Guest Post: Marie Landry (Blue Sky Days)

Posted January 30, 2012 | 22 Comments

Hi everyone!  I’m very excited to have Marie Landry on the blog!  Her debut novel, Blue Sky Days, is now available. I’m so happy for you Marie!!

Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

Bad boys hold a lot of appeal. They’re sexy, mysterious, sometimes dangerous, and there’s just something about them that seems to get most girls’—and some guys’—hearts racing. But don’t count out the good boys; they can be pretty sexy, too.

In Blue Sky Days, Nicholas Shaw is one of the good guys. He’s sweet and kind, a true old-fashioned gentleman with a playful spirit and a heart of gold. He’s good to the core—what you see is what you get, and what you get is a guy who will be there for you no matter what, which Emma, the female lead in the book, quickly discovers when she meets Nicholas. More than once, she finds herself thinking that Nicholas must be too good to be true, but he really is just that good.
A loyal friend, a family man, someone who helps people for a living, Nicholas is the kind of guy you’d find walking little old ladies across the street, or helping people carry groceries. He may not ride a motorcycle, wear leather, or have an air of dangerous mystery about him, but his goodness shines so brightly you’ll feel the warmth like the sun on a blue sky day. He’s not perfect; he makes mistakes just like everyone else, and he has his moments where you might shake your head or want to wring his neck, but it’s impossible to stay mad at him for long. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he’s got a killer smile, and when he flashes those dimples and looks at you with those bluer-than-blue eyes, everything else just fades away.
So don’t count out the good guys, and don’t think they don’t exist, because they do. It might be a bit harder to find them these days, but they’re out there. If you’re looking for one and haven’t found one yet, you can always escape in a book like Blue Sky Days. I promise Nicholas would never let you down. 😉
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About Blue Sky Days:  

blue-skyA year after graduating from high school, nineteen-year-old Emma Ward feels lost. She has spent most of her life trying to please her frigid, miserable mother – studying hard, getting good grades, avoiding the whole teenage rebellion thing – and now she feels she has no identity beyond that. Because she spent so many years working hard and planning every moment of her life, she doesn’t have any friends, has never had a boyfriend, and basically doesn’t know who she is or what she really wants from life. Working two part-time jobs to save money for college hasn’t helped her make decisions about her future, so she decides it’s time for a change. She leaves home to live with her free-spirited, slightly eccentric Aunt Daisy in a small town that makes Emma feel like she’s stepped back in time.

When Emma meets Nicholas Shaw, everything changes – he’s unlike anyone she’s ever met before, the kind of man she didn’t even know existed in the 21st century. Carefree and spirited like Daisy, Nicholas teaches Emma to appreciate life, the beauty around her, and to just let go and live. Between Daisy and Nicholas, Emma feels like she belongs somewhere for the first time in her life, and realizes that you don’t always need a plan – sometimes life steers you where you’re meant to be.

Life is wonderful, an endless string of blue sky days, until Nicholas is diagnosed with cancer, and life changes once again for Emma in ways she never thought possible. Now it’s time for her to help Nicholas the way he’s helped her. Emma will have to use her new-found strength, and discover along the way if love really is enough to get you through.



22 responses to “Guest Post: Marie Landry (Blue Sky Days)

  1. It's kind of nice to have some nice guys. The whole bad boy thing is getting kind of old. I've seen this tour around and it's been getting me really interested in this book!

  2. Megan G.

    It's so hard to not fall for the bad boy, but I know the good guy is the way to go, even it'd I don't always choose right.

  3. Thank you for this great pot and giveaway:)

    I'm a sucker for Good Guys- always have been. Take The Vampire Diaries as an example. I'm strictly Team Stefan and have been from the very beginning. When I saw Damon, I didn't even bat an eyelid or look twice. I look forward to scenes with Stefan in them the most. The funny thing is, every other female fan of the show I know are all Team Damon. I'll never understand that. I've never seen or understood the appeal of a bad guy- they just repel me. Nice guys are, indeed, too few these days. I would love to read about Nicholas an Emma! Thank you for thi chance:)

    Sarah B. Setar

  4. If Sam Winchester can be defined as good, and Dean Winchester as bad, then I'm having a hard time choosing because I adore both! So it would thus seem I play both sides of the field, but if you push really hard, I'll have to go for the good guy type, hence a drool-worthy Jared Padalecki (Sam). 😀
    Angie Edwards (angievzyl(at)

  5. Emma

    I'd say good boys all the way, less likely to break your heart.

    Thanks for this giveaway, really 'predicate it
    Have a nice day 🙂

  6. Honestly I'm such a fan of the good guy… I really don't see the appeal of the bad boy for the most part. I don't think people realize that nice guys don't have to be boring. You can still be a risk taker or exciting while being the nice guy. Those are my favourite. 😉

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  7. Shadow

    hmm. i prefer, can i say both? depending on how the character is, i adore both! i dont think i can pick a favorite. ;D

  8. I hate to say this because it's not very original but personally i would love a nice guy who also has a little bit of a wild/bad side just to keep things interesting… keep me on my toes! 🙂

  9. I love everyone's answers!! I've often liked bad boys – there's something sexy about them to me, but when it comes right down to it, a nice guy is who I want to spend my life with…and like Tristan said, a nice guy with a bit of a wild streak would be just fine with me! lol
    Thanks so much for joining the discussion, everyone! 🙂

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