Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book Blitz: Carina Press New Adult Books: Excerpts and Giveaway [INT]


This is a Book Blitz post about Carina Press and more precisely about 4 New Adult books by 4 talented authors. I'll be featuring just two of those books so I can show you their excerpts as well but the post is going to be rather long. I hope you stay till the end and check these books out because they really seem interesting. Also there's an INTERNATIONAL giveaway in the end so be sure to enter that.

Title: Tell Me When
Author: Stina Lindenblatt
Goodreads link: Click here! 
Purchase link: Amazon
Synopsis:


Amber Scott should be enjoying life as a college freshman. She should be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She should be working hard to make sense of her precalculus math class. 

She shouldn’t be waking up her college roommate with screaming nightmares. She shouldn’t be flashing back, reliving the three weeks of hell she barely survived last year. And she definitely shouldn’t be spending time with sexy player Marcus Reid. 

But engineering student Marcus is the only one keeping Amber from failing her math course, so she grudgingly lets him into her life. She never expects the king of hookups will share his painful past. Or that she’ll tell him her secrets in return, opening up and trusting him in a way she thought she’d never be able to again. 

When their fragile future together is threatened by a stalker Amber thought was locked away for good, Marcus is determined to protect her. And Amber is determined to protect Marcus…even if that means pushing him away.

 Title: Wild Ones (The Lane #1)


Author: Kristine Wyllys
Goodreads link: Click Here!
Purchase link: Amazon
Synopsis:
Bri Martin likes her skirts too short, her heels too high, and trouble close at hand. So when big, brooding underground boxer Luke Turner comes into the bar where she works and starts a fight before she brings his first drink, she can't help being intrigued. Luke is everything she never wanted and everything she can't resist.

Soon, Luke is showing up everywhere Bri is, and she can't break free of his hold on her, nor does she want to. When her best friend turns on her, it's Luke who is there. When  Luke's opponent comes after her to send Luke a message, it's he who comes to her rescue.

Before Bri knows it, she's caught in the midst of a rivalry between her boyfriend and her boss, both of whom are not content to settle their scores inside the ring. She swore she'd never live this life, so like the one she once ran from. But only by confronting her past can she decide where her future lies…and whether Luke can be a part of it.

 

Excerpt:

Tell Me When Excerpt: 
       I glance back at Emma, who’s busy looking through a rack of fleecy pajama bottoms, then walk out the store and into the solid wall of a person.
     “Kitten,” the wall says as I step back. Marcus’s gaze jumps to the store’s name and his mouth slides into an amused grin. “You don’t need to get sexy underwear for our tutoring sessions, but I won’t say I don’t appreciate it.”
    “Ass,” I mutter, momentarily forgetting the ass helped me learn a math concept I’d been struggling with.
    “Anything to make you happy, Kitten.”
     I somehow manage not to roll my eyes at the name. Telling him not to call me that hasn’t helped. It’s only encouraged him to use the name more. I narrow my eyes instead. “I thought you said you weren’t stalking me.”
    “I’m not.” He lifts a plastic bag from the bookstore, and removes a book with a teenage girl and a male angel on the cover. “I was buying a birthday present for my friend’s sister. And now that you mention it, how do I know you’re not stalking me?”
    From the corner of my eye, I spot a guy checking me out. Marcus brushes a strand of hair from my face. I flinch when his fingers touch my cheek, but then I see the other guy scurry away.
    I think of Marcus’s reputation for not getting attached, of the way he jumped between me and that guy at the party. I take a deep breath, almost positive that what I’m about to do is incredibly stupid. “What are you doing Friday night?”



The Wild Ones Excerpt:
   There were no refs tonight. Underground there was no need for them. Rules didn’t exist here, only suggestions, and even those weren’t followed most of the time. Instead the announcer would call the fight while running commentary.
    I hated, despised, loathed his next words.
    “To the center, boys!”
    Once again the crowd erupted in cheers. This time I didn’t join them. My heart sped up and, without thinking, I reached for Jax with one hand and a cross that had never been around my neck with the other.
   “Tap gloves!”
    Tap his face.
    “All right. Keep it classy, fellas. There’s ladies in the crowd.”
    Luke’s eyes searched out mine and when he found them, he held them for a second.
    Kill him.
    He nodded, understanding, and once again faced Johnson, he of the buzz cut and smarmy smile.
    A bell rang out somewhere and I forgot how to breathe for a minute, my breath catching painfully in my lungs. And then Luke was moving, and I remembered how to again.
    Luke wasted no time. He was everywhere. Muhammad Ali had nothing on my man as he floated and stung, impossibly fast and wickedly accurate. He put Johnson on the defensive immediately and kept him there, his steps light and sure, his aim true every time. I could see, within the first couple of minutes, that Johnson was good, capable, but he was no match for Luke, who was better plus determined and vengeful. No mere jabs were thrown. Every hit was a power-packed punch, the wrath of an angry god behind them. Luke had a reason to win that Johnson didn’t, and she was currently up on her tiptoes screaming his name in a chant with the others.
    Destroy him.
    Johnson might have been a decent enough fighter, but my boy built coffins.

Giveaway: 

Blitz-wide giveaway
Prizes - Open INT - 2 winners will win this prize pack:
-Ecopy - Stephanie Tyler - Redemption: A Defiance Novel (book 2 in trilogy)
-Ecopy - Danube Adele - Quicksilver Dreams (book 1 in Dreamwalkers series)
-Ecopy - Kristine Wyllys - Wild Ones (book 1 in The Lane series)
-Ecopy - Stina Lindenblatt - Tell Me When (book 1 in new series)
-One $25 Amazon gift card

This post is part of  the Carina Press Book Blitz organized by Giselle @ Xpresso Book Tours.

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