Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Spotlight with Vanessa North

Hi everyone! I’m Vanessa North, and I’m touring this week to talk about my new release, Double Up: how it got started, a scene that almost happened, and the sport of wakeboarding--how it influenced me, why I love it so much, and how it shaped the characters in the story.

Join me on the tour and leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway for a $15 Riptide Gift Card! Be sure to include your email address in the comment so that I can contact you if you win! I'll be drawing the winner at the end of the blog tour.

Double Up

Knowing he’s loved can make any man fly.

Fifteen years ago, Ben Warren was a wakeboarding champion: king of big air, ballsy tricks, and boned grabs. Until a career-ending injury left him broken in ways he still has no hope of fixing. Now he takes his thrills where he can get them, and tries not to let life hurt too much.
Then Davis Fox arrives in Ben’s sporting goods store with a plan to get in touch with his estranged brother by competing in the annual wakeboarding double-up contest. The catch? He’s never ridden before. It’s crazy, but Ben’s a sucker for the guy’s sob story—and for his dimples, too—so he agrees to coach Davis.
Davis is everything Ben isn’t: successful, confident, and in love with life. And he wants Ben to love life—and him—too. But before Ben can embrace a future with Davis, he needs to remember how to hope.

About the Author

Author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories, Vanessa North delights in giving happy-ever-afters to characters who don’t think they deserve them. Relentless curiosity led her to take up knitting and run a few marathons “just to see if she could.” She started writing for the same reason. Her very patient husband pretends not to notice when her hobbies take over the house. Living and writing in Northwest Georgia, she finds her attempts to keep a quiet home are frequently thwarted by twin boy-children and a very, very large dog.
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  2. I've seen such great things about this story. Can't wait to read it.

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  3. Thanks for the post and contest. The book sounds great and I love the cover.

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  4. I'm looking forward to this!

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  5. I just put this on my wish list after a friend recommended it.

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  6. Can't wait to read it. Sound great. Looking forward to it.

  7. This sounds great! amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. This looks amazing. And as a Socal girl, it's all about the beach.

  9. I'm very much looking forward to reading this. Aahickmanathotmaildotcom

  10. I really like the cover of your book.


  11. Can't wait to read this!

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  12. I've read lots of great reviews for this one. Thanks for the giveaway!


  13. I've already purchase this, but it hasn't made it to the top of my TBR pile yet. I can hardly wait until it gets its turn, I'm very much looking forward to reading it.

  14. This sounds like a very good story.
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  15. I've seen lots of good things about this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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