Friday, June 14, 2013

Call Me Crazy Blog Tour & Giveaway

“I’m looking out from inside the chaos. It must be a one-way mirror because no one seems to be able to see back inside to where I am. The looks on their faces, the judgment in their eyes, tells me everything I need to know. The most frustrating part about the whole messed up situation is that even though I’m the one that they stare at in shock, I am just as shocked as they are. I know no more than they do of why I lose control. What they don’t know is that I am more scared of myself than they could ever be.” ~ Tally Baker

After a devastating turn of events, seventeen year old Tally Baker is admitted to Mercy Psychiatric Facility where she is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She has come to a place where she honestly believes that her life is over. Her mind tells her that she will never smile or laugh again, that she will never be normal again. It is in this unlikely place that she meets two people, different in every way, yet both critical to helping her realize that she has so much more living to do. 
Candy, a cantankerous sixty year old Mercy Psychiatric patient, is hell bent on driving everyone as crazy as she is. Candy shows Tally that, regardless of her diagnosis, the ability to push on and live her life to the fullest is her choice and hers alone. In the midst of Tally’s oftentimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching, escapades with Candy, a new patient is admitted to Mercy—a Native American woman named Lolotea. Along with this new patient comes a daily visitor, her son, Trey Swift. At first glance, it is obvious to Tally that he is incredibly handsome and unbelievably caring. But what she learns through her second glance, and many thereafter, is that there is much more to Trey than he ever lets on. It is during these daily visits that Trey and Tally build a friendship far deeper than either of them truly realize. With Trey, Tally feels for the first time since being admitted that someone is looking at her as a person and not as a disease. Trey begins to make it clear that he wants more than friendship, but she knows that she can never give him more. How can she, when she won’t even give him the truth?  Tally doesn’t tell Trey that she is a patient at Mercy, and she doesn’t ever plan to. Her plans go up in flames when she finds out that Trey is a new student at her school, the school where her brokenness was found out in the floor of the girl’s bathroom in a pool of her own blood.

“For a brief moment I feel a strange kinship to the predators of the animal kingdom. I realize that I am not so different from the wolves, the great cats, or the bears. Like them I find that I am possessive of what I consider mine, I long to tear into one who would dare enter my territory and I have a need to provide for the female who belongs by my side. We men deceive ourselves when we claim civility. At the core of our being, we are animals.”
~ Trey

It’s been three days since I have been to the hospital, two days since I put a hole in my wall, one day since I worked for sixteen hours straight at the ranch. And still I burn on the inside. I have gotten in too deep, too fast. My father told me once that the men of our blood only know how to love one way; with our complete being; with the depths of our soul, with the beating of our hearts, with the marrow of our bones and with every thought that invades our minds—we love completely.

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~~Kj's Review~~
 WOW!!!!!! I don’t even know what to say, I am blown away by this book. As I struggle for words; I wish a friend’s child could have read it…it’s too late now, he chose the only way out he knew. My heart bleeds to this day. Quinn Loftis has taken one of the hardest subjects around and made it easier for anybody to get a handle on it. I really wish I had the power to take and make this book recommended reading for those with bipolar disorder, and those who support them. 
 Tally’s story inspires hope, makes you laugh, cry, and feel her despair. Her friendship with Candy is also a great part of the story. Candy defies all the rules, and makes her laugh and feel. Then Trey….I am sure anyone would love to have a Trey in their lives, big, loving man whose support could only help you up. This is truly a story that cannot be described, it’s a book that you need to buy and have with you forever. Thank you Quinn; one, for writing this book, two, for allowing me to read and review it. I give it 5 stars, really want to give it a billion. You rock Quinn Loftis!! 

~~~Amy's Review~~~
What a heart felt journey you go on when you enter this book. Your heart breaks for Tally as she has her lows and what she goes though with bipolar disorder. I am sure for anyone who goes through this that feeling out of control and unable to stop yourself my be very hard and Quinn portrayed this very well. I love how Tally and Candy interacted in this story. Who would  have thought that with the age differences between these two women, that they would have the kinds of conversations they do. It is hilarious and definitely gave me a laugh. 
Tally has an amazing survival instinct that makes you fall in love with her.
Trey's description, oh what a dream boat and I even loved him as a character. We all need love and support at some time in our lives and it was awesome for Tally to have Trey there for that. Thank you for another awesome read.

Meet Quinn Loftis

Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, son, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.

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Check out Quinn's other books!!!

Grey Wolf Series

Prince Of Wolves Book 1
Blood Rites Book 2
Just One Drop Book 3
Out Of The Dark Book 4
Beyond The Veil Book 5
Fate And Fury Book 6

Links for all the books

The Elfin Series

Elfin Book 1

This giveaway is for anyone!
1st place winner will receive an e-Book of Call Me Crazy
2nd place winner will receive e-Book of written by Quinn Loftis (winner's choice)

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