Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Win Swag Packs, eBooks & $25 Amazon Gift Card | The Summer I Fell by Sonya Loveday


The Summer I Fell

by Sonya Loveday (The Six #1) 


Publication date: July 27th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult




“So you wanna be part of the Six, huh? You wish…”

~Jared, Ace, Mark, Josh, Aiden & Eli

Riley Clifton can’t remember a time when she wasn’t a part of the Six, a group of rowdy boys who would do just about anything for her. Growing up alongside of six guys is never easy. Especially in high school. Falling in love with one of the Six? Even harder when Ace has a hold of her heart, and he doesn’t even know it.

Jake (Ace) Aceton has loved Riley for a long time, but has kept the secret oath of the Six. Riley was off limits. At least until after graduation. When he overhears Riley admitting to her best friend, Paige how she feels about him, Ace doesn’t let his chance slip by. Riley, in his mind, has always been his.


When her college plan falls through, and her future is left to the hands of fate, Riley finds herself scrambling to keep up with all the changes. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is saying good-bye, especially to Ace.


Heartache, hard lessons, and a love deeper than her Alabama roots will threaten to crumble Riley’s world as she waits for Ace’s return.

Will Riley and Ace’s love be strong enough to hold them together when life tries to tear them apart?



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Guest Post

by Sonya Loveday


Author’s tend to write about things that interest them, otherwise the book would feel flat…lifeless. Knowing that, it’s not hard to understand how authors come up with inspiration for the theme or even setting for their books. Some author’s write about things they’ve been through. There’s no better story teller than one who’s walked the walk and came though to the other side to tell it. Other author’s build entire worlds from within the confines of the minds based off something they saw or read that sparked something inside them.   

Author’s are known to travel to locations where the books are set in order to put their mind and senses into the setting/feel. It’s a whole lot easier to describe a setting if you’ve been there. I wish that were the case for the book set in Scotland that I’m currently writing! But as an author I give myself creative license to stick as close to what I know and what I’ve heard from others when it comes to places I’ve never been. Some author’s find that music helps. If you’re writing a romance novel about a rancher, you’d cue up a line up of country singers and let the moment feed you. Or maybe even spend a few days at a working ranch to better understand how it operates.

Just recently, I went to a Celtic Festival in St. Augustine, FL. Celtic bands played all weekend as kilted men and women bustled around. While there, I bought a CD from a band called Albannach. It’s one of their older ones from 2007 titled Eye Of The Storm. The very first track blew me away. Not only because the song wasn’t sung, but spoken, and the Scottish voice had me hanging on to every word.  The story told was one of William Wallace, titled The Uprising. Chills. I had chills. Bagpipes playing in the background, the sound of chains clinking and water splashing against the ground as if in a prison cell.  If I were writing a historical fiction book that would give me so much inspiration! As it is, I’m reminded of the proud countrymen and women. The heritage. The sense of who they are as a people, steeped in so much history one could take years to delve into it and still not know it all. 

This of course is just a tid-bit of what has inspired me lately. Every author is different, but one fact will always remain the same. Research. To fully know what you’re writing about, you reach out and gather as much information as you can to fully immerse yourself in the story. And with that, you stumble into the inspiration for what you’re writing about. 

Each person is different. Each inspiration is different. And each story is different because of it. And that’s a beautiful thing!



About the author



Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to
purchasing her first laptop in 2009, and publishing her first novel, Casted, in 2013.

In early 2014, Sonya expanded Casted and then went on to publish Spelled, the sequel to Casted, in March, wrapping up the series, and her stint with Paranormal Romance. For now.

Not long after the completion to the Casted Series, Sonya tried her hand at New Adult/Coming of Age, a sub-genre of Contemporary Romance. Thusly, the Six were born with The Summer I Fell, which released at the end of July 2014. The demand from readers was instantaniously, which brought about End Note, the second book of the series in December 2014.

To date, Sonya lives in Central Florida with her husband, and two kids, and is currently working on her fifth book set to release later this spring 2015.




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20 comments :

  1. Thanks for hosting today, Aparna! I do find when an author chooses a setting of a place they've been, it makes it all the more realistic and visual. I believe in writing what you know makes the best stories :)

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  2. I would love to win this for my daughter!

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  3. I would love this book and gift card to get more.

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  4. Im looking forward to read this book :D

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  5. The author bio shows she has had great success. Much success on your 5th book set

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  6. Friends to lover romances are always a favorite trope. I think with this book it will be interesting to see how the dynamic between so many friends changes.

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  7. Hi! This sounds like an intriguing & mysterious coming of age novel. I'd certainly like to give it a read. Thanks! :)

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  8. the book looks great i cant wait for more to come! thanks for the awesome chance!

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  9. Wow. Riley and Ace seem so believable! Looks like something my teen daughter would love.

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  10. Gosh I can relate - most of my college friends were guys - cos it was a rural community and so many girls went to boarding schools instead.

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  11. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book looks amazing!

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  12. I always wonder how to be an ebook novel writer? It's not a popular profession in my country.

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  13. I cant wait to read this book, sounds like a great read

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  14. Sounds like a book I would enjoy

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  15. this sounds like a really good read, thanks for the excerpt

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  16. wow!!! it sounds awesome! my best friends are also mostly boys apart from 2 girls :P I think I am gonna love this one

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  17. Looking forward to reading this book

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