Monday, August 5, 2013

Guest Post: Out of Play by Nyrae Down and Jolene Perry

Out of Play by Nyrae Down and Jolene Perry
Published Date: August 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Genre: YA

The Story:
Rock star drummer Bishop Riley doesn't have a drug problem. Celebrities—especially ones suffering from anxiety—just need a little help taking the edge off sometimes. After downing a few too many pills, Bishop wakes up in the hospital facing an intervention. If he wants to stay in the band, he’ll have to detox while under house arrest in Seldon, Alaska. 
Hockey player Penny Jones can't imagine a life outside of Seldon. Though she has tons of scholarship offers to all the best schools, the last thing she wants is to leave. Who'll take care of her absentminded gramps? Not her mother, who can’t even be bothered to come home from work, let alone deal with their new tenants next door. Penny’s not interested in dealing with Bishop’s crappy attitude, and Bishop’s too busy sneaking pills to care. Until he starts hanging out with Gramps and begins to see what he’s been missing. If Bishop wants a chance with the fiery girl next door, he’ll have to admit he has a problem and kick it. Too bad addiction is hard to kick…and Bishop’s about to run out of time.
My Review: This was such a fun and cute book to read!  It did have it's sad moments too.  But I always love watching/reading as a new relationship blossoms.  Bishop and Penny are no different.  Penny is one kick-awesome gal. I love reading how she would play with the boys, and not worry about her safety.  She could take down the biggest hockey jock! 
Then there's Bishop, a rock star drummer with a problem, that takes something serious to open his eyes.  But, after talking with Penny, he starts to believe he'll never be good enough for her.  Will these two come together?  Pick up Out of Play to find out!

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

Jolene –
The most rewarding thing is people taking the time to drop me a line or tweet me or find me on Facebook to say they loved my story. Or related to my story. Or that something I wrote made them think. There’s nothing like it in the world.
Also. It NEVER gets old having a publisher say – Yes. We like this story. We believe in this story. We want to publish your book. It’s amazing. Every. Single. Time.

I’m going to say the same thing as Jolene. Hearing from readers that a book I have written touched them will get me every time. I’ve heard from girls who related to weight struggles like a girl from one of my books, or someone who lost a loved one to cancer, like happened in another. When a reader says my characters touched them—that their journey inspired them, it’s the most incredible experience an author can have!

About Nyrae:
Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn’s passion. There have been times in her life where she wasn’t able to chase that dream the way she desired, but she always found her way back to telling stories.

One of her loves has always been writing about teens. There’s something so fresh and fun about the age that she loves exploring. Her husband says it’s because she doesn’t want to grow up. She doesn’t think that’s such a bad thing and luckily for her, he doesn’t either.
Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she’s a total romantic at heart and proud.

Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.
When she’s not with her family, you can be pretty sure you’ll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her.

She writes for Entangled Publishing, Grand Central Publishing and is self-published.
Nyrae is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.

Nyrae Dawn also writes adult romance under the name Kelley Vitollo.
About Jolene:
Jolene grew up in South-central Alaska. She’s lived in Anchorage, near the Alyeska ski resort, on a cabin on an island on a lake, and then in a boring old house.
Jolene kissed a boy on her high school graduation night. One she’d wanted to kiss for a long time. They got married two years later, have built two homes together, survived military deployments, law school, student loan debt, and two children.
Jolene plays the guitar, takes pictures, and loves to hike. She doesn’t like rivers, but loves the ocean. She loves to fly, but gets motion sick. Her ultimate vacation would be to sail through the deserted islands in The Bahamas. Two years ago, she got that wish when her parents retired on a sailboat.

She taught high school French when she was only a few years older than her students, and then taught middle school math with her degree in political science and French.
She spends grocery money on designer fabric, shoes, and books.
Jolene cannot express how many times she wished she could write a whole novel. And now she has. Many times. Life is good.
Giveaway Details:
An annotated bound copy of OUT OF PLAY US Only
3 eBooks of OUT OF Play (International)

Tour Schedule:
7/29/2013- A Love Affair with Books             
7/30/2013- Books Over Boys                        
7/31/2013- A Bookish Escape                                   
8/1/2013- For What it's Worth Reviews                     
8/2/2013- Stuck in Books                                 
8/5/2013- Books Complete Me                                  
8/6/2013- Books With Bite                             
8/7/2013- The Eater of Books!                                  
8/7/2013- Fictionators                                       
8/8/2013- Fictitious Delicious                         
8/9/2013- Mostly YA Book Obsessed                       

1 comment:

  1. Oooo this sounds like an excellent read!! I can't wait to get my hands on it :)



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