Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan

Hi! Welcome to the book blitz for The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan! You will find information about the book, an excerpt, and not one, but TWO giveaways! Enjoy!
The Boys of Summer (Summer, #1)
The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan
Book One of the Summer Series
Publication Date: December 17, 2012
Book Description:
It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.

To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

Warning: sexual references, and occasional course language.

About the Author:
C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.
The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.
Moon rays filtered through the windshield, giving the cabin an otherworldly glow.
Toby’s perfect teeth were illuminated when he smiled. “You know, you are the worst winner!” He shook his head. “Ever since you won the bet, you’ve been apologising. Just go with it, enjoy it, because I assure you, next time …” - he leaned closer - “… you will not be the winner.” He pulled back, smug.
I curved a brow. “Next time?”
He nodded. “I fully intend to redeem myself.”
“Want a chance to rebuild your shattered ego, do you? I bet you’re itching to fix my bike so you can be rid of me once and for all.” I shouldered him gently, teasing him as I would Adam. And then I realised what I had done; I had treated him like my friends. He looked down at his shoulder, then up at me. His eyes shadowed with untold meanings that I couldn’t read.
“What if I didn’t want to fix your bike?” he said in all seriousness.
“Why, is my company so stimulating that you can’t bear the thought of being without me?” I teased nervously.
I was aiming for light and airy, but something must have gone wrong with my delivery because Toby’s face went blank. He looked out into the lights of Onslow, ran his tongue over his bottom lip and sighed.
Giveaway #1!
Win an ebook copy of The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan!
- The winner chooses the format: ePub, Kindle (.mobi), or PDF
- Winner has 48 hours to respond to my email
- The mandatory entry MUST BE COMPLETED.
 And this is Giveaway #1! Good luck!

Giveaway #2!
Win one signed paperback of The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan, or one of 5 bookmarks!

***This is a tour-wide giveaway***
Good luck!


  1. i really liked the excerpt. i will be adding this book to my tbr list

  2. I never read it, but I would love to! It sounds amazing! :D

  3. I haven't read it but love the excerpt! Hope to read it soon! thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I haven't but I would like to!

  5. I haven't read the book, but the excerpt sounds intriguing. I can't wait to read more!

  6. I haven't read it yet, but I can't wait to get my hands on it and get started!

    Jolene A

  7. I haven't read it, but I really want to based on what I've read about the book.

  8. I haven't read it yet, but i've been dying to read it! The excerpt just makes me want to read it even more!

    Thanks for the chance to win it!


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