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11.15.2016

Book Release Day & GIVEAWAY! Unwritten Melody // BLOG TOUR

Unwritten Melody blog tour


Dear Readers,
I have a special treat for you! Today we're talking about Tessa Emily Hall's new book release, Unwritten Melody. Just keep on scrolling down and you'll find out all about this book... AND have the opportunity to win an AMAZING PRIZE PACK!!! Check it out >>




Unwritten Melody: About the Book

Does breaking free require breaking the rules?

Cassie Gilbert lives every day in the shadows of her deceased mom’s rebellion. But now that she’s seventeen, she finds herself longing to break away from her grandmother’s suffocating rules, experience what it’s like to be a regular teenager, and fulfill her songwriting dreams.

James Russo, former American Spotlight contestant, escapes to small town Willow Creek, SC hoping to flee from his tarnished past. When a school project pairs him with the shy principal’s granddaughter, he’s determined to get to know this Emily-Dickinson-obsessed and typewriter-using girl. His plan? Convince Cassie to co-write songs for his demo album.

As Cassie gets to know James over “project meetings” (more like opportunities to match her lyrics with his melodies), she becomes intrigued by his sense of adventure and contagious passion for music. But soon, his past becomes exposed. Cassie’s left to wonder—did she make the same mistake Mom did by falling for the bad boy?

Then, Grandma’s control pushes her over the edge. Cassie must choose between remaining in the chains of yesterday, or delving into her own freedom by completing the melody her mom left behind.


Unwritten Melody by Tessa Emily Hall


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Excerpt from Unwritten Melody

© “Unwritten Melody” Excerpt – Written by Tessa Emily Hall – Published by Clean Reads

I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and raise my hand to push the doorbell.
Before I can press the button, the door swings open.
We can’t stay here.”
What?”
I enter the laundry room, and he closes the door behind me.
My mom and Granny just left.” James hops on one foot, shoving the other into his lime-green sneaker. “Granny woke up from her nap with a fever. Mom thinks it’s the flu, so she took her to a walk-in clinic. Probably won’t be back for a while.” He snatches a leather jacket from on top of the washing machine and shrugs it on. “Your grandma wouldn’t mind if we went somewhere else to work on the project, would she?”
I blink. “Umm—“
He pops the collar of his jacket and glances at the folder tucked beneath my arm. “Those your lyrics?”
Heat creeps up my neck. “Some of them.” It feels odd, acknowledging this. It’s the first time that anyone, other than Shelby, has laid eyes on The Envelope.
His lips curl into a smile. He lifts a key from a key holder against the wall and slips it into a back pocket of his skinny jeans. “I figured we could grab a bite to eat. I could look over your lyrics. We could discuss the album. Your grandma wouldn’t mind, would she?”
I’m not sure…” Which isn’t the truth, because of course I know. Grandma would rather see a C on my report card than hear I went out with a guy. (And a C, in her mind, is equivalent to an F on a normal person’s report card.)
James must sense my hesitation, because he says, “Look, I can call your grandma, and we can reschedule the meeting if we need to. I didn’t realize that—”
No.” My head shakes way too fast. “I mean… it’s fine.”
Wait a second. I’m alone, in a house, with a boy. Shelby would be so proud of me.
Grandma, on the other hand—let’s just say I probably wouldn’t see the light of day until I turn eighteen.
There’s a Dream Bean Café—I mean, a café, called Dream Bean—that’s a mile away. We could go there, if you’d like.”
Forming sentences through my mouth rather than fingertips is bad enough. But having to speak when my thoughts are a scrambled mess and my mouth is suddenly void of saliva?
That should be illegal.
Besides” —I lift a shoulder— “we can’t miss the project meeting.”
He flashes that camera-ready grin, the one that’s laced with a hint of amusement. “Oh, of course not.”
I bite my lower lip to keep from breaking out into a freakishly large grin. Is he flirting with me?
James reaches out. His arm brushes against mine, and warmth floods my cheeks. He takes a step closer, and I prepare to give an extremely awkward hug.
But then I hear the doorknob twist.
My breathing—and clouded mind, for that matter—returns to normal.
I step out of the way as he pulls the door open behind me. “After you, Typewriter Lover.”



Giveaway!!!!

Enter for your chance to win the Unwritten Melody Prize Pack! Two winners will be selected and announced on Tessa’s blog the final day of tour (Friday, December 9th) and will be notified via email.


This prize pack includes…

  • E-copy of Unwritten Melody
  • Signed paperback copy of Purple Moon
  • Unwritten Melody mug, filled with goodies
  • Unwritten Melody swag, including a bookmark, pen, and poster
  • Starbucks mocha flavored instant coffee
  • Free Unwritten Melody: Page-By-Page Secrets PDF
  • Handmade journal
  • Typewritten thank you note

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About Tessa

Author Tessa Emily Hall

Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show others they’re not alone—and because she remembers the teen life like it was yesterday (or a few years ago). The debut novel she wrote at 16-years-old, PURPLE MOON (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) was a Selah 2014 Finalist. Her second novel, UNWRITTEN MELODY, releases with Clean Reads November 2016. She’s the Founder of PursueMagazine.net, a magazine that inspires teens to embrace their calling. Tessa also enjoys helping writers achieve their dreams through her internship at Hartline Literary Agency.

When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, Tessa can be found making healthy homemade lattes, speaking to teens, decorating her insulin pump, and acting in Christian films. She writes in a small town nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Southeastern coast. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website.


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Typewriter quote from Unwritten Melody




Blog Tour Schedule


Don’t miss the next blog tour stop! Be sure to visit the following blogs on its designated tour date. You can also email tessaemilyhall (at) gmail (dot) com and request to receive the Blog Tour Packet. At the end of the tour, Tessa will send you the downloadable PDF that will contain all of the content from each blog tour stop.

Tues., November 1 – Christ is Write
Wed., November 2 - Adriana Gabrielle Writes
Thurs., November 3 – The Depth of My Faith
Fri., November 4 - Sarah Ruut
Mon., November 7 – God is Love
Tues., November 8 – The Bibliophile Angel
Wed., November 9 - Emily Rachelle Writes
Thurs, November 10 – Word Changers For His Glory
Fri., November 11 – Christian Teen Book Reviews
Mon., November 14 – Phyllis Still
Tues., November 15 – In The Bookcase
Wed., November 16 – Girl Meets Publishing World
Thurs., November 17 - Anna Schaeffer
Fri., November 18 – Ramblings of a Writer
Mon., November 21 - Naomi and Books
Tues., November 22 – Reading is My Superpower
Wed., November 23 – Zerina Blossom’s Books
Thurs., November 24 - Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud
Fri., November 25 – Labor Not in Vain
Mon., November 28 - Barbara Bruitt
Tues., November 29 - Katy Kauffman
Wed., November 30 – Jen Pheobus
Thurs., December 1 – Northern Belle Meg
Fri., December 2 – 2Me From Him
Mon., December 5 - Nicole Quigley
Tues., December 6 – The Destiny of One
Wed., December 7 - Catherine Castle
Thurs., December 8 - Rachelle Rea Cobb
Fri., December 9 – Leslie L. Mckee


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