Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blog Tour (Excerpt #2+Giveaway): Finding Mia by Rachel K. Burke

Author: Rachel K. Burke
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult
Release date: January 2012
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Links to find/buy the book: Amazon |Goodreads

Intelligent and fiercely independent, sixteen-year-old Mia Marchette has never had a childhood. After her father’s disappearance when she was six, she has alone borne the burden of her mother’s bipolar disorder.

When her mother is institutionalized after a failed suicide attempt, Mia is abruptly forced to live with the estranged father she has not known for ten years. She is shocked to discover that he has created a new, picture-perfect life for himself, and is now living with a stepmother and a half-sister Mia never knew she had. Together, Mia and her new family must face the bitterness, mistakes, and long-hidden secrets that threaten to destroy their precarious happiness.

Finding Mia follows Mia's journey as she searches to find the unanswered questions from her past, leading to her own self-discovery.

Ultimately, this is a story of confronting pain and finding freedom, of letting go and learning to search for love in unexpected places.

Excerpt 2
June 8, 2009
There’s a certain unfamiliarity in returning to your former life, a period of reacquaintance. Sometimes I get lost inside my room, I forget which corner to stack my laundry, which side of the sink to leave the toothpaste. I wonder if reincarnation is the same way, if déjà vu is the world’s way of reminding us that we’ve been here before, only this time, we have to relearn the steps to take.
There are times when the house feels too big, empty in a way, without the steady voices, the constant smell of cooking. The feeling of a real family, people who wait for you in the kitchen, ask you how your day was, always seem to know when something is wrong. My mom is trying, but sometimes, I don’t think she even knows where to begin.
It’s funny because, no matter how much time has gone by, my father still looks at my mother the same way he did when I was young, like she’d hung the stars in the sky. It’s sad, really, how one single action can change the existence of your being. It’s like exposing a roll of film, one swift move can ruin everything in its path.
The best thing that could have come out of this is that my parents finally had the closure they needed to move on, the lid to seal the jar shut, the final chapter. The unanswered questions laid to rest. Because there’s nothing worse than living the rest of your life wondering what could have been.
Rachel was born and raised in Boston, MA. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

She graduated from Bridgewater University in 2011 with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies.

Rachel's work has appeared in Prevention Magazine, Worcester Magazine and Starpulse News Entertainment.

. (12) eBook copies of FINDING MIA
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  1. the book looks really interesting. have added it to my TBR list

  2. Expecting some hope from this one :) Enjoyed the excerpt and looking forward to the read.

  3. A great excerpt. I hope I can read this.. :)


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