Friday, June 6, 2014

First Kiss Friday with Emery Lord + OPEN ROAD SUMMER (Signed!) Giveaway

I'm so excited right now, I can't even tell you, because for today's First Kiss Friday, I have Emery Lord, author of OPEN ROAD SUMMER. If you follow me on Twitter or Goodreads or talk to me ever, you know that I can't stop talking about this book. It's hilarious and heartwarming and has some of the best friendship scenes ever. It's also my favorite book of 2014 so far.

And now, here's Emery 

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J was kind of an enigma in high school. I knew who he was before we really met. He was smart and kind and quiet and cool, but not in a Cool Kid way. In a genuinely-don't-care-what-you-think way. He played drumset, didn't have a curfew...and was on Team Physics. So, needless to say, he was (and still can be) hard to read if you don't know him. Our first date was going so well. We'd been out for, I kid you not, 10 hours on a Saturday, roving around our favorite spots in our hometown. At a certain point, late, I started to mentally prepare to be the initiator. I mean, he is both so confident...and so hard to read. So I wasn't quite sure if he'd go for it.

Um, he did. The whole world (words and shapes and colors) blurred around me, gone. Got lightheaded. Still do :) (Married him)


Emery Lord is the author of OPEN ROAD SUMMER. She writes books about complicated families and the friends who save your life just by showing up and your worst mistakes and that boy who gets you like no one else ever has and the summer that changed everything.



The Giveaway!!

All you have to do to win a signed copy of OPEN ROAD SUMMER is comment below (Oh, and talk to me when you're done with it so we can fangirl together)! 
(Note: giveaway ends midnight June 17th. Available to US entries only.)


After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.

Add OPEN ROAD SUMMER on Goodreads.


Day 6 of the 17 days until 17 FIRST KISSES countdown. Other posts here.

25 comments:

  1. Such an awesome giveaway. Open Road Summer has been on my Amazon Wish List for awhile now, it looks SO GOOD! Road trip book with a major twist! Love it :) I have an arc of 17 First Kisses and I will be reading it VERY soon :D So excited!! Thanks again for hosting this giveaway!

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    1. Shannon - ORS is amazing! You are going to love it! So excited for you to read both that and 17FK! :)

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  2. I need a physical copy of ORS! I love the cover so much. It's just a work of art. Also, I'm freaking out because I made a cameo in the trailer video (me and my bestie).

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    1. Aly - That is so cool that you're in the trailer video!!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! I love this book pretty hard too :)

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  4. I haven't read Open Road Summer yet, so I would be super excited if I won this one! I have heard from so many people that it is amazing!

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    1. It IS amazing, lol! So glad you entered :)

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  5. Sounds interesting

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  6. This sounds soooo good! Thanks for the giveaway!

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

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  7. Awesome giveaway, it seems like a interesting read, I haven't read it, hopefully I will some day. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  8. I so want to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I really want to read this. It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I'm dying to read this! It sounds awesome and I've heard nothing but good things about it.

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  11. I've heard SO MANY good things about Open Road Summer! Def. moving it to the top of my TBR :)

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  12. SQUEEEE! I can't wait to read Open Road Summer!!!!

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  13. I am jumping with joy and filled with excited to read Open Road Summer!!! I am so thrilled because I know it will
    Awesome!!! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!!!!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!! ( E: arudd908@gmail.com)

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  14. I've heard good things about this book! I'd love to read it :)

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  15. And the winner is…Paola!!! Can you email me your mailing address at rachaelstewartallen (at) gmail (dot) com?

    Thank you so much for entering, you guys! This is a truly fabulous book!

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