Saturday, November 17, 2012

Refuge by Carole Rummage- The book, the author and the giveaway



Welcome to this stop on the Refuge Blog Tour!The author is offering a copy of her book to one lucky winner. Just enter on the rafflecopter form below. If you don't see it click, 'read more'. So, let me take a second to tell you a little about the book and the author.

The book- 
Laney Lowell moved across the country to escape her past, not to fall in love. But when she becomes friends with Gabe, a handsome artist plagued by a mysterious disease, she’ll have to decide between facing his dark truth or walking away from him forever.

Carole tells me that her book is a young adult fantasy/romance set in North Carolina where she lives. "It is a clean romance for teens with a paranormal element." It is also the first in a series, The Dark Light Dance Trilogy.


The Author-
Let's meet Carole- “I live in a little cottage in Garner, North Carolina, a small town just outside of Raleigh, with my husband, Tom. Our three children are grown and (mostly) gone, but our needy cat, Pepper, makes sure we’re not bored–especially as she likes to sit in front of the computer screen while I type. We have six grandchildren who keep all of us on our toes.

I may be a grandmother, but I’m young at heart. I love working with the youth and am only happier when I’m writing for them and about them. Along with the best career of all as a wife and a mother, I’ve been a personnel assistant, registered nurse, home-school teacher, local newspaper lady, and bookstore clerk. Now, I happily add writer to those. One of my favorite quotes is from George Elliott, “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” I believe this applies not just to a writing career, but to everything in life. After all, succeeding at new things just takes faith and trust and a little bit of fairy dust…”

I had the chance to ask her a few questions-

What inspired you to write Refuge? I was inspired to write Refuge when I first heard about the red wolves in North Carolina. They are endangered and the only ones to run free in the world are here in the wildlife refuge. We visited the area, which I wasn't familiar with before, and I knew I could set a story there. I fell in love with the small town and the movement to save the red wolf and suddenly Gabe and Laney were there in my head, wanting me to tell their story!


What was your favorite book to read as a child? I have memories of reading so many wonderful books as a child--I barely remember the time before I could read. My mother used to put my stack of library books on top of the very tall dining room china cabinet to keep me from spending all my time with my nose buried in a book. Charlotte's Web, The Boxcar Children, The Little House on the Prairie, The Secret Garden, stand out in my mind. I loved reading those same books to my own children--the mark of true classics!


How is book 2 coming along? Book Two in the Dark Light Dance Trilogy, Unity, is finished. I will go through and make a few final revisions after Christmas and then pronounce it done!

Thanks Carole :)





The Giveaway-

a Rafflecopter giveaway

15 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard about this book but it sounds like a good one!

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    1. Where I'd travel for peace and refuge? Hmm. Camping in the woods. Or lying on a private beach somewhere. Can't decide.

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  2. I’d want to go to Malaysia because it has everything I love — beaches, awesome rain forests, exotic markets, ancient ruins and really nice hotels and resorts with all the amenities…

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Wow, Malaysia. That sounds amazing. I've never been there.

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  3. The Scottish highlands, only in the summer though.

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    1. One of the things on my bucket list is to visit Ireland, Scotland, and England. I'll keep the summer part in mind. I hear it's soggy over there.

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  4. I would get in my car and drive. There are so many beautiful and peaceful places to see in the U.S. Sometimes just sitting in your car watching the traffic pass you by can be enjoyable.

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  5. I'm not sure where I would go! Probably someplace warm and tropical by the ocean. The ocean always seems so relaxing and peaceful to me! :) I have a giveaway going on if you'd like to enter. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week and thank you so much for the chance to win!

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

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    1. Someday I will make it to Hawaii. Maybe for a book signing :) Thanks Leigh Ann- I headed over to enter your giveaway. Love books with djinns.

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  6. Honestly, for peace and refuge, I love where I live - Florida. Maybe it is because my family is here, but the climate (minus the humidity which my hair hates) is perfect, and I love the culture down here.

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    1. I went to Disney world once, wow, total humidity. The best place to live is where you love. You're blessed.

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