Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Race Girl (The Go Girls Chronicles #3) by Leigh Hutton


Book Details:
Race Girl by Leigh Hutton
(The Go Girls Chronicles #3)
Publication date: April 3rd, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Fresh on the heels of Michelle Payne’s historic Melbourne Cup win, comes a blockbuster Australian story about a Queensland girl and the ‘race that stops a nation’ . . .

Tully Athens has always dreamed of following in the footsteps of her hero Michelle Payne. Of living up to the Athens name and becoming the third generation of women from her family to rule the track. But Tully’s never been sure she’s got the nerve, and when her mother is killed in a racing accident, her whole world is shattered.

Six months later, in the heat of a Queensland summer, sixteen-year-old Tully is ready to face her fears. But getting back in the saddle leads to a whole lot more than she bargained for, with an out of control crush on the boy from their rival thoroughbred farm – the gorgeous but cocky larrikin Brandon Weston – and a forgotten filly with stardom in her eyes . . .

When faced with the most difficult decision of her life, will Tully choose to train and race her new filly in Melbourne? Or will she sacrifice it all to fight for love on the land that feeds her soul?

It’s only when tragedy rips everything from her that Tully finds a strength and courage she never knew she had, in this action-packed novel of passion, adventure and determination.

RACE GIRL is the highly anticipated third book in The Go Girls Chronicles – bestselling stories of gutsy girls in action sports, by Leigh Hutton!

*A PORTION OF EVERY #RaceGirl book sold goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, and to horse-welfare charity, Equine Action Qld*

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29539144-race-girl?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true

Purchase:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Race-Girl-Go-Girls-Chronicles/dp/0992495687
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/race-girl-leigh-hutton/1123609565?ean=9780992495688
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/race-girl/id1099017067?mt=11

 Excerpt:
Fia had warned that Xena wasn’t a huge fan of the barriers. They were starting out in a chute, unlike the longer races which started on the course proper, and it took two attendants to pull Xena in, then push her powerful chestnut hindquarters into the heritage green gate. Tully didn’t have time for nerves out here – the other jockeys, many who were Birdsville veterans, called out to her and chatted like bar patrons as they waited for the lights to turn and the gates to open.
       Tully stifled a cry as Xena jumped backwards, then slammed her into the right side with a sharp clang of metal. Xena reared, then dropped her head, bringing all four legs up into a cow hop. Jesus, Tully thought, yanking the mare up, doing her best to keep her feet shielded from any further assaults. Aunt Fia, what have you gotten me into!
       Xena reared again at the sound of a foghorn in the roiling, several-thousand strong crowd – a rowdier, more colourful bunch than Tully, and Xena, apparently, was used to. Xena pulled for her head and arched her back like she was going to buck, sending Tully’s heart up through the top of the barrier—‘Holy—’
       The gate flung open and Tully was sure she heard a jockey holler: ‘Welcome to Birdsville, darlin’!’ before the horses tore off across the dry clay surface, vying for the rail.


Author Bio:
Leigh Hutton is a former Courier-Mail journalist, dirt bike racer and horse show jumper. Leigh was born in Canada and lives on rural property in southeast Queensland, Australia, with her husband and three young children. When she isn’t writing, managing the relocation and restoration of historic ‘Queenslander’ homes, wrangling the kids or swilling coffee, she loves to read, watch smart TV and movies, ride her motorbike and daydream about gorgeous horses. Her family spell racehorses at their property and making friends with each one is also a favourite pastime of Leigh and her children. Leigh is especially passionate about promoting the growing number of girls and women in all action and equestrian sports, and is thrilled to be drawing on her experiences to bring you the exciting novels of The Go Girls Chronicles . . .

Book one, REV GIRL, OUT NOW!

Book two, JUMP GIRL, OUT NOW!

Book three, RACE GIRL, out April 3rd, 2016!

Author links:
http://www.leighhuttonbooks.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8184151.Leigh_Hutton#
https://www.facebook.com/revgirlbook
https://twitter.com/LeighHutton


Giveaway:
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $20 Amazon Gift Card
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting today! :)

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  2. Tully sounds like a great protagonist, and I always loved stories about horses as a teen.
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  3. I've always (since I can remember) loved horse stories and still do. I probably will never own a horse, but that doesn't mean I can't read books that make me believe I do!

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    1. I used to be a big horse lover as well! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. How awesome is it that part of the proceeds go to Make a Wish?!?! I love horses and spent a lot of time riding them during my tween/teen years so I love to read stories that focus on these wonderful creatures. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. You can't not promote a book like that! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Hi!! Thank you for this great giveaway :):)

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  5. This sounds like a nice horse themed read. I know a lot of people who do horse riding professionally in my year so I can understand how it might be hard to make such a decision as the one presented in this book.

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    1. You'll have to share this book with them!

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