luni, 10 decembrie 2012

For What It's Worth Blog Tour (Author Interview + Giveaway)

Book summary
  Twenty-four year-old, Abby Benson has dreams of owning her own wedding cake shop. An inheritance from her aunt gives her the ability to make those dreams come true. She hires Dane, a handsome contractor, to help her get the bakery up and running and soon they’re moving toward their own happy ending.

Unsure what to charge for her cakes, Abby has a crazy idea to let the customers decide what they think their cake is worth. This plan has its ups and downs, but the novelty of the idea makes her a local celebrity. When she is interviewed on television about the unusual idea, business booms and Abby has cake adventures she never dreamed possible. But as her fame grows, Abby is swept up in a whirlwind that threatens everything she values. With the challenges that face her, will she be able to determine what is worth the most?

~Author interview~
1. Hello, Karey! Can you tell us something about you and your book "For What It's Worth"?
 I'm a wife and mom. My first love is my family. I have ten younger brothers and sisters so life was always pretty interesting. I like to cook, travel, sew, read and spend time with my family. For What It's Worth is a sweet romance about a girl with big hopes and dreams.

2. When have you decided that you want to be a writer?
 I decided in junior high and high school that I wanted to write. I remember reading some of the things I'd written in class and having people respond in a favorable way. I loved how my choice of words could excite people. It was thrilling.

3. Where do you find your inspiration fo your novels? (If it’s not a secret) Have you ever found it in your real life?
 My inspiration comes from various places. For What It's Worth definitely came about because of my own experiences owning a wedding cake shop, although Abby ran her business very differently than I did.

4. Does any of your fictional character ressembles you? 
There are bits and pieces of me in several of my characters. There are also character traits from my children that I use.

5. Wich book is the first one that you’ve read? 
The first chapter book I remember reading was Champion Dog, Prince Tom. It was about a little Cocker Spaniel, the runt of the litter, who went on to win all kinds of dog show awards. I don't know why I was so fascinated with that book, but I remember reading it several times.

6. Do you have a favorite book? 
I have lots of favorite books. I love  East of Eden by John Steinbeck and Spring Came On Forever by Bess Streeter Aldrich

7. If you were about to leave in a trip wich book would you take with you? 
 I'd probably take a few books with me. I'd want a sweet romance, something suspenseful and maybe a little scary, and something nonfiction--maybe a memoir or a book about history.

8. Tell us one thing you’d like to change at people from nowadays. 
  I wish we could all slow down a little and live more in the moment. I'd also like to ban all electronics for a couple of hours each day so we eliminate all the distractions and learn how to be comfortable with quiet and thinking.

9. Is there a moment in your life you’d like to live again?
 I'd like to relive the day before I was married and my wedding day. This time I'd like to worry less about the details and soak in the joy and beauty of the day.

10.Do you have a message for romanian readers? Why would you recommend your book?
 The message I'd give to Romanian readers is the same message I'd give to all readers. Read what you love. Read what touches your heart and inspires you. I think my books have relateable characters and challenges that make us think about our own lives.

Praise for For What It's Worth

Reading Karey White’s books, like eating chocolate cake, is always satisfying and brings a smile to my face. For What It’s Worth is light, romantic, and delicious. It’s a great pleasure read. Sit down and get lost in the charming world of wedding cakes and love. As an added bonus, each chapter  starts with a recipe, so it’s a novel and cookbook all in one. A fun read!

—Teri Harman, KSL columnist, Studio 5 contributor, and author of Blood Moon, available June 22, 2013

I just loved the book – loved it. Hated putting it down and hated finishing it. Karey White is my new Maeve Binchy, her writing as warm as the bakery her novel is set in. For What It’s Worth surprised me, made me smile, say “no” out loud in a public place. I love when a character feels like my sister. I didn’t want to finish it, so now I may try the recipes that began every chapter.

—Amanda Dickson, author and radio personality

This book oozes charm, romance, and mouth-watering recipes. If you want to escape reality and curl up with a darling story, For What It’s Worth is the perfect fit. Thank you, Karey White!

—Rachael Anderson, author

This is a book worth every penny of the price. In the business of baking wedding cakes, every detail must be perfection, but this story remembers that real life is oh-so-messy. White’s clear and honest writing left me hungry for good food, a close family, and a little romance. A beautiful marriage of food, family, and faith.

—Regina Sirois, author of On Little Wings, 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award


Book Trailer

Author Karey White

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.


Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card + A Copy of For What It's Worth
Paperback available to US only, Ebook Available Internationally

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