Wishing & Hoping [Three Wishes Blog Blitz]

blogblitz-signupToday I’m participating in the Three Wishes Blog Blitz, hosted by author Juliet Madison. From September 2nd through till the 6th, you’ll have the chance to win some awesome prizes at all the blogs participating in the blitz, including mine. All you have to do is follow my instructions below for winning the prize I have on offer, and then you can click over to Juliet’s blog to enter her prize draw, and see the list of all other blogs taking part and enter their giveaways as well.

Why is it called the Three Wishes Blog Blitz? Juliet’s new  romantic comedy release, I Dream of Johnny, is about three wishes, a high-tech genie in a lamp, and one very unfortunate typo that proves magic isn’t all it cracked up to be…


As a part of this tour, we all get to post about wishes. As a long-time Aladdin lover, this idea definitely appealed to me! Oh, wishes 🙂 Who doesn’t have ’em?

My upcoming novel, Finding Home, is out on October 1. It’s a Young Adult Contemporary title, so in the spirit of three wishes, I thought I’d do three wishes from the lead character in the book, Amy.

1. I wish for love. I thought the first time you fell in love, the first time you had sex, it was supposed to be romantic. I’ve read the books; I’ve seen the movies. There’s supposed to be candles, and lacy lingerie, and violins playing that sweep into a gorgeous crescendo when you, well, you know, orgasm.
Only, I didn’t.
And no one ever told me about getting grass burn on your bum.

2. I wish for a normal Dad. I know, it was Father’s Day in Australia yesterday, so now’s not a ‘good time’, but seriously, can’t I just have a normal Dad like everyone else? Or, if he has to be a famous musician, can’t he at least be cool? There’s nothing glamourous about a middle-aged man wearing jeans that are way too tight with his shirt undone a little too far.
I guess the only good thing about pop sensation Stevie D is his limitless rider. Alcohol has never been easier.
And the cute boys who help load his gear after the show. The booze and the boys combined? Well, they almost make the pop star part okay.

No one told me about the grass burn. No. One.

No one told me about the grass burn. No. One.

3. I wish for a holiday with Mum. When I was a kid, like real little, Mum and I used to go on holidays all the time up north to stay with Aunt Lou. They are total opposites–Lou is such a downer compared to Mum.  Still, it was always fun playing on the beach there. Mum used to say we’d go stay with Lou for a while, just me and her. It’d be our chance to get away from Dad and that damn tour bus. We’d be together, without him, one broken, happy family.
Then Mum stopped breathing.
And now we’ll never be whole again.


Finding Home is released October 1 and is available for pre-order here

The prizes

And now, for the part you’ve all been waiting for…the PRIZES! The Three Wishes Blog Blitz is all about prizes, and there are sure are some doozies over at Juliet’s blog (again, remember to check that out here if you haven’t already).

Me? I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift card! This competition closes at 12pm (AEDT) on Friday September 6, so enter today for your chance to win by following the link here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Once you’ve entered my giveaway, visit Juliet’s blog & enter her giveaway too, and visit any or all of the other participating blogs to enter more prize draws. You could potentially win a whole heap of prizes! Good luck! Visit the official Blog Blitz post here: http://julietmadison.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/3-wishes-blog-blitz-official-post/


9 thoughts on “Wishing & Hoping [Three Wishes Blog Blitz]

  1. Pingback: I Dream of Johnny, & Johnny, & Johnny [3 Wishes Blog Blitz!] | JULIET MADISON

  2. I’m not from Australia,but I entered your giveaway. Wasn’t sure if this one is international, but thank you for the great giveaway and amazing post. Look forward to reading Finding Home, sounds like a great book!

  3. Hi Lauren! Hugs sweetie for your mum. I’m the opposite, my dad has been gone from us for over thirty years now. It seems like forever. I’d take that holiday and I’m sure your mum will be at your side when you’re on the beach.
    Congratulations on your forthcoming release. I look forward to reading it & meeting you soon.

    • Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that SE. My father passed 12 years ago; you’re right. There are times when they are definitely with you 🙂
      To be clear, the above is written from my lead character’s POV in Finding Home. My mum is fine 🙂 Thank goodness!!

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