Friday, October 14, 2016

Blurb Blitz w/Giveaway - The Truth She Knew by JA Owenby

The Truth She Knew

by J.A. Owenby

GENRE: New Adult, Contemporary Fiction



Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me.

For eighteen-year-old Lacey, life at home is a rollercoaster. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be good enough to truly deserve Mama’s love.

But when Lacey enters college and meets Walker, everything starts to change. Suddenly, Lacey is face to face with the realization that maybe what she’s always seen as normal really isn’t. Her entire life—and everything she’s ever believed about herself and her family—is abruptly hanging in midair.

Lacey is left facing two paths, and she has to make a choice. The first means walking away from everything she’s ever known. The other means never really knowing the truth.

The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.



Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me. She reminded me of this on a consistent basis, and as hard as I tried, I couldn’t change her mind. Finally, I had to make a choice: her or me.

My heels clicked against the cold tile floor of the hospital and my heart fluttered as I searched the room numbers.

I rubbed my clammy hands against my jeans as I saw the ladies’ restroom and hurried toward it. I needed a minute before I reached her room. I pushed the door open and scanned the bathroom for anyone else. It was empty.

My purse landed with a thud on the bathroom counter. I turned the cold water on, splashed it on my cheeks, and wiped my face with a paper towel.

“Breathe,” I muttered. “She can’t hurt you anymore. You’re grown.”

My pep talk wasn’t working. Fear was gnawing at my stomach.

I reached into my bag, grabbed my powder compact, and touched up my makeup. My green eyes shone brighter against the redness left from my tears. I ran a brush through my long, blond hair and dabbed a hint of gloss on my lips, more out of habit than need.

“Let’s do this, Lacey. Suck it up,” I said to my reflection. I released a slow, deep breath and headed out of the restroom and down the hall toward the ICU.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

J.A. Owenby lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and two cats.

She's a published author of six short stories, and she is currently working on her second full-length novel. She also runs her own business as a professional resume writer and interview coach—she helps people find jobs they love.

J.A. is an avid reader of thrillers, romance, new adult, and young adult novels. She loves music, movies, and good wine. And call her crazy, but she loves the rainy Pacific Northwest; she gets her best story ideas while listening to the rain pattering against the windows in front of the fireplace.

You can follow the progress of her upcoming novel on Facebook at Author J.A. Owenby and on Twitter @jaowenby.

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J.A. Owenby will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Do you have a set schedule for writing, or are you one of those who write only when they feel inspired?

    1. Hi Mai,
      I typically begin thinking through the outline and then begin writing. Sometimes I write for 10 hours straight, others I don't. I wrote The Truth She Knew in five months, and book 2, Echoes Beneath, in 3. I've barely begun the third book in this series, but I've been contacted by a Hollywood Producer so I'm now working on the screen play for The Truth She Knew. I do write everyday. Thank you for all your awesome questions.

  2. I can't wait to read this book. You are my soul sister in my head. We both love music, movies, and good wine.

    1. That's awesome! :) I do love those 3 things for sure.

    2. That's awesome! :) I do love those 3 things for sure.

  3. congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  4. I've really enjoyed following the tour for The Truth She Knew, the excerpts and reviews along the way were lots of fun to read. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Thank you for hosting! Have a great day. :)

  6. I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

  7. Great excerpt, sounds like a terrific read, have a fantastic weekend!