Friday, February 27, 2015

SUMMER OF HAIGHT '67 BY DIANE SAGER - VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR & REVIEW + GIVEAWAY


Summer of Haight 67
by Diane Sager


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KATHERINE RHODES has a tragic accident which sends her back in time. She wakes up as the 20 year old hippie she was back in 1967 in the Haight/Ashbury district of San Francisco. This was the period known globally as the “Summer of Love”. It’s all here, Hippies, Hells Angels, Black Panthers and the abhorrent war in Vietnam. “KATIE gets the chance to re-live this era with her friends FROG and MOONBEAM. This time she knows what to expect and tries to change things……….. Can she ?



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Excerpt

Feeling dizzy, she shut her eyes and rubbed her temples for several minutes, running through the accident in her mind.  She remembered going down the embankment and hitting the tree.  She knew she had been in an ambulance and she remembered a slew of doctors surrounding her. Yet here she was sitting on a couch…somewhere familiar, a place she knew but couldn’t recall.

A brown chenille bedspread covered the couch.  There was a basic wooden coffee table, several antique lamps, one in the corner and another on an old table by a beveled window. The hardwood floor of the room was covered by an imitation Persian carpet.

The walls and even the ceilings were filled with posters; old bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Yardbirds, and even the Monkees.  Some were drug related, promoting marijuana, mushrooms and LSD.  Others were political, protesting the Vietnam War, even including a caricature of Lyndon B. Johnson dressed as John Wayne.  

On the ceiling directly above her was a poster of Clint Eastwood draped in a poncho, cigar resting on his lip. A pose from For a Few Dollars More.  She knew the film well.  Beside it were several blacklight posters, psychedelic peace symbols, a hookah smoking caterpillar, and an assortment of twirling colorful designs.

The television, an old tube model from yesteryear, was in a wooden cabinet covered by stickers: STP; two local radio stations, KLIV and KFRC; Champion spark plugs; bare feet and peace symbols of various colors. Beside that was a flower painted guitar case that leaned against the wall. Everything in the room was familiar. She knew this house. She had been here many, many times, so why couldn’t she remember whose house she was in?

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MY REVIEW
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Amazing journey to the past.

homer hippie

This book take us into a crazy ride to the past. Katie, the main character, has an accident and time travels to 1967, into her 20 yrs. hippie body. She sees this as her opportunity to re-live that period but making new decisions and trying to prevent some wrong things that her old herself had made.
OMG, I was hypnotized by the description of a era that was pure joy and the beginning of the end of the innocence. The plot is full of twists and turns, and you are left with so many questions!!!
I don't want to give too many details, you MUST grab your copy...right now!!
This book is going to be a huge success!!!
Highly recommended for  ALL readers.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an Honest review*



AUTHOR Bio and Links


Author Diane Sager was raised and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her awesome husband Russ, three dogs, two cats and an African grey parrot named Storm. She holds a fascination for all things macabre and has developed a deep knowledge of serial killers, vampires, zombies, the Tarot, world religions, witchcraft, horror and the occult.

However, her latest indie release, SUMMER OF HAIGHT ‘67 is none of the above albeit a little supernatural……..This story is nestled between her zombie series “EVIL VEIN” published by Permuted Press and penned under her “apocalyptic” name of D.S.Sager

A former high school teacher of emotionally disturbed and high-risk youth, Diane is now dedicated to full time writing.

Contact her at celticdi@gmail.com, @celticdi on Twitter, www.evilvein.com, Author – Diane Sager on Facebook.






6 comments:

  1. I loved the excerpt and the feel of the 60s. I'd love to read it and go back for a little while and reminisce. Still a bit of a hippie myself.

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    1. Hi, Linda! This book is incredible, you should grab a copy *wink wink* Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Loved the excerpt. This book sounds like a winner.

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    1. Hi, Karen! This book IS a winner, thanks for stopping by!

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