Thursday, June 8, 2017

Blog Tour: Weird and Wonderful by Cece Barlow...Excerpt, Guest Post, & more!

Today is my turn to tell you about Weird and Wonderful, a contemporary YA from author CeCe Barlow!

I have all sorts of stuff to share with about this book, but first...

Weird and Wonderful by Cece Barlow
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: February 13th 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

Gin Autry must finish the last semester of high school in eclectic Austin with her hippie grandmother while Gin’s brother waits for heart surgery in Houston.

Instability reigns, but Gin uses the principles of feng shui to find balance and send positive energy to her brother. She also secretly hopes her voice-over actress dream will advance and true love will show up.

Instead, she falls for the wrong guy and clings to the wrong dream. Nothing in Gin’s life is balanced, but when death threatens her brother, she discovers true balance is about listening, compromise, and the guy in the friend zone.  
About the Author
Cece Barlow writes books for young adults and the young at heart. She's a a dash of fun, mixed in with some smart cookie and a splash of capable. She started her first fan fiction group in junior high and never stopped writing. Today, she writes about girls with lofty dreams and about the absolute craziness of falling in love.

When Cece's not writing, she curls up with a book, heads to a popcorn blockbuster, or kicks back to watch shooting stars. If she sees the moon in the daytime, she thinks she's lucky.

Cece lives in College Station, Texas with her college sweetheart Tim and two cats - one evil and one good.

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And now some fun stuff featuring the book and author!

Weird and Wonderful opens with Gin Autry's life changing forever. It's also her seventeenth birthday. Every girl has wishes. Here are hers...

"Happy Birthday—," Brandy sang out, and Seraph joined in. Their voices melded together in perfect harmony. 
"Make a wish!" Seraph said.   
I held up my cupcake and wished—that Nate would get better, that Mama and Daddy would find their way out of the oppressive clutter of the Absolute Truth Bible Church, that I'd get my big anime break, that I'd save up enough money for my dream car, and my most secret wish (one I hadn't mentioned to anyone) that I would find a guy who would be the exact fit for me, the yang to my yin. I shut my eyes, blew out the candle, and wished with all my might.
Cece Barlow was kind enough to share her Top Ten Ways of Handling the Weird and Wonderful Parts of Life

1.  Breathe.
2.  Laugh as needed.
3.  Hug my pets (cats) daily.
4.  Roll with whatever comes.
5.  Reinvent myself as needed.
6.  Love more and be right less.
7.  Do yoga and yak with friends.
8.  Write letters to myself acknowledging my successes.
9.  Feng shui my life to-harmonize with my environment.
10.  Chat and cuddle with my best friend and the love of my life.
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1 comment:

  1. What a cute blog! Love it! Thank you for joining the Weird and Wonderful blog Tour! I appreciate your support. Cece