Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Blog Tour: Just The Way You Are | Lynsey James

Hello my fabulous fellow book nerds, I am so excited to welcome you to this fabulous book tour. Lynsey James is a wonderful new talent that everyone should pay attention to, also she is one of the loveliest, kindest and caring people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Lynsey has also been kind enough to grace us with a lovely guest post titled 'My Dream Secret Admirers'.

Blurb: Dear Ava,

How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?
Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can't remember the last time she had a second date. It's a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.
Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two - she's in love with someone else. Someone she's never even met.
It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.
Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she's determined to unmask Mr Writer...and find out once and for all if he's Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!

Guest Post: My Dream Secret Admirers - Lynsey James
The mysterious, romantic Mr Writer is a huge part of Just the Way You Are. For the majority of the novel, Ava goes on a journey to unmask him. While the reader might guess his identity before she does, it’s fair to say she gets a shock when he comes forward!

My experience of love letters is pretty poor in comparison to Ava’s. I had one from a guy in my high school English class but it was a play on the lyrics of an Ordinary Boys song (that’s 2007 for you!) and he tried to rhyme “chlamydia” with “together”. So I got to thinking about who I’d like to receive a love letter from, mysterious or otherwise. Here are my top picks…

  1. Dylan O’Brien
     As far as mysterious admirers go, I’d say Dylan O’Brien is pretty much perfect. He’s cute, quirky and says things like “when a girl has a sense of humour, there’s nothing more attractive”. I don’t think it gets better than that. He’s cute, quirky and I’m sure his love letters would be adorable.
  1. Jesse Eisenberg
     Continuing my theme of cute, quirky guys, my second pick for a secret admirer would be Jesse Eisenberg. I’ve seen him play everyone from a zombie-fighting nerd to a cocky and arrogant magician and he just wows me every time. Plus, he has a sweet nerdy side that I think would make for some pretty cute love letters.
  1. Keegan Allen AKA Toby Cavanaugh

I’m a recent convert to Pretty Little Liars and Toby Cavanaugh is by far my favourite boy in it. I love the way he protects Spencer no matter what. The actor who plays him- Keegan Allen- also seems like a pretty cool pick for a secret admirer, if his photography book is anything to go by. I definitely wouldn’t mind some letters from that dude!

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Author Bio:
Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

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