Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US): What to do when you fall for your fake boyfriend? Meet Shannon Travers from For Real by Chelsea Cameron!
Meet the heroine of Chelsea Cameron’s sweet new adult romance, For Real!
Name: Shannon Travers
Major: Business Administration
Goals: To be president of a large company. With a mahogany desk. And pens. Lots of pens.
Likes: Mean Girls, paper cranes, Batman.
Dislikes: Losing control, boys who don’t wear deodorant, boys who wear too much cologne, boys who don’t cut their toenails… shall I go on? Yet another reason I’m single.
Night or day? Day. I get much more done during the day.
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla. I’m boring.
Skirts or pants? I hope someday to wear skirts every day, but pants for right now. I’m always having mishaps in skirts.
Favorite place: The library. I love being in a room full of books that I can read whenever I want. It’s also a great place to crash when your roommate is drunk and has a gentleman caller.
Actress who most resembles you: Yikes, this is a hard one. Uh, how about Emma Stone? She’s blonde now, so we look more alike. Plus, she’s really fun and kind of a dork, like me.
When virgin Shannon Travers gets fed up with her friends demanding that she find a boyfriend, she enlists the help of tattooed, mohawk-rocking graphic design student Jett. He’s more than happy to play along with their Fake Relationship, including the Ten Rules of Fake Dating that control-freak Shannon comes up with. Even if he likes to violate them. Repeatedly.
But what happens when Fake Dating starts to feel… not fake anymore? Will Shannon be willing to let go and embrace the first thing in her life that’s ever felt REAL?
Read an excerpt
“Wake up, princess,” a male voice I only sort-of recognize says in my ear. My eyes are slow to open and I’m staring right at a chest I don’t remember falling asleep on. I lift my chin and meet a set of gorgeous brown-gold eyes.
“Hey,” he says, his voice soft as I realize I’m lying on top of him. At some point during the movie, he’d shifted under me and brought both our sets of legs up on the couch and laid back, pulling me so we’re front to front. My boobs are completely squished into his chest, which is the first thing that makes me try to shift off him.
“Um, hey,” I say as I struggle to get off him, but there’s no place to put my hands, so I end up trying to roll and he tries to help me, but I end up tipping too far off the couch, banging the back of my head on the coffee table and landing on my side on the floor with a crash.
“Oh my gosh, are you okay?” Is he laughing?
“Ow,” I say. I’m awake now. There’s a sharp pain in my hip, and in my skull. Jett reaches down and hauls me up.
“You’re laughing at me,” I say as I feel the back of my head.
“No I’m not,” he says, while trying to contain his laughter.
“Asshole,” I say, but he’s still holding onto me.
“Where does it hurt?” he says, finally showing some concern.
“The back of my head and my hip banged on the floor. That’s gonna leave a mark.” He walks around me and tenderly moves my hair out of the way to look at my soon-to-be-bumpy head. I go all tingly again, and the pain fades just a little. This guy is better than Tylenol. And then I feel something warm right where the bump is and I swear her just kissed it.
“And your hip?” he says, his voice low.
Is it possible to die from anticipation? Because I think I just did. Jett crouches down and I swear I’m going to have a seizure if he does what I think he’s going to do.
And then he very carefully places the lightest of kisses on my hipbone and OH MY GOD I SWEAR I CAN FEEL HIS LIPS THROUGH MY JEANS AND I’M GOING TO DIE NOW.
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About the author
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013).
Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.
Giveaway (US only):
Chelsea is giving away several prizes tour-wide! One winner tour-wide will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a Crane bracelet. Five runners-up will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and Crane bracelet. This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only. To enter to win, leave a comment or question on this post for the author, then fill out the prize widget below. Good luck!