Monday, May 11, 2015

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Do You Like Against-All-Odds Romance?

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day Tribute Teaser from DRAWN


This is a Mothers Day Tribute Teaser from my upcoming release, DRAWN. Enjoy. 
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“Son, you can’t always tell. Take your mother, for instance. Not everyone knew she was sick. They couldn’t really tell until right at the very en…” His words trail off and he covers his mouth. “Excuse me.” He stands and rounds the couch to head to the bathroom.
            I lean back and close my eyes. An image of Mom appears. Her tumble of hair, like spun gold, contrasts her mocha-hued skin. As a fashion blogger, some couture houses sent her free and discounted clothes, which she wore proudly. In my vision, Mom twirls in a candy apple red, ruffled ball gown for a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Art Gala… showing Mr. Cassisi’s art.
            Dad returns. I sigh. Actually, it’s more of a groan.
            Dad offers me a handkerchief, pointing to my cheek. I hadn’t even realized a tear was there. Numb, I guess.
            “What the hell, Dad? I mean really, why is everyone being taken from me?” More tears threaten. The lump in my throat nearly closes my airway.
            After a deep breath, Dad wraps his arms around me. Memories of Mr. Cassisi and Mom collide like storm fronts and tears spill down my cheeks, dampening Dad’s shirt at the shoulder.
            “I’m still here, son. We’ll face it together. You and me. Promise.” He stands. “You want anything to drink?”
            “Yeah, I’ll take a double on the rocks.”
            “One tall glass of water with ice coming up.”
            I follow him to the kitchen. My vision hazes from unspent tears. “Dad, can I ask you a question?”
            He leans on the counter like he’s steadying himself. “Anything, you know that. That was our rule, right? No secrets. No trap doors.”
            I press my lips tight, unsure if my mouth will even form the words. Then it tumbles out. “You know how Orpheus descended into the Underworld to save Eurydice?”
            He nods. “Sure. We have a painting to that effect at the museum.”
            “If you had the chance to––”
            “Stop right there.” He holds his hand up, the one still bearing his wedding ring. You don’t even have to finish.” He sighs so hard, and his dark eyes swim with tears. “I would risk death every single day and three times on Friday to rescue your mother if I could. To hold her hand again. To gaze into her eyes.” His voice cracks in a whisper. “To twirl my fingers in her golden locks again.”
            He wipes the corner of his eye and continues, “Our love transcends death, Cameron. Energy never dies. It simply transfers from one existence to another.” He sniffles. “And besides, I’d never fear dying while trying to save her because either way, we win.”

*****

Hope you enjoyed the Teaser. Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms out there.
DRAWN releases in less than a month. Pre-Order your copy now.
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Website: Http://csledbetter.com

Wattpad Teaser: http://www.wattpad.com/story/37303967-drawn

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23842764-drawn

Friday, March 13, 2015

EPIC Giveaway for DRAWN is EPIC!

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Drawn by Chris  Ledbetter

Drawn

by Chris Ledbetter

Giveaway ends May 27, 2015.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Official DRAWN Cover Reveal!!

Drawn
Release Date: 06/08/15
Evernight Teen
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Summary from Goodreads:
Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request.

To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah’s now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.

If he fails… they both die.



About the Author
Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly "walked-on" to the best drum line in the CIAA. And, without any prior percussion experience. He carried the bass drum for four years, something his back is not very happy about now.

After a change of heart and major, he enrolled in Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Business Administration. He's worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. While teaching high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, he taught business management, business law, marketing, and sports marketing, and also coached football.

He has walked the streets of Los Angeles and New York City, waded in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day visiting Greece and Italy.

He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. As a self-described, young reluctant reader, he writes young adult stories specifically to reach other reluctant readers. As a participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, he was blessed to be mentored by Suzanne Morgan Williams, 2012 SCBWI member of the year.

He now lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Evernight Teen Birthday Blog Hop!

 Evernight Teen


Happy Birthday to EVERNIGHT TEEN!

EVERNIGHT TEEN turns two this month and we’re having a huge party to celebrate! It may be EVERNIGHT TEEN’s birthday, but YOU get the presents. So, grab a piece of cake, hop from blog-to-blog and discover EVERNIGHT TEEN!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by EVERNIGHT TEEN (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

Have your TBR list handy because we have lots of new titles for you to add, including my featured book…

DRAWN

Cover Coming Soon

Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request.

To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah’s now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.

If he fails… they both die.
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For more info on me, please visit my website: www.csledbetter.com


Thanks so much for visiting me. I wanted to give you a little something special and hopefully different. 
I'm offering you a peek into the playlist that informed and influenced much of DRAWN, the writing and story at different points as I wrote it.


Taylor Swift ~ You Belong With Me



Katy Perry ~ Teenage Dream


Selena Gomez ~ The Heart Wants What It Wants



Jordin Sparks ~ One Step At A Time


Katy Perry ~ Wide Awake


John Legend/ Lindsey Sterling ~ All Of Me


I hope you enjoyed a peek into my playlist.

Enter for a chance to win a $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card. To enter, you must LIKE my Facebook Page AND you must ADD my book DRAWN to your TBR pile on Goodreads between January 12th and  January 18th. You must do BOTH to be entered for my prize. 

If you have already/ previously *Added and/ or Liked* have no fear. I Will Have Moar Contests with even BIGGER prizes!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisLedbetter.Author
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Now for the BIG prize!!!
Enter for a chance to win EVERNIGHT TEEN’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini by answering this question in the comments (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

Who is your favorite historical artist?



The birthday blog hop continues here: Be sure to click to the next author on this Blog Hop: Denise Jaden-  http://denisejaden.blogspot.com/
or head back to the original EVERNIGHT TEEN BLOG HOP post.



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YOU ARE MY PEOPLE!