Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Jennifer Westall


Today is the Kick Off for the Love's Providence Virtual Book Tour! 

YA Edgy Christian Romance
Date Published: May 24, 2012

Collegiate athlete Lily Brennon has always been the piece that doesn’t quite fit in the puzzle, especially in her fragmented family, and no amount of rule-following perfection seems to bring her any closer to the love and acceptance she desperately seeks. If not for Jackson Carter, her childhood best friend and the only boy she’s ever loved, she’s sure she would have run away years ago. But when Jackson loses his father and a future basketball career within months of each other, his faith is so shattered, he shuts out everyone, including Lily.

After months of heartache, Lily begins to piece together a life without Jackson, and while vacationing on a beautiful island off the Georgia coast, she begins a long-distance romance with Alex Walker, a police officer with a quick wit and a cocky grin. He revives her hope in love again, but their intense attraction and his devastating secret test Lily’s values, stretching them until they break. Through her struggles to remain true to her principles, an agonizing choice between Alex and Jackson, and a series of terrifying events that threaten all of them, Lily must endure losing everything she’s been grasping so tightly. Only then will she discover the depth of the love that already surrounds her.  

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Reading Addiction Blog Tours

I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and Holly Pond, Alabama, two very different towns that I love for so many reasons. Holly Pond is my soul, the place where I go to remind myself of who I am and where I come from. It's a quiet place that allows me to reset when I've fallen off track. 
Birmingham is my heart, the place where I lived out my story. I go there to remember my best friend, my first love, my first job, my first heartbreak. 
And then there is Saint Simons Island, the place I go to feel alive, to feel the breeze off the ocean, the salt on my tongue, the excitement of my first (and only) summer fling. 
I may reside in the suburbs of Atlanta, creating memories with my sweet boys, but I call several places home.

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Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career? For me, writing started out as a way to entertain myself and play with all the ideas floating around in my head. I’m not sure it’s changed much over the years, except that now I hope others are just as entertained by the characters and stories as I am. As for a career, I hope to find the time to keep creating more stories, but I know that for a while, my family will demand much of my time and energy, so writing will have to fit in around the edges of what’s left of my sanity at the end of the day.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process? The hardest part was cutting out parts of the story that I loved but knew I had to cut for various reasons. It sometimes felt like I was slicing up my own heart. I had many arguments with myself that frankly made my husband a little nervous and led him to suggest therapy.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family? I found a freelance editor through a service on the internet that turned out to be the biggest blessing I could have hoped for. She really got me, got the story, and she got what I was trying to do without my having to explain it. With just a few suggestions and comments, she could send my head spinning with ideas. I could not have put together a final draft I was more proud of without her. And no, you can’t have her. She’s mine.

#4 – What is next for your writing? I’m working on a trilogy loosely based on the teenage years of my grandmother during the Great Depression. She struggled through great loss and incredible triumphs, and she possessed a gift that was a closely guarded family secret until recently. If all goes as planned, you can look for Healing Ruby, the first book in the series sometime in late 2013.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading? I do love to read, but I tend to go in spurts. I read like a maniac for a while, usually four or five books in a couple of weeks, and then I have to come up for air and hang out in the real world for a few weeks. I just finished a reading binge where I read Killing Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, The Fault in Our Stars, and Easy. I’m taking a bit of a break and then taking up Untraceable.

This or That?

#1 - iPad or Mp3? iPad

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, always chocolate!

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Fries, and the thicker and saltier, the better.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? 7 times out of 10, I’d pick drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nick…though lately I’ve been a bit disappointed in him.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Reality most of the time

#7 – Call or Text? Dear God, please do not ever call me. I HATE talking on the phone. Text please.

#8 – Public School or Home School? I grew up going to public school, but am now homeschooling my own kids.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Mmmmmm…hot chocolate: the only redeeming quality of a cold morning in January or February

#10 – eBook or Paperback? eBook


Follow along with this tour:

September 17 - Pretty In Fiction - Excerpt/PROMO
September 18 - My Chaotic Ramblings - Excerpt/PROMO
September 19 - Andi's YA Books - Review/Excerpt
September 20 - Books, Books, The Magical Fruit - Interview/Excerpt/PROMO
September 21 - My Escape - Review/Excerpt
September22 - Bunny's Reviews - Excerpt/Interview/PROMO
September 23 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Interview/Excerpt
September 24 - Whoopeeeyoo - Excerpt/PROMO
 September 25 - Debbie Jean's Blog - Review/Excerpt
September 26 - The Solitary Bookworm - Interview/Excerpt/PROMO
September 27 - My Reading Addiction - Excerpt/PROMO
September 28 - YA Book Addict - Excerpt/PROMO
September 29 - Bookishly Devoted - Review
September 30 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Excerpt
October 1 - Reviews By Molly - Review/Excerpt
October 2 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews (Non-Paranormal) - Interview/Excerpt/PROMO
October 3 - Little Book Star - Interview/Excerpt
October 4 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review/Excerpt
October 5 - Getting Your Read On - Review/Excerpt
October 6 - LovLivLife Reviews - Interview/Excerpt/PROMO
October 6 - My Cozie Corner - Review/Excerpt
October 7 - Paulettes Papers - Review/Excerpt
October 8 - Winged Reviews - Excerpt/PROMO
October 9 -Bookworm Lisa - Review/Excerpt
October 10 - Beth Art From the Heart - Review/Excerpt
October 11 - Black Hippie Chick - Review/Interview
October 12 - A Room Without Books is Empty - Review/Excerpt
October 13 - TE Garden of Books - Excerpt/PROMO

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