{Book Blitz} Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend #1.5) by J.K Rock

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Welcome to my stop for the book blitz of Camp Christmas! Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend #1.5) by JK Rock is a novella which is part of the Camp Boyfriend series and is free for download here. While it is part of the Camp Boyfriend series it can also be read as a stand alone. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and it will run from December 17 till December 21! Anyway, I've included a Tens Lists about Joanne and Karen and an excerpt from Camp Christmas in this post. And oh, don't forget to enter the giveaway below. ;)


Title: Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend #1.5)
Author: J.K Rock
Publication date: December 17, 2013


Summary:

Hannah never meant to be a mean girl – at Camp Juniper Point or at her high school. It just sort of happened during one painful year when her parents split and her life fell apart. Who knew being mad at the world would catapult her to popularity? But since changing the status quo would make her some serious enemies, she’s prepared to ride out her time until graduation. That is, until a camp friend calls her on the act during their school ski trip. Will Julian out her to her friends? Or will the guy she once accused of being King of the Nerds make her wish she was a whole lot more like him?


TOP TEN LISTS

Top ten favorite movies

Joanne: Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee version), Picnic, Room with a View, This Property is Condemned, Silver Linings Playbook, Shawshank Redemption, Steel Magnolias, The Thomas Crown Affair, Notorious, and- seasonal favorites- Scrooge with Albert Finney

Karen:  Titanic, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet (Baz Loreman version), Rent, Phantom of the Opera,  A Walk to Remember, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Bridget Jones Diary, Juno, Edward Scissorhands, The Notebook.


Top ten favorite books

Joanne: Wuthering Heights, The Woman in White, Name of the Rose, Pride and Prejudice, Nobody’s Baby But Mine, Charming the Prince, Before I Fall, Mists of Avalon, The Once and Future King, Lord of the Rings

Karen:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Song of Ice and Fire Series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, Before I Fall, Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Hunger Games Series, The Lord of the Rings Series, Gone Girl, Mortal Instruments Series


Top ten favorite foods

Joanne: Stone crab, Lobster, Alaskan King Crab (sensing a theme??), Steamed Clams, Chicken Wing Dip, Creme Brulee, my mother-in-law’s German Chocolate Cake, Karen’s Chicken Parmesean, warm homemade bread, scones

Karen:  Pizza- Brooklyn style, Chicken Wings, Quesadillas, Nachos, My Nonna’s Chicken Parmesan (which I copy- thanks for the shout out, Joanne J), Fried Zucchini, Poutine (french fries smothered in gravy and cheese- it’s a Canadian thing J), Friendly’s Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Sundae (5 scoop!), Rum Cake, my mother-in-law’s, Black-and-White Cookie, Kettle Corn... hmmm... not very high brow!


Top ten favorite drinks

Joanne: Margarita, Amaretto Sour, Good Amaretto straight, gingerbread latte, my own espresso, hot cinnamon and ginger tea, Karen’s husband’s pina coladas (a million calories, I’m sure), a good Barbera, a simple Chianti, but nothing beats ice cold water on a hot day

Karen: Cherry Coke, Cranberry Sierra Mist, Sunny D, Friendly’s Chocolate Fribbles, McDonald’s Strawberry Extra Thick Shakes (with the whip cream and cherry), Iced Mocha Latte, Caramel Macchiatto, Frozen Margarita, Strawberry Daquiri, Pina Colada, Anything Tropical Served in a Coconut with an Umbrella J


What are 10 items on your bucket list?

Joanne: See the Mediterranean, rent a house abroad for at least a month, take a girls only road trip, visit the British Museum, train trip through Canadian Rockies, plant a fabulous garden at least once, walk through Florence, take a literature class with a brilliant professor at a famous university, buy a beautiful handbag, learn how to cook one truly amazing dish

Karen: Meet Johnny Depp, be an extra in one of the Mortal Instruments, Divergent or Hunger Games movies, get a novel critique from John Green, scuba dive and get to see whales, dolphins, or turtles underwater, write a book that becomes a movie, voice an animated character, stay in a real castle, live in Italy for a year, stay in one of those bungalows over the water in Bora Bora, travel to a country in need and spend a year helping- building homes, digging wells, teaching in a school, anything. 


EXCERPT

   Julian
“I’ve got to get a call out or a text message, but I haven’t had a signal for the last couple of hours.” I put my backpack on and wrapped my cape over it.

Say what you will about a cape; I’d be the only one warm tonight if we got stuck out here. My eyes slid to Hannah. I could probably be talked into sharing it.

Blinking, I forced myself to snap out of it. Just because she remembered some random moment we shared in fifth grade didn’t mean the past was forgiven. But it had been cool to find out she hadn’t forgotten. That it was still important to her under all the Mean Girl crap she’d worn like armor since junior high.

“I’m going with you.” She stared at me with her inscrutable eyes, her red hair curling around her shoulders damply now that the snow fell so heavy.

“It’s safer for you here.” I didn’t need her slowing me down.
“Doesn’t matter. We’re partners. Buddy system, remember? No arguing.” She yanked her ski cap down farther beneath her helmet so it covered her ears more. “I’m going.”
“Don’t go all stubborn on me,” I warned. “This isn’t the same as talking your way out of a homework assignment. There are real dangers in these woods and they’re only getting worse as it gets dark.”
Her eyes narrowed. Her mouth flattened into a thin line. “Which is why I need to protect you.”
“From bears?” I couldn’t resist.
“Exactly. I think we can both agree I have bigger claws than you.” She dug her poles in the snow. “Now get moving before we lose more light.”
I said nothing. I just started skiing.
We trudged silently for a while, the snow too fresh for any kind of speed. But after a few minutes she sidled closer.
“Thanks for not arguing with me.”
“I did argue. You just refused to listen.”
She flipped long, damp strands of auburn behind one shoulder as she sighed. “I know you think I’m this super mean chick, but—”
“You’re strong and you’re tough. That part’s cool.”
“Really?” Her voice sounded uncertain in a way that hit me right in the chest.
I swallowed down the feeling, not ready for it. Not now.
“Definitely. I don’t mind that you wanted to come with me, Hannah. I like that you speak your mind.” I debated how to put the next part. “It’s when you snark on people to make them feel small…that’s mean. But I don’t think that’s really you.”
Let her chew on that. I waited for her to jab me in the kidney with a ski pole or step on the back of my ski. But she was so quiet the only sound I heard for a long moment was the rhythmic thunk of her poles in the snow.
“Of course it’s me. I’m the one who does it.”
“Yeah, but you do it because your friends expect you to. You got a reputation for being the mean girl, and now you don’t know how to quit.”
She stopped. Skis, poles, arms…all of it just kind of wilted right there. I paused, too, turning around to see her face scrunched in a weird, thoughtful way. Frowning, she reached for her chest, her palm and her ski pole resting there like she was holding herself together.
“What?” I edged backward toward her. “Did you lose something?”
I couldn’t see the ground clearly in the shadows of shrinking daylight, but I scanned for anything she might have dropped.
“How do you know that?” She moved closer in a way that made my pulse leap. “I mean—why would you ever give me the benefit of the doubt?”
One of her skis slid between mine. She was that close.
I swallowed hard.
“You don’t fool me, Hannah.” I shrugged. “I judge people based on what I observe. What I know.”
“One time, I locked Bobby Randall in the girls’ room. His friends still call him Flush.”
“Everyone knew he was going to get pounded that day by a senior wrestler from another school. It was obvious to me you saved his life.”
She rolled her eyes. “I steal hall passes from Ms. Hanrahan’s desk all the time.”
“You and everyone else.” I noticed that I couldn’t see her freckles as well now that the sun was setting.
“I shoved Lauren Carlson off a cliff at camp.”
“Definitely mean. But it was a small cliff, if I remember correctly. And you were having the year from hell.”
She gasped. “How did you—”
“I pay way too much attention to you.”


About the Author

Sisters in law Joanne and Karen Rock write Young Adult books under the pseudonym J.K. Rock. They bonded on a set of bleachers, watching their respective Rock boyfriends play baseball, and later, as young wives married into the same big family. Today, they have fun reliving teen drama on the pages of their YA books in their ongoing Camp Boyfriend series, which reviewers have noted for its authentic treatment of navigating relationships and self-identity. Individually, Joanne and Karen write adult romance books for Harlequin. Joanne is a three-time RITA Award nominee and Golden Heart winner. Her books have been reprinted in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty different languages. Karen's debut romance, WISH ME TOMORROW, has garnered critical acclaim for its sensitive portrayal of a cancer survivor's journey. You can learn more about their upcoming projects and previous releases at http://jkrock.net

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  1. Thank you so much for being part of our Book Tour for Camp Christmas!

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