07 June 2017

Tour & Giveaway: Weird and Wonderful by Cece Barlow

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Weird and Wonderful by Cece Barlow.
Audience/Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction.
Publication: February 13th 2017.
Gin Autry must finish the last semester of high school in eclectic Austin with her hippie grandmother while Gin’s brother waits for heart surgery in Houston.

Instability reigns, but Gin uses the principles of feng shui to find balance and send positive energy to her brother. She also secretly hopes her voice-over actress dream will advance and true love will show up.

Instead, she falls for the wrong guy and clings to the wrong dream. Nothing in Gin’s life is balanced, but when death threatens her brother, she discovers true balance is about listening, compromise, and the guy in the friend zone.

Guest Post: Music Playlist

1-Weird and Wonderful is the title of my book and part of a lyric from "Bennie and the Jets." Must be on the playlist. (Haley Reinhart - Bennie and the Jets - American Idol Top 11 (2nd Week) - 03/30/11)

2-Gin's dream is to be a "Shooting Star" voice-over actress and who doesn't love a little Owl City. (Owl City - Shooting Star by OwlCityVEVO)

3-Gin is a Mushishi fan. "The Sore Feet Song" is the theme song. (Ally Kerr - The Sore Feet Song (live) by Ally Kerr)

4-Korean Pop! What else? (Girls` Generation(소녀시대) _ Gee _ MusicVideo by sment)

5-"Blue-Eyed Soul"—Jeff Whitehead, inspiration for Gin's brother Mack! (Jeff Whitehead- Blue Eyed Soul by Jeff Whitehead)

6-A Japanese power ballad—of course. (Greatest Love さい-あい(Sai-ai) - Masaharu Fukuyama by FalconsViewpoint)

7-Gin's an ordinary girl—Lorde's "Royals" is a must. (Lorde - Royals (US Version) by LordeVEVO)

8-Uh, Aaron is the most patient guy ever. "I Will Wait." (Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait by MumfordAndSonsVEVO)

9-"Build Me Up from the Bones," this is really Aaron and Gin's love story theme song. (Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up From Bones by SarahJaroszVEVO)

Weird and Wonderful's build-up to the Gin and Aaron's first kiss. Prepare for adorable overload.

[We stared at each other, and suddenly I was hoping he'd kiss me. The thought overwhelmed me. I don't know who moved first. Aaron stepped toward me. I leaned forward. Our foreheads collided with a crack. Stars burst in my eyes, and I landed on the bed with a thump.
"Ow." I pressed a hand against my forehead.
"Ow is right." He dropped on his haunches in front of me. "We keep mixing up the signals, don't we?" And then he smiled, a total Aaron—the world is a sunshiny place—smile.
My face heated up. What was I supposed to say?
"Gin, are you ready?" Mack called from below. Thank God.
"I have to go," I placed a hand over Aaron's and squeezed.
"Promise to talk later?" Aaron's eyes met mine, and I saw him, beyond the surface. The cogs within me began to shift—a curious feeling like I'd found something of great value in the most surprising place.
I nodded and then impulsively kissed his cheek. Aaron rose onto his knees. His hands cupped my shoulders. I'd never been so close to his face before or his eyes. Striations of amber formed a starburst around his pupils. I could see every curling eyelash.
His breath was warm against my lips and Lifesaver sweet.]

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Cece Barlow writes books for young adults and the young at heart. She's a a dash of fun, mixed in with some smart cookie and a splash of capable. She started her first fan fiction group injunior high and never stopped writing. Today, she writes about girls with lofty dreams and about the absolute craziness of falling in love.
When Cece's not writing, she curls up with a book, heads to a popcorn blockbuster, or kicks back to watch shooting stars. If she sees the moon in the daytime, she thinks she's lucky.
Cece lives in College Station, Texas with her college sweetheart Tim and two cats - one evil and one good.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for supporting the Weird and Wonderful blog tour! I appreciate the shout out. Beautiful blog. Cece