Five Fun Facts about S.E. Hall’s latest release, “Embody” + A Signed Book & Gift Card Giveaway!

by Maryse on February 25, 2017 · 70 comments

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Guess what!! S.E. Hall just released a new book Embody (Full Circle Series Book 1) and it’s a standalone (even though it spins off from her “Evolve” series), and it’s a touch… forbidden. ;) Take a look at the blurb:

I’m not “damaged.” No horrible childhood or demons in my past I’m trying to outrun. In fact, my family is ideal — funny, supportive and filled with couples that all follow “our” golden rule:

Find her. Protect her. Love only her, with everything you are, every day, for the rest of your life.

So why is it the mere thought of a monogamous relationship, more than one night with the same woman, sends me bolting in the other direction?

Because I hadn’t met Bellamy Morgan yet.

When I do cross paths with her, everything starts to slowly make sense. Why men change overnight — suddenly blind to all women but her, happy to hold her purse and watch corny movies.

Just one problem — she’s my little sister’s best friend.

Eeeeep!!! *waggles eyebrows* ;)

And well you already know the rest of the good news, ’cause of the blog post title. LOL!!! She’s having an AWESOME giveaway right here on the blog. But wait. There’s more!! One of my favorite kinds of posts, in fact. A “fun facts” about this very book (kind of a sneak peek at the author while she wrote it).

5 Fun Facts about Embody by S.E. Hall

1.) Embody, like all my books, was written entirely by hand… using my absolute favorite- Ultra Fine Point Sharpies!

2.) I name-dropped 11 of my readers in Embody- using some of their last names as that of a character, some their first… I even name streets and stores after them!

3.) Embody is the first in a spinoff series from the bestselling Evolve Series, which was inspired by my oldest daughter and watching her cope with the tragic, sudden death of her first love in 2012.

4.) My favorite scene in Embody, without giving too many spoilers, happens between JT & Bellamy at the Sam Hunt concert… when the lights go down.

5.) My music choices for Embody were quite eclectic- ranging from INXS and Tesla, to 50 Cent, back around to Sam Hunt and Lee Brice- because my book playlists are unique in the fact that each song is actually incorporated into a scene in the book itself… and I had a lot of different characters and their personalities to represent.

HOLY MOLY!!! Very cool details, but OMG??? She writes all of her books by hand? eek *gasp*

Now for the giveaway!!

  • signed paperback of Embody and a $20 Amazon gift card

How to enter for a chance to win this fun prize package? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, if you have a fun “crushing on your siblings best friend” story for us, we’re all ears!!) and by 10pm EST, Sunday February 26th 2017, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book and gift card will be sent to the winner directly by author.

Giveaway open to International!!!

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{ 70 comments… read them below or add one }

Alyson Tellier February 25, 2017 at 3:44 PM

I just read this and absolutely loved it! I would love to own the paperback. Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer Campos February 25, 2017 at 3:57 PM

I love this book can’t wait to read more of the squad!

Tricha Leary February 25, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Thanks so much for this chance!!!!

Stephanie Daigle February 25, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Would love to read this :) love SE Hall

Felecia Amaya February 25, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Oh I loved this book. SE HALL really is the greatest. I love all her books. Thanks for the chance

Angela Grogan February 25, 2017 at 3:59 PM

No story to share, but thanks for the chance to win! Have a great weekend, Maryse!

Chris Gutowski February 25, 2017 at 4:04 PM

No “crushing on my sibling’s best friend” story here, although I do have a brother considerably younger than me and I will admit to ogling a few of his friends at times! But “crushing”, no! This book sounds like a fun read and I loved the 5 fun facts listed. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Meredith February 25, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Absolutely loved this book. First in the series i read now i have to go back and read the beginning

Carrie Marie February 25, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Neat! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
I actually do have a crushing on a sibling’s best friend story… My little brother’s best friend is actually closer in age to me than my brother. Never really thought about him when we were kids, but as adults, I had a crush. Turns out he had one, too. He’d always come over to hang out (with ME?!) & then we went out (baaad date, tho. We saw the 9/11 movie – great movie, NOT a great movie for a first date). And then… pfffft. Nothing for a few years. Then we ended up reconnecting & hooking up for a bit before pfffft… So, it did NOT work out, but it was a fun ride!

Anne Spencer February 25, 2017 at 4:07 PM

No story, thanks for the chance! Happy Saturday

Tammy February 25, 2017 at 4:23 PM

I would absolutely love a signed copy of Embody!!!!! Gift card is a bonus.

Patricia February 25, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Thank you for the opportunity to win

Carrie Marie February 25, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Okay, I can’t figure out how to edit my comment, but wanted to say also – LOVE the 5 facts – they WERE fun to learn!! : )

Michelle Kupcs Mulvey February 25, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Amazing book. Another great falling for your besties sibling is Selfish by Shantel Tessier

Gloria Zechman February 25, 2017 at 4:45 PM

I love the squad and how the crew are integrated. Dane and Laney are hysterical as parents. I am so glad they are not lost to us

Keara February 25, 2017 at 5:03 PM

Thanks for the chance!! I love S.E. Hall!! She’s one of my favorite authors!! I’d die to have a signed copy of Embody!!

Melanie February 25, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Wow, another giveaway! You are so awesome!! Good luck to everyone!!

Sarah Scholz February 25, 2017 at 6:22 PM

Sounds like a good book :-) Neat giveaway :-) Thank you for the chance :-)

Alison February 25, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Loved the Evolve series. Can’t wait to read this!

Stephanie Lashbrook February 25, 2017 at 6:58 PM

No story to tell but this book is amazing; thanks for a chance to win a paperback. Love SE, the Crew and the Squad ☺

Ashley J February 25, 2017 at 7:11 PM

I LOVED this book. SE Hall is pretty amazing & yes…hand written- unreal!

Alisha M February 25, 2017 at 7:34 PM

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Jenny Rapp February 25, 2017 at 7:36 PM

I love the crew and the squad is just as lovable. Cannot wait to read this one by the ever talented SE Hall!!!!!!

bn100 February 25, 2017 at 7:46 PM

interesting facts

Amy Cook February 25, 2017 at 9:40 PM

Thank you for the chance! Love SE Hall and the series with The Crew and now The Squad.

Kathy P February 25, 2017 at 10:10 PM

No crushing on my younger sister’s boyfriends or ex husband!! I have always had better taste!! Just kidding Little Sis!

Amanda February 25, 2017 at 11:26 PM

I flove this so hard! Signed pb would be so beyond awesome.

Tina February 26, 2017 at 12:20 AM

Great giveaway. I haven’t crushed on any of my brother’s friends but they were crushing on me. Even showed up at the house, my dad said he would get my brother to come out. They said, “We’re not here to see him, we’re here to see her.”

Alicia February 26, 2017 at 12:21 AM

I love this book & would love a signed copy ❤

Maria February 26, 2017 at 12:24 AM

I would love this opportunity to read this book, thanks so much for your generosity. The cover it HOT……

Catherine Bates February 26, 2017 at 1:54 AM

Absolutely loved this book! Awesome giveaway!!

Andrea Jones February 26, 2017 at 2:18 AM

What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the chance

Sharon February 26, 2017 at 5:43 AM

Thanks for the chance. I did crush on one of my sisters friends and went to quite a few parties to see him. Went to another friends party he was at and we kissed. I thought he was soo cute. We went out for a few months, but he was still a little immature and I ended it. It was certainly not all about me for him and I wanted that!

Julie o February 26, 2017 at 5:52 AM

Emerge is one of my favorites and have read the whole series. I love Laney and Dane. I especially love how he is so considerate of her. I enjoyed her playing softball in college because you don’t see that in books very often and my daughter was a softball player also. Funny scene in book because Dane knew absolutely nothing about softball. Am looking forward to reading Embody. Waiting for a day that I will have to myself so I can fully enjoy “the crew”.

Julie o February 26, 2017 at 5:56 AM

P.S. If I win it will go on my shelf right next to my signed copy of Beautiful Disaster.

Elle February 26, 2017 at 6:47 AM

Thanks for another international giveaway :D

I have an older brother (by a couple of years), and as a young teen I had quite a bad case of a crush for one of his best friends… I was so shy I hid myself every time he came at my family’s home, it was kind of ridiculous actually and I guess no one was blind about it, lol

Simi Chatterjee February 26, 2017 at 7:35 AM

Thanks for the chance. I’m a new reader. The 5 fun facts are really intriguing. No story to tell. :)

Tiffany Brown February 26, 2017 at 8:42 AM

I’ve never had a crush on a siblings beat friend BUT in middle school I had a crush on my best friends (we are still beat friends…going on 20 years of friendship) brother.

Gigi Salinas February 26, 2017 at 8:48 AM

I absolutely love SE Hall’s books. I know I’ll love Embody. I hope there is more of the Squad. Thank you for the chance!!

Tami Czenkus February 26, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Can’t wait to read this one…
I actually dated 2 brotherd of the same friend….. NOT a positive outcome lol

Latifa Morrisette February 26, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

Sarah Dickhaus February 26, 2017 at 10:22 AM

I have a pretty good brothers best friend story for you.
My brothers best friend and I have essentially loved each other since 13 years old. I’m 26 and he 27 now. We just admitted our feelings to each other 4 months ago and have already moved in together and we are planning our wedding. It took 13 years, a combo of 3 kids and his divorce for us to quit being stubborn for us to admit our feelings.

Tonya February 26, 2017 at 10:28 AM

This book was geeat. Having a spin off series featuring thd children of the adults in the Evolve series was awesome. I was in love all over again.

Pam E February 26, 2017 at 10:38 AM

I crushed on my younger brother’s friend for a while, his name was Shawn and he was pretty good looking. Didn’t work out after he kissed me though, I realized he was too much like my brother and it made us both more uncomfortable rather than being hot. Lol

Thank you for such an amazing giveaway

Shannon Mummey February 26, 2017 at 10:39 AM

I love the “best friends little sister” trope! I need to push this to the top of my tbr.
Thanks so much for the chance!

Sherrie lowe February 26, 2017 at 10:47 AM

Loved this 5 *. S E Hall did it again. She has the magic touch

mami2jcn February 26, 2017 at 10:51 AM

I didn’t grow up with siblings so I don’t have a sibling friend crush story. Thanks for the chance to win!

Brenda February 26, 2017 at 11:03 AM

My bother is 10 years older than me, so I never crushed on any of his friends. Thank you so much for a chance to win!!

Meagen February 26, 2017 at 11:33 AM

I absolutely LOVE this book!!! SE Hall out does herself every time she puts sharpie to paper. I tell everyone about this book anytime they ask for a new read. Love SE Hall and can’t wait for the next book, which I happen to know is coming along FANTABULOUSLY!!!!!

Lisa February 26, 2017 at 11:58 AM

My siblings are younger than me so I never crushed on their friends that would be weird.

Amy February 26, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Loved Embody and the Squad! A great read and a new series I will be following!

Christy Hilton-Hall February 26, 2017 at 12:36 PM

I just love all of the Crew. SE HALL is amazeballs!! Thank you for the chance!

Dawn Bush February 26, 2017 at 12:43 PM

I had a huge crush on one of my brother’s best friends…sadly, he knew it and treated my like a “little sister”…heartbreak!!!

Nora Fresse February 26, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Sounds good. TY for the chance.

Marie (Tish) Delanoy February 26, 2017 at 1:28 PM

What an awesome giveaway!! Thank you so much for the chance!

emma granger February 26, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Looking forward to reading new book .

Stephanie Cochran February 26, 2017 at 2:43 PM

Loved this book and yes the whole Sam hunt concert was my favorite scene. I totally crushed on a friend of my step brothers back in grade school. But never said anything

Cathy gonyea February 26, 2017 at 3:41 PM

I read this book and loved it! Can’t wait for more!

Ronda February 26, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Unfortunately I only have sisters

Ronda February 26, 2017 at 4:44 PM

Unfortunately I only have sisters, so sorry no story. Thank you for this chance to win Embody I love all of S.E. Hall’s books, thanks.

Grey February 26, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Ooh! Sounds naughty! Just the way I love them! Love the premise. Thanks to Maryse for running this contest and thank you to Ms. Hall for her excellent prizes… Super cool 5 facts, I’m amazed that you handwrite your books in Sharpie… Wicked cool!
Congratulations in advance to the winner!

Maria Malaveci February 26, 2017 at 7:25 PM

Thanks so much for the chance!!!!

Shelly February 26, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Thanks for the chance!!!

Karen February 26, 2017 at 8:14 PM

I loved the Evolve series, so I picked this up the day it was released. I devoured it all ready and loved it. Can’t wait for more in this series. I’d love a paperback copy of the book!

Ali Crawley February 26, 2017 at 9:50 PM

I cane wait to get my hands on this book!!! What an awesome author!!

Brenda Bradley February 26, 2017 at 10:54 PM

I haven’t read it yet but its sitting in my kindle. I love this whole series. Thank you for the giveaway

Erika February 26, 2017 at 11:01 PM

Thank you for the chance to win!

Dawn February 27, 2017 at 12:31 AM

Sawyer Bennett’s On the Rocks was a good one. thanks for the chance!

Karin February 27, 2017 at 3:35 PM

For me, it’s Archer’s Voice. Mia Sheridan just kills it (& me) with her style of writing.

Karin February 27, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Would love to try this book; the comments below (besides your own

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