Monday, August 28, 2017

A.J. Nuest's A MILLION REASONS #Giveaway Blitz

A Million Reasons
by AJ Nuest

Trilogy - Billionaire Trilogy - Book 1
Publication Date: August 22, 2017
Publisher: A.J. Nuest
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 342 pages
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If you love Romantic Comedies, Contemporary and/or Billionaire Romance, you are going to LOVE A Million Reasons! Dibs - David Issac Brenner - has been voted Best Book Boyfriend by readers and, in 2013, won First Place in the Heartland Romance Author’s Show Me the Spark! Contest (back then, titled She's Got Dibs).

True love does not exist…
…or so event planner Tessa Adams learns the day she gets jilted at the altar. One-night stands are much easier, and with sexy philanthropists like David Brenner, how can she resist? Now if she could just get rid of him. Had she known the biggest event of her career would be working for David's father, she would have cut and run. Instead, she's unwittingly become a part of his parents' plan to destroy his life-long dreams. Will sacrificing her love protect him or be the ultimate betrayal?

Wealthy and gorgeous, David Brenner…
…seemingly holds the world in the palm of his hand—his generous heart and infectious smile are just two in an endless stream of attractive qualities. But the one thing he wants, he can't have—a repeat of the passionate night he spent in the arms of a skittish Tessa Adams.

His family's far-reaching power threatens to crush their dreams. To prove his love, he would risk everything…but will the return of her ex-fiancĂ© be their final undoing?

Multi-published, award-winning author and editor, AJ Nuest, lives in a small farming community in NW Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children and a bevy of spoiled pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship. The cat is winning.

A huge THANK YOU to Di Bylo for allowing me to hijack the Tome Tender page in celebration of my latest release, A Million Reasons!  Whoo Hoo! I’m very excited to be here!!
At the risk of sounding like a fortune cookie, I am who I write. Yep. Each character I create—young or old, good or bad—is me to some degree or another. Although, I must admit, rarely do their lives resemble mine, at least not in its current state. Take Tessa from A Million Reasons, for example. She’s not the AJ of today. She’s AJ from twenty…er…many, many years ago.
***the screen blurs with crazy waves as eerie music warbles through the speakers***
 We harken back through time, to the days when AJ was still single and the only thing Sheryl Crow wanted was to have to some fun (and she got the feeling, she’s not the only one).

AJ Then (Tessa’s Life)
The words “What’s for dinner?” did not exist. When I got hungry, I went to the store or nearest diner, bought what I wanted and ate it. My refrigerator was empty save for a few packets of takeout ketchup (or mayo—a girl can never be too careful) and a half-empty bottle of wine.
AJ Now
The words “What’s for dinner?” start at 3:30pm and continue at fifteen-minute intervals throughout the evening until said dinner is prepared, served and eaten, at which time the words “What’s for dessert?” begin. I have not seen the back wall of my refrigerator in over eighteen years.

AJ Then (Tessa’s Life)
I didn’t own a car. No need. The Chicago Transit Authority and a stream of unending cabs took me anywhere I wanted to go for a nominal fee. Or I walked. GASP!  
AJ Now
Three trucks, an SUV, a motorcycle, two ATVs, a dirt bike, a camper, two scooters and four bicycles. What. The. Hell. Exactly how many modes of transportation does a family of four need? That’s obscene.

AJ Then (Tessa’s Life)
No pets. I came home to change my clothes, have a snack or when I needed sleep. I tried owning a plant once but, apparently, they need sunlight and water or they die. Who knew?
AJ Now
We’re actually running low on the pet meter with just one dog and three cats at the moment. There are times we’ve been known to host up to ten cats, depending on the strays that arrive—pregnant—and decide to hole up in our garage for the winter. We also owned a fancy rat at one time. Don’t ask. I’ve long since decided I’m never going there again. Oh, and I now have a huge vegetable garden and an apple orchard.

AJ Then (Tessa’s Life)
No exercise routine. Well, unless dancing in nightclubs counts as a “routine.” Didn’t really matter because I weighed next to nothing and wore a size four. If I wanted to wear my skinny jeans, all I had to do was skip the previous night’s dinner and the next morning I woke up having magically lost 7 lbs…while sleeping! In short, I sucked. No one knows this better than me. 
AJ Now
I haul my saggy butt out of bed at 5:30am every morning—yes, all seven days a week—and ride an average of six miles on my bike. My life is a steady stream of reading product labels, counting carbs and tracking my fat intake in an effort to control a heinous cholesterol gene. Not that it matters because, evidently, my mushroom top is here to stay.

 Yep, I was Tessa all right. And yet, for as much fun and freedom as I had back then, I wouldn’t return to being that woman again for anything in the world. I know my life is messy and chaotic. It’s filled with dirty laundry, hairballs and a garbage can that is ALWAYS full. (Seriously, how does that even happen?) And while it was a blast to relive the past and pretend I was Tessa Adams while writing A Million Reasons—imagine I was an ultra-chic event planner who condos in a downtown Chicago high rise and is dating a gorgeous millionaire—I’m happy being the AJ of right now. After all, I’m the one who gets to be the heroine in my next book, as well. J  

In celebration of the re-release of A Million Reasons (formerly titled She’s Got Dibs) I’m going to be giving away 5 E-COPIES of this standalone billionaire romance! Earn your chance to win by entering the Rafflecopter below!

Ends September 3, 2017 @11:59 PM


  1. Whoo Hoo!!!!! Thank you soooooo much for allowing me to host a giveaway on your awesome blog, Dii! I'm thrilled to be here! xo

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    2. Thank YOU for being here and setting up a beautiful post!

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    1. Wouldn't be the same without you, Hebby!