Did you know that the lovely and talented Shiloh Walker has written a straight contemporary romance? All of The Bookpushers who have read it so far have loved it. We will have a review coming closer to the release date.
In the nineties, Abigale Applegate and Zach Barnes were the most beloved sitcom child stars in the world. Then they grew up and left Hollywood behind…
Whatever happened to Abigale Applegate?
She’s been wondering the same thing.
With her Hollywood dreams long gone, Abigale now has a nice, neat, uncomplicated life—until the day her perfect fiancé needs to talk. Dumped, a little more than shattered, and totally confused, Abigale turns to Zach, her best friend since forever, to help her pick up the pieces. He does it with a gift—a copy of Wreck This Journal. She can vent her frustrations, and sketch out a new plan. Zach just hopes he’s part of it. Because he’s been in love with Abigale his entire life.
When the journal falls into Zach’s hands, he discovers Abigale wants a new man. And fast. Nothing more than a hot distraction. Zach has a strategy, too. He’s going to be that man. It’s his last chance. Abigale might be out to shake up her life, but Zach’s out to reinvent it. Now, all he has to do is convince Abigale that life can go as planned.
Do you want to read an excerpt? If so visit her website.
Do you want a chance to win a print ARC of Wrecked? (Yes you really do). Leave a comment on this post mentioning a dream or plan that didn’t quite happen the way you planned it to happen. If you want you can add what happened instead or you can leave us curious :). Winner will be announced on Monday. Good luck!
37 thoughts on “Weekend Giveaway with Shiloh Walker”
I had my whole meeting my husband plotted out. Home long we would date before we got engaged (2 yrs), how long the engagement would be (1 yr) etc. My husband did not follow my time schedule AT ALL. Married 10 months after we met! Best decision I ever made, though
I went to college and gained my Bachelors in Paralegal Studies, planning on getting a job at a law firm and eventually going to law school to become a crusader for women’s rights. Well, got turned down for every job interview, saying that i needed 3 or more years experience before being hired and since the only way that that could happen fully would be to work pro-bono. So being an already poor post grad, I’ve been resigned to working retail, but i wouldn’t leave it. I’ve met so many unique personalities and I’ve started to do my real passion, writing! I’ve self published five titles so far and have gotten waves of support! I love it.
I am used to Shiloh’s other works & would be interested in winning a copy of her 1st contemporary romance ! This will be quite the “Novel” experience for us all,But I already know by her past works this one will be a hit too ! 🙂
When i was younger, my biggest dream was to become a princess =D so everytime we took a roadtrip, our family, *giggles* i told my parents to keep a look out for the castle in need of a princess, because i was OK with helping out LOL.
Don´t have to mention it didn´t happen, do i? =)
I´m happy with my life today, as is, and don´t miss all the trouble with being a princess. I think i´ve got my HEA on the way anyhow.
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!
I had my life planned, I knew exactly what would happen the instant I left high school, I’d become a deejay, let’s just say those plans didn’t work out but it lead me back to my first dream my, first love which is to be a writer, now while I’m not exactly there yet I’m on my way…
Well I really always wanted to be a writer and an artist, but instead I am a reader of many great books and a critical care nurse…
I am a married mother of 2 teens, not a day goes by that what I had planned does not work out, wouldn’t trade it though.
I too had my life planned – I was *not* going to have a family, probably not even a partner. I was so sure I even got a tattoo on my belly – of course I was never going to be pregnant so why worry about stretch marks?
Then at 24 I met a weird guy who swept me off my feet and proposed after 2 weeks, a year later we married and now we have three – 3 – children. I still wonder what happened.
Good books help.
When I was in college, I had plans relating to being a dietitian, nutritionist, med tech etc. Ended up working with numbers instead. High praise indeed if all of you at The Bookpushers loved this story.
I didn’t have big dreams, but I did want to travel the world. I was able to see England and Paris, but that’s it. Well, there is always someday!
I planned to have my own place when I finished college and be independent. So didn’t happen, at 26 still living at home, working 2 jobs, not having much free time. Yet I am still very happy. Life just isn’t always how we plan them.
I love Shiloh’s books! Unfortunately after 20 years, I am getting a divorce. Right now I am happy and plan to stay that way. I plan to enjoy being single for a while but for right now, my Dad has been very ill. I have been running to the hospital alot so when I am home, I love reading to escape. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great weekend.
I always thought I’d have the 2.5 kids, etc. Instead, I have a fabulous hubby and a dog. I love it! Kids not completely out of the picture, but probably. No regrets, too.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Congrats to Shiloh on the upcoming release! I’m like Rebe. I thought I’d be married with kids by now. But I’m in a great relationship 4 yrs strong and 3 fur babies. Nothing is set in stone or out of the pic by any means. I’m just a bit past my timeline so to speak 🙂
I planned on law school, a house in the country, convertible car, no husband or kids…well, I sort of live in the country (the mountains), never made it to law school, a husband of almost 20 years and 3 kids! Oh, and a minivan! LOL
Well, the plan to become an exercise teacher didn’t work out (groan).
Would love to read Miss Walker’s contempory romance story. It sounds like one I would like.
I was planning on finding my house online. My sister forgot to pay the phone bill so internet access was cut off . Since it also happened during the Holidays Season, the phone company wouldn’t be able to give internet back on until the end of January 2012. Since I needed internet to do research and to communicate with my friends, I went to Starbucks for three week straight.
I saw an Open House sign and went to see the house. I couldn’t believe the price and put an offer in. Well, I did go into Escrow and got the house. I wasn’t planning on searching for the house in the car or have it dropped in my lap. But my house did dropped in my lap. I’m a homeowner.
I had a plan to also have no children. I met a guy over 19 years ago and he convinced me to have kids. Best decision of my life. My kids Ade my world and would not trade them for anything.
Would love to win this book. Have heard great things about it. Thanks for the chance to win.
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At one point, I wasn’t happy where I was living and worked out a transfer to Anchorage because I thought it would be really cool to live in Alaska. At the last minute, the transfer fell through and I eventually quit my job and moved to Seattle instead. I’m definitely not sorry. I don’t think I would have enjoyed those Alaskan winters.
I planned on living, and raising children in the big house on acreage my husband and I bought just before we got married. Unfortunately didn’t think about how we’d keep paying the mortgage once the kids came along and I wasn’t working full time. We ended up selling the house after the first child and moving to a remote mining town so my husband could earn more money. It’s all worked out now, but there were moments in the five years we lived there that made me regret buying the big house in the first place.
Congrats on books, might go moved away, but got homesick,
Have a great weekend
I had the beginning of life, after high school, all figured out. College, marriage, house, and kids. Well, life had other ideas. Marriage came first, then some college, a couple kids, but I wouldn’t change a thing 😉 Life has a way of working itself out.
Of course I want to read this book 🙂
I’ve always wanted to travel the world, and see it all. But unfortunately, I did not marry that rich man that was necessary for that, and have only seen a tiny bit of Europe by now. Now my dream is to win the lottery, and go.
I don’t think that anything in my life has gone to plan. I hope & dream.
I would love to win this book. Count me in.
I always hoped one day to get to Dodger Stadium and finally last Sept got to do while visiting my sister and her family. And they pulled it out in the 9th! What could be better?
We all have plans for the future and we all had plans that did not come to fruition….I’m very BIG on planning…kids, marriage, vacations in particular….back in 1999 I planned a vacation that came out just perfect…no hitches, no surprises, no delayed flights, etc….it was down the Calif coast from San Fran to San Simeon, Hearst Castle….saw everything we wanted to see and more and we all had a wonderful time! so what was the event that was not scheduled? Princess Diana’s death in France and her subsequent funeral….was up at 4am in San Fran that day to watch the ceremonies…heartbreaking to see those boys walking behind their Mum’s casket….not what I planned to do beginning our vacation….
Anyway, I’d love a chance to win an ARC of Wrecked!!! Enjoy your weekend! Mick.
When I was in grade school I wanted to be an elementary teacher. I love kids. Then one day in 8th grade a saw a computer and was hooked. I decided I was going to teach computers to little kids. By the time I was in high school and looking into college, I realized that teachers didn’t make a whole lot of money unless they have been doing it awhile so I became I computer programmer. Now looking back, I should have been a teacher….money isn’t everything.
I lived to see my children and grandchidren grow up and have great lives. I also have a 4 yr old greatgranddaughter.
My only regret is that my daughter and her children moved away and also my grandson; so I don’t get to see them as much as I would like.
Hope I answered your question as best as I could.
I’m not really a dreamer or planner. I basically go through what doors open up at a given time. I think it’s because I have no great passions in life, but I’ve done well enough..
cool i would love to win it
I planned to go to NYU and get my teaching degree, then settle in the city to inspire the next generation! Well, the scholarship offer came and it didn’t take enough off the almost 50k price tag. I do inspire the next generation, but I ended up going to a university closer to home, and don’t teach in the urban environment of my dream. Still planning on moving there in a few years though, to give it a shot (don’t tell my mother – she’d probably tie me down if I talked of moving away!)
I had always said I was never going to get married. But here I am married. I planned on going to college but I never did. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book. I love a good romance. Tore923@aol.com
My dream was to be an architect, but unfortunately I became a teacher. I couldn’t draw and it became very apparent that I couldn’t learn, so I started taking education classes and earned my BA and masters in education. I have been a teacher for the last 12 years and some have been great, but I still wished that I had stuck it out with architecture.
still haven’t traveled around the world yet
When I was around 5 I wanted to become a figure skater, my dentist (who is a family friend) still asks me when I visit how that is coming along. Instead I became a lawyer but I’M taking ballet lessons, so I am dancing and doing pirouettes and still plan on becoming better at skating 😉 Thank you!
IF NOT TOO LATE, I’M FINALLY GOING ON AN ALASKAN CRUISE THANKS TO MY DAUGHTER PAYING AND TAKING ME! MAN IT TOOK 38 YEARS OF MY DREAM TO COME TRUE THANKS TO HER!!