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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cover Reveal Tour & Contest for Terri Bruce's THEREAFTER!

My friend Terri Bruce is a very busy writer, but not too busy to stop by Soul & Sweet Tea and reveal the cover of her latest release!  THEREAFTER is the sequel to 2012's HEREAFTER and is part of the Afterlife series.  
Congratulations Terri!  
So exited for my friend's latest release & to be a part of her blog tour and giveaway! Haven't had a chance to read THEREAFTER, but definitely will. Love the amazing cover and always enjoy a good paranormal adventure with Irene Dunphy, who's up to more shenanigans in her wild afterlife. 

Here's a little teaser...
Nothing life is free. Turns out, nothing in the afterlife is, either.

When recently-deceased Irene Dunphy decided to “follow the light,” she thought she’d end up in Heaven or Hell and her journey would be over.

Boy, was she wrong.

She soon finds that “the other side” isn’t a final destination but a kind of purgatory where billions of spirits are stuck, with no way to move forward or back. Even worse, deranged phantoms known as “Hungry Ghosts” stalk the dead, intent on destroying them. The only way out is for Irene to forget her life on earth—including the boy who risked everything to help her cross over—which she’s not about to do.

As Irene desperately searches for an alternative, help unexpectedly comes in the unlikeliest of forms: a twelfth-century Spanish knight and a nineteenth-century American cowboy. Even more surprising, one offers a chance for redemption; the other, love. Unfortunately, she won’t be able to have either if she can’t find a way to escape the hellish limbo where they’re all trapped.

Sounds fun doesn't it? 

Now let me clue you in on the's going to be a scavenger hunt!

One Grand Prize winner will receive a set of 20” x 30” unframed cover art posters (1 each for Hereafter and Thereafter), signed by the author, and an eARC of Thereafter! Five first place winners will receive eARCs of Thereafter. Contest is open internationally. As a special bonus, everyone who enters the contest will receive, via email, a special sneak-peak excerpt of Thereafter, featuring Terri’s favorite scene!

The Thereafter Cover Reveal Tour will run from April 15th (12:01 am EDT) to April 21st (11:59 pm EDT).

Entering is simple:
1.Visit all fourteen stops participating in the Thereafter Cover Reveal Blog Tour
2.At each stop, there is an excerpt from Thereafter with a word highlighted in red
3.Collect all fourteen of these highlighted words and arrange them into a fourteen-word sentence that reveals a major plot point of Thereafter
4.Email the sentence and your name to
5.Then enter via Rafflecopter to confirm that you emailed in your contest entry
6.Additional bonus entries for joining Terri’s mailing list, tweeting about the giveaway, and shelving  Thereafter on Goodreads will become available once you have completed the main entry

Here's the excerpt you'll need to unlock the 14 word sentence:  

"She wrapped her arms around herself and surveyed the forest, keeping a wary eye out for any danger. “I wish we had a fire.”
She turned to find Andras watching her intently. She raised an eyebrow in inquiry. The silence stretched out—he seemed to be searching for something in her face. She met his searching look with one of her own.
Finally, he said, “I died in Al Andalus, on the field at Alarcos.”
Irene was confused for a moment, and then she understood: he was telling her about his death.

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SC Author said...

Yay!!! Congrats, Terri!

TerriBruce said...

Awww, thanks SC!!! The "new car smell" hasn't worn off of Hereafter - it still feels like my "new" book - so, in a way, it feels like I *just* did this stuff, even though it was actually 10 months ago! How time flies!