Author Spotlight & Giveaway:
Jamie McGuire – The Beautiful 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). Check out today’s additional giveaway to win a SIGNED copy of Red Hill by Jamie McGuire! Be sure to show the authors love; add to your goodreads, purchase books & enter the giveaways!
Jamie McGuire – 3 Questions
Jamie McGuire has one book crush that will stay with her forever and that is Edward Cullen from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I love when people stay true to themselves no matter if there is backlash these days and there has been some of that book shaming now a days (even I guffaw at it most times). However, Jamie was quick to add that Woods & Rush from the Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines are very close runners up! P.S. The authors did not know our questions ahead of time, and I did not tell Jamie that Abbi just chose her leading man as her crush – isn’t that just the most fun!!
Sometimes all we want is to be successful & Jamie already has that on lock! However, if she had to write some other series she would chose Twilight or Harry Potter! She loves these amazing stories and you can’t resist their awesome success. For her ultimate success would mean to be an answer on a game show like Jeopardy one day!
Red Hill has the most characteristics that are very similar to Jaime. Much more of herself went into this book. But most of you want to know about Beautiful Disaster was also based a lot on Jamie’s college experience and would say that only about 25% is pure fiction!
This is my second time meeting Jamie and she has always been such a fun person to chat with! She will tell you as much as she can about whatever questions you have…like the BD movie, but nothing that I would put in print without her permission! So if you want to know more, check her out on tour as she is willing to talk to all her fans!
When the world ends, can love survive?
For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.
When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.
Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?
Happenstance (Happenstance #1) – Novella
Erin Easter, one of three Erins in the small senior class of rural Blackwell High School who not only share a first name, but also their birthday. Erin Easter, raised by a neglectful single mom, keeps to herself and admires Weston Gates from afar. The other Erins, Erin A. and Erin M. are the darlings of the community: daughters of the two wealthiest families in town, best friends, cheerleaders, and everything Erin Easter isn’t–and they never let her forget it. Erin A. has even claimed Weston since the 8th grade.
Weston is a well-liked star athlete, and the son of two prominent attorneys. He struggles daily with the pressures of living up to his family name and secretly empathizes with Erin Easter’s feeling that she belongs somewhere else; in a different life. Not until he begins sneaking nights out with Erin does he gain the courage to buck expectations and acknowledge his feelings … both for his future, and for her.
But when a shocking tragedy rocks the tiny town, Erin’s life is turned upside down in the best way possible. But when the truth is revealed and everything Erin thinks she wanted falls into her lap, life only becomes more complicated.
Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1)
Publication: July 1st, 2014 Coming Soon ~ Pre-Order Now: Amazon
The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series.
Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.
Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.
Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.
As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
Author Bio: Jamie McGuire
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Her 2012 novel, Walking Disaster™ debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster™, and the Providence™ series. Her latest books include an apocalyptic thriller, Red Hill™ and a novella, A Beautiful Wedding™.
Jamie now lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.
Event-Wide: Signed book from one of the 13 authors a Rafflecopter giveaway
Blog-Specific: Signed paperback of Red Hill! a Rafflecopter giveaway
BookCrushin Author Spotlight Schedule:
Wednesday, May 7th ~ Luke Young – Win the entire Friends with Benefits ebook collection!
Thursday, May 8th ~ Priscilla Glenn
Friday, May 9th ~ Cora Carmack – Win a signed paperback of All Lined Up!
Saturday, May 10th ~ Dina Silver – Win an audiobook of Finding Bliss!
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