Monday, December 5, 2011

Double Clutch Blog Tour End

It pains me to say this, but the Double Clutch blog tour has officially come to an end! I would like to thank all of the bloggers for doing such an amazing job in helping me spread the word about such a great YA Contemporary book that some people may not have heard about before this tour.

I also want to thank Liz for her willingness to put up with my craziness and really be there for everyone during the tour. Honestly, I couldn't have done all of this without her time and patience!

For those of you that may have missed out on some stops during the tour, I'll post them below for you to visit.. along with the Linky for bloggers to add their reviews. There are still many giveaways going on for this tour, so be sure to visit the tour posts for chances to win Double Clutch and/or its sequel, Junk Miles. All links will be at the end of this post, after a word from the real star of this tour - Liz Reinhardt!


When I first decided to write books, I sat down with my laptop and just poured my heart out, day after day, with exactly one goal. I wanted to finish a book.

It was long, tedious work that made my back ache and my fingers clumsy. My eyes burned from staring at the screen all day, and I gave myself more vice-like headaches than I can count. But that wasn't the worst part. At the end of the work day, I had no one to share with.

If you've followed this blog tour, you know I have a really cool husband, Frank. Three nights ago, he emerged from our daughter's room with an enormous smile on his face. "I just finished my second chapter book since high school!" he announced. "I read Of Mice and Men when I was a junior, and Amelia and I just finished The Mouse and the Motorcycle. What do you think of that?" Of course I was proud! And slightly horrified. My rock, my best buddy, my confidante, has read TWO books in a decade and a half. He couldn't understand what it was like to pour your heart into your words.

But, this is the amazing thing. I'm not alone anymore. The first few weeks after I finished my books, I started looking around for someone, anyone to share my enthusiasm and love for books with. I met my fantastic critique partner. I reconnected with friends who eagerly offered to be my beta readers. I met bloggers, reviewers, authors, other readers. My circle of friends got wider and wider, until, once I put my book out, I wasn't alone at all anymore. I had a network to support me and care about me. I had people to tweet with, email, blog with, and talk to every day, and I love every single one of you and treasure the support you've offered me!

Double Clutch was the book of my heart, and I am so proud that I didn't do it alone. The reason it's been successful beyond my expectations is because of the amazing people I've met along the way. You guys have been the best, and I love every one of you! So a huge thanks to my tour organizer, Missy, all the lovely bloggers who gave their time and space for this tour, and all the readers who stopped by to share the love. You guys rock, and I'm so fortunate to have you in my life! Thank you!!


Double Clutch Blog Tour Links

Author Interviews
Roro Is Reading
A Diary of a Book Addict
Arianne Cruz
O'Boyled Books
Words on the Shelf
The Book Barbies
Book Labyrinth

Guest Posts
(These are in chronological order.. both post- and story-wise.)
Turner's Antics
Dreams Galore
A Word's Worth
Alchemy of Scrawl
Books, Biscuits & Tea
Missy's Reads & Reviews

Double Clutch Reviews
(Assigned as part of tour..)
I Heart Books
Much Loved Books
The Confessions of a Book Nerd
KC's Paranormal Books
The Ballad of a Subcultural Mother

Review Linky
(For other reviews to be included..)

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