Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tour Sign-Up Staring in the Movie of My Life by Laurel Osterkamp

New tour for June 11 - July 9th Staring in the Movie of My Life by Laurel Osterkamp

What I will need: EMAIL INFO HERE

  • Blog Name and addy
  • Date you can post *please give atleast 2*
  • Tour Stop *Review, Interview, Guest Post, Vlog, Giveaway
  • Format for e-book *sorry no print copies available*

Book Blurb:
I'll admit it: occasionally I like to pretend that my life is a movie, and that I'm the star…

Samantha acts without thinking. Her heart is huge while her sense of purpose is small; she's willing to fight for those she loves, but she's never learned to fight for herself. Eighteen-year-old Melody is cold and calculating, and she's driven by the desire to better herself. As these compelling yet deeply flawed women battle for the affections of 25-year-old Nathan, he becomes increasingly confused and torn between them.

Nathan is Melody's English teacher, and after he saves her from being raped, she becomes attached. Melody longs for the affection she's never felt, so she involves people in her self-invented drama, making sure she is at once the star and the director. Meanwhile, Samantha is newly married to Nathan. But Samantha has hang-ups about motherhood and lingering feelings for her ex. To make sense of the world, Sam relates her life to the themes of her favorite movies, while she independently makes a documentary to jump-start her non-existent film career.

Stylistically influenced by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, Starring in the Movie of my Life is told old alternately from both Samantha's and Melody's points-of-view and relates two complete yet combined stories about love, acceptance, and redemption. It speaks to our universal desire to be saved by the ones we love, and the monumental effort required to save ourselves.

About the Author: 

Laurel Osterkamp’s first novel, Following My Toes, (PMI Books) won the 2008 National Indie Book Award for Excellence (Chick Lit category). She drew on her on her experiences as a high school teacher and creative writing teacher as she wrote Starring in the Movie of My Life.  She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, son, and daughter, and is working on her third novel.

Tour Dates:
June 11
June 12 - Insightful Minds *Guest Post and Giveaway
June 13 - LoveyDovey Books *Guest Post & Giveaway
June 14 - Waiting on Sunday to drown *Review, Guest Post & Giveaway
June 15
June 16 - Memories Overtaking Me *Review & Interview
June 17
June 18 - Firestar Books *Guest Post & giveaway
June 19 - Always YA at Heart *Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
June 20 - Leave Mommy Alone *Review, Interview & Giveaway
June 21
June 22
June 23
June 24 - Addicted to Books *Review, Interview & Giveaway
June 25 - A Written Rhapsody *Review & Guest Post
June 26 - For The Love of Film and Novels *Guest Post, Giveaway & Review
June 27
June 28 - Reviews By Molly *Review & Giveaway
June 29
June 30
July 1 - Novels on the Run *Review, Excerpt, Giveaway
July 2 - The Cover (and Everything in Between) *Promotional Post*
July 3 - Geek Girl Review *Guest Post
July 4 - Turning The Pages *Guest Post
July 5 - A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books *Review & Giveaway
July 6
July 7
July 8 - The Bookish Dame *Mini Review, Q&A, Giveaway
July 9 - The Lucky Ladybug *Review & Giveaway

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