28 April 2014

Book Tour & Giveaway: The Weather Girl by Amy Vastine



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The Weather Girl
by Amy Vastine.
Audience/Genre: Contemporary Romance, Clean Read.
Publication: January 1st 2014 by Harlequin.
Turbulence is in their forecast

Summer Raines knows when it's going to rain. She can feel it. That's why the local weather girl's so good at her job. Too bad she couldn't have foreseen the tumultuous arrival of Travis Lockwood, everybody's favorite star NFL quarterback. Make that former star NFL quarterback. Sidelined back to Texas after an injury, the golden boy is trying to steal her precious on-air time. Summer is reduced to reporting from…football games. It's enough to make her quit and become a storm-chaser like her parents. She's stuck with a career that's going nowhere and a man who delights in her refusal to be charmed. Falling in love isn't nearly as easy as predicting the weather

An exerpt for you...

Travis continued taking pictures while they took turns coming up with new and interesting vocations to which Travis could aspire. Summer’s favorite was Travis Lockwood, Eating Challenge Champion. There was a hot wings competition at this little place near the station she was going to make sure he entered. She was about to mention it to him when a loud clicking noise went off by her ear. Summer sat up on her elbows. Just then, water shot out of the in-ground sprinkler, hitting her with a force she couldn’t have expected.
They both jumped up as the entire field came to life, showering the dried-up grass and the two friends with shockingly cold water. Travis protected his camera and ran for the track. The old groundskeeper shouted at the younger man, who must have accidentally turned the system on. He was now oblivious because of the music being pumped into his ears.
Instead of running, Summer stood in the middle of the field and laughed. Once she got used to it, the cool water felt nice. She lifted her arms and tilted her face up to the sky. She closed her eyes and spun around as if dancing in the rain like when she was little. It was her mother’s favorite thing to do. They’d strip off their socks and shoes and jump around in the wet grass while the heavens poured down. Their clothes would stick to their skin, and their hair would flatten and fall in their faces, but it was the best part of storm chasing.
Summer opened her eyes to find Travis standing on the track with his camera in hand. He took one more photo of her before bringing the camera down. The old groundskeeper finally figured out how to shut the sprinklers off and the water stopped its assault. Summer locked eyes with Travis, and her heart picked up the pace.
He moved toward her slowly, never breaking his stare. Summer let her gaze wander from the slightly damp T-shirt that stretched across his chest, to his narrow hips and back up to his clean-shaven, taut jawline. He stopped in front of her and placed a hand on her cheek. There was a strange uncertainty in his eyes.
“Did you know that one inch of rain falling over one square mile is somewhere around 17.4 million gallons of water?” Summer asked, wishing the wet ground would open up and swallow her whole.
“Why did you invite me here?” His tone had an edge to it.

Summer wanted to step back but was frozen. “I’m trying to help you.”

Travis dropped his hand, releasing the imaginary hold he had on her. “Help me what?”

“Find what you love to do, so you can do it,” she admitted. It sounded almost as strange as her weather facts. She was sure the next question would be why. Why did she want to help him?
Travis bent down to snatch up the camera bag that he’d left behind when he ran for the track. “Anything to get your thirty seconds back, right? If I leave KLVA, you’ll get what you want. Sorry to disappoint you, Weather Girl. It looks like you’re stuck with me.”
His accusation was unexpected. He shoved his camera in the wet bag, then slung it over his shoulder. Summer watched as he strode away, wiping the water from her face. His mood changed faster than the weather around these parts, but unlike the weather, this she had never seen coming.





- Grand Prize: $25 Amazon gift card, red umbrella, signed copy of THE WEATHER GIRL, umbrella bookmark, and decorative box (US Only)
- 5 ebooks of The Weather Girl (INT)
- April 21 - May 11


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Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.

In September of 2012, she saw a tweet about Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write contest. She entered, hoping for nothing more than a little feedback from some people in the business. Amazingly, The Weather Girl made it into the semi-finals, thanks to the many wonderful voters out there! The manuscript didn't make it to the finals, but the editors over Harlequin were still interested. A few revisions later and The Weather Girl was contacted for publication with Harlequin Heartwarming - a dream come true!

Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.





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10 comments:

  1. Thank you for participating in the blog tour! I appreciate the opportunity to share this excerpt with your readers :)

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  2. I love sunny days with some wind to cool me down :)

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  3. I love the weather when it is raining lightly.

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