On Tour 07/19/22-08/19/22 ”Blurred Fates” by Anastasia Zadeik

Release Date:
August 2, 2022

About The Book:

Kate Whittier has it all—a loving, even-keeled husband, two great kids, and a beautiful home in Southern California. But Kate is living a lie. In a desperate attempt to create for her children the safe, happy family she never had, she has been hiding dark secrets for decades—things she’s convinced make her unworthy of her wellborn husband, Jacob, and the privileged life he has provided.  

Then, one ordinary evening, always dependable Jacob confesses to a drunken sexual indiscretion he doesn’t quite remember, and Kate cracks open. Molten memories rise to the surface: hiding in the dark, her brother’s whisper in her ear; crying out, knowing no one will hear. Along with the memories, volatile emotions swirl—a sign, Kate fears, that the mental illness that took her mother has finally come for her.

Stepping in to support Kate and Jacob as their lives unravel is the guy who introduced them: Ryan McCann, a peripatetic journalist who has recently settled nearby to write his first novel. Ryan was with Jacob on the night of the indiscretion. Ryan is with Kate when Jacob leaves. And when Kate’s malevolent older brother calls with news of her father’s imminent death, it is Ryan who accompanies her as she journeys back to her childhood home looking for closure. Instead, as the past invades the present and relationships collide, Kate discovers complicated truths that could mean redemption—or destroy her entire world.

About The Author:

Anastasia Zadeik is a writer, editor, and storyteller.  After graduating summa cum laude from Smith College with a degree in psychology, she had an international career in neuropsychological research while raising her children. She now serves as Director of Operations for the San Diego Writers Festival and as a board member for the literary nonprofit So Say We All. 

Anastasia lives in San Diego, where her home network is aptly called Sunny & 70. When she isn’t reading or writing, you can find her hiking, biking, swimming, practicing yoga, or hanging out with her husband, Tom, and their empty-nest rescue dog, Charlie. 

Blurred Fates is her first novel. Website: https://anastasiazadeik.com/

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@anastasiazadeik

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/anastasiazadeik/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anastasiazadeik

Book Blurbs: 

In the haunting and finely written Blurred Fates, Anastasia Zadeik unravels themes of adultery, jealousy, crimes of passion, betrayal, loss, and guilt. It’s impossible to not keep turning the pages, as Zadeik’s voice leads us deeper and deeper into a compulsively readable plot that takes the reader from a place of shock and horror to understanding and clarity. Zadeik has written a psychological thriller that is touching, troubling, and ultimately a story of redemption.”—Donna Brown Agins, NAACP Image Award–nominated author of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Legendary First Lady and Maya Angelou: Diversity Makes for a Rich Tapestry

“This story of a woman struggling to overcome the abuse of her childhood unfolded slowly in layers that kept me engaged until the end. The questions raised by Kathryn’s struggles will resonate with all readers: How do we overcome the abuses of our past? Can one ever rise above the circumstances of her childhood? Whom do we love, and why? In Blurred Fates, the devastating effects of adultery, abuse, abandonment, suicide, and unrequited love collide to create a gripping, well-told narrative.” —Tabitha Forney, author of Paper Airplanes

  “Zadeik’s piercing, gut-wrenching, and gripping story about a fractured marriage, buried family secrets, and a woman fighting to regain her life is a remarkable debut that will keep you riveted until the last page.” —Jamie Freveletti, internationally best-selling and award-winning author of Blood Run 

“Blurred Fates is a beautifully written debut novel. It teaches us about love, betrayal, secrets, and the courage to speak the truth . . . whatever the consequences.”

—Sondra Helene, author of Appearances

“Blurred Fates is at once thrilling and unexpected, with twists and turns that will keep you turning the page well into the night. I couldn’t put it down. It’s also an important commentary on mental health and a window into what it’s like to suffer from PTSD. Brava to debut author Anastasia Zadeik for this compelling first novel.” 

—Jeniffer Thompson, host of The Premise podcast

Bloggers On Tour:

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July 20th- Joannas Bookshelf https://instagram.com/joannasbookshelf

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July 22nd-Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

July 22nd-Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

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July 25th- Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

July  25th- Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

July 26th- Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

July 28th- Bookworm Struggles  https://instagram.com/bookworm.struggles

July 28th- Bryant Park Books https://instagram.com/bryantparkbooks

July 30th- Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

Aug. 2nd- Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

Aug. 3rd- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

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Aug. 5th – Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Aug. 5th- Shooks Books https://instagram.com/shook_sbooks

Aug. 6th- Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

Aug. 8th – Infinite Readlist https://instagram.com/infinite.readlist

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Aug. 15th- Erika Lacey Reads https://instagram.com/erikalaceyreads

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Aug. 19th – Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

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