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Pajama Party: The Story

By E. C. Jackson

YA Christian Contemporary

Paperback & ebook, 213 Pages

August 26th 2017 by E. C. Jackson



Most sleepovers are simple. Food, fun, and pillow fights. But sixteen-year-old Karen Duncan has bigger plans for her slumber party. Family troubles have changed her over the past year, and she’s no longer the petty, selfish girl she used to be. Now she’s ready to shake things up with her friends. The guest list comes as a surprise to some and a slap in the face to others. This popular girl has invited some not-so-popular guests. Even more shocking, she’s left out some of the girls she’s hung out with since middle school.



Diane and Evette are outsiders, nervous about being stuck in a house with the same girls who tease them at school. Kathy, Lisa, and Joann come to the party with the confidence of the in-crowd, but they’re masking inner-turmoil that is bound to surface. Sandy and Angela are usually the voices of reason…usually. And then there’s Linda, the friend that got away. She may not ever forgive the girls who abandoned her years ago. Karen hopes to change her mind.



Her agenda is ambitious, and it could spell disaster. But Karen is convinced God will use this party to spark a new beginning for everyone involved. This companion book to A Living Hope gives us the inspired story Sadie Cummings wrote for the girls of Chinatown.





About the Author




E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

A note from E. C. Jackson: “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to the characters, my job is done.

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EXCERPT


Her friend leaned against her. “You know that Lisa constantly picks on me. Tonight, I’ll be stuck in this room while everyone laughs at her jokes. I think about her insults long after they stop.”

“That won’t happen this time. Lisa’s already promised to behave herself tonight.”

Surprise sprang into Diane’s eyes as she pulled away from Karen. “Oh no!” She moved across the room until she stood inside the doorway. “Why did you discuss me with Lisa? Everyone will think I cry to you for help.”

Speechless, Karen searched for the right words. She’d never seen Diane upset before. Was telling Lisa to behave herself the wrong thing to do? I was trying to make it go easier for Diane. “Hey, calm down. It was just Lisa and me. No one else was there. I talked to Lisa to make sure this pajama party succeeded. I can’t—”

“You’ve lost me. How can a sleepover be a failure even with your crowd? You’re keeping secrets. What are you hiding?”

“Forget it. Let’s fix our taco salad then set up for the party. It’s too cold outside to grill. I’ve decided to boil the hot link sausages instead of grilling meat.”

“Okay. I’ll let you off the hook this time, but I expected to eat hamburgers too.”

“Hamburgers are still on the menu.” Karen was glad the girl relented so easily. She honestly didn’t know what to say. No one could explain another person’s bad behavior. It was hard enough to explain her own.

“Wait, you’re boiling the hamburgers? Ew, that sounds nasty.”

“No, no, we’re frying the hamburgers. I’m tired. Let’s keep it simple.”



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Tour Giveaway


One 1st Prize winner will receive:
- A Living Hope Paperback (the companion book to Pajama Party: The Story)
- 1 Key chain for Pajama Party: The Story
- 1 Key chain for A Living Hope

One 2nd Prize winner will receive:
- A $25 Amazon eGift Card

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7 comments:

  1. The excerpt reminded me of all the drama we had to go through as being young girls. I wish we didn't have to worry or be so mean to one another.

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  2. Thank heavens those days are over ;)

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  3. Mary, thank you for hosting my first YA book for your reader community. I enjoyed the lively discussion.

    E. C. Jackson

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  4. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  5. This book sounds really good! I'd love to read it! I used to love sleepovers as a kid and teen. They were so fun! Lots of good memories

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