Friday, January 15, 2016

Special excerpt for YA novel Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis

I’m wrapping up the week with a special excerpt from the YA novel, Fairly Certain, by Deborah Ann Davis.

During her virtual book tour, Deborah will be giving away a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!

Fairly Certain will be $0.99 during the tour.

About the author:
I’m Deborah Ann Davis, and I write Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. I began writing when searching for inspiration for my 5th grade English Journal. Lo and behold, my world was full of funny tales just waiting to be told. It never occurred to me to pursue writing, not even when I discovered my flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of undergrad majors, I realized I could reach a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As you probably know, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? I jumped into teaching with both feet and loved it for 27 years. It came with an added bonus: Once teens know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh. Go figure.

Twelve years after our first kiss, I reunited with, and married my childhood sweetheart. Together we coached our daughter's AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years, our daughter and our money went to college.

During a particularly nasty bout of Lyme disease, I turned to Fitness to boost my Health, and to Writing to boost my Happiness. Currently, I am a healthy and happy Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer who loves to write.

We presently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. When I’m not writing novels for my Love of Fairs series, I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I also promote increasing movement throughout your day as Wiggle Writer in my Merry Meddling blog at .

You can track my meddling on Twitter at  or 

A little bit about Fairly Certain:
Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, but awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow...and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.

Excerpt from Fairly Certain:
Gypsy Ana smirked at Petir. “You turn outlaw for her, eh? Now you save the fair maiden, yes?”

“Save Wonder Woman? Hah! Trust me, there is nothing about that girl that needs saving.”

“Ah, then she show you everything but her heart.” The elderly woman tapped her chest with a nod.

Memory of Maid Rianne’s disappointingly hasty retreat last night made him snort and mutter, “Not everything.”

She raised her brow.

Instant heat flooded his collar. She might not understand his slang, but he needed to watch the sexual innuendos leaking out of his mouth. He definitely didn’t want to make that mistake in front of Abuela. “I mean, she hasn’t shown me how to use the bow and arrow,” he amended.

“Plenty of time for that tomorrow.”

“Yeah, if tomorrow comes.”

“Tomorrow always come,” she said as she walked away.

Not if I wake up first. It stood to reason he’d be waking up soon. This dream seemed unusually long. What if he ended up not seeing Maid Rianne before it ended? That would suck big time. The idea made him feel…

OMG, what am I doing? Am I crushing on Maid Rianne? Suddenly, Petir was experiencing a private moment of embarrassment. Some dream girl had actually stirred his interest more than any real-life girl. You are so very lame.

No, wait. I’m a normal American nineteen-year old. I’m just lusting after Maid Hottie.

Crushing? Lusting? It didn’t matter. Either way, it was ridiculous. She was just a figment of his imagination.

Fairly Certain will be $0.99 during the tour.


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mai T. said...

Which is your all-time favourite book character?

Deborah Ann Davis said...

Arcadia from Isaac Asimov's The Foundation Trilogy written in the 50s. She was a precocious schoolgirl who loved to write. It won the Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. I just remembered that she was dictating an essay on a "laptop computer" in the story, busily changing the font to something flowing and the 50s! Asimov was a visionary.

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Thank you for the chance!

Rita Wray said...

I like the excerpt.

Deborah Ann Davis said...

I'm glad you both stopped by. Thanks for leaving a comment. If you enjoyed the excerpt, visit to read an entire chapter of Fairly Certain. You can also read a chapter from Fairly Safe, the second of the Love of Fairs series.

MomJane said...

Enjoyed your comments. I think this sounds like a really good book. Loved the excerpt.

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great interview, I enjoyed reading the post! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

What is your favorite genre?

Deborah Ann Davis said...

Thank you for your comments.

I don't have a favorite genre as much as I have a favorite style. I like Happily Ever After, humor, and especially surprises, whether they are in romance novels, sci fi adventures, historicals or satires.

Unknown said...

A great post, thank you!

Deborah Ann Davis said...

Thank you! Connecting with readers is always fun.

Karla S said...

Sounds great,thanks for the chance! :)

Diane Estrella said...

I love quirky and this book sounds like a lot of fun to read. congrats on the release!

cherio1 said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway! I am enjoying the tour.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway. I am enjoying the tour.