Friday, June 3, 2022

Book Blast and Giveaway: Bad Boys Don't Date Clumsy Girls (Oak Grove High #1) by KE Strand

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Bad Boys Don't Date Clumsy Girls by KE Strand. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blast wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Bad Boys Don't Date Clumsy Girls
Series: Oak Grove High #1
Author: KE Strand
Publication Date: June 1st 2022
Print Length: 225 pages
Genre: Young Adult Romantic Comedy
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When the school’s bad boy infiltrates her shelter, will she lose her sanctuary or her heart?

Hopelessly clumsy Ava, is too focused on graduation and keeping both feet on the ground to have a boyfriend. She has enough to worry about with a less than ideal home life.

Bad boy Dylan can’t help but find Ava’s klutziness entertaining. That doesn’t mean he wants to date her.

When court-ordered community service forces them together at the animal shelter, Ava fears she’s lost her refuge. Dylan’s arrogance gets under her skin. And she finds it unforgivable the dogs prefer him after everything she’s done for them. A spontaneous water fight heats things up and suddenly she anticipates each meeting. But his reputation might be too much for her to overlook.

Will Ava be forced to find a new escape? Or will she stumble her way into his heart?

Bad Boys Don’t Date Clumsy Girls is a light-hearted, clean young adult romantic comedy. The first book in the Oak Grove High series by KE Strand. It will make you cringe, cry, and cackle.

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EXCERPT:
“Hi,” I say. “You must be the new volunteer. I’m Ava and I’ll…”

He turns around and my words fall away as my stomach clenches. Dylan Scott. Oh no. Not him.

“Oh, hey. You’re the mud girl.” He chuckles and then squints. “I think. It’s hard to recognize you now that I can see you.”

“Oh good. You’re a comedian,” I grumble.

Dylan is trouble with a capital T. He skips tons of school, has been suspended a couple of times, and has a reputation as the school heartbreaker. Chloe indicating he’ll be around for a while probably means he’s serving court-ordered community service. Great.

Running into him in the office the other day was one thing, but having him show up here in my sanctuary with something to hold over my head is beyond upsetting. Suddenly, I’m less excited about being here.

“So, what is there to do around here?” Dylan pulls his hands out of his pockets and holds them out to the side to indicate the entire shelter.

“Let me just put my stuff away, and we’ll get started.” I store the lunch Sam packed for me in the refrigerator and shove my purse into a locker. Taking a mental deep breath, I don what I hope is a pleasant expression and turn to Dylan. “Did you put your jacket away? You’ll probably need it.”

“Nah, don’t have one.”

I look at his t-shirt, which I suddenly notice fits him really well, and simultaneously blush and frown. “You came like that? It’s like forty degrees outside.”

“What can I say? I’m hot.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
KE Strand escapes within the pages of a book when real life thwarts her own outdoorsy adventures. But her favorite escape is into a story about young love. KE Strand writes clean teen romance because she loves those heart pounding moments of having a crush. The excitement, fear, and confusion of falling in love for the first time. And the relief and thrill of the first kiss. Each time you pick up a KE Strand book you’ll fall in love for the first time.

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GIVEAWAY:
KE Strand will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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30 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing my book with your readers. Good luck in the giveaway everybody!

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  2. How do you handle writing slumps?

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    1. Thanks for the question, Tracie. I usually make myself sit down at the keyboard and give myself permission to 'only' write one hundred or maybe two hundred words. Usually, once I start, more than that comes out of me. In the rare situation where I have nothing to give I also forgive myself for that time and turn my attention to marketing. Reading a book on the craft can also inspire me to write.

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  3. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  4. Bad Boys Don't Date Clumsy Girls by author KE Strand sounds like a sweet and charming book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. I have a niece who would so enjoy this book!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  6. I hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  7. You chose a very cute title for your book!

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  8. I like the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. What age were you when you first started writing?

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  10. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  11. The cover of your book is colorful and highly detailed.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. The book sounds very interesting. I love the cover!

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  13. Looks like an fun book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  14. looks like a fun one

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  15. When you were a child, did you have some favorite authors?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. How do "flesh out" your characters?

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  17. Do you have any extreme hobbies, like extreme couponing or cave diving?

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  18. Where is your favorite place to write?

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  19. This sounds like a book that many people will find interesting.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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