Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Woohoo - It's Release Day!

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Anaiah Press proudly presents
TESS IN BOOTS by Courtney Rice Gager,
a contemporary romantic novel that releases today!

Tess Dougherty plans every aspect of her life right down to the last detail. But she doesn’t plan on running her boyfriend off by bringing up the topic of marriage before he’s ready. And she doesn’t plan to lose her job on the day she’s set to receive a huge promotion. So when her perfect world unravels, Tess makes a new plan: disappear. 
Tess packs her bags and leaves her city apartment for a remote vineyard in North Carolina. At first, she’s put off by the slow pace of small-town life in the South. She’s especially irritated by Thatcher, the vineyard’s smart-mouth, dimple-faced farmhand. But she soon begins to appreciate the area’s charm, and Thatcher’s charm, too. She even swaps her trademark heels for a pair of cowboy boots. As Tess spends more time getting to know Thatcher, she finds herself loosening her grip on her old life little by little. Unfortunately, things on the vineyard aren’t as simple as they seem. There’s a secret here, and when the truth comes to light, Tess is forced to reconsider every plan she’s ever made. 

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About the Author:
Courtney Rice Gager

Courtney Rice Gager graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in creative writing. Courtney is also the author of The Buggy List. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

My Top 5 Pre-Book-Release Confessions

Ever wonder what goes through an author's mind the day before a book release? Wonder no more! Tess in Boots releases tomorrow (eep!) and I'm sharing my top 5 pre-book-release confessions, because well... why not?

Here they are, in no particular order:

1. I've stress-eaten two-thirds of a pumpkin cheesecake over the past week.

Okay more like three-fourths of a pumpkin cheesecake. Okay fine, all but two pieces, but let's not split hairs. If you must know, it was one of those enormous Costco cheesecakes. I regret nothing.

2. I am really, really excited! Like, little-kid-on-Christmas-morning excited.
I've been dreaming of this day for so long, and now that it's almost here I can hardly contain myself! Let's wake up at the crack of dawn and start obsessively checking sales rankings, shall we?

3. I feel like hiding under the table and/or barfing on my shoes.
I've been dreaming of this day for so long, and now that it's almost here I find myself questioning every last word in the book. What if it's a huge flop and everyone hates it and I have to start a new life in a small town in rural Oklahoma? Also, I just realized I can't spell Oklahoma without autocorrect. What kind of writer am I? If you need me, I'll be locked in a dark closet eating the rest of that pumpkin cheesecake.

4. I've obsessively packed my schedule in an effort to avoid thinking about release. 
I've managed to triple-book myself and generally overextend myself in every possible way for the next forty-eight hours or so. At first I thought it was just a randomly busy week, but I'm starting to think I may have done this on purpose so I don't end up actually locked in a dark closet annihilating the surviving slices of cheesecake.

5. I have an irresistible urge to hug a bunch of strangers.
That didn't come out right. What I mean to say is, I want to hug each and every reader who picks up and enjoys a copy of Tess in Boots. You are the best, readers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!