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Thursday 21 March 2019

☀ The Next To Last Mistake - Amalie Jahn

Thank you for joining us on the Release Celebrations for The Next To Last Mistake, a Young Adult novel by (, Light Messages Publishing, 286 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Amalie Jahn will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Tess Goodwin's life in rural Iowa is sheltered and uncomplicated. Although she chooses to spend most of her free time playing chess with her best friend Zander, the farm-boy from next door, her skills as a bovine midwife and tractor mechanic ensure that she fits in with the other kids at East Chester High. But when her veteran father reenlists in the Army, moving her family halfway across the country to North Carolina, Tess is forced out of her comfort zone into a world she knows nothing about.

Tess approaches the move as she would a new game of chess, plotting her course through the unfamiliar reality of her new life. While heeding Zander's long-distance advice for making new friends and strategizing a means to endure her dad's imminent deployment to the Middle East, she quickly discovers how ill-equipped she is to navigate the societal challenges she encounters and becomes convinced she'll never fit in with the students at her new school.

When Leonetta Jackson is assigned as her mentor, she becomes Tess's unexpected guide through the winding labyrinth of cultural disparities between them, sparking a tentative friendship and challenging Tess to confront her reluctant nature. As the pieces move across the board of her upended life, will Tess find the acceptance she so desperately desires?

About the Author

Amalie Jahn is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 8 young adult novels, including The Next To Last Mistake, her latest release (Light Messages Publishing 2019).

Amalie is the recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and the Readers' Favorite Gold Medal for her debut novel, The Clay Lion. She is a contributing blogger with the Huffington Post and Southern Writers Magazine, as well as a TED speaker, human rights advocate, and active promoter of kindness. She lives in the United States with her husband, two children, and three overfed cats.

When she's not at the computer coaxing characters into submission, you can find Amalie swimming laps, cycling, or running on the treadmill, probably training for her next triathlon. She hates pairing socks and loves avocados. She is also very happy time travel does not yet exist.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow The Next To Last Mistake's tour at:

March 18:
1: The Avid Reader
2: Fabulous and Brunette
3: Edgar's Books
4: Nickie's Views and Interviews
5: Notes From a Romantic's Heart
6: Readeropolis
7: T's Stuff
8: Long and Short Reviews

March 19:
2: The Reading Addict
3: Carpe_Diem
4: Literary Gold
5: Independent Authors
6: It's Raining Books

March 20:
1: Rogue's Angels
2: All the Ups and Downs
3: Our Town Book Reviews
4: Hope. Dreams. LIfe... Love
5: Character Madness and Musings
6: Welcome to My World of Dreams

March 21:
1: BooksChatter
2: Rogue's Angels
3: Books Direct
4: Jazzy Book Reviews
5: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
6: Straight From the Library

March 22:
2: Two Ends of the Pen
3: Punya Reviews...
4: Books in the Hall
5: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
6: Deal Sharing Aunt
7: Andi's Young Adult Books


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Light Messages said...

Thank you for hosting this stop on our blog tour! ~the Light Messages team

Amalie Jahn said...

Thanks so much for helping to spread the word about The Next to Last Mistake! And I LOVE your blog format!!