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Mar 17, 2014

Book Spotlight + Giveaway: Upside Down by Lia Riley

Title: Upside Down (Off the Map, #1)
Author: Lia Riley
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release date: August 5, 2014

If You Never Get Lost, You’ll Never Be Found

Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying goodbye to painful memories—and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she’ll pretend to be a carefree exchange student. Everything is going to plan until she meets a surly surfer with hypnotic green eyes, and the troubling ability to see straight through her act.

Bran Lockhart is having the worst year on record. After the girl of his dreams turned into a nightmare, he slunk back to Melbourne to piece his life together. Yet no amount of disappointment could blind him to the pretty California girl who gets past all his defenses. He’s never wanted anyone the way he wants Talia. A single semester abroad won’t cover something this serious. But when Bran gets a stark reminder of why he stopped believing in love, he and Talia must decide if what they have is once-in-a-lifetime . . . or if there’s a plane to California with her name on it.
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About the author:

Photo Credit: Kitti Homme
Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling fourex with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.

She and her family live mostly in Northern California. Her New Adult romance debut, Upside Down, releases August 5th from Grand Central/Forever.

Connect with Lia Riley: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Giveaway details:

  • Open to residents of US/Canada only
  • The giveaway runs from March 17th until March 31st
  • One (1) winner will receive the Upside Down gift bag, featuring:
    • a $25 Amazon gift card
    • a University of Melbourne tote and pen
    • a scratch-off-where-you've-been world map
    • chocolate Koalas
    • TimTams
    • a retro Melbourne Tram button
    • Off the Map magnets

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  1. Looks like a amazing book, love the cover. So sweet and romantic :)

  2. Thank you, I am so in love with it :)


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