Tuesday, June 9, 2015

"Hope In Every Raindrop" by Wesley Banks!
*Blitz: Dream Cast, Top Tens & Giveaway*


 Hope In Every Raindrop on Goodreads
 ~Released: May 26th 2015 

 ~Publisher: Chasing Pace Publishing 

 ~Length: 214 Pages 

 ~Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance 

"Small towns have big stories.” That was a lesson Katie’s father taught her years ago. A lesson she’s taken to heart. And right now, Katie is desperate for a big story. Reeling from the recent loss of her father and with her agent breathing down her neck for the next book, the twenty-one-year-old writer picks a spot on the map and finds herself bound for a middle-of-nowhere town called Bishopville, South Carolina.

Taking a chance on the words of a local grocer, Katie stumbles upon a rare breed of dogs raised by the town doctor and his nephew Kyle. The only problem? Kyle isn’t interested in telling stories—especially not to a big-city girl who can’t seem to sit still. In an attempt to win him over as the clock winds down, Katie finds herself immersed in Kyle’s world, doing everything but writing.

When inspiration finally strikes, Katie is faced with an unforeseen catastrophe and a truth she can no longer ignore. While she has come to love the dogs, the real story may be about Kyle Walker.

Wesley Banks was born in 1983 and grew up on the west coast of Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Civil Engineering. After spending over 7 years building movable bridges from Florida to Washington he decided to focus on his true passion: writing.

Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he's love so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as they can fit in.

~ Connect with Wesley Online ~

By Wesley Banks

As you begin to read Hope In Every Raindrop, you will quickly discover Kyle Walker’s love for dogs, particularly his Carolina Grays (fictional breed). 

Living in the small town of Bishopville, South Carolina Kyle Walker isn’t much of a movie guy. Fortunately I am. I love movies, but especially dog movies.

My Top 10 Favorite Dog Movies

These are listed in the order that I can remember watching them, though if I’m being completely honest #5 is my favorite (the ending is just wow).

1. White Fang

2. Homeward Bound

3. Call of the Wild

4. Turner and Hooch

5. Iron Will

6. Stone Fox

7. Where the Red Fern Grows

8. Marley & Me

9. I Am Legend

10. Hachi

I know I left some classics like Lassie, Benji, and Old Yeller off the list, but these are my favorites.

Last, but not least, I recently saw the trailer for Max and am guessing that will be on the list soon.

What’s your favorite dog movie (or book)?

By Wesley Banks

One of the coolest things about writing a book is holding the completed copy in your hands. The second coolest thing? Choosing a celebrity dream cast, just in case your book gets turned into a movie.

Most of my writing is based on experience. On places I've been, people I've interacted with, and things I've done. So, when I first started writing Hope In Every Raindrop I already had images in my mind of what everyone looked like. Finding a dream cast was harder than I imagined. 

After a few days I was able to finalize my choices. So, without further ado, here is my dream cast.

Hope In Every Raindrop Dream Cast

 Anna Camp on IMDb

Samantha Sanders (aka Sam) - Anna Camp

But not the Anna Camp from Pitch Perfect. The Anna Camp from The Good Wife.

 Bryan Greenberg on IMDb

Kyle Walker - Bryan Greenberg.

I remembered Bryan Greenberg from his appearance on One Tree Hill.
 Christopher Lloyd on IMDb

Earl Andrews - Christopher Lloyd

I originally pictured Earl as a skinnier version of the Monopoly man. This picture of Christopher Lloyd does it justice.
 Margo Martindale on IMDb

Pearl Andrews - I had Margo Martindale pegged from the beginning.
 Jeff Bridges on IMDb
Dr. Donald "Doc" Anderson - This was a tough one because Doc Anderson is actually based on a real person who raises Carolina Dogs in  Bishopville. The closest I could come up with is Jeff Bridges, but he'd need to dye his hair a little whiter and grow it out some.

 Rachel Bilson on IMDb

Katie Price - I first thought of Rachel Bilson after seeing her in The OC, but her role in Hart of Dixie is pretty spot on.

So, that's my dream cast. 

After you read Hope In Every Raindrop, I'd love to hear your dream cast too!

Individual Giveaway

One (1) ebook copy of Hope In Every Raindrop.
Open internationally. 
Prize will be sent out after July 6th.

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~Materials & images provided by YA Bound Book Tours.