Breathless by Tawdra Kandle Author Post & Book Tour


Tasmyn Vaughn is not having the senior year she expected. Her boyfriend Michael leaves for college, she’s being stalked by a suspicious preacher, pursued by the hot new boy at school and blackmailed by her chemistry teacher–who just might be a witch. Tas needs all of her many talents–and a little help from unexpected sources–just to keep her head above water. . .literally.

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Tawdra Kandle was super kind enough to send me a guest post from the Breathless Book Tour. I can’t wait to finish reading Breathless myself!

St. Dymphna Mental Hospital, Winena, Mississippi
Dr. Barbara Leonard:  Hello, Nell.  How are you today?
Nell:  Isn’t that what you’re supposed to tell me?
Dr. Leonard:  No, I’m interested in hearing your opinion.
Nell:  Of course you are. Well, I’m just dandy. What could be more fun than being confined to the psych ward of a nowhere town in the middle of a godforsaken state?
Dr. Leonard:  I suppose that’s one way of looking at things. You could, though, be grateful to be here and not behind bars.
Nell:  Bars take many forms, doctor.
Dr. Leonard:  The food is better here.
Nell:  I wouldn’t know.
Dr. Leonard:  Nell, let’s talk a little bit about what led to your arrival here. We’ve discussed the events that led to your. . .relocation to Mississippi.  I’d like to chat a bit now about Tasmyn Vaughn.
Nell:  No.  I don’t want to talk about her.
Dr. Leonard:  And why not?  Does thinking about her upset you?
Nell:  No.  She just isn’t worth my time.
Dr. Leonard:  You didn’t feel that way a few months ago.  Remember the day you tried to kill her?  She must have been worth your time then.
Nell:  I was mistaken.
Dr. Leonard:  Nell, during our first sessions, every time I mentioned this girl’s name, you became hysterical and had to be sedated.  What’s changed?
Nell:  Nothing.  I’ve just had time to think.  Lots and lots of time. . . .you know, between the group sessions and beading classes.
Dr. Leonard:  And what have you been thinking about, Nell?  During all that time.
Nell:  I’ve been realizing. . .maybe I was wrong.  Maybe she wasn’t really the one I should hate.
Dr. Leonard:  She?  You mean Tasmyn?
Nell:  Yes.  I saw her as the enemy. I thought she was taking Marica from me. Now I don’t think she really was.
Dr. Leonard:  Why not?  What changed?
Nell:  I overestimated her power. She wasn’t a player.  She was merely a pawn.
Dr. Leonard:  What do you mean by power, Nell?
Nell:  If I say I only mean. . influence, you’ll put a gold star on those notes you’re taking, won’t you?  And if I say I mean something more, something that makes you uncomfortable, you’ll up my meds.
Dr. Leonard:  I only want you to tell me what you really think, Nell.  That’s how I can help you.
Nell:  Help me.  That’s right.  You only want to help me.  Okay. Well, I don’t want to talk anymore.  I want to go back to my room.
Dr. Leonard:  Nell, we haven’t finished this session—
Nell:  I’m finished.
Dr. Leonard:  All right. Bobby, can you take Nell back to her room please?  Thanks.  Mollie, I’m finished with Nell Massler’s session. I’m going to get some lunch. . .hmmm.  I can’t find my car keys.  No, it was just my car keys, not the ones for the hospital, those are secure. . .I could have sworn they were in my bag. No, it was never within Nell’s reach.  Hmm.  I guess I left them. . .somewhere. . .

Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at [email protected] to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.