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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: It Was You By Anna Cruise

Book Info-

Title-It Was You

By Anna Cruise

Publication Date-February 28, 2013

Published By- Mission Bay Publishing


Abby Sellers knows what she wants.

Enduring eighteen years in the shadow of her identical twin sister, Annika, she wants a fresh start. A chance to create her own life, separate from her conniving, deceptive twin.

Surprising both her family and friends, Abby ditches her plans for college and enrolls at a new school instead. There, she encounters West Montgomery, a sexy fellow student who immediately disarms her with his good looks and charm. West takes a liking to Abby and she suddenly finds herself walking a thin line, fabricating a fictional life created not by lies but by omission. She soon discovers West has secrets of his own, secrets that he's not altogether interested in sharing.

Out from under the shadow of her twin, Abby's life—and her relationship with West—blossoms. When Abby leaves town one weekend, something unthinkable happens and her relationship with West is shattered. Reeling from the discovery, Abby fears all of her plans have backfired and she's created a mess for both of them, a mess that no one can clean up.

But West isn't willing to let her go that easily. When he forces her to confront secrets they've both been hiding, Abby must decide more than if she's willing to forgive and forget. She must also decide just what kind of life she wants...and who she wants to live it with.



He sat up a little. His hands were in his lap but his leg was still touching me, pressed firmly against mine. “Remember the other night when we were in my room?”
I nodded.
“And I said I wanted to show you something.” He smiled. “I knew what you were thinking. Just some con to get you in my room. Get you alone. Remember? I said as much.”
I nodded again. I remembered. Crystal clear.
“But I didn't attack you, did I? I could have—and I know I could've worn you down. Trust me. But I didn't. I went into my closet and I pulled out that damn box and I shared part of me with you.”
“I know,” I said, my voice barely a whisper.
“It's easy to hook up with someone.” He reached for my hand, covering it with both of his. “Get off and go. Believe me, I've had that.”
I felt my insides somersault a little. I'd already figured as much but it sucked hearing it from him.
“I don't want that with you,” he said. “And I know I'm a tough person to get to know. I don't make it easy. But I'm trying with you. Because I like you.” His hands squeezed mine gently. “I really like you, Abby Sellers.”
There was something in the way he said it that eliminated any doubt I had about him. And as nice as it was to hear him respect my feelings, there was a tiny part of me that was disappointed that he wasn't going to rip my clothes off, throw me down on the floor and have his way with me. But I knew how rare it was to find a guy who actually meant what he said and then backed it up with actions. West was different.
West was special.
Dream Cast

This is always one of those tough things to do as a writer. In my mind, I know exactly what these characters look like. It’s like they’ve been living with me. But finding an exact match for them in order for them to come to life on screen is a really tough challenge. What I always find when I do this is that I think more in terms of personality rather than looks, so my choices aren’t always exact physical matches for the descriptions in my books.

With that said, there are five pivotal roles in It Was You. Here are my choices:

West Montgomery – Taylor Kitsch. I know he's sort of like the It Boy for NA novels, but he really is West – the hair, the eyes, the body, the everything. A bit of a bad boy on the outside, but generally a pretty good guy. If Kitsch can cook (can he? does anyone know???) then he’s like West’s doppelganger.

Abby/Annika Sellers – Alex Daddorio. I had to look far and wide for my Abby/Annika, but I think she fits the bill pretty well, certainly in the looks department. Playing twin sisters would be a tough task, but I think she could pull it off.

Griffin – Kellen Lutz. Big. Muscly. A bit of a wiseass. Looks like he’d be right at home on a surfboard. Yeah, this is him.

Tana – Anna Faris. I wanted someone with a strong personality and a great sense of humor. Anna Farris came to mind immediately and she can definitely play a younger character. She’s a strong enough character that I know I’ll eventually give her her own story.

Soooooo...who knows a producer that can get this thing made??

About the Author-

Anna Cruise has been writing -- and drooling over boys -- since middle school. Lots of years have passed but some things never change...

Her books include the best-seller IT WAS YOU (New Adult), IF I FALL (Mature YA) and MAVERICK (New Adult). Additional titles releasing in 2013 will include a follow-up to Abby and West's story from IT WAS YOU.

Anna loves to hear from readers and authors. Email her at You can also like her Facebook page, find her on Twitter @AnnaCruiseBooks or friend her on Goodreads.






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‘It Was Me’ Blurb- (sequel to ‘It Was You’)

All West Montgomery wanted was a vacation. A week-long stay in Tucson with Abby and her parents, a chance to get away for the week, the opportunity to get to know her family a little better and maybe carve out a little alone time with his girlfriend.

 What he doesn't count on is finding a way to resume his baseball career.

 Encouraged by Abby and her father to attend a MLB open tryout, West discovers that he can still play ball—well—and he suddenly becomes the hottest commodity on the field. Overwhelmed with offers and possibilities, West knows that whatever choice he makes will affect more than his baseball career. It will affect his future with Abby.


Professional baseball was always his dream, but Abby was a new dream come true. He doesn't want to choose between them, but in order to fulfill one of those dreams, West will have to.

Because he knows it's all on him.

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