Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Release Blitz & #Giveaway ~ Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh #Excerpt

Happy Release Day to Becoming Bonnie!

About the Book:

From debut historical novelist Jenni L. Walsh comes the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo.

​The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She’s a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's.

Living the life of a moll at night, Bonnie remains a wholesome girl by day, engaged to Roy, attending school and working toward a steady future. When Roy discovers her secret life, and embraces it—perhaps too much, especially when it comes to booze and gambling—Bonnie tries to make the pieces fit. Maybe she can have it all: the American Dream, the husband, and the intoxicating allure of jazz music. What she doesn't know is that her life—like her country—is headed for a crash.

She’s about to meet Clyde Barrow.

Few details are known about Bonnie's life prior to meeting her infamous partner. In Becoming Bonnie, Jenni L. Walsh shows a young woman promised the American dream and given the Great Depression, and offers a compelling account of why she fell so hard for a convicted felon—and turned to crime herself.

Read an Excerpt:

Purchase Links:

​Amazon: http://amzn.to/2q2dY7e

Barnes & Noble: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/becoming-bonnie-jenni-walsh/1124483106

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780765390189

Meet the Author:

Jenni L. Walsh spent her early years chasing around cats, dogs, and chickens in Philadelphia's countryside, before dividing time between a soccer field and a classroom at Villanova University. She put her marketing degree to good use as an advertising copywriter, zip-code hopping with her husband to DC, NYC, NJ, and not surprisingly, back to Philly. There, Jenni's passion for words continued, adding author to her resume. She now balances her laptop with a kid on each hip, and a four-legged child at her feet. Becoming Bonnie is her first novel.

Please learn more about Jenni and her books at jennilwalsh.com.

Social Media Links:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jennilwalsh
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jenni.l.walsh
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/jennilwalsh

Enter the Giveaway:

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Becky Richardson said...

Love the cover and enjoyed the ezcerpt.

Sapphyria said...

Thank you for visiting today, Becky!

Misty said...

I really am excited to read this, The Quiz Page is coming up / 404
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Kim Pickett said...

I love this premise! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sapphyria said...

Hi Misty,

I let the author know the link is broken. Thanks for the head's up!

Sapphyria said...

You're welcome, Kim!

Dianne Casey said...

I would love to read historical fiction and would like to read more about Bonnie and Clyde.

Dianne Casey said...

I would love to read historical fiction and would like to read more about Bonnie and Clyde.

Sapphyria said...

Thank you all for participating!