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#excerpt on tour PAJAMA PARTY by @EC_Jackson Prize Pack #Giveaway w/ @PrismBookTours

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Pajama Party: The Story
By E. C. Jackson
YA Christian Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 213 Pages
August 26th 2017 by E. C. Jackson

Most sleepovers are simple. Food, fun, and pillow fights. But sixteen-year-old Karen Duncan has bigger plans for her slumber party. Family troubles have changed her over the past year, and she’s no longer the petty, selfish girl she used to be. Now she’s ready to shake things up with her friends. The guest list comes as a surprise to some and a slap in the face to others. This popular girl has invited some not-so-popular guests. Even more shocking, she’s left out some of the girls she’s hung out with since middle school.

Diane and Evette are outsiders, nervous about being stuck in a house with the same girls who tease them at school. Kathy, Lisa, and Joann come to the party with the confidence of the in-crowd, but they’re masking inner-turmoil that is bound to surface. Sandy and Angela are usually the voices of reason…usually. And then there’s Linda, the friend that got away. She may not ever forgive the girls who abandoned her years ago. Karen hopes to change her mind.

Her agenda is ambitious, and it could spell disaster. But Karen is convinced God will use this party to spark a new beginning for everyone involved. This companion book to A Living Hope gives us the inspired story Sadie Cummings wrote for the girls of Shiatown.

 Excerpt from Pajama Party

“I didn’t know that. At first, Karen seemed snooty when I met her. She’s cool. But her friends act weird. Today they were complaining because she only invited three of them tonight. Why did she include you and me but leave them out? Have they always been buddies?”  
“Of the girls invited, four of us started kindergarten together. Angela was in second grade. Joann, Kathy, and Diane came to Jefferson Middle in sixth grade. The rest of the group came in seventh grade. Why are you frowning?”  
“It’s because you all grew up together but barely talk to each other. I’ve only seen Diane with Karen. Their group is hard to figure out. I used to think they hated each other until I saw them away from school. I’ve spotted them around town, but Karen is never with them.”  
Linda’s eyes narrowed. “You’re right. Away from school, I’ve only seen her with the three girls coming tonight. Humph, I hadn’t thought about that before. Anyway, I suppose it’s complicated to newbies, and maybe to me now that I reconsider the Karen angle.”  
“They’re too dramatic and argue all the time.”  
Linda stretched her hand toward the doorbell, but Evette grabbed her arm.  
Linda yanked her arm away from her grip. “I’m freezing! I’ve given you loads of information. Let’s go inside.”  
“Fill me in. I should’ve asked you in the car on the way over. Just give me a quick rundown so I can know what to expect tonight. Maybe they act more strange than weird.”  
Linda shook her head. “Is there a difference? You know this is ridiculous. Karen is nicer, this year. She and Diane became friends in ninth grade. But Lisa and Karen have been best friends since kindergarten. So Lisa is jealous of Karen and Diane’s relationship.”  
Linda hated to speak about people who weren’t there, but she went right on. What else could she do? Evette seemed determined to make her freeze to death. Or, at the very least, catch pneumonia. “It’s like this: Diane is only friends with Karen. Diane isn’t part of their group. Karen likes her. Kathy has tried to make Joann her best friend since sixth grade, but Joann prefers palling around with Lisa.”  
“Lisa! Why? The girl acts horrible most of the time. She isn’t mean like their other friends but she’s close enough.”  
Linda stifled her laughter. It was too cold to gossip and have fun. “Joann likes Lisa a lot. She thinks she and Lisa have more in common than Lisa and Karen, or Kathy and herself for that matter.”  
“She’s right on track about that. Joann and Lisa deserve each other.”  
Linda rang the doorbell. “You said that, not me. I’ve given you enough information. Now you need to form your own opinion.”

About the Author

E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

A note from E. C. Jackson: “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to the characters, my job is done.

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Tour Giveaway

One 1st Prize winner will receive:
- A Living Hope Paperback (the companion book to Pajama Party: The Story)
- 1 Key chain for Pajama Party: The Story
- 1 Key chain for A Living Hope

One 2nd Prize winner will receive:
- A $25 Amazon eGift Card

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Ends March 6, 2019

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