Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Embrace Blog Tour with Rebecca Yarros & Katie Delahanty (Guest Post/Giveaway)

I'd like to give a warm welcome to author Katie Delahanty who is joining us on the Embrace blog tour today with her book, In Bloom

IN BLOOM Fun Facts
1. All of the characters have twitter accounts and many of the tweets in the book come from the 9 months they interacted with each other in real time as the story was being written as a blog. Their accounts are as follows:

Olivia Bloom: @BloomOlivia
Berkeley Dalton: @BerkeleyBrtside
Parker Mifflin: @IsIndulgent
Blair Hamilton: @SuperSpinstress
Christina Carlton: @Celebrightly
Lisa Greene: @TheGreeneGodess
Mark Vancleer: @BrightsideBP
Mrs. Bloom: @PsychicMom1

Boots was not a character in the original blog so her twitter came later. She is @BootsMD

2. Character trivia:
A. When Liv left for LA, she left behind her cat Rhubarb. He’s named after the cat-actor who played “Cat” in Breakfast at Tiffanys. Rhubarb is the original grumpy cat and he doesn’t miss Liv—he’s always preferred Psychic Mom anyway because she feeds him exotic delicacies like deer liver and eye of newt. 

B. Before he became a successful writer, Parker made ends meet driving a UPS truck by day and doing terrible stand-up comedy at night.

C. Psychic Mom spent her twenties following bands around the East Coast while attending séances and working on her astral projection, then shocked everyone by marrying a quiet English Professor (Liv’s Dad).

D. In high school, Mark stole a girl from Berkeley. It was the last time that happened.

E. The song Love Again is about Berkeley’s high school girlfriend, Alison.

F. Mark hates flying. He finds private jets especially terrifying.

G. Berkeley is an expert at picking locks.


Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros
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She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.
Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.
Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.
Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

Rebecca Yarros Bio:

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She's a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
 When she's not writing, she's tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they're currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

Author Goodreads:

In Bloom by Katie Delahanty
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My name is Olivia Bloom and I. Am. Free.
I left for LA with everything I owned piled into my old Volkswagen and dreams of becoming a costume designer. Little did I know I’d wind up designing for a lingerie company—yeah, not sure how I landed this gig—and taken under the wing of two young Hollywood insiders. The fashion shows and parties were great, but life really got exciting when the seriously hottest lead singer of my favorite band started to fall for me. 
How does someone like me, an ordinary girl from Pittsburgh, wind up in the arms of the world’s sexiest rock star—surrounded by celebrities, fashion, and music—and not be eaten alive? Berkeley is everything I've ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, but the paparazzi, the tabloids, the rumors, it's all getting a bit too crazy. My life has become every girl’s dream come true, if only I don’t blink and lose it all… 

Katie Delahanty Bio:

Katie Delahanty is a fashion designer turned novelist. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and a Professional Designation in Fashion Design from FIDM. It never occurred to her that she was a writer until an economic-crisis-induced career shift from lingerie designer to e-commerce webmistress led her to start the company blog. Not being an expert in lingerie, she decided to write the blog as a fictional serial starring a girl named Olivia Bloom who worked for the lingerie line. And that’s when Katie fell in love with storytelling. She hasn’t looked back since. Katie lives in Los Angeles with her husband.


Tour Giveaway:
From Katie Delahanty, author of In Bloom
One gift basket with the following in it (US and Canada only): 
$75 gift certificate to
$25 Amazon gift card
The Remainers Formal Fridays CD
Pink Champagne Cupcake Bath Bomb from
Peach & Coconut Milk Push Up Lotion Pop from
Berry Buttercream Soy Candle from
Sees milk chocolate foil hearts
Autographed copies of STARSTRUCK and LOVE ME from author Rachel Shukert
Plus, $25 international gift certificate to either Amazon or B&N

From Rebecca Yarros, author of Full Measures
US and Canada only- Kindle
Plus, $25 international gift certificate to either Amazon or B&N

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  1. Love the behind-the-scenes IN BLOOM stop on the blog tour. Thank you for having Katie and Rebecca!

  2. What a steal! $0.99 for these? Too good to pass up.


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