Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Taylor-Made Life - Book Tour

 A Taylor-Made Life Blog Tour & Giveaway
And Book Review

They lived the life they were given; they loved the life they made.
Cheerleader Taylor Smith doesn’t want to die a virgin. Unfortunately, if the terminally-ill leukemia patient doesn't find a lover or a stem-cell match within months, her fear will become reality. When her cancer mentor is revealed to be a hottie entrepreneur from California, it seems fate might finally be on her side.

Tech-geek Gavin Taylor has everything he ever wanted, except someone to grieve for him when he's gone. With his melanoma cancer beyond the help of his riches, he agrees to participate in a cancer patient mentoring program where he's matched with a dying teen from Texas. Despite his immediate attraction, the Silicon Valley whiz intends only to provide friendship and happy memories to the beautiful, young woman who is determined to win his love.

When it's discovered that his frozen sperm and her harvested eggs could lead to a cure, Taylor's mother offers to be a surrogate. And Gavin must decide if he can risk the heart he has never given and a child he'll never know to a girl he just met.

You can purchase A Taylor-Made Life here: Amazon / Smashwords / Goodreads

Giveaway: $25 Gift Card to Amazon, a Charm Bracelet, a Crochet Hat, and SWAG for A Taylor-Made Life, and Queen of Jastain. 

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway begins August 1st and will end August 30th 11:59 EST. The winner will be announced by email.
Open to U.S. residents only.
We are not responsible for items lost in the mail & have the right to disqualify anyone, at any time.
Personal information given by the applicant in the giveaway will never be shared. All information is deleted once the giveaway ends.

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Author’s Bio:

Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished with words. It's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work. With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.

This blog tour was hosted by Christine Marie Book Publicity & Promotion. If you'd like to become a tour host follow this link:
And My Book Review

This was such a great story despite my having reservations about it. I haven’t read many novels that deal with the subject of cancer. Mostly because it’s a personal reservation I have. I have lost both my grandmothers to cancer and a friend of mine in NJ was just recently diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer this past year. The subject on a whole is very depressing to me and because of that I’ve mostly stayed clear of books relating to it. I’m glad, though, that I read A Taylor-Made Life.

Rader did such a wonderful job on this book. I really enjoyed the characters and their relationships with one another. She pulled me into their lives and had me sobbing! I mean like a little baby sobbing. I’m seriously glad I was reading it in the confines of my own room while reading. It would have been seriously embarrassing to have been sobbing in public! I can’t even go into mentioning everything I enjoyed about this book without giving away spoilers, so I won’t.

Instead what I will say is that this was definitely a great read. It was well written with easy to love characters.


  1. A sobbing reviewer is the best kind.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Daryl. And yes, sobbing is good!

  2. Thank you so much, Heather! So glad the story touched you. I don't know of anyone who hasn't been affected by cancer. It's sad and it's a shame.

    1. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your book tour! ;-)

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Ella! :-)