Friday, May 13, 2011


First I would like to say thank you to Michelle and her followers for taking the time to read this and get to know me a bit better. I think one of the things that I want people to know about Brenda Youngerman and the Youngerman novels (now that there are 6!) is that when you open the cover you are going to be completely submerged into a journey that will capture your emotions and your inner self. I write 'Fiction with a Purpose' and what that means is I write from characters points of view about real people, real issues and real emotions. When you finish the book you will ask yourself the question, "Was that a true story?" and I can absolutely guarantee you these stories are Fiction.

Disrupted Lives is probably the most fun I have ever had writing a book! It covers one hundred years and many lives. There is a chart at the beginning of the book letting the readers know who everyone is and where they fit in - I have never done that before. The readers will love certain characters and truly come to despise others. But believe me, they all have qualities that we face on a daily basis!

Again, thanks for stopping by!

Brenda Youngerman, Author
Fiction with a Purpose

A name does not make a person, a person makes a name. Such is the theme of Disrupted Lives, the story of how one adopted child touches and intersects with many lives, but ends up destroying one family name, while building another family's legacy.

Darren and Amelia Kane were high school sweethearts torn apart by war. They reunite and discover that they both must put their nightmares behind them to build a life together. Betrayed by her parents, Amelia was earlier forced to give up their child.

Fiona Porter and Sterling Lake are thrown together as part of a business proposition. They end up surprising both their families by enriching the Lake empire and family name. The Lakes become synonymous with society, power and money, and their children must carry that torch forward at all cost.

When an adopted grandchild is brought into the family, he questions the definition of "family". From 1920 to present-day Georgia, this saga of family secrets and old Southern prejudices are explored in the explosive novel Disrupted Lives.

The Author

Brenda Youngerman is the author of six novels, Restored Hope, Public Lies, Private Scars, Sorrowed Souls, Hidden Truths, and including her latest release, Disrupted Lives. Brenda lives in Southern California and is writing her next novel, Skewered Halo. "I write what I call 'Fiction With a Purpose', something that I hope takes the reader on a ride so when they put the book down they say, "Was that real?" I also want the messages in the book to stay with them."

Brenda's Websites:
Brenda Youngerman--Website
Blog - Fiction with a Purpose

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Other Novels by Brenda Youngerman

Restored Hope 
Sorrowed Souls
Hidden Truths
Public Lies
Private Scars

Disrupted Lives

I'd like to thank Brenda for joining us today.  She is generously offering a signed copy of Disrupted Lives to ONE lucky winner.  Just leave a comment below with your email address.  Extra entries are available and are listed below.  Giveaway is open to anyone, everywhere and will end on Friday, May 20, 2011.  Please leave all entries in ONE comment.  

Extra entries (links to her sites are above):
+1 for following Brenda's blog 
+1 for following Brenda on Facebook and/or Twitter
Please leave the name(s) you follow under.


Go HERE to view the full tour schedule.


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. It means so much.

I apologize for word verification, but as soon as I changed the settings from only users with Google accounts, I started receiving a ton of spam comments...within one hour of changing the settings. The bots are on high alert apparently.

  1. Hi Michelle, thank you so much! It is great to see blogger back in action LOL My post from yesterday disappeared, but I believe it is back again, showing our schedule for Brenda's virtual book tour. Disrupted Lives is a great book and I am so excited about the tour and giveaway! Please do not count this as an entry :) I just wanted to say hello and wish everyone luck. You are going to enjoy your copy too! Thanks again, and have a wonderful evening.

    The Wytch's Mirror

  2. Michelle,
    This post looks awesome!


  3. You are both very pleasure! Thanks for the compliment, Brenda. =O)

  4. Sounds like a very interesting novel. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. extra entry:
    I follow your blog through Google Reader. Thanks.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a good book.

  7. This is a new to me title but it sounds like a very good read. I love that cover! It's gorgeous! Thanks for offering the giveaway.


  8. Fabulous giveaway thank you. Brenda you are a new author to me & I love that. Glad to have found you.

    I follow Brenda's Blog (Mary Preston)+1
    I follow on Facebook (Mary Preston)& twitter (maryloucoolumralph)+1

  9. A new author for me as well so please throw my name in the hat!


  10. Would be interested to read this. Thanks. bookquoteratgmaildotcom

  11. Sounds like a wonderful novel. I just love books that are about the South. Please enter me. Thanks!


  12. This book sounds so good! I would love to read it! Thank your so much for this giveaway1


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