For All The Evers
an incredible, timeless romance by
Release Date: December 18, 2016
Fallen Billow should be in college like most of her friends, but instead she’s raising her brother and working as a housekeeper at a vintage local hotel. It’s back-breaking work, but not nearly as challenging as fending off unwanted advances from the hotel’s owner.
Thomas McHugh is fighting for our country, across the globe and decades before Fallen Billow was even born. So there’s no way they’re soul mates. There’s no way he can be desperate to see her, hold her, kiss her. Except there is.
Is it a dream when he inks his name on her skin? Is it a delusion when she puts her hands on his face and says she loves him? Nothing has ever felt more real.
Fate has etched paths for Thomas and Fallen that even time cannot touch. A Purple Heart proclaims Thomas’ valor and bravery. And his death. But Fallen dares to dream of the impossible. She wants Thomas to stay. Just stay.
A tribute to all who have served our country, this novel honors the impossible beauty of love and the endless power of hope. Come open your heart and celebrate the many facets of bravery with Fallen and Thomas.
Meet the Real Thomas McHugh
Debra Anastasia has created a website for Thomas McHugh – the veteran the book is in honor of: http://debraanastasia.wixsite.com/thomasfmchugh (It is recommended readers look at this website after reading the book)
Available in Kindle Unlimited
An Excerpt From ForAll The Evers…
“I bet you were adorable.” He put his knuckle under her chin and encouraged her to lift her head. She rolled back over and settled against his shoulder.
“I don’t want to be adorable. I want to be impossible.”
“How do you mean?” He kissed her forehead.
“I want to be impossible for you to forget, impossible for you to keep your hands off of.” She leaned up for a kiss.
“You’re my impossible then. Have no fear.” He tenderly reminded her he was her impossible, too, with his lips.
She put her hand against his stomach and snuggled in. “This is my spot. Right here. With you—it’s home.”
He swallowed before talking to the ceiling. “My heart was like a fist. Where I am? It’s not a place you plan to survive. I’ve been there for years, and it’s not about skill; it’s not even about luck. You get strapped into a machine, and fate’s driving. You can’t get out even if you want to. So you submit to it. You harden your soul. You get ready to die.”
He shifted, rolling on top of her. She sighed in contentment. Being beneath him made her feel safe and secure.
He kissed her lips, then the tip of her nose, before continuing. “But with you, it’s like my heart’s opening up, and I’m terrified to feel, after all this time. Yet I don’t have a choice. No matter where I am, I draw your face whenever I get a scrap of paper.”
He laughed a little. “We found a puppy, and I named it Fallen, just so I could say your name over and over. The guys think I’m crazy—such a strange name for a dog. But I don’t care. I’m gasping for you every moment I’m awake. And I’m making choices to keep me alive through the week.”
His eyes searched hers. “What if I’m not as tough as I was in the beginning? God, I hope no one is affected by my distraction with this. But in the end there’s you. Only you. Do what you have to to get back to me when you’re awake. You have to. I need you more than air, more than life right now. The softness of you, the tenderness in your eyes when you see me. I’m trying to force fate to throw me in your direction. To hurl me at you somehow. I don’t know if it will work. But I’m praying for it.”
Fallen touched his face, then his neck. “I will do everything I can to find you.”
Meet Debra Anastasia
Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there’s no paper and pen around. In all of the lies she writes she hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.
Debra has now published the Seraphim Series, the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, the Gynazule Series, The Revenger and Booty Camp Dating Service. Her novella, Late Night with Andres is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) For All The Evers is her latest romantic suspense.
You can find her at DebraAnastasia.com and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared…
There is a giveaway for signed paperback of For All the Evers and Saving Poughkeepsie, signed hand crafter holiday ornaments, Booty Camp Dating Service ring, Poughkeepsie lip balm and cardboard keychain, and XL One More Chapter t-shirt
My Review of For All The Evers
Every story is based on a “What if…” question, and this one is incredibly powerful: “What if a doomed soldier was granted a second chance at life; a chance to love the woman of his dreams, across time and space?” For All The Evers answers that question, and in doing so, it’s uniquely poignant tribute, not only to a true hero of WWII, but to all who have ever served in the military.
For All The Evers is much more than a tribute, though; it’s an extraordinary romance. Lovingly dedicated to the author’s late uncle, Thomas McHugh, the storyline is based on his life as a soldier in WWII – blending fact and fantasy into a timeless romance that will grab hold of your heart before you finish the prologue. That will keep you in suspense, but will also fill your soul with hope and gratitude.
The heroine, Fallen Billow, is strong, determined, and resilient – she has to be. Living paycheck to paycheck to support her younger brother, she is burdened by a manipulative, alcoholic mother; the threat of eviction from a long-overdue mortgage; a challenging, low-paying job as a hotel housekeeper; and a powerful boss with lecherous intentions who’s determined to have her at any cost. She’s given up her dream of becoming a teacher to provide her brother the stability and the opportunities he needs. She has no time for dating, much less for love — that is until she discovers the secret that leads her to Thomas. And Thomas is the romantic hero every woman dreams of. He sweeps her off her feet; protects her; and offers her a chance at a life she never thought possible. But, at least for the moment, it’s only in her dreams.
The storyline feels real and relatable, even as its premise is a contemporary fairytale – think Cinderella meets Somewhere in Time. It’s an emotional, paranormal journey with a cast of unforgettable characters – some are damaged, some are broken, but all have a part to play in the outcome. And the outcome is spectacular in every way.
So yes, you’ll have to suspend disbelief; but it’s easy, because Debra Anastasia is a master at weaving emotionally captivating stories that will grip you from beginning to end. Even if you’re not usually a fan of the paranormal, this book will engage you and allow you to indulge in a romantic fantasy like no other. For All The Evers challenges what’s possible in our seemingly finite universe – and, in the process, delivers a powerful message of hope and sacrifice that shouldn’t be missed.