#BlogTour “Finding Ruby” by J.A. Higgins

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On Halloween night thirteen year old Ruby disappears in the company of a masked figure. She is never seen again. The only witness is Nell Montague who is just seven years old.

Twenty three years later, Nell is trapped in an abusive relationship and still suffering from vivid nightmares of what she saw. When tragedy strikes she escapes and attempts to put her past behind her. Then thirteen year old Emily disappears.

Haunted by increasingly disturbing visions and helped by a reluctant psychic, Nell must unravel the mystery of what really happened that night because to save Emily she must first find Ruby.  But to do so she will question everything she thought she knew about her own childhood and soon discovers that nightmares don’t always end when you wake up.

Purchase Links

Silverwood Books     |     Amazon US     |     Amazon UK

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Author Bio

Born and raised at Porton Down in Wiltshire, and currently working for the NHS in Salisbury, J A Higgins has always been fascinated by crime, history and the unexplained.  Finding Ruby is the first in the Nell Montague mystery series which will examine how horrors from the past are still very relevant today.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “Sittin’ Up in my Room” – Brandy

 

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Lean/Sit/Stand.

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As one out of five singles released from the wildly popular soundtrack of the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale, starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, Brandy’s Sittin’ Up in My Room  reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming her most successful single on that particular chart up to that point.

The song won the award for Best Song from a Movie at the 1996 MTV Awards and was also nominated for Best Video from a Film

. Actor Donald Faison, known for the character Christopher Turk in the medical comedy-drama Scrubs, appears in the Sittin’ Up in My Room video. Faison played the son of Loretta Devine’s character Gloria in Waiting to Exhale.

 

FUN FACTS:

  • The characteristic bass intro is a replica of the famous riff performed by bassist Larry Graham, of Sly and the Family Stone, on their hit “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”.
  • Sittin’ Up in My Room also peaked at number two on the Hot 100 Singles chart (kept from the top spot by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s One Sweet Day), staying on the chart for a total of thirty-three weeks. The single earned a platinum award by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on May 23, 1996, with 1,000,000 copies sold less than six months after it’s release.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Sitting Up in My Room

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.
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