Monday 23 May 2011

Blog Tour Announcment & first chapter sneak peek: Swim the Fly by Don Calame!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Swim the Fly by Don Calame, Templar Publishing has organised a fun blog tour which I'm delighted to be taking part in.  Touted as a laugh out loud coming of age read, Swim the Fly is sure to be a big summer hit, and it might just be the book to get those hard-to please boys reading!

Read on for more info on the tour! I've also included a fun book trailer for Swim the Fly and a sneak peek of the first chapter of the book!

I'll be reviewing Swim the Fly on June 1st (publication day!) and I'll also be giving away an exclusive signed copy of the book thanks to Templar Publishing.

Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Release date: June 1st 2011
Ages: YA

Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real-live naked girl. The result? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire, and raunchy, of course. And beyond hilarious.

Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team. In the spirit of Hollywood’s blockbuster comedies, screenwriter-turned-YA-novelist Don Calame unleashes a true ode to the adolescent male: characters who are side-splittingly funny, sometimes crude, yet always full of heart.

Tour Stops:

Fri 27th May

First up, we'll be at Jess Hearts Books where Don will be dropping of his first guest post, talking about the importance of balancing out all the chick lit out there with some decent dude lit and promoting summer reads for boys.

Sat 28th May

Next up there'll be a tantalising exclusive extract over at our good friend Chicklish. You'll also have a chance to win one of very few exclusive signed copies of Swim the Fly with the first giveaway of the tour.

Sun 29th May

On the third day, Don will be over at the first blog for boys on the tour. Bookzone 4 Boys will be hosting another great guest post from Don so don't miss out!

Mon 30th May

Mostly Reading YA will be hosting the first Q&A on the tour, probing Don for some juicy insights and giving readers another chance to win a signed copy of Swim the Fly.

Tue 31st May

On the eve of publication, we'll be at The Crooked Shelf for another guest post from Don, counting down those last few minutes of a United Kingdom full of people without Swim the Fly in their lives.

Wed 1st June

Publication day, and if you still have reservations then make sure you read Daisy Chain Book Reviews review and another exclusive extract. If that leaves you convinced you can enter Daisy Chain's giveaway to win one of our exclusive signed copies of Swim the Fly.

Thu 2nd June

Past the halfway mark and Don will be dropping off another guest post over on Overflowing Library, so if you want some more revelations or are just plain nosey then head over here.

Fri 3rd June

You'll find another great interview at Love Reading X today so check it out to see what Don has to say for himself.

Sat 4th June

The penultimate stop will be at Empire of Books where you can find another dude's perspective on the book with the final interview of the tour. You'll also have your last chance on the tour to get your hands on one of our signed copies of Swim the Fly so make sure you enter!

Sun 5th June

On the last day we'll be with Magic Bean Review with a mystery feature... Stay tuned for more!

Book Trailer:

Read an Extract:

Swim Fly Extract

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  1. If the trailer is anything to go by it will be a funny book. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. This looks hilarious and sounds like the perfect summer read. I look forward to your review!

  3. I can't wait to find out what everyone else thought about the book!

    I'm looking forward to your review :D

  4. Sounds like a hilarious read!

  5. I actually had to laugh out loud when I read the summary. Swim the Fly sounds like a hilarious read, but it sounds more like MG than YA. What do you think?

  6. ^ I thought it would be kinda cute and MG too when I read the synopsis, but no, it's definitely YA and it is a very funny read!


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