Spotlight and Giveaway: All the Color of Love by Jessica Freely

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jessica will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

9_27 Cover_AlltheColorsofLoveIt sucks being the son of a super villain. At home, Harry spends half of his time getting medical treatments and the other half tied up in his father’s underwater lair. It was different when his mother was alive, but she disappeared when Harry was six. He can’t seem to stay out of trouble at school, and his new roommate, Antonin, thinks he’s a spaz, but somehow Harry has to find a way to stop his father’s evil plans.
Antonin Karganilla wants to become a comic book artist, but other than that, being gay is the most normal thing about him. His uncle is an aquatic plant man, his aunt is a molecular biologist back from the dead, and his mom is an overprotective pain in the butt. Antonin’s in boarding school and it’s starting to look like he and this Harry kid might have a lot in common… and that means a whole new set of problems.

Enjoy the following excerpt:
The first thing Antonin noticed when he opened the door to his room at St. Bart’s was the punching bag. When had Jason gotten a punching bag?
An action figure stood on top of it. Antonin recognized his green-and-purple outfit and his golden cape. It was Captain Invincible.
“Cool.” He picked up the figure. Since when was Jason into superheroes? Antonin glanced around the room. Jason’s desk and his bookshelves were bare. A duffel bag lay on the lower bunk, unzipped and spewing forth clothes. Something was wrong. Jason always took the upper bunk.
From out of nowhere, an arm wrapped around Antonin’s neck. Another hand pushed his head to one side, locking him in a chokehold.
“Shit!” Mom was right. I am going to be kidnapped by organ-leggers.
“Drop it,” said his assailant. It wasn’t Jason.
Antonin brought his heel down on his attacker’s foot and threw his head back. He connected with something he hoped was a face.
His attacker groaned. The grip around his neck loosened. Antonin broke away.
He turned to face a boy about his age, though taller, with short blond hair and a muscular build. A little blood trickled from his right nostril, but he didn’t seem particularly fazed by it. He wore jeans and a black T-shirt that said “Maniac” in big white block letters.
Fair enough.
About the Author:9_27 AuthorPicJessica Freely can’t resist a wounded hero. As a reader and a writer, her favorite stories are of soul mates finding redemption in each other’s arms. Married to the love of her life in a beautiful relationship based on mutual goofiness, Jessica also warps minds as an instructor in Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction MFA program. Her dog, Ruthie, doesn’t seem to care that Jessica’s an award-winning and best-selling author in multiple genres. She just wants to play tug of war with Jessica’s pages.
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Comments

  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. I think Antonin has a new roomie! That’s some greeting!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  3. I like the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  4. Hi everyone. Want to send out a big thanks to Long and Short Reviews for hosting me and Harry and Antonin today. It’s great to be here!

    Thanks for your comments, Rita, Catherine. I think you might be right, Catherine. 🙂

  5. Great excerpt. I can see where this would be a exciting story.

  6. Thanks momjane, glad you think so!

  7. I’ll announce the winner of the giveaway on Monday, so good luck and I’ll see you all then!

  8. Interesting excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. Sounds good. Please count me in.

  10. Eva Millien says:

    Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a lovely and colorful book. Congrats on the completion of the tour. evamillien at gmail dot ocm

  11. Sounds like a great story. 🙂

    trishamarieharrington@gmail.com

  12. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Loved the excerpt, please count me in for the Giveaway.
    Thank You

    ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

  13. Thanks for stopping by everyone. I’m tallying up the comments and randomly selecting a winner.

    I’ll announce that tomorrow, along with a little surprise for all of you!

  14. Hi everyone! Well, the blog tour for All the Colors of Love is officially over and I want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate with me. You made this tour so much fun!

    I’m going to announce the winner of the giveaway in a moment, but first, I have a little surprise prezzie for all of you, because you are such fantastic friends and fans.

    Sometimes when I write a book, I end up with some… extras; scenes that are perfectly wonderful on their own, but just don’t quite fit in the book. I had a couple of scenes like that in All the Colors of Love. As I was going through my notes for the novel recently, I reread them and found that I liked them quite a bit. I thought, well, why let them go to waste? So now, for a limited time only, everyone can enjoy a little peek behind the scenes with these two ebook minis featuring scenes cut from All the Colors of Love.

    Is He or Isn’t He?
    In this brief scene, Antonin and his friends speculate about Harry’s sexual orientation, but wind up learning something even more important about the new kid at school.

    The Runaway Heart
    In this flashback scene, a young Magnolia struggles with a lot of complicated feelings over Cid’s death and rebirth. But is running away the answer?

    Both of these ebook minis have been professionally formatted by the fabulous Enny Kraft and are available in .pdf, .mobi, and .epub formats.

    What do you have to do to get your copies? Not much! Just subscribe to my new all-ages MailChimp newsletter here:

    http://eepurl.com/FYXLf

    Or, my 18+ Yahoo! group, here:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/jessicafreely/info

    And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for:

    The winner of the giveaway is… *drumroll*

    Ashley V!

    Congrats Ashley, you’ve won a $25 gift certificate to the ebook retailer of your choice. Expect an email from me shortly, with details about claiming your prize.

    Thanks again everyone. This has been a blast!

    Hugs!

    Jessica

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