Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ON THE ISLAND by Tracey Garvis Graves

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I know you're all going to be excited about this book and this is one that I really cannot stop talking about. Or thinking about! On the Island is a smash-hit runaway book that the debut author decided to self-publish after targeting a core group of agents she thought would be perfect for her book. They all sent her back form rejections. Not even bothering with a personal note of why they thought the book wasn't right for them or the market. 

What do they know? 

When none of them bit, she took publishing matters into her own hands, and now she is a true publishing superstar! The self-published edition of On the Island sold more than 350,000 copies and got the attention of movie-makers, agents and publishers and landed on the New York Times bestseller list. All because Tracey believed in her book and her story!

People love this book. It's got a great catch to it -- two people are stranded on a deserted island -- a 16-year-old boy who's in remission from cancer, and his 30-year-old tutor. And yep, they get BUSY! But, Tracey doesn't get all Fifty Shades of Grey on us … however, I can guarantee there is some steamy scenes and you'll definitely be thinking about TJ and Anna long after you close the pages of On the Island

Two people stranded on an island struggle to survive—and slowly fall in love—in the runaway New York Times bestseller, now available with a reading group guide and a letter from the author

Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.


T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.


Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan’s summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.


At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

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So, if you'd like to win a copy of On the Island, you have to act like a COUGAR for this one and tell me who you'd want to be stuck on an island with, cougar-style -- pick someone YOUNGER than you are, but of course, LEGAL! Hahah. I'm choosing ZAC EFFRON for my Island LOVER!!

PS.  
The Cell Phone Lot is now available on Smashwords if you weren't able to get it previously because you didn't have a Kindle, you can now download it here for 99 cents, and an excerpt to my full-length women's fiction is also included!

PSS. 
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65 comments:

Mary Jo Burke said...

Unfortunately, I'm older than most actors today. I choose Daniel Craig.

susieqlaw said...

Susieqlaw

Zac Efron

RoadWarriorMomma said...

I didn't know this book was self published! I LOVE IT@! Go girl!

Can I have 2? Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights. I know he has a real name, but I'd want Tim Riggins the character! AND Garrett Hedlund from Country Strong.

Melissa said...

Brody Jenner

~Mel Rem

Emma S. said...

So, this was hard to come up with since I am still in my mid 20's, and had to think of someone legal but younger than me. I'll go with Liam Hemsworth from "The Hunger Games". I think he's Miley Cyrus' boyfriend/fiance.

Margaret said...

Easy one for me my hubby. he's actually younger than I am. I know I got picked on a bit for being a cougar but hey lucky me in the end lol!

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)

accidentalgypsy said...

I think I would go with Josh Hutcherson...really nice to look at and I don't think he would be too full of himself.

jdstec said...

Ha! Finally my age is an advantage because everyone is younger than me. I would choose Ryan
Reynolds.

ncsuloges said...

I had to look up young guys because I really don't keep up with it much but omg this guy is a cutie. Argentinian tennis star Juan Martin del Potro http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hottest-male-athletes-gallery-1.26616

Juliet Farmer said...

Ryan Gosling. He could "hey girl" me 24/7. :)

absolutahnie said...

hellloooo channing tatum.

Corgi Lover said...

Zac Efron!

Kimberly Pearlman said...

Avan Jogia-Plays Beck on the Nickelodeon show Victorious. :)

Carly said...

I'd have to say Channing Tatum. I am pretty darn sure I am older than him.

Carly H

Melissa said...

Chase Crawford!

-tmd636

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Oh gosh, I like older men so going all cougar for me is tough...Chris Pine from "This Means War." Yummy!

Emily said...

Ed Westwick.

Emily116

Kayo said...

Ryan Reynolds... sigh!

keodell(AT)centurytel(Dot)net

Katie said...

I would say Chase Crawford because he is so cute!

Lizett34 said...

Javier Hernandez 'Chicharito'.... he plays soccer for the Mexican National Team, such a cutie!

Tina B said...

Liam Hemsworth!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Bev V said...

Since I'm older than dirt (not quite, but it seems like it) I'd pick Derek Jeter!

Leslie said...

What a fun question! Definitely Zac Efron. I recently saw Ryan Gosling without a shirt in "Crazy Stupid Love"...wow! Need to add him to list now :) LeslieGC

Stephanie J. Blake said...

OH YES! Zac Efron. YUM. Or that guy from Grey's Anatomy...Jackson Avery. His eyes are so blue and his lips are so plump. Wanna bite him.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Definitely Zac Efron! He's so yummy!
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Jessica said...

Mmmm I love Zac Efron! I think I have to pick him too!

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

CherylB said...

He's not that much younger than me, but it still counts! Leonardo DiCaprio, no question.

cabest@yahoo.com

Marla W. said...

I'd have to go with Channing Tatum - I've had a cougar crush on him for a long time :o)

BrendaL1971 said...

Oh that's easy. Taylor Lautner. Yummy!

Kristen said...

Ryan Lochte! Plus, he could swim for help?!?!?!

Kristen27

Amy said...

Since Ryan Reynolds is my age.....lets go with Chris Hemsworth.

Betsy said...

I'm with you on Zac Efron!

Anonymous said...

Ewan McGregor was the male role in Moulan Rouge. I would love to be stranded on an island with him.

-Donna W.

Nanette said...

I already bought this for my Kindle so if I win it I am giving it to my bestie. She would dig it!! In answer to your question...Channing Tatum. Oh.Yes.Please. LOL..........

Feeling Cougarish, Nan :)

A.C. said...

Probably Taylor Lautner, I guess. I remember thinking, "He is 18 right?" when I watched New Moon in the theaters.

ludy2288 said...

I am completely not up on my young famous males right now. The only person I can think of is Justin Bieber & I would rather be on the island alone.

Sslinsky said...

Taylor Lautner for sure!

Sarah

Jencey Gortney said...

Alright I'm game. I think I would go with James Franco who is younger than me.

jenceyg at gmail dot com

betsy_blixt said...

Ryan Gosling all the way!!!!

lola said...

Matt Bohmer from white collar

Bridget O'Neill said...

Joe Manganiello, hands down. Those abs!

Books & Reviews said...

Liam Hemsworth.

Carie Casey said...

talyor kitsch from friday night lights. yummy.

Carie

Kelleyc said...

Hhmmmm...many good ideas from your readers! I'd have to go Channing Tatum or Rob Pattinson!

Lilian said...

Since I am 19, I would be going into pedophile levels...and the only person I can think of is Justin Bieber? But really, I don't care for him.

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox
lilianxchengATgmail.com

Kim W. said...

Channing Tatum allllll the way!!!

robynn78 said...

Vinny from Jersey Shore.. haha!! I cant believe I just admitted that.

equinn726 said...

Adam Levine or Chase Crawford - Both are adorable!

buttah said...

Justin Timberlake...so hot!! Or Channing Tatum...or both!! HAHA!!

Reese78 said...

I tend to prefer guys a little older than me so this is a tough one...I guess I'd go with Zac Effron.

Krystal said...

Liam Hemsworth from Hunger Games
kndyer

Megan said...

OH Liam Helmsworth!
Eloisepeaches

Terri said...

Ryan Reynolds - not very cougary of me, he's only a year and a half younger, but YUM!

Terri M.

Luvschocolate said...

Channing Tatum, of course

DaphneSFL said...

Taylor Lautner

CAnative said...

Chase Crawford.

Nicole

lucy872 said...

I'll go with Zac Efron too...I dont' know many other actors that are young! I tend to like all the ones close to my age!

Ally said...

Tim Riggins!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Leonardo DiCaprio - without a doubt!

Dani In Chicago said...

Easy. Justin Timberlake.

Christina said...

I'm going to say Zac Efron too...but I never thought he was cute until The Lucky One. Wow.

ChristinaL

slm8803 said...

I don't know how old he is but I'd have to go with Channing Tatum

Kristin said...

I'll take Zac Efron as well.

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