22.11.11

An Unlikely Pair

Congratulations to Deborah Anastasia on the release of her second novel, Poughkeepsie. The Omnific Publishing library just keeps growing!

He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.


Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

Debra shares teasers at her blog.  Poughkeepsie is now available in paperback, eBook, ePub, Kindle, Nook.  And here's awesome the trailer:


7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good for Debra!

Suze said...

It seems a different premise from any I've read recently. Well done, Debra.

Len Lambert said...

Hi Nicki! Congratulations to Deborah!

Tony Van Helsing said...

It gets my vote just for not having vampires in it.

Cherie Colyer said...

Love the trailer for this book. It definitely makes me have to read the book. Congrats Debra!

And Hi Nicki!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Sounds like a moving story. I've always believe that we can affect others lives even with the slightest of ways--a smile is one of them.

Congratulations to Debra!

Carol Kilgore said...

Poughkeepsie sounds like a great read. I wish my Kindle Fire would hurry up and arrive.