12 July 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Hollywood Ever After by Sasha Summers

Thanks for stopping by on the Hollywood Ever After blog tour and giveaway! And a BIG thank you to Ms. Summers for stopping by and talking to us, today!

Title: Hollywood Ever After
Author: Sasha Summers
Pub. Date: July 14, 2012
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Happy Endings are for fairy tales. Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not in Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time. But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises. Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two… And her heart begins to want him as much as her body. Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair? Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?

~From the Author~

First, thank you for hosting me on your lovely blog. You happen to be my first guest blog on the Hollywood Ever After Blog Tour sooo I thought I’d share why I picked Hollywood as a backdrop.

Why? Because I love movies. I mean love, love them. If I’m not buried in a book, I’m watching a movie. And it doesn’t have to be a particularly good movie (love cheesy SciFi channel movies or over-the-top melodramas that aren’t supposed to be melodramas) or something I haven’t seen before. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched favorites like Gladiator, Pride and Prejudice, 300, the Holiday, Love Actually, or pretty much anything with Chris Hemsworth or Gerard Butler in it… I’m not a stalker, exactly, just a devoted fan. :)

When I write, my Hollywood fixation is appeased. How? I’m so glad you asked. I cast my characters with actors and actresses that I ‘see’ playing them. And it’s a lot of fun! Sometimes it’s an immediate fit, other times I really have to search to find the right person. Sometimes I find them before I start writing; sometimes they emerge as the pages are being written. By the end of the story I have a very solid and-I think-Academy Award winning ensemble.

Now, I will not tell you who I used for Josh and Claire. I know how it is for a reader – or at least how I am as a reader. I don’t always see characters the same way as authors or other readers and it bugs me when their image butts heads with mine. So, I encourage you to let your imagination run wild. Find your own ideal Josh (sigh) or Claire – and let me know who you’d ‘cast’!

~About the Author~

Sasha Summers is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history, romance, and travel. She writes both lyrical romantic fantasy and contemporary romance. Her first play was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She's been writing ever since.

She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she's doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

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So, what do you guys think? For those of you who've read Hollywood Ever After, who are YOUR picks for Josh and Claire?


  1. Hi Christy! Thanks very much for hosting me on your lovely blog. It's nice to meet another avid reader AND mother of four. :)

    1. Thank YOU, Sasha for your wonderful addition to my blog! I loved having you here! :)

  2. How sweet! I think this sounds like a darling summer read- I love romances that have real-world conflicts. :)
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  3. AH! this book actually sounds pretty good & like something i would totally read! Thanks for sharing it or i would have never heard of it! =)

    1. Thanks for reading my review, Lisseth! Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Hi Beth and Lisseth - I hope you enjoy it! It is a perfect summer read - if I do say so myself :).