Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Chasing Swells by A.L. Goulden - Book Tour + Giveaway

An absorbing journey about riding the waves of life, overcoming childhood loss, and letting go of the mistakes that barricade us from our potential.
Chasing Swells
CHASING SWELLS
A.L. Goulden
Genre: Sports Romance
Publisher: Smashwords
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
A professional surfer struggles to reclaim the Championship when a travel writer is assigned to observe his journey between events. What seems like a dangerous diversion, both in and out of the water, forces him to accept that there's more missing from his life than another trophy.
When he won his first World Title at eighteen, they said he’d be the greatest professional surfer to ever compete. Fourteen years later, Dean "DeBaz" Bazner is inching towards retirement having never clinched another Title. This year he’s pushing limits to prove his beginning wasn’t a fluke, and it’s working. Until she comes along.
You don’t have to know anything about surfing for it to change your life. Travel writer Azure Thomas can attest to that. She was navigating the changing world of freelance journalism when she took this gig. She wasn’t prepared for a man that connects to her profound loss and sacrifices everything, except his soul, to live his dream. He’s more than a hot magazine cover, and surfing is more than a hobby. The dangerous diversion, in and out of the water, forces Dean to accept there's more missing from his life than another trophy.
Amongst tropical breezes, in the most beautiful locations on earth, CHASING SWELLS is an absorbing journey about riding the waves of life, overcoming childhood loss, and letting go of the mistakes that barricade us from our potential.
Loved it! A. L. Goulden knows how to keep you turning pages. The characters are fully developed and don't fall flat.
- aclaremont, Amazon Reviewer
Catching waves has never been sexier! This story is beautiful because you have a woman that is not confident doing a job where confidence is key to getting what you want and a guy who has all the confidence for both of them.
- The Book Fairy Reviews, Amazon Reviewer

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Giveaway

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Contest runs from July 25 - August 7, 2017.

About A.L. Goulden

A.L. Goulden
A. L. Goulden has a BFA in Film Production from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her love of a good story came way before college, but when numerous instructors and peers praised her dialogue she realized her creative writing hobby was a skill worth honing. Her 18 year career in interior design, production design and art direction for film and television have spun a unique perspective on visually emotional tales of relationships and the thread that ties all things together.
Connect with A.L. Goulden on social media:
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FUN FACTS - A.L. Goulden
1. I love island reggae music, a branch of reggae based out of Hawaii
2. I raise, shape, and love bonsai. I have seven that include elms, junipers, a bougainvillea, and maples.
3. I am a hat fanatic. I have more than 30 hats
4. The first movie I remember vividly was Urban Cowboy at a drive-in.
5. I create a secret Pinterest board for each of my books with research, character photos, and locations that I use as visuals while I’m writing.
6. I’ve made string art for years, some pieces as large at 7’ wide, from wood, nails and copper wire.
7. I can decorate a cake, hang a door, and sculpt from clay, but I’m pretty sure I can’t change a tire, program the remote, or shoot a free throw.
8. After high school I worked for a mobster in Las Vegas as a graphic designer
9. I built two redwood decks at our house with multiple levels, stairs, planters and a built-in bench.
10. I hate reality TV
11. My favorite city in the world is San Francisco
12. I have two hunting dogs but would never hunt
13. Halloween was the biggest holiday in my family growing up
14. I like the taste of bananas but can’t stand the texture
15. I hate coffee anything. Can’t stand the smell or taste in any form
16. My first concert was a hair band that I didn’t like. I won the tickets off the radio
17.  I designed the sets for a soft-core porn series on Cinemax when I first started out in Hollywood.
18. My favorite book as a kid was The Boxcar Children. My best friend and I would pretend we were the boxcar kids during the summer in the woods and rain.
19. I love to go swing dancing but I’m terrible at it
20. The only retail job I had was selling western clothing
21. I used to sleep walk as a kid. A lot
22. I smoked in college but on graduation night I handed my pack to a friend and said, “Enjoy.” Never smoked again.
23. I’ve always had terrible balance issues affecting my roller skating (suck at shoot the duck and limbo), skate boarding (can’t stay on for more than an inch of pavement) and walking (run into corners and door knobs daily)
24. I’d rather give up oral sex than chocolate
25. I hate cantelope
 

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