Monday, November 19, 2012

[Exclusive] Guest Vlog by Jaycee DeLorenzo!

Guys, I cannot tell you how excited I am about today's post. Not only is Jaycee DeLorenzo here to discuss The Truths About Dating and Mating--she's also going to tell us why she writes new adult (NA) fiction... in person!


Kind of.

When I offered to host a stop during Jaycee's tour, she mentioned something about vlogging. Of course, I was all over that idea. What's more personal than a video featuring the author herself?

So, my gracious NA sister decided to take some time out of her busy schedule to sit down with us. Without further ado, I present to you... Jaycee DeLorenzo!



  ABOUT THE BOOK  
Title: The Truths about Dating and Mating
Author:  Jaycee DeLorenzo

Category: New Adult 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  November 21, 2012

  SYNOPSIS  
Spunky Italian coed Ivy Rossini likes to talk and push the boundaries. She gets to do both as she co-hosts Riordan College’s radio program, The Truths about Dating and Mating, alongside her lifelong best friend, Ian Hollister.

Being the only girl who cares to see beyond Ian’s bad boy reputation has its advantages, especially when he’s scaring off the jerks who just want to nail the campus sex-guru. It’s when he’s “protecting” her from the advances she welcomes that she wants to lob him over the head and tell him to butt out. But Ivy’s feels like she’s the one who’s taken a hit when Ian almost kisses her at a party. She knows she should feel relieved when he pulls away, so why is she disappointed instead?

What’s worse, Ivy’s now getting aroused by Ian’s slightest touch and can’t stop entertaining thoughts of a romantic future. But Ian doesn’t do relationships, and she’s not interested in anything casual. In the end, Ivy decides it’s best to keep her growing feelings a secret and hope they’ll pass. However, when Ian begins hinting at wanting to take things to the next level, she’s forced to decide if a chance at something more is worth risking everything they’ve built.

With their friendship and her heart hanging in the balance, can Ivy follow the advice she and Ian give their listeners - to communicate, be honest, and trust in themselves - or will insecurity, stubbornness, and pride ruin any chance of their relationship getting off the ground?

  TOUR GIVEAWAY  
a Rafflecopter giveaway
  ABOUT THE AUTHOR  
Jaycee DeLorenzo hails from Tucson, Arizona, on the outskirts of the Saguaro National Park – which she believes to be the most beautiful spread of desert in the world.  By day, Jaycee is an English language teacher to elementary students. By night, she’s a wife, mother, writer, cover artist, website designer, and blogger.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, singing (very poorly), catching up on her favorite T.V. shows, and researching. 

  LINKS  
Website  |  Blog  |  Twitter  |  Facebook 

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 Question of the week:
Have you ever done a vlog?
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Psst... shout-out to my sister, Dee. Not only did she give birth to my beautiful niece last week, but her birthday is today! ♥ 

44 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Hearing that blurb read out loud makes me even more excited!!

Julie Luek said...

Oh I have a 17-year-old voracious reader who would love this!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Writing what you want to read - that's why I write what I write as well.
And good luck with your collapsed book shelf!

JeffO said...

Congrats on being an auntie, Carrie! No, I have never done a Vlog. Great piece by Jaycee, very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing your book, and your thoughts on NA as a whole. Best of luck with your launch!

Elise Fallson said...

I really liked this because it answers some questions I had about the NA category. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Jaycee and good luck with your new book and blogtour...and your bookcase, LOL!

Juliana Haygert said...

Yay, it's going to be out so sooooon! Can't wait!

Cherie Reich said...

Great vlog! Can't wait to read Jaycee's book! :D

Morgan said...

I loved this! NA is really taking off... that's really cool... Jaycee is awesome. So excited for you both! <3

ilima said...

That was awesome, Jaycee. Good luck with your book. It sounds so fun!

David P. King said...

Sweet! I've been toying with the idea of starting a vlog, but if you thought my blog posts were scary ...

Congrats to Jaycee! Sell many a'copies! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

How cool is that? I'm not sure I could do one myself.

Nancy Thompson said...

I'm not brave enough to vlog. Besides, someone we both know had a bad experience after vlogging so it's not worth it to me. And I'd be too worried about how I look on video.

Melissa said...

I'm not brave enough to vlog either, Nancy. I think Jaycee did a great job, though. And I love her bookshelf! LOL

Congrats on your new release, Jaycee! :D

Melissa said...

PS - I'd love the gift card or a copy of the book!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jeff! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yes! I'm excited, too. :) Thanks, Morgan!

Carrie Butler said...

Ah, yes. I remember that... :/ Same here!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

What a super idea, Jaycee and Carrie. Your book sounds great, Jaycee. Your poor bookshelf. As for vlogging, way to go. You're my hero. And your book's on my list.

Leigh Covington said...

This is AWESOME! I love that Jaycee did a vlog. So fun to hear from her like that! So excited about her book too. YAY JAYCEE!!!

And... I haven't vlogged yet, but one day, I WILL! :D

Leigh Covington said...

OH! And I would really love the signed print copies! :D

Melodie Wright said...

This book sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing, ladies. Best of luck in the debut!!!

Michael Pierce said...

Great vlog post. Congrats to Jaycee on her books! I'd like to try a vlog one day. But I'm afraid I'd need some liquid courage, and then it would just be a mess. Happy Thanksgiving!

Talli Roland said...

Love the title! Congrats to Jaycee. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

cleemckenzie said...

Great way to do a promo. Very interesting and engaging. Here's to good luck with your new book.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Squee! Glad to hear it, Kyra!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

That would be nice, but I do warn that there is mature content in the book.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks, Alex. It's getting ready to be fixed tomorrow.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks, JeffO!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

I'm so glad to hear that! Thank you so much!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Yay! I hope you like the rest of it. :D

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks, Cherie! It was fun to do!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Aww, thanks Morgan! :D

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks, Ilima!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks, David! Let's hope so!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks so much, Melissa!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

LOL! Thanks, Joylene!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks so much, Leigh! I hope you enjoy it!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks so much, Melodie! I appreciate it!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks, Michael! It wasn't so bad, but I was shaking a bit at first. :D

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

You, too, Talli! Thanks so much!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Thanks cleemckenzie! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Lisa Regan said...

Great Vlog and I am strangely drawn to that synopsis even though I don't normally go for romance. You NA ladies are really converting me! Congrats on the new addition to your family! Yay!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lisa! :) I'm delighted to hear that!