Monday, October 15, 2012

Author Spotlight and Book Excerpt: Black Crow White Lie by Candi Sary

Today on the blog, I'm very excited to tell you about the lovely author that I recently became acquainted with, Candi Sary, and share an excerpt from her book, Black Crow White Lie.  I met Candi a few months ago on Goodreads, and she is just phenomenal and a joy to interact with.  I can't wait to begin reading Black Crow White Lie and become a fan of the author, because I am already a huge fan of the lady herself. Enjoy the excerpt and then show Candi some love by following her through the links below.




Title:  Black Crow White Lie
Author:  Candi Sary
Publisher:  Casperian Books
Published:  October  2012

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"I could feel tiny stars gather in my hands..."

Carson Calley grew up living in Hollywood motels with his fortune-telling mother, who is full of stories about their former lives together and prophesies about his future.


"We were Indians--Californian Indians. This pale skin was once native brown. And these legs of yours were once big and strong so that you could run after deer and shoot them with your arrows, and then bring the meat back to me. You were destined to be the great medicine man, the great healer who would take away all the pain and disease and suffering of our people."

Believing his mother's yarns, Carson becomes a healer, with the people of Hollywood waiting in long lines to see him, but a purpose built on lies and exaggerations can't last...or can it?

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Excerpt from Black Crow White Lie:

"I had a nightmare about red ants eating away at my hands. It woke me up. Trembling, I hid my fisted hands in the small space between my neck and my chin. I stared at the empty pillow on her side of the bed. Peeking up at the small clock, I could barely make out the time. Our cheap motel room was lit only by the dull glow of the neon outside our window.

1:09 a.m. She should have been back by now. I relaxed my chin a little, but still kept my hands close to my neck. I stayed that way for almost twenty minutes, until I heard her key in the door. She stumbled in and rushed to the bathroom. She flushed the toilet over and over to cover up her vomiting. It didn't work this time."

 
About the Author:
 

Candi Sary was born and raised in San Pedro, California. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a degree in psychology and has been a finalist in several writing competitions, including the William Faulkner—William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition (where Black Crow White Lie made the top 6 finals), the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards, and the Dahlonega Literary Festival Novel Contest. She lives in coastal Southern California with her husband and two children. Sary can often be found surfing out in the waters of Newport Beach.


You can find Candi here: 
Blog   |  Twitter   |  Facebook

 
 

19 comments:

  1. Wow..compelling excerpt..thanks for sharing this new book and author with me!

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    1. EWWW red ants, well that aren't as bad as grasshoppers! Thanks for sharing! Have a terrific Monday!

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    2. Kimba: You are most welcome and thank you for stopping by. :)

      Heidi: That would definitely be a nightmare! I can't wait to read this book!

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  2. Heidi's comment makes me laugh. Red ants are WAY worse than grasshoppers. :D

    Thanks for sharing, Michele! This sounds like a very interesting read. :)

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  3. Huh. I'd like to check this book out, is it or is it going to be available in eBook?

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    1. I'll definitely find out for you, love!

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    2. There are plans for ebook format, and I will let you know once an ebook is released. :D

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  4. Sounds like a fantastic read! Love me some gypsies! and some Candi--I absolutely loved the sweet comment you left on the Anti-Bullying post!! You're a beautiful spirit! And I'm so happy Chele has introduced us to you!! Can't wait to get my hands on your book!! xo!

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    1. Thank you so much, sweet Nyssa! Isn't she amazing? We may need to buddy-read this one :D

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    2. Thank you, Nyssa! So happy to meet you through this blog :)

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  5. oooo this sounds interesting, will be adding to my TBR list! Thanks for Sharing Michele! this sounds like a great find. If you end up reading it before I get a chance you will have to tell me all about it. I'm glad you are in contact with the author and maybe we will get to see her on your blog again. Great post! Loving being introduced to new authors and books as you know. <3

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    1. Thank you, lovely! So happy you added this one to your TBR. Oh, I hope so. She is welcome here anytime :D

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  6. I just loved reading all the comments! What a wonderful group you have following your blog, Michele! Thanks, all, for taking the time to check out my book :)

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    1. Thank you, Candi! It was great having you here today! Yes, I love these ladies dearly - they are all amazing!

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  7. I seriously love the title and the cover! Great excerpt about the ants- compelling. Thanks so much- I will have to check this book and author out : ) ~ Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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    1. Compelling is a great way to describe this excerpt! I can't wait to find out more! Thanks so much for stopping by, Jess :D

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  8. Oh, how interesting! I love author spotlights, where you alert us of rather unfamiliar authors and novels to add to my TBR list. :) Thank you for sharing!

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