21/11/2013

Guest Post + Big Sale By Jami Deise (Author Of Keeping Score)

KEEPING SCORE is in sale this week for 99 cents! See below for links

Fab author Jami Deise wowed audiences with her debut, Keeping The Score. Rumor has it, she's having a big sale so we pulled her by to tell us why "Keeping The Score"

Thank you for featuring Keeping Score!

Like the protagonist’s son Sam, my son Alex began playing summer travel baseball at the age of 9. He’s almost 20 now, a college sophomore, and still playing. Also like Sam, the first team he played on was pretty bad. There was drama and politics and a catcher who broke Alex’s arm. At the time, there was nothing funny about. But as the years went on, I started to look back on those early experiences and see the humor, as well as the big picture. I do think that competition hurts relationships, and I’m not sure getting Alex into the select baseball world when he was that young was the best thing for him. But those experiences were what prompted me to write I think it’s struck a chord with other moms, because it’s not just about the baseball. It’s about helicopter parenting and everything we do to keep our kids happy these days, and about how hard it is to watch them grow up and pull away from us.

KEEPING SCORE is in sale this week for 99 cents! See below for links

Blurb: When her son wanted to play travel baseball, Shannon Stevens had no idea the worst competition was off the field…

When her son Sam asks to try out for a travel baseball team, divorced mom Shannon Stevens thinks it’ll be a fun and active way to spend the summer. Boy, is she wrong! From the very first practice, Shannon and Sam get sucked into a mad world of rigged try-outs, professional coaches, and personal hitting instructors. But it’s the crazy, competitive parents who really make Shannon’s life miserable. Their sons are all the second coming of Babe Ruth, and Sam isn’t fit to fetch their foul balls. Even worse, Shannon’s best friend Jennifer catches the baseball fever. She schemes behind the scenes to get her son Matthew on the town’s best baseball team, the Saints. As for Sam? Sorry, there’s no room for him! Sam winds up on the worst team in town, and every week they find new and humiliating ways to lose to the Saints.

And the action off the field is just as hot. Shannon finds herself falling for the Saints’ coach, Kevin. But how can she date a man who didn’t think her son was good enough for his team … especially when the whole baseball world is gossiping about them? Even Shannon’s ex-husband David gets pulled into the mess when a randy baseball mom goes after him. As Sam works to make friends, win games and become a better baseball player, Shannon struggles not to become one of those crazy baseball parents herself. In this world, it’s not about whether you win, lose, or how you play the game… it’s all about KEEPING SCORE.

KEEPING SCORE is in sale this week for 99 cents! See below for links

Reviewers say:

“This is a story about relationships and only a few worth KEEPING. You will root for Shannon to come away from this experience with her head held high and for Sam to remain untarnished.”Deb Mongiello

“But what resonated most with me was the pride and sorrow the main character, Shannon, feels as she watches her son start to grow up and become more independent of her. Sam grows and matures throughout the story, and Shannon's struggle at witnessing his hurts and challenges is very believable.” – SimplyLauraKB

“What an enjoyable read! Don't worry - you don't have to be a divorced, baseball-obsessed mom like Shannon Stevens to find pleasure in this well-paced, engaging novel.”–Laura R. Duck

"I really enjoyed Keeping Score... If you are ready for a fun read, and want to know who comes out on top (will it be Team Shannon or Team Jennifer?), give this book a read." - Chick Lit Central

"All in all this was a fun read that keeps the story going and will have your mouth dropping open at certain points... Grab this book and sit down for a fun, light read!" -- Joe Cool Review

KEEPING SCORE is in sale this week for 99 cents!

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There you have it. Jami Deise revealing stuff she wouldn't to you even if you hold her book to her head.

Take part in this sale with Just a click. If you'd ask me, I'd say It's too much of a good deal mums (than your coupons).

And ooh, stay tuned for my review.

Signing Off,

Kobby.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun read! I had to encourage my kids to get involved in sports I know nothing about, or I become *that* mom! Thanks for the insight!

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