Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cass Alexander's WORKING ON IT #Giveaway Blast

Rebecca has a long list of flaws-but she's working on it!
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Romantic comedy at its funniest!
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Working On It
by Cass Alexander

 

Series: The Persimmon Series - Book 1
Publisher: Cass Alexander; 1 edition (September 23, 2016)
Publication Date: September 23, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 255 pages
Available from: Amazon
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32202787-working-on-it?ac=1&from_search=true

 Meet Rebecca Banks. Intelligent. Inexperienced. In trouble. She wants someone who already has the perfect girlfriend. But when Evan decides to end his long-term relationship, will Rebecca be brave enough to take a chance on him? Can he see past her shortcomings? Can she? Rebecca’s got a long list of flaws. But she’s working on it.

Working On It is Book 1 of The Persimmon Series. It can be read as a standalone.

 
GUEST POST
I asked my oldest son what he would say if he had to describe me to his friends in one word. I thought it would be good to share with readers how my family sees me. Know what he said? Funny and scary. The little one (the red head) laughed and laughed. Me? Not so much.



You see, I was a high school teacher for over a decade, and I found two problems with his response. First, the prompt asked for one word. One. How many words are ‘funny and scary?’ Technically, three, but I’ll allow the conjunction ‘and’ to not be counted. So, that leaves us with two adjectives when, clearly, he was asked for one. And this is the kid in Honors Math and Science—he should be able to count to one by now.



Second issue? Scary. He would tell his friends I’m scary. This I wanted to know more about. So, I pressed further, daring to delve further into the middle school boy psyche. Here’s part of the conversation:



Me: You’re afraid of Mommy?
The Boy: Maybe. A little. Okay, yes.
Me: Like, I’m intimidating-scary or like you think I-might-kill-you-scary?
The Boy: Hmmm, I guess intimidating.
Me: You guess? You know, I realize I can be rigid and have very high expectations of you—you’re welcome for that, by the way—but I doubt I’d ever kill you.
The Boy: *smiles* Thanks, Mom.

Believe it or not, this is a normal conversation in our household. No, we don’t talk about killing one another (we usually use the word destroy—we play family video games), but this is how we interact. We all use humor in our daily lives. We use it as our coping mechanism, in our conversations, at school, and even in our writing. The Boy got a D on his last English writing assignment because he tried to be funny on an argument essay that had to be supported with facts. Though he was lectured on appropriate writing styles that fit the directive, I was secretly applauding his efforts. That shit was funny and totally my fault.

I’m the same way. I think I’m funny and I insert the funny anywhere I can. And no, that’s not a euphemism for anything. Get your mind out of the gutter. When I got about 30,000 words in to Working On It, I realized that I was writing humor and adding a pinch of romance. I had to go back and tweak it a bit.

I have two books published now, and they are both romantic comedies. There are some very naughty scenes, but the relationship and humor are front and center in each. I’m proud of that. I’m under no illusion that I’ve created some sort of literary masterpiece, but I am beyond pleased that readers have reached out to tell me how funny they thought it was.

The Boy asked if he could read my book. Before I could answer, my little red head told him, “No. You don’t want to read that book. I think it’s about making out, which is so gross.” The Boy looked at me for confirmation and I just laughed. I guess I never answered his question. I never considered the true horror of one of my children reading something naughty. That Mommy wrote. Which is so gross.

Don't miss Book Two in the Persimmon Series

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34005839-working-for-it
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Hey, I’m new to this author thing. I wrote something slightly on the naughty side, so I debate how much “Bio” to share with the public. I do have children, you know. But I will tell you:
-I live in the Midwest with my husband and two children
-I love wine
-I love chocolate
-I run, not because I love it, but because I have to (due to my love of wine and chocolate)
-Humor is my coping mechanism of choice, much like the characters I create
-I come from a hilarious, totally functioning dysfunctional family
-I’m a firm believer that there is no place for fruit in any quality dessert; it always comes back to dessert, doesn’t it?
That is all. For now.


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Debut Author Cass Alexander is giving away FIVE (5) ecopies
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Ends March 29, 2017 @ 11:59PM

 
Working On It by Cass Alexander
  (The Persimmon Series #1)

Flat out, best romantic comedy and definitely BEST hysterically funny heroine EVER! Cass Alexander has a true hidden gem on her hands with WORKING ON IT the story of a college student who finally finds the boy of her dreams, only to find herself caught in a game of push me-pull me with her so very tender heart.

Rebeca is no shrinking violet. She can make a sailor blush with her grasp of four letter words. She seriously has NO filters and at her small college, she knows everyone and everyone knows her. With the guys, she is like one of the boys, with no desire to give up that V card until Evan. Evan the boy with a long term girlfriend who is perfect, focused and attending another college this year. Evan, the boy who has become her good friend, makes her laugh and is now making her knees weak. And. This. Is. So. Not. Rebecca.

As the greatest guard of her tender heart, she fights the attraction they both feel. Meanwhile, Evan is making his attraction very obvious and he accepts Rebecca, rough edges and all. He finds her refreshing, endearing and who he can see spending the rest of his life with, a life that would certainly NEVER be dull!

Down to Earth, filled with real-life characters with real-life flaws, this is one of those college romances that crushes the mold and re-invents the joys and pains of young love. Rebecca is priceless, being inside her head is better than visiting every amusement park in the world, as we ride the chutes and ladders of her wit, emotions and promises to herself to “work on” her perceived social flaws! Evan reveals his true self, as opposed to the popular jock he is seen as. Start to finish, this is pure entertainment that both endears us to the characters and gives a great ab workout laughing out loud!

Cass Alexander is an author to watch, read and read some more! Excellent story-telling that does NOT rely on sex to drive her plot, but trust me, she does know how to make those steamy moments as hilarious as us mere humans have experienced! Read it, you’ll thank me later!

I received this copy from Cass Alexander in exchange for my honest review which had me laughing once again, just reliving this tale!!
 

1 comment:

  1. What a great guest post. As a mother, I've had those odd but funny conversations that illuminate exactly how your children see you. Good luck with your new book.

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