BLOG TOUR: The Standout by Laurel Osterkamp - Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my tour stop for The Standout by Laurel Osterkamp! The Standout is a psychological thriller and is a stand alone. The tour runs January 25-29 with reviews only. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

About the Book: First Robin gets the email with its simple demand: dump your fiancĂ© or else. Then someone puts up the slanderous Rotten Robin Website that threatens to crush her chances to win The Standout, a ballet-themed, fashion reality show. Surrounded by backstabbing co-contestants and haunted by mysterious ghosts from her past, Robin can't trust anyone, including herself.

This new psychological thriller by Laurel Osterkamp, author of The Holdout and The Next Breath, is Black Swan meets Project Runway.

Get ready for a breathtaking novel about love, betrayal, tall buildings, and finding the courage to jump.

About the Author:

Laurel Osterkamp becomes very attached to her characters. The Standout, The Holdout, The Next Breath, November Surprise, Blue State, and American Angst all feature the Bricker family, but these books can be read in any order. Laurel teaches English and Creative Writing in Minneapolis, where she tries to stay warm, hang out with her husband and two chatty children, and find the time to write. Her other novels are the award-winningFollowing My Toes and Starring in the Movie of My Life.

You can find Laurel on Twitter but she needs to work on sending clever Tweets. A better idea is to follow her blog at

$25 Amazon gift card (INT)
Ends Feb. 4th
Prizing is provided by the author, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

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I really liked Laurel Osterkamp's previous novel, 'Next Breath.'  And as I read the synopsis for The Standout, it seemed so different and exactly like something I needed to write at this point, and I couldn't help but sign up for the tour!

This is one part of a series of Robin Bricker novels, but all of them can be read as standalones. I haven't exactly read the others, but after The Standout, I will definitely be picking them up soon!

I'm going to keep this short and sweet, unlike my previous tirades...

I guess all I can say is that I'm SO glad that I tried to read this, because it was infinitely better!

I loved how, despite being told that cyber bullying was the main theme of the book, it wasn't all the book was about, but it also had personal growth journeys, which made it all the more enjoyable. I loved the fashion, the slander, Robin's personality - always strong inspite of everything that was being thrown at her, and that was pretty commendable.

All in all, a really good, expectation surpassing book, and I will definitely be looking out for more in the series!

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

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