Friday, May 10, 2013

Giveaway/Awesome Stories featuring Jillian Dodd!!!!

You guys will be seeing several posts featuring authors, and things that happened in their real lives that they included in their books. I love hearing these kinds of stories. My first author I will feature is JILLIAN DODD!!!

You guys know I love her books, I have raved about every one I have read. I am honored to be able to share some of Jillian Dodd's real life stories, that have inspired scenes in her book. She has graciously offered a giveaway as well. So don't forget to thank her in comments.

Remember in That Wedding, "when there is talk of the mom's in that book getting a Facebook page and sharing way too much information. One was about a hot fireman working down the street. That was based off a post that a friend of mine wrote about a fireman working on a hydrant in front of her house, needless to say, I, like the character in my book, drove over to check it out"

Me- I don't blame her who wouldn't want to see a hot fireman :p

"Another one is in KC's Date Me. One of my facebook friends was drinking and posted about how she was so "druk" (drunk) and I did a scene with one of my characters texting and say that he was druk."

Me- There were so many great scenes in this book!!! August needs to come sooner! I will get to buy myself the next book as a college graduation present. I graduate in August :D

If you have been living under a rock, and haven't heard of her amazing series, here is her books:

Gossip Girl meets Hollywood in this steamy new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.

Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table. 

She's just not sure she wants it anymore.

Because, really, things aren't all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. 
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. 
It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends. 

To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker. 
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. 
But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen

My Review for This Book--Click Here

I've always written scripts for my perfect life.
But no way could I have ever scripted this.
My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.
All because of a stalker.

I’m at a boarding school where I have to lie about who I am.
I can’t see my family.
I’m tutoring a Hottie God that tortures me with his smile.
The most popular girl already hates me.
But there’s this boy.
This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.
Because who knows how long I have left.

My Review for This Book--Click Here

I’m not scripting my life anymore. 
I’m living it.
I’m done with the God of all Hotties. 
I’m going to give my heart to the boy who I think deserves it.
The boy whose kisses are hotter than molten lava. 
The boy who offered me the key to his heart.
The boy who asked me to Homecoming in a big, sexy way.

There are so many things to look forward to. 
Parties at the Cave. Homecoming festivities. Drama Tryouts. Shopping trips to NY. 
But things aren’t always as perfect as they seem.
I find out that my best friend has been keeping a secret from me. 
Not that I can blame him. 
I have secrets too. 
But, for now, I’m going to pretend I’m just a normal girl. 
I’m going to pretend he’s not still out there.
I’m going to pretend he’s not getting desperate. 
I’m going to pretend I’ll never see him again. 
But, I will. 
And this time, I might not get away.

My Review for This Book--Click Here

Expected publication: August 15th 2013 by Bandit Publishing
(I need it now!!!)

That Boy is a contemporary romance about falling in love with the boys next door.

You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. 

There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible.

Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth.  Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me.  And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.

One boy will give me my very first kiss.
One boy will teach me to make out.
One boy will take me to prom.
And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him.
They will both be my best friends.
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is That Boy

( I still need to write my review for this book. I will get on it ASAP.)

The gorgeous engagement ring on my finger mimics my happiness.
I feel so sparkly, glittery, and full of promise, because I absolutely know he's that boy.
The boy I want to marry. My prince. My happily ever after.

But then our pastor starts asking lots of questions.
His parents say I haven’t dealt with my past. 
I have horrible wedding disaster dreams.
I can’t find the perfect dress.
I have to manipulate him to get my way.
An old boyfriend asks me to run away with him.
My best friend says I'm going to ruin everything.
And forever starts to sound like a really long time.

Which totally freaks me out and makes me question everything I know.

Should best friends get married? 
Will my past affect our relationship?
Are my horrible dreams a warning?
Will I ever find a dress?
Could his sexiness be clouding my judgment?
Am I going to ruin everything?
Or is it just a case of cold feet?

And then I have to decide. Am I willing to give up on true love forever, or am I going to listen to my heart and marry him?


  1. Oh this is absolutely wonderful, Cara! I recently bought Stalk Me and boy I'm I looking forward to reading it! Totally enjoyed this post. look forward to reading more. :)

  2. I love the hot fireman story! I love the Keatyn Chronicles and can't wait for Love Me! I read That Boy as well and I really need to get That Wedding :)

    1. Also, thanks for the giveaway! My favorite guy is Aiden because he's the one who truly loves her.

  3. Thanks, Jillian, for the Giveaway! Can't wait to finally read one of your books; I've hear such wonderful things!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Stalk Me is free on Amazon and Itunes for now Sometimes is 99 cents based on price matching, but it will go back to free a little bit. I just checked and it is listed as free.

  4. Thank you very much for the giveaway, hope to win, would love to read your books.

    1. Stalk Me is free on Amazon and Itunes for now Sometimes is 99 cents based on price matching, but it will go back to free a little bit. I just checked and it is listed as free.

  5. Thank you so much for the giveaway! So far I have only read That Boy, and I liked both boys. :) The Keatyn Chronicles are on my to read list and I can't wait to read That Wedding.

    1. Stalk Me is free on Amazon and Itunes for now Sometimes is 99 cents based on price matching, but it will go back to free a little bit. I just checked and it is listed as free.

  6. I have not read any of her books yet :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Stalk Me is free on Amazon and Itunes for now Sometimes is 99 cents based on price matching, but it will go back to free a little bit. I just checked and it is listed as free.

  7. Thank you for the giveaway jillian!