yourself in five years?

A. Five years older. Still charming. Haha. I’d like to think I’d be ready to settle down. Find me a special somebody–who loves music and maybe travel. Without the somebody, I see myself doing more of the same…traveling with my bands.

Stephany Tullis Bio

My spirituality is the force behind my being. In my world, there is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics. My loves and interests are central to my writing.

I published my first novel The Master’s Plan, A Novel About Purpose in November 2013 and my first Christmas novel, 48 Hours ‘Til Christmas, in November 2014.

BLUE LADY (a short story), published in February 2015, launched my first series, The Angelica Mason Series. The first full installment in this series, entitled BLUE LADY’S Sweet Dreams is scheduled for release June 2016 to be followed by BLUE LADY’S Mission Impossible in the Fall  2016.

Beach Baby Blues is a part of the Anthology entitled, Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea…11 Beaches where anything can happen.

You can find me on:

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Take a peek at Stephany’s cover for Beach Baby Blues, isn’t it beautiful?

Tell me if you read box sets and anthologies, I’m interested.

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