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Monday, April 14, 2014

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout; Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to today's stop in the Don't Look Back blog tour. Jennifer L. Armentrout's newest release is hitting shelves TOMORROW!! I'm excited to not only host a giveaway for Don't Look Back, I get to share an excerpt! I really enjoyed this book. It has a little bit of everything. Snark, sizzling chemistry, great characters, great writing, and the right amount of suspense that will keep you hooked till the very end. Check out my full, spoiler free review here

About The Book
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by: Disney Hyperion
To Be Released on: April 15th, 2014
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

The Excerpt

“That’s going to be a blow to his confidence.” He smiled then, as if he liked the sound of
that. “You know, this is possibly the best thing that has ever happened.”
“Me losing my memory and not knowing what happened to me?” Anger sparked deep
inside me, familiar and powerful. “Yeah, I’m glad that’s so great for you.”
“That’s not what I mean.” Scott sat up, looking me straight in the eyes. “You were a
terror to everyone who knew you. And this”—he waved his hand around me—“is an
That icky feeling was back, coiling around my insides. I was a terror? I bit my lip,
frustrated that there was nothing in my head confirming or denying what he’d said.
Someone cleared his throat.
We twisted around and…wow, just wow. My jaw hit the bedspread. There was a tall boy
standing in the doorway to my bedroom. Dark brown hair fell over his forehead and curled
around his ears. His skin was deep, almost olive in comparison to my paler skin, hinting at a
Native American or Hispanic ancestry. His cheekbones were broad, giving him an exotic look,
and his jaw was strong, clenched tight. The long-sleeved shirt he wore stretched over his broad
shoulders and biceps. His body was purely athletic, slender and yet muscular.
A black baseball cap dangled off the tips of his fingers, forgotten. Our eyes locked, and I
felt a stirring in my chest. His were a magnetic, intense blue. The color of the sky right before the
day ended and night took hold—the color of dusk. There was stark relief in his gaze, also a
wariness I didn’t understand.
“Is that my boyfriend?” I whispered, hopeful and scared all at once. If he was my
boyfriend, I had no idea what to do with him. Well, I did—I suddenly had lots of ideas that
involved kissing, touching, and all sorts of fun things, but he was…mouthwateringly gorgeous,
and that intimidated the hell out of me.
Scott choked on his laugh.
The boy in the doorway glanced at my brother and then at me. Heat crept across my
cheeks. The relief was still in his eyes, and my lips split in a hesitant smile. He was happy to see
me, but…but then his eyes hardened into chips of ice.
“Boyfriend? Yeah,” he said slowly, voice deep and smooth. “Not even if you paid my
tuition to Penn State next year.”
Stung and embarrassed, I jerked back, and the question came out before I could stop it.
“And why not?”
He stared at me as if I had an arm sticking out of my head and waving around. He turned
to my brother, brows raised. “I’ll be waiting outside.”
“Sure, man, be there in a sec, Car.”
“His name is Car?” I said, folding my arms.
Vehicle Boy stopped and turned back around. “Car, as in Carson Ortiz.”
Oh. That made sense. I lowered my arms, feeling about nine kinds of stupid.
Carson’s eyes narrowed. “She really has no clue about…about anything?”
“Yep,” Scott replied, lips pursed.
He started to turn again but stopped once more. Muttering under his breath, he looked at
me. “I’m glad you’re okay, Sam.”

About The Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Follow Jennifer via:  Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook 

About the Giveaway
Thank you to Disney Hyperion, each site has 1 copy of Don't Look Back to giveaway. To enter today's giveaway, please fill out the form below. 

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SHATTERED by Mari Mancusi, Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Check it out! The cover to Mari Mancusi's SHATTERED, the sequel to SCORCHED, has been released!

I LOVE this cover! Be sure to visit Mari's blog here, to find out more about the cover.

In only a few short months, her world has changed forever. She’s on the run with Emmy, the last living dragon, and their bond is tested at every turn as their enemies grow ever closer…

He’s betrayed his mission to destroy the dragon, and now he must protect Trinity and Emmy with everything he has. But he isn’t sure he’s strong enough to save them both…

He knows each time he visits the Nether he’s one step closer to losing himself completely. But the pull of this fantasy world is becoming harder to resist each day. 

By a twist of fate, this girl from the wrong side of the tracks has a chance to save the world—or at least the world’s last dragon. And she’s willing to risk everything to do so…

When a cell phone video of Emmy goes viral and the government starts closing in, Team Dragon is running out of places to hide.

To celebrate the release, Mari is holding a giveaway, which ends today. Enter to win this beautiful dragon egg pendant, by filling out the form below. It's open internationally.

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