Tuesday, December 11, 2012

All I Want Blog Tour: Excerpt





ALL I WANT
THREE STORIES. THREE COUPLES. ONE HOLIDAY.

Pretty Near Perfect
by Jolene Perry

The last thing Norah needs is to be attracted to anyone – especially in her deceased fiancĂ©'s parents' home. Collin’s starting a new career, and has no business getting involved – especially while staying with his roommate’s family, who very kindly offered to take him in for the holidays. Unfortunately, you just don’t always pick the most convenient time and place to fall for someone.


Six Days of Christmas
by Kaylee Baldwin

When Natalie goes home with her best friend for Christmas, she expects plenty of quiet time to work on a winning ad so she can turn her dream internship into her dream job. Instead, she gets time-consuming Christmas festivities, a house full of children, and Jimmy, her best friend’s brother - someone who makes her question everything she’s always thought she wanted.


Twist of Fate
by Rachael Anderson

When a postcard meant for Kenzie winds up in Ty's mailbox, Ty's faced with a decision. Should he tell her that her fiancĂ© is breaking up with her and let it ruin her favorite holiday, or should he do what he’s wanted to do since he met her - make a move and hope that he can win her over before she discovers there won’t be a wedding after all.


Excerpt from Pretty Near Perfect by Jolene Perry:

   Norah stands and can barely see over the top of my car, which immediately puts a smile on my face.
   “What’s so funny?” she asks.
   “Nothing. Just that . . .” I’m about to say something about her size, but don’t. 
   “It’s the same argument I made to her. If she loved me, that’s me, and not just a small part, but a big part.”
   “So, really, it was you wanting to be accepted and loved for who you are, and her wanting you to be willing to change because you loved her enough to do that.”
   “Yeah. I guess.” Wow. Exactly that. I’d just never been able to put it in simple enough terms before.
   “Well, it took me a long time to get my foot in the door with photography. I  worked as a helper for years while I was in high school and then as I  started college, and then I felt like I had to break out on my own. You 
need people who can stand behind you and what you want to do.”
   “You must have some amazing parents.” 
   “No.” Her face falls. “No, I don’t. But I had Jacob.” 
   My chest sinks. This is exactly how to turn a non-date/date into awkward-land. “Sorry, Norah, I . . .” 
   She holds her hand up between us. “I have way more sympathy from everyone in that house than I want. I don’t need yours, too.” 
   “Sorry.”
   “It’s okay.” She nods like she means it, but I can see frustration or hurt on her face. She steps around the car, pulls open the small picket fence gate, and lets it close behind her without a glance back.
As she opens the door to the house, I realize that I probably should have walked back with her. Or maybe it’s best that I keep my distance.
   In one day I’ve been on a complete roller-coaster with this girl who I  don’t know, and who I’m not even sure I’ll get a chance to know, but  that I think I might like to get to know.



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Author Jolene Perry

Jolene Perry is an enigmatic figure. She is most often seen behind her laptop, staring at the words flying onto the screen with reckless abandon.

She survived growing up in rural Alaska, driving like a lunatic, and her husband’s careers in the military, as a perpetual student, and an Alaska State Prosecutor. She also survived as a middle school math teacher using her degree of Political Science and French.

One day Jolene was playing her guitar (probably some-thing juvenile for her kids) when she wondered what it would be like to write a song for a rockstar, and her first book was born. (that book is shelved)

She now lives a very glamorous life as a stay at home mom, elbow deep in dirty dishes and peanut butter sandwiches. She doesn’t even attempt to keep up with the laundry because non-writing time is precious, and her family is sorta awesome.

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Author Rachael Anderson

Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four, can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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Author Kaylee Baldwin

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and graduated from Arizona State University

with a degree in English literature.
I currently live in southern Arizona with my husband, Jeremy, and our three children. When I am not writing, I enjoy reading, starting new craft projects, and spending time with my family.
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