Monday, February 18, 2013

BOYS OF SUMMER by C. J Duggan Guest Post and GIVEAWAY!


Age Group:New Adult



It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.
Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.

To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

Warning: sexual references and occasional course language.

Inspiration for BOYS OF SUMMER

By C. J. Dugan

It was something that has been churning in my mind since I was a little girl, even if it was something no more mapped out than a group of friends hanging lakeside over a summer. It was an idea that has manifested into an entire world and I felt that I owed it to that eleven-year-old little me to develop it into a story. I know I was eleven because I had found an old exercise book with the story plotted out in my child-like handwriting and I could seldom believe it was something that had been swimming around in my subconscious for so long. It fell perfectly in line with me doing NaNo that year (National Novel Writing Month) and that was that, in one month I smashed out the bones of ‘The Boys of Summer’ (TBoS). In writing TBoS I really wanted to capture the essence of growing up in Australia. I set it in a small fictional lake side town in the 90’s to give it a certain flavor and provide a rich setting for a coming of age story, it is an absolute labor of love.


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C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.
The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.
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Alexandra Ioana said...

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asta merge de citit vara la soare =))

Anonymous said...

eu sunt indragostita de cartea asta , are acel ceva

Andreea said...

Foarte frumoasa coperta.Mi-ar placea sa o citesc.

Anonymous said...

si eu as vrea sa o citescc candva ....

Unknown said...

imi place cartea e interesanta si coperta e pe masura

Anonymous said...

nu stiu daca din greseala saudin obisnuinta mausul meu se indreapta spre butonul de buy;)) ..oricum e o imposibilitate, dar cartea asta eatat de draguta

Unknown said...

cand ai banii iti permiti sa mai lasi si mouseul sa faca greseli din acestea=))

Anonymous said...

apropo de titlu si de carte eu ma gandeam ca vara iubirile infloresc cel mai des ;)) sper sa fie asa ;))

Alexandra Ioana said...

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Anonymous said...

stiu, dar e frumos si gratis sa visezi, nu te osta mai nimic ,,desi eu sunt sgura caatunci cand visez imi mai pierd cate un neuron , care sunt neregeneralbili ..dar asta eriscul meseriei

Unknown said...

imaginatia e cea care iti dezvolta mintea si te asigur ca nu iti pierzi nici un neuron cand iti imaginezi si cand visezi

Anonymous said...

da..stiu dar mintea o ia inainte mereu si mereu ;)) plus ca imi place sa o pun in tot felul de ipostaze ( ma refer la minte si la muschii imaginatiei ) ..

Unknown said...

ai grija sa te joci cu minte poate fi periculos era sa o patesc pe pielea mea

Anonymous said...

eh nu o sa o nenorocesc prea tare, doar asa cat sa fie bine

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