Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Blog Tour/Giveaway & Author Interview for The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Book Title: The Replacement Crush
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Release Date: 9/6/2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Entangled TEEN

True love can’t be strategized.
After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.
But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.
Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

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Author Interview

If you found a genie, what would be your three wishes?

1.That I don’t need sleep, so I’ll have more
 time to read and write.
2.That chocolate has no calories and reading burns
 more calories than jogging.
3.World peace – I know it’s a Miss America answer but
 it’s true.  No more war and senseless killing and poverty.

What do you hope readers will take away from reading 
The Replacement Crush?

First, I hope people have fun reading it, that it makes them laugh and swoon. Beyond that, I hope readers take away the importance of standing up to bullies, and standing up to others when they’re being bullied or threatened. This is especially important in the male/female dynamic and if you read the book you know I feel very strongly about guys standing up for girls. 

Also, I hope readers enjoy the strong role that friendship plays in this book. Bromances, girl friendships, male/female friendships, unexpected friendships with others in your community (like senior citizens)- they’re all important and I hope all of my readers have at least one person who is always there for them. 

Finally I hope readers take away the importance of following your heart and trusting your intuition when it comes to romance. Good guys give you happy butterflies in your stomach, not stinging wasps.

When you start writing, do you already have an ending 
in mind, or do you just let the narrative 
go where it takes you?

Depends on the books. This book I knew the grand finale very early on, and it was fun writing to that destination. Other books I might not know exactly how it’s going to end, but I have a good idea of how my characters will grown and change, though sometimes they surprise me. 

What’s next for you? 
I’m working on more YA contemporaries for Entangled Teen, including more short romances for their Teen Crush ebook imprint and a longer print book that will release in print next August – 
my attempt at a Pride and Prejudice retelling.
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life's painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.
Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.

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Giveaway Information: 

One (1) winner will receive 
A signed copy of The Replacement Crush
Nerd glasses necklace
Signed poster 
Spock Funko Pop!

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