Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway - Breathe by Elena Dillon

Welcome to my stop on Elena Dillon's Virtual Book Tour for Breathe.  Please leave a comment or question below for Elana as she will be awarding 1 ebook copy of her book at this stop.  You can follow all of Elena's tour stops here.


5 More Reasons I Know I’m A Nerd
a Guest Post by Elana Dillon

I’ve mentioned this at other times but I never used to think of myself as a nerd.  As a matter of fact, I was completely oblivious to the fact.  When I look back at myself now it was so obvious that I can’t believe I didn’t clue in earlier. So here you go. Five more reasons I know I’m a nerd to add to the ones I’ve already publicly admitted to.

1. I suffer from pretty severe allergies. Not just the seasonal kind of hay fever. I’m talking about the kind that when I was in second grade the school nurse called my mother and told her I needed to go home because I couldn’t stop sneezing and I was disturbing the class. Not to say that everyone that has allergies is a nerd but really it doesn’t help you look cool when your nose never stops running. Oh yeah and peanuts can kill me.

2. I have asthma. I have to carry an inhaler (or as my sweet friends like to call it, a puffer) around just in case.  See the note above about not everyone that has these ailments is a nerd but you are getting the picture here, right?

3. I know more about the characters in books than I do about most of the people in my life and I talk about them as if they really exist. And the ones I write about even more so.  When I talk to my kids about my characters having voices and that sometimes they don’t do what I want them to do they have said “Mom, you know you sound crazy right now, right?” Hmmm.

4. I have a head full of useless trivia.  I know things about books and movies that are of absolutely no use to anyone.  You know it’s bad when your friends look at you like you are a nut because you remember the exact differences between the book and the movie versions of a story and you rant about it the whole way home after the movie.

5. I hate buying books that have the movie version of the cover on it. I will take the time to look for the original version and be completely annoyed if I can’t find it. Obsessive much?

These are just a few reasons I know I’m a nerd but it really is okay.  I love being a nerd. Who wouldn’t   love visiting a world that someone else has created or creating characters and stories to entertain yourself and others?  I can’t imagine life any other way.  So anybody else have nerdy tendencies? I’d love to hear them!


Elena Dillon

Genre: Young Adult Romantic Suspense

978-0-9886353-0-2 Breathe Mobi

978-0-9886353-1-9 Breathe EPUB

978-0-9886353-2-6 Breathe Print

978-0-9886353-3-3 Breathe Smashwords      

Buy Links: 

Smashwords      Kindle        Nook 

Word Count: 62,300

Cover Artist: Alexa Dillon

Book Description: 

Jasmine’s life wasn’t normal for a 16 year old girl. It hadn’t been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught. That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over. Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way. Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction. On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is. Life would be perfect if odd things didn’t keep happening. Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time? Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily…or not.


About the Author

Elena lives and writes in a suburb North of Los Angeles. She has never lived anywhere besides California which is probably a good thing since she hates being cold and is terrified to drive in the snow. She loves being a wife and a mother to her three kids and three dogs, although really the bulldog is the fourth child who has never matured beyond the toddler stage.

A self-proclaimed nerd, she has been writing since she was a child. She has only recently, however, come out of the closet about this to her family and friends. They now understand better, but not completely, why she talks about characters in stories as if they are real people.

Please leave a comment or question below for Elana as she will be awarding 1 ebook copy of her book at this stop.  You can follow all of Elena's tour stops here.


  1. the book looks really intresting. i have added it to my tbr list!

  2. Congratulations on releasing your book Elena! Normally, YA isn't a genre that I gravitate towards, but the blurb sounds very intriguing. The cover is beautiful as well, suttle yet powerful.


  3. Congrats on the release. Def the cover drew me in, although I don't read YA romantic but I'll be checking this out.

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  5. Okay apparently I need to proof my own work better and I couldn't figure out how to edit my comment because I'm a dork so I'm starting over. Thanks for HOSTING me on your blog! I love your site! I'm so glad you all like the cover art. My daughter is a graphic designer (nice to know the college tuition is paying off!) I have no artistic ability so it comes in handy!

    It's lovely that you all are willing to try my book and I would love to hear what you think!