A Special Review and a Giveaway–ACROSS THE DISTANCE by Marie Meyer


Hello. My name is Amanda, and I’m a Kindle Addict.

When I leave the house, it goes in my purse. When I come home, it goes on my nightstand or my kitchen counter or my coffee table or… Well, anywhere I might be found.

So when my Kindle lost its mind and refused to let me read an advanced reader copy of Marie Meyer’s Across the Distance I was devastated. On many levels.

Luckily, half the world seems to have read this book. Seriously, Marie’s climbing the Amazon rankings like a banshee.

(Wait, is that right? *Googles “banshee climbing” sees it is definitely not right but cannot come up a better metaphor. Leaves it and hopes no one notices when they see the pretty cover.*)



There’s a drawer I never open. It holds a picture I never look at. It reminds me of a day I hate to remember, but I’ll never forget.

I’d give anything to be like the other girls on campus. Going to parties, flirting with boys, planning for a future. But that’s not me. And hasn’t been since the day my parents died. The only thing that got me through was Griffin. Even though I didn’t have my family, I always had him. Only, now I’m not so sure I do.

It’s not just the eleven hundred miles separating us now that I’m at college. Or his band finally taking off, and all the gigs and girls suddenly demanding his time. It’s as if everything is different-the way we talk, the way we text . . . the way he looks at me and the way those looks make me feel.

Griffin has been the only good thing in my life since that horrific day. But I can feel our friendship slipping away-and I’m terrified of what will be left in its place . . .


Now I could lie and say something like “Wow! This book! I read it one sitting. Oh and guess what? The last time I hung out with Marie we said we were going to do crafts, but then we sat around and drank wine the whole time instead.”

(Okay, maybe that last part isn’t a lie.)

But since I haven’t finished the book (yet), I found someone who has finished Across the Distance and forced asked her to tell me a little about it. Without further ado, the fabulous author Marty Mayberry:

In six words or less, tell me what Across the Distance is about:
College girl loves rocker best friend.

What was the best part of the book?
The emotional development of each character, not only as individuals but as a couple.

Fill in the blank: Fans of ________ will love Across the Distance.
Fans of Cora Carmack will love Across the Distance. 

Celeb couple name: Grillian of Jiffan?
Grillian, of course.

And here’s Marty’s full review of the book, shamelessly lifted from Goodreads:
Every now and then (too rarely, I might add), you come across a story that grabs hold of you from page one and doesn’t let go until you reach the end laughing and crying, all at the same time. ACROSS THE DISTANCE is one of those rare gems.

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About Marie Meyer
Marie Meyer was a Language Arts teacher for fourteen years. She spends her days in the classroom and her nights writing heartfelt new adult romances that will leave readers clamoring for more. She is a member of RWA and the St. Louis Writers Guild. Marie’s short fiction won honorable mentions from the St. Louis Writers Guild in 2010 and 2011. She is a proud mommy and enjoys helping her oldest daughter train for the Special Olympics, making up silly stories with her youngest daughter, and bingeing on weeks of DVR’d television shows with her husband.
(Now nobody bother me for the next week or so. I’ve got a book to read.)