Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Day After Yesterday by Kelly Cozy and a Giveaway!

The events of a single night can change a life forever, as musician Daniel Whitman discovers when he loses his family and home.

Overwhelmed by grief, unable to find solace in his music or accept comfort from his friends, he flees up the California coast. Daniel thinks he's leaving everything behind, but his journey will take him to the places and people that will help him find his way back.

The Day After Yesterday is a story of hope, friendship, and the redemptive power of music. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about The Day After Yesterday ~~

Have you ever found yourself reading a book that you got so engrossed in that you just inhaled it? You just couldn't read fast enough? I wish I could say that about this book. The Day After Yesterday had the opposite effect on me. I was so entranced with it that I found myself stopping and setting it aside ~ I didn't want it to end. By putting it down, I could enjoy it longer, savor it more.

I absolutely fell in love with this story!

Okay, okay. I have to admit that I first fell for the cover. My favorite color is blue. This cover is blue. The sun shining through the water. It looks so serene and beautiful. And the synopsis sounded intriguing. I'd give it a shot.

Whoa ~ I was not prepared to be sucked in to the story from the eight pages of the prologue. But that's what hooked me. I just had to keep reading. And it just got better from there. Like I said, I didn't want to stop but I didn't want the story to end either.

I got so emotionally involved with this story that I had to read it in bits and pieces just so I could absorb the thoughts and feelings of the characters. And yes, I will admit that when reading parts of this book, I did have tears in my eyes. I really am in awe of authors who can put so much into a book that the reader feels the emotions right along with the characters. It can't be an easy thing to do, as a writer.

I love to mark lines or passages in the books that I read, some part that just speaks to me. I did mark quite a few in this book, but when I went back to look at them, I didn't want to post them here. I was afraid of giving away too much of the story. Here are just a couple of lines that I can share. Sorry, you're just going to have to read The Day After Yesterday to get the rest.

'Leaving had seemed like the right thing - the only thing - at the time, but whatever he'd been looking for when he'd fled, he hadn't found it.'
'But that's all any art is. Something done just for the artist. Whether it's a song or a story or a painting, it starts as something done for the self. If it touches other people, that's a blessing. Accept it graciously.'
Thank you, Kelly for bringing your book to my attention and asking if I would be interested in reading it. I am so very glad I did and I will be recommending it to everyone who will listen to me!

And guess what everyone? Kelly is giving 2 copies of her book for a giveaway! She will send an autographed print copy to someone in the US/Canada AND an e-book to someone internationally!

How awesome is that!!

About the author

Kelly Cozy became hooked on books in early infancy, when she turned one of her parents' paperbacks into a teething ring. She lives in California with her husband, son, and cats. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, watching movies, and attending nerdy conventions.

She is the author of The Day After Yesterday (contemporary fiction) and Ashes (suspense, first in a two-book series).

Connect with Kelly

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  1. This book sounds like a wonderful and entertaining read!

  2. I hadn't heard of this author before, but the book's premise is intriguing, and I'm sure the book is good reading. I also looked up her book, Ashes, on Goodreads, and that is appealing to me. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Thanks for sharing! This sounds like a interesting book! =)

  4. Kelly that is cute how your book interests started when you turned your moms book into a teething ring. The Day After Yesterday sounds to be very interesting and a what would we do if our world as we know it today was not there tomorrow. I hope to be able to read it and thanks for making one available for us.

  5. Sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read the rest of Daniel's story. Thanks for this chance.

  6. This sounds interesting

  7. Sounds like a great book and I love the cover too!! I always decide if I even want to read a book by first looking at the cover. This one makes me want to put the book at the top of my list. Thanks.

  8. Sounds very interesting- in a sad way. I would love to read more. I love getting to know the author a little bit too.

  9. Reviews like this make me want to drop what I'm currently reading and delve right in!


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