Saturday, August 9, 2014

Chasing Athens by Marissa Tejada Giveaway! (Open internationally)

Chasing Athens
Marissa Tejada

In Athens, Greece where rich culture and a crippling crisis collide, a heartbroken American ex-pat is inspired to stay after her new husband literally walks out on her. That abrupt decision leads her to through a humorous, touching and cultural journey that forces her confront her disappointing past and redefine the true meaning of home.

When Ava Martin’s new husband unexpectedly ditches her months after they’ve relocated across the world to Greece, the heartbroken American ex-pat isn’t sure where home is anymore. On the verge of flying back to the States with her tail between her legs, she makes an abrupt decision to follow her gut instead and stay on in Greece. She soon discovers that the tumultuous, culture-rich Mediterranean country is coloring her life in a way no place else can, changing her forever. But is it where she belongs?

Ava’s newfound independence throws her into the thick of Athenian reality, where she has brushes with violent police riots and gets a taste of both the alluring islands and the city nightlife. Despite pressure from her mother, uncertainty over her impending divorce, and unresolved issues with her long-estranged father weighing on her, she’s determined to make it on her own. With the help of two very colorful Greek friends, she laughs and learns while facing culture shock, language barriers and the charm of Mediterranean men, until a life-threatening medical emergency back home in sleepy Ithaca, N.Y., forces her to decide where she truly belongs—and what truly matters.
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Books à la Mode is giving away four digital copies of Chasing Athens and one $15 Amazon gift card—that's five winners total. Hooray!!

To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
If you could live abroad in anywhere in the world for a year, where would you go and why?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Marissa and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

I have always had a list of a dozen places I'd love to live—Melbourne, Milan, London... but if it was for just a year, I would definitely pick a more adventurous, less comfortable place—somewhere culture-rich and equally as beautiful as other cities I've wanted to visit, but more exotic. Probably Buenos Aires or somewhere in the Greek Isles. It definitely wouldn't be easy for me (both the language and culture barriers would be excruciating!) but it would be amazing—exhilarating—to experience for a year.

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the author—a huge thank you to Marissa!
Giveaway ends August 23rd at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally—woohoo! That means anyone in the world can enter, provided you have a verifiable email address.
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize after they have been notified, otherwise risk forfeiting their winnings.
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 ❤
Good luck!