Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Book Tour for True Surrender by Tracey Cramer-Kelley (w/ GIVEAWAY)

Before we learn more about this highly emotional story full of love and betrayal, I want to thank Goddess Fish Promotions and Tracey Cramer-Kelley for giving me the opportunity to read this book.  So if you want a story that tugs at the heartstrings keep reading.

TRUE SURRENDER by Tracey Cramer-Kelley

When Major Aaron Bricewick is rescued from Afghanistan terrorists, he thinks the worst is over. But his personal journey is just beginning...

The first surprise is the amputation of one of his legs.

The second is the woman he left behind, now a widow with a 4-year-old son - and his new prosthetist (artificial limb maker).

He vows that losing his leg won't derail his career. But maintaining his outward appearance as a got-it-together officer becomes increasingly difficult as he faces one personal demon after another - and sees his career aspirations slipping away. And though he has no intention of expanding his life to include a woman, his heart has other ideas - and he finds himself questioning the very foundation of his personal beliefs.

When violence - and unexpected redemption - touch his life again, Aaron must make a stand. Which will he choose: duty or love?


He felt a familiar ache in his legs and a not-so-familiar one in his temples. He touched the bandage on his face. 

Memory returned in a rush—the bar, the fight, calling Holly…
He was in Holly’s home. Holly’s room. Holly’s bed. And she was in the shower.
And…Christ!...she must have removed his prosthesis.
Gingerly he rolled over; the clock read 7:42.
He could smell her in the sheets…had she slept here, in the bed with him? He couldn’t move, didn’t want to move from the bed.
The door to the bathroom opened and she was there, wearing only a bathrobe. He lay still and watched her cross the room, marveling at how she could look better now than she had twelve years ago.
“You awake?” she said.
“Are you hung over?” She opened the drapes but left the blinds closed.
“A little.”
“I thought you might like some coffee.”
“I’d like that very much.”

“I’ll go start it,” she said. “Nicholas will be up any minute. He mustn’t find you here, in my room.” It was not said unkindly, but it was a reminder that she had shared this bed with another man.
“If you want to shower, there’s extra towels in the bathroom closet,” she said. “And some clothes…they’re Todd’s but I think they’ll fit you.”

He could take a hint, he decided. A hot shower would feel good. With some effort he roused himself, his body protesting vehemently.
I must find my pain pills.


Tracey’s work fuses writing, music and visual imagery whenever possible, and includes novels, short stories, essays and music videos. True Surrender is her second novel. Her first, Last Chance Rescue, is an Indie Award finalist. Her first full-length music video, The Rose (Surrender Version), includes scenes from True Surrender. Her writing draws from her experience as an Army Reserve paramedic and helicopter pilot. When not managing the family business, Leader Motorcycle Accessories, she enjoys motorcycling and outdoor activities with her husband and two young children.

Web site/blog: http://www.TraceyCramerKelly.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TraceyCramerKelly
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  1. We have a relatively new Veterans Center at the community college where I work. It sounds like True Surrender would be a good title to get that would appeal to our vets. Thanks for writing it.

    Catherine Lee