Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris ~ Tour Stop & Giveaway

I'd like to welcome Rachel Harris to StuckInBooks.  I love Rachel's writing and am excited to have her here today.


Thanks so much for having me, Valerie! As I’m sure you know by now, I completely adore you, and love your enthusiasm for books. You’re to blame for a large part of my one-click addiction. But, as addictions go, I happen to think hoarding books is an excellent one.

My Not So Super Sweet Life is live, and I’m so excited. This fun, digital companion to the series came about last year, and I didn’t even get to write it until late fall. It was one hundred percent fan driven, and I sincerely hope readers enjoy the conclusion to Cat and Lucas’s story in this special dual narrative book. It’s a bit different from the previous two in that way, giving you the full picture of their relationship as they deal with mama drama, insecurities, and the paparazzi.

It was so much fun to write.

To give you a little taste of this book, I interviewed the two lovebirds and asked where they like to hang out. You know, when photographers aren’t chasing them.   

Lucas & Cat's Top Five Places to Visit

·       UCLA’s Murphy Sculpture Garden – This spot serves as a swoon-filled setting for the couple
in My Not So Super Sweet Life. Growing up, Lucas traveled back and forth from Milan to Beverly Hills, never quite staying in one place too long. But this is a special place for him, and after a certain day he spends with Cat, it means even more. Filled with sculptures and rich in inspiration, it’s easy to see a pint-sized Lucas lighting up at the art.

·       Lyric – In A Tale of Two Centuries, Lucas made his stand with Cat outside this all-ages nightclub. He put his feelings on the line and vowed he wasn’t giving up. Not until she told him to. His incredible speech, along with his gift of art pencils that showed he really saw her, won her over that day, and the two make an excuse to revisit that spot, and those memories, as often as possible.


·       Austin’s beach house –  A site for one of Alessandra’s more memorable challenges in A Tale
of Two Centuries, this house became an escape—a haven—for Cat and Lucas in My Not So Super Sweet Life. The fact that they shared one of their steamiest kisses ever on the beach may or may not be a factor in their decision ;)

·       McDonald’s – Don’t let their money fool you. Cat and Lucas don’t do fancy or uptight. These two are all about comfort, family…and milk shakes from Cat’s beloved golden arches.

·       Mr. Scott’s Art Class— Though not the place they first met (that would be Cat’s sweet sixteen in My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century), their joint art class became a favorite meeting spot for the two in A Tale of Two Centuries, and that continues in book three. While Cat gravitates toward sketching, painting, and photography, Lucas is into sculpting and ceramics. But their talents know no bounds. Sharing a class together fires up their competitive edges, along with a healthy, flirtatious rivalry

So there you have it, Lucas and Cats top five places to hang out. Where do YOU like to hang out with your swoony boyfriends?   

 My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris

Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.,%201

Still just 99¢

About Rachel:
As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends.
She grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother and staying up late sneak reading her mam's favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life's problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
She homeschools her two beautiful girls and loves watching reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!  


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Tour Schedule:
Week One:
4/21/2014- Jenna Does BooksReview
4/21/2014- Coffee, Books and MeInterview
4/22/2014- Meredith & Jennifer's MusingReview
4/22/2014- Vi3tbabeExcerpt
4/23/2014- Pandora's BooksReview
4/23/2014- Stuck In BooksGuest Post
4/24/2014- The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan ClubReview
4/24/2014- Library of a Book WitchExcerpt
4/25/2014- Every Free Chance Book ReviewsReview
4/25/2014- Book Loving MomExcerpt

Week Two:
4/28/2014- The Book BellesReview
4/28/2014- Mercurial MusingsExcerpt
4/29/2014- Mundie MomsReview
4/29/2014- The Cover ContessaGuest Post
4/30/2014- Book Angel BooktopiaReview
4/30/2014- Swoony Boys Podcast- Interview
5/1/2014- Bookaholics AnonymousReview
5/1/2014- TSK TSK What to ReadExcerpt
5/2/2014- Once upon a twilight- Review
5/2/2014- Fantasy Book AddictGuest Post



  1. I'm so excited to read My Not So Super Sweet Life, I didn't know it was going to be dual point of view!

  2. Wow the book sounds good and is definitely going in my to read pile now! Thanks for the chance for the giveaway also!

  3. Love the beach house... I can imagine them being there...

    Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. My swoony husband and I like to hang out at the Arboretum or Downtown. I bet Cat/Lucas would love the Arboretum

  5. Great post! I am really hoping to start this series one day.

  6. I think my favorite of all 5 places would be Austin's beach house! lots of fun things happened there ;)

    1. *I* want to visit his beach house one day lol. I actually used real estate sites to find it for inspiration :)

  7. This book is definitely going on my tbr list!!

  8. Looking forward to reading it! Such a beautiful necklace!

  9. This book seems so cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway!! C:

  10. If I had a special someone, I would love to spend time with them at the gardens. They are so beautiful.

  11. Love the post and the pictures :)

  12. I totally enjoyed reading My Not So Super Sweet Life. Definitely a fun read! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  13. I loved this book and this was a great post!! It's fun seeing the places from the books - this was a fun idea!!

  14. I like to hang out at home with my wife. We both like to just chill on the couch and watch movies. <3

    Awesome post! Thanks for hosting this awesome book and the great giveaway!

  15. Love Rachel Harris's book. She is a great author. Thank you for the giveaway.

  16. I love love LOVE posts like these, please thank Cat and Lucas for taking time away from their art to do this interview. McDonalds, nice. hahaha :-P Fun post Valerie and Rachel!!

  17. This book looks awesome! Thank you so much for the giveaway :)

  18. I love the photos! And can't wait to read this. Congrats to Rachel.

  19. Great post Valerie!! I totally want to go to the Murphy Sculpture Garden now!

  20. The pictures are beautiful and the story sounds like it's a good one!!

  21. Rachel - I love your books! I'm reading this one now!

  22. This book looks so good. That necklace is amazing. Thank you.

  23. I love the title. It gives me such a good feel of the kind of story.

  24. I really want to check out this book and this series. I love all the covers.

  25. This sounds like a good book! Cool giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

  26. I want to know what the mom Guess I'll have to wait. I like the 5 places to visit in LA , never been there.

    WOW! An amazingly beautiful necklace. What a talented artist.

    These days my husband of almost 37 years and I hang out at my daughter's house babysitting my 2 grandchildren, 2 1/2 and 6 weeks. We love spending time with them, sharing their smiles and innocence.

  27. OMG!!! The book & necklace look amazing! I really would love a signed paperback. Can't wait to read this book!!!!

  28. I love this post!! OMG the sculpture garden!! That part was so great!

  29. Great guest post Val! The Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA is beautiful, and I an see why Austin's beach house would be a favorite place to visit! This series looks like a lot of fun!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  30. I just love this post, and I love Rachel's books.

  31. Don't it make ya wanna just throw a raging party and eat a plate full of beignets Rachel?

  32. What a beautiful necklace!!! Thanks for the chance to win

  33. I can't wait to read this one!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. I can't wait to read it!!!! :D
    Plus I LOVE the necklace! XD
    Mary G LOki

  35. That necklace is amazing! I am interested to see how it plays out in this novel!

  36. I love Rachel. I really need to read this series.