Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ 3volve by Josefina Gutierrez

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This is my stop during the book blitz for 3volve by Josefina Gutierrez. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.
The book blitz runs from July 6 till July 12 and you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours: http://lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-3volve-by-josefina-gutierrez/


This blitz features 3volve and another book by this author: The Shadow of Loss. Both books can be read as standalones although the characters from The Shadow of Loss make a small cameo appearance in 3volve.

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3volve
By Josefina Gutierrez
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Multicultural
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: July 14, 2015

Blurb:
From author Josefina Gutierrez, of “The Shadow of Loss”, comes a new New-Adult contemporary love story.
I thought my life began when I graduated high school and moved far, far away—okay three hours away. But I was wrong. My life didn’t start until it almost ended.
I’m Cristal Escobedo, twenty-two years old and a former wild child who favors tequila far too much. But that all changed when life happened, and I ended up being responsible for my younger brothers. To top it all off, I think I’m falling in love with my best friend—dammit.
This is my not-so-happy story of how I grew up and got my shit together. My story isn’t filled with a bunch of pretty analogies or hyperboles. The people are real, the hurt is deep, and the love is complicated. People are flawed in the ways that matter; it’s what makes us human.

You can find 3volve on Goodreads

You can buy 3volve on Amazon

 Excerpt
Introduction

I’ve never claimed to have it all together. I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was roaming through life high and excited for the unexpected. I love my family, my parents, my brothers, my friends, but their love was never enough to save me from myself. My self-destructive way, how I always kept ruining the best things I didn’t know I even had.
My story isn’t filled with morality. It doesn’t have some intriguing message about love, and life. Shit, it’s a mess. I’m a mess. I’m not here to tell you what should be important—we all have different values. I’m not here to tell you about responsibility. Hell, if you finish reading my story and gain insight, then more power to you!
I thought my life began when I graduated high school and moved far, far away—okay three hours away. But I was wrong. My life didn’t start until it almost ended.
I’m Cristal Escobedo a twenty-two year old, former wild child, and this is my not-so-happy story of how I grew up and got my shit together. It isn’t filled with a bunch of pretty analogies or hyperboles. The people are real, the hurt runs deep, and the love is complicated. People are flawed in the ways that matter; it’s what makes us human. If you want a sugarcoated story, look to someone other than me.






The Shadow of Loss
The Shadows of Loss
By Josefina Gutierrez
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Multicultural, Romance
Age category: Young Adult

Blurb:

Evelyn Gonzalez keeps losing people, which is always hard, but has she lost something much more?  Has she lost her soul?  Evelyn has a nervous breakdown and is institutionalized, after months of sorrow and pain she is thrust back into the world.  The world of teenage angst and Calculus.  Can she trust people again?  Especially after hurtful assumptions and judgments made her miss her junior year of high school.  Evelyn is just trying to heal what she lost and graduate from high school.

You can find Shadow of Loss on Goodreads

You can buy Shadow of Loss on


Excerpt
 Did I get myself into something without realizing it?  I thought this would be a little town party.  Nothing compared to what I’ve seen in the city.  At least we didn’t have watered down beer and bad pop music blaring in the background.
“The last party he had I was the only one left sober and sane.  The place was wrecked, and for some reason a chicken was running around the living room.  When I found Matt he had on a bright pink tutu, a green wig, and he had this really bad self-tanner on that made him completely orange.  He said he was a cross-dressed umpa lumpa.  He even sang the song.”
“You’re lying.”
“I swear!  I took photos and a video, look,” then he grabs his phone and scrolls through his images, “See.  He’s a cross-dressed umpa lumpa.  He was orange for two weeks!”
“You weren’t lying!  Oh my, that is some serious shit!” I bust out laughing.  I’m surprised he didn’t go all Johnny Depp when he was dressing up.  Matt seems more of the Johnny Depp type to role play.  I mean he is just too tall for an umpa lumpa!  I shake my head at how drunk he was to think that was a good idea. 
“I still don’t know how the chicken fit into anything.  But Matt is Matt.  It’s best not to question or argue, but go along with it,” he puts his phone back in his pocket.






Author Photo Josefina
About the Author:

Josefina Gutierrez is a Young Adult eBook author, who resides in San Antonio. Josefina writes Young Adult Multicultural, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy literature in her free time when she’s not embarking on adventures with her son and gnomes Fitzgerald and Bartholomew. Her current projects in the works are a Fantasy dystopian series, a Mystery-Thriller eBook, and New-Adult Contemporary Romance.



You can find and contact Josefina here:



There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of 3volve. These are the prizes you can win:

- 2 amazon gift cards of 20$
- A designed box including: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, a signed paperback of The shadow of Loss by Josefina Gutierrez, 2 Bookmarks, Silk decorative flowers, Photo frame and a Notebook Potpourri bag (US Only)

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