Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Days Lost Blog Tour and Giveaway with Author Shannon McCrimmon

Author: Shannon McCrimmon
Release date: December 10, 2013
Age Group: YA
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Action & Adventure
Tour organized by: WordSmith Publicity and AToMR

Links to the book: 

Goodreads –

Book Description:
On the heels of her high school graduation, Ellie Morales is spending her summer vacation in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her dad and brother, Jonah. Having lost their mother only months earlier, all of them are trying to cope with the loss in their own way.

Part routine, part escape, running is Ellie's way of dealing with her grief. Shortly after sunrise each morning, Ellie and her dog, Bosco, set out for a lengthy run on the path that passes by her house and leads deep into the woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One fateful morning, Ellie is lead off of the trail and discovers a secret that will change her life, as well as the lives of the family she meets, forever. One member of this mysterious family is Sam Gantry, who seems unlike any guy she's ever known.

This meeting sparks a series of events, causing Ellie to question everything she's ever known and believed. The more she learns about Sam and his family, the more she wants to help him find the missing puzzle pieces.


“I'd trade you to the Greek Army Battalion for a goat if I could.” 
I stole this line from my brother, who used to say this to me all the time while growing up.

“I could hear you coming, Thunder Foot.” 
This is my husband's term of endearment for me because I'm a loud walker. I think it's the perfect nickname for someone who walks hard on their feet.

“Ellie and Jonah had the standard sibling relationship: insult, argue, physically fight, and then hug it out.” 
To me, this is true of most sibling relationships – they fight and then kiss and make-up, and all is forgiven.

“There's this thing about home. Nothing ever smells as good, tastes as good, feels as good, 'cause it ain't home, it's a replacement, and it'll never compare 'cause you're constantly looking back, thinking about how great home was.”  

I think most people who have moved away from their hometown can relate to this statement. I miss Florida oranges, and the oranges from the grocery store just don't compare to the juicy oranges I used to pick off of my orange tree when I was a kid.


About the Author:

I'm a Florida native who currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina with my husband and toy poodle. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking Earl Grey tea with honey and cream, singing ineptly and butchering the lyrics to my favorite songs, and asking my friends ridiculous, hypothetical scenario-based questions. 

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