November 14, 2014



Burnt Edges
by Dana Leipold

Tour Dates: January 12-16
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Genre: Women's Fiction
Word Count: 56,000
Maturity Warning: Sexual Abuse; Domestic Violence
Giveaway: Ten (10) Amazon Gift Cards of $10

Abuse or an uncertain future. This is Laurel Lee Page’s choice when she is faced with an unplanned pregnancy at 18. Born into a broken family, all she has ever known is guilt and shame. No matter what she does or who she meets, Laurel appears to be living a condemned life but she is determined to find independence and freedom in spite of her family’s legacy of hatred and self-contempt. Can Laurel see that she is in a powerful position, poised to break the cycle of abuse? Set in Southern California during the tumultuous 1960s era, Burnt Edges is based on true events and proves that strength can be found even in the most horrific situations.


Dana Leipold is a freelance writer, author, and member of the Association of Independent Authors and Creativity Coaching Association. Her debut novel, Burnt Edges, depicts the unwavering resilience of a young woman in the face of family violence and abuse. She has self-published two other books: a collection of limericks in Dr. Seuss-style for adults entitled, Stupid Poetry: The Ultimate Collection of Sublime and Ridiculous Poems, and a non-fiction book entitled, The Power of Writing Well: Write Well. Change the World. In addition, she coaches other writers on story structure, messaging, and writing skills so they can achieve their dreams to become published authors. Leipold lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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10 stops will be chosen for this tour. Signing up does not guarantee you a spot on the tour. This book is available for review in all digital formats and in print (US addresses only). Posts need to be top posts of the day and should be posted by 11 A.M. EST on the day of your stop. Final tour email will be sent by January 5, 2015. Twitter hashtag is #EdgesTour.

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Tour Schedule

January 12
Ski-Wee's Book Corner
Reeca's Pieces

January 13
Yeah Books!
Boom Baby Reviews

January 14
just reviews
Deal Sharing Aunt

January 15
Writing My Life Away
Maryann Miller's It's Not All Gravy

January 16
Newbery and Beyond
Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog

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