Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Blog Tour: MY HEART IS YOURS by Amanda Leigh @XpressoTours

My Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh
Publication date: June 10th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Samantha Marie Ramsden has three brothers. Craig, John and Matt. When tragedy strikes their family, Craig takes on the task of becoming his siblings legal guardian. It’s hard enough being someone’s guardian, but when you’ve only recently entered adulthood yourself it’s almost impossible to know where to draw the line between sibling and ‘parent’.
This is made even harder on him when Sam starts to get close to a long time friend, Jason. It looks like their friendship could turn into something more. An idea that Craig has never been too happy with. Spanning six years, My Heart is Yours explores family, friendship, love and much more. As well as asking the question: Would you defy family for love?

We read on your Goodreads that the idea for My Heart Is Yours came to you in a dream when you were 15. Tell us about that dream and how you transformed it into the story it is today."

Honestly, even after I had the dream I didn’t remember a lot of details from it. All that I remembered from it was that I was in a small one story house. I had three brothers. I knew that two of them were older than me and one that was younger. (You know how you just know things in dreams?) I also somehow knew that I was adopted into that family and that they had been looking out for me since I was a little girl. But that was al that I knew.

When I woke up I remembered these things from the dream and started wondering what it would be like to be adopted into a family with three brothers. What would it be like to be the only girl? And since I hadn’t since them in the dream, I wondered where were their parents? The house looked small so I figured that they didn’t have a lot of money. How did they get by? What were their friends like? For some reason I just couldn’t stop thinking about all of these things. Basically it was a bunch of what ifs that led me to the story that ultimately became “My Heart is Yours”.

I wanted to know the answers to these questions. So I decided to write them for myself. My original intention was for it to be a short story. I just started writing and decided to see where the story went. I had some basic ideas and plot points in mind when I began the story but I had no idea how big the story was going to grow. It just kept growing. Eventually I had filled up a whole notebook with what I’d written so far and that was when I sat down to make an outline of where things were going. That was also when I decided to type up the story. It was clear then that it was much more than what I thought it was going to be.

So it started with a dream that led to a bunch of what ifs that lead to a story that was much more than what I originally thought. And eventually, it led to what “My Heart is Yours” is today. 
~ Amanda Leigh

Amanda Leigh graduated with a BA in English and Communications and a double minor in Psychology and Creative Writing. During college, she worked on the literary magazine and loved every minute of it. She adores cats and has one named Sawyer – named after one of her favorite characters in Lost. Amanda enjoys reading, writing avidly in a journal, writing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, cooking, listening to music, singing, swimming and art – particularly photography. Amanda is a bit of a chocoholic and is slightly obsessed with office supplies. She has many ideas for stories so keep an eye out for more work from her.

Tour-wide giveaway

  • A signed paperback of My Heart is Yours + signed swag + a paperback of selected Emily Dickinson poetry (that's the MC's favorite poet) (US only)
  • An e-book copy of My Heart is yours (INT)

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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Melanie! :)

  2. My heart is yours sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you