Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Awakening Foster Kelly by Cara Rosalie Olsen: Book Trailer + Giveaway! (International)

Awakening Foster Kelly
by Cara Rosalie Olsen

If only a pile of wayward curls and the inability to stay on her feet were seventeen year-old Foster Kelly’s most pressing concerns. Unfortunately, stubborn hair and clumsiness is just the tip of it. It was only a mistake, but when at the age of five Foster is told “You don’t belong here” the result is one broken heart. These four carelessly spoken words have shaped and shadowed Foster, and now—a senior at Shorecliffs High School—she seeks the wallflower’s existence, denying herself the most casual of friendships, much too afraid that someone will see what Foster believes is certain: she does not belong anywhere—or with anyone. This reality would continue to suit her just fine, however...

Love has a long-standing history of undoing broken hearts.

Like a comet, an unexpected arrival knocks Foster out of the crowded, starry sky, sending her directly into the limelight. Exposed and afraid, she will attempt to regain anonymity; but it isn’t so easy now that someone is watching. He pursues this shy enigma, confronting Foster’s deepest fears head-on, and in the process falls wholly and completely in love with her. But there is something he is not saying; a secret capable of certain ruin. There are two probable outcomes: either he will break her heart once and for all, or he will heal it.

In the end, though, it is Foster who must decide if she is worth mending.
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About the Author


Cara Rosalie Olsen resides in sunny Southern California, where she lives with her very patient husband, Michael, and their spoiled pooch, Annabella. A product of a relatively normal childhood—whatever that means—Olsen recalls “Life had this relentlessly boorish way of reminding me I was wonky and unapproved. Regardless of status or gene pool, there is nothing simple or easy about growing up. Life doesn’t play favorites or carry biases; it’s the pits for everyone. But rather than constantly falling into the pit, often I chose to climb down willingly, lining the bottom with a soft place to land. That place is where I became a reader, and today, a writer.”

Throughout high school Olsen struggled with subjects Math and Science, but excelled at the arts, written and performed, often finding a kindred spirit in those teaching Creative Writing and English Literature. What began with an ardency for language soon developed into a burgeoning desire to create. This yearning took shape in the form of poetry and short story fiction, both of which have been featured in print and online publications. Olsen’s debut novel, Awakening Foster Kelly is the result of a four-year project born on a whim and sustained by its characters’ tenacity and their refusal to give the author a minute to herself.

These days Olsen considers herself incredibly blessed to be able to do what she loves most. However, if she wasn’t a full-time writer, she would have liked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, or, taken over as CEO of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

Cara’s second book, Much As Funny Loves A Laugh, is scheduled to be released in the Spring 2014.



Giveaway!


Books à la Mode is giving away an electronic copy of Awakening Foster Kelly and a $5 Amazon gift card—that's two winners total. Yay!!

To enter, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway For additional entries, you have the option of answering Cara's question:
If you could best friend any character in any book, whom would it be and why?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. This is NOT a requirement to enter the giveaway; comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for the extra entires. Cara and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the author—a huge thank you to Cara!
Giveaway ends April 9th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally! That means anyone in the world can enter, as long as you can accept eBooks and Amazon US gift cards—woohoo!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤ Plus, you get extra entries ;)
Good luck!