Wednesday, February 10, 2016

**GIVEAWAY**Showcase Sage's Eyes by V. C. Andrews

Thanks to the ghostwriting of Andrew Neiderman the V. C. Andrews legend still grows. He's now been penning novels under her name for more than 26 years and hopefully will continue long into the future.
Pocket Books/ Simon & Schuster is offering one print copy for a #Giveaway, details below.
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ISBN-13: 9781451650914
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: 01/26/2016
Length: 400pp
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Overview

From V.C. Andrews, bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic comes the tale of a young girl kept under the watchful eye of her adoptive parents, as if they fear who—or what—she’ll become…
Sixteen-year-old Sage is a lonely child. Her adoptive parents watch her obsessively, as if studying her for warning signs of…something. And maybe they’re right to—even she can’t make sense of the strange things she sees and hears. She possesses knowledge that other teenagers don’t, that her parents and teachers—no adult—could possibly have. So when Sage finally makes a friend who understands her alarming gift, he becomes her confidant, a precarious link to the truth about who she really is. For Sage and the alluring new boy at school share many things in common. Perhaps, they’ll learn, far too many things.

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Excerpt: 

We sauntered in and took our seats. For a moment, I didn’t realize it until I saw where all my friends were looking. Summer Dante was in Cassie’s seat. I had the chilling feeling that he was somehow destined to be there, destined to replace her. He sat with perfect posture and didn’t look at anyone.


His hands were clasped before him on his desk. I couldn’t take my eyes off him, first because his sitting there brought home the reality that Cassie was gone, off into some therapeutic fog, working to bring herself back into the sunshine, and second because there was an aura about him that was both pleasing and dangerous.

Suddenly, he broke his perfect form by turning sharply in my direction and stabbing me with his eyes. I think I gasped audibly. He had turned just the way I might if I had felt someone was looking at me intently. There was that tiny sting at the base of my neck whenever I felt that, and I was always right. Someone was staring at me. Now I was caught doing the same thing. I felt my face flush with embarrassment.

The girls hadn’t exaggerated about his striking good looks. His beautifully formed full lips softened instantly into smoothly tanned firm cheeks. I couldn’t turn away. He nodded at me, and I rolled my eyes away like a fighter pilot might roll his plane to escape an attack. I was grateful for the relief the day’s announcements brought. I could catch my breath.

When the bell rang, we all rose with the same hopeful expectation: Summer Dante would gravitate toward one of us to walk through the halls to our first class. It would be like putting on a valuable jewel, eye candy, evoking green envy from the eyes of every other girl in the school.

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Darlene shake Todd off. It didn’t take a genius to see why she was being cool to him so suddenly, and I knew he was hurt and angry. He glared at Summer Dante and fell back as Darlene, wearing her inviting smile as obvious as a car’s front bumper, slowed when she reached Summer first. He barely acknowledged her, made a sharp turn to his left, and fell back to speak to our homeroom teacher. Disappointment fell like a window shade across Darlene’s face as she caught up with the rest of us.

“I’m curious,” I said. “You were so enamored of Todd Wells that you’re still wearing red this morning.” I nodded at the red ribbon in her hair.

“So?”

“What happened to your being so desperate for Todd’s affections?”

“Summer Dante happened,” she replied without the slightest bit of shame.

Everyone but me smiled with approval.

“So you’re no longer interested in Todd?”

“Why? Are you going to chase after him now?”

“No. I was just curious about how this works,” I said.

“How what works?” Darlene asked.

“Being in love with someone one day and not the next or when someone better-looking comes along.”

“Hello! We’re not love slaves, Sage. If Todd saw he had a chance with Scarlett Johansson, he would drop me so fast my head would spin. He’s always talking about her. We’re not committing ourselves for the rest of our lives when we go out with someone, even when we go steady,” she said. She looked at the others for support. “Give me a break, right?”

“Right,” Ginny said. She looked at me. “Sometimes you do seem like you’re out of another time, Sage. Relax. We’re all just drooling and enjoying it.”

“So are you,” Mia said under her breath. “So don’t act like Miss Goody-Goody.”

“Pardon?”

“I saw the way he looked at you and the way you reacted,” Mia said as we continued down the hallway. “The others weren’t in position to see, but I did.”

“And?”

“I’m not blaming you for anything. I wished he looked at me that way,” she said, and walked faster.

Really? I wondered. Was there something special about the way he had looked at me as opposed to how he had looked at each of them after all they had told me? I looked back. Summer was just coming up behind us, talking to Ward and Nick. What had drawn them to him so quickly? Whatever he said to them made them laugh. They looked like they had been friends forever, patting each other on the back and nudging each other playfully for superior position the way boys who were good friends often did.

He obviously made friends more easily than I did. A ton of questions about him cascaded through my mind. Where he came from and what brought him and his father here were at the top of the list, along with what had happened to his mother. Obviously, whatever tragedy had befallen him and his father had eventually made him stronger and never detracted from his personal strength. He looked so centered, self-confident and determined. How did he get that way? What was his secret, and could I steal it for myself?

He caught me looking at him, his eyes shifting quickly to capture mine as if he was highly receptive to my gaze. He smiled, and I turned away and kept walking. Unlike the reaction to him that my girlfriends had, I was feeling some uneasiness about drawing his attention. A strange black veil suddenly seemed to fall between us. Of course, no one else could see it. I felt blinded.

It wasn’t difficult for me to read and handle any of the boys I had met in this school. To me, they were all open books, talking to me with heads made of glass, their thoughts and real intentions written across their foreheads. But Summer Dante looked invincible, like someone beyond me. I didn’t tremble, but I told myself to be careful. From where the warnings came, I couldn’t say, but they came from someplace deep inside me, a place that existed in my old visions, maybe even one I had yet to realize.













Trivia: 
• Originally, this book was scheduled for release in February 2015. But when Bittersweet Dreams was pushed back a year to make room for the Christopher's Diary series, Sage's Eyes was pushed back, too. The new release date became February 2, 2016. Then the release date was changed to January 26, 2016. 
• The original title of this book was "Gypsy Eyes," but it was changed to Sage's Eyes in March 2015 when test groups thought "gypsy" had a negative connotation. 
• In an interview with ConversationsLIVE on October 2, 2015, Neiderman revealed that the story is about "a young girl and witchcraft."








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Meet the ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman:
This past March 1st, marked the 26th year Andrew Neiderman has continued the V.C. Andrews franchise, one of the world’s biggest literary franchises and the longest continually running.

Palm Springs resident Andrew Neiderman had his 70th V.C. Andrews publication, Roxy’s Story, published in September. It is the second book in the Forbidden Series, Forbidden Sister, the first book, having immediately made the NY Times mass market print book list on its publication last February, as have most all of the novels Mr. Neiderman has written as V.C. Andrews. In April, the 69th, Capturing Angels was published in hard cover in the UK. It was published in paperback in the UK in August. Neiderman continues his historic publication history with The Unwelcomed Child in February, 2014. Two additional titles, Bittersweet Dreams (November 2014 and Gypsy Eyes(February 2015 are completed, taking Mr. Neiderman to 73 V.C. Andrews titles.

Andrew Neiderman was born in Brooklyn. His family moved to the Catskills of New York when he was an infant. He is a graduate of State University of Albany where he received his Masters in English. He taught at Fallsburg High School for 23 years before leaving to pursue a career as a novelist and screenwriter. As a teacher, he served as department chairman, faculty president, county teachers association president, director of dramatics and wrestling coach. He has been married for forty-four years to the former Diane Wilson of Fallsburg and they have two children, Melissa, a teacher at the Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, California, and Erik, a private commercial jet pilot. The Neidermans have three grandchildren.

Currently Mr. Neiderman is working on the stage musical version of THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE with the Mclean-Williams Management agency in London. Aleandra McLean-Williams is the agent in charge and can be reached at www.mclean-williams.com.

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8 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway Debbie!

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  2. Now this sounds interesting. I remember reading Flowers in the Attic as a teen.

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    1. I know Kim, I was totally freaked out by that book. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  3. Wonderful feature and giveaway. My favorite would be Secrets in the Attic. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi traveler, good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. You know I've not read a single one under this name. I can't believe that. Totally hanging my head in shame. lol

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    1. You Anna, are a rocking reader. But even you can't have read all authors LOL xo

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