Virtual Excerpt Tour ~ Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis

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Fairly Certain

by Deborah Ann Davis


GENRE:  Young Adult Fiction



Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, but awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow…and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.




Despite the summer heat, she felt chilled to her very bones.

“I warned you not to cross me, Rianne. A true winner does not let anything interfere with his goal. You will come to thank me for this.” Lord Robert pulled her along.

“Thank you for this?” I have had enough.

Rianne shoved her shoulder into Robert’s ribs. He staggered to the side at the unexpected blow. She leaned over, raised a tucked leg, and slammed her heel into his chest. As he tumbled backward, she dropped to the ground to slip her bound hands underneath her and over her feet so they would be in front. Unfortunately, the simple maneuver was hampered by her skirts.

She was up and running, trying to reach the sanctuary of the forest, but untangling skirts from bonds had shortened her lead. Lord Robert was on her heels. Within moments, he seized her around the waist and grappled her to the ground.

He stood up, breathing heavily. Lord Robert was built for smashing, not running. He dusted his hands off with distaste. Rianne lay on the ground, glaring at him, ignoring the pain in her hip. He brushed off his clothing, ignoring her.

“You are trying my patience, Maid Rianne.” He reached down to grab her by the arms, but she rolled out reach.

Scuttling after her, he effectively halted her by stomping on her skirt. Puling her to her feet, he shook her by her shoulders. “Nice try, but I am taking you to the sheriff, and there is nothing you can do about it.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:


I’m DEBORAH ANN DAVIS, and I write Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. I began writing when searching for inspiration for my 5th grade English Journal. Lo and behold, my world was full of funny tales just waiting to be told. It never occurred to me to pursue writing, not even when I discovered my flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of undergrad majors, I realized I could reach a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As you probably know, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? I jumped into teaching with both feet and loved it for 27 years. It came with an added bonus: Once teens know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh. Go figure.

Twelve years after our first kiss, I reunited with, and married my childhood sweetheart. Together we coached our daughter’s AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years, our daughter and our money went to college.

During a particularly nasty bout of Lyme disease, I turned to Fitness to boost my Health, and to Writing to boost my Happiness. Currently, I am a healthy and happy Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer who loves to write.

We presently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. When I’m not writing novels for my Love of Fairs series, I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I also promote increasing movement throughout your day as Wiggle Writer in my Merry Meddling blog at

You can track my meddling on  or 

Fairly Certain will be $0.99 during the tour.

Fairly Certain is available through:





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Posted on January 4, 2016, in Guest Authors and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Have fun today!

  2. Loved the excerpt!

  3. They’re very catchy titles too!

  4. Once I decided to write the Love of Fairs series, the book titles just popped into my head: Fairly Certain, Fairly Safe, Fairly Obvious.

  5. Did you come up with the title for your book first, or at the end, once you’d finished writing it?

  6. Am loving it so far! The first few pages made me giggle – the accents are brilliant! Could actually hear them in my head!

  7. Thank you again for the lovely email – I’m going to have a glass of wine tonight, and hunker down with your book!

  8. Thanks! Will do so now!

  9. If you contact me through my website, you can get the mobi version. It’s less expensive than the paperback.

  10. I think this is a starting point – I now know you have a second book coming out! I was disappointed that I couldn’t download your book to my Kindle last night, but I’ll order the paperback instead when pay day comes around! Really looking forward to reading it (and seeing what the shock ending is!!!)

  11. My first big break came when my Beloved husband gave me the latitude to quit my day job and pursue writing full-time. My second big break…well, I’m kinda still waiting for that. Everyone who reads my book loves it because it’s so unusual and funny, and there is a growth in self-appreciation in the main characters. Nobody expects the ending (I’m proud to say). However, I have yet to figure out how to get Fairly Certain into the public eye. It would be nice to know how since my second book, Fairly Safe, comes out in a few months.

  12. My sister didn’t see herself in the graphic; neither did my daughter. But both of my nephews thought the picture had been drawn about her.

  13. When was your first big break as an author (and how did it come about)?

  14. What did your sister think when you showed her? 🙂

  15. Thanks. The oddest thing…when I first looked at it, I saw my sister, not me! It was the first time I recognized how similar we are.

  16. Love the picture you’ve used for your Author bio!

  17. The twist with the names has been even more intrigued now. I’m definitely going to have to read this next!

  18. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win 🙂

  19. I actually can’t tell you without giving away the final twist in the story…

  20. How did you come up with the names for your main characters?

  21. This is like closing the barn door after the horse gets out, but thank you to C.A.Milson for hosting this, and to everyone who left a comment. Personally, I think Fairly Certain would make a great movie (objectively speaking, of course). Who do you think should play the part? My favorite genre to read is YA adventure/romance. I love stories where people have to get out of their own way. I can’t draw (just ask my students) so cover ideas are not my forte. The cover concept for Fairly Certain came from my babbling to Becca Davis about a jumble of ideas. She put them into a visual that captured it for me. Roxy Ryan did the graphics. I love the cover. They are both doing the cover for Fairly Safe, which comes out later this year. (I can say “this year” now!) Happy New Year, everybody!

  22. Is it difficult to come up with the cover art concept for your books?

  23. I really enjoyed the excerpt! This sounds like a terrific book, thank you for sharing!

  24. Cute cover! Thanks for sharing

  25. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt.

  26. I enjoyed the excerpt.

  27. Thank you for the chance to win and happy new year 🙂

  28. I enjoyed the post, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing and good luck with the tour!

  29. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  30. Great excerpt.

  31. You had me with the ‘geek’ bit. This sounds great and witty!

  32. What genre do you enjoy reading?

  33. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  34. do you see this book ever making it to movie???

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