GENRE: Young Adult Romantic Fiction
A Note From the Author
My Purpose for writing this novel is to bring generations of women together. My goal is to build a sense of camaraderie that resonates with women of all ages. For the older generations this novel acts as a time capsule. The novel is filled with so many emotions that the reader will laugh, cry, and feel as though the characters have come to life. As for the younger generations, they are able to learn some of life’s lessons and know that other women have gone through similar circumstances that they may be experiencing.
About the Book
Amy Thatcher is full of despair since her best friend is no longer by her side. Known as the ice queen, Amy is quick to dismiss people and barricade her sweet and beautiful soul. Although young, she’s wise beyond her years. And nothing and no one is going to get in the way of achieving her goals; or so she thinks.
Life soon shows Amy that it has other plans. She’s suddenly thrust into a world full of difficult circumstances and even more difficult decisions.
Read an Excerpt
He hugged me tightly for so long I wondered if he’d ever let me go. Our cigarettes developed the longest ashes I ever saw. As mine finally fell to the ground, I was reminded of how quickly I fell for Johnny and how our relationship had been burning for the last three years. Eventually, we, too, like that ash, would fall. We would end up a memory of something that burned so deeply into our souls and it too would eventually turn to ash.
Such thoughts swirled through my mind, as I drove without a destination. Eventually, I found myself at the park where Johnny and I went that fateful night when he showed me the secret overlook and took my virginity and my innocence. I decided to park the car, then I grabbed my emergency blanket, flashlight, and cigarettes and walked toward the precipice where it all began.
A tear fell down my cold wet cheek. I sighed and gave him my heartbreaking answer. “Honestly?” I held back my tears as best I could. “I want you to leave me alone, Johnny. I want you to love me enough to let me go. I want you to help me finally get over you by staying the hell away from me. I want you to stay out of my life and let me be. Please, Johnny, I’m begging you.
“I want to be happy. I deserve that, and you of all people know it. Since I can’t have it with you,” I said, crying a little harder, then I deserve to have it with someone else. So, please, Johnny, if you love me like you say you do, you’ll let me go.”
About the Author
Katie L. Oslin is a Midwesterner who started writing diaries, poetry and many short stories at a very young age. As a newly published author The Details of My Reality is her first novel.
She is also a wife, mother and bachelor’s prepared registered nurse. Living on the coast of North Carolina, she frequents the beach and finds inspiration in the sound of the waves and the solitude of her surroundings.
Katie L. Oslin will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
Follow the Tour
This is a four-week, blurb blitz tour. You are invited to visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win.
January 8: Rogue’s Angels
January 9: Queen of All She Reads
January 10: Fabulous and Brunette
January 11: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
January 12: The Avid Reader
January 15: Red Wine and Books
January 16: Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance
January 17: T’s Stuff
January 18: It’s Raining Books
January 19: BooksChatter
January 22: Readeropolis
January 23: Books in the Hall
January 24: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
January 25: Two Ends of the Pen
January 26: Queen of All She Reads
January 29: Rainy Day Reviews
January 30: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
January 31: Jazzy Book Reviews
February 1: Sapphyria’s Books
February 2: Long and Short Reviews YA
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It’s been my pleasure hosting Katie today for this stop on her tour. Please come back later in the week for another author, book and giveaway.