Spotlight & #Giveaway: Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane @RiptideBooks @amymaclane



Sometimes the best thing you can get for Christmas is knowing what you really want.

Rusty Baker is a blond, rich, entitled football player in a high school full of them—just the type of oblivious jock all the bullied kids hate. And he might have stayed that way, except he develops a friendship with out-and-proud Oliver Campbell from the wrong side of the tracks. Rusty  thinks the friendship is just pity—Oliver is very bright, and Rusty is  very not—but then Oliver kisses him goodbye when Rusty leaves for  college, and Rusty is forced to rethink everything he knows about  himself.

But even Rusty’s newfound awareness can’t help him survive a semester  at Berkeley. He returns home for Thanksgiving break clinging to the one  thing he knows to be true: Oliver Campbell is the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

Rusty’s parents disagree, and Rusty finds himself homeless for the  holidays. Oliver may not have much money, but he’s got something Rusty  has never known: true family. With their help and Oliver’s love, Rusty  comes to realize that he may have failed college, but he’ll pass real  life with flying rainbow colors.

20% of all proceeds from this title are donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York, whose mission “is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth from the harm of homelessness,  and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from  adolescence to adulthood.” To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit


Author Bio:

Amy Lane has children, pets, consuming hobbies, an amazing spouse, and a very dirty house.  The only time she does housework is Christmas, so that children, pets, spouse, hobbies, and home may exist in peace on hearth for at least once a year.

Feel free to visit Amy in the following places:



Twitter: @amymaclane

FaceBook: Amy Lane

FaceBook Fan Group: Amy Lane Anonymous

Or to contact her at:


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In addition to the Riptide giveaway, I’m having a scavenger hunt on my own blog.  At  the beginning of the blog tour, I’ll publish the tour dates on Yarning to Write.   For every stop on the tour I’ll have a “phrase” for the scavenger  hunt.  At the end of the tour, I’ll put up a post for the people who  have found the phrases.  If you comment — and then send me an e-mail  with six of the twelve phrases and your  address!– I’ll send you some Christmas Kitsch swag.  The post  collecting the winners will go up on the 13th (the day of the last stop  on the tour) and you will have a week to go read all of the tour stops  and collect your phrases.  The hunt closes on December 21st, at the end of the day and I’ll get your swag into the mail between Christmas and New Years!  (Hopefully after I get my own Christmas cards out in the mail. I’m not known for my punctuality, I’m afraid;-)  Look below for today’s phrase! Today’s phrase:

And don’t forget to collect “Don’t Eat the Chili” for the scavenger hunt on Amy’s blog on December 14th!


Riptide contest details:
Enter your details in the Rafflecopter below to gain entry in the *Home for the  Holidays* giveaway! This week of the tour closes at midnight, EST, on December 13th. Then, one grand prize winner will be contacted at the end of the Home for the Holidays tour on December 16th. Contest is valid worldwide.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me here!



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