Friday, March 8, 2013

Author Justine Dell and a Giveaway!

 Happy Friday!

 I'm so thrilled to have bloggy friend and author today: Justine Dell

 A little bit about Justine:
 Justine lives in the Midwest, happily catering to her family, which consists of a horse obsessed teenage daughter, four dogs, and a husband who is too good to be true. She's never moved from her hometown, but hopes to grow old in a much warmer climate.

During the day she works a normal job with college students who try their best to keep her young. They've done a good job thus far. At night, said teenage daughter and her horse require mounds of love and attention. The weekends belong solely to her and her writing. That's when she morphs into a sticky bug, unable to leave the confines of her computer chair.

She started writing four years ago after seeing a movie that set off a chain reaction she couldn't have stopped if she'd wanted. It's not a hobby for her; it's an obsession. One she loves and one she loves to share. Her debut book, Recaptured Dreams and her newest release, All-American Girl, are available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever book are sold.
Justine has a new romance out called All-American Girl that sounds fantastic!
I thought it'd be fun to get to know her book with some fun questions.

                              Title: All-American Girl
 Hero: Lance Cummings
 Heroine: Samantha Moore
  1) describe your hero in THREE words
-rough-n-tumble-sexy (truly, that’s one word…heh)
 2) What is the best personality trait of your heroine? Worst personality trait?

            -The best personality trait is that Samantha knows she’s broken and desperately wants to be the girl that people remember her as being. So she tries so hard.
            -The worst is her temper (but like I said, she’s working on that!)

 3) Give us the 140 character TWEET description of your book

            -Broken, tempered girl + Mr. Hot-Fix-It-Guy = Roller coaster romance that leaves you breathless
 4) What kind of car does or would your hero drive?

 Oh, he’s a construction man, so only a pick-up truck will do.
 5) Name one thing your heroine would not leave home without.

 Hand sanitizer. (She’s a little OCD)

 6) What would you pick for your book's theme song?

 One of the gals at Literati Literature Lovers sent me a message on Twitter while she was reading the  ARC. She said Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” would be perfect for Sam and Lance. I would have to agree. (Never mind that it’s for Twilight).

Thanks so much, Justine!
I'm a little OCD too and carry hand sanitizer always. LOL

Now that you know the main characters, here is a little about the book:


At the age of thirty, with two failed marriages and a tanking writing career, Samantha Moore deals with the world with the only tool she had left: anger. And she’s tired of it. When her grandmother's near-death sends her rushing back home to Vermont, she hopes for the chance to overcome the rage ruling her life.

Once she’s home, Lance Cummings becomes a constant source of indigestion. Lance is a single father who learned first-hand the devastating effects of a damaging relationship. He sees through Samantha’s nasty temper—straight to her cry for help. He wants to help her, but he also wants to know why Samantha ran from him—and their future—twelve years before.

Taking care of her Grams, dealing with an alcoholic brother, and getting Lance to remove his annoyingly attractive nose from her business is draining on Samantha. And she’s only got three weeks to finish her stagnated novel or her publisher will drop her. No pressure. To top it off, pretending to hate the man she actually loves makes each day in Vermont harder than the last. Especially when Lance turns up the heat


 We’ll give away an ebook copy of All-American girl to a lucky commenter TODAY!

***And don’t forget to stop by Justine’s blog for a chance to win a signed paperback copy, a fancy smancy swag pack, or one of four other romance books.
(including one of mine: KISSING KENDALL!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 Thanks so much, Justine!
Don't forget All-American Girl is available on Amazon, B&N, and Omnific


Linda G. said...

I just saw another interview with Justine on another blog. This must be her day.

Anyway, now I'm even more intrigued. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If he drives a pickup then he'd fit in well here in the south.

Old Kitty said...

I never leave without my hand sanitiser too!! Yay for lovely JD!! Take care

Justine Dell said...

Thanks for having me on your blog today Jennifer!


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sounds like a roller coaster ride with fireworks.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Doggone it! I already read another blog about this book today, and was intrigued, but NOW I have to buy it. You people NEVER leave me alone, do ya? Seriously, it sounds like a delicious read, and I am going to buy it right now! (Thanks for the nudge.)

Linda Kage said...

Ooh, I really want to read All-American Girl! Congrats on your release and many happy sales to you! I sold a book to Omnific in January and an anxious to start working with them, though I'm a little scared about the editing process.

Dana said...

This sounds like a fantastic book—a definite must-read!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love that tweet! Perfect!

I'd love to win a copy of either Justine's e-book or your e-book! And I adore romance because it's all about finding yourself and looking for those HEAs :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Sounds like a fun book!
Happy Weekend :)

Sandra Cox said...

Fun interview. Sounds like a great read.

Nas said...

Congratulations to Justine! Sounds like a wonderful read!