So how do I feel right now about this particular giveaway?
By this point, you guys should definitely know who counselor is. If you don't, you haven't been reading the ROBsessed Giveaway posts. At all. ;)
In fact, there will be no FanFiction Friday at the bottom of the post because it's all blended up in this goodness.
counselor has published her first story on Amazon! Me and Mom Fall for Spencer by Diane Munier was released last weekend and is the star of our giveaway. You might have read the fanfic (Me and Mom Fall in Love with Edward) but in case you haven't, here is the synopsis for the published work:
The house next door to Sarah and her mother Marie has been vacant since the murder that happened there when Sarah was ten. Their neighbor, Frieda, was like a second mother to Sarah and she died brutally and the neighborhood never recovered. No one has lived in Frieda’s house for seventeen years.
Imagine Sarah’s surprise when it finally sells to an on-line buyer. She looks through the thick growth separating her house from the other and a wild man looks back.
He’s not exactly wild. He’s thirty-seven year old Spencer Gundry. Once he shaves the beard and gets a haircut, he’s not hard to look at.
Well Sarah’s mom doesn’t think so, and neither does she. Problem is, Spencer has a few secrets of his own.
I looooooved this leading male - Spencer. Oh my goodness. And this leading female - Sarah? She was hilarious. Laugh-out-loud funny. Her inner thoughts are a treasure. The lightness, sexiness and hilarity that unfolds in the beginning is a joy. When the story shifts gradually into serious and deeper issues, you find yourself completely committed to the healing and happiness of the characters. You've laughed, cried and swooned this whole time so that you long for Sarah to grab her piece of light in the darkness and never let go. It brings a smile to my face remembering this reading adventure and you won't be disappointed by this debut novel.
counselor has also reported on her Fanfiction.net page that several other stories are being pulled except for the first chapter. If you haven't saved or read these yet, you have until March 7th to get busy! Here are the stories being pulled and we'll eventually see on her Diane Munier Amazon page:
- Darnay Road - oh this rich, coming-of-age story. This story is a gem and wonderfully relatable. This is also the next story to be published later this month! Click HERE to check it out and look whose name is the same. *le sigh*
- My Wounded Soldier - SCREAMING! This one. I'd like this book optioned and Rob starring. TYVM.
- My Ex-Con - OMG. Could I love a ex-con more??? I think not. Not that I have experience loving ex-cons or anything. I just mean...oh you guys get what I mean. He's HOT and so loving and knows how to get down down down.
- Bringing Bella Home - I feel like this one is underrated compared to the period cousin, MWS, but BBH is wonderful. The strong, silent type never had meant so much.
- Love Like a Hurricane - What an excellent title because I felt like the love in this story was oh helluva twister, just like love can be. Whips your heart up into a mess and you can't see any way out of it but with that one person. I love when we go on serious adventures in counselor's stories and this is no exception.
- Roar Like a Lion - If you haven't noticed already, counselor doesn't just do exceptional (and unique) characterizations of Edward & Bella, she NAILS her supporting characters. Each story, they're all fantastic and this is another one that features a great bond between Edward & Jasper.
- Look How You Turned Out - I loved this Bella in a similar way that I loved the Bella in Me and Mom Fall in Love with Edward (now published and featured in this giveaway!). They're stories that let us get deep into Bella's mind and I love seeing Edward through Bella's mind ;)
- Finding My Thunder - This story read the most personal to me. I felt deeply invested in Bella "finding her thunder". Maybe it's because of the tragic elements that make the story very emotional. Likely it's just counselor's skill to take her readers down the roads she paves and experiencing her characters lives so fully. Yeah that sounds about right.
My adoration is clear. I've followed counselor's stories for years and I'm very happy for her. We're going to do it up for her and this will be a worldwide giveaway with 4 winners, running 2 weeks with lots of ways to enter and win! Check out the details....
- You only have to click a button, which you'll see when you enter. Tweeting the giveaway, following Diane on Twitter and visiting her Facebook page are optional but give you more chances to win!
- Giveaway is worldwide!
- You MUST enter using Rafflecopter or your entry will not be counted
- You can enter once a day, everyday, until the closing date - Friday, March 20th
- There will be 4 winners receiving an eBook (Kindle) of Me and Mom Fall for Spencer by Diane Munier! You can download Kindle apps for free. We can give winners instructions if needed.
- Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced after the giveaway ends
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Who are our winners for Walking on Trampolines??
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Congrats Cathy and Betsi! We'll email you to get your mailing address.
If you want to purchase any of the latest books featured in this post, click the Amazon links to buy now!