“Just this once…please, let me stay. Please, let this be real. Let me be normal, even if it’s only while I sleep. Let me have this house, this life. Let my father and I live here and let me have friends who aren’t paid to stay by my side. Or, if you prefer, let me just stay alone here. I don’t even have to be normal. Please, all I ask is that you let me stay. I only feel right when I am here and I am so tired of feeling wrong. Please…” Iris felt her calm pleading turn into true begging, something she had never done before no matter how much this dream and this impossible life had been the object of her confused mind’s obsession when she slept.
Closing her eyes she reached for the doorknob again, trying to turn it slowly this time. She held her breath for a long moment before she realized it still wouldn’t move. It would never open. Looking at her hand, she suddenly realized that the doorknob was gone; in its place was a cold, hard, golden feather that was so heavy that it weighed her hand down, but she couldn’t let go. Iris stared down at the strange golden feather, and suddenly felt everything around her shift and fade until the feather was all that was left and the world around her was nothing more than a white vacuum—as plain as a blank piece of paper.
“It is gone. It is all…gone.”
Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.
Release: October 13, 2012
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I think I’m gonna like this book judging by the excerpt. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
Tribute Books says
Mary, thanks for your phenomenal coverage of Emma’s book, and for introducing everyone to “Owlet!”
This looks like an interesting book – I love the title!
I love stories that involve lost memories
This looks like a great book. I can’t wait to find out how she could loose her memory and not have anyone notice.
Thank you for the giveaway!!
Emma Michaels says
Thank you for the amazing coverage on Owlet!!! <3
Krystal Willingham says
Thanks for hosting this giveaway. From what I’ve read this sounds like a really good book.
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Loved the excerpt, sounds like it’ll be a good story.
This looks like an amazing character and the asthma angle an interesting plot point. Thanks so much for the info!
I love the cover and the story sounds amazing!
The cover is beautiful and the excerpt sounds amazing! This book is definitely going on my to-read list!
Beautiful cover, great excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
This looks like a great book by the excerpt & the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for the chances to win it.
Bookie Bee says
Wow…the cover is absolutely gorgeous!!
and the excerpt sounds intriguing!!
It sounds really good, like nothing I’ve read before. My husband has asthma so even if I don’t understand exactly what happens to a person, I’ve seen first hand what a terror it can be to not be able to breathe. I’ll def be checking it out!
Thanks for the giveaway & I love the book cover!
Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Both the title and cover caught my interest. Should be a good read.
Tia Dalley says
Thanks for all the great giveaways. I love the cover.
What a great giveaway. Thanks!
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Awesome giveaway! Sounds like an amazingly awesome book! Awesomely good cover and I’m awesomely excited.
I have this book now and I can’t wait to read it!
Charity Martinez says
Can’t wait to read this book. It looks so good!
The cover art is interesting 🙂 and the book sound like it’ll be an amazing read…
Thanks for sharing this new to me author & book
Stiletto Storytime says
Love the excerpt…wish I had known about this tour before. Looks great and thanks for the fantastic giveaway chance!
I love the cover! It seems like an interesting book.
Sharon Stogner says
beautiful cover! this is the first I have heard about it. Thanks for the info and what a fun giveaway 🙂
Sounds like a great read and the cover is stunning! Thank you for the chance to win!
This book looks great! I love the cover and excerpt. Thank for the chance to win!
Great excerpt, and such a pretty cover.
Thanks for the giveaway and another book to check out. 🙂
Amber Nicole says
Love the cover, can’t wait to read! (:
Ellen Thompson says
This sounds like an interesting story. I think I need to read it and then share it with my daughter.
Thanks for the giveaway!
So many things to give away. I would be happy with a signed bookmark. Thank you for the opportunity to read a book I would have never picked up before.