Saturday, January 26, 2013

Seven Years of Bad Luck by J.L. Mac ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway



When twenty-six year old Kathleen Cooper realizes that she forfeited her dreams and aspirations of becoming a lawyer after a brash decision to run off and marry the insanely charming Aidan Cooper, she decides to regain what she lost over the course of their seven-year relationship and start fresh.

With a renewed sense of hope and determination, she moves to a different city, lands a new job, and meets the handsome Benjamin Chase in a serendipitous way.

But even with all of these changes and hopes of gaining a new life, Kathleen is still not happy with the person she sees in the mirror staring back at her. She is an insomniac. She generally has bad luck in just about everything she attempts. She’s clumsy, and even if Prince Charming fell into her lap, she would likely push him in the opposite direction, for fear of getting hurt or worse, hurting someone else. This time she can’t blame any of these things on her bad luck or her destructive marriage. This time, it’s not her heart that’s in danger. This time, she has much more to lose and everything to gain.

Will she realize her mistakes in time to repair the damage? Will she be able to reverse her shattered self-image and discover true happiness? Will she ever find her way back to the person she was before seven years of bad luck?


I stifled my unpleasant mood and plastered the best smile I could muster up on my face. “Listen, um…”

He crossed his arms across his clearly muscular chest with the book safely tucked under his left arm.

“Ben.” His tone indicated that he was less than impressed with my ploy and clearly saw right through what I was working at. I proceeded anyway.

“Ok. Ben. My name is Kat…”

“As in the animal?” He interjected.

“Um, no. As in Kathleen, Ben.” Now he had a smug look on his face like he was thoroughly pleased with the banter between us.

Alright jerk-wad. Keep it up and I’m going to snatch that book from under your arm and bolt for the cashier.

I held out my hand to him to shake. He looked down at my extended hand before him and quirked up and eyebrow to go along with his smug grin. He waited a moment too long to extend his own hand which I assume was to add insult to injury.

Nice! This guy just oozes chivalry.

“Nice to meet you Ben. Like I was saying my name is Kat. Surely I can convince you to hand over that book. I really need it. It’s kind of an emergency.” He crossed his arms over his chest again, and leaned one muscle capped shoulder against the wall with ankles crossed. Clearly he was getting comfortable for the show I was putting on.


“It’s highly doubtful that purchasing a book is some kind of emergency Kathleen.”

“No. It’s just Kat. K.A.T!!” I said impatiently.

“My apologies, Kathleen.” was his response to my clarification of my preferred name which he followed up with a simple arrogant smirk and nod. He was positively infuriating and purely male goodness.

What the fuck, guy?

“I’m sorry to say you’re going to have to do better than that since I too, need this book.”

You have GOT to be kidding me!


Author Bio

J.L. Mac is twenty-six years old and currently resides in El Paso, Texas, where she enjoys living near her parents and siblings. She was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, until she married her husband in July of 2005. She has two young children and is married to a soldier in the United States Army. J.L. and her family have lived all over the United States and have enjoyed each new experience in each new place. J.L. admittedly has had a long and sordid love affair with the written word and has loved every minute of it. She drinks too many glasses of wine on occasion, and says way too many swear words to be considered “lady-like.” J.L. spends her free time reading, writing, and playing with her children.

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  1. Would love to read ... Excited to hear about a new author ... Thanks for the great giveaway..,

  2. I'd love to read this book!! Thanks for the chance!! for Kindle.

  3. for Kindle

    Thanks for the oppurtunity! Can't wait to read the book

  4. Great blurb and excerpt. I would love to read this book, it sounds very interesting.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  5. This is going to be a good book to read. Thanks for the giveaway:) Nook
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  6. Would love an ebook for kindle!

  7. I would love to win this for my Nook!! Thank You for the chance!

  8. I'm dying to read this! It's been on my TBR list since the cover reveal! Would love to win a Kindle copy! Thanks so much!