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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Harlequin Teen READING INTO ROMANCE Blog Tour: HOOKED by Liz Fichera (Guest Post & Giveaway!)

Good day! I am thrilled to finally be able to share my post with you all today!
I'm very happy to be a part of HarlequinTEEN's "Reading Into Romance" Blog Tour

for HOOKED by Liz Fichera!!!
which is being hosted by the lovely ladies at Kismet Book Tours!!!

Hooked is an amazing contemporary about a girl named Fred, who loves to play golf.
It is also about a boy named Ryan, who also loves to play golf, but makes some very poor choices throughout the story... can he redeem himself??? 
He's willing to try!!! Ryan is sharing some dating advice with all of us :) 
Let's see what he has to say... 

HarlequinTEEN's spring Reading into Romance
Spring is in the air and HarlequinTEEN wants you to fall in love! 
And they have just the books to make that happen! 
In this epic tour, we'll be featuring 9 authors and their amazing, 
toe-curlingly romantic books!


by Liz Fichera
Release date: January 29th, 2013
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary, Romance
Format: Hardback, eBook


When Native American Fredricka ‘Fred’ Oday is invited to become the only girl on the school’s golf team, she can’t say no. This is an opportunity to shine, win a scholarship and go to university, something no one in her family has done. 

But Fred’s presence on the team isn’t exactly welcome — especially not to rich golden boy Ryan Berenger, whose best friend was kicked off the team to make a spot for Fred.

But there’s no denying that things are happening between the girl with the killer swing and the boy with the killer smile...



Good Dating Advice from Bad Boys
By Ryan Berenger, lead character in Hooked
She was almost the one that got away. 

I’m talking about my girlfriend, Fredricka Oday — or Fred, as she prefers to be called.  Fred was the best thing to happen to me.  I don’t know what I’d do without her and, frankly, I hope to never find out.

I’m kind of apprehensive about giving dating advice since I almost screwed it up with her.  Bad.  But if someone can learn from my mistakes, I’m game.  It probably makes sense to tell you some of the things a guy shouldn't do.  And, spoiler alert, I know all these don’ts up close and personal.  So, listen up.  

Here goes:

-  Don’t listen to the “advice” of your best friend about girls. 
-  Don’t pretend to ignore her when she sits right next to you on the bus.  It’s lame.
-  Don’t sit silently when your soon-to-be ex-girlfriend makes insulting remarks about her.
-  Don’t discount all (maybe just some) of the Girlfriend Advice you get from your Dad.  Remember that he was a teen too. Once.  Hard as that is to imagine.
-  Important! Don’t let her leave your party before the party ends.  When she gets up to leave, run after her.  Beg her to stay.  Or leave with her.
-  When you see her before Homeroom at school, walk straight up to her and talk to her.  Tell her she looks pretty, which she always does.  Don’t turn away.  Enough with the pretending.
-  Never, ever let anyone call her names or bully her in any way.  Ever.  Never, ever.  Do you hear me?
-  Finally, tell her you love her, even if the Universe is working against you.  You’re the only one knows your heart.


I have to admit - Ryan, you have melted my heart! 
I am so happy that Ryan was able to do what was right, let go, and freely love Fred!

Thank you, Ryan, for your sharing with us today :) 



Liz is an American author living in the American Southwest by way of Chicago.
Born and raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, after college, never expecting to live more than one year among cactus and people who’d never seen snow. She was wrong. It certainly didn't hurt that she met her future husband in Phoenix too.
Most of her stories are set in the American Southwest because she thinks the desert is a cool place. Living in Phoenix, she's surrounded by Native American culture and influences, not to mention intriguing Hohokam petroglyphs and centuries-old canals. There are over 20 tribes in Arizona and she's lucky to be neighbors to the Gila River and the Salt River Indian Communities.
When she's not busy writing her next novel, she likes to travel, visit museums, support local theater productions, hike, and pretend that she's training for a triathlon. She posts a lot of photos from her desert and mountain hikes on her Facebook and Twitter pages. In no particular order, she has been chased by javalinas, rattlesnakes, coyotes, and even one curious black bear. She would love to connect with you there too!

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Enter to win!!!... 

The first is for a chance to win a physical copy of HOOKED!!!

The second is a Romantic Grand Prize Package:
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Follow the Harlequin Teen READING INTO ROMANCE Blog Tour hosted by Kismet Book Tours!!!

Monday, March 4th - Karen Ann Hopkins and Temptation:
Wednesday, March 6th - Liz Fichera and Hooked:
Friday, March 8th - Cayla Kluver and the Legacy series:
Monday, March 11th - Aimée Carter and The Goddess Test series:
Wednesday, March 13th - Julie Kagawa and The Iron King series:
Friday, March 15th - Katie McGarry and Pushing the Limits:
Monday, March 18th - Rachel Vincent and The Soul Screamers series:
Wednesday, March 20th - Hannah Harrington and Saving June:
Friday, March 22nd - Jordan Dane and In The Arms of Stone Angels:


  1. Thanks for sharing! This looks fun! Don't play sports... having no depth perception for reals (medical condition) made it too hard for me to want to!

  2. I rally play sports since I'm more of a nerd than athletic types. However when I do I play tennis.

  3. I'm a football girl, for sure! It's the only sport I enjoy watching.

  4. Hooked sounds like a really good book. I'll definitely be reading it.

  5. This book sounds amazing, I really need to pick it up! Ryan sounds like a smart guy :-) I look forward to meeting him when I read this. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love Hockey the way they yell and hit each other on the ice and plus my hubby took me to my first hockey game on our first date it was awesome:)

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  8. I like hockey! I'm definitely a hockey girl, all other sports are somewhat boring, other than maybe football. I don't know, I think I like men fighting and tackling each other haha :)

  9. Believe it or not, Badminton! We are a family obsessed with it and we play to the death (ok, not really, but close enough) all summer long :)

  10. I'm a complete sucker for baseball. Which is a little unfortunate now that I live in the southern USA, where people gasp at any sport that's not football.


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