Spotlight Feature: Camp Christmas by J.K. Rock w/giveaway


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This is my stop during the book blitz for Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend #1.5) by JK Rock, Camp Christmas is a novella which is part of the Camp Boyfriend series and is free to download on the publisher website . While it is part of the Camp Boyfriend series it can also be read as a stand alone. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours . The book blitz runs from 17 December till 21 December, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours. So far this series contains 3 book: Camp Kiss (Camp Boyfriend #0.5), Camp Boyfriend (camp Boyfriend #1) and Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend #1.5).

Camp Xmas cover 2Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend #1.5)
by JK Rock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Release date: 17 December 2013

Blurb:
Hannah never meant to be a mean girl – at Camp Juniper Point or at her high school. It just sort of happened during one painful year when her parents split and her life fell apart. Who knew being mad at the world would catapult her to popularity? But since changing the status quo would make her some serious enemies, she’s prepared to ride out her time until graduation. That is, until a camp friend calls her on the act during their school ski trip. Will Julian out her to her friends? Or will the guy she once accused of being King of the Nerds make her wish she was a whole lot more like him?

You can find Camp Christmas on Goodreads

Earlier books in this series:
camp kissCamp Kiss (Camp Boyfriend #0.5)
by JK Rock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Category: Young Adult

Blurb:
The Camp Kiss That Started It All…

Lauren Carlson, a fourteen-year-old expert on the cosmos, superheroes, and science fiction trivia has a crush on her longtime camp friend, Seth. Last summer she’d dreamed about upgrading their relationship to BF/GF status and this year she has a plan… if only her well-meaning cabin mates wouldn’t interfere before she’s ready. She hasn’t even adjusted to her new braces yet, let alone imagined kissing Seth with them. When a dare pushes her out of her comfort zone, will she and Seth rocket out of the friendzone at last? There’s only one way to find out…

You can find Camp Kiss on Goodreads. It is free to download on the Spencer Hill Contemporary website or you can buy it on Amazon .

camp boyfriendCamp Boyfriend (Camp Boyfriend #1)
by JK Rock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Category: Young Adult

Blurb:
The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.

They said it couldn’t be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren’s nerves and she can’t wait to return to summer camp where she’s valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she’s broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn’t even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.

But Matt isn’t giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn’t really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she’s more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren’s friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she’s changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?

You can find Camp Boyfriend on Goodreads

You can buy Camp Boyfriend here:
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Tens Lists

– Top ten favourite movies

Joanne: Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee version), Picnic, Room with a View, This Property is Condemned, Silver Linings Playbook, Shawshank Redemption, Steel Magnolias, The Thomas Crown Affair, Notorious, and- seasonal favorites- Scrooge with Albert Finney

Karen:  Titanic, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet (Baz Loreman version), Rent, Phantom of the Opera,  A Walk to Remember, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Bridget Jones Diary, Juno, Edward Scissorhands, The Notebook.

– Top ten favourite books

Joanne: Wuthering Heights, The Woman in White, Name of the Rose, Pride and Prejudice, Nobody’s Baby But Mine, Charming the Prince, Before I Fall, Mists of Avalon, The Once and Future King, Lord of the Rings

 

Karen:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Song of Ice and Fire Series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, Before I Fall, Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Hunger Games Series, The Lord of the Rings Series, Gone Girl, Mortal Instruments Series

– Top ten favourite foods

Joanne: Stone crab, Lobster, Alaskan King Crab (sensing a theme??), Steamed Clams, Chicken Wing Dip, Creme Brulee, my mother-in-law’s German Chocolate Cake, Karen’s Chicken Parmesean, warm homemade bread, scones

Karen:  Pizza- Brooklyn style, Chicken Wings, Quesadillas, Nachos, My Nonna’s Chicken Parmesan (which I copy- thanks for the shout out, Joanne J), Fried Zucchini, Poutine (french fries smothered in gravy and cheese- it’s a Canadian thing J), Friendly’s Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Sundae (5 scoop!), Rum Cake, my mother-in-law’s, Black-and-White Cookie, Kettle Corn… hmmm… not very high brow!

– Top ten favourite drinks

Joanne: Margarita, Amaretto Sour, Good Amaretto straight, gingerbread latte, my own espresso, hot cinnamon and ginger tea, Karen’s husband’s pina coladas (a million calories, I’m sure), a good Barbera, a simple Chianti, but nothing beats ice cold water on a hot day

Karen: Cherry Coke, Cranberry Sierra Mist, Sunny D, Friendly’s Chocolate Fribbles, McDonald’s Strawberry Extra Thick Shakes (with the whip cream and cherry), Iced Mocha Latte, Caramel Macchiatto, Frozen Margarita, Strawberry Daquiri, Pina Colada, Anything Tropical Served in a Coconut with an Umbrella J

– What are 10 items on your bucket list?

Joanne: See the Mediterranean, rent a house abroad for at least a month, take a girls only road trip, visit the British Museum, train trip through Canadian Rockies, plant a fabulous garden at least once, walk through Florence, take a literature class with a brilliant professor at a famous university, buy a beautiful handbag, learn how to cook one truly amazing dish

Karen: Meet Johnny Depp, be an extra in one of the Mortal Instruments, Divergent or Hunger Games movies, get a novel critique from John Green, scuba dive and get to see whales, dolphins, or turtles underwater, write a book that becomes a movie, voice an animated character, stay in a real castle, live in Italy for a year, stay in one of those bungalows over the water in Bora Bora, travel to a country in need and spend a year helping- building homes, digging wells, teaching in a school, anything.

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Sisters in law Joanne and Karen Rock write Young Adult books under the pseudonym J.K. Rock. They bonded on a set of bleachers, watching their respective Rock boyfriends play baseball, and later, as young wives married into the same big family. Today, they have fun reliving teen drama on the pages of their YA books in their ongoing Camp Boyfriend series, which reviewers have noted for its authentic treatment of navigating relationships and self-identity. Individually, Joanne and Karen write adult romance books for Harlequin. Joanne is a three-time RITA Award nominee and Golden Heart winner. Her books have been reprinted in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty different languages. Karen’s debut romance, WISH ME TOMORROW, has garnered critical acclaim for its sensitive portrayal of a cancer survivor’s journey. You can learn more about their upcoming projects and previous releases at http://jkrock.net

You can find JK Rock here:
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Series website
Joanne’s Twitter
Karen’s Twitter
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There are two blitz wide giveaways!
One of the giveaways is US Only, here is what you can win: signed copies of J. Lynn’s FRIGID, Kimberly Sabatini’s TOUCHING THE SURFACE, J.K. Rock’s CAMP BOYFRIEND, journal, chinese lantern, pen, stickers, assorted bookmarks, friendship bracelets, Camp Boyfriend pen and mini-flashlight and Bath and Body Works Triple Moisture Cream in Aruba Coconut.
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Ten Things that You didn’t know about V.C. Repetto featuring The Tearings

Ten Things that You didn’t know about V.C. Repetto featuring The Tearings


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From the moment the black vans appear to take the sick away, Maya knows there is something wrong. She seems to be the only one to question the sudden disappearances at school and the masks everyone is forced to wear to keep from catching the new disease spreading through the entire United States. Even when word of the new “healing centers” reaches the public, no one dares to ask what is happening.

 

Title: The Tearings

Author: V.C. Repetto

Genre: Young Adult Dysopian

Publisher: Evernight Teen

 

Blurb:

But when Maya catches the disease, the one they call The Tearings, and is taken to one of these centers along with her mother, the truth becomes all too clear. She is separated from her family and forced to work, becoming one of the more fortunate ones who is not sent to the testing wings. Bullied by the guards to the point of death, she meets David Summers, the enigmatic young Captain who appears to loathe his position of power in the camp and who seems as drawn to Maya as she is to him.

When Maya suddenly becomes the disease’s only survivor, she must put her trust on David to find a way to escape the camp and get the truth, and the cure coursing through her veins, out to the world.

Top ten things you don’t know about me:

1. Cotton or Silk?

Cotton. Silk can get a bit frustrating with all the slipperiness.

2.  Champagne/beer/wine?

Wine, preferably red. Although, really, champagne would be fine, too. You wouldn’t happen to have a glass of any of those on you, right?

3.  Plotter/pantser

A bit of both, actually. I usually take the time to write down names, settings, ages, that kind of thing, but I don’t plot entire scenes beforehand. The few times I’ve tried that, my characters yelled “mutiny!” and did their own thing, anyway, so I don’t bother with getting everything planned out.

4.  Describe your workspace

It’s a big desk facing a window. Nothing fancy and I don’t even have a great view, but it is, usually, quiet, which is my main requirement when writing.

5.  Sports fan or just tolerate it?

I am not a sports fan and I don’t really tolerate it, either. My household tends to be a “sports free zone”. My whole family is that way, so I was brought up without any sense that sports were anything but screaming matches and opportunities to get drunk on beer.

6.  Who is your biggest influence on writing?

I would have to say Stephen King. I am just a huge horror fan and the way he gets into characters’ heads is incredible.

7.  Favorite food –

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (I almost wrote “Jekyll” sandwiches, which would be…quite interesting, if a bit on the cannibalistic side.)

 8.  When did you start writing?

Just a few years ago, while I was going through one of my bouts of severe depression. I was trying to find something that would pull me out of it and I latched onto writing. Haven’t stopped since.

9.  If money were no object, where would you like to live?

Somewhere in the British Isles, miles and miles away from civilization. Now, if I could live anywhere at all, fictional or not, I’d choose to live in the world of Doctor Who, traveling around in the Tardis. A bit on the dangerous side, I know, since companions tend to be captured every second and a half, but it would be terribly exciting.

10.  What’s next for you?

I am having another young adult novel published in a couple of months (you can check my webpage for details when I have more of them) and, of course, I’m starting to work on the sequel to The Tearings.

Author Bio:

When not planning how to survive the next plague and/or apocalypse, V.C. Repetto likes to submerge herself in as many Victorian Gothic novels as she can find. It is quite a fun place, her head, between all the moldy lace and gas masks. She is an avid quilter and cross-stitcher, who longs one day to buy a weaving loom. V.C. Repetto lives in house much too small for all her pets.

Website: http://vcrepetto.wix.com/vcrepetto

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vc.repetto

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VCRepetto

Author Interview w/Heather Van Fleet

Author Interview w/Heather Van Fleet


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Giveaway:   Heather is doing a Tour wide giveaway of 5 ebooks of A Long Time Coming  and a $25 Amazon GC.
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A Long Time Coming

By

Heather Van Fleet

Contemporary New Adult Novel

From Sunshine Press, 266 pages

Blurb:

Abigail Orson has a problem. A love problem to be precise; and she has absolutely no idea how to go about fixing it.

For years now, she has been chasing her best friend’s brother—demanding things from him that he’s never wanted to give. For one? A real relationship that surpasses well beyond that dreaded ‘just friends’ zone. You see, David Anderson is her idea of perfection to a T. The one and only guy who has ever had the ability to make her heart beat faster; make her toes curl with the simple blink of his long, girly lashes. But David is also a recovering amputee, and the only thing he really wants from Abigail is to be left alone. Abigail is a fighter though, and losing the one guy who has ruined her for every other is no longer an option.

A guy with one leg who has lost his motivation to live—to love—to actually be a man. David believes he’s a waste of space. If only the beautiful girl of his unattainable dreams would get that through her perfect, blonde, stubborn head! He’s not the right guy for Abigail. He’ll never be worthy of what she deserves. However, staying away is almost impossible, especially when he’s just as in love with her as she is with him. But Abigail has a life ahead of her, one that’s definitely livable without a nineteen–year–old gimp like him holding her down. What makes her want to stick around is beyond questionable to David’s mind.

Choices will be made. Lines will be drawn. And together, they will face challenges that nobody saw coming. David and Abigail may have had almost fourteen years to fall in love, but the thing is, timing and love have never exactly worked in their favor.

It has been years in the making, and definitely A Long Time Coming for David and Abigail. Let’s hope they don’t screw it up before they actually have the chance to get it right…

A Long Time Coming

Buy links:

Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/376721

All Romance Ebooks – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-alongtimecoming-1343646-149.html

Sunshine Press – http://sunshinepressbooks.com/shop/a-long-time-coming-by-heather-van-fleet/

Amazon  –  http://www.amazon.com/Long-Time-Coming-Perfect-Timing-ebook/dp/B00GLRP89E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1384206327&sr=8-4&keywords=Heather+van+fleet

Barnes & Noble  –  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-long-time-coming-heather-van-fleet/1117368951?ean=2940149087785

Book Trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQKcgfuqZVU

Excerpt :

She spun around, nibbling on her lip, grabbing both of his hands as she pulled him slowly along with her. Her eyes were so focused and shiny that he barely remembered his own name, let alone what he was about to say.

“No crutches, David.”

They made it to the edge of the floor, just as the tempo of the music slowed, to that of a seductive, rhythmic beat. She pulled his hands towards her, and he took that non–verbal command, wrapping his arms around her waist. His fingers knew just what to do, settling into the curves of her body right above her perfect ass. Those damn traitorous body parts had a mind of their own.

“I won’t let you fall…” she whispered in his ear, running her fingers through the back of his hair like a vixen who he wanted to steal away forever, only, though, so he could lock her up with him in the backseat of her car again.

Shit …it wasn’t the fear of falling that worried him. Oh no…it was the fear of never wanting to let her go again.

Top ten things you don’t know about me:

1. Cotton or Silk?

Cotton… I feel all sorts of old saying that J

2.  Champagne/beer/wine?

Champagne, especially with OJ. HUGE mimosa fan here.

3.  Plotter/pantser

Panster, no doubt on that one.

4.  Describe your workspace

I work all over. The couch, my bed, my kitchen table lately. Starbucks is also a big work area for me as well. I’m a diverse like that. My entire last novel was written at my kitchen table. But as long as I have a straw to chew on (yes, you read that right, a straw) then I can write just about anywhere anymore. Which is a relief because I used to only be able to write at SB’s.

5.  Sports fan or just tolerate it?

Depends on the sport. Football is about the only thing I’ll watch. Everything else kind of puts me to sleep.

6.  Who is your biggest influence on writing?

Hmm, such a tough question. I look up to a lot of people when it comes to my writing. Some I talk to on a daily basis, some I fan girl over at conventions and such. Jennifer Armentrout, Karen Y. Bynum, Kelly Gendron are probably my three of my biggest influences in the writing world right now.

7.  Favorite food –

Oh I have way too many to count, so I’m cheating and saying several. Spaghetti, cheese Danishes from Starbucks, pizza, and steak salads from Chipotle. I take my food very serious. J

8.  When did you start writing?

I started about three years ago after my youngest was born. Haven’t stopped since.

9.  If money were no object, where would you like to live?

Probably in the same town I do now, just in a bigger house. Unless of course I could take my entire extended family with me. If that was the case, I’d probably say Hawaii. J
10.  What’s next for you?

Writing wise, I’m kind of in between projects right now. I just finished up a young adult contemporary and am currently on an agent hunt for it. I’m doing Twitter contests and such, taking my time until I can figure out where I go next.

In the fall of 2014 I’ll have another new adult book released—entitled Finding Her Way Back—with the fabulous publishing house, Swoon Romance. I’m also hoping to have the last book in my paranormal trilogy finished up come January…but we shall see. J

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Midwestern native Heather Van Fleet lives in a small town on the Iowa/Illinois border. She’s a wife to her hubby–and high school sweet heart–Chris, as well as a mom to her three little girls, Kelsey, Emma and Bella. When she’s not obsessing over her fictional book characters, cooking dinner, or running around chasing her crazy kiddos, you can usually find her with her head stuck in her Kindle, sucking down White Chocolate Mochas like they’re water.

Author Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18365239-a-long-time-coming

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorheatherpowell

Twitter @HLVanFleet

Website: www.heathervanfleet.com

Happy Release Day to Livia Jamerlan and Divided!


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Title: Divided

Author: Livia Jamerlan

Release Date: December 3, 2013

Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets

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Synopsis

Alani LaBelle has it all. A great job, amazing friends, and a loving fiancé. Traveling to Las Vegas for her bachelorette party, she never expects to come across someone who rocks her world the way Ryan Kraft does. Though they only share a few hours together, the connection she feels with him is undeniable. Thinking that her feelings for him may be old feet she brushes it off and attempts to focus on her fiancé and their impending nuptials.

Heartbroken by her fiancé only days before their wedding, she finds herself needing to escape, needing to hide from reality. Though Alani knows that Ryan lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she never thought their paths would cross again while she is there.

Their friendship changes to something more with a good night kiss. Needing to be with Ryan, she leaves her old life in New Jersey behind and moves halfway across the country. As they journey together in a new relationship Alani has to adapt to life in a new city, new job, as well as dealing with Ryan’s ex-girlfriend Stephanie, who is waiting for the perfect moment to get Ryan back.

But will her fiancé let Alani walk away from him without a fight? Will Alani’s love for Ryan be enough for her to stay with him through turmoil? Or will Stephanie’s secret tear them apart?

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Excerpt

“Ally baby please. I fucked up but please, I can do better. Please forgive me.” He begged

“Marco, there is nothing between us anymore. I’m done. We are done. Shouldn’t you be off with Trish somewhere?” Her name was like bile in my mouth.

“Ally it’s not like that with her, I was just scared.” I raised my hand to stop him; I didn’t want to go through this with him all over again.

“Stop. Just Stop. There is nothing between us anymore Marco, please just leave.” I swallowed back any tears that were threating to show. Stepping back I closed the door and leaned my back on it, slowly sliding down to the ground. Inhaling deep I tried to calm my nerves and heard the flower arrangement being placed on the ground as Marco spoke.

“I know you can still hear me Ally, and I want you to know that I’ll never give up on us. Never! You hear me? I fucked up. I know I did but I love you.” As the tears dripped from my eyes I wiped them away as quickly as I could. I wasn’t crying because I was sad. I was just so tired of repeating the past five years in my head and seeing it end like this.

“Marco, please just leave me alone.” I shouted from behind the door

“I’ll always fight for you. I’ll find a way to make you mine again. Mark my words Alani, you will spend the rest of your life with me.”

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About the Author

Livia

Livia Jamerlan is a hopeless romantic she is always looking for her next love story to pop in her head. Though Livia kept a journal throughout her early life, she never thought about pursuing a career in writing, she always used it as form of therapy, pouring her heart out into words. It wasn’t until a story developed in her head that she decided that maybe she could write a book. At first it was just an escape from reality but now she use it as a power to put all her feelings, hopes, and fears on paper. Deciding it was time to tell her story she began to write, with each passing day the story grew, characters we formed, and what seemed like a hobby at first has now become a passion for Livia.

When Livia is not writing she is spending time with her husband and their two dogs, she might also be curled up with a new book, or she is out traveling the country to support indie authors at their book signings.

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