Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Giveaway/Guest Post: The Do Over by A.L. Zaun

Title: The Do Over
Author: A.L. Zaun
Release date: May 20th, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17381854-the-do-over

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/The-Do-Over-ebook/dp/B00CVSCNE0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370535634&sr=8-1&keywords=the+do+over

Life doesn't look like it's supposed to for Daniela, aka Dani. After a painful break-up with Rick, Dani decides she doesn't want to deal with the hassles of relationship.

After almost two years, Dani's friends stage an intervention, forcing her out of her holding pattern and back into the real world of dating.

Liam, a down to earth firefighter, may be just the person to show her she’s still worth something. Their chemistry is instant and electric. But will Dani be able to trust her patched-up heart with him?

And what will happen when Rick decides he’ll go to any lengths to get her back?

Author’s Take on the Leading Man in The Do Over
By A.L. Zaun

A little bit about Liam Lucas. Several years back when the last thing in the world I was remotely interested in, since I was a single mom of a toddler, was dating, my friends teased me about it and told me I had to be open to the possibilities that existed. I didn't need the distraction until a certain gentleman walked through my doors with the most intense blue eyes, and I quickly reconsidered my position on dating.

Pretty much from the get go, Paul Walker was my muse for Liam. There's just something about Paul's eyes, the ways he moves, his smile, and let's face it have you watched kissing scenes? The man can kiss. He just embodied Liam Lucas.

Liam, however, is a character that is my ideal. I love the fact that he's the good guy. Even thought he's experienced tragedies that have defined much of who he is, those events of the past don't keep him from embracing his present and even hoping for a future. He's confident in who he is and when his friends give him a hard time about his being whipped, he doesn't let it affect him or alter the way he treats his girl. While he is quite smitten, he isn't a push over.

I love that he's just an all around great character. I think he's sexy, smart, sweet, swoony, but also manly.

There's also Rick Marin. Sigh, what would The Do Over be if it weren't for Rick? Probably a sappy lovestory. While many people hate him and want to punch him, Rick made this story different. He wasn't the beloved that let her get away. He was a self-centered, arrogant jerk. But even Rick wasn't all bad, he really wasn't, if you paid close attention.

Rick's character is a compliation of the many men I've dated, and when I've talked to other women in Miami about men, they all agree that Rick is typical—although that's a gross generalization. He's probably a little bit on the extreme side.

Clearly Rick's vice is himself—everything that comes out of his mouth, the thoughts in his head are just assine. Through his POV, you got to know Rick in the Raw. However, he does clean up well. He's an educated professional. He's extremely successful in his career, but having grown up in an indulgent lifestyle with little responsibility, Rick doesn't truly know how to appreciate people and things.

About the Author:
A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature a long time ago. A degree she didn’t use at all in her professional endeavors. She loves to read, write and take pictures. She walks around with her camera, and most importantly she has her e-reader available at all times. Healthcare Management by day, Mommy in the evening and most nights, you can find her sitting in front of her laptop with a bottle of Diet Pepsi, bringing the voices in her head to life on the pages of her debut novel, The Do Over.

Author Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/alzaun01
Twitter: https://twitter.com/anaz01

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  1. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  2. I'm so excited to read this book! I've heard so many great things about it. Thank you for the giveaway!