AGAINST ALL ODDS Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway


Welcome to today’s stop on the AGAINST ALL ODDS Blog Tour hosted by Kismet Book Touring. For my stop today I have a guest post from Author Patricia Vanasse on Max noticing Lauren for the first time along with a short excerpt.

There are also some fab giveaway prizes. So if you’d like the chance to win a gift card or a copy of the book, be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter.

And if you’d like to check out the other stops on the tour for some more guest posts, interviews and a few reviews, the schedule is included at the bottom of the post or you can visit Kismet Book Touring’s website for more details by clicking the image above or their logo at the bottom of the post.


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Author: Patricia Vanasse
Release date: September 25, 2015
Publisher: Pants On Fire Press
Pages: 267


Sometimes boy meets girl, and the stars align, and their future is laid out neatly before them. Together forever. Meant to be. But Max and Loren are not one of those couples.

Seventeen-year-old Max DuPont is on the verge of becoming a ward of the state and foster kid. Contrary to expectations, Max is not from the “wrong” side of town. He’s from a good home in a nice neighborhood, but his mother left after his father lost his job and turned to drinking. Max has been struggling to keep his head above water ever since. All he wants is to survive his senior year, play hockey, and move on to college. When his dad lands himself in jail, Max has no choice but to accept an offer to live with his father’s do-gooder attorney, Mr. Larssi. The only contingency is that Max must stay far away from Larssi’s beautiful teenage daughter Loren.

Loren is aware that she’s had every opportunity in her young adult life—at least, that is, every opportunity her parents designed for her. She excels in academics at a competitive prep school, she never parties, she never dates, and she’s a budding ballerina and major hopeful for a Juilliard scholarship. But since her best friend Lily died tragically three months ago, Loren is lost. She knows just how precious life is. But she has no idea how to make the best of it. How can she live—really live—with obsessive parents breathing down her neck…and inviting the only guy who never noticed her to live right under their roof?

Loren’s first step in living her own life might be to get Max to notice her. Max’s only chance at a solid future without foster care is to keep his distance from Loren. But their chemistry is undeniable. And they can’t fight the odds forever.


The Guest Post

On Max Noticing Lauren for the First Time

by Patricia Vanasse

Max and Loren are playing Chess, and Max can’t help but notice Loren. He knows that being attracted to her is “not allowed” and that he should obey her dad’s rules since he’s giving him a place to live and treating him like a son. But as Max says: “Once you see Loren, it’s hard not to stare.”

Rule number one broken twice. Good thing Mr. Larssi isn’t here to see me looking at his daughter like this. But once you see Loren, it’s hard not to stare. She’s not the type of girl that makes your head turn. Her beauty is simpler, more delicate. It takes moments like this to slowly look at her and see that every part of her fits perfectly together. Tiny freckles cover the top of her small, pointed nose, her lips are a natural pink shade, and her olive eyes have a shine of their own. Her hair reaches the middle of her back and is a mixture of brown, red, and blonde. I stop here so I won’t get caught looking below her neckline. It’s as perfect as her face.

About Patricia Vanasse


Patricia Vanasse was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now she lives on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. She has been through Culinary Arts, Psychology, Law School, and now has finally found her passion in creative writing. She also loves traveling, cooking, and is an avid reader. Her strength- believes that everything is possible. Her weakness- an obsessive relationship with caffeine.


The Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway, courtesy of the author, for…

  • A $25 Amazon gift card (international)
  • A SIGNED copy of AGAINST ALL ODDS (US only)
  • 2 eCopies of AGAINST ALL ODDS (international)

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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The Tour Schedule

Week One

Week Two


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