RELEASE TOUR & GIVEAWAY: LOVE ME (THE KEATYN CHRONICLES, #4) by Jillian Dodd

Just My Opinion Book Blog is thrilled to be a part of the LOVE ME Release Event for the SENSATIONAL Jillian Dodd and her fourth installment of The Keatyn Chronicles!  Ms. Dodd even included a little surprise in this post….so keep reading!

Happy release day to Jillian Dodd, Keatyn and ALL of the KC Addicts out there!!!  MOON BOY FOREVER!!!

 

LOVE ME (THE KEATYN CHRONICLES #4)

AUTHOR: JILLIAN DODD

AGE GROUP: YOUNG ADULT / NEW ADULT

GENRE: ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 11, 2013

 

BOOK SUMMARY:

My mom says that you can’t love someone until you learn to love yourself.
So even though Vincent is getting more and more scary.
Even though he’s doing a nationwide search for me.
I’m going to learn to love myself.

Well, I’m going to try.
Mostly, I want a boy to love me.
But which one?

Dawson – The gorgeous boy who made a mistake, but whose molten lava kisses and steaminess I can’t freaking resist.

or

Aiden – The God of all Hotties, who is practically infused with love potion. Who I thought liked me, but now says he wants to be my friend.

or

Brooklyn – The boy that first stole my heart. Who has always loved me. Well, until the whole cabana incident.

I mean, it was bad enough when there was sort of a love triangle, but now that I’m talking to B again, it’s like I’m in a love rectangle, or a rhombus, or something.

Oh, and did I mention Cooper Steele?
The new soccer coaching, health teaching, tattooed hunk?
Who Garrett sent to school to guard my body.
I mean, be my bodyguard.

But back to loving me.
I should forget about boys and worry about me.
Love me.
Like, eventually.

 

 

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FOR THE RECORD: I AM SOOOO TEAM DAMIAN….

SO MS. DODD WHIPPED UP THIS SPECIAL SURPRISE TREAT FOR ME…..OKAY, FOR ALL OF US…..

 

 

ADORE ME (THE KEATYN CHRONICLES, #4.5)

RELEASE DATE:  NOVEMBER 23, 2013

BOOK SUMMARY:

Adore Me is a Keatyn Chronicles novella covering Keatyn’s time on Thanksgiving break.

This is book 4.5 of the 6 book series.

 

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AND MOST IMPORTANTLY…….LET’S NOT FORGET….THE BOYS BOYS BOYS…….

 

tour giveaway:  3 different prizes, three winners!

  • (1) Kindle Wi-Fi 6” Display (OR $70 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Moon Boy Shirt (size small to 2x) AND signed Love Me paperback
  • Keatyn Chronicles Coffee Mug AND Love Me Necklace.

 

    

 

 

 

 

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AUTHOR BIO:

Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.

She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

 

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LOVE ME RELEASE EVENT ORGANIZED BY: Brandee’s Book Endings

Thank you to Brandee’s Book Endings, Jillian Dodd and Bandit Publishing for including Just My Opinion in this Release Event for LOVE ME (The Keatyn Chronicles, #4) by Jillian Dodd!!

Happy Release Day Jillian Dodd, Keatyn Monroe, KC ADDICTS everywhere and Moon Boy!
 

THE FUTURE OF NEW ADULT….

Many years ago when I was a “green” blogger, I was introduced to a new age group which was just surfacing; New Adult.  Over the years, I’ve found there are many misconceptions about what this term means.   What does New Adult actually mean?  Is it a real genre? Is it accepted by publishing houses?  Do retailers make room for these books on their shelves?  How long will this New Adult Romance boom continue?  I thought it might be time to clarify a few things….

MISCONCEPTION NUMBER ONE:  People call New Adult a GENRE.  This is not true.  New Adult is NOT a genre.  It is not the same thing as Romance, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction etc.  New Adult is an AGE group ONLY.  This is VERY important as everyone seems to automatically link New Adult with Romance as a WHOLE genre listing.  New Adult means the book is aimed at readers aged 17-25 primarily-but not exclusively.  The content will be appropriate for individuals in that age range regardless of the genre.  Prior to its introduction, there was only Young Adult and then Contemporary/Adult without anything in between.  Authors writing content aimed at college age individuals didn’t know where to place their work-it was too old for Harry Potter readers, yet too young for some Contemporary bibliophiles.  Thus, New Adult was born.

I want to be clear though….New Adult is NOT a genre.  That may lead you to ask, well, what is a genre then?  If you look up its’ definition you will find it’s explained as:

“a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like: the genre of epic poetry; the genre of symphonic music.”

A genre is a TYPE of writing style.  The typical genre’s you will see are romance, science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, drama, mystery, thriller and crime.  There are MANY more, but those are some quick top picks.

So if I had self-published a book, how would I classify it?  I would choose a genre first, then add on an age group.  So Young Adult Fantasy or New Adult Mystery or Adult/Contemporary Horror would be some examples.  Can you see how New Adult itself isn’t a genre??

Is New Adult accepted by publishing houses and retailers?  That’s a loaded question and without a solid answer I’m afraid.  Some publishing houses have started to accept the age group, yet many retailers will not reserve shelves specifically for this age group.  It’s a work in progress and one I hope we all continue to promote.

The New Adult Romance genre has seen an incredible influx over the past several years in both new authors as well as new readers.  Many adults over the age of 25 choose New Adult novels causing the market to keep expanding considerably.  With that growth has come MANY new authors.  As this happened, I was introduced to Shannon Mayer, Tara Sivec, Janine Caldwell, Jillian Dodd, Denise Grover Swank, N.L. Gervasio, Sean Underhill, Carolyn McCray, Jack Kilborn and so many others I don’t even know how to list them all.  They are all fantastic and I started noticing a trend with them.

MISCONCEPTION NUMBER TWO: New Adult can only be found in romance novels.  Not true. While many of these authors ARE writing New Adult Romances, they are also expanding out into other genres.  You’ll notice Jamie McGuire, Jessica Park, Shannon Mayer, Tara Sivec, Denise Grover Swank, J. Sterling, Sean Underhill and so many others putting out Contemporary Romances, Women’s Fiction, Drama, Urban Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction and Paranormal.  They are expanding and spreading their wings and showing us just how talented they are.  These authors will be here for quite some time, so settle in with their novels and enjoy every minute of the magic they shower upon you.

Here are a few of my recommendations of authors and novels outside the Romance genre (some are New Adult and some are Adult) which you may not have heard of and may enjoy:

My theory about the future of New Adult?  I think it’s here to stay.  I think, however,  you will see it continuing to show up in more genre’s than just romance once people realize it’s not an actual genre, but an age group.  I think you will see publishing houses and retailers forced to make room for it as the public is demanding it.  Truthfully, I’m shocked it took this long for readers to want a distinction.  Then again, this is all Just My Opinion.

-JMO

COVER REVEAL: ROSE GARDNER MYSTERY SERIES by Denise Grover Swank

Today, Just My Opinion is honored to be a part of not only the cover reveal of “Thirty And A Half Excuses” by Denise Grover Swank, but to also be a part of the unveiling of the new covers for the WHOLE series!  The covers are gorgeous, Ms. Swank is sensational and this series is just fantastic!  Thank you so much Ms. Swank and Ink Slinger PR for allowing us this opportunity.  Okay, I’ll keep quiet now……and I give you……The Rose Gardner Mystery Series and it’s SENSATIONAL NEW LOOK!

 

THIRTY AND A HALF EXCUSES
(ROSE GARDNER MYSTERY SERIES, #3)

AUTHOR: DENISE GROVER SWANK

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY MYSTERY ROMANCE

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: FALL 2013

 

BOOK SUMMARY:

Life in Henryetta, Arkansas is turned upside down with the arrival of a televangelist, but it’s the death of a little old lady on Rose’s street that catches her attention. The Henryetta police deem her death natural causes, but Rose suspects foul play and so does an unlikely supporter– the president of the Busy Body Club, her eighty-two year old neighbor Mildred.

But Rose is in the middle of opening her nursery with her sister Violet, who’s separated from her husband Mike, as well as stalling her boyfriend Joe’s family, rich socialites who are determined to meet her. Along with her multiple encounters with Fenton County’s new assistant DA, Mason Deveraux III, it’s just another day in the life of Rose Gardner– chaos.

 

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TWENTY-NINE AND A HALF REASONS
(ROSE GARDNER MYSTERY SERIES, #2)

AUTHOR: DENISE GROVER SWANK

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY MYSTERY ROMANCE

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2012

 

BOOK SUMMARY:

When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she’s lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she’s picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men’s restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there’s not a cotton picking thing she can do about it.

Or is there? As if things weren’t bad enough, Rose’s older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons, and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can’t commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn’t about to let the best thing in her life slip away.

 

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TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES
(ROSE GARDNER MYSTERY SERIES, #1)

AUTHOR: DENISE GROVER SWANK

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY MYSTERY ROMANCE

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2011

 

BOOK SUMMARY:

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen– do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty secrets of his own.

Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry after all.

Winner of The Beacon 2010 Unpublished Division, Mainstream Category

 

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AUTHOR BIO:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period.

Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.)  Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks.  
She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

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Thank you to Ink Slinger PR and Denise Grover Swank for including Just My Opinion in this Cover Reveal for Thirty And A Half Excuses and the unveiling of new covers for the whole The Rose Gardner Mystery Series! 

I highly recommend this series and this author; they are both phenomenal!