Monday, January 6, 2014

Blog tour: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

This Monday is the start of a new week and new tours to share. We are one of the stops on the Stir Me Up Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. For our stop we have a Character Profile and there's a fantastic giveaway to enter. Enjoy and have a good week!

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins
YA contemporary
Release Date: 10/01/13
Harlequin Teen

Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….

Praise for Stir Me Up:
"Fun, steamy, and leaves you hungry for more. Sabrina Elkins nails the vulnerability of becoming an adult and the choices that come with growing up." —Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To

"Cami's slow burn for a wounded hero will rivet readers. I seriously loved this book." —Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret

"This book is one of my favorite young adult contemporaries. Not only does it feature a hot romance, it's also very meaningful and well, you just have to read it and see." —#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout


CHARACTER: Camille “Cami” Broussard
AGE: 17 (turns 18 in book)
HEIGHT: 5’ 5”
HAIR: Light Brown
EYES: Gray

PARENTS: Father: Christophe Broussard, a native Frenchman who is executive chef and owner of √Čtoile, a French restaurant in Northampton, Mass.

Mother: Jamie Broussard, a stay-at-home mother originally from Detroit. She deserted her husband and daughter one night when Cami was eight years old.

CHILDHOOD: After her mother left, Chris at first hired a long string of babysitters to take care of his young daughter. Then, because he missed seeing her, he started taking her to work with him more frequently.

COOKING BACKGROUND: Gradually, Cami started dabbling in the kitchen and then working as a young apprentice chef at her father’s French restaurant. By age seventeen, she is awarded the honor of making the soup for the restaurant on the slowest night of the week.

HOBBIES: Cooking, reading cookbooks, watching movies, shopping, texting and hanging out with her bff Taryn.

FAVORITE FOODS: Mocha chip ice cream and French fries.

PERSONAL GOALS: To be a chef with international flair. To convince her father this is a smart idea and she doesn’t need to go to college to be successful. To figure out her feelings for her boyfriend, Luke, and for her family’s grouchy-but-gorgeous new houseguest, Julian Wyatt.

About the Author

I am a former journalist who worked for the Los Angeles Daily Newsand other newspapers in the greater Los Angeles area. Prior to this I worked in advertising, writing ad copy for corporate travel accounts and major motion pictures. My first job out of college was as an administrative assistant to an executive chef and a food & beverage director at a Four Seasons hotel. I also spent some time working as a prep cook for Spago in Beverly Hills.

I received my Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. While in graduate school, I had the privilege of studying fiction writing under renowned author Hubert Selby, Jr., and comedy writing under famed comedian Shelley Berman. I am a past participant of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Summer Writing Workshop.

Raised in the woods of Vermont, I now live in the greater Los Angeles area with my husband and three children. STIR ME UP is my first novel.

Author Links: website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook 

Cami’s Cookbook Pack 
Le Petit Paris: French Finger Food by Nathalie Benezet
500 Soups by Susannah Blake
Godiva chocolate bar
Stir Me Up magnet  

Julian’s Late-Night Pack 
George Noory’s Late-Night Snacks by George Noory
Dinner and a Movie by Katherine Bebo
Godiva chocolate bar
Stir Me Up magnet  

Sweet Desserts Pack 
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey by Jill O’Connor
Cutie Pies by Dani Cone
Godiva chocolate bar
Stir Me Up magnet

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 18 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond  or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.
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  1. My favorite food would have to be Chicken Fiesta, my grandma makes and it is to die for!! Thank for the giveaway I loved Stir Me Up so much!!

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  3. Wow, that's way too hard a question. I think I could live on just a diet of pastry and fresh fruit. But every list must begin and end with chocolate.

  4. Ohh hard question, considering I love food. :) But I would have to say, I could eat New York pizza pasta for every day of my life. It's penne noodles, pizza marinara sauce, tons of cheese, and topped with pepperoni. It is to die for. And btw I LOVE Julian's prize pack. ;)