Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Any Boy But You (North Pole, Minnesota #1) by Julie Hammerle @JulieHammerle @chapterxchapter @EntangledTeen

Any Boy but You (North Pole, Minnesota #1) by Julie Hammerle
Publication Date: February 13, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled: Crush

Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game.

The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.

When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.

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Guest Post:

Is there an author past or present that may have inspired you to write? If yes please tell us who this author is and how they may have inspired you?

Like most authors, I’ve always been a big reader, ever since I pulled Pet Sematary off my mom’s nightstand when I was four J

As far as the author who inspired me to write, that has to be Maud Hart Lovelace. I’m honestly not sure if I started writing because of her books or if I was so drawn to them because I already knew when I started reading them that I wanted to write. Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy series follows a trio of best friends at the beginning of the 20th century from age four through high school, college, and into adulthood.

The main character, Betsy Ray (loosely based on the author), knows from an early age that she wants to be a writer. She writes stories and plays. She takes her friends on wonderful adventures around their little Minnesota town, Deep Valley. What I liked about the books when I was a kid was that they were about a highly imaginative young girl who loved her family and friends. (Oh, and the romance was super swoony.)

What strikes me about these books now is how ahead of their time they were. The series is set in the 1910s and was published in the 1940s, and no one in Betsy’s life—not her parents, friends, or boyfriend—ever questions her desire to be a writer. Her career is a huge part of her identity. These are books about a girl (and then a woman), who is willing to do the work to achieve her dreams.

Maud Hart Lovelace and Betsy made me believe I could do whatever I set my mind to, namely write. 

Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her iPod reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list.

She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana.


·        One (1) winner will receive a signed copy of The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle (US ONLY)