Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Tour--ALL THE COLORS OF LOVE

ALL THE COLORS OF LOVE by Jessica Freely
A gay young adult science fiction romance

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.

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.

ABOUT JESSICA

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.

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Check out ALL THE COLORS OF LOVE at Dreamspinner Press.

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Hey readers,

Square of the hippopotamus. ROFL. Pretty sure that’s what math sounded like when I took it too.

Check out the rest of the tour here.

And don’t forget to comment for a chance at a prize.

Jessica will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

19 comments:

  1. Good morning everyone! Thank you, Mary, for having me today, and thanks to Goddess Fish for putting together this fabulous blog tour for me. I love to hear from readers so please feel free to ask me anything. Oh, and of course, leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway!

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  2. Thank you for the excerpt.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. You're welcome, Rita! Good luck in the giveaway!

    *waves at Goddessfish*

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  4. This sounds like an odd and intriguing premise! LOL.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  5. How difficult for Harry to have a super villain as a father! The father/son dynamic can be fraught with angst even in a "normal" family!

    Please count me in for the giveaway! Thanks!
    qbeeqt @ yahoo . com

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  6. Sounds good. Please count me in.

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  7. Hey there, Catherine, Maya, Sin, thanks for stopping by! Catherine -- yeah, I'm all about the odd and intriguing. ;) And Maya -- absolutely. I love angst. I'm the angst queen. :)

    Good luck in the giveaway!

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  8. Angst queen, huh? We'll have to get you a crown for that! :)

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  9. Just want to tell everyone to go and buy this book! It's wonderful and such a fun read you shouldn't miss it.


    ilona
    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

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

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  11. Ashely, yes! What does an angst queen's crown look like, do you think?

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    1. Lots of evil looking spikes, and plenty of glitter... can't forget the glitter. :D

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  12. Lonie, thank you so much, doll! And Eva, good to see you here!

    Good luck on the giveaway, everyone!

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  13. Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  14. Hi Natasha. You are very welcome. :)

    Everyone, I'll be back on Monday to announce the winner of the giveaway. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Hi everyone, I'm tallying up the comments now and I'll be selecting a winner using Random.org. I'll announce that tomorrow morning, along with a little surprise for all of you!

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  16. 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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