Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Boys of Summer Book Blitz + GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the book blitz for The Boys of Summer-a New Adult Contemporary Romance. This book sounds absolutely wonderful. I have an excerpt as well as 2 giveaways for you but, before that, here's the book info for those of you who don't know about it, yet:

The Boys of Summer (Summer, #1)
It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.
To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

Warning: sexual references, and occasional course language.

Doesn't it sound like a lovely read? If you need more convincing, here's an excerpt:

Moon rays filtered through the windshield, giving the cabin an otherworldly glow.
Toby’s perfect teeth were illuminated when he smiled. “You know, you are the worst
winner!” He shook his head. “Ever since you won the bet, you’ve been apologising. Just go
with it, enjoy it, because I assure you, next time …” - he leaned closer - “… you will not be
the winner.” He pulled back, smug.
I curved a brow. “Next time?”
He nodded. “I fully intend to redeem myself.”
“Want a chance to rebuild your shattered ego, do you? I bet you’re itching to fix my bike
so you can be rid of me once and for all.” I shouldered him gently, teasing him as I would
Adam. And then I realised what I had done; I had treated him like my friends. He looked
down at his shoulder, then up at me. His eyes shadowed with untold meanings that I couldn’t
“What if I didn’t want to fix your bike?” he said in all seriousness.
“Why, is my company so stimulating that you can’t bear the thought of being without
me?” I teased nervously.
I was aiming for light and airy, but something must have gone wrong with my delivery
because Toby’s face went blank. He looked out into the lights of Onslow, ran his tongue over
his bottom lip and sighed.
Doesn't it sound so sweet? 

Now, for the best part: the giveaway!
I have two giveaways: 
1) Up for grabs is 1 e-book copy of The Boys of Summer, open internationally and until February 22.
2) For this one, I have 1 signed copy of the book and 5 signed bookmarks for 5 winners
Good luck!

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About the Author:
C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.
The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.
For more on C.J and ‘The Summer Series’, visit

Thanks for coming!



  1. What an exciting book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. It seems like it would be fun to have a chance with the one that got away! Would love to read about it.