Friday, September 20, 2013

Straight Browsing from the Library: All the Colors of Love by Jessica Freely


All the Colors of Love by Jessica Freely is featured at The Library today as part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jessica will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The other stops on the tour can be seen here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/virtual-blurb-blitz-tour-all-colors-of.html.

READ THE 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.

READ AN EXCERPT


He just wasn’t used to feeling like this, was all. Sometimes when he was alone he shook with it -- pinpricks of terror all over his body. Terror because he couldn’t quite understand how someone as fucked up as him could feel this good.

But then he’d think of Antonin, and he’d remember.

Harry took his customary seat at the back of the class and settled in for an hour of mysteryspeak from Professor Brill. Not Antonin, though. Antonin sat up at the front of the class with his notebook and his pencil, ready to take notes.

Harry had known Antonin was smart from the get-go, and it hadn’t taken long for him to appreciate his fine, fierce beauty either. But it wasn’t until Antonin assured him with calm and deadly certainty that the Old Man was as good as dead that Harry appreciated just how savage Antonin really was. If there was any chance at all of ridding the world of his father, it lay with Antonin along with every other hope Harry had ever had.

Brill was blathering on about the square of the hippopotamus or something, and for no reason at all, Antonin glanced over his shoulder at Harry with a little smile. Later he’d probably nag Harry for not taking notes, but Harry wouldn’t really mind. It was worth it to get that glance and that smile, a snapshot moment of dark eyes and soft lips that he could spend the rest of the day falling into.

He was in such deep shit.

MEET THE AUTHOR


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.

Website & Blog: http://jessicafreely.com
Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/jessicafreely
Newsletter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jessicafreely
Facebook: http://facebook.com/jfreely
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jessicafreely
Buy the book at Dreamspinner Press.

9 comments:

  1. Hi everyone, and good morning!

    Thank you, Judith, for having me over today. I can't wait to meet your readers! Everyone should know that I'm very friendly, and I love to chat so please feel free to ask me anything!

    Hugs!

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  2. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds great. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.

    schan26.wisc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Oh my gosh, too cute. Is it sad that I'm falling in love with these boys just from the excerpts?

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  6. Not sad at all Ashely, that means it's a good excerpt. :) <3

    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back here to respond to all your lovely comments. I went off this weekend without my laptop. BAD WRITER! So glad everyone seems to be enjoying the blog tour so far. Good luck in the giveaway, everyone!

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

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  8. I hope you'll like it!

    Check back here on Monday for the announcement of the blog tour giveaway winner. See you then!

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  9. 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 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 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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