Author, D. L. Finn in the house!

10 Mar

Have you ever read a book that haunted you for weeks afterward? That’s what happened to me when I read “The Button”, a paranormal thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Today I am exited to feature the talented author of The Button,

D. L. Finn.

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D. L. Finn (Denise) is not only a talented writer, she’s a woman to be admired. One of the many things I love about her is that she isn’t afraid to embrace her inner child and enjoy life. She’s a quirky book “Dragon”, a massive supporter of other writers, book blogger, wife, mother . . . I could go on and on, but I’ll let her take it from here.

 

Bio:

D.L. Finn is an independent California local, who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA.  She immersed herself in reading all types of books,but especially loved romance, horror andfantasy. She always treasured creating her ownreality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks and cedars, her creativity was cradled until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to her readers to join her.

 

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The Blurb:

Lynn Hill left a difficult childhood behind when she turned eighteen. The 1980s were going to be the beginning of a great life. Then what started as an ordinary evening out with her best friend, Stacy, turns into a nightmare. Lynn hears warnings: “Go!” “Leave!” Believing she is hearing things after partying too much, she goes back for one more drink before going home. That decision sets off a chain of events that nothing could have prepared her for. While humans and not-so-human beings are attempting to either help or harm her, Lynn risks everything to find the only person she trusts, Stacy. Who can help her? The stepbrother who shows up right when she needs him or the attractive, helpful bartender who gives her his phone number? Lynn must learn to trust again. Her survival depends on it in this paranormal thriller.

“The Button” excerpt is from the beginning of Chapter 2. Lynn had gone out to a night club with her best friend, Stacy. When she wakes up the next morning, she doesn’t recognize her surroundings:

 

Beep! Beep! Beep!

 

The alarm sounded before Lynn had even started dreaming. It took a couple of attempts to stop the irritating sound.

 

“Who moved the button?” she mumbled, finally making the sound stop. Her stomach flopped, and she quickly threw back the unfamiliar silky black comforter and ran to a strange yellow bathroom, where she threw up.

 

She had no idea where she was, but at least the resident was still asleep. Funny, she thought she had gone home last night. Wow, that was some strong whiskey.She quietly sneaked back into the room, grabbed her scattered clothes, and got dressed.

 

She noticed black hair sticking out from under the black satin bedding. His wallet was tossed on the floor. She carefully picked it up and found his driver’s license. His name was Todd John Smith, and he had turned twenty-four last month. The name and the good-looking face didn’t trigger any recognition. No one she remembered dancing with. Did we have sex?Not that it mattered; she’d started taking the pill a couple of years ago, but there were other things. Well, she wouldn’t worry about that. He had a Kaiser medical card, twenty dollars, an ATM card, and a AAA card. A rather empty wallet, by her standards. It was time to get out of there, and quietly. She’d find a pay phone and call Stacy to come get her, unless she found her car outside.

 

She surveyed the room to make sure she wasn’t forgetting anything. She put on her shoes, and as she picked up her purse, she saw that his hairy foot was sticking out of the covers. She tried to cover it up and touched it briefly. It was ice cold. She wanted to get out of there, but she couldn’t. What if there’s something wrong with him? She set her purse down, lifted the comforter, and peeked at his face. Why is he so pale? He was either the quietest sleeper or very sick.

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My review of The Button:

Lynn grew up in an abusive home. She tried to commit suicide when she was only fourteen years old. When she turned eighteen she left home and tried to make a better life for herself. She began to think that the worse was behind her, until one night out partying with her best friend Stacy turned her life into a whirlwind of nightmare proportions filled with murder, drugs, fear and so much more.

Lynn has two guardian angels looking over her but their actions are limited due to the fact that they cannot interfere with mankind’s free will. They leave clues for her and communicate one-word warnings to try to help her any way they can. Will this be enough to save her from the demon behind all the chaos?

The Button by D.L. Finn is a suspenseful, well-written story that at moments will have you sitting at the edge of your seat. The characters are well developed and interesting. Lynn and her best friend are very relatable and I found myself rooting for them. The evildwel is a great villain––one you’ll love to hate. Overall, this book is a fun and entertaining Paranormal Suspense story that I highly recommend.

 

 

**You can watch and listen to Denise reading The Button here.

 

Follow the lovely and talented Author, D.L. Finn on Social Media:

 

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

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Purchase Links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

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Be sure to check out all of author, D.L. Finn’s books on Amazon. Click on image to go to Amazon.

Have a great new week!

52 Responses to “Author, D. L. Finn in the house!”

  1. Priscilla Bettis March 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm #

    The Button sounds awesome. Thanks for posting your review.

    Liked by 2 people

    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 2:00 am #

      Thank you Priscilla:) I’m happy you stopped by today.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      Hi Priscilla! The Button is a very entertaining book. It’s a pleasure posting my review. Thank you for reading. 😀

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  2. balroop2013 March 10, 2019 at 11:24 pm #

    The Button seems to be an interesting book. I am also looking forward to Denise’s poetry book. What a compelling review Vashti! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 2:01 am #

      Thank you Balroop for your support and dropping by:)

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 10:59 am #

      Thank you, Balroop! It’s a pleasure sharing my review. I enjoyed Denise’s book. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Miriam Hurdle March 11, 2019 at 1:16 am #

    I enjoyed reading your review, Vashti. Denise, I’m glad to see you here. I followed your blog tour and read some excerpts. I bought The Button and look forward to reading it. ❤

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    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 2:03 am #

      Thank you Miriam! I enjoyed your tour, too and our visits along the way! Glad you dropped by and I really look forward to hearing what you think about it:)

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 11:00 am #

      Hi Miriam! I’m sure you’ll enjoy the book. Thank you for stopping by and supporting Denise! ❤ xo

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      • Miriam Hurdle March 11, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

        You’re welcome, Vashti. I’m glad to get to know Denise. ❤ xox

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  4. D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 1:58 am #

    Thank you Vashti you are way too kind:) I love being a “Quirky Book Dragon!” I do have a dragon on a book figurine, now I know why. I’m so full of gratitude for you and thankful in being here today.

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 11:06 am #

      I am so happy to have you on my blog, Denise! It is my pleasure. Yay! The dragon on the book figurine is perfect! I love it! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Jessica Bakkers March 11, 2019 at 3:06 am #

    A great review of what looks like an intriguing book. Well done both of you! 🤗

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 11:07 am #

      Hi Jessica! I’m glad you enjoyed the review. The Button really is a fun read. Thank you for stopping by! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

      Thank you Jessica:) I’m so happy you stopped by!

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Jill Weatherholt March 11, 2019 at 3:47 am #

    The Button sounds like a great read. Congratulations, D.L.! Nice review, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 11:09 am #

      Hi Jill! I enjoyed the book very much. Denise has a great style of writing. Thank you, my friend! 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

      Thanks, Jill:) I’m really happy you came by today!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Annika Perry March 11, 2019 at 4:46 am #

    Vashti, this is a terrific review of Denise’s book and congratulations to her for such rave reviews. The excerpt is captivating and intriguing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 11:11 am #

      Hi Annika! I really enjoyed reading The Button. This is a very cool excerpt. Thank you for the visit and support! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

      Thank you Annika:) I’m excited to know you enjoyed the excerpt. Happy you came by!

      Liked by 2 people

  8. coldhandboyack March 11, 2019 at 7:49 am #

    That’s a great review, thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 11:12 am #

      Hi Craig! The Button deserved it. Thank you for stopping by! 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks, Craig:)

      Liked by 2 people

  9. Billy Ray Chitwood March 11, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    Well done, Vashti! ♥♥

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 11:14 am #

      I’ve enjoyed hosting Denise and her book was so much fun to read. Thank you for stopping by, buddy! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm #

      Hi Billy:)Thanks for dropping by!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Mae Clair March 11, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    I really enjoyed The Button! Denise crafted an intriguing story, and I positively loved the 1980s era she chose to set the story in. What a fun picture of her with the flowered hat!

    Congrats to Denise on another excellent review of her work. Great job hosting, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 11:17 am #

      The Button was a fun read with just the right amount of tension. Yes! I love that picture of her – I had to share it. Thank you so much for stopping by, Mae! ❤ xo

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    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

      Thanks Mae! I loved writing about the 80s:) Glad you liked the pic. I thought it was time to bring out something new. I went through a hat phase and like to break out my hats sometimes. So happy to see you here today.

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      • Mae Clair March 11, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

        I love hats, too, and have a shelf of them in my closet, though I sometimes forget to get them out. They’re so much fun!

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  11. Natalie Ducey March 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

    Bravo to Denise! This is a fabulous review and excerpt. I have so many amazing reads waiting on my Kindle. Thanks so much for hosting, Vashti, as always.
    Cheers to you both! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • D.L Finn, Author March 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

      Thank Natalie! I hear you about having a lot of great reads on the Kindle. I wish I had more time to read and catch up. Thanks for stopping by.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

      Thank you for the visit and support, Natalie! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Soooz March 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm #

    I loved The Button and this excerpt reminded me so well of what was to come. Thanks for sharing this great review with us, Vashti. The support both you and Denise offer other authors is so much appreciated.❤️️

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    • D.L Finn, Author March 12, 2019 at 12:06 am #

      Thank you , Soooz:) Glad the excerpt reminded of what is to come! I have to thank you for all your support, too!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by, Soooz. I appreciate you too. ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  13. dgkaye March 11, 2019 at 10:08 pm #

    Fab review and introduction to Denise, Vashti. This book looks riveting. I’ll be sure to check out the book! ❤

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    • D.L Finn, Author March 12, 2019 at 12:09 am #

      Thank you Debby:) I am looking forward to hearing what you think!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 12, 2019 at 4:29 pm #

      Yay! That’s wonderful. Thank you for stopping by, Debby! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  14. rijanjks March 12, 2019 at 10:19 am #

    I agree with your review, Vashti! I too loved The Button! I love how Denise weaves heavenly (and hellish) entities into ordinary lives! Beautiful work! Thanks for hosting!

    Liked by 2 people

    • D.L Finn, Author March 12, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

      Thank you Jan:) That makes me smile!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 12, 2019 at 4:31 pm #

      It’s a pleasure to host, Denise. I’m glad you enjoyed her book too. Thank you for stopping by, Jan! ❤ xo

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Charles Ramos Jr March 15, 2019 at 4:54 am #

    Reblogged this on B.B. Wolfe Publishing.

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  16. yvettemcalleiro March 27, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

    I’ve read a few of DL Finn’s books and have enjoyed all of them. I’ve got this one on my Kindle and look forward to reading it. 🙂

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