Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Top 5 Reasons to Read Waiting for the Storm This Summer + GIVEAWAY!

Now that summer is finally here, don't you just want to read a nice summery book? Look no further, I've got exactly what you're looking for... Waiting For The Storm by Marie Landry! And she's got five reasons WHY you should read it this summer...


Top 5 Reasons to Read
Waiting for the Storm This Summer
by Marie Landry

1) Charlotte: In the beginning of Waiting for the Storm, Charlotte is broken. Her mother just died after a long illness, her sister hates her, and her dad is so buried in grief he can hardly function. Charlotte has to be strong and brave, and not only figure out how to take care of her crumbling family, but also remember how to really live since she’s been shut away taking care of her mother for the last year. I think Charlotte is a relatable character because even if you haven’t been through tragedy and heartache the way she has, we’ve all felt lost at some point in our lives, and we’ve all had to learn to carry on.

2) Ezra: Ezra’s pretty swoonworthy if I do say so myself! He’s got this quiet, understated way about him and he’s there for Charlotte in a time when she desperately needs someone. Plus he’s a good boy with just the tiniest edge of a bad boy to him, which is pretty sexy. Also, he has secrets…deep, dark secrets…

3) It’s set at the beach: I don’t know about you, but during the summer months, I love reading books that are set in summer, especially at the beach. There’s just something about the beach - the smell of it, the feel of sand under your feet, the sound of crashing waves. Angel Island is at once the last place and the only place Charlotte wants to be because her mother spent time there and loved it, and because it was her dying wish that the family spend the summer there. She’s torn because she feels close to her mother there and yet she feels haunted in a way.

4) A mini road trip: Who doesn’t love a road trip? This one’s not an epic cross-country one, but the journey is more than just a physical one. Plus there are a couple scenes during the road trip that are really special to me personally and I was excited to get to share one in particular in this book. But that’s all I’ll say! ;-)

5) Self-discovery, growth, heartache, romance, an emotional journey - ok those are five reasons but to me those are the things that make up great contemporary fiction, and I hope you’ll agree!


Seventeen-year-old Charlotte O’Dell knows this summer is going to suck. Her mother just died, her sister hates her, and her dad has completely checked out. Fulfilling her mother’s final wish, the family heads to Angel Island for the summer to stay in a beach house her mother once loved.

After a year of being shut away taking care of her mother, Charlotte is numb and practically afraid of her own shadow; she hopes going to the island will give her the time and space she needs to begin healing, and an opportunity to bring her family back together. When she meets her mysterious neighbor, Ezra, it doesn’t take long for Charlotte to confess the issues she’s developed. Ezra begins giving Charlotte assignments to get over her fears, and although she accepts his tasks, all she really wants is to be with him. When she’s with Ezra, she’s able to forget the hollow ache in her heart and the fact that her family is falling apart. But Ezra has secrets…

Can Charlotte pull what’s left of her family together, mend her broken heart, and allow herself to fall for Ezra? Or is it all just a storm waiting to happen?

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Marie has generously provided THREE ebook copies of Waiting For The Storm for you!

1. You must be a follower.
2. You must be over 15 years old.
3. This is open internationally.
4. You can earn extra entries by adding Waiting For The Storm to your Goodreads shelf, liking Marie Landry, Author on Facebook, following Marie on Twitter, and tweeting about the giveaway.
4. This contest runs from June 12th to 19th.
6. Winners will be selected on June 20th and notified via blog post announcement and email.

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To thank all of her fans for their support, Marie Landry is giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon and $25 USD PayPal Cash (or $25 from The Book Depository if you don't have PayPal). If she gets to 50 reviews for Waiting For The Storm on Amazon, she'll add another $25 Amazon gift card! So, if you win a copy from my giveaway, you can read the book, write a review, and enter Marie's giveaway too! Talk about awesome!

Also, another awesome thing is that she has marked her debut novel, Blue Sky Days, down to 99¢!

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  1. Lovely blog. Please follow mine, it's new:

  2. These are 5 GREAT reasons to read WAITING. Ezra is definitely very swoon-worthy. :D


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