Red Box Blog Tour: Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall - Guest Post and a Giveaway

Today I am participating in a Red Box Tour, organized by Book Blasts and Blog Tours, hosted by Inspired Cathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. The blog tour runs from November 7th to 20th, and the full tour schedule can be found on this link.

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Bonnie has secrets to keep - secrets with the potential to destroy lives, including her own. Running from her destructive and pain filled past, she recreates herself, believing she has escaped the damning evidence hidden in the red box. When her former life is revealed by a cruel twist of fate, Bonnie faces losing everything, including Glen, the only man she’s ever loved. But is Bonnie the woman he thinks she is? Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is filled with intrigue and suspense - sure to keep you guessing to the very end!

Published September 15th 2012 by Vickie Hall.
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Book Excerpt:
    Bonnie started walking, her heels clicking against the sidewalk, reverberating off the cool, uncaring buildings. Yet the deafening silence between them grew ponderous, forcing her to quicken her step, to get away from him. She hadn’t meant to hurt him, hadn’t wanted to, not really. She’d seen the way he looked at her, felt the way he held her. She knew, yet she did nothing to stop it in time. And now she’d been forced to be cruel to him, all for a meal ticket and a little fun. 
     The walk home was longer than she’d thought. It gave her too much time to think, too much time for guilt to begin eating at her like an acid. Drip by drip, it started eroding her steely defenses. Don’t feel, don’t feel, she repeated over and over. If you start now, it’ll all cave in on you… 
      By the time Bonnie walked up the stairs to her apartment, she knew what she had to do.

I have asked the author to write a little guest post, going back in time.

Vickie, welcome, and thank you for visiting today.

A Letter to a teen me (back through time)

Dear Vickie,

I know you've been bullied most of your life, you've been hurt deeply by cutting remarks, teased until you were in tears, and unhappy with who you are, and how little you think you have to offer this world. But I want you to know you will survive these difficulties and learn remarkable lessons that will serve you well in the years to come. I know you find this hard to believe now, and that your life will never reach the potential you dream about. But in time, that will all be proven a lie. You will not only achieve your heart's desires, but you will triumph in spite of what others have led you to believe. Although there are times when you wish you could end your pain, you will emerge a happy, adjusted, content adult. I'll warn you now, that this won't be easy, and it won't come quickly. You'll struggle, you'll spend many sleepless nights feeling alone, but you will eventually triumph. You will come to know that you have worth and are loved, even though now you can't imagine it. You have been given many challenges, but you have also been given many gifts. I would encourage you to use those gifts to overcome your challenges and to influence the lives of others for good. I promise it will get better, I promise it will all be worth it in the end, and I promise never to forget who you were and who you will one day be.

All my love,

About the author:
Vickie Hall lends a new voice to the market. Her characters fill the pages with depth and emotion while the riveting plot keeps the pages turning to the very end. Her love of writing is evident in her masterful blend of story-telling and deep emotion. Readers will be richly satisfied and left wanting more.
Vickie is also a musician and composer. She has been writing music since she was 13 years old. Her music has been recorded by the Westminster College Women's Choir. 

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Praise for Secrets of the Red Box:

"Amazing book! Wow, it caught me from the first paragraph. What detail, mystery and suspense. Loved the main character, Bonnie, so relatable. Vicki is an amazing writer. I wish she would write more books!!!"

~Amazon Review

"Secrets of the Red Box is a great read! Whether you're looking for a book with an intriguing and unusual plot, or a story of how life's choices effect the rest of your life, you will love this book!"
~Amazon Review 

Tour Giveaway
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card or $25 PayPal Cash from Author Vickie Hall + copy of Secrets of the Red Box (US - Paperback, Kindle ebook - International)
  • Paperback copy of Secrets of the Red Box (US only)
  • Kindle Ebook copy of Secrets of the Red Box (International)

Ends 11/25/12
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