Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Sophie's Fate by C.S. Minsky

Today I am pleased to give you the cover reveal for  Sophie's Fate by C.S. Minsky and also a excerpt of the book.





Book Description:

Soon to be eighteen-year-old Sophie Benedetto lives a privileged quiet life, but her peaceful existence is about to be disrupted. When Sophie meets Nick there is something deeply familiar about him. Ruggedly handsome, it is his divine-like presence that draws her in. As they become close, Sophie's world changes in unimaginable ways. Sophie learns she lived another life and died tragically in the summer of her eighteenth birthday, the very summer she is presently living. If Sophie doesn't unravel the events of that life, she will encounter the same fate.

Set against the backdrop of beautiful and tranquil Sonoma, California, Sophie's journey moves her in and out of the present forcing her to confront the ghost that haunts her. Through it all, Sophie discovers her own resilience, a secret about her mother and the hidden truth about Nick.

Sophie's Fate is a young adult contemporary read with a paranormal twist. It is for ages 14+. It is book one of a two-book series. Sophie's Time, book two, will be coming soon!


Backcover:
Sometimes the past follows us into the present.

Soon to be eighteen-year-old Sophie lives a privileged quiet life, but her peaceful existence is about to be disrupted. When Sophie meets Nick there is something deeply familiar about him. Ruggedly handsome, it is his divine-like presence that draws her in. As they become close, Sophie’s world changes in unimaginable ways. Sophie learns she lived another life and died tragically in the summer of her eighteenth birthday, the very summer she is presently living. If Sophie doesn’t unravel the events of that life she will encounter the same fate. 

Sophie’s journey moves her in and out of the present forcing her to confront the ghost that haunts her. Through it all, Sophie discovers her own resilience, a secret about her mother and the hidden truth about Nick.





About the Author:




C.S. Minsky is a former award-winning California high school teacher and mentor for at-risk students. She is bilingual, has traveled throughout Europe and has lived abroad. She supports sustainable and organic farming, enjoys cooking, hiking and is a lover of dogs. When she isn’t reading or writing, she is out having fun.




Excerpt:

We were stuck in traffic in the sprawling city of Los Angeles. Knowing this is the state of affairson a daily basis my stepfather, Tom, left the house early offering us more than enough time to
get to the airport. It was a warm overcast June day. I was dressed for summer, but I carried my
sweatshirt. Two packed suitcases occupied the trunk. I left my books in my bedroom of his house
as there were far too many, but I grabbed a few favorites to take with me.
Summer in San Francisco is not hot like the rest of the country. The average temperature is
sixty-two degrees and fog hovers like a doting mother. I would need that sweatshirt once I
departed the airport. I lived there until I was twelve years old when my parents divorced, and my
mother decided to move to Los Angeles taking me with her. Two years later she married Tom.
My father kept the house in San Francisco. I visited him several times over the years and
spent four weeks of each summer at his summer place in Sonoma. I was moving in with him
until I began college in September. He flew down for my high school graduation one week
earlier, but I wasn’t ready to leave at that time.
My mother died in the middle of my junior year. She didn’t get to see me graduate. Cancer
stole her life. I miss her. I miss her soft hair, the smell of her perfume, her loving voice and her
cooking. I even miss her crazy ideas about angels and destiny. My dad called it her spiritual
voodoo. He drove down and rented an apartment the last month of her illness. Even though their
marriage didn’t last, they still loved each other. I saw the way they looked at one another the
several times they met over the years. I never understood why they couldn’t stay together, and I
didn’t ask.
On her last day of life she went in and out of consciousness. I stayed by her bedside, but I left
the room before she died. My father was the last person she spoke to before permanently closing
her eyes. She was on morphine to help with the pain. I held her hand and at one point she held
mine back. I bent over her to speak into her ear. “I love you, Mom.”
She opened her eyes and held onto my hand as she tugged for me to come down closer to her
mouth. She whispered, “You are stronger than she is. He will find you. He carries the truth.”
I looked up at Dad and Tom. They were talking to one another. I didn’t understand, and they
didn’t hear. The words made no sense to me, so I let it go. I assumed it was one of her
hallucinations. I would soon discover it wasn’t.



15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the little excerpt, I didn't know about this one.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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  2. Not a fan of the cover at all, but I like the sound of the premise. I'm not sure what I would do if I had a premonition of my death upcoming on my next birthday!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. That would be scary and probably depressing wouldn't it? But I guess it would also give you time to spend with all the ones you love and do things you don't want to miss out on!

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  3. I bought this book on iBooks. It was fantastic. It is great for teens and twenty-somethings. I like paranormal and this wasn't too over the top.

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  4. Not sure about this one. I will wait and see what reviewers are saying. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard of this one yet. :-)

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    1. Me neither so it was fun checking it out. :)

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  6. The cover isn't my favorite, but the story sounds good!

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  7. This is new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I like the cover. Very....blue. lol. Good excerpt too.

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