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Little Dove by Perryen Livingston Book Tour and Giveaway :)
Redenzione Series Book 1
emotionally gripping story about love, family secrets, and
single test was all it took to turn my world on its axis. The life
that I had and the life that I knew nothing about, would soon
collide. Love and hate, truth and lies, bitterness and rejection,
redemption and clarity- would I find my truth? I am Talyn Rose
Easton-Galiano and this is my story of who I was, who I became, and
ultimately who I am. They say that life is stranger than fiction...
but they don't have my life.
have guacamole on your shirt and you’re wearing Wonder Woman
slippers. Super classy.” I lean down and lick the guac' off my
shirt. That stuff costs extra. “I
called you to come over so we could watch trash TV and make fun of
people. You used to love doing that. Carson has made you nice. I
don’t like it.” The truth is, I adore Carson. He adores Lando and
that’s what matters. It’s about time Lando found a man who is
you know that I will sit here all day and talk smack, but that’s
not why I’m here.” “I’m
going to try and find my father today. I think it’s time. I’m
scared. What if he doesn’t want me anymore? It’s been forty-one
years and he probably has a wife and kids. Francessca acts like she
never had a kid and hasn’t told a soul. What if I’m a secret that
Jamieson has kept, too?” “You
won’t know unless you try. You should prepare yourself for the
possibility that he’s moved on and not looked back but you also
need to have a little faith. Your dad is not your mom. You are
nothing like Francessca, maybe you are more like him. What does
Gracen think you should do?” “Gracen
supports whatever I decide. He hasn’t looked into Jamieson, yet. He
is waiting for me to tell him what I want to do. I think that knowing
Jamieson wanted to keep me when I was a baby has given him hope that
he’s not a threat to me emotionally. He did say that forty-one
years can change a person. It’s changed me.” I
turn the TV off and grab my laptop off the coffee table. It’s time.
Lando scoots closer so we can do this together. We’ve always been
there for each other during the hard times. We might give each other
a hard time, talk smack, and play jokes on the other but at the end
of the day, we are ride or die. Best Friends Forever. As I log into
my Facebook account, I feel Lando’s hand on my boob. He’s
scooping guac’ off my shirt with a chip. “Seriously,
Lando, and you think I’m not classy?” It makes sense he’d do
that. We share most things. Men are pretty much the only thing we
don’t share. “Hurry
up! I’m jonesing to see your hot dad.” “You
think he’s going to be hot? What exactly makes you think that?” “Well,
sugar, you are beautiful. Remy, God forgive me, he’s my godson, is
handsome. You don’t look like your mom so…” Facebook
is up and my finger is hovering over the search bar like it’s going
to bite me. I can do this. I can do this. I type in Jamieson Drake
while Lando chomps chips in my ear. Right as he’s about to put
another chip into his mouth, I swat it across the room. “I
was going to eat that!” “You’re
distracting me. You’ve gotten crumbs on my laptop. If you are this
spun up about my dad, how do you think I feel?” “I
have peanut M&M’s and Twizzlers. I brought stress snacks, let’s
find your dad.” I grab the package of Twizzlers, rip them open with
my teeth, and grab a whole handful. “There
are so many Jamieson Drakes. Some don’t have pictures.” I scroll
down a long list of Jamiesons but I stop on one photo. I click on the
profile and I can’t breathe. I know that I’ve found my dad. This
Jamieson is sitting on a Harley, sunglasses on, and a smirk on his
face. I have that same smirk. It’s kinda my thing. Lando has
Facebook pulled up on his phone and he sees it, too. He saves a
picture from Jamieson’s photo album to his camera roll. Weirdo. “Look
at me. I want to see something.” I turn and Lando holds his phone
up beside my face. “Take
my phone and go look in the mirror, sugar. This has to be your dad.”
I go into our guest bathroom and shut the door and lock it. I have a
death grip on Lando’s phone but I can’t look yet. I need a
moment. Lando is right outside the bathroom door. He knows I need to
do this alone.
know you are afraid to look and I would be, too, but it’s now or
never.” I take a deep breath, count to ten, and face the mirror. I
bring Lando’s phone up to my face and stare at our reflections.
There he is, my dad, staring right back at me with the same nose,
lips, and smirk. All of these years, I thought my mom and I would
look like twins—sisters, at least. My dad, I am the female version
of him. “Lando,
call Piper, please. I need her to come over. She’s the one who
encouraged me to look for him.” I’m staying right here, locked in
the bathroom till she gets here.
Livingston is a Southern-raised, Sicilian born, self-proclaimed rebel
Belle. She is a lover of espresso, great books, all things Chanel,
and Great Danes.
spent two decades traveling the world with her Air Force husband and
two sons. In 2016, she finally was able to put down roots in Central
Florida— the land of sunshine, beaches, and Disney.
one who needed to be creative to thrive, whether it be ballet or
fashion design— Perryen knew her next adventure lay between the
pages of a novel, her novel.
she’s not writing, Perryen lives the domestic life wifein’ and
momin’: lint-rolling dog hair off her signature-style black
leggings, walking around barefoot, and spending time relentlessly
loving on her family.
Dove is her first book in The Redenzione Series and will have two
more books to follow. You can stay up to date on what’s happening
next by following her on social media.
us why you feel your book is a must read.
you like strong, fierce women who tell it like it is, males who
support and adore their females, humor, grit, raw and real emotions:
Little Dove is a must read. I wanted to write and deliver a book that
touched on very real emotions, but I wanted to show that love
conquers all. I write exactly how I talk, so that comes across in my
you written any other books that are not published?
second book in The Redenzione Series, SUNSHINE & REIGN, is almost
done. There will be a third book in the series, possibly more.
your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
I love everything rose scented and the lead character’s name is
did you edit out of
a foul-mouthed Southern Belle. I edited out, believe it or not, a lot
of cussing. Other than that, absolutely nothing. I wrote about as raw
and real as I possibly could.
the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them
come to you as you write?
characters come to me mostly all at one time. There is the occasional
straggler that begs for their place to be included-- who am I to deny
kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
research is mostly timeline analysis. I write what I know, but Google
is definitely one of my BFFs.
you see writing as a career?
is a career for me, not a hobby. That being said, I am a wife and
mother first. My family will always come first and adjustments to
time-management with my writing are necessary.
do you think about the current publishing market?
are so many talented Authors that never get seen. The market is huge
and it can be difficult to find your audience and true readers. I
will continue to write books and the right audience will find me.
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