Remember back in November, when I helped reveal the cover of Tracy Krimmer’s Something Just Like This? At that point, I said the couple on the cover looked really cute.
Well, today I’m sharing a cute excerpt to go along with that cute cover. And better yet, Tracy’s giving away another $10 Amazon gift card! So take a moment to hop on over to her rafflecopter giveaway, then come back here to give the excerpt a read.
Ready? Let’s get started.
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I won’t lie: I love a good romance now and then. For some reason, romances that start with characters not liking each other all that much seem to call out to me in a particularly loud voice. I think it’s because I like the change away from insta-love, but it’s hard to say.
Either way, On the Edge, by Dani Collins, falls right within that category. I haven’t read it yet, but its summary and today’s excerpt easily had me putting it on my to-read list. Just as I’m sure they’ll have you adding it to yours.
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There are a lot of things that can draw me into a novel, but one of the strongest pulls–and sometimes one of the most difficult to achieve–is contrasting suspense against a light voice. I’m not just talking about the tension in a novel; tension is a given, and generally comes across clearly no matter the voice. I’m talking about books that fall into the Suspense genre.
Erica Kiefer’s young adult novel The Second Window falls into two genres: Suspense and Romance. I haven’t read it yet, but you can bet it’s on my list. Especially now that I’ve read this excerpt from the first chapter. The voice is light but gripping, providing that contrast I just mentioned.
Before you take a look at the excerpt, hop over to Erica’s giveaway, where one lucky winner will receive a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box.
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I won’t lie: Sometimes I’m intrigued just as much by how a story is presented as I am by the story itself. There are just so many unique ways to craft a narrative, especially in today’s world. I love seeing what people come up with.
M.C. Hall’s Smothered quite clearly combines the best of both worlds: It has an intriguing plot and is told through a different, entirely modern method. Below you’ll find an excerpt from the novel, but first you should take a moment to enter Hall’s giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card.
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I love a good mystery. Mysteries and thrillers were some of the first adult-targeted books I remember reading, and I still find myself going back to them.
Mikel J. Wilson’s Murder on the Lake of Fire is exactly the type of mystery I tend to gravitate toward. Based on what I’ve seen of the novel so far, it has exactly what I’ve come to expect from books in the genre: a murder I can’t wait to figure out, hints of romance, and a main character I’ll enjoy reading. All in all, it seems like my kind of book.
Today, I’m quite happy to be sharing an excerpt with you. Plus, Mikel is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. Go ahead and enter, then come on back to take a look at that excerpt.
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