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Book Blitz -That One Summer: Excerpt +Giveaway!


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That One Summer by C.J. Duggan
(Summer #3)
Publication date: December 17th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
 
 
Synopsis:
Loving Chris Henderson would be wrong. Diabolically disastrous. I mean, what is there about him to love? He’s moody, bossy, brooding, a control freak, and that’s on a good day … but there was one achingly obvious fact that haunted my every thought, every minute of every day …
He sure could kiss.
As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve.
So that can only mean one thing: road trip!
No longer the mousey, invisible, shy girl from years ago, Tammy Maskala is finally making up for all those lost summers. A new year with new friends, which astoundingly includes the bossy boy behind the bar, Chris Henderson.
She likes her new friends (at least most of them), so why does she secretly feel so out of place?
After chickening out on the trip, a last-minute change of heart sees Tammy racing to the Onslow Hotel, fearing she’s missed her chance for a ride. The last thing she expected to meet was a less-than-happy Onslow Boy leaning against his black panel van.
Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.
Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.
 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18192972-that-one-summer?ac=1
 
Purchase:
Amazon U.S: http://www.amazon.com/That-One-Summer-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00HBRNRXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387146835&sr=8-1&keywords=that+one+summer+c.j+duggan

Amazon U.K: http://www.amazon.co.uk/That-One-Summer-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00HBRNRXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387147081&sr=8-1&keywords=c.j+duggan+that+one+summer

Amazon Aus: http://www.amazon.com.au/That-One-Summer-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00HBRNRXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387147209&sr=8-1&keywords=c.j+duggan+that+one+summer

Amazon Can: http://www.amazon.ca/That-One-Summer-C-J-Duggan-ebook/dp/B00HBRNRXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387147262&sr=8-1&keywords=c.j+duggan+that+one+summer

The Apple and Kobo links are pre order at the moment but will go live on the 17th.
Australia: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/that-one-summer/id767033099?mt=11

U.S: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/that-one-summer/id767033099?mt=11

U.K: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/that-one-summer/id767033099?mt=11

Canada: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/that-one-summer/id767033099?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/that-one-summer

 
 
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Excerpt
 
So what do you think?” Chris stood with his elbow leaning casually on the open door of his jet black panel van. He looked up at me expectantly. “Pretty sweet ride, huh?”
 
“If you’re a serial killer,” I said, cautiously descending the steps.
 
Chris’s head snapped around with surprise, his eyes almost as dark as the van itself. He slammed the car door and folded his arms, glowering at me as I approached.
 
“I’ll have you know, Toby and I have spent the better part of six months fixing this old girl up.”
 
I wrinkled my nose. “Really?”
 
“It’s got a 308 and a four barrel carby.”
 
“Why, it could be grease lightning,” I smirked.
 
I didn’t think a death stare could vary in so many ways, but Chris had mastered a variety of pissed-off stares like no other. The one he was now casting me was a whole new level of anger.
 
Oops.
 
I cleared my throat and looked away, suddenly super aware that the last thing I should do was alienate my ride, but then the thought did occur to me: did I want to be trapped in a car with Chris Henderson for three days? Three long, insufferable days – could I subject myself to any more death stares, sneers, scoffs and deep sighs? Maybe I would be doing myself a favour if I gave him good reason to leave me behind. Before I fully acclimated to the idea, my attention was snapped back to the present and the duffle bag that landed at my feet.
 
I frowned toward the verandah where Chris had moved and was readying himself to turf my other bag down.
“Hey! Watch it,” I snapped. “You might break something.” It was a possibility, though I didn’t know exactly what. Maybe Mum had slipped in a crockery set? Who could honestly guess?
 
“Let me guess,” Chris said with a smirk as he slung my beach bag over his shoulder and trotted down the steps. “Hairdryer?” He threw a cocky smile and grazed my shoulder as he passed, heading for the van. My eyes burned into his back as he opened the double doors to chuck in my bag. He turned to me expectantly, his hand out for me to pass him the duffle. I snatched it up, trying not to let the strain of its weight show as I lugged it over and carefully placed it into the back. I attempted to, anyway. With a rather inelegant lack of grace, I hitched it up onto my knee, trying to be all cool and casual, as if I was totally in control …
 
I so wasn’t.
 
Chris plucked it from me as if the bag weighed nothing and turfed it into the back.
 
“Careful!”
 
“Relax, it landed on the mattress.”
 
Mattress?
 
I peered into the back. Sure enough, a mattress lined the whole floor up to the front bucket seats. The windows were blacked out and the inside walls were lined with black carpet. Oh, ick. All it needed was some leopard-print cushions and a disco ball.
 
It would seem that black was a common theme throughout Chris’s van, and the colour matched his mood.
Chris slammed the back shut. Viewing time was over.
 
I half expected him to say, “Let’s get this show on the road,” or “We’re burning daylight,” but instead I got a rather lacklustre, “Get in.”
 
Yep! Three long days.
 
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AUTHOR BIO 

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C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.
For more on C.J and ‘The Summer Series’, visit http://www.cjdugganbooks.com
 
Author Links:
Website: http://www.cjdugganbooks.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5779034.C_J_Duggan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cj.duggan.1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CJ_Duggan
 
 

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Cover Reveal: The Devil’s Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor



The Devil’s Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor
Publication date:  September 1st 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+

Synopsis:

Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She’s been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That’s until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit.

They call themselves The Devil’s Tattoo and when they release their debut EP, it rockets to the top of the charts and it’s like an overnight fairytale. Contracts, photo shoots, royalties and interviews are heaped onto the shy Zoe and it’s like she’s finally found her place. Then comes the phone call that changes everything. They’ve been asked to co-headline a tour with one of the hottest bands of the moment, The Stabs and Zoe will never be the same again.

Will Strickland is one fourth of the hottest indie rock band to ever grace the airwaves. He’s the bass player in The Stabs, hot as hell and could have his pick of any girl that flings herself at him. But he’s only got eyes for Zoe and she has no idea why he’d bother. She’s got one hell of a trust issue and an attitude to boot and Will seems to be the one who wants to tame her, but is he game enough?

The Devil’s Tattoo and The Stabs go on the road and it’s either going to be a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven. Only time will tell who will come out on top and Zoe’s determined to do it without getting her heart broken… again.


Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18131223-the-devil-s-tattoo?ac=1


Book Trailer:

AUTHOR BIO:

Nicole R. Taylor is an Australian born paranormal, fantasy and contemporary fiction author. She is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Professional Writing and Editing programme and is a former music memorabilia sales person and grocery merchandiser.
She currently lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia with a two year old rescue cat named, Burger. She enjoys reading, writing (of course!), traveling and a little too much chocolate. One day she hopes to sky dive, but has to work up the courage first.

The first in her new paranormal fantasy series, The Witch Hunter Saga is available in e-edition and print from March 20th 2013

Author links:
Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

The cover for The Devil’s Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor, designed by Paper and Sage Designs.

 
 

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Fall For Me (The Tate Chronicles #1) by K.A. Last



Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published January 17th 2013 by K. A. Last
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Fall For Me (The Tate Chronicles, #1)

     

Description:
“Angels aren’t supposed to fall in love, especially with each other. But for the record, you were worth it.”
Grace Tate is a Protection Angel and Vampire Hunter, and she has always followed the rules. But some rules are made to be broken…
Until now the fight against evil has been simple, and falling in love was never part of the plan. So what happens when it’s beyond Grace’s control, and when she least expects it she falls for the wrong person?
All hell breaks loose, that’s what.
At Hopetown Valley High, not everything is as it seems, and the one person Grace thought was her enemy becomes her most important ally.
Blood will be shed, lives will be lost and friendships will be tested. It all comes down to one decision, and when Grace tries to save all those dear to her, she realises not everyone can be—or wants to be—saved.
 
 
Review:
Okay, WOW!!! I really really enjoyed this novel, more than I thought I would!
 
This book’s concept is a great mix of paranormal and romance and was a well-written story with many twists and turns that left me guessing until the end. It raises above all vampire/angel stereotype. The author wrote in an effortless manner, which allowed events in the novel unfold by themselves.
 
I enjoyed reading the POVs of Grace, Josh, Seth, and Archer; it will keep you enraptured as the pages turn. Each chapter follows the thoughts of the characters and the situations they are in. The characters are well described and are in the midst of a love triangle, which was probably one of my favourite elements in the novel..
 
Fall For Me is a great captivating story which was really hard to put down and finishing this novel has left me anticipating the sequel! It’s definitely a MUST READ!
 
 
 
Check Out the Teaser Tuesday Post for this novel!
 
 
-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

 

 
 

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