Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway || Lakeview Series by Stacy R. Campbell
Series: Lakeview Novel (#1)
Release date: January 23rd 2013
For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.
Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.
Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way?
When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.
From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?
Series: Lakeview Novel (#2)
Release date: March 15th 2014
It's Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .
On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the halls of her father’s school, waiting for someone who can.
One hundred years later, while joining her sister’s friend Leigh to help clean out the school’s administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie’s hidden journal.
Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh’s worst nightmare, into helping them.
Once Leigh and Calum are forced work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected.
Series: Lakeview Novel (#2.5)
Series: Lakeview Novel (#2.5)
Release date: May 5th 2015
Searching for the answers about the father she never knew, Blakely Henry, now Queen of Tamura, takes her family on a cross-country adventure through the hill towns of Southern France.
Series: Lakeview Novel (#3)
Release date: July 20th 2015
It’s Halle Henry’s final year at Lakeview Academy, and she is determined to make it her best year yet. But when drugs are discovered in her boyfriend Alex’s backpack and he is expelled, Halle’s life spins out of control.
Refusing to believe the accusations against him, Halle vows to get to the bottom of what really happened and bring Alex back to campus so they can graduate together.
Now, all Halle has to do is save her boyfriend, solve a murder, graduate from high school, and keep from getting killed in the process.
Halle woke with a start. She could have sworn she felt someone gripping her arm. Fear raked through her body as her eyes focused. The silhouette of a girl floated in the darkness at the foot of her bed. Halle’s heart stopped, paused, and then went on beating.
As she stared, the figure slowly brought both hands together, reaching them out to her, and then faded into nothing.
With an unsteady hand, Halle grabbed the flashlight tucked under her mattress that she used for reading after lights out. The switch clicked and the room lit up with a soft glow. It’s just a dream, she told herself. This can’t possibly be happening.
Halle looked around, wondering if Izzy had gotten up, but she was fast asleep in the bed next to her. She watched Izzy’s chest rise and fall and then scanned the rest of the room, looking for anything that might explain what she had just seen. Her desk seemed in order, nothing looked out of place. The toilet flushed, and Halle released a deep breath, thinking Missy must have wandered in before using the bathroom. She wouldn’t put it past her.
Halle snatched the blanket hanging on the chair next to her bed and spread it out over her comforter; Mrs. Middleton must have forgotten to turn the heat on tonight. Taking a deep breath, she turned off her flashlight and lay back down, willing herself to relax and get back to sleep.
A loud thunk from the other side of her bed caused her to jump. Her eyes flew open, and a new jolt of fear pierced through her. It sounded like a book had just fallen from the shelf above her desk.
Izzy stirred beneath her covers but remained asleep. Halle peered through the darkness, reminding herself not to jump to conclusions.
Her desk lamp flickered on by itself, and Halle could see Elsie’s journal lying on the desk next to her textbooks, the pages fluttering as if caught by the wind until finally settling into place.
She had put the book in her locked drawer beneath her bed hours ago. Halle was paralyzed with fear, her heart pounding hard. The light flickered again and the book was gone. Shaking, Halle pulled her covers over her head. “Go away, please, go away,” she cried quietly.
About the author:
Stacey R. Campbell lives in the San Juan Islands with her husband and three daughters. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and a dyslexic writer that believes there is no such thing as a bad reader. She is the author of the young adult novelsHush, Whisper, Silence & Scream and the highly acclaimed middle grade swashbuckling Pirate book ARRGH!
When not at her desk writing she can be found hiking, sailing, or skiing. She enjoys chocolate in any shape or size, too many cups of coffee and laughing (often too loudly as her daughters say) with her friends and family.
Stacey is available for classroom visits via Skype and loves working with writers and readers of any age; especially those with learning disabilities like her own.
Learn more about Stacey R. Campbell and her up coming releases by visiting her website at www.staceyrcampbell.com.
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