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NEW RELEASE! A funny, sexy #summerread from Nebraska: The Good Life


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Author’s Note: Contains both shorts The Bird Day Battalion and The V-Day Aversion as well as the full length novel The Good Life.

Genre: Contemporary Romance> Romantic Comedy.

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“The Good Life”

 

Detective Kyle Anderson is a man of simple tastes and reasonably low expectations. Give him a juicy steak and no homicides, and he’d call it good. When his sister Katelyn got engaged to his best friend Dominic, he’d figured the worst of the unnecessary drama in his life was over. But that was before Dom’s free-spirited, twig-eating, exasperating sister Demetria came back to Nebraska and completely hijacked the planning of the wedding, starting with inviting Dom’s ex-wife Isabel. Now Kate’s so determined to prove Isabel is up to no good that she insists Kyle date her to keep her away from Dom. Soon Kyle is so knee deep in Anderson-Valentini dramatics, he’s thinking of changing his name and moving to Tibet. If he could just get Demi the impossibly sexy granola-flake off his mind long enough to do it…

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Enter to win a paperback copy (ENDS JULY 1!!):

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The following are two excerpts from the novel,

one you can listen to, and one you can read:

Excerpt #2:

“I can’t stay with you!”

“Why not? It’s not like we didn’t start the evening in bed together. All joking aside, I’m not in the habit of molesting my girlfriends while they sleep.”

“Kyle! That’s not—Err…” Demi growled, flailing her hands as she paced. “How—I mean why—I just…” she stopped and drew in a large breath. “How did you go from thinking I’m an idiot to deciding to hound me for a relationship?”

“Correction, I have never thought you’re an idiot. I think you are the farthest thing from an idiot. You are an intelligent, successful woman with an incomprehensible hatred of bacon who occasionally pretends to be a flake. Hence the nickname granola-flake. Which is way worse than actually being an idiot.”

She huffed.

“That’s my point though. Underneath all this,” she waved her hands again. “…is still that undercurrent of disapproval from you.”

“So change my mind. You’ve already proved me wrong on one major thing. I’m more open minded than you give me credit for. You seem determined to still see me as a narrow-minded bigot. This is a two-way street, woman,” Kyle growled.

“What was that one thing?” she asked, blinking in consternation.

“Let’s put it this way… I can tell when a woman hasn’t had a lot of sexual experience. Either that or you have shitty ass taste in men who are selfish in bed. But you deliberately cultivate this flower child, free love, come-and-get-it, sex goddess persona.”

Her mouth worked for several seconds. “I have too had a lot of sex!” She cringed and looked side to side, then spoke in a lower tone, “I mean, not a lot…but plenty.” Of course, most of it had been in the same calendar year, but he didn’t need to know that.

“So shitty taste, then,” he shrugged. “Alright, fine. Mystery solved.”

“Uh,” she huffed. “What’s that say about you?”

“Nothing, since I picked you.”

“No, you didn’t.”

“Yes, I did. I am currently the only person in this relationship who’s done any conscious picking.”

“We are not in a relationship!”

“Says who?”

“You are a maddening man…” she replied, utterly flabbergasted. “It takes two people to be in a relationship. You can’t just wake up one morning and decide you’re going to be with someone.”

“Sure you can. Technically speaking, it was you who made the first move.”

“No, I didn’t!”

“I guess that’s just how us Andersons roll. When we decide to do something, or change our minds about something and go in a different direction we just…” Kyle skipped his hands together, making a clapping sound, “…do it. Some, like Kate, take forever to get to that decision, but there’s no hesitancy on the course of action once the decision’s been made.”

Demi narrowed her eyes, mouth slightly parted. “You wouldn’t be saying that if you’d participated in any of the wedding planning with her.”

“That has never been about doubting her decision to marry Dominic and everything about Kate’s bad habit of trying to please everyone even knowing it is simply not possible to please everyone at the same time,” he said, then stood up and grabbed her again, scooping her off her feet.

She gasped and reflexively grabbed his shoulders. He sat back down on the chair and tucked her head with his again.

She sighed with a sudden realization, “You’re just trying to distract me, aren’t you?”

He smiled at her, “Maybe. A little bit.”

She reached up and gently traced his swollen lip again then laid her head back against his shoulder.

“That’s what boyfriends do,” he continued.

She laughed and smacked his chest, “Are not.”

“She says while sitting on my lap… hours after having exchanged bodily fluids—”

“Stop!” she laughed and smacked him again.

He chuckled and squeezed her.

“Thank you,” she whispered after a moment.

He answered with another kiss to her head. She was willing to admit the ‘solid, dependable type’ did have its benefits.

She sighed and squeezed him back. “You’re a good man, Kyle Anderson.”

“Eh, I’m alright,” Kyle kissed her again. “I just wanted to let you know… I mean, I try to ease my girlfriends into this, but… my family’s sort of insane. Just so you know.”

She laughed so hard she started crying, and that seemed so silly that it made her laugh some more. He rocked her a bit and it wasn’t long before she dozed off again, held tight in his arms.

–The Good Life © 2014 by Genevieve Dewey, All Rights Reserved.

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A little About the Author (Me!):

Genevieve lives in Nebraska with her husband and three children. She has a Master’s Degree in Anthropology and a passion for reading, writing, and research. Her favorite subjects are organized crime, anthropology, and Chicago where her family is from (she still hasn’t quite forgiven them for leaving). Her books include:

The Downey Trilogy

First, I Love You

Second of All

Third Time’s The Charm

Dom & Kate

The Bird Day Battalion

The V-Day Aversion

The Good Life

 

Feel free to connect with me online:

Twitter: @GenevieveDewey

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Here’s a peek at the characters from The Good Life (coming soon!)…


So, sometimes as a writer you see models or actors who remind you of the characters you have in your head. Here are some who remind me of the characters from the Dom & Kate romances. I hope their agents don’t sue me, that would be sad for them as I’m very poor. ;p

dom4 Dominic Valentini, football coach and PE instructor, former professional football player, loves socializing, sports of all varieties, doing anything with an element of danger, and everything about Kate Anderson. Mama’s boy with a bit of a temper.

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 kate Katelyn Anderson, archaeologist, works part-time for the Midwest Archaeological Center, and part-time for the Nebraska State Museum. Homebody, loves reading, museums, science specials on TV, and running. The family pacifist and people pleaser, she avoids confrontation “the way everyone else avoids paying taxes”.

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demi Demetria Valentini, outspoken vegetarian who makes occasional exceptions for cheese and eggs, pagan gift shop owner, created her own body-care line, prides herself on being a professional free-spirit. Loves Star Wars, hiking, and provoking reactions from people just for fun.

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kyleKyle Anderson, police detective, moderately conservative Catholic, loves bacon, dark beer, hockey, and no drama. Especially no drama. One of five siblings from a family that’s “made an Olympic sport out of having children” as his partner Tommy says. More outgoing than his twin sister, Kate Anderson, but leagues less adventurous than his best friend Dom Valentini.

 

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Share #TheGoodLife for a chance to get a personalized postcard!


In case you were unaware, The Good Life  is a full length novel coming soon featuring the characters from my popular short romance  The Bird Day Battalion.

I am aiming for a June 2014 release date. The paperback of The Good Life will contain both short stories as well, which will be the first time in print for those eBooks!

You can stay up to date by following this website (if you aren’t already!) and “liking” the Facebook page for the book.

In FACT, that brings me to the point of this post.

Everyone who likes the new Facebook page, or shares the new Facebook page on their wall, or reblogs this post to help spread the word about that shiny new cover I’m about to show you, all of you will be entered to win a postcard with a personalized greeting from me! On March 1st, I will draw 20 names and send you a Good Life postcard! (And yes, I’m happy to send postcards overseas.)

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[Please note, should your name be drawn I will need to contact you for an address, so please be accessible.]

Oh, the cover?

Yeah, alright… Ahem:

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(Background photo of Griffith Prairie in Nebraska © Sarah Bailey)

Here’s a very brief rundown of what you can expect in “The Good Life”:

Detective Kyle Anderson is a man of simple tastes and reasonably low expectations. Give him a steak, taters, and no homicides, and he’d call it a good day. When his sister Katelyn got engaged to his best friend Dominic Valentini, he’d figured the worst of the unnecessary drama in his life was over. But that was before Dom’s free-spirited, twig-eating, exasperating sister Demetria swooped in from Colorado and completely hijacked the planning of the wedding. Demi, ever the provocateur, decided it would be a good idea to invite Dom’s ex-wife Isabel to town for an extended visit, and now Kate is demanding that Kyle romance Isabel to keep her away from Dom. Kyle agrees to do it for two reasons; one, it irritates Demi, and two, Isabel is hotter than asphalt in July. Hardly a hardship. Now, if only he could get Demi-the-granola-flake off his back (and mind) long enough to do it…

And Dom, you might ask? Well, he just wants to marry the love of his life. First he has to figure out why Kate was acting so odd, why his ex-wife was all but stalking him, and most inexplicable of all, why his sister and best man couldn’t seem to keep their hands off each other.

In other words, just your typical day in Nebraska…

#Asmsg #Bynr Nov═►Last week to win a paperback copy of Third Time’s The Charm!


This is the last week to enter the Goodreads Giveaway of Third Time’s The Charm  (open to US, UK, and Canada)!

Please click on the cover below to be taken to the Giveaway and enter to win one of THREE paperbacks!!

While you’re there, please add the book to your To Read list, because EVERYONE who is entered in the giveaway and added the book to their To-Read shelf has a chance to win 1 of 10 digital copies of Third Time’s The Charm! After Goodreads picks their three winners, I will randomly pick TEN more winners, and message you via your Goodreads account for your free digital version.

(Please remember it is necessary to read First, I Love You and Second of All prior to Third Time’s The Charm.)

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Ends November 15th!

As always, thank you for your support!

#Asmsg #Bynr Nov═►Want a chance to win a signed copy of Third Time’s The Charm?


The last week or so I have put a great deal of thought into how wonderful my fans are. And I’m not talking about my family and friends who happen to be fans of my writing, I’m talking about perfect strangers who take the time to tweet me, send inboxes, or write a review. It amazes me and fills me with deep gratitude.

SO, I have changed my Goodreads Giveaway of Third Time’s The Charm to include my Canadian and UK fans. Please click on the cover to be taken to the Giveaway and enter to win one of THREE signed paperbacks (while you’re there please add the book to your To Read list, or rate it if you’ve already read it!):

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Ends November 15th!

As always, thank you for your support!

REMINDER! Tons of Downey Trilogy book deals going on! Links inside! #asmg #Oct═►


There are numerous opportunities to win some books (including all THREE of The Downey Trilogy!) in October!

I am having a sale at Amazon on the Kindle version of First, I Love You (ends October 7th!) for only $.99. If you already have it, you can always gift it to a friend. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle App for your iPad, Phone, or computer.

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Giveaways:

First, For The Love of Fiction offers an opportunity to win an eBook pair of First, I Love You and Second of All (Downey 1&2).

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Ends October 8th!!

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Second, the Great Pumpkin Escape Giveaway organized by bestselling romance author RL Mathewson. In that giveaway you have an opportunity to win a signed paperback of First, I Love You complete with swag pack.

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You can also enter via my Facebook page!

Ends October 24th!

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Third, I’ve created a Rafflecopter to give you a chance to win one of two signed paperbacks:

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Ends October 13th.

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Last, but of course not least, please head over to Goodreads and add Third Time’s The Charm to your To Read list, then enter the giveaway to win one of THREE signed paperbacks:

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Ends November 15th!

As always, thank you for your support!

LOVE The Downey Trilogy? Want to win a signed copy? Step inside little fly…


Just a reminder of the opportunities you have to win a signed copy of The Downey Trilogy books!

1) The Great Pumpkin Escape Giveaway organized by bestselling romance author RL Mathewson offers an opportunity to win one signed paperback of First, I Love You complete with swag pack.

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You can also enter via my Facebook page!

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2) I’ve created a Rafflecopter to give you a chance to win one of TWO signed paperbacks of Second of All:

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You have several options to pad your entry, and remember, if you’ve already liked these Facebook pages, all you have to do is choose that option and it enters you! You can also choose the ‘tweet about this giveaway’ daily.

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3) I’ve listed a Giveaway at Goodreads! You have an opportunity to win one of THREE signed copies of Third Time’s The Charm!  Please, while you are there, add it to your “To Read” list if you haven’t already. 🙂

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And GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?!?!

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First, I Love You the Kindle version will be ON SALE for only $.99 the first week of October at Amazon!! No, for real. Because I love you.

Bookmark the link http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FZKTOO until then.

If you’ve already bought the Kindle version, this would be a great gift to give someone else! How often can you buy a friend a whole novel for a dollar?!

Best of luck to you all!

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Countdown to Third Time’s The Charm: Want to win a book or two?


There are going to be numerous opportunities to win some books (mine included!) in the next month and a half before Third Time’s the Charm is released.

First, ending JUST in time for the release of Third Time’s The Charm, is the Great Pumpkin Escape Giveaway organized by bestselling romance author RL Mathewson. In that giveaway you have an opportunity to win a signed paperback of First, I Love You complete with swag pack.

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You can also enter via my Facebook page!

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Second of All (*grin*), every month For The Love of Fiction, a group I am happy to work with on a regular basis, hosts a giveaway via Facebook starting the first day of the month and running a week. You have an opportunity to win an eBook pair of First, I Love You and Second of All (Downey 1&2) by entering that giveaway. The next one will start October 1st, but hop on over and “like” their page so you don’t miss out. Even if you don’t win my books you could find a new author you love just as much if not more (*gasp* Blasphemy!).

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But what if I want to win a paperback copy of Second of All, you ask?

I’ve created a Rafflecopter to give you a chance to win one of two signed paperbacks (ending October 13th):

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You have several options to pad your entry, and remember, if you’ve already liked these Facebook pages, all you have to do is choose that option and it enters you! You can also choose the ‘tweet about this giveaway’ daily.

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Last, but of course not least, please head over to Goodreads and add Third Time’s The Charm to your To Read list. As soon as I get my paperback ISBN I will list a giveaway for that book! 🙂

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And don’t forget, periodically I will be having contests and whatnot on my Facebook page for postcards, giftcards, etc.

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A little of dis, a little of dat, giveaways, interviews and reviews, oh my! #ASMSG |


There are MULTIPLE opportunities for you to get your hands on a copy of First, I Love You and/or Second of All going on right now!

For the Love Of Fiction Giveaway

(I’m giving away an eBook pair of FILY & SoA–ENDS 6/7)

Seductive Romance Reviews Giveaway

(I’m giving away a signed paperback of FILY with swag–ENDS 6/30)

Literati Literature Lovers Downey Blog Tour Giveaway

(I’m giving away 10 ebooks of FILY, 10 eBooks of SoA–ENDS 6/9)

In addition to the Giveaway, the book tour will be providing book excerpts, Q&A, reviews and more! Check out what’s gone down so far:

June 3, 2013

Confession of a Book Heaux

A Q&A with me:

Tell me why you love Chicago so much! It’s apparent that you have such a love for that city in your books.

My whole family is originally from there! I have very fond memories of visiting my grandparents there before they retired. I loved hearing stories my dad would tell me of his family and when he and my mom were in college at Elmhurst… Read MORE here

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Book Reviews & More by Kathy

Another Q&A with me:

If you could describe The Downey Series in three words what would they be?

Three! Have you met me? I could never be so concise. Alright: It’s about love. (contractions don’t count right? ;P)… Read MORE here

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Rose’s Book Blog

Another Q&A with me:

Which of your characters would you like to meet in person and why?

Mickey Downey. He is, hands down, the most fun to write character I have in my head. He’s so many incongruent things at once and I think it would be fun to have a philosophical debate with him. Over a glass of whiskey in a jam jar, naturally.

AND a 4/5 Star Review for First, I Love You:

“I’ve never seen anything done like this book before and I thoroughly enjoyed it, unable to put it down and reading the entire night until I was done with it.” Read MORE here And Rose will be reviewing Second of All when she gets a chance. YAY!

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Cruising Susan’s Book Reviews

Susan reviewed BOTH First, I Love You and Second of All and gave them a

 5/5 Star Review:

“I would recommend the Downey Trilogy to anyone that loves a mixture of genre’s all wrapped up in one story.  The characters’ relationships with each other are explosive and there is not one moment that lacked interest while I was reading.” Read MORE here

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Truly Simply Pink

A 4.5/5 Star Review of First, I Love You:

“The characters have quickly become favorites of mine and when that happens I tend to revisit them…that makes me happy that there is a second book!” Read MORE here Kimberly will be reviewing Second of All as well!

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Penelope Jones

A 5/5 Star Review of First, I Love You

“Show me romance weaved into in-depth multi-layered twists and turns, and I will tell you that you have a hit on your hands.” Read MORE here

A 5/5 Star Review of Second of All with an exclusive James & Kiki excerpt!

“The author Genevieve Dewey takes you to the heart of Chicago, and deposits you in the middle of the Downey family. The Godfather meets Romance, that’s how I would describe this book. Each character is unique and quirky, and I feel it allowed the reader to step into one or more of the characters shoes, and walk their path.” Read MORE here

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June 4, 2013

Stories and Swag

A Fantastic Review of First, I Love You

“This story was full of twists and turns, making it completely unpredictable. The plot hooked and held my attention the entire time. Combining all the elements of a detective novel, a gangster novel, a mystery, a romance and family saga drama, First I Love You is the complete package.” Read MORE here

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Reading Bliss

A 4/5 Star Review of First, I Love You

“You get just enough background information to understand why the characters do what they do or act the way they do. The epilogue rounds things off well but it is still very much a cliff hanger that leaves you wanting more. Needless to say I absolutely can’t wait to read the next book…” Read MORE here

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Thomas Rydder

A handy dandy Promo Post with a list of links to the books, my social media hang outs and a link to the rafflecopter giveaway! Read MORE here

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June 5, 2013

ReadingRenee

A 5/5 Star Review of First, I Love You

“Jump in and enjoy this book. The author took a story and has tightly woven the fabric in a way that leaves you screaming where is book two . The next is Second of All and I am so excited to write about that one too. Even more excited is this is a debut. I can’t believe that it is not only a debut, but the book totally lives up to the description.” Read MORE here

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Ravishing Romances

A 4/5 Star Review of First, I Love You

“I did enjoy the fact that you don’t get to see one love interest story develop here, but three – that felt like a bonus.  I’ve never seen anything done like this book before and I thoroughly enjoyed it.” Read MORE here

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June 6, 2013

Learn some Fun Facts about Mickey & Kiki Downey at:

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Read “New Beginnings” A Tommy Flashback at:

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Tattooed Book Review

Enter the drawing to win my books at:

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June 7, 2013

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Check out Olga’s site for a great promo post of my books with some links to other reviews!!

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Book Fanatic

A 4/5 Star Review of First, I Love You

“This book is very unique.  I have never read a book where there are so  many point of views throughout the entire book… I love Kiki and how smart she is and very feisty.  I feel bad  for her because everybody thinks she is some dumb spoiled brat that has a gangster for a father.  She is nothing like people think.  When her and James meet there is some instant chemistry…Mickey may be a bad man and involved in many illegal activities but he was raised in this world, and it is all he has ever known.  His  love for Mary and Tommy is so sad.  He always loved them from a distance and never stopped loving Mary.” Read MORE here

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And last, but certainly not least, Literati Literature Lovers has an exclusive, never seen before today

Mickey and Mary Flashback!

 

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A SUPER HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE DOWNEY BLOG TOUR

(Hosted by Literati Literature Lovers)

REMINDER: First, I Love You & Second of All Giveaways ending SOON! #ASMSG |


You can enter the Goodreads giveaway  of First, I Love You until MAY 30th for a chance to win one of two copies along with a magnet, post card, and bookmark!

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You can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here or on Facebook until JUNE 3rd  to win a paperback of Second of All (4 runners up get an eBook of Second of All).

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