Who Is Mistral Dawn?

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series. Please feel free to visit her on FaceBook or drop her a line at mistralkdawn@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

#RRBC #Spotlight #Author TC Booth! :-)

Rave Reviews Book Club
Spotlight Author
TC Booth

Excerpt from To Be Honest:
Still fueled from the anger coursing in my veins, I marched up to Maggie. “May I borrow your blue lipstick?”

Maggie creased her eyebrows. “Okay.” She reached in her purse and handed me a black tube. I twisted it until a blue waxy tip appeared. I smeared a thick coat of blue over my lips and puckered. I looked at Rayne. “You challenged me to do this, okay?”

Rayne glanced at Maggie. She shrugged. Jake arched an eyebrow.

“Ooo-kay,” Rayne said.

I spun on my heel. My heart thudded loud in my ears as I marched toward the group of skateboarders and BMX guys that stood in a circle. I scanned over the faces of the circle until I found my target. After I sucked in a breath, I pushed my way past the curious faces of the boys, until I was face to face with Chase. The group fell silent. Chase tilted his head and quirked his eyebrow. I took another deep breath then placed my hands on Chase’s broad shoulders, rose on my tiptoes, and placed a blue kiss on his cheek. The boys erupted with laughter and whistles.

“Tell your girlfriend where that came from.” I tapped the blue mark left on his cheek. The shock on his face left, replaced with a half-twisted smile. That infuriating grin of his was back. I shouldered my way through the boys. Heads turned, tracking my movements. My friends gawked at me like I’d grown three heads. I slipped onto the seat at the table so my back was to Chase.

“Whoa, Emerson. You just rocked the challenge above all challenges, even though you didn’t really get challenged,” Rayne said. “That didn’t make any sense, did it?” He lifted one dark eyebrow.

Jake shook his head, still wide-eyed. “Not at all.”

To Be Honest Playlist:
Steal My Girl by One Direction
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Heroes by Alesso and Tove Lo
Fight Song by Rachel Platten

To learn more about TC Booth or to purchase her books, please visit:
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/TCBooth
Website http://www.tcbooth.com
Twitter handle: @BoothTammi


  1. TC--Your books speak to the issues our teens are facing! Keep up the great writing! Thank you, Mistral Dawn, for hosting!

    1. You're welcome, thanks for stopping by!! :-)

  2. Great excerpt, Tammi. I like the narrative voice. Nice cadence.

    Thanks for hosting, Mistral. And congratulations on the #PUSHTUESDAY honor.

    1. Thank you, Beem! I'm so grateful to everyone for all the tweets! :-)

  3. I loved the excerpt, Tammi. Thanks for hosting, Mistral.

    1. You're welcome, Michelle. Thank you for dropping in! :-)

  4. Another wonderful stop on the tour. Thanks to Mistral for the hosting job

  5. Thank you Mistral for hosting me on your blog today. :)

    1. You're welcome, Tammi! Best of luck! :-)

  6. Oooh dear - I'm soooo glad I'm not a teen any more! lol

    Thanks for giving Tammi a spot and for having us all over Mistral

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  8. Nice excerpt. So teen-like. A blue kiss is much better than dumping ice over one's head. :)