Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Flicker Blog Tour! (+$5 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Flicker
Author: Courtney Houston
Series: Defying Death #1
Pages: 320
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Smashwords
Format: Kindle
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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My name is Catalina Franklin. And I should be dead. When Death called my number, sending one of her Guides to take my soul, she didn't count on one thing. The Guide she sent - He was made for me, and I for him. Pulling me back from the arms of Death, Telor changed my fate - and his. Now we're left with the question of not only how he's still here, by why. Will we get the answers we need? Or will Death find us first? Only time will tell...but ours is quickly running out.
~Try an Excerpt!~

Every part of me wanted to materialize right in front of her, to take her in my arms and hold her close. That was the type of self-serving bastard that I was. Was, I was that man. I could be different now. She made me want to be different.

“I can’t remember you. I’m trying, but I can’t. I don’t know how to explain it, but I know there is a you, whatever that means. I can feel this abstract idea of a you.” She wiped angry tears from her face and took a deep breath, releasing it in a puff of smoke and wrapping her arms around herself to help ward off the cold.

“Go in the house, crazy girl,” I said aloud. “You’ll catch your death out here.”

Her eyes traveled over me, feeling rather than seeing me.

“Good, God.” She rubbed her eyes roughly with the heel of her hands and let out a cry of frustration. “Look at me, standing in my backyard, talking to the wind. I’m going crazy. I’m really going crazy. Now, I’m talking to myself.”

Despite the seriousness of the situation, my lips tilted upward into a small smile. Wanting to soothe her obvious pain, I made a split-second decision. I stood and walked toward her so we were standing face to face, her hot breath exhaling onto my face. I wanted to embrace her and hold her in my arms.

“You’re not crazy,” I told her, sliding my knuckles down the side of her face, taking pleasure in the way she closed her eyes and leaned into my touch.
~Meet Courtney!~ 
Courtney lives in Kentucky with her husband (Mr. Houston), her two boys (Emmett and Ellis), her two cats (Polly and Jed) and her 3 chickens. Legal Assistant by day and writer by night, Courtney enjoys pancakes, coffee, wine and the number 26. She's a Leo, at least that's what the tattoo on her back says.
 Courtney will be awarding a $5 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  2. Love that excerpt! This is new to me but I'm seriously intrigued. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. This is one of my favorite parts of Flicker! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks for being part of an awesome day!

  4. Ohhhh, this sounds like a great paranormal book. Very interested in reading it !

  5. "... Legal Assistant by day and writer by night...." I am a legal/medical typist by day (and night), but definitely a reader by night (and day). Am glad you are able to find the time to write too!