Happy Holidays Everyone!
Join us in celebrating Entangled Teen’s 12 Days of Kickass Event. This event is going to be a blast!
A pile of Entangled Teen authors are joining together to share some exclusive content with you all. There will be 2 teams, The Smartass Team who will post a good or swoon worthy deleted scene or an excerpt and The Badass Team who will post a wiseass, or villainous deleted scene or excerpt. And the cool part is we’ll be posting on each other’s blogs. The party starts on December 2nd and goes all the way to December 13th. We will wrap up the event with our monthly twitter party on December 13th 9 PM EST/6 PM PST as well! Each day will have 2 posts from us along with an EPIC giveaway!
So how do I join in you ask? It’s easy just follow along with the tour and find the hidden word (it will be highlighted) in each post and fill out the Rafflecopter form. "What can I win?" you ask? You can win one of 2 Kindles (valued at $69) and we’re giving away 5 sets of 5 Entangled Teen Print Books US Only, and 10 Entangled Teen eBooks International. Also we will be giving away more books and Amazon and Barnes & Noble Gift Cards during the twitter party. That means 2 people will win a kindle, 5 people will win 5 of our amazing print titles, and 10 people will win eBooks!
Today, please help me welcome Vivi Barnes, and her awesome book, Olivia Twisted:
KICKASS POST FOR VIVI BARNES
I’m excited to share this extra “deleted” scene from OLIVIA TWISTED for my badass boy Z. While the story doesn’t take place around Christmastime, there is a moment where he gives Liv a gift. What you don’t know (until now) is that giving gifts is very difficult for Z, considering an event that happened to change his life forever. Enjoy!
“I have something for you.” I reach back to my nightstand and lift the small blue box. Her eyes widen as I open the lid to reveal a thin gold bracelet.
“Oh, Z, it’s beautiful.” She lifts it up to gaze at it.
“It was my mother’s,” I whisper as I watch the gold strand flex through her slender fingers. “It’s the only thing I kept of hers.”
It’s strange, giving Liv a gift. I don’t do presents—don’t do Christmas, birthdays, nothing. Everyone knows it. On Christmas Day, while the rest of the house celebrates with a Secret Santa gift exchange, I’m on my Ducati, riding through the bitter chill to the cemetery where my mother is buried. It’s the one time of year I make that visit, though it does nothing to get rid of my demons. It was Christmas night that I found her—
I swallow hard and squeeze my eyes closed for a moment, forcing away the memory that forever haunts me. No amount of therapy, legal or otherwise, has helped me deal with this. But as Liv’s eyes light up, something inside me lifts slightly—as a wave shifts a heavy stone. Maybe giving her my mother’s bracelet is the first step to getting over this.
I take the bracelet and gently fasten it above her hand, then kiss the inside of her wrist. The one thing I have that means something to me now rests on the only person who means everything to me.
Her hand strokes my cheek. “Thank you,” she says softly.
I lean down to press my lips to hers, then her chin, her jaw, her neck, loving how she tilts her head back to give me better access. I let my fingers trail down her side to pull her closer to me.
Great scene, right? Here's how to find out more about Vivi:
Originally from East Texas (the accent comes out more often than not), Vivi now lives in the magic and sunshine of Orlando, FL with her very understanding husband and three kids. She’s an extrovert with awkward blogging tendencies. Her debut novel, OLIVIA TWISTED, comes out November 5, 2013 from Entangled Teen!
You can connect with Vivi on Facebook,Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest. Or visit the official Olivia Twisted site at www.oliviatwisted.com.
She’s represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.
Haven’t read today’s other post? Stop by Vivi’s blog and check out my excerpt here: http://vivibarnes.com/category/blog/
2 Kindles (valued at $69) US ONLY
5 sets of 5 Entangled Teen Print Books US Only
10 Entangled Teen eBooks International!
(no purchase necessary)