Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Book Tour and Giveaway: What Are Friends For? by Sarah Sutton

Title: What Are Friends For? 
Author: Sarah Sutton 
Publisher: Golden Crown
Publication Date: January 14th 2020
Print Length: 310 pages
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

A close, easygoing friendship can all change with just one kiss. Seventeen-year-old Remi Beaufort learns this the hard way when she plays a blindfolded kissing game at a party.

She thinks she’s kissing Jeremy, the totally hot basketball player she’s been crushing on. And the kiss…it’s amazing. Heart-stopping, world-changing, toe-curling. The kiss makes her forget about her overbearing mother, the next-door neighbor’s drama, and the probability that she’ll fail her senior year. The best kiss of her life makes all that fall away.

Until her blindfold falls off, and she realizes that instead of kissing her crush, she’s kissing Elijah, her best friend since third grade.

Though she manages to convince Elijah that he was kissing his girlfriend, Remi can’t get the thought of his lips on hers out of her head. As things between them grow more and more complicated—because it turns out her fantasizing about his mouth is more of a problem than it sounds—Remi has to make a choice: does she live the rest of her life loving her best friend in secret? Or does she tell the truth and risk ruining their friendship forever?

Heart-melting and romantic, What Are Friends For? is a swoon-worthy best-friends-to-lovers story that will leave you crushing hard.

There were times between us that felt totally normal—like, almost the entire time we’d been cutting out snowflakes, things had felt normal. I hadn’t been staring at his mouth or imagining his body heat enveloping me into a hug. We joked like normal, laughed like normal. But the quiet moments between us had my heart aching, wanting.

“See you tomorrow,” Elijah said, and I saw from the corner of my eye the shadow of him rising to his feet. He pressed his hand once against the spot between my shoulder blades before walking off, his socks silent on the wooden floors. I counted each of my breaths as I waited for the sound of the door to open.

It took seven slow inhales and exhales and then Elijah was gone, leaving me with a torrent of thoughts and a hurting heart.
Sarah Sutton is a YA Romance author, bringing you stories about teenagers falling in love (sometimes with magic)✨She spends her days dreaming up ideas with her two adorable puppies by her side being cheerleaders (and mega distractions).

When I Knew I Wanted to be a Writer
by Sarah Sutton

The first time I read The Gingerbread Man, I knew I wanted to be a writer. So much so that I took the book home from the school library, went to my mom’s computer, and began copying the book word for word onto the notes app. I thought that made me a writer. And then, from that, I went back and edited it to be the Gingerbread Boy and writing about his own adventures.

Yeah, my first ever piece of writing was a Gingerbread Man fan-fic.

I also remember in all of my free time, I scribbled on random pieces of notebook paper and shoved it into those folders that you get for school. In the fifth grade, I passed around that folder for my classmates to read, and was so excited to hear them tell me that I needed to grow up and become an author.

Looking back on that now, it makes me smile. Like, a big, huge, stupid smile. Even from that age, I knew that I was to be a writer. One way or another, I would become one.

That dream followed me as I grew, and though sometimes it was put on the back burner, the idea of being an author never really died out for me. That desire was still there, just quiet, building. But as I went into my senior year, that dream became loud again. I was growing up, told to decide what I wanted to be for the rest of my life. The answer came quick, simple: I want to be a writer.

I still can’t believe the road I’m on right now, as well as the journey that led me to here, but it’s been such a dream. One that I’d been holding close to my heart for most of my life. And it’s so surreal to see that dream coming to a reality.
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  1. I like the cover on this one.

  2. Fun cover! What did you most enjoy about writing this novel?

    1. Hi, Caryl! Thank you for asking! I really loved exploring the dynamic between these two friends. I've never fallen in love with a best friend myself, but I did have boy best friends that I've always felt so comfortable with. I had such a fun time translating that into this novel!

  3. I really like the cover. The notebook paper really goes with the YA genre.


  5. Nice cover. I liked the synopsis and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  6. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  7. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  8. Looking forward to reading...thanks for the giveaway.

  9. The cover is sweet and the story sound fun to read.

  10. I saw the cover and immediately got the gist of the book. I think it was a genius picture to go with the title, and getting that conflict right off the bat makes me want to read it!!

    1. Oh, Lizzie, I'm so thrilled that you like the cover! I hope it's something right up your alley!��

  11. The cover art used is quite cute. I like it.

  12. Its a very pretty cover.

  13. The book cover has nice colors and font. It is eye catching!

  14. Look like a nice cover and i would enjoy reading it too.