Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Counting Downers by A.J. Compton ~ Blog Tour

Today I'm so excited to be bringing you all The Counting Downers by A.J. Compton Blog Tour thanks to the lovely people over at Inkslinger PR

There's an intriguing excerpt and a fantastic giveaway lined up, so let's get started!

About the book

The stunningly poignant and life-affirming debut novel by A.J. Compton.

Imagine if we could see how long everyone around us had left to live. But we weren’t allowed to know our own numbers…  

Trying to make sense of life after the death of her beloved father, free spirit Matilda Evans meets Tristan Isaacs and discovers a marrow-deep connection with him.  

No stranger to grief himself, lonely artist Tristan is in awe of Matilda’s fun and philosophical approach to life. With every second spent in her presence, he finds his views on life and loss changing, and begins to embrace the beauty of being alive.  

As their friendship turns into something deeper, lessons are learned, memories are made, and legacies are created.  

But with both of them knowing how long their soulmate has left in this lifetime, important questions have to be asked and tough decisions have to be made before time runs out.  

The Counting-Downers is an inspiring story about life, loss, love, and making the most of every moment.  

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Author Bio

A.J. Compton is a 23-year-old Londoner, professional dreamer, and full-time over-thinker. She is the author of The Counting-Downers and a dozen other unfinished manuscripts which will hopefully see the light of day soon.  

A University of Cambridge graduate, A.J. is currently in a polygamous relationship with an embarrassing number of fictional book boyfriends.  

Those two facts are not related. Honestly.  

She loves people-watching and exploring her observations in her writing.  

She really hates writing about herself in the third person.

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Because legacies are not just for legends. Whether a million people know your name, or only one person does, you still have the right to leave your mark on the world, even if it’s only in your tiny corner of it, in the tiniest of ways.   

Not all of us will achieve great heights and feats. Most of us will never leave our hometown or country, let alone conquer Everest. And you know what? That’s okay. Because real life is what happens in between moments of greatness. 

The little things that at the end of it all, you realize were greater than the sum of their parts. The amount of times you laughed, or cried, danced, sang, created, inspired, and made someone smile.

Those things are no less important than awards and accolades because of their intangibility.

The best kind of legacies are the ones that are unseen. You’ll never be able to measure the effect of a smile or a kind word, but I promise you, the most whispered phrase can send a shockwave around the world that lasts for centuries, or even an eternity. We’re all so focused on our own journeys through life, that we rarely stop and see the bigger picture, and how integral other people are in shaping who we become.   

Be the person you want people to one day say you were. And start now. Because the timeless truth remains that time is running out for all of us, ready or not. So live and love. Truly, deeply, freely.


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Blog Tour Schedule

September 3rd
Coffee Books & Art         Excerpt
Mama Reads Hazel Reads           Playlist

September 4th
Those Crazy Book Chicks             Excerpt
What Is That Book About            Excerpt

September 5th
the bookdragon                            Excerpt
mustreadbooksordie     Excerpt

September 6th
Pages Abound   Review
Her Book Thoughts!       Review

September 7th
Mikky's World Of Books              Excerpt

September 8th
Bibliophile Mystery        Excerpt

September 9th
Nice and Naughty Book Club      Review
Caroline Jane Reads       Playlist

September 10th
Indy Book Fairy               Playlist

September 11th
Books, Booze, and BDSM            Excerpt
Evermore Books             Dreamcast

September 12th
A Dream Within A Dream           Excerpt
fANGIRLconfessions       Review Only

September 13th
YOLOFORALIVING           Review

September 14th
Ellesea Loves Reading    Excerpt
I Love Book Love             Review Only
Jen in Bookland               Review

September 15th
21st Century Once Upon A Times            Excerpt (here)
Have Words Will Scribble            Review
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews        Excerpt

September 16th
My YA NA Book Obsession          Review
deal sharing aunt            Interview
My Fictional Escape        Guest Post

September 17th
The Phantom Paragrapher          Review Only
read along with sue       Review Only
a girl and her books       Review


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    -Ash @


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