For What It's Worth

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Heartbreakers Blog Tour: Day 3 - Janet Gurtler & Christine Duval

Who can resist a heartbreaker?


Welcome to day 3 of the Heartbreakers Blog Tour - hosted by the lovely Judith Tewes.

Check out the first two posts from the tour here

New to the Heartbreakers Tour? All this week I’m featuring YA/NA authors – from self-published and small press to traditional publishers, debut authors to bestsellers. Get swept away with these tales of first love, melting kisses and of course – heartbreak.

There’s a great variety to choose from so I hope you enjoy discovering these authors as much as I have. I have lots of reading ahead!

Please follow along and be sure to enter the the awesome giveaway for a FREE KINDLE + EBOOKS from the Heartbreakers Blog Tour Authors!

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Janet Gurtler: 16 Things I Thought Were True (Sourcebooks Fire, 2014)


Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue

When Morgan's mom gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one—until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought...

Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue

Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?

5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue

With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She's not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend...and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can't imagine living without.

Karen: Your upcoming novel is titled "16 THINGS I THOUGHT WERE TRUE", what is your "one truth" that helps guide you through life.

Janet: Be yourself and try not to worry so much what other people think about you.  When I was younger, I used to think people cared so much about how I looked, what I said etc, and I was so self-conscious. If you’re true to yourself, (and have integrity) it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks.  (Plus. Usually everyone is more worried about themselves than you anyhow)

Karen: Describe your perfect Valentine's Day.

Janet: Chocolate.  Movie. Dinner with both my favorite boys.  (Husband and son)

Karen: Road trip book! How fun does 16 Things I thought Were True sound?? Can’t wait to read it!


Christine Duval: Positively Mine (Bloomsbury Spark, 2013)


It is four weeks into her freshman year of college, and Laurel’s first test was unexpected. Discovering she’s pregnant isn’t exactly what she had planned for her first semester, and while she intends to tell her emotionally-distant father, being away at school makes it all too easy to hide.

An imperfect heroine plagued by bad choices and isolated during what should be the best time of her life, readers are sure to identify with Laurel as she confronts teen pregnancy, in secret.

Karen: What are your top 5 romantic movies to help you get you in the mood for Valentine's Day?

Christine: When Harry Met Sally, The Notebook, Dirty Dancing, You’ve Got Mail, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Karen: Who is your author crush and how have they inspired your writing?

Christine: Right now I have an author crush on John Green. 

Karen: Great picks! Thanks for stopping by Christine.


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Participating Authors:

B.A. Binns: Minority of One (All The Colors Of Love, 2014)
Tina Bustamante: As Waters Gone By (Leap Books, 2013)
Eileen Cook: The Year of Mistaken Discoveries (Simon Pulse, 2014)
D.G. Driver: Cry of the Sea (Fire & Ice Young Adult Novels, 2014)
Christine Duval: Positively Mine (Bloomsbury Spark, 2013)
Laurie J. Edwards: writing as Erin Johnson. Grace and the Guiltless: Wanted Book 1 (Curious Fox, 2014)
Janet Gurtler: 16 Things I Thought Were True (Sourcebooks Fire, 2014)
Sara Hantz: In the Blood (Entangled Teen, 2013)
Brenda Hiatt: Starstruck (Createspace, 2013)
Denise Jaden: Never Enough (Simon Pulse, 2012)
Jenny Kaczorowski: The Art of Falling (Bloomsbury Spark, 2013)
Jen McConnel: The Secret of Isobel Key (Bloomsbury Spark, 2013)
Jeri Smith-Ready: This Side of Salvation (Simon Pulse, 2014)
Judith Tewes: TBA (Bloomsbury Spark, 2014)

Participating Bloggers:

For What It's Worth
Judith Tewes
A Life Bound By Books
Ashley Poston
A Simple Love of Reading
Little Library Muse


  1. Replies
    1. I know - it must be a very difficult decision.

  2. I have no idea but the only thing that comes to mind is the Smiths

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    1. Thank you Janet!

      16 Things I thought Were True sounds fantastic. I'm glad I discovered it through this tour :-)

  4. Ever since I have been seeing the movie trailers out for this movie this song has been in my head and it makes me cry when I hear it, Endless Love by Lionel Richie

    1. Oh that song brings me back to my HS days! lol

      I haven't seen the preview yet.

  5. Oh these sound good, but the first one also sounds heartbreaking. Also such a good truth!

    1. I know right? I wish I spent less time worrying about how other people perceived me. But we all go through that don't we?

  6. Great tour. Favorite heartbreak song...I am just thinking of Every Breath You Take.

  7. Oh, my mind is so blank for heartbreaking song... I used to blast Disturbed when I felt heart broken, does that count?