We all crave something that makes us feel good once in a while. For me, one of the ways of satisfying that craving is finding a light, romantic, will-they-or-won’t-they (you know they will) sort of book.
The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith, had been sitting on my shelf for months. I was saving it, hoping that it would be the perfect choice when I had exactly the type of feel-good craving I just described. That craving hit me hard back in December, and The Geography of You and Me immediately popped into my mind. I didn’t hesitate to pick it up and start reading.
And you know what? It didn’t let me down.
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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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It’s been a while since I’ve done a cover reveal, hasn’t it? Almost a month now. I’m not sure why that is–it certainly isn’t for lack of nice covers being created.
Regardless, I’m glad to be taking part in today’s reveal. And let me tell you, what a cover to be revealing! The cover for Somebody to Love, by Aurelia Fray, certainly lives up to the mood put across by the novel’s summary. It’s fun, it’s cheerful, and it makes me want to get my hands on a copy of the book as soon as possible so that I can bury my nose in it.
Are you ready to check it out?
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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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