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Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday's Muse~Great Contemp Read and Giveaway


For you contemporary fans out there today I'm wishing happy anniversary to a fantastic book that just got a new look, I Loved You First by my friend Reena Jacobs. Here is a bit about it:

Alexandria (Alex) Carmichael guards two secrets close to her heart. One―she’s in love with her best friend, Seth. Two―he’s gay.

As a freshman in college, Alex looks forward to fun times with her best friend. When Seth decides cycling through girlfriends is the way to fit in with the straight crowd, Alex must make a choice: watch Seth give his affection to another while her heart breaks or come clean with her feelings and risk losing his friendship forever.

I LOVED YOU FIRST is a new adult love story told through the eyes of Alex, an African-American/Caucasian student, who takes a journey of self-discovery while watching her best friend come to terms with his sexuality.

Available at Barnes & Nobles || Smashwords || The Book Depository || Amazon || CreateSpace

Are you ready to see the fabulous new cover? Well before we do, here's a bit about the giveaway Reena is hosting. 

Reena: Every day between today and August 3rd I'm going to do a giveaway. Each giveaway will run from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm. At the end of each giveaway, I'll randomly select a commentator from the posts featured that day. Readers can find a list of the daily winners on my blog. What’s up for grabs? The winner will be able to select one eBook from Smashwords. I don’t know if any indie publishers have lost their minds, but just in case, the upper limits of this prize is $9.99. 

GRAND PRIZE: One commentor over the course of the tour will win a $25 gift certificate. For further details stop by Reena's blog, but don't forget to comment here first to enter to win both the daily and grand prize.

Thanks Reena! Now on to the fabulous new cover:

Here's how to enter the giveaway: Fill out the rafflecopter for below and answer this question in the comments: How much would you give up to protect a friend?

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35 comments:

  1. I don't really read much New Adult fiction, so this would make a change from what I'm used to. I look forward to reading it. :)

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    1. Excellent Rebecca, change is good! ;)

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  2. how much would i give up to protect a friend? tough question. if it's a secret nothing much because i can keep one.

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    1. regarding new adult fiction, it's something that i haven't been really into that much but i welcome any books that piques my interest so i don't see any problems with it. variety in reading material would probably be one good reason that would draw me to NA fiction.

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    2. I haven't read much new adult either Ao, but I'm excited about adding more of it to my to-read list too!

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  3. I've never read New Adult fiction book before, but I'm happy to discover this new genre for me. Btw the new cover looks beautiful!

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    1. Me too! On both counts, love that cover!

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  4. Maybe the thought that New Adult fiction revolves around older teens or twenty-somethings so it's easier for me to relate to the MC.

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    1. You've got to love relatable characters! ;) I'm loving the emergence of this genre.

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  5. I have a few friends and I'm willing to give up for them , as long as I know that it'll ultimately lead to something goof.
    As for the New Adult Fiction, I think it's different and relatable. It's what you see daily! :)

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    1. So true. It's great to have relatable fiction for an age group that has been overlooked in fiction for such a long time.

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  6. New Adult fiction sounds like a concept who's time has come. What a great giveaway, Heather.

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  7. the stories and the character. I like conflict in stories :)

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    1. Me too! No book is complete without it.

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  8. Awesome variety of answers. As for me, New Adult brings me back to my younger years. A few days ago I was sitting in the restaurant with my husband. People in the NA age group surround us. Made me wish I could do it all over again!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. That's what I love about the genre, it takes me back. Thanks for dropping by, BTW. Loved featuring your book!

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  9. i guess it all depends on how good of friends you are and what the circumstance is.

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  10. I just lik it. Plenty of romance, good writing, pretty covers, ect ;)

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  11. Love the new cover...Reena writes wonderful books! Thanks for hosting for her!

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  12. I have only read a couple of books that fall in the New Adult fiction genre, but I love how they are just getting started on their adult path and the stories seem highly energetic to me.

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  13. My reading taste is eclectic. If it's a well written story that intrigues me, I'm willing to give it a try.

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  14. I would try to give up anything for a friend!! Because the only friends that I have are few and I know they're real. They're like brother and sisters to me =)

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  15. Really like this cover. Ah freshman year, so much stuff happens!

    I think for my close friends, I would give up money and give to them if would help them and they were in need.

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  16. This sounds interesting Heather. Thanks for sharing. Another great read, I'm sure!

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  17. it's depending on the situation and how close the friendship are.

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  18. If I say I would give up everything that would probably be not true. Given a situation I think I would depending who the friend is :P

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  19. Depending on the friend, I could give up a lot.

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  20. It depends on the person i have to save... if its my best-est buddy i'll do anything to protect her while it is some one who pretends to be my friend and well wisher but is not in real i might not do anything...

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  21. I'm also gonna say it depends on who it is. I wouldn't give up anything drastic (my life, etc) but I'd like to think i would give up a lot.

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  22. Everyone is so generous. I admit to having a selfish streak. I'd be willing to give up a lot, but I can see myself doing it grudgingly. haha

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  23. I am a fiercely loyal friend, so I would be able to give up a lot for a really close friend.

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  24. The new adult genre draws me in because I've been reading young adult ever since I was 11. Most young adult books have characters that are aged 13 - 16. Well, I'm a Senior in high school and I don't relate to people that young anymore. I identify with some people in the new adult genres more because they have the same worries as me. That's why I love the new adult genre.

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  25. It's relatively new so I haven't tried reading any books of this genre yet. I'm planning to do so soon!

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  26. Thank you greatly for being such a wonderful host, Heather! :)

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