The Spectacular Taylor Dean Giveaway Day 5 – Chasing Fireflies

8 November 2017

We’re on day five in this Spectacular Taylor Dean Giveaway. I hope you have been reading, liking and sharing. We’re getting pretty close to the finish here. Only a few more to go.

As I explained already, I hope you have gotten to know Taylor and her books in these past days. She is amazing at telling her storie, and I want you all to discover that yourself! Seriously, I can’t stress enough how much you all need to read her books. This week as I will post about Taylor’s books, you will get the chance to enter the $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway that Taylor is holding to celebrate the release of her new book Stone Silence. And because I want you to check out her other books, I will be gifting one of her books to a lucky winner.

To be entered into the draw to win the $50.00 gift card you just follow the rules of the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

To win a book, you need to like both Taylor Dean’s Facebook page and My Facebook page . Then you need to share one of the posts during the week and comment on which book you would like to read based on my reviews. You can share and comment on more than one post, I will pick the most original, intriguing comment. It’s as simple as that!

Today I want to share one of Taylor’s books that I was able to beta read. It was such a good book, part af such a fun series. Taylor decided to put a recommendation written by me on the back cover, and as you can see in the picture, it made me EXTATIC!

Chasing Fireflies YEAY

 

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My sisters think I’m crazy.

But, I’ve never forgotten the mysterious woman from my childhood who told me Paul is the name of my one true love.

She told me to search far and wide for him.

I haven’t stopped looking ever since.

When I stumble across an article about a successful American entrepreneur named Paul who lives and works in China, I’m intrigued. When the opportunity to teach English in China presents itself on the same day, I know it’s not a coincidence.

It’s destiny.

My sisters say I’m chasing a dream.

Just like the fireflies we tried to catch on the warm summer evenings of our youth, the dream seems beyond my grasp. Will my quest for the elusive Paul always be just short of fulfillment?

My sisters tell me it’s a fool’s errand.

Until I remind them of the day we saw the Red Bird.

The memory silences them.

The Red Bird Incident remains inarguable—and proves my search for Paul is not a silly fantasy.

I will find Paul . . . I will.

 

Excerpt

Am I chasing a dream? Just like the fireflies my sisters and I tried to catch on the warm summer evenings of our youth, the dream seems beyond my grasp. The fireflies always eluded us, flying within inches of our eager fingertips, their incandescent lights teasing us with the promise of magic.
Just like the elusive fireflies, will my dream of the mysterious Paul always be just short of fulfillment? Am I clutching at the tenuous threads of enchantment?
Is my desire to find Paul just a silly fantasy?
Maybe it’s high time I accept the foolishness of my dreams. Maybe it’s time I live in reality and stop dabbling in the realms of the supernatural.
Then I remember the Red Bird and my confidence bolsters. My vivid memories of Miss Pearl remind me that she hadn’t felt like a lady who would lead me astray.
It’s real. It’s all real. Please let it be real.

 

Red Bird

Review

Taylor takes us on a real adventure with this read, and moves us all the way to China. Savannah, our leading lady, was told by Miss Pearl at a young age that her match was Paul, and she should search far and wide to find him. When an opportunity presents itself to go to China, and she just so happens to read an article about a hot CEO named Paul living in China, she makes the decision to go and meet Paul.

Upon meeting Paul, all seems to fall in place. But why does she feel a fluttering in her stomach every time Julian is near, and is Paul as perfect as she first thought?

This was such a captivating read, once again.

Savannah is such an enjoyable character. She is very shy, a real introvert, but takes this chance of going to China, to make subtle changes, and gets out of her comfort zone. I could truly relate to that. I was not always as outgoing, and still often struggle with my confidence, so reading about Savannah and her struggles, was something I could very much grasp. It was so realistic, and so understandable. She makes a great leading lady, trying new things, pushing herself beyond what she is comfortable doing, and becoming a much stronger, more complete person in the process.

Paul is not a very likeable person, you will have to read the book, to find out why I am NOT a fan!

Julian is a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He moved to China a while back doing the same teaching position Savannah is doing, and ended up staying there. He is a very genuine guy, and swoon worthy! He immediately takes notice of Savannah, even though she is so quiet and in the background of the group. He is able to see past the noise and notice the depth that lies in this quiet person. It is such an experience watching, reading, enjoying the story unfold.

And then the whole read gets that lovely, magical touch and influence of Miss Pearl, who plays her part perfectly to bring the right match together.

I laughed, I cried, I fell in love with the perfect book boyfriend all over again, I dreamt of China, and the wonderful experiences it has to offer. Taylor makes me want to pack up my bags and go on the journey of a lifetime right along with the main characters, experiencing new and exciting adventures. This book is absolutely amazing, and I’m positive I will be rereading it many, many times again.

 

Author Taylor Dean

 

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Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.

 

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3 Comments

  • Taylor Dean 8 November 2017 at 23:42

    I love all those pictures of you with your paperback of Chasing Fireflies!! I’m in love with all of my heroes, but Julian is a huge fave and I’m still in love with him today. I loved writing this book especially because I was able to include several of my daughter’s stories and experiences from when she was in China. So fun! Thank you, again, Mylissa!

  • Britney Vasquez 9 November 2017 at 01:32

    This is one of my favorite books of all time! I loved the story, and the hero was, umm…how do I put this…excuse me while I swoon! I loved everything about this book and I can’t say enough good things about it. 🙂

  • Charlotte Foster 11 November 2017 at 16:46

    I love giveaways!

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