First up, is LOST IN YOU by Heidi McLaughlin. I have a very brief teaser to share with you followed by a giveaway for a Kindle Paperwhite. Yay! For more details, check out the blog tour page here.
Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps.
Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her.
When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's known.
Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.
“Are you a good boy, Ryan, or is there a bit of bad boy hiding in there?”
This question takes me by surprise and I play with the hem of my shorts thinking about how I’m going to answer. I look at her and try not to smile, but have a feeling I’m failing terribly.
“I’m a good boy. I do as I’m told.”
“Good boys are nice.” I think she’s flirting with me, but I’m not sure. But the way her voice changed when she said that makes me think that she is. I wish I wasn’t so lost when it comes to girls.
Next up is BROKEN FOREST by Eliza Tilton. This is such an exciting tour because it's a chose your own adventure. If you haven't participated in this hop yet, go here to start your own adventure!
If you’ve landed here during your adventure, skip all this and go below. But first, before you begin, here's a bit about BROKEN FOREST ~
Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.
And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.
Now, here's your adventure:
You hear the first whistle; it’s Tavo, followed by three more.
You smile, nod and then the two of you are heading towards the woods.
Moonlight silhouettes the thin pines and crickets fill the air with musical notes. Your feet glide across the grass as you run deeper into the forest, leaving the clearing far behind.
“Stop.” Ella holds out her hand. Her body crouches and her head turns left and right as she scans the area.
“What do you see?” Your sister’s eyesight is keener than yours.
She points to a large tree. A boot sticks out from behind it. The grey fur lets you know it’s Brev who will be difficult to catch if he runs.
Your thumb slides over the top of the pouch, ready to tag him before Ella when you hear a rustle in the bush to your right.
“Go,” you say. “I’ll be right behind you."
Parts of the brush move as you stalk towards it. One hand holds the pouch, ready to tag; the other is holding your sword
One . . . two . . . On three you push the weeds aside and find a large coon who hisses and jumps at you.
Your sword slices into it before it can dig its claws into your skin. “Blasted coon,” you grumble.
With the creature dealt with, you turn and dash to where Ella stood, but she’s already disappeared. Things will be easier on your own. Part of you worries about Ella, but your sister is a skilled archer. If anyone can protect herself, it’s Ella.
Which direction do you go?
- North, a safe direction, where you know you can find at least two of the others and a few flowers. Go here
- East, the wolves are known to hunt east, but previous hunters have found the flower here. Finding the flower will greatly help the village. Go here
- West, you remember your Mamma speaking of a dark cave where the black flower grows, but caves are never a safe place to be. Go here
- South, this is closer to the marshlands. A place where the flower grows and the jade mushroom which is worth much coin back home. Go here
Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.
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