Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Showcasing Sara's Promise - Deanna Sletten

Please join me in welcoming the lovely Deanna Lynn Sletten as we help celebrate the release of her new novel, Sara’s Promise. What a gorgeous cover.  And she's having a giveaway. Details for the giveaway are below.

Title:   Sara's Promise
Author: Deanna Lynn Sletten

Book Description:
           Do you believe in soul mates?

William Grafton had the perfect life with his lovely wife, Sara, and two teenaged children. But one day his perfect forever was shattered when Sara died suddenly, leaving him alone to raise his children and wonder how he would ever get through life without his soul mate. Five years later, he finds himself looking into a familiar pair of blue-green eyes that remind him of Sara. The woman is the exact opposite of his late wife, yet he finds he is drawn to her. But after a few strange occurrences, he begins to wonder–are these just coincidences or has his Sara come back to him as she once promised in the form of this new woman? 

Annie Paxton doesn't believe in soul mates or fate. She had watched her father die of a broken heart after her mother passed away and has since cast away any fairy tale ideas of love. Then she meets the man who has been haunting her dreams and she begins to see love in a whole new light. But her dream man is still tied to his deceased wife, and Annie doesn't know if he will ever be able to break away from his past. As strange occurrences unfold, Annie wonders if William could ever truly love her for herself and not for the traits that remind him of Sara.

Were William and Annie brought together by fate, coincidence or by Sara keeping her promise?



Suddenly, panic swelled inside Sara. She stopped floating up and turned her face down toward where she'd come. Her love, her family, they were not here in the midst of the colors or in the smile of the golden face. They were back there, from where she had floated up.
      "There's nothing down there for you now, Sara," the golden rays told her kindly. "Up is where you want to go now. This is where you belong."
      But Sara could only look down. Through the mist of colors, she could make out the form of a face, no, three faces, three familiar faces. "My family, they need me," Sara said.
      But the lighted face above only smiled at her. "We're your family now, Sara. We need you now. Come to us."
      Sara turned toward the golden face, once again feeling the warmth of its smile. She wanted to continue to follow it, bask in its loving warmth forever. Yet, something held her back. Again, she glanced below, and caught the pained expression on a face that she loved. Her heart ached for the pain she saw in his face. A gasping sound came from behind that face, and she saw two more faces with glistening tears on their cheeks. A sudden urge made her want to hug them, hold them tight, and wipe away their tears. She had to go back. She had to erase the pain from those faces she loved so much. The golden face would have to wait. The others needed her more.
      "I can't go with you," Sara told the face above her. "I have to go back. I'm needed down there, not here."
      "I'm sorry, Sara, but it's too late. You can't go back now," the image of golden light told her.

Buy Sara's Promise on Amazon in Kindle, Paperback and on Barnes & Noble Nook

About Deanna Lynn Sletten:

Deanna Lynn Sletten writes women's fiction novels that go beyond the basic romance novel. Her stories dig deeply into the lives of the characters, giving the reader an in-depth look into their hearts and souls. Deanna has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna started her writing career in the early 1990s writing articles for parenting publications and local newspapers. Over time she transitioned to writing for blogs and websites and was a contributing writer for the women's website, She Knows. In November 2011, she changed course and put all her energy into novel writing and hasn't looked back since.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing in the boat on the lake in the summer.

Connect with Deanna:
Blog   http://www.deannalynnsletten.com
Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/#!/DeannaLSletten
 Twitter     https://twitter.com/DeannaLSletten
 Goodreads   http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/555634.Deanna_Lynn_Sletten


In celebration of Deanna's new book release she is having a giveaway! Leave a comment on this site to have your name entered in the drawing for one of four prizes: Two $25 Amazon Gift Cards and 2 paperback copies of Sara's Promise. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you. You can enter at each site of the blog tour for more chances to win! Giveaway starts December 10th and ends December 17th at midnight. Winners will be contacted December 18th after noon.

Follow the tour schedule here: www.deannalynnsletten.com 


  1. Hi Susan,

    Thank you so much for being a host on my book release blog tour. The post looks amazing. I just love your blog!

  2. I believe in soul mates!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    robertachorn (at) yahoo.com

  3. Hi Roberta,
    Thanks for following along. I believe in soul mates too. But do you think a person can have more than one soul mate in a lifetime?

  4. I believe that you only have one soulmate in life :) Thank you for the opportunity!

    Jill McHale

  5. Lovely cover. I would hate to think we only have one soulmate. What happens when your soulmate passes on. Does that mean you are left alone? Or do you just settle for the next best thing?

    sherryfundin69 at netscape dot net

  6. Thank you for this opporunity , I totally believe in soul mates 2 people made for eachother .sloanlauren82@yahoo.com

  7. Oh - I love all these comments! Jill, Sherry & Lauren - Thanks so much for stopping by. I think we may all have only one true love, but not necessarily only one soul mate. Do you think a best friend (who isn't your partner) could also be a soul mate? Interesting idea.

  8. Happy Holidays.Thanks for the chance
    to win.


  9. liked the excerpt happy holidays and thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  10. Awesome I believe since I married my soul mate 14 yrs ago and our love is just as strong today if not stronger than it was then.

  11. Hi Daniel & Anna,

    Thanks for following the blog tour.


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