Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Count Down to Love Tour: Kickoff + Giveaway

Welcome to the
Count Down to Love
Blog Tour!

I'm so excited to be hosting a blog tour for Julie N. Ford's, 2011 Whitney Award nominated novel, Count Down to Love! From August 16th through September 7th, 17 different blogs will be featuring reviews, author interviews, guest posts, and giveaways for this tour. Join us each to day to learn about the book, the author, and for many, many chances to win this great read!

Grand Prize Giveaway

As part of the tour, Julie is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of a hard copy of Count Down to Love, a CD of the band Due West, and a copy of the single, “Who I Am”, which Julie and Due West wrote and recorded specifically for the book. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. (Visit the tour page for the full tour schedule.) The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

About the Book

Title: Count Down to Love
Author: Julie N. Ford
Release Date: July 2011
Publisher: Bonneville Books
Genre: Clean Romance
Abandoned at the altar, Kelly Grace Pickens finds herself left holding not only the bouquet but also the exorbitant bill for an A-list wedding. Homeless, a once promising singing career floundering, and her life bearing an uncanny resemblance to one of her country music ballads, she reluctantly accepts a last minute offer to appear on a reality TV show akin to the bachelor. Pitted against silicon-enhanced supermodels in four-inch heels, Kelly feels confident that she will be among the first would-be fianc├ęs to be excused. Only, when the mysterious bachelor from New York City, Dillon Black, invites her to stay, Kelly finds herself thrust into the vortex of a game she doesn’t have the first idea how to play. Nursing her hopelessly broken heart while avoiding the foils of her fellow contestants, Kelly is oblivious to Dillon’s affections as she wades through hurt and betrayal to discover, in the end, that she has landed firmly on both feet.

Leaving behind Nashville’s Music Row for the majestic Grand Teton mountains, Count Down To Love takes readers on a journey from duplicity to sincerity as Kelly discovers that being true to oneself is the first step in finding happiness and everlasting love.
Blog Tour Schedule

August 15: Book Bug - Kickoff + Giveaway
August 17: Geo Librarian - Guest Post, Review, and Giveaway
August 17: LDS and Lovin' It - Guest Post, Review, and Giveaway
August 21: Bookworm Lisa - Guest Post and Giveaway
August 22: Jinky Is Reading - Review
August 23: Creating Comfort - Review
August 24: Getting Your Read On - Guest Post and Giveaway
August 25: Bonnie Gets A Say - Guest Post
August 27: Fire and Ice - Review and Giveaway
August 29: A Book A Day - Review
August 30: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - Interview and Giveaway
August 30: Bonnie Gets A Say - Review and Interview
August 30: Literary Time Out - Author Interview and Giveaway
September 3: Clean Adult Fiction - Review
September 4: The Book Bug - Review
September 4: Why Not? Because I Said So! - Guest Post and Giveaway
September 6: Rachelle's Writing Spot - Author Interview and Giveaway
September 7: Debbie's Inkspecations - Review
September 7: The Sweet Bookshelf - Review
September 18: The Book Bug - Wrap Up Post + Giveaway Winner

                                              About the Author
Julie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English Literature from San Diego State University. In addition, she earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She has worked in teaching, childbirth education and family therapy. Besides writing, she spends many hours working along side her husband at their UPS Store franchise, but hopes to re-enter the Social Work field someday.

She is the author of three women’s fiction novels, The Woman He Married (March 2011) and No Holly for Christmas (November 2011), published by Whiskey Creek Press. The third, Count Down to Love (July 2011), published by Bonneville Books.

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  1. Sounds like an inreresting book - the idea of a soundtrack that goes along with it is cool!

  2. I enjoyed this book -- seems like stories about reality dating shows are very popular right now! I love the idea of a song written just for the book!

  3. I can't wait to read this- I love the theory behind it. I am a fan of the Bachelor - Bachelorette series, so this book sounds awesome!

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