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Nov 13, 2013

#BOBblogoversary Day 25: Kelly Oram + Giveaway

Welcome to day twenty-five of my two-month long celebration event for Books Over Boys' three year anniversary! ;p If you would like to check out the first month, you can do so by clicking the link that says "click here for all things blogoversary related" underneath the B.O.B. Turns 3 tab located in my right sidebar.

Even though the official day for my blogoversary has come to pass, I'm still celebrating because the weeks following my very first blog post are still worthy of celebration, yaknow? Well, I think so, anyway. Or, I just want a reason to celebrate, so here we are!

First off, my blogoversary celebration is coming to a close! I mean, it probably felt never-ending to some (or most) of you but it gave my heart all the warm and fuzzies that I was able to feature every single person that stopped by Books Over Boys. You guys don't know how much that meant the world to me! Aack, I'll save all the mushy-gushy-it's-all-coming-to-an-end speech for the last day. ;p

For today's feature, I've got the fabulous Kelly Oram, author of the super awesome Jamie Baker series and the adorable Avery Shaw Experiment, here to add to all the fun we've been having! Being Jamie Baker was one of the books that I came across before I even created Books Over Boys. I remember browsing the net, coming across the super duper bomb book trailer, and immediately wanting to dive in!

When I finally got the chance, I devoured it in one enormous bite! It was that good! Ever since then, I've been a fan. The one thing about Oram that never fails to keep you coming back (well, me anyway) when you open up any of her books is how well she captures her characters' voices. She's got that down straight to a tee! To me, it's definitely what differentiates her from all the other authors.

Earlier this year, I noticed that Oram was releasing another stand-alone that sounded super cyoot. When it came out, I remember getting into bed, starting the book and... not stopping until four short hours (FOUR! I can't believe it. I don't normally keep track but it was so good, I read straight through the night) later when I flipped to the very last page. And that book was The Avery Shaw Experiment. If you've yet to check that one out, I highly recommend it!

Kelly Oram's books are always a joy to read and I always have my eye on what she's whipping up next, so it's a huge pleasure to have her here today!

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Huge kudos to the person that can tell me in the comments which scene or chapter this little snippet was taken from! ;p

I was married four days after September 11th. My husband had planned a surprise honeymoon to New York and Niagara Falls. Needless to say our trip was cancelled. We decided we’d go on our honeymoon for our one-year anniversary, but when that time came my husband had just landed a new job and didn’t have the time off. The following year we couldn’t go because I was about to have a baby. The year after that I was about to have another baby. For the next few years we were just too dang broke to go anywhere. Eight years later we were done having babies, our kids were older, we had the money and the vacation time, so we finally got to go on our honeymoon, only instead of New York we ended up going to Europe. Nine months later I had baby number three. Then, because baby number three was so much younger than kids one and two, I felt compelled to give him a playmate and had baby number four. Now I have four kids and probably won’t be able to go on another vacation until I’m sixty. Long story short: Europe is a really romantic place!

I use divider plates when I eat because I hate it when all the different kinds of food on my plate touch. Is that weird?

I hate when I fall in love with a new book only to realize it’s the first in a new series and I’ll have to wait three or four years to read the end of it. I CAN’T!

About the author:

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

Connect with Kelly Oram: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Giveaway details:

  1. One entry per household.
  2. There will be one winner per book/series.
  3. You must be 15 years or older.
  4. Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
  5. Giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
  6. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.
  7. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  8. Good luck!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The giveaway is open internationally but the paperbacks and swag packs are for the US ONLY, unless stated otherwise. If you have any questions, please email me at booksoverboys at hotmail. Thank you!

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  1. Favorite song today is Unity by Shinedown!

  2. Stand-alones, series, or companions? Either. I can be patient when waiting on the next in a series (most of the time) :-)

  3. My day is pretty bad at this point. I'm having an allergic reaction to something and I am fully of benedryl so it's just a matter of time before I pass out.

  4. Finished my book review for my US Military History class woo hoo!!

  5. Today is a good day. I'm catching up on Sleepy Hollow (thank goodness for On Demand).


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