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VBT–Rewind to You by Laura Johnston. Guest Post & Giveaway

2 Oct

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One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away.

But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street.

When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…

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GUEST POST My Trip to River Street and How REWIND TO YOU Came to Be

Ever been to Georgia? Go! I fell in love with the coast of Georgia when my husband, young daughter and I lived there for a short while. The idea for Rewind to You came to me while I was sitting on the beach with KC. Picture a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous. I wished I could pause time. You know, save the moment so I could “rewind” to it someday and never forget it.

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That got me thinking. What if we could rewind to pivotal moments? At first it seemed like a great idea. The longer I thought about it, however, the more potential conflicts I saw arising from this scenario, especially if we were powerless to change certain things about those moments.


If you could rewind to a point in your past, would you want to do something to change the future you’re living? Do you have regrets? REWIND TO YOU’s female protagonist, Sienna, sure does. And it’s going to take more than determination for her to move on.


A trip to River Street in Savannah, GA sealed the deal for me. The premise in my head developed into something more as we ate at The Pirate House Restaurant (also featured in my novel) and walked down the quaint pathway along River Street. Just as Austin, the hero in Rewind to You, claims, the best pralines in the world are right on River Street! That street is lively, charming—magic, basically.

The Pirate House Restaurant

Sienna’s walk down River Street marks the beginning of change. Austin saves the day—and her—in many ways. But Sienna isn’t the only one who harbors secrets. Without realizing it, Sienna and Austin begin an adventure that will help them both understand when it’s best to hold on and when it’s time to let go.

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For more about River Street and Rewind to You, visit my website: http://www.laurajohnstonauthor.com

Thanks for having me!



Laura Rewind to You AuthorAuthor Laura Johnston

Laura Johnston lives in Utah with her husband and two children. Growing up with five siblings, a few horses, peach trees, beehives and gardens, she developed an active imagination and always loved a good story. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, traveling, writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids. REWIND TO YOU is her debut novel.

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Praise for the Book 

“Johnston’s debut spotlights romance and familial relationships, including themes like grief and self-sacrifice. It’s an ideal story for readers looking for a deep-rooted YA love story with the emotional ups and downs and poignancy of a Nicholas Sparks contemporary. There’s also a touch of wit and a sigh-worthy hero – a definite on your TBR list.” – RT Book Reviews

“This is contemporary YA fiction at its best! –Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton

Rewind to You will steal your hear away.” –Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper’s Saga




BookBlast Giveaway

$75 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 10/5/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an iTunes Gift Code or River Street Sweets Gift Card. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Christmas Books Giveaway Hop

30 Nov
Welcome to the “Christmas Books” Giveaway Hop running from December 1st to 7th with the winner announcement on December 8th.
A big round of applause for Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer  and Laurie @  Laurie Here  for organizing this fabulous blog hop.
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Waitress Lucy West is down on her luck at the diner. A fan of late-night television reruns, she’s always dreamed of a nineteen-fifties style happily ever after. But, in reality, she’s opted to settle. Barely scraping by on her meager salary and tired of going it alone, she figures marrying affable, yet distractible, Mitch as making the right move. Little does she know that Christmastime–and Santa–have other plans in store…

Bachelor dad William Kinkaid has his hands full with a young teenage son and a five-year-old daughter. Since losing his wife to cancer three years before, William’s worked hard to keep things as upbeat and normal for the family as possible. After his child makes a special Christmas wish, William’s stunned to awaken Christmas morning to find a beautiful blonde on the sofa. The woman can’t remember a thing, and his kid thinks Santa brought her. Can William solve the mystery about who she really is, without giving away his heart?


A childhood spent on the streets leaves Mallory Phillips longing for a normal life and a perfect Christmas. Now an elementary school nurse in Chandlerville, Georgia, Mallory’s dream to blend into the picturesque community isn’t working out. She’s once more living a loner’s existence. Then an emotionally fragile seven-year-old appears in her living room in the middle of the night, and Mallory’s isolated world is turned upside down.

This is Polly Lombard’s first Christmas without her mother, and she won’t utter a word to anyone—except Mallory. She believes Mallory holds the key to helping her father overcome his sadness. Despite Pete Lombard’s lingering grief over his wife’s death and concern for his daughter, his resistance to their mysterious neighbor crumbles as he spends more time with Mallory and falls for her amazing heart. But when her past returns to haunt her, is Mallory strong enough to keep the Lombard family in her life? And can the spirit of Christmas heal these broken souls and bring them all the joyous, loving holiday they deserve?