Welcome to “THE BUTTON” Blog Tour! @DLFinnAuthor #4WillsPub #RWISA #RRBC  

Today, I am thrilled to host fantastic author, D.L. Finn. After visiting a couple of the other stops on this tour, I have decided that this book is a must read! Hopefully, you will agree.

D.L. is offering some fun giveaways on her tour. If you leave a comment at any of The Button tour stops, you might win one!
The Button Tour Giveaway:
2- “The Button” Kindle Format
$5 Amazon Gift Card
1-“The Button” Signed Paperback and Book Marker

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Poetry has become an essential part of my life. I’ve found a place to express my hidden emotions. Some of my poetry no one will ever read, it’s more venting and healing than anything else. The rest I share on my blog or newsletter, and I’ll be releasing my first poetry book, “Just Her Poetry Seasons of a Soul” March 22nd.

While I’m writing a book, I channel my feelings into a poem or two. Here’s the poem I included in “The Button”:

UNWELCOME GUEST

I feel it when I’m uncomfortable.

It is always there, hiding, waiting.

That shallow breath,

that tight grip—that feeling.

It draws my attention

back to where it came from.

A time—

a time when I wasn’t so strong.

I was helpless.

I was young.

I’m none of those things now.

Yet it stays.

It’s an unwanted guest

that lurks in my body,

that has overstayed

its welcome.

It seems unaware

that it isn’t wanted anymore.

So I carefully guide it to the door,

fumbling with the lock.

It clings to the doorway,

hanging on to my past.

Smiling, I gently push it out.

We are both free as I release it.

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D.L. Finn is an independent California local, who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks and cedars, her creativity was cradled until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to her readers to join her.

D.L. Finn Links:

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

D.L. Finn blog

Purchase Links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the author’s tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site. If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click

HERE.

Lastly, D.L. is a member of the best book club ever – RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB {#RRBC} and she’s also a member of the very elite, RAVE WRITERS -INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORS {RWISA}! If you’re looking for amazing support as an author, or if you simply love books,

JOIN US! We’d love to have you!

Thanks for supporting this author and her work!

49 comments

  1. D.L Finn, Author · February 28

    Thank you for hosting me on your blog Rhani and making me feel so welcome:) Is your banner a picture of Seattle? It looks similar to a picture I took of it a few years back.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 28

      It is a pleasure to host you, Denise. 😃 No, that’s a picture of Tacoma, Decker’s downtown streets. It’s one of my favorite city shots.

      Liked by 1 person

      • D.L Finn, Author · February 28

        Have not been to Tacoma, have to get there someday:) Love the pic!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Rhani D'Chae · February 28

        Thank you, Denise. I’m sure you would like it if you visited. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  2. marymichaelschmidt · February 28

    Reblogged this on When Angels Fly.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. marymichaelschmidt · February 28

    Awesome poem Denise. I’m glad I found this in my email this morning. I’ve re-blogged this post.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Linda Mims · February 28

    Your tour is amazing, Denise. Your poem personifies negative feelings so well that I could just see me escorting problems to the door. Lol. Thanks for hosting, Rhani.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 28

      Hi, Linda. I agree, that is a great poem! I’m so glad you were able to stop by and read it. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • D.L Finn, Author · February 28

      Thank you, Linda. I’m sure enjoying the tour. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just simply escort our problems out the front door?

      Like

  5. rijanjks · February 28

    I love this poem! It expresses darkness and the heavy feelings that accompany it. But, it ends well with problems being banished through the door! Well-done, Denise. I loved “The Button” and know others will as well! Thanks for hosting, Rhani!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 28

      Jan, I’m so glad you were able to stop by! I have been following this tour as best I can and it is wonderfully fun! I am looking forward to reading the book. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!😀

      Liked by 3 people

    • D.L Finn, Author · February 28

      Thank you Jan. Writing about abuse does trigger some of those emotions and then I have to get them to leave again. When they come knocking I have to remember not to answer:) Glad you enjoyed the poem Jan.

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  6. balroop2013 · February 28

    Your poem is inspiring Denise! I am delighted at the gentle treatment you have given to the unwelcome guest, many of which linger despite our detest. Yes, that is the way…’guide it to the door!’ But some of them need to be booted out. 🙂
    I would look forward to your poetry book.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 28

      Thanks for stopping by today. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • D.L Finn, Author · February 28

      Thanks Balroop:) I agree sometimes they need to be moved out less gently and the door locked behind them. Thank you, I look forward to reading your poetry as well!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. balroop2013 · February 28

    Sorry Rhani, I didn’t give my introduction. I am the new RRBC member and happy to be part of such an interactive group. I love and write poetry. Nice to meet you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 28

      Hi, it’s very nice to meet you, too. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to support Denise. I hope you enjoy your membership with #RRBC. It is an amazing group of people and a genuine asset to the writing community. 😃

      Liked by 2 people

  8. Stephen Geez · February 28

    Ah, but what allows it to come back another time? Cool, D.L.! Good luck on the tour.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. D.L Finn, Author · February 28

    That’s the problem, Stephen. It shows up when you least expect it and then I open the door…and we start over. Thank you:)

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  10. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · February 28

    Well now, this is a poem that I can understand and I get it. D.L. you write from the heart. Thank you Rhani for showcasing D.L.s talent.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 28

      Thanks for dropping by, Shirley. I agree, it’s a very understandable poem and one that I think we all can relate to..

      Liked by 1 person

  11. D.L Finn, Author · February 28

    Thank you Shirley. You brought a smile to my face:) I do try to write it from my heart.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Bette A. Stevens · March 1

    Awesome poem and post, Denise! The Button is on my TBR. Happy Touring… 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • D.L Finn, Author · March 1

      Thank you Bette:) I look forward to hearing what you think!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · March 1

      Thanks for stopping by, Bette. The Button is now on my reading list, too.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Miriam Hurdle · March 1

    I like your poem, Denise! Many people have that unwanted feeling hidden somewhere inside and bordered by it but don’t know why. Being able to trace the origin and deal with it is so essential for healthy life. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. D.L Finn, Author · March 5

    Great way to describe it Miriam and so true:) Thanks for stopping by!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. jhawker1969 · March 6

    I love the cover of The Button, D.L. Well done! Now, I must read the book! Thanks for hosting, Rhani.

    Liked by 2 people

    • D.L Finn, Author · March 6

      Thank you Ron. I had fun with that photo shoot!

      Like

    • Rhani D'Chae · March 8

      Hi, Ron, thanks for stopping by. I’m with you, I now have to read this book! 😃

      Like

  16. beemweeks · March 6

    You’ve painted a vivid picture with your words, Denise. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for hosting, Rhani!

    Liked by 3 people

    • D.L Finn, Author · March 6

      Thank you Beem. That poem has a lot of meaning to me.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · March 8

      Hi, Beem, I’m so glad you were able to stop by. Happy Thursday. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Joy Lo-Bamijoko · March 6

    Poetry is one form I haven’t dabbled into yet. I can’t think in such a concise form. Thank you, Rhani, for hosting.

    Liked by 2 people

    • D.L Finn, Author · March 7

      Hi Joy. It’s been an outlet for me to release and express my emotions. The good thing about it is there is over 50 different types to try!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · March 8

      Hi, Joy. I’m so glad you were able to stop by. I don’t write much poetry, either, for pretty much the same reason. Lol I hope you are enjoying your weak so far.

      Liked by 1 person

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