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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Signups CLOSED: October Tour: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat-Out Love
Flat-Out Love
by Jessica Park
Publication Date:  July 27, 2011

Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance. Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes. And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul. To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer. Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.

  • Tour Dates:  October 3 - October 17
    • Update 8/10:  Due to the immense response to this tour, we will be extending the tour to October 24 for anyone else interested in joining.  Currently all dates from 10/3-10/17 are taken, so if you want to sign up, please choose a date from Oct. 18-24.
  • Tour signups will close on August 15
  • This book will be available in PRINT (10 copies), KINDLE (10 copies) and PDF formats (new!). 
    • Update 8/10:  Print copies are all taken.  There are still Kindle and PDF copies available. 
  • To sign-up - please leave a comment with your name, e-mail address, blog name, format preference (print/kindle/PDF), and the date you would like to post your review (check calendar below - first come, first-serve.  Please click the arrow to move over to the correct month as it is set to August automatically).  
  • This tour is open to USA book bloggers (print & Kindle) and International book bloggers (PDF).

Tour List:

10/3/2011 - Practical Frugality -
10/4/2011 - Colloquium -
10/5/2011 - Reader Girls -           
10/6/2011 - Kritter's Ramblings -  
10/7/2011 - Reviews by Molly -                         
10/8/2011 - Laurie Here Reading and Writing Reviews -   
10/9/2011 - WV Stitcher -                     
10/10/2011 - A Bookish Affair -                   
10/11/2011 - the bookish mama -                          
10/12/2011 - Books in the Burbs -                        
10/13/2011 - The Many Thoughts of a Reader -                  
10/14/2011 - Proud Book Nerd -
10/15/2011 - Hippes Beauty and Books OH MY -
10/16/2011 - StephTheBookworm -                      
10/17/2011 - A Cozy Reader's Corner -                
10/18/2011 - Authors Book Corner -               
10/19/2011 - Amusing Reviews -  



pinkflopflops44 said...

pinkflipflops44@ gmail dot com
Oct. 13th

Amanda Welling said...

Amanda Welling
Hippes Beauty and Books OH MY
Print Please
October 15th, 2011

Unknown said...

A Cozy Reader's Corner Reviews
Print Please
October 17th - MO, USA

JHS said...

Sounds like fun!

I'll take October 4th, please! I need a print copy.



Unknown said...

Name: Jasmine @ the bookish mama
Email: thebookishmama at gmail dot com
Blog name: "the bookish mama"
Format preference: print
Date to post review: Saturday October 15th


Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

A Bookish Affair
I'd prefer a print copy.
I'd like October 10th please.

Kritters Ramblings said...

Kristin Durham - Kritters Ramblings
October 6th please
print copy please said...

Laurie Carlson
October 8th, please
Kindle Copy!
Thank you!

StephTheBookworm said...

Steph at StephTheBookworm

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

Print copy

October 16th please!

Thank you.

ham1299 said...

Oct. 16 would be best for me.

(Print copy is first choice, Kindle is second choice)

Heather (IL)


Anonymous said...

Molly AT reviewsbymolly DOT com
Reviews By Molly (

I'd like to post on October 7th please.

PDF format please!


BrendaC said...


WV Stitcher

kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

Print please

I would like to post my review on Oct. 14th.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Salazar
Books in the Burbs
1st choice: print copy
2nd choice: pdf for Nook
October 12

Karen said...

Karen @Practical Frugality

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Kindle Copy

Karen said...

Sorry, forgot the date, would Oct 12 be ok? Thanks!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Laurie T said...

Laurie T


Oct. 17

Kindle copy

Thank you:)

A Musing Mother said...

Nancy @ Amusing Reviews

ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

Prefer print copy but can do Kindle.

Anonymous said...

I sent an email about having trouble reading the book on my Nook with the pdf file. Is there any way I can get the book on pub instead? It seems the pdf makes the font very small, I can't bookmark where I left off, I can't highlight or take notes, and it's just being very difficult to manage. I want to read this book, but cannot read it with the pdf file. It's a learning process with me on my Nook,so now I know not to agree to read pdf books on the Nook. Any suggestions?

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