Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blog Tour: The Libby Garrett Intervention


The Libby Garrett Intervention (Science Squad)
by Kelly Oram 
Release Date: 10/24/15
Bluefields Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:
Libby Garrett is addicted to Owen Jackson's hot lovin'. But the sexy, popular college basketball player doesn't appreciate all of Libby's awesomeness. He refuses to be exclusive or even admit to people that they're dating. The relationship is ruining Libby and she's the only one who can't see it.

When Libby's behavior spirals completely out of control, her best friend Avery Shaw and the rest of the Science Squad stage an intervention hoping to cure Libby of her harmful Owen addiction. They put her through her very own Twelve Step program—Owen's Anonymous—and recruit the help of a sexy, broody, hard as nails coffee man to be her official sponsor...

Adam Koepp has watched Libby Garrett for years. How could he not notice the sassy girl with the purple skateboard and helmet plastered with cat stickers? But in all the years he's crushed on her, Libby has failed to take notice of him. Why would she when he was just a nobody high school drop out who served her apple cider several times a week? Especially when she was hooking up with a guy like Owen Jackson—a guy with a college scholarship and more abs than Kyle Hamilton.

Adam finally gets the chance to meet Libby when his co-worker Avery Shaw recruits him to take Libby on the journey of a lifetime. With his ability to play Bad Cop and his experience with the Twelve Step program he's the perfect candidate to be Libby's sponsor. But will he be able to keep his personal feelings out of the matter and really help her the way she needs? And will Libby hate him when he forces her to take an honest look at herself?

This follow-up companion novel to The Avery Shaw Experiment can be read as a stand alone. (But where's the fun in that?) ;)

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About the Author

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

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Meet the Stars of The Libby Garrett Intervention!

I don’t do very extensive character profiles before I begin writing a book because my characters often tend to evolve with the story. But I do start out with a basic idea of who they are to me and what they look like. Here are the character reference photos and basic profiles I used for my leads in The Libby Garrett Intervention.

Name: Elizabeth Ruby Garrett
Nickname: Libby
Birthday: November 11th
Age: 18
Science Squad Position: Secretary
Scientific Focus: Astronomy
Wants to be when she grows up: Yet to be determined, but it will be awesome
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite TV show: Bizarre ER
Favorite music: Elvis Presley, ABBA,
Hobbies: Snowboarding, freeboarding, skateboarding, reading, stargazing, tutoring, cats, learning about rare freaky diseases, romantic comedies 

Name: Adam Koepp
Nickname: Coffee Man (Only Libby calls him that.)
Birthday: June 26th
Age: 19
Science Squad Position: Unofficial member recruited to sponsor Libby through an Owens Anonymous program.
Scientific Focus: None. (Other than the occasional anatomy & physiology lesson from Libby)
Current Job: Manager at Joe’s Cup o’ Jo
Dream Job: Pro Skater
Favorite color: Gray
Favorite TV show: NCIS
Favorite music: Nothing in particular.
Hobbies: Skateboarding, taking care of his little sister, crime novels, action, suspense, and horror movies

These two were an unlikely paring that came together perfectly. I loved how they ended up being so different and yet so similar in a lot of ways. And I loved their chemistry together! I never had a problem with the flow of a scene between these two. They both have very dominating personalities and practically wrote their own scenes for me. It was so much fun. Here’s a little clip of their chemistry:

“Cute,” I teased, pointing at the picture of a toothless Libby with pigtails on the fireplace mantle. 

Libby looked at the portrait and snorted. “Whatever. I rocked the pigtails.”

“You did,” I agreed. “Very hot.”

She mock glared at me. “Don’t tease. I’m sure even a hottie like you went through an awkward adolescent phase at some point.”

Yeah, I was still going through it. But I wasn’t going to try and talk her out of thinking I was sexy, so I grinned. “Nope. Totally skipped that part and went straight from adorable little boy to dangerously hot man.”

Libby raked her eyes over me from head to toe, and I stood there letting her look her fill. In truth, I’m not anything special to look at, but I learned a long time ago that confidence goes a long way with girls. It works that way with them, too. That’s why I’d always been so drawn to Libby. If she only knew how irresistible she’d been when she didn’t give a damn what the world thought about her, she never would have let Owen ruin her. If she hadn’t given in to his put-downs, he’d have eventually accepted her, despite his reservations. She’s just that kind of girl.

“Dangerously hot is an accurate assessment,” she finally declared. “That eyebrow ring…mmm.” Even though she was teasing, the noise that came from her throat stirred something in me. I cracked my neck and gripped the back of the loveseat next to me as I wrestled with my need for her.


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