Sunday, July 8, 2012

Reality Check Tour Kickoff, Sneak Peek, Bachelorette Poll, and Giveaway Info

Welcome to the
Reality Check Blog Tour
"Bachelorette" Event!

Book Bug

Since Reality Check is about a reality dating show, we thought it would be fun to have a “Bachelorette” themed tour. Join us for this fun event to read reviews of Reality Check, learn more about the author (she is awesome!), discuss everyone's favorite guilty pleasure, The Bachelorette, and have a chance to win a copy of this fun summer read!

Also, while you are here, take the "Favorite Bachelorette" poll, located in the right sidebar.

Title: Reality Check
Author: Karen Tuft
Release Date: June 2012
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Genre: LDS Romance
After college graduation, Lucy Kendrick heads home with big plans for work, travel, and relishing her freedom which means no romantic entanglements. But her two best friends have other ideas. Lucy is seriously steamed when she realizes they've signed her up to be a contestant on the reality dating show Soulmates, but she decides not to renege and soon finds herself in Los Angeles a small-town Mormon girl vying for the love of millionaire bachelor Ethan Glass. At first this cute, smart, fun young woman, who would rather pray than party, bewilders Ethan. But his interest and admiration grow with every encounter. However, the conniving associate producer is determined to stir up some made-for-TV drama and takes strides to make this reality television show anything but real. When the show finally airs, Lucy has been recast as someone she unquestionably is not. Lucy is left humiliated in front of the world, and Ethan is left wondering who the Lucy is that he was falling in love with. Will the duplicities that have created this humiliation ever come to light? And will the truth emerge too late for the would-be soulmates?
Giveaway Info

Karen is generously donating a paperback copy of Reality Check plus a starfish charm bracelet to one lucky reader. All you have to do to gain entries is to leave a comment on any of the tour stops. Each comment will gain you an entry. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

For those readers who prefer a non-LDS read, I am also giving away an ARC copy of The Selection by Kiera Cass. It is such a cute book with a reality based dating show as well.

Make sure you leave your email address and which book you are entering for in your comments (i.e. Reality Check, The Selection, or Both).

Also, check out the contest going on Karen's blog this summer at


July 9: Book Bug - Tour Kickoff + Sneak Peek + Giveaway + “Bachelorette” Polls
July 9: "Bachelorette" Episode - The Final 3
July 10: Getting Your Read On - Review
July 11: A Tuft Act to Follow - “Bachelorette” Episode Recap
July 12: Book Bug - Update and "Bachelorette" Thoughts
July 12: Getting Your Read On - “Bachelorette” Post
July 13: Fire and Ice - “Bachelorette” Post
July 14: Why Not? Because I Said So! - “Bachelorette” Post
July 16: "Bachelorette" Episode - The Men Tell All
July 17: Bookworm Lisa - Review + Author Guest Post
July 18: A Tuft Act to Follow - “Bachelorette” Episode Recap
July 19: Fire and Ice - Review
July 20: Why Not? Because I Said So! - Review
July 20: LDS Women's Book Review - Review
July 22: "Bachelorette" Episode - Finale and After the Final Rose
July 23: A Tuft Act to Follow - "Bachelorette" Finale Recap
July 24: Book Bug - Bachelorette Trivia Quiz
July 24: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - Author Interview
July 25: Book Bug - Review
August 14: Book Bug - Tour Wrap-up + Giveaway Winners

Sneak Peek

First Chapter -  

                     About the Author
Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU then graduated from the University of Utah in music theory as a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger. She as spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions along the Wasatch Front. She also has a 75 percent success rate when it comes to matchmaking and is a beg believer in happy endings. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel, whether by car, plane, or paperback.

"A Tuft Act to Follow" Blog | "Lyrics Without the Chord Change" Blog | Facebook
Purchase the Book


  1. Reality Check sounds really fun! I'd love to win it!

    cleanteenfiction at gmail dot com

    If you ever need other blogs for your blog tours I'd be interested.

    Clean Teen Fiction
    Clean Adult Fiction

  2. Reality Check sounds like a great weekend read! I like to chill and read nonstop on the weekends! My kids count the # of books I read.

    Thanks for the chance!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  3. What a fun book! I've never heard of it before, but would love to win! I've also been really interested in The Selection, but would pick Reality Check over that one. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Jana Sparkles {at} yahoo {dot} com

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

  4. This looks like a fun contest. I would LOVE to win Reality Check!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm entering for both :)

  6. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win The Selection!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  7. The sneak peek was awesome!!! I most definitely want to win a copy of Reality Check!!!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the new book coming out!

    I'm entering for Reality Check.


  9. I love giveaways. The Reality Check. Regular email:

  10. I love the sound of this book! I'd love to win a copy. amy dot swihart at gmail dot com

  11. I love the cover of Reality Check and the blurb sounds good.

  12. I'd love a copy of SELECTION since I don't have access to an e-reader yet. Thanks for the giveaway. And congratulations on the new publication!


  13. I absolutely am in love with the starfish charm. Thanks for the giveaway.

    jlane(at)raigroup(dot) com

  14. I think Reality Check sounds like a cute book! THANKS for the chance to win it! And good luck with the tour.


  15. I would like to be enter in both giveaways!