Monday, May 5, 2014

Finally Mine by Anne Hasen ~ Tour Stop & Giveaway

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Author: Anne Hansen
Age group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover designer: Anne Hansen
Organized by: WordSmith Publicity

Book Description:
An incredible stroke of luck lands Vin Moretti a plea bargain—he spends his summer slaving at a country club instead of rotting in a jail cell. He plans to keep his head down and avoid the trust fund brats.

He never expects to fall for a gorgeous, amazing girl way out of his league.

When Keira McCabe falls in love with Vin Moretti, it’s head-over-heels, crazy, incredible love. She’s sure nothing can ruin what they have…but she has no idea how far Vin will go to protect her from the one thing he’s most afraid of: himself.

Summer ends, and Keira returns to the sprawling suburbs where she belongs, while Vin slinks back to the wrong side of the tracks and his old trouble-making ways. They promise to make long-distance love work.

It’s just dumb luck that her father’s unexpected demotion moves Keira smack in Vin’s gritty neck of the woods. Vin realizes he’ll need do whatever it takes to keep Keira safe—even if it means shutting the person he loves the most out of his dangerous life completely.

When Vin turns his back on Keira at her lowest moment, it finally hits her: she was never going to be anything more than his dirty little secret. Her life as she knows it has been torn to shreds, but she’s determined to make the best of it…with or without the guy she gave her heart to over the summer.

Vin starts to have second thoughts about his decision when he realizes how empty life is without Keira around. The problem is, Keira’s learned her lesson, and she isn’t about to be used again.

Vin realizes he’s going to have to pull out all the stops and turn his life around if he wants to make Keira finally his.

Top Ten with Vin and Keira

1. Favorite movie/actor/actress?
Keira: My all time favorite movie is American Graffiti. My mom and I used to veg on the couch and watch that and The Birdcage. I know, random! My favorite actor is Chris Hemsworth, because he made seeing Thor with Vin bearable, and my favorite actress is Emma Stone, who always makes me laugh!
Vin: I thought you liked Thor for all the Norse mythology?
Keira: *cough--Chris Hemsworth's abs--cough* That too! I don't think I've ever asked what your favorite movie is, Vin.
Vin: Goodfellas. Hands down. It's funny and violent and just really cool. Favorite actor? Robert DeNiro, no explanation needed for that. Favorite actress? Zoe Saldana. I don't think there's a single movie she's in I don't like.
Keria: Even Center Stage? The one where she's a ballerina?
Vin: Never saw it. But I'm an open-minded guy, so who knows?
Keira: We'll have to watch Center Stage and Goodfellas this weekend, then.
Vin: (laughs) Weirdest movie night ever. I'm in, babe.
2. Favorite song/singer?
Keira: That's so hard! I know it's super old-fashioned, but I love the Beach Boys. My parents and I used to listen to them when we cruised around in the summer. So I guess "God Only Knows," because it's beautiful, and it makes me think of the people I love and don't know what I'd do without. Like Vin. (leans over to kiss him)
Vin: That's really sweet, babe. Now I feel dumb saying mine.
Keira: Why? You can like whatever you want to like! You're usually the romantic one, so let me be for once!
Vin: Okay, my all time favorite song is "Not Afraid" by Eminem. I used to listen to that over and over again when I was in middle school. And Eminem, I own everything by him and never get tired of it.
Keira: I love Eminem, too. We need to make a playlist for driving around...
3. Favorite place you would love to visit?
Keira: My father still has family just outside of Dublin, Ireland. I'd love to take a trip there.
Vin: And I'd love to go to Italy, where a lot of my family still lives. What do you say, babe? We can do one of those backpacking tours like college kids do.
Keira: Or we could rent a really hot car and drive through!
Vin: Even better.
4. One item you can not live without?
Keira: Other than Vin? I guess I could live without anything, but I hope I never have to be without the cross necklace my mother gave me before she died.
Vin:  Keira. Seriously, nothing else. Because I've had a lot and I've had almost nothing, but as long as I had Keira at my side, I knew I'd be alright.

Keira: Awww, babe!
5. Who would you like to meet? (dead or alive)
Keira: Shirley Muldowney. Definitely. She's the first lady of drag racing, a total pioneer in the world of racing. I'd love to sit down with her and talk motors all day long.
Vin: Al Capone. I'd like to go back in time and figure out where the hell he disappeared to.
6. Favorite car?
Keira: Too easy. '68 Dodge Dart. Fast, sexy, and powerful...the way I like my men and my cars! (winks)
Vin: Late 80s Mustangs. I have a soft spot for the '89 because it's the model my dad got for me.
7. Guilty pleasure?
Vin: My mom's tiramisu. I could eat ten pounds of it in one sitting.
Keira: Super long, super hot baths. I know it's so not green, but I love letting some of the water drain when it cools down so I can add some more scalding water on top. I'm not happy unless I come out looking like a cooked lobster!
8. Favorite author and/book?
Vin: The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald. Honestly, I think I liked it so much because it's the first book I ever stuck with and actually finished. Gotta thank Delani for that.
Keira: That's a really hard one! I think I've read The Catcher in the Rye about fifty times. I love Holden so much, and feel like I identify with him so strongly.
9. Do you collect anything (other than cars)?
Vin: Keychains. I have more than I need, but I can't seem to stop buying them.
Keira: Shoes. When my dad lost his job, money was really tight. I wore my shoes until the soles had holes in them. Now I let myself splurge on totally unnecessary shoes once in a while, and I'm getting a pretty nice collection going!
10. Favorite color?
Keira: Sky blue. The color of my car. (squeezes Vin's arm)
Vin: Bright blue. The color of Keira's eyes.
Keira: Vin! That was very romantic... (kisses him)
Vin: (pulling away) Thank you so much for the interview. Now, I think I'm going to take my girlfriend somewhere a little more...private.

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About the Author:
Anne Hansen is a die-hard romantic who loves fast cars, unsung heroes, and those crazy, funny conversations that make you laugh so hard, you end up in tears with stomach cramps. She likes to travel and has been all kinds of cool places--like Knoebels Theme Park, the biggest Paul Bunyan statue in Minnesota, and Paris. She loves listening to indie music, sitting around the campfire with her awesome family, and obsessively flipping through celebrity Instagram accounts (don't judge). But, most of all, she loves reading books and writing them, and she's excited to share her greatest passion with other book lovers!

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  1. Thank you so much for having me on!! It was so fun to interview Keira and Vin for the blog!! <3

  2. I really enjoyed Finally Mine. It had a bit of an Elkeles/McGarry feel to it.

  3. This looks like a good one! Cool Top Ten!

  4. I'm in the middle of this one right now! Great Guest Post Topic! It's always a lot of fun to get to know the main characters better!