10 February 2014

Hey everyone! Welcome to the second day in a week long event - Heartbreakers Blog Tour!

Over the next week I'll be one of SEVEN blogs featuring a bunch of amazing authors and their characters throughout.

Today, day #2 I have -

Janet Gurtler & Christine Duval!!!

Please be sure to come back and check out each day during the week for more chances to WIN!

Title: 16 Things I Thought Were True
Author: Janet Gurtler
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire, 304 Pages (March 4th 2014)
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Pre-order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

Synopsis: Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue

When Morgan's mom gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one—until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought...

Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue

Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty sweet...in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?

5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue

With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She's not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend...and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can't imagine living without.

About the Author:

Janet lives near the Canadian Rockies with her husband and son and a little dog named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “eh” a lot.

Find Janet Online:

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Interview -

Let’s play two Lies and one truth - #thingsIthoughtweretrue style. While growing up, or even yesterday what are TWO lies and one truth and see if we can figure out the truth.

I recently applied to be the editor of a lifestyles magazine in the town I live in.
I love red licorice. When I was younger, I was a competitive swimmer.

I’m looking forward to “meeting” your character Adam. What would be his ideal Valentine’s Day date?

Adam is a cute nerdy boy. He’s the kind of guy who would really pay attention to a girl and do something really unique that appeals to what she really likes. He notices details. I think for Valentine’s Day he would do take a girl on a gorgeous scenic hike, and bring along a delicious picnic lunch, (which includes chocolate). This would involve a deeply satisfying conversation and lots of kissing. Plus he’d give his date a really gushy card with something touching and personal written inside, along with a charm bracelet with a girl’s favorite activity as a charm. In Morgan’s case, he’d give her a charm of an iPhone. :)

Title: Positively Mine (Freshman Forty #1)
Author: Christine Duval
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark (December 19th 2013)
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Order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Amazon UK

Synopsis: It is four weeks into her freshman year of college, and Laurel’s first test was unexpected. Discovering she’s pregnant isn’t exactly what she had planned for her first semester, and while she intends to tell her emotionally-distant father, being away at school makes it all too easy to hide.

An imperfect heroine plagued by bad choices and isolated during what should be the best time of her life, readers are sure to identify with Laurel as she confronts teen pregnancy, in secret.

About the Author:

Christine Duval is an author and freelance writer who lives in New Jersey with her guitar-playing husband and two children. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, New Jersey's Women Who Write, and the Authors Guild. When not creating fictional characters, she writes for an upscale real estate company and has overseen online content and social media for several well-known magazines.

Find Christine Online:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Interview -

If you could sit down and have a before and after discussion with your character Laurel, what would words of advice would you say to her before she found out she was pregnant and what would you tell her after she found out?

This is a good one. Well, I would tell her to get herself some birth control before doing what she did! But since she did it anyway, and ends up pregnant, I would tell her exactly what every other person told her throughout the story: tell her father; tell the baby’s father; stop hiding. There were several points when I was writing Laurel’s story when I wanted to reach into my computer and slap some sense into her.

And what do you hope readers take away from Laurels story?

I never set out to write a pregnancy story but more a coming of age story with a main character who just happens to be pregnant. In many ways, Laurel could have been hiding anything but the pregnancy just worked so perfectly with a typical college calendar. Is it a cautionary tale about teen pregnancy? Some reviewers have made that statement but if it comes across that way, it wasn’t intentional. My goal when creating this was to write a good story with characters who are real and flawed and who make mistakes but are still likeable. It’s a book about growing up, forgiveness, moving on. I hope people walk away feeling good, connected to the characters, and the story.

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