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Guest Post by Susane Colasanti and Giveaway!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it's obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did--and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.

Guest Post:

Rule 7: Dream big

Every summer of high school I swore that I would reinvent the old me and return to school as a shiny new version of myself. The best version of myself. The summer always started with strict goal-oriented activities. One summer I wanted to lose weight. I placed an embargo on desserts. There was no way I was eating dessert for the rest of the summer. No. Freaking. Way. But three days later, all I could think about was Entenmann’s Ultimate Crumb Cake. The crumb cake craving won. My weight-loss goal never stood a chance. 

Summer after summer, my reinvention goals were shredded to tatters. Why? I was focusing on the wrong goals. Instead of changing my external appearance to make other people like me more (pathetic, but that’s how lacking in self-confidence I was at 15), I should have been focusing inward. Being at peace with yourself is the only way to find lasting happiness.

Now I practice creative visualization. Creative visualization is all about turning your dreams—the ones that really matter—into reality. One fun way to do this is to create a wish box. Find a cool shoebox and decorate both the inside and outside. Glue on pictures that represent the things that make you the happiest. By reflecting on what makes you happy, you can more easily identify your biggest dreams. Fill the box with objects, affirmations, notes, mementos—anything that represents your heart’s desires. Turning the box into a beautiful treasure map of your goals will help you to dream big and never give up.

About the author:

Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, and Keep Holding On. Before becoming a full-time author in 2007, she was a high school science teacher for ten years. Susane has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from New York University. She lives in New York City. 

Susane's seventh teen novel, All I Need, will be released on May 21, 2013.

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  1. I'm looking for a HEA ending! Haha! Sounds like a great book! I'm interested to see if they meet up again the next summer and if they still feel that connection.

  1. Kristi said...:

    I'm most looking forward to a cute, fun, emotional, happy, and light beach read. I'll be spending 24/7 at the beach this summer and I think this will fit perfectly! I just finished Keep Holding On and loved it, Susane is so talented, but I want something a little less emotional, I suppose. (:

  1. I'm looking forward to a fun YA romance!

  1. Unknown said...:

    This looks like such a great summer read! I'm excited to read a beach story like this:) Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Mona said...:

    I'm looking forward to trying out a new author who writes in my favorite style, alternating voices.

    Thanks :)

  1. Brynna said...:

    This looks like a very sweet book, and I've mostly been reading really dramatic/darker books lately, so this sounds like a ice change for summer.

  1. That summer romance, will it be same time next year or?
    Thanks for a chance to win this awesome book!

  1. erin said...:

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  1. nenalyzed said...:

    Serendipity is my favourite word, so when I read about this novel I felt the immediate connection. As a hopeless romantic I need a lot of serendipity in my life. Unfortunately life doesn't seem to throw that much serendipity my way (I might be trying too hard) so instead I live through novels. 'All I need' sounds like a terrific read, so I can't wait to lose myself in it! So what am I looking forward to most in this book? Getting swept up in the story and see where it takes me basically :) I'm sure I'll enjoy the journey! Heleen

  1. Alissa said...:

    I LOVE this author, and am looking forward to another fun, exciting installment!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I'm looking for a cute summer read and this sounds perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Sarah in rafflecopter

  1. Angie said...:

    Love contemporaries, so I cannot wait to read about a cute little summer romance.

  1. This sounds like a great summer read, and it's got a pretty cover.

  1. sshah605 said...:

    I am a sucker for soulmate type stories! And as soon as I saw that word in the blurb I decided that I want to read this book! And well I have heard lots about Susane Colasanti's books so I guess I am looking forward to finding out if I am her fan of writing or not !!

  1. Meghan said...:

    I love reading new romance authors because they see things in a way I'm not used to. I also love to learn their writing style.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. I am just looking for a really great book to read. Thanks for this chance.


  1. Christine said...:

    I'm looking forward to a sweet, light teen romance perfect for a summer read! :D

  1. Unknown said...:

    This looks like a great summer romance...too bad I'm international and can't enter the giveaway..oh well...

  1. a great and fun YA romance!!

  1. I simply look forward to another book by Suzanne <3 She's my fave.

  1. I'm looking forward to a fun, summer read! This looks like the perfect fit!

  1. I'm looking forward to a fluffy summer read with likeable characters that I ship!

  1. Nadia said...:

    Seems a nice book! I'd like to read it :)

  1. I'm most looking forward to cheesy chick-lit. <3 Sounds perfect!

  1. Justine said...:

    I'm looking forward to a summer YA romance.

  1. Thanks for the post! I'm looking forward to reading this book :)

    - Diana @amalia_chartres

  1. bn100 said...:

    Good tip about goals

  1. Berenice said...:

    Awesome post! I love the idea of creating a wish box and I think I might just give it a go. Also All I Need sounds sweet. I'll have to check it out. Thank you! =D