Blog Tour: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith [Excerpt + Giveaway!]

Hi guys! Thanks for dropping by! For the Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between  PH blog tour, I’m happy to share with you an excerpt from the lovely book! Hope you like it! 🙂

EXCERPT

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“Aidan raises an eyebrow. “That’d better not be a list of reasons why we should break up. . .”

“It’s not,” she says as she hands it over to him, watching as he scans the page with a bemused expression. “I just figured maybe we could use a plan.”

“And this is it?”

She nods. “This is it.”

“Okay,” he says, taking a deep breath. “Then I guess we should get going.”

Together, they start to walk in the direction of the car, but halfway there, Clare stops short, suddenly and unaccountably nervous, her heart drumming hard in her chest. She looks over at Aidan with slightly panicked eyes. “This is kind of crazy, isn’t it?”

“What?” he asks.

“That we leave tomorrow,” she says, her voice rising a little. “That after all this time, we only have twelve hours left. I mean. . . we’re finally here, you know? At the end of the road.”

“Or,” he reminds her, “the beginning.”

Clare doesn’t say anything, she wants desperately to believe him, but standing here on the edge of something so big, it seems impossible.

“Trust me,” Aidan says, reaching for her hand. “A lot can happen in twelve hours.”

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Title: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Author: Jennifer E. Smith

Publication date: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Poppy

Pages: 256

Purchase the book: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository / Fully Booked / National Book Store

Synopsis:

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they’ll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions.

*Photo and synopsis from Goodreads

 

 

GIVEAWAY TIME!

We’re giving away an ARC of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between!

Open to PH residents only.

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*For the complete schedule of the blog tour, please head over to Pinoy Book Tours

 

You’re Invited!

Hi everyone! It’s my birthday on June 15th and I’m going to celebrate it with three amazing books that are releasing on the 16th! It has always been my dream to celebrate my special day with books, so imagine my excitement when I organized this blog event! But then I was all the more ecstatic when the authors of the three books accepted my invitation to be a part of my birthday bash! *happy dance* Incidentally, my birthday is not the only one that will be recognized. This blog event will also celebrate the publication of the three books as well as every author’s success. 🙂

Without further ado, I invite you to…

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The celebration will run from June 11th to 15th (excluding the 14th). It will feature wonderful guest posts and playlists from Sharon Huss Roat (Between the Notes), Lauren Gibaldi (The Night We Said Yes), and Tamara Ireland Stone (Every Last Word). Each author guest post highlights the heart of their respective books, which I’m sure you’ll love! As for the playlists, well, I think some of you know I have a thing for them, so that’s a huge deciding factor. 🙂 Anyway, I chose to include playlists because I love how songs can describe emotions to people. The playlists that Sharon, Lauren, and Tamara will share encompass the feelings that their books carry. ❤

The Bookish Birthday Bash schedule is as follows:

June 11th- Sharon Huss Roat / Between the Notes

June 12th- Lauren Gibaldi / The Night We Said Yes

June 13th – Tamara Ireland Stone / Every Last Word

June 15th – Birthday post + PH giveaway 🙂

Ahhhhhh I’m so excited! It would mean so much to Sharon, Lauren, Tamara, and me if you guys could celebrate with us! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Little Piece of My Heart by Tracey Martin [ARC Review + Scavenger Hunt + Giveaway]

Another Little Piece of My HeartTitle: Another Little Piece of My Heart

Author: Tracey Martin

Publication date: December 1, 2013

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Pages: 304

Source: e-ARC provided by publisher (Thanks, Annie!)

Purchase the book:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble Book Depository / Harlequin

Synopsis: 

What if your devastating break-up became this summer’s hit single? In this rock-and-roll retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, music can either bring you together or tear you apart.

At her dying mother’s request, Claire dumps Jared, the only boy she’s ever loved. Left with a broken family and a broken heart, Claire is furious when she discovers that her biggest regret became Jared’s big break. While Jared is catapulted into rock-star status, another piece of Claire’s heart crumbles every time his song plays on the radio.

The summer after her senior year, it’s been months since the big break-up, and Claire is just trying to keep her head down and make it through a tense trip to the beach with her family. But when Jared shows up, and old feelings reignite, can Claire and Jared let go of the past? Or will they be stuck singing the same old refrain?

*Photo and synopsis from Goodreads

My review: 

When I learned about Another Little Piece of My Heart, I knew at the moment that it’s a story I wouldn’t want to miss. A book that revolves around music always gets my 100% attention and this book totally deserved it. Reading the book made me realize that my love for music is endless. Ever since I was a kid, music is the heartbeat of my life. A day wouldn’t pass by without me listening to music or singing a song out of the blue. I suppose all music lovers can relate when I say that I bob my head to the beat, feeling the song’s overpowering rhythm flow through my veins.

The fresh, lyrical, and lovely writing style of the author stole my heart. I felt like I was listening to music while reading the story. Words glided smoothly just like a love song’s heartfelt melody. Although Another Little Piece of My Heart deals with heartbreak and relationship issues, it’s not the type of love story that is very serious and dramatic. Nevertheless the story made me cry at one point because of how sincere and emotional the lines were. Emotions surged from different directions and I drowned under the feelings of love, regret, longing, and happiness.

The plot was very engaging. A break-up becomes a hit song? Wow. I added this book to my TBR pile without second thoughts! I totally loved the concept of Another Little Piece of My Heart because it wonderfully captured the soul of music, love, and second chances. Because of it, I saw the ability of music in bringing people together and breaking them apart as well.

Claire and Jared fell in love with each other with music as the heart of their relationship. There were lots of sweet scenes between them in flashbacks and I loved reading those especially the ones that involved music. Squeeeee. ❤ I think the flashbacks are great because readers will see Claire and Jared’s history—how they met, how the fell in love, and how they were as a couple. As for me, it feels amazing to witness that history. I was able to understand their characters more and find the answers to the many questions of their break-up.

Claire and Jared are brilliant characters. They both complement each other’s imperfections. Despite this, however, they bring out the best qualities in each other. I’d definitely put Jared in my favorite book boyfriends list because a guy who sings and plays the guitar? L-O-V-E. Swoon! But aside from that, I admire Jared because of his extraordinary love for Claire and his confidence in her. A boyfriend like that is for keeps. The story may have started with Claire and Jared apart but I’m very happy that their hearts sing the same melody again in the end. 🙂

Another Little Piece of My Heart is a beautiful love story that will definitely rock your world.

Rating:

4.5/5 stars

IT’S SCAVENGER HUNT TIME!!!

Directions: In my post, you’ll notice that I’ve linked to one song from the Another Little Piece of My Heart Claire’s Summer Survival Playlist. There are 12 songs on the playlist in total, and therefore 12 stops on the scavenger hunt (posting from November 29 – December 1). Find them all, and discover 12 chances to win great Harlequin TEEN books and Another Little Piece of My Heart swag.

But there’s more! One grand-prize winner will be randomly drawn to receive a $25 iTunes gift card in addition to books and swag! To enter for the grand prize, send the complete, 12-song playlist, along with your contact information (including the address where you’d like to receive your prize) to the author by using this contact form: http://tracey-martin.com/contact/. The winner will be notified by email after the contest ends on December 5th.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the playlist using the contact form above by December 5th at noon Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct playlist or without contact information will not be considered.

Song #7 in Claire’s Summer Survival Playlist:

Girlyman — Joyful Sign

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Prizes: 3 Harlequin TEEN backlist titles & ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE OF MY HEART buttons and bookmarks

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