Hey everyone and welcome to my stop in the Romancing the Bookworm tour hosted by AToMR Tours. Today I have a guest post featuring the cool facts aboout Romancing the Bookworm and a super-sweet giveaway. If you would like to check out the rest of the tour, just click here to see what everyone else has for you this week. All the best and thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel.
It’s spring break, and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, Rony, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she’s wrangled into waiting tables with Rony at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick’s Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon, the Invitational’s organizer and campus womanizer by reputation. From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels, all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in her.
Little does she know Xavier has been watching her for weeks now. In fact, after failed attempts at asking her out on campus, he’s concocted a crazy plan: fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favorite books. Xavier quickly realizes that if Tamara gets a whiff of his designs, he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead. Yet as they grow closer, he’s convinced it’s a risk worth taking. What he hasn’t planned on, of course, is his drug-addicted, alcoholic stepbrother, who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in Xavier’s scheme.
Spring break is proving hotter than Tamara expected. Will her romance novels be able to compete?
Maverick Bay isn’t a real place. Although there is a Maverick in California where the biggest, baddest waves can be ridden by the courageous few, so part of the inspiration from Maverick Bay comes from the actual Maverick.
All the romance novels mentioned in the book are fictional, at least that I know of. If there are actual books with these titles, PLEASE let me know. *laughs*
The Night Walk is inspired by the Test of Courage walk they have in Japan. In this case, instead of ghosts, I made sure slasher film villains were the main source of the scare. Much to Tamara’s annoyance with me, let me tell you.
In preparation for writing the Maverick Invitational, I watched a ton of surfing movies: Blue Crush and Soul Surfer chief among them. Love those movies!
Yes, Ronni and Zander will have their own books, as will Hudson. They need happy endings too, so watch out for those books in the future.
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. Ms. Evangelista lives in the Philippines. You can find her on Twitter @KateEvangelista
There are several awesome prizes up for grabs for this tour. Available items include: One (1) print copy of Romancing the Bookworm; One (1) book inspired necklace that says “Surf” (picture below) and; eight (8) eBooks of Romancing the Bookworm – all prizes are available for international entries.