Hi, there! Welcome to a very special book tour hosted by Chapter by Chapters 😀 I already talked about our star on its cover reveal day, but now the baby is born 😀 Congratulations to Patricia B. Tighe for the second baby in The Zone series: Life in the Lucky Zone!
Life in the Lucky Zone
(The Zone #2)
by Patricia B. Tighe
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Taylor has been living a charmed life—always the lead in school plays, possessor of a healthy entourage and a hot boyfriend. But halfway through her junior year, the unthinkable happens. Her boyfriend dumps her. She screws up her audition for the spring play. And to top it all off, her theater teacher wants her to run lines with Trey Berger, a gamer guy who irritates her practically every time he opens his mouth. Lindsey needs to find some better luck and quick.
Trey Berger can barely tolerate Lindsey Taylor. It’s bad enough that their best friends are dating and he has to see Lindsey at group hangouts. Now they have to rehearse together. Berger would rather do just about anything else, even chill with his grandmother, whose dementia has forced her to move in with his family.
But as the semester continues, Berger discovers there’s more to Lindsey than the drama queen
persona she puts on for everyone else’s benefit. And the person behind the mask might be someone he cares about. A lot. So what exactly is he going to do about it?
And while Lindsey desperately tries to change her luck and heal from the breakup, she slowly realizes Berger has become her best friend. This video-game-playing boy makes her laugh. And holds her when she cries. Could he possibly become something more?
I’ve had the luck of recently reading several awesome contemporary romances, so I’m more excited about the genre’s latest releases, haha! I won’t lie, I’m still very picky, so if you hear me good mouthing a contemporary romance, you should consider checking it out, haha! ;D
You can find Life in the Lucky Zone on Amazon, both on paperback and ebook formats!
And guess what? Patricia heself agreed to stop for a bit here in my blog!! ❤
Thanks so much, dear *–*
So, I asked Patricia to tell us five curiosities about Life in the Lucky Zone and here’s what she can say for the book:
Ha, ha! Thanks for having me on your blog. (You’re most welcome, Patricia <3)
Well, let’s see:
- Someone does wonder if chickens have toenails
- A Chihuahua named Bartholomew
- A stuffed-animal throwing girl with seriously bad aim
- A girl who’s fascinated by UFOs
- Multiple boxes of good luck charms.
I personally never thought about chickens with or without toenails and I love a good charm box, so you tugged hard at my curiosity, Patricia! Haha! Thanks so much for coming over ❤
Of course, I also had to include an excerpt ❤ Nothing better to tell you what to expect of the book writing style and to sneak peek a little in general, right? 😀
I had to find Lindsey. Lines of cars inched along the road just past the parking lot. It was peak everybody and their dog leaving school time. I scanned the small groups of people that were standing around by the buildings or parked cars. Where was she? I sighed. I should’ve gotten her phone number so I could find out what was going on. I’d give it five minutes, and if she didn’t show, I’d head home.
Three minutes later, a silver sedan that had been working its way around parked cars pulled up to the curb in front of me. The automatic window went slowly down. “Come on, Dragon Boy,” Lindsey said, leaning over the passenger seat. “Let’s go.”
A Honda? And by the scratches on its doors, it wasn’t even new. This was a surprise. I climbed in, setting my backpack between my feet. “Where are we going?”
“To my house,” she said, pulling into the line of cars exiting the lot.
“How am I supposed to get home later? And you can stop with the ‘dragon’ stuff. I don’t play that many games with dragons in them.”
She pursed her lips as though she were fighting a smile. “But you play at least one, right?”
“Then ‘Dragon Boy’ stays.”
I let out a huge exhale. “Whatever happened to ‘Dragon Master,’ anyway? Why’ve I been reduced to just a boy?”
“I like the sound of it better. And, don’t worry, I’ll take you home later.”
“Okay. But why aren’t we rehearsing at school?”
“You’re just full of questions, aren’t you?” She checked out her side window, then turned right onto the road. When I didn’t say anything, she mumbled, “I’m expecting a package.”
I thought she might tell me more, but instead she turned on the radio. Pop country music almost shattered my eardrums, and she lowered the volume. Oh, goody. We were going to listen to, “You cheated on me and I’m getting revenge,” all the way to her house. Maybe I could fix that.
“Do you want to run some lines right now? Save some time?”
“No,” she said. “I like to focus on one thing at a time.”
“Driving and listening to music are two things.”
We made it through the major four-way stop and sped on, the traffic thinning out. “That’s different,” she said. “I don’t have to focus when I listen to music.”
I had to give her that point, but I still wanted the music off. “Is there any other kind of music we could listen to? You know, like music without words?”
She laughed. “You don’t like this?” She gestured to the radio. “Were you born in this country?”
She pushed the radio button, cutting off some guy mid-wail. “Whatever you want, Dragon Boy. I was just trying to save us from awkward silence.”
“Awkward silence is completely underrated. You should try it sometime.”
I kind of laughed my ass of from this excerpt, but okay. I’m alive, haha!
Bellow, you can learn more about Patricia. Guess what? We have an Q&A! ❤ (Never give a journalist a lot of material to work with, haha!)
The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two dogs. Her love of the written word caused her to get a journalism degree from Texas A&M University in 1980 and an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2008. When not writing or reading, she can be found walking the dogs or yelling at the TV during an NFL game. She’s also a fan of British TV shows. Downton Abbey, anyone?
Q&A with Patricia B. Tighe!
- What inspired the story?
First off, I was writing a series and needed to write a book. 😀 Second, at the end of Life in the No-Dating Zone, the situation with Lindsey and her boyfriend, Adam, was left a little up in the air—especially as far as Claire was concerned. I knew that I needed to settle it, to have Lindsey come to understand more about herself. And who better to instigate that than someone who drives her crazy? Plus, many readers wanted to see more from Berger, who was a secondary character in LitNDZ. So I thought, a drama queen and a gamer boy? Why not?
- What is your favorite scene?
That would have to be when a hurting, tipsy Lindsey makes a move on Berger. His reaction was so much fun to write!
- What was the hardest scene to write?
The video-game playing scene, because I had to continually stop to get information and critique from my son.
- Who would play your characters in a film?
AnnaSophia Robb with auburn hair and Matthew Lewis with glasses—especially now that he’s grown up to what I’ve seen described as “nerd hot.”
- What’s your favorite book to film adaptation?
The Princess Bride.
- Do you have any pets?
I have two mixed-breed dogs, ages sixteen and fifteen. One is a cross between a lab and a chow, and the other is a cross between a boxer and probably a lab. They are ridiculous and I love them.
- If you could be any character in your book who would you be and why?
The female version of Berger, because he loves to laugh and to make people laugh.
- What’s the best advice you can give someone who wants to be a writer?
Read! Read the genre you want to write. Read for pleasure and then re-read to analyze how it’s done.
- How will you spend your release day?
Probably helping with promotion and checking sales rankings too often. But I do plan to go out to dinner to celebrate.
- What are you writing now?
I’ve turned in the third book in the Life in the No-Dating Zone series, and now I’m working on a YA contemporary romance that I hope will be the first in a new series. We shall see!
Stay tuned on Patricia’s website and social networks. The brilliant mind behind Life in the Lucky Zone promises more gold to come soon! ❤
And yes, I didn’t forget. There is also a GIVEAWAY!
- One lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of Life in the Lucky Zone (INTERNATIONAL)
Join me on this chance by clicking here: GIVEAWAY!
That’s it! I’m so sorry for the long post, but there were so many cool things to say about this book ❤ Thank you for reading! Also, thanks so much to Patricia to take the time to be here as a guest and huge thanks to Chapter by Chapter that made it all possible! 😀