Monday, March 18, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - The Promise of Paradise by Allie Boniface

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 2/14/13

Ashton Kirk, youngest daughter of a prestigious senator, fiancee of a hotshot attorney, and fresh Harvard
graduate, is headed for a promising law career when scandal breaks apart her family. To escape, she
rents an apartment in the sleepy town of Paradise, New Hampshire, where no one knows who she is.

Ashton hopes for solitude, but all bets are off when Eddie West, the town’s most eligible bachelor, moves

in downstairs. Eddie likes his women and his cars shiny, sleek, and fast, and when he meets his new
housemate, he wastes no time getting friendly. While he's looking for a no-strings romance, though, he
gets more than he bargained for in Ash, who sees through his bravado to the pain of a loss too fresh to

Can two people from different worlds find common ground, a place to fall in love and build a future? Is it

possible to find your soul mate in the place you least expect?

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Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

 #1 – Do You See Writing as a Career? I do, in fact – for me it definitely takes the time of a part-time career, between the writing and the promoting. It's a creative business, but it is also a financially-driven business, and to be successful I believe an author needs to know both sides of it. It doesn't yet pay my bills, though! For that, I'm a full-time English teacher, and my husband and I joke about the fact that I really do have 2 jobs. I love writing, but I'm not sure I could or would do it as a full-time career. I love teaching teenagers as well, and writing can be such a solitary pursuit that I think I would miss my everyday contact with people if I was in front of my computer all day working.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process? Was? Or is? I always find writing a new story to be a challenge, and most of my books have been through at least three solid drafts before they see publication. For me the hardest part is finessing the subplots and the themes of my stories. Plot has gotten easier over the years, but revising that plot to add complexity remains my biggest challenge.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family? I would give credit to my wonderful beta reader, who's a fellow romance author, and one of my earliest editors. My beta reader gives me spot-on, honest feedback, usually about plot points or characters that aren't working. And one of my early editors (she's since moved to another publishing house, and I miss her like crazy) believed in my writing like no one else at the time. She once told me "I'll see you on the New York Times best-sellers' list one day!"

#4 – What is next for your writing? I'm continuing to write contemporary romance, since I enjoying exploring relationships and emotional connections and happy endings. But I also have a keen interest in branching out and trying my hand at Young Adult. I spend so much time with teenagers that I hear their voices inside my head even when I'm not at work!

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading? I've always loved reading, although I don't have as much time to open books lately. When I do, I've been reading a lot of Young Adult novels, both to get a better feel for the genre and also because there's just so much good stuff out there. I'm especially in awe of John Green, who creates realistic teenage characters like no one else. He's just brilliant.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: The Promise of Paradise: sometimes you can find your soul mate in the place you least expect...

This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3? iPod

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Allie Boniface!

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Reality

#7 – Call or Text? Call 

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public School

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate ? Coffee (sidenote: coffee mixed with hot chocolate was my best friend's and my favorite afternoon pick-me-up in college)

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Aw, don't make me choose!

Allie Boniface is a small-town girl at heart who's traveled around the world and still finds that the magic and the mystery of small towns make them the best places to fall in love and find adventure. From the New England coast to Rocky Mountain hotels to tiny European bars, she's found more character and plot inspirations than she could ever count. Currently, she's lucky enough to live in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley with her own "Hometown Hero," a guy who can fix, build, drive, and grill anything and is the epitome of the strong and silent type.

When she isn't writing love stories, Allie is a full-time high school English teacher who gets a kick out 
of helping her teenagers negotiate the ups and downs of writing along with the ups and downs of life (because, really, she's still trying to do the same thing!). And while she'll continue to travel far and wide, Allie knows there's really nothing like coming back to the place where the people who have known you forever welcome you home with open arms.

1 - $25 Giftcard to a random commenter during the tour! 

Follow Along With This Tour! 

March 19 - Gimme The Scoop Reviews - Guest Post/PROMO
March 19 - Readaholic Reviews - Review
March 20 - YA Bookish News - Review/Guest Post
March 20 - Readers Confession - Review/Guest Post
March 21 - Paulette's Papers - Guest Post/PROMO
March 22 - NA Books Vs. Boys - Review/Interview
March 23 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 24 - Imagine a World... - Guest Post/PROMO
March 24 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
March 25 - Love in a Book - Guest Post/PROMO
March 26 - Doodle's Book Blog - Review/Interview
March 27 - The World As I See It - Review
March 28 - T's Bookish Moments - Review
March 29 - Up All Night Review - Review/Guest Post


  1. Cami, thank you so much for having me here AND for arranging my blog tour. Can't wait to visit with everyone over the next 2 weeks!

  2. Ooo... thanks for the giveaway! This looks like a great book!

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