Sunday, April 28, 2013

Emancipating Andie Release Day, Guest Post and Giveaway!!

Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.

So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.

Title: Emancipating Andie
Author: Priscilla Glenn
Release date: April 27, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Event organized by: AToMR Tours


Second Book Jitters: aka My Thoughts on Releasing Emancipating Andie

Second Book Jitters is an actual medical condition. Did you know that? It’s true. I’ve got a case of second book jitters, and the only prescription…is copious amounts of wine and chocolate.

Let me start by saying that I released my first novel, Back to You, to an audience of zero. No one. Not a single person was waiting for it. I just hit publish and sat back and said, “Okay, so…it’s done!” And then it sat there. Staring at me. Taunting me. Saying, “So here I am! Whatcha gonna do with me now?”

Eventually I sent it out to a few bloggers and told some of my friends and family about it. I remember telling my husband, “It would be so cool if a stranger read it,” because I honestly just envisioned my friends and family buying copies to support me, and maybe convincing a friend or two of their own to get a copy. Little did I know just how many “strangers” would read it, or how many of those strangers would become friends, or how amazing and supportive and wonderful you all would be. You have rocked my world and then some, and I love you all for it.

That being said, releasing a book to an audience is probably one of the most intimidating and nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done. Because Emancipating Andie isn’t Back to You. And Chase and Andie aren’t Michael and Lauren. And as I gnaw my fingernails to the bone, I just keeping thinking, “That’s okay, right?”

I tell myself of course it is. I tell myself that it would be pointless and silly to write the same book over and over, to write the same characters and give them different names. Of course it should be different. People want different. Right?

*Cue fingernail biting as I uncork a bottle of wine.*

All kidding aside, I truly do hope you enjoy Emancipating Andie. I hope Chase makes you cringe and then laugh and then swoon, and that Andie makes you want to strangle her one minute and hang out with her the next. And thank you so much for the support and love you’ve shown me since I stepped on to this scene five months ago. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you all. (And that’s me speaking, not the jitters.) xo

About the Author

Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years while moonlighting as a writer, mommy, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.

If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry's, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.

Emancipating Andie is Glenn’s second novel. She is also the author of the contemporary romance/young adult crossover, Back to You.

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Unknown said...

A road trip hook up, what fun! It's kinda like Rachel and Trent :)

My Everyday Life said...

Sounds like a great read thanks for a chance to win.

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