WooHoo!! The day has finally arrived! TWELVE STEPS is officially available, and I’m so excited/nervous/a little bit terrified to think that so many amazing people are now reading my words! I just want to give you all a giant squish hug!!
Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. The only thing Andi’s sure she has going for her is her awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina’s perfect everything else.
When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough, and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina and get the guy. But when a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi realizes that her twelve-step program isn’t working. Her prince isn’t as charming as she’d hoped, and the spotlight she’s been trying to steal isn’t the one she wants.
As Laina’s flawless façade begins to crumble, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.
For the past twelve days, I’ve had tons of fun celebrating the countdown to TWELVE STEPS with giveaways, recipes and exclusive excerpts and teasers from my favorite parts of the book. I shared my official TWELVE STEPS playlist, two amazing book trailers, a first look at chapter one, a post with the inspiration for the novel, a peek at my actual high school diary, and a special thank you to my secret crush, who inspired my favorite supporting character. In case you missed the excitement, here’s a list of all twelve countdown celebration posts.
Day #12: I share my playlist with you on YA Misfits’ Band Geek Thursday
Day #11: Watch my book trailers & vote for your favorite on I Write for Apples blog
Day #10: Flash giveaway for exclusive TWELVE STEPS artwork
Day #9: Recipe for Crock Pot Giant Brownie Sundae
Day #8: Giveaway!!! Recycle-Knit Daisy Purse, Handmade by Veronica Bartles
Day #7: Exclusive reveal: A page from Veronica’s teen diary!
Day #6: Twitter giveaways
Day #5: Exclusive first look at TWELVE STEPS’ Chapter One
Day #4: Giveaway!!! Ninja Unicorn “Movie Poster”
Day #3: A Thank You to those who may not know how much they helped with TWELVE STEPS – including my secret high school crush, who inspired my favorite supporting character.
Day #2: The inspiration for TWELVE STEPS
Day #1: Recipe for Crock Pot Chili Cheese Fries
And the excitement is only beginning! Today kicks off my blog tour with more exclusive excerpts, reviews, and character interviews. And of course, another giveaway! You can find all the links here!
|Veronica Bartles lives in New Mexico with her husband and four children. When she’s not writing or lost in the pages of her newest favorite book, she enjoys creating delicious desserts, exploring new places, and recycle knitting. Her debut novel, TWELVE STEPS (Swoon Romance) will be released in March 2014.|