Monday, September 16, 2013

Goddess Fish presents All the Colors of Love by Jessica Freely


 


Please follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/virtual-blurb-blitz-tour-all-colors-of.html

Jessica will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.








All the Colors of Love

by Jessica Freely

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4174&cPath=917#

 
 

BLURB:

 
It sucks being the son of a super villain. At home, Harry spends half of his time getting medical treatments and the other half tied up in his father's underwater lair. It was different when his mother was alive, but she disappeared when Harry was six. He can't seem to stay out of trouble at school, and his new roommate, Antonin, thinks he’s a spaz, but somehow Harry has to find a way to stop his father's evil plans.

Antonin Karganilla wants to become a comic book artist, but other than that, being gay is the most normal thing about him. His uncle is an aquatic plant man, his aunt is a molecular biologist back from the dead, and his mom is an overprotective pain in the butt. Antonin's in boarding school and it's starting to look like he and this Harry kid might have a lot in common... and that means a whole new set of problems.

 
 
 
EXCERPT:
 
THE first thing Antonin noticed when he opened the door to his room at St. Bart’s was the punching bag. When had Jason gotten a punching bag?
 
An action figure stood on top of it. Antonin recognized his green-and-purple outfit and his golden cape. It was Captain Invincible.
 
“Cool.” He picked up the figure. Since when was Jason into superheroes? Antonin glanced around the room. Jason’s desk and his bookshelves were bare. A duffel bag lay on the lower bunk, unzipped and spewing forth clothes. Something was wrong. Jason always took the upper bunk.
 
From out of nowhere, an arm wrapped around Antonin’s neck. Another hand pushed his head to one side, locking him in a chokehold.
 
“Shit!” Mom was right. I am going to be kidnapped by organ-leggers.
 
“Drop it,” said his assailant. It wasn’t Jason.
 
Antonin brought his heel down on his attacker’s foot and threw his head back. He connected with something he hoped was a face.
 
His attacker groaned. The grip around his neck loosened. Antonin broke away.
 
He turned to face a boy about his age, though taller, with short blond hair and a muscular build. A little blood trickled from his right nostril, but he didn’t seem particularly fazed by it. He wore jeans and a black T-shirt that said “Maniac” in big white block letters.
 
Fair enough.
 
 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:
 
Jessica Freely can't resist a wounded hero. As a reader and a writer, her favorite stories are of soul mates finding redemption in each other's arms. Married to the love of her life in a beautiful relationship based on mutual goofiness, Jessica also warps minds as an instructor in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA program. Her dog, Ruthie, doesn't seem to care that Jessica's an award-winning and best-selling author in multiple genres. She just wants to play tug of war with Jessica's pages.
 
Jessica Freely Online:
Website & Blog: http://jessicafreely.com
 
 
 
 
 
 



 

22 comments:

  1. Hi there everyone, Jessica here! Big thanks to Michelle for hosting me and my new book on her blog today. And i love to meet new readers, so if you have any questions for me please don't hesitate to ask. As it says above, one lucky commenter will win a $25 gift certificate so please drop me a note and enter the giveaway.

    Hugs!

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  2. Hi Jessica: What a great concept! I love the superhero parents combined with LGBT themes. The excerpt definitely made me want to read more. A huge congrats on your book!
    Sally

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  3. I'm psyched to read this one!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. Congrats on your new book, it seems like something very different, having superheroes, than what I usually read. But it also looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway. lacombejc@suddenlink.net

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  5. Thanks for your comments, Christine, Trix, Sally. I'm very proud of this book. It was actually the first gay romance I ever wrote, but at the time, I faced a lot of difficulty marketing a gay YA book. Thank goodness that's changed!

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  6. I usually do not enter these contests, and at one time I did, and have manged to only win one. I am a Reviewer for new and seasoned authors. Several of my reviews have appeared on the published copy I reviewed. Like I said, I usually do not enter contests, however, when I come across a talented author with a great imagination and creative writing, I feel honored to enter and help spread the word about his or her work. I have a lot of respect for the hard work, long hours, and tears an author will put into a book in order to allow the reader escape the every day drudgery and hardships life can present. The reader for a short time, can transport him or her into another world, shutting out everything around them. Thank you for the contest, I wish everyone good luck, but most of all I want others to realize the quality of work I see in your profession and passion.
    norachipleybarteau@att.net

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  7. Hi Nora, thank you for your kind words. It's lovely to be appreciated!

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  8. Want to thank everyone who stopped by today, and thanks again to Michelle. It's been great fun!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  10. Just finished this and I loved it. Loved the world building, loved the cast of characters and the relationships among them, loved all the colours of it.
    kalimar2010 @ gmail.com

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  11. HI Eva, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Good luck in the giveaway!

    Wow kali-mar, thank you so much! It's always wonderful to hear that something I wrote reached another person. I don't know if you go to Amazon or Goodreads much, but if you do, and you'd like to help the book reach more readers, please consider leaving a short review -- nothing formal, the kind of spur-of-the-moment reaction you just posted here is exactly the kind of thing other readers look for. :) In any case, thanks again for your kind words and for stopping by and leaving your comment!

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  12. I'm usually not that in to YA, but that excerpt has got me very intrigued!

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  13. Just wanted to tell everyone that All The Colors Of Love is a great story and they should go and get it immediately :D

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  14. Aw, thanks Lonie! And thank you, Ashley, glad the guys have got your attention!

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  15. Sounds great! Please count me in. Thanks.

    gisu29 at gmail dot com

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  16. Sounds like a good read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. Haha.. this sounds like such a fun read. I love superhero books! lol... I can hardly wait to start reading it. ;) fufu~ I couldn't pass up the chance to get it. lol...

    Please count me in on the contest!

    Judi P
    arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Hi Rita, Judi! Great to see you here. Glad you liked the excerpt, and good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. Sounds really good!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  20. Hi Natasha, thanks for stopping by. Everyone, I'll be back on Monday to announce the winner of the giveaway. Have a good weekend!

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  21. Hi everyone! Well, the blog tour for All the Colors of Love is officially over and I want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate with me. You made this tour so much fun!

    I'm going to announce the winner of the giveaway in a moment, but first, I have a little surprise prezzie for all of you, because you are such fantastic friends and fans.

    Sometimes when I write a book, I end up with some… extras; scenes that are perfectly wonderful on their own, but just don't quite fit in the book. I had a couple of scenes like that in All the Colors of Love. As I was going through my notes for the novel recently, I reread them and found that I liked them quite a bit. I thought, well, why let them go to waste? So now, for a limited time only, everyone can enjoy a little peek behind the scenes with these two ebook minis featuring scenes cut from All the Colors of Love.

    Is He or Isn't He?
    In this brief scene, Antonin and his friends speculate about Harry's sexual orientation, but wind up learning something even more important about the new kid at school.

    The Runaway Heart
    In this flashback scene, a young Magnolia struggles with a lot of complicated feelings over Cid's death and rebirth. But is running away the answer?

    Both of these ebook minis have been professionally formatted by the fabulous Enny Kraft (http://ennykraft.weebly.com) and are available in .pdf, .mobi, and .epub formats.

    What do you have to do to get your copies? Not much! Just subscribe to my new all ages MailChimp newsletter here:

    http://eepurl.com/FYXLf

    Or, my 18+ Yahoo! group, here:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/jessicafreely/info

    and I'll send them along!

    And now, the moment you've all been waiting for:

    The winner of the giveaway is... *drumroll*

    Ashley V! Congrats Ashley, you've won a $25 gift certificate to the ebook retailer of your choice. Expect an email from me shortly, with details about claiming your prize.

    Thanks again everyone. This has been a blast!

    Hugs!

    Jessica

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