Wednesday, January 1, 2014

✯Blog Tour &Giveaway for 'Chasing Olivia' by Micalea Smeltzer✯

Synopsis~
Book 2 in the Trace and Olivia Series 

How far would you go to reignite the spark you once had?

Two years later, Trace and Olivia are as much in love as they’ve always been. But the spark they once had for life is waning and Trace is determined that they find it again. His solution? A road trip. But he doesn’t tell Olivia the real reason they’re heading north. 

Olivia is happy to go on a road trip and have more adventures with Trace. Besides, she needs a distraction from the soap opera her life has become. With college over, this is the perfect opportunity to chase down the carefree girl she once was. 

But life isn’t a fairytale and you can only escape reality for so long. 

Love, laughs, and a hidden agenda.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Chasing Olivia.

(This book finishes Trace and Olivia's story. Book 1 is titled Finding Olivia)







Playlist~
1. Lost at Sea-Zedd feat. Ryan Tedder
2. Gotta Be Tonight-Lifehouse 
3. Highway Don't Care-Tim McGraw
4. Long Hot Summer-Keith Urban
5. Never Gonna Let You Go-Tony Lucca
6. Home-Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes
7. Light Me Up-Hunter Hayes
8. Best I Ever Had-Gavin Degraw
9. Mirrors-Boyce Avenue feat. Fifth Harmony
10. Wake Me Up-Avicii 
11. Just a Dream-Nelly
12. Live for the Night-Krewella
13. Neon Lights-Demi Lovato
14. Burn-Ellie Goulding
15. Skin-Zola Jesus 
16. Here with Me-Robot Koch feat. Susie Suh
17. Hear Ya Say-Tony Lucca 
18. In the Air-Morgan Page
19. Made in the USA-Demi Lovato 
20. Hurricane-Parachute
21. Battle Scars-Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian
22. Burning Bridges (Acoustic)-One Republic
23. Something I Need-One Republic
24. We Own the Night-The Wanted
25. First Time-Jonas Brothers
26. Levels-Avicii
27. Pieces-Andrew Belle
28. Mirrors (Radio Edit)-Justin Timberlake 
29. Fall Down-will.i.am feat. Miley Cyrus
30. Safe and Sound-Capital Cities
31. Let Her Go-Passenger
32. Who's Gonna Save Us-Gavin DeGraw
33. Adorn-Miguel
34. Marry Me-Jason Derulo 
35. God Gave Me You-Blake Shelton
36. Carry Me-Morgan Page
37. Turning Page-Sleeping at Last 
38. Blown Away-Carrie Underwood
39. Over the Rainbow-Jason Castro 
40. I Believe-Timeflies
41. Aw Naw-Chris Young
42. Compass-Lady Antebellum
43. Love Don't Die-The Fray
44. Story of My Life-One Direction
45. All I Need-AWOLNATION
46. American Girl-Bonnie McKee
47. Cruise-Florida Georgia Line
48. Starry Eyed-Ellie Goulding
49. The Last Time-Taylor Swift feat. Gary Lightbody

50. Who Would've Known-Lee DeWyze

Book Trailer~




Excerpt~
With a shake of my head I padded out of the bedroom and into the kitchen, determined to make Trace a delicious breakfast. While I could cook well, Trace usually made all our meals because he loved it. The man was perfect…except for his dancing.
I pulled out the carton of eggs and set about making scrambled eggs.
By the time Trace came out of the bedroom, the eggs were ready and I’d fried bacon.
“I’ve been thinking,” he started, leaning against the doorway to the bedroom, his hair sticking up adorably in every direction.
“About what?” I asked, placing our plates on the bar-top that overlooked the kitchen.
“I—we—need to get away.”
“We do?” I raised a brow.
“Yeah,” he rubbed a hand over his stubbled jaw before stifling a yawn. Rumpled and straight out of bed, he was still the sexiest man I’d ever seen…it probably helped that he was shirtless and my mouth was watering at the sight of his bare chest. Seriously, how did guys get that V? It was a woman’s undoing. It made smart girls do stupid things…I would know. “It’s been a long time since we’ve been anywhere. You’ve graduated and I know Marcy wouldn’t care if you took off for a bit,” he shrugged. “Pete understands and Gramps…well…he’ll have to get over it.”
“Where would we even go?” I questioned.
He smiled. “Nowhere. Everywhere. It doesn’t matter.” He strode across the room until he was in front of me. He grabbed me by both arms and bent his tall frame so he could look me in the eye. “We’ve both been going through the motions for so long, Olivia. We need to get our spark back.”
“Our spark back?” I looked at him like he was crazy.
“Our spark for life. I miss all those crazy adventures we had when we were crossing things off your list. The spontaneity, the craziness, I miss that.”
“I miss it too,” I admitted.
While the past two years had been great, I understood what he meant. We’d become like an old married couple, content to stay in and do nothing. But when we’d been crossing things off my Live List, we’d had so much fun, and had so many crazy adventures.
Yeah…I wanted more adventures.
“But what would we do?” I asked him.
He surprised me by grabbing my cheeks and smacking his lips against mine. I’m pretty sure he slobbered on me too. Ugh, that was Trace for you.
His green eyes were full of excitement. “Let’s go on a road trip.”
“A road trip?” I repeated, mulling over the idea.
He nodded giddily, dancing on the balls of his feet. “Yeah, we could head north. Maybe visit the lake house in Maine.”
“This is crazy,” I shook my head. “We both have jobs, Trace, and what about Ace?” I pointed to the dog currently sprawled on the floor licking his paw.
“I already told you, they won’t mind if we take off. As for Ace, Trent will take care of him. The freak has a ferret, I’m pretty sure he can handle a dog. Please, Olivia,” he begged, even jutting out his lower lip. He wasn’t fighting fair.
I decided not to think about it. Sometimes, thinking got you in trouble, and you needed to jump in feet first and think about the consequences later.
“Let’s do it.”



About Micalea~
Micalea Smeltzer is an author from Virginia. Her name is pronounced Muh-call-e-uh. She is permanently glued to her computer, where she constantly writes. She has to listen to music when she writes and has a playlist for every book she’s ever started. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading a book or playing with her three dogs.


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✯✯ 10 HUGE STARS!!!✯✯


 "Our spark for life. I miss all those crazy adventures we had when we were crossing things off your list. The spontaneity, the craziness, I miss that."

Where oh where do I even start??!! I am usually pretty good at knowing exactly what to say when I'm writing a review. Let me start off with I had the honor of BETA reading this. I am so in love with Trace & Olivia!! I fell in love with them when I read Finding Olivia. But, this book doubled that love. 

We start off with a wedding!!! Yes, I got all excited at 1st thinking finally Trace & Olivia are getting married. But, no it's not theirs. Remember Olivia's mom & Avery's brother hooking up. Yea, now they're getting married & they are getting ready to have a baby. CRAZY I know!!! But, yea that's where we are at.

After Olivia & Avery graduate college Trace has something up his sleeve like usual. He bring's Olivia to same spot where she gave Trace her 'Live List'. He has a whole picnic set up. He gets out his guitar starts signing & proposes to Olivia.✯sigh Now, Olivia is still working at the jewelery store. But, as for Trace he still works at the garage fixing cars. But, Gramps is grooming him to take over the family business for when he retires.

Trace & Olivia get some real shitty news. With that they decide to go on a road trip North. They have no idea where they want to go or do. Except end up in Maine. Olivia thinks it's a spur of the moment trip. But, if you read Finding Olivia, you know Trace always has a plan somewhere up his sleeve.

I really think this trip was more about Trace. Which I LOVE!! Their trip was great. They did a bunch of awesome stuff. From signing, jumping off bridges. To hotel rooms smelling like it's had dead people in it. LOL!! They also met such awesome people. It wasn't all perfect either. There was a bunch of bumps in the road as well. Trace & Olivia never have it easy 100% of the time. 

I really think this was the PERFECT way to end their story. But, I'm still very heartbroken that Micalea is ending Trace & Olivia. They really are one of MY favorite couples I've read. There was so so so much emotion in this book. One minute I'm smiling. Then, I'm laughing. Then, I'm balling my eyes out. I really love Trace. I need to find my real life Trace. The way he makes sure to tell Olivia that she's beautiful every chance he gets. I love how even though he thinks she is asleep he still tells her that he loves her.

This is a definite MUST READ!!! You will not be disappointed!

"Olivia, he whispered, "you deserve to be told your beautiful every second, of every day, because it's true."

"105 is the number that comes to my head when I think of all the years I wanna be with you. Wake up every morning with you in my bed, that's precisely what I plan to do."

"I would go to the ends of the earth for you, because I love you and when someone owns your heart, like you do mine, you don't let them get away."

"I love how," his fingers glided back over my chest, "even after all this time, you're still affected by everything I do to you."

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Giveaway~


 1 signed paperback of Finding Olivia
 1 signed paperback of Chasing Olivia and swag US ONLY (1 winner)



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