Blog Tour Kick-Off: Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles!

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YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Twelve Steps by Veronica BartlesThis tour will run from March 25-April 4.  Check out the full blog tour schedule below!

Twelve Steps
by Veronica Bartles
Release Date: 03/25/14

Book Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. There in Laina's shadow, Andi's only noticeable feature is her pretty awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina's perfect everything else.

When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina. After all, great hair must count for something.

Step 1: Admit she’s powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks. OK, maybe that's two steps in one.

Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities besides great hair. There have got to be at least three good qualities, right?

Step 7: Demand attention for more than just her shortcomings, and break out of her shell. Easier said that done, but worth the effort in the long-run. 

When a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi finds that her prince isn’t as charming as she'd hoped, and realizes she may need a new program--perhaps with less steps!

As cracks in Laina’s flawless fa├žade begin to show, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.

About the Author
As the second of eight children and the mother of four, Veronica Bartles is no stranger to the ups and downs of sibling relationships. (She was sandwiched between the gorgeous-and-insanely-popular older sister and the too-adorable-for-words younger sister.) She uses this insight to write stories about siblings who mostly love each other, even while they’re driving one another crazy.   When she isn’t writing or getting lost in the pages of her newest favorite book, Veronica enjoys knitting fabulous bags and jewelry out of recycled plastic bags and old VHS tapes, sky diving (though she hasn’t actually tried that yet), and inventing the world’s most delectable cookie recipes.  TWELVE STEPS is Veronica Bartles's first novel.

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Blog Tour Schedule:
March 25:
Books Direct - Review
Michelle4Laughs: It's in the Details - Review
Dark Novella - Spotlight

March 26:
Crystal in Bookland - Character Interview

March 27:
Whimsically Yours – Review
Reader Girls - Guest Post

March 28:
Books Eater - Review
Dazzled by Books - Spotlight
Books and Bindings - Excerpt

March 31:
23 Review Street – Review
Fic Central - Review
The Girl Bookaholic – Excerpt
Part of that World  - Promo Post
Pieces of Whimsy - Spotlight 

April 1:

April 2:
Bumbles and Fairy-Tales - Character Interview
Turner's Antics - Review
Lost in Ever After - Interview

April 3:
Annaberry Reads - Review
Mind Reading? - Guest Post
Hot Guys in Books  - Excerpt
Lola's Reviews - Excerpt

April 4:
YaReadsReview 
Naomi Milliner – Review
Cassandra Page - Review
Paulette's Papers - Character Q&A
Andi's Young Adult Books - Review & Excerpt
Book Publicity Services - http://bookpublicityservices.com/blog - Review*
Jany's Book Blog - http://janysbookblog.wordpress.com/ - Review*
Country Book Bumpkin - http://www.countrybookbumpkin.net – Review

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