Friday, March 1, 2013

All-American Girl by Justine Dell ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Title: All American Girl
Author: Justine Dell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: February 26, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Omnific Publishing

At the age of thirty, with two failed marriages and a tanking writing career, Samantha Moore deals with the world with the only tool she had left: anger. And she’s tired of it. When her grandmother's near-death sends her rushing back home to Vermont, she hopes for the chance to overcome the rage ruling her life.
Once she’s home, Lance Cummings becomes a constant source of indigestion. Lance is a single father who learned first-hand the devastating effects of a damaging relationship. He sees through Samantha’s nasty temper—straight to her cry for help. He wants to help her, but he also wants to know why Samantha ran from him—and their future—twelve years before.

Taking care of her Grams, dealing with an alcoholic brother, and getting Lance to remove his annoyingly attractive nose from her business is draining on Samantha. And she’s only got three weeks to finish her stagnated novel or her publisher will drop her. No pressure. To top it off, pretending to hate the man she actually loves makes each day in Vermont harder than the last. Especially when Lance turns up the heat.

Casting Couch

Greetings! Thank you all for stopping by today. *grins like a maniac*

I’ve got the wonderful of honor of doing my very own Casting Couch for All-American Girl. *squee*

I swear, I think this is one of the most fun things about writing a book—deciding who would play the characters!

Here’s my A-list movie production cast members:

First up, Jenny, Samantha’s dear friend from New York. She’s quirky, fun, yet she can be serious (to keep Samantha grounded. Played by Katie Cassidy.

Next we have Candice, Samantha’s dear friend from years past. Candice is also the sister of Samantha’s love interest, Lance. Her personality is caring; she seems to always being moving quickly, but calmly. She’s got big plans but doesn’t quite know how to put everything together. I think Anne Hathaway is perfect for her!

Next up is Samantha’s Grandmother, Dorothy. Dorothy played a huge role in Samantha’s past and she’s one of the reasons Samantha must put her life back on track. Dorothy is wise, thoughtful, and she still has a nice touch of humor and sarcasm. Perfect for Fionnula Flanagan.

Samantha has as stepdaughter, Ava, from a previous marriage, who she thinks about often during her growth through the story. Ava is only 5, full of heart and fun-loving. Baliee Madison would play her perfectly. (Bailee is 13 now, so we would have to rewind her years a little…lol)

Lance, the hero of the story, has his own son, Jax. This little guy is 5, full of energy, loves to talk about dinosaurs! He’s also got some nice manners, thanks to his dad. *wink* Davis Cleveland would be perfect! (Again, though, we’d have to rewind his years a bit).

Finally, we come around to Samantha. She’s a heroine with a long history of life problems. She struggles with her emotions and strives to be the strong and beautiful woman everyone wants her to be. There are times she’s hateful and mean, but you can see the glimmer of love and hope beneath her eyes. For that reason, I think Amy Adams would play her perfectly. She could be the cold Samantha, and still make you love her. It helps that she already has that beautiful auburn hair and green eyes. And she could be the thoughtful Samantha, making you love her even more.

And LASTLY…we come to the hero, Lance. *swoon*
Ahem, sorry. I love him.
Lance is stubborn, but smart.  Strong, but wonderfully soft. A dedicated father who’s had his own life battles. Never one to turn away from a challenge…oh, and he’s loved Sam since high school. He owns a construction company, so he’s big, with that sexy rough-and-tumble type look.
Uh…where was I?
Oh, yes…Lance. Let me get to the picture before I lose all train of thought. The PERFECT man for this part is Chris Helmworth. Period.   

And there we are! The cast that makes up All-American Girl. Simply perfect. ;-) I do hope you’ll check it out to match these wonderful people with their wonderful characters!

About the Author:
Justine lives in the Midwest, happily catering to her family, which consists of a horse-obsessed teenage daughter, four dogs, and a husband who is too good to be true. She’s never moved from her hometown, but hopes to grow old in a much warmer climate. During the day she works a normal job with college students who try their best to keep her young. They’ve done a good job thus far. At night, said teenage daughter and her horse require mounds of love and attention. The weekends belong solely to her and her writing. That’s when she morphs into a sticky bug, unable to leave the confines of her computer chair. She started writing three years ago after seeing a movie that set off a chain reaction she couldn’t have stopped if she’d wanted. It’s not a hobby for her; it’s an obsession. One she loves and one she loves to share. Her debut novel, RECAPTURED DREAMS, is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold. Her second book, ALL AMERICAN GIRL, will be published Feb 26th, 2013 by Omnific Publishing.

Author Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Up for grabs is a digital copy of All-American Girl by Justine Dell, postcard with book cover, and Maple Candy in baggies of two. Just leave me a blog comment with your preferred format and your email address.
*You must be a follower of the blog to win*


  1. Sounds like a Awesome Book!


  2. Sounds really good :) It'll be nice to read about someone closer to my age rather than a college student.

  3. Thanks for the chance, Kindle format-I'm sorry I don't have no clue what format that would be. and I do follow under network blogs as clovissassygirl or Chasity Morris.

  4. Thanks so much for having me today! If you win the book, I hope you enjoy Sam and Lance's love story. <3


  5. Sounds like a great read! Thank you for sharing! Here s my email address, should I in a copy: and I use Kindle or iPad


  6. This one sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway and I loved the "casting" above. *kindle copy*

  7. Sounds like a good book.Thanks for the chance to please

  8. So want this book! Read the sample on Amazon yesterday...must for book buying ban!! Would love a kindle copy if i win!

  9. Glad to have found your blog on the hop! You guys are my cup of tea. ;)
    I would prefer mobi

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  10. It's nice to see a book that is not about a teenager or twenty something in a while. I want to read about Samantha and Lance to find out how this story ends.

    I prefer epub!

    julesrules46 at live dot com

  11. Another one I can't wait to read..... I prefer Kindle format, please.

  12. awesome giveaway.... Kindle format

  13. Chris Helmsworth is so swoonworthy!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. This book sounds awesome and I love the dream cast. I love it when the heroine is broken and the hero of the story can read into it enough to realize that she is just hurting and only broken, not unfixable. I am for sure adding this to my TBR pile. Thanks for the chance to win if I'm not too late. If so, I prefer it in ePub format and my email is sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com