Thursday, April 30, 2015

Drawn Together Blog Tour! (+$15 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Drawn Together 
Author: Amelia Swan 
Series: N/A
Pages: 260
Date Published: March 1st 2015
Publisher: Hearts Desire Press
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Hailey can't wait to get back to New York City. There she's a hip children's book author with a healthy social life. Being back in her hometown of Medford only reminds her of the less-than-cool girl she used to be. Until she runs into Cody, her old partner-in-crime in high school art and the boy she lusted after all four years.

Cody West has everything he could want in Medford, except Hailey. When she left for the big city, there was a hold in his life no other girl could fill. But he's not sure he wants to open himself to the pain if she leaves again.

A chance encounter at the town coffee shop reignites the chemistry between the pair and is almost enough to make Hailey forget how much she wants to return to the city she's grown to love. Almost. Wanting it all, Hailey plans to bring Cody back to New York with her. The only catch is that she's not sure he'll agree...

~Guest Post!~
There are two settings I always gravitate to when I write: small towns and big cities. For me, these two places have the most romantic potential, which is exactly what I need as a romance author.
Small towns are probably my favorite places to write about. The quietness of the setting allows the characters to focus on the budding romance between them without too much distraction from outside sources. The lack of people and other stimuli make it difficult for the hero and the heroine to avoid each other. Small towns can be kind of quirky too, which allows me to create fun characters and interesting scenarios for lovebirds to find themselves in. Small towns don’t have to be rural to work; they just need to have a distinctive quality to them that the main character either loves or hates. For example, Drawn Together takes place in a little town called Medford. Hailey, the main character, hates it there. Medford is too quiet for her. She’d much rather be in the Big Apple, the city she grew to love during her four years of college.

A lot of my stories also take place in a city, New York City to be more specific. As a lifelong Jersey resident, I feel comfortable writing about New York. There is so much decadence and intrigue there. This provides an abundance of ways for two potential soulmates to meet and interact.
~Try an Excerpt!~
He parted his lips, pausing before he spoke as if he wasn’t sure if he should say what was on his mind. “I think about you sometimes.”

My heart stopped. Cody West had been thinking about me. Outwardly, I suppressed my reaction to his confession, trying to play it cool. On the inside, I was freaking out. Raising an eyebrow, I rested my chin in my hand. “Really? What about?”

Cody laughed, taking a big bite out of his cookie. “We’ve had some fun together.”

I pursed my lips as I tried to decide whether or not he was referring to all of the goofing off we did in art class or the night of the graduation party. Cody and I had only been acquaintances in school. We ran in different social circles: he hung out with the football team and I spent all of my time with Callie, my best friend, my only friend back then. Though we had fun together in class, we never spent time together outside of the art room...until we ran into each other at Jessica Mitchell’s. 
~Meet Amelia!~ 
Amelia Swan writes contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and new adult romance. She’s interested in characters that are smart, sincere, and somewhat artistically inclined. All of her heroines are girls she could totally see herself being friends with.
Amelia will be giving away a $15 Amazon GC to one lucky reader! 


  1. I can see the appeal of small town stories. Interesting Guest Post thank you.

  2. Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?

    1. I'm pretty sure you've asked me this before!

      I’ve already met Jeff Hardy at an autograph signing, but I’d really like to sit down and talk to him. He’s an interesting guy and one of my favorite wrestlers.

  3. I enjoyed reading the guest post. I love books set in small towns.

  4. I love the guest post! Amazing cover! Thank you for sharing and for the terrific contest!

  5. I find stories are much more intense when it takes place in a small town, what is your opinion?

  6. I grew up in a small town so I think I prefer big cities!