Thursday, September 10

@GoddessFish Promo: The Extraordinary Days Series by Polly Becks


No Ordinary Day

The Extraordinary Days Series, #1
Polly Becks



Genre: Romance/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: GMLTJoseph, LLC
Date of Publication: January 5, 2015
Number of pages: 350
Word Count: 76,250
Cover Artist: Patricia A. Downes, Dutch Hill Design



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No Ordinary Day is the introductory book in a new eight-book series of romantic suspense, intrigue, and humor, Extraordinary Days, by novelist and curriculum developer Polly Becks, making her debut in women’s fiction.

The first book, set in 1991, No Ordinary Day, tells the tale of an epic tragedy that changes life forever in a small town in the wild, mystic Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, especially for eight special women, and the mystery surrounding that tragedy.

Kindergarten teacher Lucy Sullivan has an Irish temper, a fierce love for her students, and a growing fondness for fellow teacher Glen Daniels—until plain-spoken soldier Alex “Ace” Evans comes into her life, quite literally saving it. As they struggle to rescue five little girls caught in a flooding school, will these two opposites find the love missing in both their lives—or even survive? Set against the background of the magical forested mountains and unique towns and cities of the Adirondack Park, No Ordinary Day introduces both the place and the characters of the rest of the Extraordinary Days series, which is thereafter set in present day.

Each book in the Extraordinary Days series makes a direct cash donation to a different charity or non-profit organization. Your purchase of No Ordinary Day benefits The American Red Cross.

MONDAY'S CHILD: Fair of Face

The Extraordinary Days Series, #2
Polly Becks


Genre: Romance/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: GMLTJoseph, LLC
Date of Publication: February 2, 2015
Number of pages: 357
Word Count: 78,920
Cover Artist: Patricia A. Downes, Dutch Hill Design


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Where has supermodel Briony, the one-named wonder of the fashion world, disappeared to? That’s what style magazine maven Katherine Bruce desperately wants to know—and she’s manipulated Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and war correspondent Erik Bryson into chasing that story down. A serious writer, he’s resentful about being stuck with the fluffy task—and utterly unprepared for what he discovers.

MONDAY’S CHILD: Fair of Face is the second book in the 8-book series The Extraordinary Days by breakthrough novelist Polly Becks. The first book, set in 1991, No Ordinary Day, tells the tale of an epic tragedy that changes life forever in a small town in the wild, mystic Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, especially for eight special women, and the mystery surrounding that tragedy.

Each book in the Extraordinary Days series makes a direct cash donation to a different charity or non-profit organization. Your purchase of Monday’s Child: Fair of Face benefits The American Cancer Society for cancer research and programs for those affected, those at risk, and those who may one day be affected.

TUESDAY'S CHILD: Full of Grace

The Extraordinary Days Series, #3
Polly Becks


Genre: Romance/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: GMLTJoseph, LLC
Date of Publication: March 3, 2015
Number of pages: 460
Word Count: 128,590
Cover Artist: Patricia A. Downes, Dutch Hill Design


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Grace Fuller, the youth pastor in her father’s church, is guarding several painful secrets that threaten her future. Will she find a happily-ever-after with Steve, the confident, handsome assistant pastor with whom she’s vying for her dream job, or will the mysterious bad-boy biker who has just come to town, darkly guarding his own painful past, steal her from her chosen path?

TUESDAY'S CHILD: Full of Grace is the third book in the 8-book series The Extraordinary Days by breakthrough novelist Polly Becks. The first book, set in 1991, No Ordinary Day, tells the tale of an epic tragedy that changes life forever in a small town in the wild, mystic Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, especially for eight special women, and the mystery surrounding that tragedy.

Each book in the Extraordinary Days series makes a direct cash donation to a different charity or non-profit organization. Your purchase of Tuesday’s Child: Full of Grace benefits Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit organization founded to promote long-term healing in all those directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001.

WEDNESDAY'S CHILD: Full of Woe

The Extraordinary Days Series, #4
Polly Becks



Genre: Romance/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: GMLTJoseph, LLC
Date of Publication: April 1, 2015
Number of pages: 288
Word Count: 80,150
Cover Artist: Patricia A. Downes, Dutch Hill Design


Available at the following retailers:
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Life in the fast lane has never been an easy place for twitchy high-society event planner Sloane Wallace, a woman born to privilege and pristine family lineage. But when a freak snowstorm and auto mishap leaves her stranded in the freezing mountains in her designer heels, a burly mountain man, unimpressed with her pedigree, shows up in time to save her couture-covered backside—and completely mess up her world.

WEDNESDAY’S CHILD: Full of Woe is the fourth book in the eight-book series The Extraordinary Days by breakthrough novelist Polly Becks. The first book, set in 1991, No Ordinary Day, tells the tale of an epic tragedy that changes life forever in a small town in the wild, mystic Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, especially for eight special women, and the mystery surrounding that tragedy.

Each book in the Extraordinary Days series makes a direct cash donation to a different charity or non-profit organization. Your purchase of Wednesday’s Child: Full of Woe benefits The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 130,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems.

THURSDAY'S CHILD: Far to Go

The Extraordinary Days Series, #5
Polly Becks



Genre: Romance/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: GMLTJoseph, LLC
Date of Publication: September 10, 2015
Number of pages: 203
Word Count: 59,410
Cover Artist: Patricia A. Downes, Dutch Hill Design

Available at the following retailers:
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International attorney and human rights advocate Elisa Santiago believes she has life under control—an impressive career, a solid group of friends in Obergrande, and a handsome law partner for hot “car action” when she needs release. Little does she know that her entire world is about to burn down when she discovers that nothing she believes she knows about herself and her past is true. Can the gorgeous former CIA operative, acting as her guide and guard as she returns to Colombia, the land of her birth, looking for answers, set her world on fire in a good way?

THURSDAY’S CHILD: Far to Go is the fifth book in the eight-book series The Extraordinary Days by breakthrough novelist Polly Becks. The first book, No Ordinary Day, tells the tale of an epic tragedy that changes life forever in a small town in the wild, mystic Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, and the mystery surrounding that tragedy.

Each book in the Extraordinary Days series makes a direct cash donation to a different charity or non-profit organization. Your purchase of THURSDAY'S CHILD: Far to Go benefits Children's International, a not-for-profit organization very close to the author's family's heart.
Excerpt: 
Excerpt the 5th book in the series: Thursday's Child: Far to Go
They had assembled at the door of Sloane’s bedroom when Dr. Marlowe held up his hand.

“She should be sleeping,” he cautioned. “If she is, why don’t you all make yourselves comfortable in the room until she wakes up? She needs her rest, but I have to wake her up gently every few hours. She has until two-thirty or so to sleep, so she’s due to wake up shortly.”

Briony nodded, as did the other girls, and shifted her packages to her other side.

“I’ll wait out here,” said Ed, still puffing slightly. “I can see her after you’ve all had some time with her.”

Dr. Marlowe opened the door.

Sloane was sitting up in bed, awake, a dozen or more folders spread across her bed.

Marlowe rolled his eyes. “You’re not supposed to be working, Sloane. Where did you get those?”

“I’m not telling,” Sloane said, beaming as her friends came in the room. “What are you guys doing here?”

“We thought we might check on you since you just got out of the hospital, two days of which were in the ICU,” Corinne said pointedly. She strode to the bed and bent to her friend, hugging her gently, then stood up and filled her arms with an enormous, tissue-wrapped bouquet.

Sloane pulled back the papers, revealing half a dozen long, thick stems atop which were pointy, elegant blossoms with a fan of red-gold and violet-blue petals, and a larger green-and-rose-colored base.

“Birds of Paradise,” she murmured. “You remembered. Oh, Corinne, thank you.”

“Of course I remembered, after the lecture you gave me during the setup for my brother’s wedding a few years ago,” Corinne said. She sat down on the far end of Sloane’s enormous bed as Grace made her way toward the pillow end. “You said that Birds of Paradise were unique and classy and showed that someone cared enough to have them brought in, unlike roses and carnations and mums, which you can ‘get on every street corner,’ as I recall. As I watched you checking every table arrangement in the reception hall, I noticed how much they look like you, especially the red-gold colors. I also brought six singleton vases, since you told me they should always have their own ‘home.’ ”

Sloane’s eyes filled with tears as Grace bent over to hug her. When the pastor stood up, she opened the bakery box she was carrying.

“These are from MaryBeth Finley,” she said. “She sends her love—she still hasn’t gotten over watching you collapse at Charlie’s when she was waiting on you. She’s still worried it was some kind of food poisoning.”

“I’ve never heard of food—even bad food—causing a brain bleed before,” Sloane said, peering into the box, which was from Pancake Heaven, the other restaurant/bakery where MaryBeth worked. “Oooooo. What are these?”

“Vanilla-strawberry,” Grace said, tipping the box so that Sloane could better see the four puffy, exquisite cupcakes. “MaryBeth said to tell you that they’re vegan.”

Sloane dipped a finger into one and scooped up a swath of fluffy frosting. “I’m not a vegan,” she said as she stuck the tip of her finger into her mouth. “Mmmmm, these are insane.”

“Oh, I told her,” Grace said, straight-faced. “I assured her you have eaten way more meat than the rest of us put together.”

A shocked silence fell in the beautifully-decorated bedroom.

A deep throat rumble occurred in the doorway, from which Dr. Marlowe rapidly disappeared.

“Grace Fuller,” said Sloane, her eyes narrowing, “Reverend Grace Fuller—was that a deliberately dirty comment I just heard coming out of your saintly mouth?”

“Yep,” said Grace.

Sloane raised her hand slowly and Grace high-fived it.
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Author Bio:
Polly Becks has been making her living writing for more than twenty years, as well as working as an editor, curriculum developer, and teaching secondary-school Spanish. She has more than 350 books to her credit, mostly educational materials, as well as professionally published fiction in both the adult and YA market in a variety of genres, plus more than 30 Children’s books. She is excited about exploring the digital literature frontier and is honored to be the launch series for GMLTJoseph, LLC.

To connect with the author online:

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting the tour! Your site it great--looking forward to hanging out with you and your readers this week. All the best, Polly Becks

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  2. Happy weekend to all--hope you are reading! Polly

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