Thank you, Sandra, for inviting me to your blog to help celebrate this week's release of The Button!
Lynn Hill left a difficult childhood behind when she turned eighteen. The 1980s were going to be the beginning of a great life. Then what started as an ordinary evening out with her best friend, Stacy, turns into a nightmare. Lynn hears warnings: “Go!” “Leave!” Believing she is hearing things after partying too much, she goes back for one more drink before going home. That decision sets off a chain of events that nothing could have prepared her for. While humans and not-so-human beings are attempting to either help or harm her, Lynn risks everything to find the only person she trusts, Stacy. Who can help her? The stepbrother who shows up right when she needs him or the attractive, helpful bartender who gives her his phone number? Lynn must learn to trust again. Her survival depends on it in this paranormal thriller.
Castro Valley, California, 1976
Lynn was suddenly aware of her surroundings. It was tranquil floating above her still body next to angels. She felt indifferent at seeing her pale form hooked up to wires and IVs, although the beeping machines indicated that her body was still alive.
“You have to go back—you have more to do,” the female angel informed her.
Lynn met the angel’s steady gaze. While she was in awe of her beauty, it was the angel’s silver dress that drew her attention. It reminded her of how the water in her grandmother’s pool had wrapped her in serenity when she sat at the bottom. She’d loved doing that for as long as she could hold her breath. It was one of the few times she felt safe, cocooned in water where no one could hurt her. That dress, flowing like water around the angel, affected Lynn in the same way as the pool did—it made her feel safe. The angel pushed her hair back, causing it to cascade over her peacock-green wings.
Lynn turned her attention to the male angel. His smile was mesmerizing—like a lava lamp, hot and fluid. What a babe! With his long brown hair, strong chiseled features, and green eyes she could get lost in, she felt she could totally spend eternity with him. He smiled broadly at her, but the smile quickly disappeared when the female angel scowled at him. Wait a minute—do they know what I’m thinking? Not cool! Lynn felt her face redden.
The embarrassment was quickly erased as both angels smiled at her again. Lynn wished they’d say more, but she wanted to continue to hang out with them. She was feeling a peace she’d never felt before.
She started to express her desire to stay. “I don’t—” was all she got out before images of an older version of herself filled her mind all at once. Then she was thrust back—into her life and that pallid body hooked up to the beeping machines.
Random Finn Facts:
- I lived the first 28 years of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area. The following 28 years have been spent in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The next 28 years...?
- I look for heart shapes in nature and take photographs. I collect heart-shaped rocks.
- I enjoy watching sports. A few of my favorite teams have made it into my books including: Oakland Athletics, San Jose Sharks, and Oakland Raiders.
D.L. Finn is an independent California local, who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks and cedars, her creativity was cradled until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to her readers to join her.
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Huge congratulations to your friend. Yet another talented author putting temptation into my weak-willed way.
How wonderful to have Finn in the spotlight. I've actually read one of her books. I was given the paperback "Things on a Tree" for Christmas last year. I'm not sure if the gift giver realized it is meant for teens or whether it was because I collect and decorate with small trees at Christmas, but I enjoyed it, regardless. It was a fun and easy read, yet at times had me apprehensive as I turned the page. I'm sure this latest novel will be equally loved.
Sounds like a great book, all the best to Finn! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie
Congratulations to D.L. Finn! Sounds like an interesting book!
Congrats on your new release D.L. - you have an extensive imagination.
I'm always intrigued with novels that have angels in them, and this sounds really interesting.Kudos on the new release! San Francisco to Nevada is definitely different, and I'll bet there are lots of fun stories to tell about each location. That's so cool about heart shaped rocks, and your photos of hearts! Hope you both have an amazing Monday! Hugs...RO
Congratulations, DL! Maybe you'll just keep working your way east every twenty-eight years?
I'd love to read this. I live about 100 miles from the San Francisco area and I love reading about my home state.
I just did my pre-order. The story sounds intriguing doesn't it?
Congratulations D.L. Finn!
Sounds like an interesting story!
Good Morning Sandra~
That's interesting that you got Things on a Tree for Christmas last year. I love YAs. Read them all the time.
It does, doesn't it, Val?
You have a great week too.
Hugs received and returned.
'Lo, Nash. It sure does. I'm anxious to read it.
Thanks for stopping by to support D.L., Wendy.
Angel novels intrigue me too, Ro.
Hugs received and returned.
Heh. Thanks for supporting, D.L., Alex:)
Thank you:) I am the same...my Kindle is overflowing
Thank you Sandra:)
Thank you for your support Sandra and having me on your amazing blog!
I am SO happy to hear you enjoyed Things on a Tree! I love all things Christmas so it was close to my heart. Like Sandra I love reading YA too:)
Thank you Valerie:) Hope your week is amazing.
Thank you Nas:) Glad it caught your interest!
Thank you Wendy:) I hear that a lot about my imagination...lol.
Thank you Ro. I feel the same way about angel's in book. Then, they found their way into mine. Yes, very different living in the Bay Area to now a small gold rush town in the woods. Lots of stories living around me for sure. I have a small heart shaped rock collection, too. Hugs back and hope your Monday is awesome!
Thank you Alex! That sounds like a good plan to keep heading east to me:)
Thank you CJ:)
Hi Jamie!Thank you. I'm like you I love to read books set in here in my home state, too. I'm 150 miles away from the Bay Area, but still love to visit when I can, especially San Francisco.
Thank you Jan! I'm always happy to hear The Button peeks an interest:)
This story is definitely for adults:)
Congrats on the new release, Denise! I've pre-ordered my copy and can't wait!
How great to find two of my friends in one place! Sandra, it's fantastic to see Denise here with her upcoming release, and Denise, I loved the excerpt. Great place to end it. I've pre-ordered The Button and look forward to discovering the whole story!
Thanks for supporting, DL, CJ:)
Sounds like it's going on your TBR list. Let us know how it works out on your bingo sheets:)
Good morning, Jan!
It does indeed sound like an interesting story.
Entirely my pleasure, Denise.
Thanks for your support at your blog on YOUR day.
Thanks for stopping by, Jan, and supporting Denise.
Hey, Mae, how are you?
Isn't that a great excerpt?
I've got my pre-order in too:)
Good luck to Ms Finn with the book!
Congratulations, Denise. Thanks to Sandra for hosting
It's the very least I can do for your amazing support here today Sandra:)
Thank you Jan! I can't wait to hear what you think about it:)
Thanks Mae!I so grateful and excited to be here, Mae! Thanks for dropping by! I know you are busy with your cover reveal, too--which is amazing. I'm excited to hear what you think about this story Mae.
Thank you Christine:)
Thank you, John:)
Congrats and best wishes on your new book, Denise! Sounds like a great read. :)
Thank you Bette:)
Congrats, DL. Should I do that math on 28x3 or leave that be? lol
Ah, 1976...it was a good year for me in so many ways. And I was so much younger then.
All the best on your book's success, D.L.
Tossing It Out
Thank you Pat. No...no math needed lol!
Yes, I had some good times then, too, and being younger certainly helped! Thank you Arlee.
Congrats to your friend who has written a compelling sounding book and one that made me think of myself when I was a kid at that time period
Congrats to this author's wonderful book. Found the post most compelling to read.
Thanks Birgit:) I'm happy to hear it sounds compelling and made you think of yourself back then!
Thank you Yvonne:) I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the post!
Thanks for your book wishes for Denise, Christine:)
Entirely my pleasure:)
It does sound like a great read, doesn't it, Bette? I can't wait.
I hear ya on the so much younger, Arlee:)
Thank you for book wishes for Denise, Birgit:)
Thanks for the good book wishes to DL, Yvonne.
Congratulations to D.L. Finn on the new book, and I think the question of who to trust is definitely relevant to most people. We wish we could trust everyone we encounter, but of course, that's not always possible because people aren't always who they say they are and we don't always know what their true intentions are.
This sounds pretty exciting and full of suspense. Best wishes to you, D.L. on your new book (and congratulations!) and thanks, Sandra!
Thank you! The issue of trust so relevant to so many. Trust is hard to come by and even harder to earn back once gone. People's intentions mixed in with that makes it harder to navigate. Thanks for your insight to that.
Thank you Jeanie:) I'm happy to hear it came as exciting and full of suspense!
Good to read this post - sending my good wishes
All the best Jan
Congratulations on the release of The Button, Denise. I’m sure it’ll be an awesome story too! Thanks for hosting Denise, Sandra. ������
Congratulations! The book sounds excellent!! I like that there is a Stacy in the book! Spelt the right way! LOL!
Thank you! Much appreciated:)
Thank you Maretha:) Yay!
Thank you:) Yes it had to be the traditional spelling, besides it is a nice name.!
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