Apr 23, 2018

Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway! Magnetic by Carissa Miller

Magnetic by Carissa Miller
Publication Date:  September 10, 2017

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About the Book:

When Elle Christiansen’s rebellion leads to her father’s expulsion from a parsonage in small-town Ohio, the forlorn pair is forced to move to Oklahoma to live with an aunt neither of them has ever met. Here she encounters her aunt’s neighbor—Maverick Mason, the quietly confident son of a wealthy oil tycoon who infuriates her as much as he inexplicably draws her in…

Maverick slowly gains Elle’s trust and coaxes her out from the seemingly impenetrable walls of self-protection she erected around her heart when her mother was murdered. He convinces Elle to confide the secrets of her tortured past: that she saw her mother’s murder before it took place, and she was the one who found her, bleeding to death at the end of a lonely dirt road. Together the unlikely pair begins to unlock the secrets of not only Elle’s sordid past, but her mother’s and grandmother’s as well, to uncover decades of greed, corporate corruption, lies, and murder. Quickly, the sobering realization hits: if they do not solve her mother’s murder, Elle will undoubtedly suffer the same fate. As she continues her journey toward truth alongside the boy she is magnetically drawn to in a way both frightening and uncontrollable, Elle finds the road she is most afraid of going down—that one lane dirt road where her mother was murdered—just might be the only place she can truly find redemption.

Magnetic tells of the enduring pain of living with unsolved violent crime. Inspired by debut author Carissa Miller’s true-life events, it’s a haunting account of a young girl’s struggle in the aftermath of shattering loss. With an unraveling love story, puzzling mystery, unexpected twists and turns, and a gripping pace that will keep you turning pages, our heroine takes you on her journey as she learns one of life’s great lessons: facing your fears instead of running from them, is the only way to truly find freedom.

My dad and I had an unspoken pledge of silence. I don’t remember exactly when it happened. I just know that one day I realized there was a great divide between us, an endless chasm formed by words that had never been spoken, hurt that had never been expressed, and most of all, questions that would never be asked. We didn’t even know what to say to each other anymore, so we said nothing at all. Yes—silence was how we learned to operate, ever since “we” became just the two of us. So, I would never tell my dad I knew why we were really leaving Brookville and in turn, he would never tell me I was the one to blame for him losing his job. Instead we would file it away with all the things left unspoken between us over the years and leave them somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Ohio, along with all the other darkness.  
Sometime in the early afternoon, my dad pulled into a McDonald’s in Illinois after we had been driving in complete silence for somewhere close to seven hours. I quit counting eventually, knowing our trip would take much longer than it should thanks to our antiquated and unreliable means of transportation. Every possession we owned was packed to the brim in the back of a decrepit fifteen-passenger church van the congregation so kindly bestowed upon us as our tainted parting gift. I rolled my eyes as I hopped out of the van and saw the fiery orange letters emblazoned on the side of the faded black paint job—Brookville Church of God. I hated that stupid van, an ever-present reminder not only of my preacher’s-daughter upbringing, but also of the church that fired my dad for my transgressions.

About the Author:
Carissa Miller writes a lifestyle and design blog called CC and Mike, where she and
her husband blog about their experiences designing, building, and flipping houses in the Midwest. She was inspired to write her debut novel–Magnetic—because of her firsthand experience living with the trauma of an unsolved violent crime, her mother’s attempted murder. When she’s not writing, blogging, or designing, Carissa loves Oklahoma summers on the lake with her husband and three children, going to Oklahoma State sporting events and cheering on the Cowboys, and traveling cross country with her family in the RV she and her husband renovated. Carissa laughs loudly, loves with her whole heart, tells it how it is to a fault, and enjoys living life to the fullest, every moment of every day.

You can follow along with Carissa and her family on Instagram – ccandmikecreative, Facebook – CC and Mike, Pinterest – CC and Mike, Twitter, or by subscribing to their blog – http://www.ccandmike.com/.

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