Hey guys! Welcome to the blog! And for today, I get to kick start Rachel Harris’ MY NOT SO SUPER SWEET LIFE blog tour (organized by Rockstar Book Tours!), as it starts today! YAY!
I am so excited for a couple of reasons. First, because I’m part of this tour, and I have my interview with author Rachel Harris below. Second, MY NOT SO SUPER SWEET LIFE comes out today! And I cannot wait to read it! Because. I must know what happens next to Cat’s life.
Stick around and follow the tour for more awesome prizes to win and more fun articles to read!
Hi Rachel! Welcome to Coffee, Books and Me. 🙂
Thanks so much for having me!
How are you feeling that my not so super sweet life will be coming out soon? (today)
I’m thrilled! And, well, terrified 😉 It is always so exciting to know your book is out there. Being read and hopefully loved as much as you love it. It also never gets any less nerve-wracking for me. But I plan to spend release day celebrating with my family and friends, enjoying the fact that the characters I love so much are being enjoyed by others. And eating my weight in Chinese dumplings at P.F. Changs 😉
Does the feeling of joy of publishing books lessen as the number of books you write increase?
Not at all. I think it changes slightly. With my debut, it was new. Surreal. Now with each release, I understand it a bit more, but it never fails to make me giddy and scared and so very grateful.
What is the most swoony moment we should watch out for in this book? If you may share..that is.
This book has a TON of them! This special companion to the series is a contemporary romance with hints of magic, as opposed to a time travel fantasy, which means I was able to dive deep into their relationship…and up the swoon
Here’s an exclusive quick snippet from one of those moments
Turning in Lucas’s arms, I shift my legs around his hips and clasp my hands around his neck. I realize I’m putting off the inevitable. In therapy-level denial that beyond this private beach, a world of chaos awaits. It’ll be there tomorrow. Heck, it’ll be there in an hour when we have to leave. But I’m not ready for reality yet. I want to lose myself in my boyfriend’s kisses and tune out the endless questions circling my brain.
Lucas lifts an eyebrow, lowering his gaze to my mouth. “Can I help you?” he asks, shifting his hold to the small of my back. He tugs me closer, and my ankles lock behind him. “Is it PG-13 time?”
Despite everything, I smile, even as butterflies begin to swarm. Leaning forward, I whisper in his ear, “Yep. And if you’re lucky, I’ll even consider pushing that rating.”
His breath hitches, a strangled sound caught between a groan and a chuckle, and a thrill of excitement passes through me. I love that I affect him so easily. It proves that he really is here just for me. That he’s as into this thing between us as I am. I scoot back, watching as his chocolate eyes smolder, and my heart squeezes inside my chest.
I’ll never get used to the way he looks at me.
Lucas believes I’m beautiful. The way his eyes both soften and blaze, the way he holds me in his arms. Solid, like he never wants to let me go. Strong, like I can always depend on him. Even though I know he’s the beautiful one, Lucas makes me feel special. Cared for. Wanted.
Only one other guy ever did that, shot past my defenses and tipped my world on its axis. That was Lucas’s Renaissance ancestor, Lorenzo. His sixteenth-century doppelganger was my first kiss—my first boy anything. He opened my heart during my time travel jaunt, taught me how to trust again, and more importantly, he gave me hope. Despite not knowing where I came from, or even who I really was, he got me. There’s no denying that my time in the past with Lorenzo was nothing short of a fairy tale.
But being with Lucas in my own time? Being one hundred percent myself?
This is real. And it blows my ever-loving mind.
(EEP! THAT just blew my mind! 🙂 )
Upcoming books or promo tours/events we can catch you on soon?
The Fine Art of Pretending releases in September, and ARCs are being printed for Book Expo of America as we speak. So excited for this book!! Then later this year, I’ll also have book three in my adult romance series, tentatively titled Crazy in Love. As for events, I’m all over the place the year You can find my complete travel and event details on my website here: http://rachelharriswrites.com/events
Thanks for dropping by Rachel! 🙂
Thank you so much for having me!
Title: MY NOT SO SUPER SWEET LIFE
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: April 21, 2014
Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.
Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.
As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.
Well, and the stalkerazzi.
As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends.
She grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother and staying up late sneak reading her mam’s favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
She homeschools her two beautiful girls and loves watching reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!
1 a handmade sterling silver necklace that retailed over $130. It is an eight petal rose and a replica of the one Lucas gives Cat for Valentine’s Day in the book. And 1 rare, signed paperback. US Only.
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4/21/2014- Coffee, Books and Me– Interview
4/22/2014- Meredith & Jennifer’s Musing– Review
4/22/2014- Vi3tbabe– Excerpt
4/23/2014- Pandora’s Books– Review
4/23/2014- Stuck In Books– Guest Post
4/24/2014- The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club– Review
4/24/2014- Library of a Book Witch– Excerpt
4/25/2014- Every Free Chance Book Reviews– Review
4/25/2014- Book Loving Mom– Excerpt
4/28/2014- The Book Belles– Review
4/28/2014- Mercurial Musings– Excerpt
4/29/2014- Mundie Moms– Review
4/29/2014- The Cover Contessa– Guest Post
4/30/2014- Book Angel Booktopia– Review
4/30/2014- Swoony Boys Podcast– Interview
5/1/2014- Bookaholics Anonymous– Review
5/1/2014- TSK TSK What to Read– Excerpt
5/2/2014- Once upon a twilight– Review
5/2/2014- Fantasy Book Addict– Guest Post