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Perfect Clouds Blog Tour Grand Finale & Giveaway!!!

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WELCOME TO THE PERFECT CLOUDS BLOG TOUR GRAND FINALE!!!

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I hope you’ve been following the tour all summer and collecting all the clues and puzzle pieces!!!

This tour has been super fun with some great blog posts about

our fave authors, books & characters!!!

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LAURA ANDERSON KURK & “PERFECT GLASS”

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From YA author Laura Anderson Kurk comes the sequel to Glass Girl, a lyrical, multi-generational story about love that teaches, loss that haunts empty rooms, and reunions that feel like redemption.

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“I couldn’t stop crying because it was so intimate, in that way I always thought being physical with him would feel. If someone had walked in they might have thought Henry was barely touching me. I knew the truth of it.”

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In this sequel to GLASS GIRL, things get messy when Meg Kavanagh gets involved—first with Jo Russell, the eccentric old artist, and then with Quinn O’Neill, the intriguing loner who can’t hide how he feels about Meg. Her senior year isn’t turning out like she planned it, but sometimes the best parts of life happen in the in-between moments. And Henry will be home soon, right?

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He commits to one year in an orphanage that needs him more than he ever dreamed. Thousands of miles from Meg and the new punk who has fallen for her, and absent from the ranch that’s in his blood, Henry Whitmire finds out what it means to trust. When you’re so far from home, it’s terrifying to realize you’re not who you thought. But the perfect glass of calamity makes the best mirror.

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An identity crisis, long distance love, new temptation, and growing pains teach Henry and Meg how to hang onto each other and to what really matters.

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Laura Anderson Kurk writes unconventional and bittersweet contemporary YA. Her debut novel, Glass Girl, and its sequel, Perfect Glass, are available now from Playlist Young Adult Fiction. Laura lives in Texas with her husband and two children.

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Laura on “How would Henry propose?”

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Last week, I was getting my hair cut at a local salon. A college guy from our local university was in the chair next to me, telling his stylist that he planned to propose to his girlfriend that night. The stylist said, “Oh, how romantic. I guess you’re surprising her.” He shook his head and said they had set a date to get engaged months ago. She had picked out her own ring and he had rented a pavilion at a local park and all their friends and family would be there to watch. They had a caterer.

I tried hard to keep my jaw from dropping. “Come on,” I wanted to say. “She’s not supposed to know! You’re supposed to be alone! It’s between the two of you!”

I got online that night and Googled best proposals and what I found what a shock to my system. Apparently today’s proposals include weekend getaways and rented banquet halls. There are event planners who specialize in handling every detail of the proposal for you. Okay. That’s just wrong.

So how would Henry propose? First, he would ask Mr. Kavanagh, his future father-in-law for Meg’s hand. Only with his blessing would Henry continue.

The proposal would be outside. In the evening. Alone with Meg. He would pick out the ring himself (and she would expect him to). He would take her by horseback to the very back of the ranch where he takes her in Perfect Glass. He would show her how he’s already marked off plans for the house he will build her and he will get down on one knee in the exact spot that he plans to put a front porch. This will all take Meg by complete surprise.

His words? Simple. “Meg, I can’t live without you. Marry me.”

Her words? “Yes and when?”

And then the kissing and the laughing and hugging.

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RAJDEEP PAULUS & “SWIMMING THROUGH CLOUDS”

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“Paulus is an exceptional writer! The essence of the human spirit are illuminated through the characters who come to life in each page. Paulus captures the heart of the reader in SWIMMING THROUGH CLOUDS.” – Diana Mao, President of Nomi Network

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“I live in the in between. Between what if and what is. It’s how I manage. It’s the only way I know. Everyone has their way. This is mine.”

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When high school cell phone disruption forces a classroom ban, the words on a Post-it note spark a sticky romance between two unlikely friends. Transfer student Talia Vanderbilt has one goal at her new school: to blend in with the walls.

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Lagan Desai, basketball captain and mathlete, would do just about anything to befriend the new girl. One Post-it note at a time, Lagan persuades Talia to peel back her heart, slowly revealing her treasure chest of pain—an absent mother, a bedridden brother, and an abusive father.

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In a world where hurt is inevitable, the two teens search for a safe place to weather the storms of life. Together.

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Rajdeep decided to be a writer during her junior year in high school after her English teacher gave her an “F” but told her she had potential. She studied English Literature at Northwestern University, and she writes masala-marinated, Young Adult Fiction, blogging weekly at InSearchofWaterfalls dot com.

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Rajdeep here: On Hope…

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Talia begins her story believing that Hope lies around the corner she never turns. Until she adjusts her heart’s radar and allows Lagan to move her so she can look at the world and herself from a different angle.

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I believe we have nothing if we don’t have hope. We’ve all had our days and seasons when we’ve felt hopeless, so deep in the tunnel of a heartache that the “light at the end” everyone talks about seems non-existent, simply because we can’t see the end of our pain. But hope fills my life each and every day I remember to sip from the cup of Grace. Can’t imagine my life without the gift of second chances, especially when they’re completely undeserved.

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DID YOU HIT UP ALL THE STOPS ON THE PERFECT CLOUDS TOUR???

Saturday, June 1 – Laura Anderson Kurk
Sunday, June 2 – Rajdeep Paulus

Monday, June 3 – Melanie Brasher

Tuesday, June 4 – Tessa Emily Hall

Wednesday, June 5 – Melissa Tagg

Thursday, June 6 – ReganStar McBeigh

Friday, June 7 – April Hamrick

Monday, June 10 – Diana Garner

Tuesday, June11 – Stephanie Karfelt

Wednesday, June 12 – Bethany Baldwin

Thursday, June 13 – Kim Vandel

Friday, June 14 – Sarah Tipton

Monday, June 17 – Jennifer Watrous

Tuesday, June 18 – Marni Jarman

Wednesday, June 19 – Peggy Warren

Thursday, June 20 – Bethany Jett

Friday, June 21 – Cynthia Toney

Monday, June 24 – Summer Andrews

Tuesday, June 25 – Arlette Geuverink

Wednesday, June 26 – Jennifer Murgia

Thursday, June 27 – JoJo Sutis ⬅YOU ARE HERE!
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At JoJo's Corner you will find book reviews for Christian fiction and nonfiction, with a few Bible study reviews thrown in here and there. I have a passion for great Christian books and their amazingly awesome authors!!!

4 thoughts on “Perfect Clouds Blog Tour Grand Finale & Giveaway!!!

  1. JoJo – I’m so honored that you were our last stop for the book tour. You are the busiest book blogger I’ve ever ‘met’. Your efforts on behalf of authors and good books blow me away! You’re a treasure. One of these days, all of the authors you’ve helped will return the favor and promote YOUR writing! Thanks for being part of our team.

  2. Today’s proposals are crazy. I would want it to just be him and I. And awww, love the way Henry would propose. So sweet. I also like the look on hope for Talia.

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