Monday, December 17, 2012

Sara's Promise Book Release Blog Tour & Giveaway


 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.

Sara's Promise
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?


Book Excerpt: Annie nodded and watched him walk slowly up the stairs. She walked back over to the patio door and stared out at the beach. Spring in Oregon was beautiful, much warmer than the springs she'd grown up with in Minnesota. Although along the coast, the wind could be quite chilly. It was a Friday afternoon, and a few people were walking along the beach wearing sweaters and jeans to ward off the cool breeze. She thought it strange to be the one looking out for a change instead of looking in. She loved this view, loved how this house sat just high enough above the beach to catch the full view of the ocean. Sunsets must be beautiful here, as well as evenings under the full moon, she thought. How lucky Sara had been to live here with her husband and children.
A sad, hollow feeling swelled inside Annie. Ever since leaving Minnesota and her past behind, she'd found happiness in her life and her work. She had total freedom to come and go as she chose with no ties or schedules to follow, except her own. But this, this was so much more. Children, husband, home. Love. Yes, love. This house was filled with it. Every detail from its design to each piece of furniture had been handled with love. Sara's love, Annie thought, as she wondered about the woman who had unwillingly left this all behind.
She closed her eyes, trying to conjure up an image of Sara in this room, laughing perhaps, teasing, and holding her arms out to her children with such genuine love and affection. She could see her living here, feel her presence. But not all of it was happy and content. Annie felt some anxiety, some regret. Where those Sara's feelings, or her own?

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 / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads  

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:


  1. Hi Lynelle,

    The post looks so nice. Thank you so much for being a host on my book blog tour. I appreciate your support.

  2. It was a honor to know you Deanna. Any time

  3. I will be sure to add it to my goodreads list

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks, Shannon. And thanks for stopping by.

  4. This storyline sounds very interesting Deanna. This is the first time I've heard of Sara's Promise and Deanna Lynn Sletten. Thanks so much Lynelle for hosting Deanna. I look forward to reading Sara's Promise. I just absolutely love discovering new authors. My email is

    1. Thanks Crystal for your kind words. I will make sure to let her know.

    2. Hi Crystal,
      Thanks for stopping by and joining in on my blog tour. It's so much fun to connect with readers!

  5. As chosen via and Deanna
    Congratulations and thank you for participating in this Tour.

    And the winners are:
    Now for the fun news. I promised a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card to the participants in my blog tour. Using, the winner selected is: Janna Shay
    I will contact Janna personally so I can send out her prize.

    Blog Tour Giveaway Winners

    Now for the blog tour winners. I collected the names and emails from all of the people who commented on all of the blogs. After using to choose the winners, here are the names of the lucky winners. I will also be contacting them to let them know they have won and to get the information I need to send out their prize.

    $25 Amazon Gift Card – Tima Murrell
    $25 Amazon Gift Card – Paul Hewlett
    Sara’s Promise Paperback – Shannon Ro
    Sara’s Promise Paperback – Cynthia Gail