Thursday, March 21, 2024

Virtual Tour + #Giveaway: Our Lives in Between by Billie Kowalewski @Enlightened31 @GoddessFish


by Billie Kowalewski

GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy


It had been five years since the accident that derailed Veronica’s life, which left her suffering from a strange flu-like illness ever since. Thanks to a barrier set in her mind at birth, she can’t remember her name is Harmony and that this is not her real life. She has no memory of the many lives she had lived before this one and how several of those lives had been cut short. How she must uncover the reason why those lives had ended so early, and how this moment may hold the key, or she risks losing herself and Earth forever.

As Harmony, she wants to uncover the reason why her lives keep ending so soon. As Veronica, she wonders how much longer she has to live like this? What could possibly be left for her? Little did she know, she was about to get her answers…

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The next few lives on Earth were more of the same thing. Kaleb and I would concentrate on finding each other before we would leave here. Then, after some years would pass on Earth, we would. Not once did we miss. Every first greeting was basically the same. The second we would get close enough to each other down there, that’s when the acrobatics would start. We would slam right into each other, bump our heads together, tripping and flipping over one another every single time. Always somehow causing one of us—mainly me—if not both of us, to die.

No matter how far apart they placed us on Earth, Kaleb and I would find each other. It was my guess that using my theory made us like magnets—accident magnets, as Gwen so kindly put it. We were hurdling toward each other like comets at light speed, coming at each other so fast that we were literally crashing into each other. We gave a new meaning to the phrase “bumping into each other” because we actually were.

It’s a unique feeling, being on this end of this odd little situation. I had been shoved out a second-story window, and then was lucky enough to snap my neck and be trampled by a horse I had spooked once when I hit the ground. In the next life, I was rolled onto a very highly active beehive and then stung to death (no, I am not kidding). Then, imagine the surprise I felt in the life after that one, when a certain someone was running with a wallet he had stolen, and then shoved us both off a train platform into the path of an oncoming train. I still don’t know if that person ever got their wallet back.

I am sure all of this must seem rather disturbing from where you are sitting. I know I would certainly feel that way if I were reading this from where you are. It’s quite an interesting perspective for me, being here, right now, knowing all that I do, versus being on Earth and having the limited knowledge that we were allowed. It really turns things around and sheds a different light on it—don’t you think?

With the knowledge of home blocked from our memory, life and death can seem so absolute from the human perspective. Death seems final, bringing with it fear of the unknown, and such anguish to the ones that are left behind.

You know what they say: hindsight is always 20/20. Imagine what Earth would be like if this knowledge weren’t blocked from our memory. It would certainly change the way we view our lives while we are there. Naturally, if some were armed with this knowledge, they would be much more adventurous, never taking their life seriously enough to truly learn anything. Life on Earth would take on less meaning. Then again, perhaps knowing our lives do go on would help some to live their life with less fear and appreciate their time there. Maybe they would strive to be better because they know. Isn’t having a little knowledge better than no knowledge at all? Something is better than nothing, isn’t it? To be able to utilize this knowledge might help propel us forward and help us gain a sense of purpose. If only there were a way to leak some of this knowledge somehow…

Interview with Billie Kowalewski

Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

The closest I have ever come to having imaginary friends are the characters in my book. I did play with them in my imagination a lot as a kid and there is others in my mind as well.

Do you have any phobias?

Yep. I do not like heights or confined spaces. Whenever I go to use a port-o-potty I also have an irrational fear that a dead body is going to fall out when I open the door. 🤷

Do you listen to music when you're writing?


Do you ever read your stories out loud?

All the time. That’s a good way of catching mistakes. I act out scenes in the mirror to watch what my facial expressions would look like.

Tell us about your main character and who inspired him/her.

Harmony is the person I one day hope to be like. She is strong, determined, trustworthy, and independent. Not much gets her down and when it does, she does not stay there for long. She faces every challenge that life on Earth gives her and sees it through all the way to the end.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Billie Kowalewski grew up in a small town along the Connecticut shoreline. She’s always had a wild imagination and spent her childhood dreaming up stories. This would often lead her to the library or whatever bookstore where she would be combing the shelves for books that closely resembled what was in her head at the time. A lot of the time she would come close and would be satisfied with what she found. However, there was always this one story she could never find. It was in 2010 that she decided to write it herself. In whatever spare time she has left, she enjoys listening to pretty much anything that rocks, like 80's hair bands, metal, etc. She also has a gift for finding the strangest movies and shows ever (according to her children) and loves spending time with her family.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you so much for hosting today.

Marcy Meyer said...

This sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing.

AuthorBillieK said...

Thank you for having me here today. Feel free to ask me anything! I'm looking forward to speaking with you all!

Sherry said...

I love the cover and think the book sounds great.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Elaine G said...

Enjoyed reading the post. Sounds like a good book.