Author Spotlight & Giveaway:
Abbi Glines – Rosemary Beach & Sea Breeze Series
BookCrushin is extremely honored to have been chosen to participate in a 13 day author spotlight & giveaway! 13 bloggers were chosen to participate in a blogger – author speed dating event on Saturday, May 3rd at the Washington, DC Author Signing Event hosted by Lalone Marketing, and sponsored by SMI Book Club. I got about 4 minutes with each of the 13 authors and asked the same 3 questions to help give everyone a fun insight about each author in attendance! I had so much fun getting to know each author and collecting signatures and swag! Be sure to check out the event-wide giveaway – scroll all the way to the bottom to find out the schedule and try to check back every day until May 19th! Also, there were some blog specific giveaways so check out the previous posts (or click here). Be sure to show the authors love; add to your goodreads, purchase books & enter the giveaways!
Abbi Glines – 3 Questions
Abbi doesn’t even think about who her book crush is – she knows without a doubt that her fictional boyfriend will ‘always’ be Travis Maddox from the Beautiful series by Jamie McGuire. Travis has definitely melted a few hearts around the bookverse; it’s no surprise that he was one of the chosen with this group of romance authors interviewed.
When an author often gets mistaken for another, very popular romance author, sometimes you just have to embrace it, especially when you are a huge fan & have become friends with said author. That lovely & talented lady wrote some crush worthy books and it is fitting that Abbi wishes she wrote Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. She loves the series and when people mistake her for Colleen, she plays along for a little bit because it’s fun and doesn’t want to disappoint the fans and she definitely takes it as a compliment!
Abbi was quick to answer that ‘none’ of her real life stories are intertwined with her books. Which is shocking, because it seems that is the uncommon answer at this particular event. But then she remembers that a beta reader pointed out that a blog post she wrote about an incident her husband was involved in happened to be very, very similar to a scene about Dewayne Falco in Hold on Tight (Sea Breeze #8). She had no intention of writing this true story into her book, but it did happen.
Abbi was dynamic and so grateful for her fans! It was a real treat to meet & chat with her and now to try and conquer her massive catalog!
Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach #1, Too Far #1)
Category: New Adult, Mature, Contemporary Romance
Publication: December 14th, 2012
Purchase: Amazon, B&N
To want what you’re not supposed to have…
She is only nineteen.
She is his new stepfather’s daughter.
She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.
But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.
Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…
Blaire just may have fallen too far.
Please visit Abbi Glines Goodreads page for series reading order
& check out her extensive catalog of New Adult books!
Bad For You (Sea Breeze #7)
Category: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: April 1st, 2014
Purchase: Amazon, B&N
Innocence was never meant for the addictive…
Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.
Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.
However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.
During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.
Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet. And Blythe Denton realizes too late that she’s finally been claimed.
Author Bio: Abbi Glines
Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.
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Event-Wide: Signed book from one of the 13 authors
BookCrushin Author Spotlight Schedule:
Wednesday, May 7th ~ Luke Young
Thursday, May 8th ~ Priscilla Glenn
Friday, May 9th ~ Cora Carmack
Saturday, May 10th ~ Dina Silver
Sunday, May 11th ~ Rebecca Donovan
Monday, May 12th ~ J. Sterling
Tuesday, May 13th ~ K.A. Linde
Wednesday, May 14th ~ Abbi Glines
Thursday, May 15th ~ Jamie McGuire
Friday, May 16th ~ Jillian Dodd
Saturday, May 17th ~ Wendy Higgins
Sunday, May 18th ~ Jennifer Armentrout
Monday, May 19th ~ Emma Chase
omg Wendy Higgins and Jennifer Armentrout are my favorite authors ever I really hope I win!!
Oooh! Well stayed tuned as I have books to giveaway for both JLA & Wendy Higgins on their upcoming dates (this weekend!)! Thanks for sharing & being a fan!
Thanks for an awesome giveaway!