**Oh my gosh, folks. I'm so embarrassed. I got so totally involved in sharing the BOOK with you, that I completely and utterly neglected to put in Shannyn's guest blog. I'm horribly embarrassed. But I guess, if a good book gets me that excited, worse things can happen. Post has been modified now.**
Happy New Year, everyone!
I'm really pleased to bring you Shannyn Schroeder today, and her debut book, More Than This. I read what was sent over to me as a tour host, and must confess, it sucked me in very quickly. Enough that I went to Shannyn's website and read a really long excerpt she has posted there. You should check it out. It's published by Kensington, and I downloaded my own copy a few minutes ago.
I'll say this again: You should seriously check out this book! The characters pop, and Ryan has already melted my heart. Those of you who follow my guest author Thursdays know I don't often publicly recommend a book-take me seriously, please.
So, the details:
“It’s only been a week.”
“I’ve gotten used to you stopping by more often.”
“I’ve been working. The end of the year is a busy time.” This was the third time she’d seen him since the kiss, and he’d said nothing.
“What’s this?” He tapped her calendar.
I guess we’re still ignoring the kiss. “I’m trying to choose the best day to play hooky.”
Ryan’s laughter rose above the noise of the milling crowd. “You need more help than I thought. Sweetheart, a hooky day isn’t something you plan. You just do it. You don’t think about work. The day is supposed to be fun.”
Quinn groaned and thumped her head on the table. “I can’t do that.”
“Didn’t you ever cut class?”
Quinn raised her head. “No. Perfect attendance all four years. Eight if you count college.”
His crinkly-eyed smile returned. “Oddly, I’m not surprised by that fact. If you’re not comfortable with it, why are you doing it?”
“Remember the list Indy and Kate created for me last week?” You know, the night you kissed me senseless one minute and moved on to a bimbo the next?
He nodded and she continued, “The first item on the list is to play hooky.”
“Playing hooky should not be stressful. Everyone does it. Lighten up. Pick a day and have fun. Your students will survive without you. Most of them have played hooky and can appreciate it.”
She slammed her calendar shut. “Okay. Monday it is, then.”
He shook his head again. “Not quite spur of the moment.”
“Hey, I’m a work in progress.”
GIVEAWAY! So, more than a good book, Shannyn has a super give-away with her release. Shannyn will be awarding a 15" x 12" Pampered Chef flat baking stone (similar to the one her heroine uses) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US only). She'll be awarding a Keeper Kase (to keep your autographed book cover flats in) with an autographed cover flat from "More Than This" to one commenter at every stop (US only). Follow the tour, the more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Complete tour dates can be found here.
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