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Blog Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne (Excerpt + PH GIVEAWAY)

Yahallo! Thank you for dropping by! I’m so happy to tell you that I am part of the PH blog tour that is hosted by Erika of The Nocturnal Fey! I’m so happy that Erika picked me as one of the reviewers of this book. But since I’ve been suffering from the flu for a week now, I haven’t finished the book on time for my tour! This is my first time reading Holly Bourne works and I am quite enjoying it! Also, I highly recommend that you visit ALL the bloggers in this tour. Give them some love and follow!

Title: It Only Happens in the Movies
Author: Holly Bourne
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Release Date: October 1st 2017

synopsis hi res

Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy clichés. Oh, and zombies… YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.

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Excerpt #1 – Chapter 9

“Hello?” I called.


“Harry? LouLou?” Even though I had no idea who LouLou was.

There was a clattering by the bar. I looked around for signs of life, but all I could hear was the wind hissing at the windows.

“I know you’re here. You left a note on the door,” I called.

I spotted a foot poking out from behind the bar. A blue Converse. I walked towards it and found Harry slumped on the ground, lifeless. Face down.

“Harry?” He didn’t say anything. I bent down gingerly. Knowing it was a wind-up but still feeling freaked.

I rolled him over and screamed.

His face was covered in blood – what was left of it. Half of it seemed to be chewed off. His T-shirt was ripped and splattered with gore.

A loud crash behind me and this…thing emerged from the kitchen. I screamed louder – pure real terror forcing its way out my vocal chords. It was wearing a ragged wedding dress, the skin behind the veil all grey and gruesome. It staggered towards me and I screamed again, falling backwards over Harry’s foot.

That’s when the laughing started.

“Got you!” Harry lurched upright like he had rigor mortis. “Shit, are you okay, Audrey?”

I was crouched in a ball, panting for breath. “That. Wasn’t. Funny.”

The zombie bride pulled up her veil. “Hi, I’m LouLou. Sorry, we’re just testing out Harry’s new stage make-up.”

* About The Author *

Holly Bourne writes YA novels and blogs about feminist issues. Her favourite things to complain loudly about are: the stigma of mental health, women’s rights, and the under-appreciation of Keanu Reeves’ acting ability.

Holly’s first two books, Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, have been critically acclaimed and translated into six languages. The first book in the ‘Normal’ series, Am I Normal Yet?, has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2016 and has inspired the formation of Spinster Clubs around the country.

Before becoming a full-time author, Holly was editor and relationship advisor for a charity website.

Author Links
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