Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BLOG TOUR # 17 - EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY - HERE by DENISE GROVER SWANK - ON THE OTHERSIDE # 1



Hey everyone!!

For my stop of the blog tour I have a lovely excerpt from
 Here for you

ENJOY!!!! 

Michelle



HERE
by
 Denise Grover Swank

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.

Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can't ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for months. When the police show up one night looking for Evan, he begs Julia to run with him, convincing her that Monica is still alive. Julia agrees to go, never guessing where he’s really from.



EXCERPT


“Julia!” My name carries in the wind, whirling around the cars and people filling the lot. 

I spin around to find its source, regretting the impulse the moment I act. For all I know, it’s Sarah. My gaze stops on Evan. His arm drapes across the roof of his car. He leans into it in a casual stance, his jacket hanging open. His black hair is just long enough to blow in the gusty wind, which, added to his pea coat, reminds me of a sailor bracing for a storm.

Without thinking, my feet propel me forward. He watches me approach, his face expressionless. I stop several feet away, suddenly hesitant.

The arm by his side twitches, his fingers flexing then curling as though he is unsure what to do. My eyes linger there, then lift to his face. His cheeks are pink from the wind and stand out against his pale complexion. Funny how I remember him having more of a tan. Out in the sunlight, his blue eyes are striking, a crisp clear blue, like an unblemished topaz. They warm my insides in spite of the frigid autumn air. 

“Hi.” 

His lips barely part to utter the word. A common salutation, yet that one word makes my breath stick in my chest. 
“Did you drive to school?”

The mention of driving returns me to reality and I let out my breath with a whoosh. I lift a chunk of hair that the wind blows across my face. “No, I walk.”

His eyes widen. “In the cold? Where’s your coat?”

“I forgot it. It’s not far.”

“You can’t walk home without a coat. Let me drive you.”

The thought of getting in Evan’s car sets a flock of birds to flight in my gut, all fighting for the narrow escape route. 

I shake my head and take a step back. “No…”

His arm on the roof slides to his side as he moves toward me. “I promise to be a gentleman.”

His use of the word gentleman makes me smile.

“See? I’m not so scary. If you catch pneumonia then I can't tutor you, and I'll have to pick up trash off the highway instead. You wouldn’t force that on me, would you?” 

I laugh. “So what you’re saying is this is really all about you, that I’m doing you a favor?” 

“Well, yeah…” He hangs his head with a sheepish grin. 

He’s impossibly cute and I’m unable to resist. “When you put it that way, how can I refuse? What kind of person would I be to make you pick up trash?”






Denise Grover Swank lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has six children, three dogs, and an overactive imagination. She can be found dancing in her kitchen with her children, reading or writing her next book. You will rarely find her cleaning. Denise is represented by Amanda Luedeke of MacGregor Literary.
You can find out more about Denise and her other books at www.denisegroverswank.com or email her at denisegroverswank@gmail.com You can also follow her on Twitter: @DeniseMSwank or  friend her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deniseswank


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11 comments:

  1. Oh, this one interests me. Love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway!
    +1 GFC follower (Bwyatt)

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  2. The cover creeps me out, it reminds me of The Ring... anyway the blurb looks cool, I'll just skip the cover hahahaha!

    You know I follow you :)

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    1. Oh the Ring, that movie has put me off sitting with hubby and watching his type of vids as it creeped me out waayyy too much. He tried the original Japanese version couple weeks ago and didn't like it. My hubby has gone all O/S and is subtitles guy now..ha!! I blog while he reads subtitles:D

      Yes I know you follow us:D:D

      M

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  3. Really like the sound of this book. Love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    GFC: Yvonne
    Follow by Email: yleacy(at)yahoo(dot)ie
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    1. Hi Denise,

      Your welcome. My review goes up once tour finished, as I understand:D

      Michelle

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  5. Uh... wha? This sounds INSANE! And the cover is SUPER creepy and gorgeous. Oh, I'm so fasinated based on that blurb. Thanks for the excerpt! xx

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    1. Hey Sarah * waves*

      I think you will like this book! The cover is wonderful isn't it? It's a mixture of pretty but, then it makes you not sure with her head down.

      Thanks for dropping by!
      x

      Michelle

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  6. This sounds Great!!! Thank you for the Giveaway!!! kmathewson@hotmail.ca
    GFC: Kris Mathewson
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  7. I would love to win this book. thanks for the giveaway. I really find the alternate realities fascinating and the excerpt sounds great.

    GFC: Rachel Vessar
    follow by email: pefrw at yahoo dot com

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  8. Hi everyone,

    I have added your extra entries and given you all numbers according to the number of entries you have.

    I am now spinning Random Org.........

    ......WINNER IS BRAINE!!!!

    I shall contact you now.

    Thanks everybody for entering, more giveaways coming shortly!

    Michelle

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