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Feb 8, 2013

Book Blitz: The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan + Giveaway

C.J. Duggan's debut, The Boys of Summer, is a New Adult Contemporary Romance that released on December 17th, 2012 that is all about that summer romance.

Reading the synopsis conjures up nostalgic memories of past summers where everything was always more carefree. What is it about the summertime that always brings about that feeling? Hmm...

Anyway, today I've got an excerpt to share with you as well as a couple giveaways. Yes, couple... as in two, so don't miss out, booknerdigans!

About the book:

PictureTitle: The Boys of Summer
Author: C.J. Duggan
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: December 17, 2012

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 course language.
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About the author:

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.

Find C.J. Duggan online: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

The Boys of Summer Excerpt

“Don’t you dare.” I grabbed his arm, pulling him backwards. His eyes darted to where my hand rested on him. I didn’t move my hand, I couldn’t physically bring myself to break the contact; all of a sudden there were no smiles, no jokes, just him and me and our space on the couch. I could only hear the music and be aware of the heat of his skin and the rapid rise and fall of my chest in this moment.
The only thing that snapped me out of my daze was Toby’s words which seemed low and raspy.
“Is Adam your boyfriend?” His gaze flicked over my face as he waited for my answer. My mouth gaped open; I couldn’t hide the fact I was dumbfounded by the question.
I blinked quickly and took my hand from his arm. I struggled to construct a legible sentence.
“Oh – um, no, we’re just friends, it’s not like that.”
His stony expression didn’t falter, didn’t reveal any kind of emotion. He was so hard to read, and I wanted to read him so badly. He gave a small nod and handed me the CD cover.
“Better go and make sure these guys aren’t cheating.” And without another word, he got up and headed towards the pool table.

Giveaway #1:

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Giveaway #2:

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  1. I can't wait to read this book. I think I ran across this book a while back on GR, and I TBR'd it. I can't wait to read it!!

  2. Certainly an intense excerpt thank you.

  3. OMGosh, I'm so excited to read it!
    Aaah~! Jelly in the excerpt, that's awesome! :3 I can't wait to find out what happens next :D

  4. This looks great! Would love to read

  5. sounds really good. i'll be adding it to my forever long "to-read" list.

  6. 2 giveaways! How awesome are you!

  7. This sounds like a great read!

    Jolene A

  8. Totally captured my interest - short, but long enough to find out what's going on!

    Now on my TBR list,

  9. That excerpt makes me want to read it more than I already did! I've been wanting to read this so badly! Thanks for the chance to win it!


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