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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Come to the dark side - Halfway Perfect by Julie Cross and Mark Perini

Eve’s time as a fashion model nearly destroyed her-now she’s determined to build a career behind the camera lens. But landing a coveted photography internship brings her face to face with her dark past-and her ex.


Description:

Release Date: May 5th, 2015

Bestselling author Julie Cross teams up with Ford model Mark Perini to pen a poignant and gritty YA novel about love and the dark side of modeling and the fashion industry.

Eve’s time as a fashion model nearly destroyed her-now she’s determined to build a career behind the camera lens. But landing a coveted photography internship brings her face to face with her dark past-and her ex.

While Eve is snapping pictures, up-and-coming male model Alex is launching his career-which, for him, involves maintaining a fake relationship with his (secretly) underage co-star, Elana.

But Alex is falling for Eve, and Eve won’t let herself get hurt again. If Alex can pull off a fake love with Elana, can he convince Eve to risk a secret affair with him?

Five Facts About HALFWAY PERFECT

1) Co-author, Mark Perini, was the model who portrayed the main character on Julie Cross’ Tempest series books. He’s also been on many other YA covers  

2) In the book, main character, Alex books a big job modeling for Calvin Klein. CK is one of the few big designers/labels Mark hasn’t worked with (yet). Both authors are big CK fans 

3) co-author, Julie Cross, started out writing Eve’s chapters, and Mark writing Alex’s, but plot elements and scenes required occasional swapping 

4) Mark wrote parts of Halfway Perfect while in Milan, Italy for Fashion Week 

5) Julie has never met a model in real life, not even Mark.

About the authors:
Julie Cross is the International Bestselling author of the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, and the final installment, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere (8/13), a mature young adult romance set in the world of elite gymnastics, as well as several forthcoming young adult and new adult novels with publishers like Entangled, Sourcebooks, HarperCollins, and St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books.

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She's a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA. She's a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres. Outside of her reading and writing credibility's, Julie Cross is a committed--but not talented--long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict. You can find her online via twitter, her personal website, email, facebook, Goodreads, or co-moderating the YAwriters section of reddit.

Her Whatever Life Throws at You is only .99 for limited time on Amazon!


Mark Perini began his career as an international fashion model ten years ago, while simultaneously obtaining a business degree from Seton Hall University. Turns out fashion's hurry-up-and-wait mentality lends itself quite well to writing. Mark is now a New York City based author, and Halfway Perfect is his first young adult novel. He is also a featured author in the New Adult anthology, Fifty First Times.


When he's not working, Mark's traveling the world. He's made a blood pact with friends to see all seven ancient wonders of the world before he's thirty. Four down three to go.

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19 comments:

Rita said...

I enjoyed reading the five facts.

Danielle Merkle said...

Sounds interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

Robyn Donnelly said...

Look forward to reading your books and keep up the great work.

Berkeley Hapa said...

Enjoyed the post but would really have liked an excerpt from the book.

katieoscarlet said...

I wish the author great success and hope he gets to satisfy his passion to see all seven ancient wonders of the world before he's thirty

Darah Faye Valledor said...

Wow. Interesting. :D

John Thuku said...

The five facts were interesting. Thank you for sharing them.

Amber Ag said...

Sounds like a unique read. I don't think I've ever read this type of relationship set up. I really enjoyed the five facts. They were fun and interesting :)

Jan Lee said...

I too live in central IL so I'm curious as to where Julie gets her inspirations.... there's nothing but cows and corn here lol Congrats on a nice collaboration for this book ;)

Stephane Bourque said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie Snell said...

Interesting excerpt and loved eading the mini bio about the author. An international fashion model ten years ago, while simultaneously obtaining a business degree wow that is impressive

K Knudsen said...

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to enter your contest!!!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

Can't wait to read this, thanks for the chance!

Bridgett wilbur said...

I can't wait to read this. It sounds very interesting.

Natalie said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt! Cannot wait to read it!

LesleyfromWI said...

Enjoyed reading the description

gemiinii said...

Sounds really good!

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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steve weber said...

Love the cover! thanks for the chance to win.