Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blog Tour: Quinn Loftis' "Call Me Crazy"

Title: Call Me Crazy
Author: Quinn Loftis


“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.

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My Review:

This is one of the most powerful, awe inspiring, life lessons disguised as a story I have ever read. Seventeen year old Tally Baker, finds herself stoically standing in the middle of a hurricane that has become her life. After a shocking & very public episode, Tally is admitted to Mercy Psychiatric Facility where she is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Feeling broken, forgotten & alone Tally floats through her days fearing she'll never be whole or a normal member of society again. Quinn balances the devastating effects of mental health issues with heavy doses of sarcasm & laughter many in the form of Candy. She becomes an unlikely teacher of strength & self reliance when Tally needs it most. The day a new patent is admitted to the hospital is the day Tally's life is forever changed. The patent has a daily visiter, her son Trey Swift *swoon & sigh*. He finds himself unabashed fully drawn to Tally & makes his intentions clear.........she will be HIS. Can Tally trust her feelings for Trey & begin to heal? Or will she always see herself as broken?

What I Thought:

Where do I even begin??!!  There are so many beautiful lessons tucked away in this story. Tally had no idea just how strong she was until she was cracked open, venerable, raw & forced to see just what she could loose if she didn't begin to put herself together again. Candy, although kookie, ornery & well.......plain crazy was an exquisite soul just trying to find her "place" through all her annoying pranks. AND Trey *sigh*..........wait what was I saying??! Oh yes Trey *sigh* the epitope of Alpha male. Protective, unyielding & sexy as HELL!!!!! His enduring love for Tally was the glue that held them together. What am I taking with me & keeping close to my heart?  "Live Tally, live for all of us who can't." ~Candy. I WISH I had more than 5 cowgirl hats to give this book!!!

Excerpt  From Chapter 8:

“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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About My Girl Quinn:

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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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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