Thursday, April 18, 2013

BOOK BLAST: THE BOYS OF SUMMER BY CJ DUGGAN

Today, we are participating in a Book Blast Event hosted by IMR Blog Tours and have a guest post below by C.J. Duggan. This was actually already in the TBR pile, so we couldn't wait to jump on this opportunity to tell everyone about this book! We are so excited to feature our 3rd Australian author on the blog! 

The Boys of Summer (Summer #1) by C.J. Duggan 

It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.

To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

Warning: sexual references, and occasional coarse language. 
Published: 12/17/2012
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult

Guest Post: 

Q: How long did it take you to write The Boys of Summer?


A: The Boys of Summer has proud roots formed in November 2011 NaNo month. National Novel Writing Month is a global activity where anyone can join in in the attempt to write 50k in one month. I thought it would be a bit of fun, and initially planned to tackle a edgier world gone wrong drama, but then The Boys of Summer seeped into my subconscious and completely took me over. I had such a clear, concise direction the characters had me going. I wrote in my blog the fear of not being able to ever replicate the joy of writing like I had writing the BOS. I managed to smash the quota with 77k for the month, and It took me  5 months to complete the first rough draft, and it was very rough! Then in a few months it was edited, re written, completely run through the ringer until it was polished. It took over a year in the mechanics to build the story, but it is a story that has been waiting to be written for a very, very, long time. It all just clicked into place I am really fortunate that I had such a great time creating it.


Also, look out for Book 2 in the Summer series titled An Endless Summer expected to release July 17th! 


Where to find The Boys of Summer 

Amazon (U.S) Digital | Amazon (U.S) Paperback | Amazon (U.K) Digital

Amazon (U.K) Paperback | Barnes and Noble | Apple iBooks | Kobo



Author Bio:

C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.

The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.
For more on C.J and ‘The Summer Series’, visit www.cjdugganbooks.com.

Where to find CJ:
WEB | BLOG | TWITTER | FACEBOOK
GOOD READS | FACEBOOK (The Boys of Summer)



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