I am so excited to be a part of the #WOW2016 Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! There are so many amazing authors and bloggers participating, so make sure you check them all out!
Today, I am thrilled to have some swoony excerpts (and a few graphics, too!) from some books that I am quite excited to read. And then, these amazing authors have come together to give you a chance to win a big old prize back, which is pretty fabulous (basically, I am jealous of the winner, mmmkay?). So, let’s do this!
Unicorn Tracks by Julia EmberUnicorn Tracks by Julia Ember
Published by Harmony Ink Press on April 21st 2016
After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.
Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.
The Romantic Excerpt and Graphic!
The graphic (which is amazing, yes?) is a never-before seen image by Linnea Gear, so leave her some love- she did a fabulous job!
When I pressed my mouth to hers, relief flooded through my body. I felt no trace of fear. Our kiss was messy. My tongue lapped against hers like a dying man catching rain. The desperate pressure of her lips against mine hurt. My lips were too dry. Hers too wet. Still, in the passionate wrongness of it, I found perfection.
Forget Tomorrow by Pintip DunnForget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
Published by Entangled: Teen on November 3rd 2015
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.
It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes the hellish prison.
But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all.
The Romantic Excerpt
Gyre by Jessica GunnGyre by Jessica Gunn
Published by Curiosity Quills Press on February 1st 2016
Chelsea didn’t try to teleport. All she wanted was to play the Battle of the Bands show. But after accidentally teleporting onto classified Navy vessel SeaSatellite5, all she’s rocking is the boat. Once it’s sorted out that Chelsea’s not a threat, SeaSat5’s top scientist offers Chelsea a position on the crew as an archaeology intern. Dr. Saint studies people with powers, believing them to be descendants of Atlantean refugees, except Chelsea’s powers are beyond anything on previous record.
While great for everyone else onboard, the miracle of Chelsea is Trevor’s worst nightmare. The same girl who’d given him a brief lifeline to sanity three months ago literally fell from the sky, under a mile of ocean, and onto the very station where he’s employed. Making matters worse, Trevor’s family are Lemurians, Atlantis’s enemy, and Chelsea’s presence is unpredicted—a wrench in an already unstable situation. But Trevor wants no part of his family’s war. The only thing he wants is Chelsea, Atlantean or not.
Days into Chelsea’s sudden appearance, SeaSatellite5 uncovers Atlantean ruins and a massive artifact cache, placing its entire, hundred-man crew in the crosshairs of an ancient war. There are those who want the Atlantean relics inside the ruins destroyed, and only Trevor knows the treasures for what they really are: Link Pieces, tools used by the ancient civilizations for their time-travel war.
With lies and shifting alliances abound, Chelsea and Trevor will have to think fast in order to save the station. If they don’t, the Lemurians will seize the artifacts and Atlantis will be destroyed forever.
The Romantic Excerpt & Graphic
He kissed me again, strong hands cupping my face, chasing away all doubts. His mouth found my neck, leaving kisses on every available centimeter of skin. He whispered in my ear, “You’re beautiful, more than I thought possible.
And fuck, no one had ever said that to me before. No one had made me feel like this before. I drew his lips to mine, enjoying that every part of me snapped to attention where he touched. Alive. Electrified. Trevor simply brought me to life, had from the beginning, in every single way. He’d become everything, a lifeline, my first love, in a matter of weeks. And here in this moment, I entrusted him with that power forever.