Wednesday, January 21, 2015

*The Substitute by Denise Glover Swank

The first book in a humorous contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Denise Grover Swank.

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane--a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancĂ©. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother.

Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?

Release Date: 1/21/15

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks.
 She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity.
Or so she leads you to believe.




A special message from Denise herself.

*****Are you coming to see me in the UK???*****


1. If you want to purchase books from me to sign, you must preorder them. Shipping expenses are very high so I don’t want to ship books that I don’t sell or even worse, not have enough books to sell by the time I get to Cardiff. The only way I know to make sure everyone gets the books they want is to have you preorder them. You can preorder them from me OR you can purchase them yourself. They are available on Amazon and last time I checked, Forbidden Planet in London has copies of my Curse Keeper series. If you want to preorder books, click on this link.

2. If you want to guarantee your admittance into the signing of your choice, preregister and get an official UK Tour bag. The price is £5. You can sign up for your book bag with this link.

3. I’m bringing special swag to readers who let me know they are coming! There are three ways to tell me you're are coming. You can preorder books (see #1 above) or preregister for an event. (see #2) But if you are bringing your own books and you don’t want to preregister for a bag, you can just say, “Hey! I’m coming to see you!” To let me know you’re coming, click on this link.

If you have any questions, feel free to email my assistant Heather. She’ll be in the UK with me so you’ll get to meet her too! You can contact Heather at

I am so excited to come meet you all!!! Only four more months!