Friday, April 25, 2014

Lola's Presents- SJ Pajonas' Face Time Book Blitz & Giveaway!!!

Today is my stop during the book blitz for Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1) by SJ Pajonas. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. This blitz takes place on 25, 28 and 30 April, you can view the whole blitz schedule here:

Title: Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1)
Author: SJ Pajonas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Category:  Adult
Release date:  April 25, 2014

After the best first date ever, Lee thought Laura was funny, intelligent, and impulsive; a whirlwind of bright laughter and happiness. Laura loved Lee's sweet smile and the way he expertly filled in every awkward pause. He held her hand and then pulled her in for the most perfect kiss she’s had in years. What could possibly be wrong? Just the 7000 miles that separates them the next day.

Even though Lee has gone home to Seoul, Laura can't stop thinking about him. What starts as an innocent text thanking him for their dinner date becomes something much more: someone either of them can't live without. But Laura's got a live-in mother going through a midlife crisis, and Lee's stressful traveling schedule means they'll be apart for some time. Life, family, and a complicated past also get in the way, and they're both going to need actual face time to figure it out.

Told from both Lee and Laura’s point of view, FACE TIME is a funny, romantic, modern-day story about two people who connect across the world.

You can find Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1) on Goodreads: 

Want to know more about Face Time?
You can listen to the Face Time playlist:

Visit the Face Time visual inspiration Pinterest board:

View a teaser trailer for Face Time from Laura’s point of view:


I place my iPhone back on the bed stand, open the drawer and pull out a stack of photographs I keep, a few spanning the time I spent building houses in New Orleans after Katrina. Looking at a photo of me standing on the porch of a finished house, my stomach is an empty cavern much like when I lived there, but I hand it to Lee anyway so he can see. My hair was cropped short, almost entirely gone, the dreads I accumulated in Asia hacked off by my enraged father before he pushed me out the door. I’m wearing an oversized t-shirt, but it doesn’t disguise how bare bones I was, my elbows sharp points and legs matchsticks holding me up. I hope I’m never that skinny again.

“Is this you? Laura, I don’t believe it.”

“It is. From my time in New Orleans building houses. I was really good at carpentry. I can probably still frame a door.”

“Look at your hair. And you were soooo skinny.” Lee holds the photo close to his face and examines the old me, his eyes taking in every detail, and a frown forming across his lips. What does he see? “You look starving, Laura.”


I set that one aside so I don’t cry and laugh at several more in the pile: me and friends I’ve forgotten the names of, New Orleans in spring, and a self-portrait in a mirror with my steadily growing hair clipped back and Paul, my brief boyfriend, sitting on the couch behind me. This girl in these pictures is just as much me as the person I am today. We’re so different but so similar. I’m just as outgoing, as trusting, as adventurous as this girl was, but I’ve grown, and I’m happier now. I’ve learned good lessons that continue to guide me today, and therapy for years made me stronger than I’ve ever been.

“All of the time I spent in New Orleans, and this is what I brought back with me. Bad memories.”

S. J. Pajonas loves all things Asian and has been in love with Japan and the East for as long as she can remember. Writing about Asia and Japan came naturally after studying the culture and language for over fifteen years. She studied film and screenwriting first and eventually segued into fiction once she was no longer working a full-time job.

Face Time is the first novel in the Love in the Digital Age series, and Pajonas’s first foray into Korean culture and families. Along with Removed and Released in the Nogiku Series, she continues to take the cultures of Asia and weave them into stories that appeal to people from around the world. Her writing is described as unique and unpredictable. Expect the unexpected.

Stephanie lives with her husband and two children just outside of New York City. She loves reading, writing, film, J- and K-dramas, knitting, and astrology. Her favorite author is Haruki Murakami and favorite book is The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.

You can find and contact her here:

And there is a book blitz wide giveaway, here is what you can win:
Grand Prize: $10 Amazon GC and The Kimchi Chronicles on Kindle. Or $10 Barnes & Noble GC and Kimchi Chronicles on Nook
First Prize: $10 Amazon GC or $10 Nook Card

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