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July 13, 2013

THE Disappearing Girl Tour



Tour Dates: July 8-13
Title: The Disappearing Girl
Author: Heather Topham Wood
Release date: May 7, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours: http://atomrbookblogtours.com/
Book Description:
Kayla Marlowe is slowly vanishing…
Last year, Kayla’s world imploded. Her beloved father died, leaving her alone with a narcissistic mother who is quick to criticize her daughter’s appearance. During her winter break from college, Kayla’s dangerous obsession with losing weight begins.
Kayla feels like her world changes for the better overnight. Being skinny seems to be the key to the happiness she has desperately been seeking. Her mother and friends shower her with compliments, telling her how fantastic she looks. Kayla is starving, but no one knows it.
Cameron Bennett explodes into Kayla’s life. He’s sexy and kind—he has every quality she has been looking for in a guy. As Cameron grows closer to Kayla and learns of how far she’s willing to go to stay thin, he becomes desperate to save her.
Kayla’s struggles with anorexia and bulimia reach a breaking point and she is forced to confront her body image issues in order to survive. She wonders if Cameron could be the one to help heal her from the pain of her past.

New Adult Contemporary-Ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.
About the Author
Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl.
Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.

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“What are you doing?” Marti asked, wandering into the kitchen the next afternoon. She grabbed a water bottle out of the fridge and sat next to me at the table wearing only a t-shirt and a thong. I had a feeling I’d have to grow accustomed to her lack of modesty.
“Adding a couple of new pages to my Thinspiration book. I want to drop these last few pounds and move on with my life. After I get below my goal weight, then maybe things can go back to normal.”
Marti nodded knowingly. “I hear ya. If you drop to a couple pounds under your goal, you won’t be as stressed if you gain a little bit here or there. What tips are helping you the most?”
“I think about food constantly, so I’m trying to fight my cravings. One of the things that works is I count to a hundred whenever I want something to eat. By the time I get to a hundred, I’ve had enough time to think of all the reasons I shouldn’t eat. Another thing is I’ll pinch each spot on my body where I find any fat, really hard.”
Marti tapped her acrylic nails against the table while she seemed to mull over her own tips. “You know what else helps me when I want to eat? Watch people eat! It’s kind of gross, especially when you see fat people doing it. Or do something else you think is revolting. Like clean the bathroom, or change kitty litter.”
A buried part of me understood how sick it truly was. We were talking about how to starve ourselves in the same way people talk about the weather. It made me wonder if I should be listening to the sensible ones in my life and stop the insanity. I was on the brink of my own personal destruction, but I was too detached to care enough to stop it.
I turned the page in my Thinspiration book and froze.
I will not relent. They will not break me.
I had posted the words on a Pro-Ana forum page and printed it out afterward as a reminder of my resolve. I wrote the message during my first week back at my mom’s house, at the start of my summer vacation. I was paranoid after overhearing Lila and Cameron, convinced they were concocting plans to make me fat again.     
Marti may not have been the best influence, but she didn’t want to undermine my goals. My object was to lose five more pounds and then return to a normal diet and a normal life. I’d stop the fasting, binging, purging, and laxative use. All the things tearing me away from the people I cared about could be in my past. I’d have it all: my dream guy, my best friends and sister back in my life, and the perfect body.
Up for grabs: five (5) eBook copies of The Disappearing Girl: mobi or ePub only: open internationally and one (1) $30 Amazon gift card: open internationally.
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4 comments:

Tanja Varney said...

Thank you for the Awesome giveaway!! :D

Tanja Varney said...

Thank you for the Awesome Giveaway!!!

Tanja Varney said...

Thank you for the Awesome giveaway!! :D

Ariel Smith said...

Thank you for the giveaway! This book looks really good, I feel like it will make me cry though.

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