Welcome to the blog tour for STANDING SIDEWAYS, a stand-alone new adult contemporary novel by J. Lynn Bailey. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
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Title: STANDING SIDEWAYS
Author: J. Lynn Bailey
Publisher: J. House Publishing
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU
When Livia Stone suddenly loses her twin brother, Jasper, she must learn to navigate her new life alone. As she faces tragedy and starts down a road toward self-destruction, Daniel enters Livia’s life—at a moment when she needs it most.
Standing Sideways is a poignant, relevant, and touching story of survival, courage, and compassion that will have readers crying, laughing, and most of all, debating the issues affecting the lives of parents and teens alike on a journey of hope and forgiveness.
I allow the awfulness of the world—the wrongdoings and the decisions people make, the unspeakable ones—to roll off my back and splatter onto the floor. But there they sit, waiting for me to collect them.
I can’t cry, so I close my eyes and let the unjust world fall around me.
My phone vibrates, and it’s an email.
FROM: Sonja Peet <email@example.com>
I got your email from the FBI. I hope it’s all right that I’m emailing you.
Anyhow, I know you’re having a hard time right now. And I’m unsure of how to approach this, but I have, um, Jasper’s last words if you want them.
I guess, if I were in your place, I’d want to know. I knew him for only an hour total, but he talked a lot about you. I’m emailing you against my parents’ wishes. I just think it’s the right thing to do.
Some people might think I’m crazy with PTSD right now. That I might not be well. That I shouldn’t be approached. The truth is, I don’t know what I am.
Your brother was special, Livia. In the sixty minutes I got to know him, he was special.
He did what I couldn’t do.
He did what 99% of the world’s population would not do.
He stood in his own truth.
Stood up for what he believed in.
I’m not sure how to close this email, so I’ll stop here. Let me know if you want to…well, you know, know.
About the Author
Lynn Bailey has loved to write since she learned to read, around the second grade. When she isn’t running after her children, watching COPS, or on the hunt for her next Laffy Taffy joke, you can probably find her holed up in her writing room feverishly working on her next book. She lives in Northern California with her family.
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