Thursday, May 29, 2014

Aloha to Megan Erickson and MAKE IT COUNT

Series info: Bowler University Series #1
Category/Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse/HarperCollins
Release Date: June 3

Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend's gorgeous best friend, Alec...who just so happens to be her brand new college math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot?

Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends--both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It's safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm's reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.

Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She's adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He'd never stab his best friend in the back...

But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can't be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

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Kat Caruso
The Student
“No rush. But by the time I leave tonight, you will give me a kiss, Alec Stone.”

Alec Stone
The Tutor
“Don’t you feel it? All that negative crap I’d been holding inside is gone because of you. And the good I’m filling it with? That’s you.”


Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’3” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators, and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

Hashtag: #CountTheCast

Mahalo, Megan, for sharing Kat and Alec with us! I am giving away an Avon Tote Bag with "school days" swag to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Tutors, teachers, and substitutes - have any funny stories to share?  I substituted several times with little success ... I had no patience with the students. I am better suited as a volunteer at the library!

2. Comments are open through Saturday, May 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 1.

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

UT’s campus is nestled by the Hillsborough River and downtown Tampa.
I attended the University of Tampa
on the Hillsborough River


  1. One time I was subbing and one of the students put condoms on the still life bottles.

  2. I have no experience tutoring, subbing, etc. I'm sure those who do, have many great stories to tell.

  3. I always loved it when a substitute teacher would forgo the lesson plan and let us do our own thing.

  4. It's been way too long since I've been around any of those people lol.

  5. The closest I ever came to working in a school was when I volunteered at my children's school. When I was a playground volunteer I was surprised by how happy some of the kids were to have an adult there.

  6. LOL... I just remember subs in high school just pretty much giving us a study hall. THanks for sharing!

  7. My full name is Marcelyn and I always hated the first day of school or when we had substitute teachers. They'd see a name that started with Mar and ended with Lyn and automatically call out 'Marilyn.' I hated having to correct teachers since I was fairly shy anyway. LOL

    Marcy Shuler