Book Promotion, Click Date Repeat

Get a FREE book when you purchase Click Date Repeat!

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Follow these steps to claim your free Kindle book:

  1. One-click Click Date Repeat.
  2. Email proof of purchase to author.kjfarnham.com. You can also visit the Click Date Repeat fan page on Facebook to post proof there or send it to me in a private message.
  3. When you send proof of purchase, include the name of the book you’d like to receive from the list of book choices below.
  4. Also include the email address where you’d like the gifted book sent.

FREE KINDLE BOOK CHOICES:

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A Girl Worth Waiting For by S. M. Smith

Affairs of the Heart (Anthology of 15 Romance Novels and Novellas) by Various Authors

Don’t Call Me Kit Kat by K. J. Farnham

Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash

How to Save a Life by Lauren McKellar

Lark by Erica Cope

More than a Moment by Kristin Albright

Nineteen by E. S. Carter

Secrets That We Keep by Tara Lin Mossinghoff

The Balancer by Melissa Christopherson

If you’ve already read Click Date Repeat (or even if you haven’t), please help spread the word about this promotion! Thank you!

*Offer ends at 11:00 pm CST on Monday, July 27.

Book Reviews

Book Review: More than a Moment by Kristin Albright

More than a Moment starts out with Julia’s boyfriend (Tyler) abruptly breaking up with her just before their senior year in high school. As if that isn’t enough, Julia is also a bit on the outs with her friends after being laid up with a horseback riding injury over the summer, and one of her so-called best friends appears to have grown much closer to Tyler than normal. Luckily, she strikes up a friendship with Lucas (a classmate and immigrant farmhand who works for Tyler’s parents) and, in doing so, learns a lot about true friendship, love, following your heart and standing up for what you believe in.

“For anyone who has ever wanted more time.”

I suspected from the opening line that this book would touch my heart, and I was right. However, I wasn’t expecting to feel so many different emotions—from sadness, anger and anticipation to embarrassment for the characters and relief. All a result of the themes covered in this lovely YA novel: friendship, peer pressure, bullying, stereotypes, racism, immigration, young love and romance.

Aside from the range of emotions I felt while reading, I loved the realistic interactions between the characters, all of the interesting information about horses, and the way Albright tackles the topic of illegal immigration. This is the first fictional book for teens I’ve encountered that highlights several current points related to the issue, all of which are seamlessly woven into the storyline so as not to make the book seem like a lesson in sociology or politics.

Two final things that really tugged at my heart strings were the romance between Julia and Lucas, and Albright’s focus on the significance of blinks (and all that can occur with just one) throughout the story. Here are some of my favorite romance- and blink-related quotes:

“Maybe that’s what life is—one giant series of blinks. The problem is you never know which ones will become your story until after they pass. It can make you want to squeeze your eyes shut with fear, never to blink again, or flutter your eyelashes like crazy, just to see what’s ahead.”

“But there’s no rewind and no fast-forward—just blink after unexpected blink. It doesn’t seem fair how fast the good blinks seem to pass us by.”

“His eyes sparkled like a guy who hadn’t had a bad blink day in a long time.”

“I stared at our fingers as they intertwined with one another—a zigzag of caramel and cream.”

“So, in a perfect world we’d say lots of hellos and goodbyes?” I teased. “Millions—all back to back—so we’d never be apart.”

“There are as many little stories in you as stars in the sky,’ he sighed, “and I want to know them all.”

If you’re looking for a clean YA read with serious everyday themes, then I highly recommend this one.

GOODREADS

AMAZON

Book Reviews

Book Review: OC Me by Kristin Albright

OC Me is a realistic, clean read for teens. It’s especially perfect for those who may be struggling with OCD or anyone who is curious about what it might be like for someone suffering from the disorder.

What I really like about this story is the slow buildup of Amy’s OCD. It isn’t like *POOF* one day she just has it. First, she suffers the trauma of losing her aunt, and then the disorder begins to manifest. While she copes with her aunt’s death (and an sbsentee mother), she struggles to understand the irrational thoughts that begin cropping up out of nowhere. As Amy’s disorder progresses, she also starts to experience paranoia and repeated “what if” thoughts.

In addition to the OCD storyline, there is a bit of romance. Albright did a great job of weaving Amy and James’s blossoming relationship into the story; the progression was sweet and believable. It was also a good way to demonstrate how scary it can be for those with anxiety-related disorders to disclose their issues to others, as the fear of rejection can be overwhelming.

Each chapter begins with a quote. Here are some of my favorites:

“We tell lies when we are afraid…afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.” ~ Tad Williams, To Green Angel Tower

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” ~ Mark Twain

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ~ Earnest Hemingway

GOODREADS

AMAZON

Author Events, Book Promotion, Don't Call Me Kit Kat

Don’t Call Me Kit Kat Release Party

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Please help me celebrate the release of my new YA novel Don’t Call Me Kit Kat!

Date:  Thursday, May 21 6:00-9:30 PM (CST)

Venue:  Facebook

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1431157570519315/


* Enjoy giveaways from the following YA authors:

Calista Smith – Author | Casey Bond | Evelyne Stone | Erica Cope-Author | Jo Michaels | Kelly Hashway-Young adult, middle grade, and picture book writer | Author Kristin Albright | Author Michele Tucker | Rachel Barnard, Author | Stacey Nash |T.H. Hernandez

* Invite your friends to the party for a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card! (Awarded to the guest who invites the most people.)

* Participate for a chance to win a collection of some of K. J. Farnham’s favorite YA novels.

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*Even if you’re unavailable from 6-9:30, please join the event. All of the giveaways will remain open until midnight!

Visit the event page on Facebook for more information. Hope to see you there!

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