Saturday, September 1, 2012

Guest Post/Giveaway: Jessie Lane, The Burning Star

Guest Post
Jessie Lane: When The Going Gets Tough

Remember that phrase? When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But what is the measure of being tough? Who do you see and think, “Wow, they’ve got a will made of granite. Unbreakable.”
Do you assume it’s the guy who looks like he’s spent half of his life dedicated to the gym and has muscles on top of his muscles? Or do you look at the quiet, slight slip of a teenage girl sitting in the Oncologist office, and realize beneath her pain she holds more determination than a whole gym full of muscle bound tough guys?
When Kay, the main character from The Burning Star, is diagnosed with a fast moving terminal cancer, her world stops. Being only seventeen years old, Kay is devastated when the Oncologists tell her that she will not live long past her eighteenth birthday, which is just months away. She watches as her Mom refuses to accept the doctor’s diagnosis and starts making plans to find a miracle cure. Kay battles with her emotions as she does her best to comfort her mom. She regrets not living her life to its fullest and the missed opportunities she had to be more of the person she always wanted to be. She never planned on being the quiet girl in the corner reading a book. She wanted to live the adventure. Experience that once in a lifetime love. Not just imagine what it was like through her favorite characters. Now she has to plan the best way to say goodbye to her mother.
Out of the blue she meets Ryan. An inhumanly hot guy who saves her from an animal that suspiciously looks anything but normal. But after Ryan assures her it’s just a rabid dog and then blows her away by asking her, Ms.-Completely-Awkward-Around-All-Hot-Guys, out on a date, she sees her opportunity to live a little before she dies. Maybe even experience her first kiss. Then the insane happens. Her cute satellite installer guy, Nick, also asks for her phone number. Suddenly the girl who had her life before her but didn’t live at all is now the girl who has a timestamp on her future but is cramming all that she can into that life.
When her first date with Ryan goes horribly wrong, and a chain of unbelievable events unfolds, Kay finds out that there is more going on in her life than her cancer. Now she’s surrounded by the fact that things she believed were only fairytales or myths in books are real. Ryan is trying to convince her that she’s something that she’s not, and her mother has secrets so big, that it could blow her whole world apart. And when the going gets tough, Kay gets going.
Kay takes on all of her new obstacles head on. She never lets the protective, but pushy, Ryan and Nick tell her what she should do, or how to do it. This is her adventure and she’s going to live it. But halfway through her journey to everything she never dreamed would be possible; she finds out that there might be a miracle cure for her after all. With new hope on the horizon, Kay will do anything to find a cure. But will she live long enough to find it?
Now who’s tough?
Check out my review for "The Burning Star" here: Click Me!
Exciting News!
In honor of the birthday of one of the fabulous ladies behind "The Burning Star" they are offering up free eBook copies of the read at Smashwords and All Romance ( B&N seem to be having an issue will allowing it to be free so it is 99c. Still a great deal!)
From the 1st of September until the 9th you have the chance to grab yourself a copy and see what all the fuss is about!
So what are you waiting for?
 Smashwords  |  All Romance  | B&N  (99c) |

Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?

The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.

Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.




Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

Amazing guest post. Thank you so much for sharing Jessie Lane. I love the idea of this story. Definitely sounds like it will leave an impact. I put this on my wishlist after reading Jet did a couple of months back. The cover grabbed me first, naturally. Man, YA always has the most gorgeous book covers don't they? Can't wait to meet these characters. Just got ti on my ereader. Thank you guys so much :)

Jet said...

I hope you enjoy it Diana! :D
It is true, there are some amazing YA covers around, the other genres need to pick up their game I think.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

No problem at all hon. That is so true LOL! I mean, adult covers have great covers too, but YA really put out some eye-catchers. I am with you, other genres need to get a move on LOL! You are so welcome hon. Thanks again for the awesome post :)