{Release Day Blitz} Something Like Normal by Monica James



Title: Something Like Normal (Book 1 in the Something Like Normal series)
Author: Monica James
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Release Date: May 13th 2014

Synopsis
Mia Lee has a secret… 

A secret she’s kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her. 

An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run—a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive.

Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she’s never had, and she’s determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future. 

Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life. A life that includes finding her mother, who abandoned her at age three. But what she finds, is four people, who will change her life forever.

Yet no one can outrun their past…

Especially one filled with bitter memories, which refuse to remain hidden. 


Excerpt
It feels effortless. And it feels right.

We stay hugging for a few moments, and as I nestle closer to his chest, surrounded by his smell, I know that I’m in trouble. I have feelings for someone who is going to be really, really hard to say goodbye to when the time comes. But when did this happen? When was the exact moment my world got tipped on its axis, and shaken up beyond repair?

I should have stopped it, but who am I to stand in the way of something that was inevitable?

The sound of Quinn’s heart beating steadily against my ear is comforting, and if I close my eyes really tight, I can pretend that I’m just a normal girl, being wrapped up in the arms of her normal…boyfriend?  But make believe is for dreamers, and I’m a realist. I will enjoy the here and now because I don’t know what tomorrow holds.



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About the Author
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy, running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. 
She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in both the US and UK.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.
She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.


20 fun facts about Monica
What is your favorite word? Yes
What is your least favorite word? No
What turns you on? Good hair 
What turns you off? White sneakers
What sound or noise do you love? A cat’s meow
What sound or noise do you hate? Traffic
What is your favorite curse word? F#ck! 
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Ballerina  
What profession would you not like to do? Deep sea diving 
What are you reading right now? Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren 
What book(s) do you urge readers to read? Dr. Seuss 
What inspires you? Life
What is your favorite indulgence? Smooth Strawberry Licorice  
What is your favorite movie? Harry Potter
What is your favorite piece of clothing? White slouchie beanie 
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate
What is something you like to collect? Books 
What item must you have with you at all times? Lip gloss 
What city could you get lost in for hours to explore? Los Angeles 
What is one thing about you that would surprise us? I am terrified of Air Blown Inflatable Characters

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