Friday, September 6, 2013

Stay with Me Blog Tour {review, excerpt, giveaway}

{about the book}
With one look, I’m his . . .
With one touch, he’s mine . . .
With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .

I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.

When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.

But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.

Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.

Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants
 me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.

Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.

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Release Date: August 30th, 2013
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Organized by: Book Crush

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{book trailer}

1     Someone Like You - Adele
2     Gravity – Sara Bareilles
3     Starry, Starry Night – Don McLean
4     Dancing Queen - ABBA
5     Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson
6     Make You Feel My Love - Kris Allen
7     Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
8     Everything I Do I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
9     Falling Softly – from the Broadway musical, Once
10   My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
11   Something – George Harrison
12   To Show Me Your Love – Mike Schmid (this is the song that plays in the book trailer)

“Hand it over.”Instead Caleb steps closer to me, finally removing that distance between us. He braces his hands on either side of my head, his shirt dangling near my left shoulder. “You always want my t-shirts.”“Yup.” I still have his shirt from that day. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I haven’t washed it. There’s still a faint trace of Caleb’s cologne on the cotton, and I like wrapping myself in him. “But I paid you for that first shirt. Remember?”“You don’t have any blackberries this time.”I tap my finger to my mouth. “If only I had something you did want.”“If only . . .” Caleb can’t stop looking at my lips, his eyes kissing me. “I guess you could pay me with a kiss.”“A kiss for a t-shirt?” I scoff, even as excitement shoots through me like a live wire that hits water. Sparks of lust explode in my body, little fireworks that shoot through the night. “That seems pretty high to me. I think I should get something more for a kiss.”His head dips lower, his mouth a whisper away from mine. “Like what?”“You.”“You already have me.”

{facts about caleb fox}
Birthday: May 6th
Astrological sign: Taurus
Hair color: Inky black, a little on the longish side.
Eye color: Dark green
Height: 6’2”
Body type: Athletic, toned, built.
Likes: Kissing Hailey, sports, hanging out with friends and family, and his dog Goliath.
Dislikes: People who break trusts and hurt those who should be loved.
Values: Loyalty, honesty, trust, family, friendship, and love.

{caleb's favorite things}
Color: Blue.
Movie: All three Star Wars, but not the prequels.
Animal: Dogs, especially Yorkshire terriers.
Book: The Harry Potter series and The Odyssey by Homer.
Song: Well, he does like anything Hailey sings.
Food: Italian, pizza, and nachos.
Vacation Destination: The beach! He’d also like to visit some cities in Europe and see New Zealand with Hailey one day.
Television Show: The Walking Dead.
Sport (to watch): all of them, of course.
Sport (to play): baseball.
Movie Star: Hailey Bloom and now, Alex Randall.
Musician: Hailey Bloom
Painting: Starry Night by Van Gogh
Artist: Van Gogh
Way to Relax: Hanging out with Hailey, of course.
City: Burlington.
Astrological Sign: Taurus (his own) and Sagittarius (Hailey’s).
Career Option: something that involves sports (don’t want to spoil it!)
Place to Get Coffee: Starbuck’s and some local coffee shops.
Smell: Hailey Bloom, cinnamon buns, and the ocean.
Season: Winter
Holiday: Christmas
Candy: Kit Kats
Cold weather activity: Sledding. 
Place to snuggle: With Hailey.
Day: Sunday
Gift: Something thoughtful.
Disney cartoon: Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
Muppet: Kermit.

{facts about hailey bloom:}
Birthday: December 11th
Astrological sign: Sagittarius
Hair color: Dark brown that’s long and wavy.
Eye color: Blue, the color of the Caribbean ocean.
Height: 5’5”
Body type: Thin, but has curves.
Likes: Kissing Caleb, hanging out with Caleb and his friends, hanging out with Daphne, Katelyn, and Steph, just being a normal girl, and creative arts.
Dislikes: Her mother, disloyalty, people who sell stories and betray trust.

Values: Loyalty, honesty, trust, love, family, and friendship. 

{hailey's favorite things}
Color: Pink.
Movie: It Happened One Night
Animal: Dogs.
Book: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and Easy by Tammara Webber.
Song: Falling Softly
Food: Italian
Vacation Destination: Somewhere that has a beach and is secluded and private.
Movie Star: Her best friend, Alex Randall, of course!
Musician: Too many to name.
Artist: Van Gogh
Way to Relax: Hanging out with Caleb.
City: Burlington.
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius (her own) and Taurus (Caleb’s).
Career Option: Anything but being famous, please.
Place to Get Coffee: She likes tea, actually.
Smell: Caleb’s cologne, vanilla, and the smell of rain.
Season: Fall
Holiday: Christmas
Candy: M&Ms
Dessert: chocolate cake
Cold weather activity: Sledding.
Place to snuggle: In Caleb’s arms.
Day: Friday
Gift: Something that’s meaningful and thoughtful.
Part of a guy: She has a fondness for green eyes. ;)
Disney character: Rapunzel
Muppet: Miss Piggy

{about the author}
Elyssa Patrick writes sexy, emotional contemporary romances and New Adult. She is currently working on her next novel. 

Grand Prize Giveaway
$50 Amazon Giftcard
1-Digital Copy of Stay With Me
1-Digital Copy of As You Wish
1-Digital Copy of One Hit Wonder

{my thoughts}
This book was full of everything. It was fun and sweet and HOT as well as extremely emotional! Watching Hailey & Caleb fall in love was amazing. I felt as if I were really there experiencing it all. Hailey has something in her past that makes her weary of trusting and falling...but when she does she's scared of the truth coming out. Wonderful book!!

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