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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gAO4JXRJlPE/UdBmnN8tm1I/AAAAAAAAAkk/c4XkynXY1h0/s587/Emma's+Secret.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gAO4JXRJlPE/UdBmnN8tm1I/AAAAAAAAAkk/c4XkynXY1h0/s400/Emma's+Secret.jpg" width="267" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Emma's Secret</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">Steena Holmes</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Amazon Publishing</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"><strong>Book Summary:</strong> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">For two years, Megan, Peter, and their two older daughters, Alexis and Hannah, dream of nothing but being reunited with the family’s youngest child, Emma, who was kidnapped just before her third birthday. When Emma is miraculously found living with an elderly couple just miles from the family’s home, they are hopeful that her return will heal the wounds her disappearance created. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">But Emma is vastly different from the sunny toddler they remember. She barely remembers her parents or her older sisters. She is quiet and withdrawn, and, worst of all, longs for the very people who kidnapped her. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Megan is consumed with bitterness, while Peter works later and later nights in the company of his gorgeous business partner. And in the middle of everything, Megan’s best friend has become suddenly distant and secretive. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Then a chance encounter in town leads to a secret that changes everything again for Emma. And Peter must decide between the happiness of his youngest daughter and the trust of his family.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><strong>About the Author: </strong></span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FZZIs_ircKg/UdBqcME1dMI/AAAAAAAAAk0/BpDI4uCfAmM/s166/0.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FZZIs_ircKg/UdBqcME1dMI/AAAAAAAAAk0/BpDI4uCfAmM/s166/0.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: Courier New;">Steena Holmes grew up in a small town in Canada and holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology. She is the author of two previous novels, Chocolate Reality and Finding Emma. In 2012, she received the Indie Excellence Award. Holmes enjoys writing stories other mothers of young children can relate to. She currently lives in Calgary with her husband and three daughters and loves to wake up to the Rocky Mountains each morning.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/SteenaHolmes.Author?fref=ts">Facebook</a> . <a href="https://twitter.com/steenaholmes">Twitter</a> . <a href="http://www.steenaholmes.com/">Website</a></div><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><strong>Author Interview:</strong> </span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: How was writing the "Emma" series different from writing "Dear Jack"?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">With 'Dear Jack', I was able to focus more on Dottie and her character - which I loved. She is such a strong woman and I wanted readers to understand her a bit more and get more depth on her and Jack's history together. I really enjoyed just focusing on them - it was fun!</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: What prompted you to write a second novel about Emma in "Emma's Secret"?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">My readers! When I wrote Finding Emma, I never intended to write a follow-up - but I had so many readers email me asking for more details about Jack and Emma that I couldn't 'not' write Emma's Secret. And I'm so glad I did!</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: A proceed of every sale from&nbsp; "Finding Emma" went to help the "Missing Children Society of Canada." Did you always feel drawn to this organization or did the concept of your book lead you to help this organization in particular?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">While researching about missing children, I came across "MCSC" and realized they were a local charity that I could get involved with. I love being able to donate sales from Finding Emma to them. Every little bit helps.</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: Can we expect more books about Emma and her family in the future?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Not at this time. There is a storyline in Emma's Secret that I might develop more in the future - but it's of Mary and Dottie.</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q Who is your favorite character in "Emma's Secret" and are they similar to anyone you know in real life?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Jack. He's my favorite. He's a combination of my father and my grandfather and I used my maiden name for him. He's the perfect grandfather. He loves Dottie with all his heart and would do anything for her. He's selfless and gruff - but like a teddy bear Smile</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: Are there any&nbsp; new series in the making?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">There is! One I'm very excited about. It'll be a 5 book series centered around a small town and how it handles a terrible tragedy. Book One will be released in the Fall. Keep an eye on my website - </span><a href="http://www.steenaholmes.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">www.steenaholmes.com</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"> for more information!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">As this was my first blog tour ever, I have had a great experience and I look forward to more upcoming tours! </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gAO4JXRJlPE/UdBmnN8tm1I/AAAAAAAAAkk/c4XkynXY1h0/s587/Emma's+Secret.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gAO4JXRJlPE/UdBmnN8tm1I/AAAAAAAAAkk/c4XkynXY1h0/s400/Emma's+Secret.jpg" width="267" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Emma's Secret</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">Steena Holmes</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Amazon Publishing</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"><strong>Book Summary:</strong> </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">For two years, Megan, Peter, and their two older daughters, Alexis and Hannah, dream of nothing but being reunited with the family’s youngest child, Emma, who was kidnapped just before her third birthday. When Emma is miraculously found living with an elderly couple just miles from the family’s home, they are hopeful that her return will heal the wounds her disappearance created. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">But Emma is vastly different from the sunny toddler they remember. She barely remembers her parents or her older sisters. She is quiet and withdrawn, and, worst of all, longs for the very people who kidnapped her. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Megan is consumed with bitterness, while Peter works later and later nights in the company of his gorgeous business partner. And in the middle of everything, Megan’s best friend has become suddenly distant and secretive. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Then a chance encounter in town leads to a secret that changes everything again for Emma. And Peter must decide between the happiness of his youngest daughter and the trust of his family.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><strong>About the Author: </strong></span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FZZIs_ircKg/UdBqcME1dMI/AAAAAAAAAk0/BpDI4uCfAmM/s166/0.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FZZIs_ircKg/UdBqcME1dMI/AAAAAAAAAk0/BpDI4uCfAmM/s166/0.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: Courier New;">Steena Holmes grew up in a small town in Canada and holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology. She is the author of two previous novels, Chocolate Reality and Finding Emma. In 2012, she received the Indie Excellence Award. Holmes enjoys writing stories other mothers of young children can relate to. She currently lives in Calgary with her husband and three daughters and loves to wake up to the Rocky Mountains each morning.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/SteenaHolmes.Author?fref=ts">Facebook</a> . <a href="https://twitter.com/steenaholmes">Twitter</a> . <a href="http://www.steenaholmes.com/">Website</a></div><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><strong>Author Interview:</strong> </span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: How was writing the "Emma" series different from writing "Dear Jack"?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">With 'Dear Jack', I was able to focus more on Dottie and her character - which I loved. She is such a strong woman and I wanted readers to understand her a bit more and get more depth on her and Jack's history together. I really enjoyed just focusing on them - it was fun!</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: What prompted you to write a second novel about Emma in "Emma's Secret"?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">My readers! When I wrote Finding Emma, I never intended to write a follow-up - but I had so many readers email me asking for more details about Jack and Emma that I couldn't 'not' write Emma's Secret. And I'm so glad I did!</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: A proceed of every sale from&nbsp; "Finding Emma" went to help the "Missing Children Society of Canada." Did you always feel drawn to this organization or did the concept of your book lead you to help this organization in particular?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">While researching about missing children, I came across "MCSC" and realized they were a local charity that I could get involved with. I love being able to donate sales from Finding Emma to them. Every little bit helps.</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: Can we expect more books about Emma and her family in the future?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Not at this time. There is a storyline in Emma's Secret that I might develop more in the future - but it's of Mary and Dottie.</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q Who is your favorite character in "Emma's Secret" and are they similar to anyone you know in real life?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Jack. He's my favorite. He's a combination of my father and my grandfather and I used my maiden name for him. He's the perfect grandfather. He loves Dottie with all his heart and would do anything for her. He's selfless and gruff - but like a teddy bear Smile</span></div><u></u><u></u><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt;">Q: Are there any&nbsp; new series in the making?</span><u></u><u></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">There is! One I'm very excited about. It'll be a 5 book series centered around a small town and how it handles a terrible tragedy. Book One will be released in the Fall. Keep an eye on my website - </span><a href="http://www.steenaholmes.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">www.steenaholmes.com</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"> for more information!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">As this was my first blog tour ever, I have had a great experience and I look forward to more upcoming tours! </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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