Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Truths About Dating and Mating by Jaycee DeLorenzo - Blog Tour



Okay - today I am so excited I could cry LOL! Jaycee DeLorenzo's Blog Tour is kicking off today, and I am thrilled to be the first stop! If you follow Jaycee's blog, no doubt you'll be familiar with her debut novel, The Truths About Dating and Mating - but if you want to know more - keep reading! 

Here is Jaycee's guest post about what she is thankful for this year!


I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!
Hello!  Jaycee DeLorenzo, here, kicking off the first day of my blog tour.  The Truths about Dating and Mating, my debut novel, comes out the day before Thanksgiving, so I thought it was only right to start this all by listing some of the many things I’m thankful for:  

1. I’m thankful to Kyra for hosting me today!  Kyra was one of the first bloggers I met after starting (or reviving) my blog.  I joined the WIP: The Movie blog hop – my first hop ever! – that she and Rachel Schieffelbein hosted, and I’ve met many awesome bloggers through that experience.  Plus, I won that contest, which was just the icing on the cake!  Since then, I’ve enjoyed reading Kyra’s posts and I’ve really loved her books. So, three cheers for Kyra! 

2.  I’m thankful to everyone who signed up to host my virtual book tour. It always amazes me how supportive the blogging community can be and how wonderful writers can be about supporting other writers.  I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.   

3. I’m thankful for my family’s understanding this past year.  I’ve been really wrapped up in edits all year long, and I appreciate them allowing me the time to get lost in my Riordan College universe for hours on end.    

4.  I’m thankful for my CP Victoria Smith, who has helped push me into writing better this last year, been there to chat, laugh with and rant to.  She’s co-hosted many a blog hops with me, helped start NA Alley, sends me great texts (21 fun!) and put my first chapter up in her book.  You rock, girl!

5.  I’m thankful for anyone who has read my blog, especially my posts on The Truths about Dating and Mating, and given me the confidence to get my writing out there.  :D  Every time I’m feeling down on myself and my writing, I go back and read the comments people have written about the samples I’ve posted, and it makes me feel better.  

6.  I’m thankful for everyone who has complimented me on my graphic designs and helped me turn it into a thriving business!  

7.  I’m thankful to my NA Alley sisters for coming together and helping spread the word about New Adult!  You all are a bunch of wonderful ladies and I’m proud to be a member of such a great group blog!

8.  And while this is little premature, I’m thankful to anyone who plans to read my book, sends me a comment, leaves a review, or even just stops by to read my interviews on my tour.  




The Truths about Dating and Mating
Author:  Jaycee DeLorenzo
Release Date:  November 21, 2012
Spunky Italian coed Ivy Rossini likes to talk and push the boundaries. She gets to do both as she co-hosts Riordan College’s radio program, The Truths about Dating and Mating, alongside her lifelong best friend, Ian Hollister.

Being the only girl who cares to see beyond Ian’s bad boy reputation has its advantages, especially when he’s scaring off the jerks who just want to nail the campus sex-guru. It’s when he’s “protecting” her from the advances she welcomes that she wants to lob him over the head and tell him to butt out. But Ivy’s feels like she’s the one who’s taken a hit when Ian almost kisses her at a party. She knows she should feel relieved when he pulls away, so why is she disappointed instead?

What’s worse, Ivy’s now getting aroused by Ian’s slightest touch and can’t stop entertaining thoughts of a romantic future. But Ian doesn’t do relationships, and she’s not interested in anything casual. In the end, Ivy decides it’s best to keep her growing feelings a secret and hope they’ll pass. However, when Ian begins hinting at wanting to take things to the next level, she’s forced to decide if a chance at something more is worth risking everything they’ve built.

With their friendship and her heart hanging in the balance, can Ivy follow the advice she and Ian give their listeners - to communicate, be honest, and trust in themselves - or will insecurity, stubbornness, and pride ruin any chance of their relationship getting off the ground?



About The Author:
Jaycee DeLorenzo hails from Tucson, Arizona, on the outskirts of the Saguaro National Park – which she believes to be the most beautiful spread of desert in the world.  By day, Jaycee is an English language teacher to elementary students. By night, she’s a wife, mother, writer, cover artist, website designer, and blogger.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, singing (very poorly), catching up on her favorite T.V. shows, and researching.
The Truths about Dating and Mating is Jaycee's debut novel, and the first in a series centering around students of the fictitious Riordan College. 

Find me on the web:
Website  |  Blog  |  Twitter  |  Facebook 

Along with my tour, I’m doing a giveaway!
Giveaway code:
Also, be sure to check out Cherie Reich’s blog tomorrow to see the premier of my book trailer! http://cheriereich.blogspot.com/
Thanks!
Jaycee
 


33 comments:

  1. The book sounds great! Thank you for introducing us to a new writer, Kyra. Jaycee - I'm now following your blog. Best of luck! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Catherine! I hope you enjoy it! :D

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  2. What a fun concept for a book! I've just recently discovered NA (I'm late to the party, I know), but I've fallen in love with the genre, and this book sounds like it's perfect for me. Can't wait until it comes out!

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    1. Yay, thanks Meredith! NA really is an awesome time to write and read about, so welcome to the party!

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  3. Ditto what Meredith said (word for word). I'm definitely keeping my eyes open for this one when it comes out. :)

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    1. Thank youk, Stina! I'm so glad to hear it!

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  4. Oh I want any of those! Really, I want them all :)

    Congrats to Jaycee!! (eep!) and I'm grateful for that bloghop Kyra and Rachel hosted too. That was so much fun!

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    1. Thank you, Cassie Mae! And yes, wasn't that a blast? I loved that hop. :D

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  5. Best of luck Jaycee! You're definitely a multiply talented lady!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I just wish I had a musical inclination, but nope, my singing is awful and off key. Oh, well. :D

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  6. Sound like a book that would be such fun to read. Here's to a great success, Jaycee. Thanks, Kyra, for having her as your guest.

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate any well-wishes I can get. :D

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  7. My kind of book. It sounds amazing! Congrats, Jaycee!

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    1. :Dances: That's what I like to hear. Thanks so much!

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  8. Wahoooo! So excited for you, Jaycee! Thanks Kyra for hosting and what a great kick-off!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mina! It's very exciting but I'm also very nervous. Eek! Okay, I've got to stop getting myself all anxious.

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  9. Congrats, Jaycee! Books sounds interesting :).

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    1. Thank you, Isis! Glad to hear you think so!

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  10. What a great way to kick off the blog tour! I love all the shout outs of thanks. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! Seeemed best to get them out now, before I get wrapped up in all the rest of the days. :D

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  11. Congratulations, Jaycee! Such a lovely thank you. :)

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  12. Super happy for you girlfriend! Can't wait to read it.

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  13. Congratulations Jaycee this is an excellent way to kick off your tour :)

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  14. Takes an army to launch a book! Just one more week, Jaycee.

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    1. I know! I'm excited and scared, but thankful for everyone's help in spreading the word.

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  15. Sounds like such a great read!! I'm totally in :)

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  16. Thank you, Trisha! I'm so glad to hear that!

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  17. The book sounds really great and I love the cover
    I'd like to win $25 gift card to Amazon
    Thanks for the giveaway

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