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Heartbreakers Blog Tour: Day 5



Swoon-worthy kisses, sizzling romances, and epic tales of heartbreak. Welcome to the Heartbreakers Blog Tour. 


Here you'll be introduced to some of the brightest and best young adult / new adult authors around, as well as snag sneak peeks at upcoming titles guaranteed to get your emotions running high and your heart racing. 


And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY at the end of this post for chances to win a FREE Kindle, loaded with titles from our participating authors. Who can resist a HEARTBREAKER?

DAY FIVE: JANET GURTLER and CHRISTINE DUVAL


Janet Gurtler is the author of 16 Things I Thought Were True:

RITA ® Finalist Janet Gurtler lives in Calgary Alberta, near the Canadian Rockies, with her husband and son and a chubby Chihuahua named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says "eh" a lot.
16 THINGS I THOUGHT WERE TRUE

Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue
When Morgan's mom gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one—until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought...
Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue
Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty sweet...in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?
5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue
With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She's not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend...and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can't imagine living without.


1. Heartbreak can come in many forms: a messy breakup, a disappointing setback, death of a loved one, or a broken friendship. Has writing ever had a hand in helping you deal with a wounded heart?

Oh definitely. I was the queen of unrequited love as a teen. I mean I was REALLY GOOD at it. Now when I write stories, I get to have characters (who are always a little bit me) actually GET the guy. And say the things I always wanted to say. Or have said to me. Plus I get to deal with a lot of feelings (disappointment, heart ache) by writing about it. Writing really is therapeutic for me! 


2. Top 5 films about heartbreak? 


I’m going to show my age here.

Songs.

Say Something- Christina Aguilera and Great Big World. OMG.
Nothing Compares to U – Sinead O’Connor
Everything I Do- Bryan Adams
I Want to Know What Love Is- Foreigner
Please Don’t Leave Me- Pink

Movies.

Ghost
The Notebook
Boys on the Side
Brokeback Mountain
Titanic

Thanks so much for joining us on the tour! Want more Janet? Of course you do! Check out her website / Twitter / Facebook

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Christine Duval is the author of Positively Mine:

Christine Duval is a freelance writer who lives in New Jersey with her husband and children. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, New Jersey's Women Who Write, and the Authors Guild. When not creating fictional characters, she writes for an upscale real estate company and has overseen content and social media on several websites.

It is four weeks into her freshman year of college, and Laurel’s first test was unexpected. Discovering she’s pregnant isn’t exactly what she had planned for her first semester, and while she intends to tell her emotionally-distant father, being away at school makes it all too easy to hide.

An imperfect heroine plagued by bad choices and isolated during what should be the best time of her life, readers are sure to identify with Laurel as she confronts teen pregnancy, in secret.



1. Heartbreak can come in many forms: a messy breakup, a disappointing setback, death of a loved one, or a broken friendship. Has writing ever had a hand in helping you deal with a wounded heart?    


Hmmm. I’m not sure about this. I’ve never used writing as a means to mend a heartache, in all honesty. Usually when I’m upset, I have too much extra energy so I cook or workout, not sit at the computer and analyze my feelings. But I think my life experiences have made me a better writer. I couldn’t write Positively Mine when I was eighteen or even twenty-five - at least not the way I wanted the characters in the story to be written. With life experience comes the understanding that people aren’t one dimensional, things gets complicated, good people can be disappointing. I believe the wounds in life do help writers create stronger characters.



2. Top 5 songs about heartbreak? Top 5 films?      

Songs:
Taillights Fade by Buffalo Tom
Whatsername by Green Day
Tangerine by Led Zeppelin
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Films:
Love Story
The Bridges of Madison County
The English Patient
Lost in Translation
Terms of Endearment

Thanks so much for joining us on the tour! Want more Christine? Of course you do! Check out her website / Tumblr / TwitterFacebook.


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1 comments:

  1. Julia Cosgrove said...:

    I would have to say my favorite song would be Maroon 5's “One More Night”.

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