Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Showers of Books Giveaway Hop

The Showers of Books Giveaway Hop is hosted by Books a la Mode and I Am a Reader, Not a Writer

Since my two young adult novels both have weather-related titles and minor themes (I didn't plan it that way, it just sot of happened), I thought they'd be perfect for this giveaway.

One winner will have a chance to win an ebook of either BLUE SKY DAYS and/or WAITING FOR THE STORM.

A year after graduating from high school, nineteen-year-old Emma Ward feels lost. She has spent most of her life trying to please her frigid, miserable mother - studying hard, getting good grades, avoiding the whole teenage rebellion thing - and now she feels she has no identity beyond that. Because she spent so many years working hard and planning every moment of her life, she doesn't have any friends, has never had a boyfriend, and basically doesn't know who she is or what she really wants from life.
Working two part-time jobs to save money for college hasn't helped her make decisions about her future, so she decides it's time for a change. She leaves home to live with her free-spirited, slightly eccentric Aunt Daisy in a small town that makes Emma feel like she's stepped back in time.

When Emma meets Nicholas Shaw, everything changes - he's unlike anyone she's ever met before, the kind of guy she didn't even know existed in the 21st century. Carefree and spirited like Daisy, Nicholas teaches Emma to appreciate life, the beauty around her, and to just let go and live. Between Daisy and Nicholas, Emma feels like she belongs somewhere for the first time in her life, and realizes that you don't always need a plan - sometimes life steers you where you're meant to be.

Life is wonderful, an endless string of blue sky days, until Nicholas is diagnosed with cancer, and life changes once again for Emma in ways she never thought possible. Now it's time for her to help Nicholas the way he's helped her. Emma will have to use her newfound strength, and discover along the way if love really is enough to get you through.
Charlotte O’Dell knows this summer is going to suck. Her beloved mother just died, her sister hates her, and her dad has completely checked out. Fulfilling her mother’s final wish, the family heads to Angel Island for the summer to stay in a beach house her mother once loved.

After a year of being shut away taking care of her mother, Charlotte is numb and practically afraid of her own shadow; she hopes going to the island will give her the time and space she needs to begin healing, and an opportunity to bring her family back together. When she meets her mysterious neighbor, Ezra, it doesn’t take long for Charlotte to confess the issues she’s developed. Ezra begins giving Charlotte assignments to get over her fears, and although she accepts his tasks, all she really wants is to be with him. When she’s with Ezra, she’s able to forget the hollow ache in her heart and the fact that her family is falling apart. But Ezra has secrets…

Can Charlotte pull what’s left of her family together, mend her broken heart, and allow herself to fall for Ezra? Or is it all just a storm waiting to happen?

  • Open internationally
  • One winner will get their choice of an ebook of BLUE SKY DAYS or WAITING FOR THE STORM, or they can have both if they like. I have all e-formats, so the winner can choose which format they'd prefer.
  • Must be 16 or older, or have parental permission to enter
  • Winner will be contacted via email within 24 hours of giveaway closing, and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen 
  • Only entries in the Rafflecopter will count. You're welcome to leave a comment below (I do love comments!) but it doesn't count as an entry. Please don't leave personal information like your email address in the comments.

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Thank you for stopping by my post on this hop, and good luck! Be sure to check out the other great giveaways happening during the Showers of Books Giveaway Hop. 

1 comment:

  1. Boy o boy I wish I could make the time to participate in more of these challenges! Anywho, I stopped by to tell you that I nominated you for a blog award: Very Inspiring Blogger, because, well, you inspire me!

    My post about it is here:

    Feel free to participate or not, but know that I notice you!



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