Friday, March 21, 2014

Spotlight - Rules of Engagement by Amber Gilchrist

ed&gm_4_web For Annemarie Whitted, her youngest sister’s engagement starts as a happy event, and ends as a slap in the face when she comes to the harsh realization that she’s a failure at relationships, a person in stasis. Annemarie is motivated and organized, a woman on a mission, and she’s getting married now. 

Her Rules of Engagement ensure she’ll make the right choice, and her committee will find her potential eternal companions. She assigns the job to her closest sister, Lisa, and Lisa’s husband, Tanner. Of course, Tanner comes with baggage— his brother, Ben, Annemarie’s lifelong nemesis. The war between the two of them gives a brand new meaning to Annemarie’s Rules of Engagement, and his presence isn’t helping her at all. Especially when he disapproves of her methods and questions every step she makes. Especially when their forced proximity makes each of them really see each other for the first time. Especially when she discovers that her heart has secret corners she never knew, and that the Rules might have been her biggest mistake of all.  

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About the Author:
Amber Gilchrist lives in New Mexico with her husband and three children. She writes YA for upper teens, as well as LDS Romantic Comedies. She calls her lifetime of jumping from one job to another 'experience' for her books and not an inability to settle down. Amber loves mysteries and a good, happy romance. She also loves to laugh. Sometimes she likes all of them together. A fan of quirky movies and indie books, Amber likes to be with her family, is socially inept, and fears strangers and small yippy dogs. She alternates between writing and being a mom and wife. She tries to do both at the same time but her kids don't appreciate being served lunch and told, "This is the hot dog of your discontent." So mostly she writes when everyone else is in bed. Amber loves to hear from readers and can be reached at ambergilchristbooks@gmail.com If you would like to be added to her newsletter please email your address to be notified about future releases and events.


14 comments:

  1. Nice hook for those who like that genre. I only know what I have read about LDS, but it would be interesting to see how that contributes to the story.

    Enjoy your weekend, Donna.

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    1. Cultural and religious views most likely, Slamdunk. Kind of like how someone who grew up in Jewish neighborhood would view things a bit differently than someone who grew up in a predominantly Catholic one.

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  2. the blurb kinda lost me... I don't know why... I think it needs some simplifying. I'd change the cover too, it is not attractive enough, I'd stretch the picture, leave out the green parts

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    1. lol Why don't you tell how you really feel, Dezmond. I'm guessing this isn't your genre.

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  3. I hate to admit it but the blurb kind of confused me, too. I wish Amber the best of luck.

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  4. Sounds like a good read. Tweeted!

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  5. Interesting blurb, bit much in there though

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  6. Poor Annemaire, this is what happens when women get too wrapped up in getting married. I respect the sanctity of marriage but at 29, I can't imagine being engaged right now. Just no. Amber's book sounds like a crazy ride with a lesson at the end. A nice read.

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    1. Yeah. Some people are ready and some aren't, regardless of the culture they live in.

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  7. Ah, sibling competition it seems. I've seen it in real life. Best of luck to the author. :)

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