Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Marvelous May Masterminds: Susane Colasanti + Giveaway

When Brooke's crush, Scott, moves from their suburban town to New York City, she decides to follow him there. Living with her formerly estranged dad and adapting to a new school are challenging, and things go from bad to worse when Brooke learns that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she builds her new life, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never knew existed. And as she finds out, in the city that never sleeps, love can appear around any corner. Published on May 3, 2011 - today!

Guest post by Susane Colasanti, author of So Much Closer

The inspiration for So Much Closer came from my own experience. I’m from Middle of Nowhere, New Jersey. Nothing ever happened in Middle of Nowhere, New Jersey. I was always longing for something to happen. I could not wait for my real life to start. I wanted to move away and reinvent myself, be the person I’d always wanted to be, create a new life somewhere exciting where anything is possible and your soul mate could be around any corner. Twenty years later, I still feel that way about New York City.

When I was in junior high, I discovered Late Night with David Letterman. I used to tape it to watch after school the next day. The show always started by zooming in on the Twin Towers. I became obsessed with them and everything else about New York – I felt this immediate connection to the city. That's when I started to realize that New York was my true home.

Brooke from So Much Closer shares my story. She leaves everything behind senior year and moves to New York City. Which is a really scary thing to do. When I moved to New York 15 years ago for grad school, I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t even have a job yet. But I knew I was meant to be here. And the second I got here, I knew I was home. That’s really what So Much Closer is about – following your heart even when it’s scary. Because you just know that things will be better on the other side.

Now for a giveaway!
Susane will give one lucky reader a copy of Something Like Fate, one of her novels that came out in paperback last month.

Open to the USA only. Ends on May 16.
Fill out the form to enter.
Extra entries for being a wonderful blog follower, commenting
about the guest post, and tweeting.
One winner will be randomly chosen and emailed;
they will have 5 days to reply.

Click here to fill out the form!

And if you'd like to enter for a chance to win So Much Closer, go to Susane's blog!

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  1. That's so cool that she added stuff from her life to her book. I can't wait to read this!

  2. I thought I was from the Middle of No Where, NJ. I guess we both are.

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  3. Love her books, that what i like about her books is how their inspired by some her life.

  4. I've never read her but all my friends say she's amazing!!

  5. "Something Like Fate" has been on my TBR list for awhile and I just added "So Much Closer." Love the message of following your heart!

  6. I always like stories that come from RL. Sounds like something I'd enjoy.

  7. I love her books, and its cool how they are inspired by her life.


  8. I'm so excited to read Susane's new book; I too thought I was from Middle of Nowhere, NJ until I found my inspiration in life!

  9. Thats how i've always imagined New York to be for me too. I mean when i imagine myself to be a successful writer i imagine myself to be living in an awesome apartment in New York, and going for Starbucks fills.

  10. i so want to read susane's new book i am a big fan and read her others and i really like the when it happen book
    she is such a good romantic author


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