Thursday, June 20, 2013

Evernight Teen’s Summer Kick-off Blog Hop!


Welcome to Evernight Teen’s Summer Kick-off Blog Hop!

It’s a great opportunity to get to know Evernight Teen: Gritty Fiction for Today’s Young Adult. Our stories include fresh teen fiction that’s raw, gritty and real.

My spotlight is on Christine Klocek-Lim’s DISINTEGRATE:


Emily just wanted a normal life: a boyfriend, college, two parents who loved her. Instead, her dad disappeared when she was fourteen and her life at college is anything but ordinary.

When you can manipulate matter like putty and you have no idea why, how do you pretend to be like everyone else? What happens when you meet a guy who has the same powers? Do you trust him to help you find the answers you need?

Emily desperately wants to believe that Jax can help, but the stakes grow higher than she’d ever expected: someone is after them and they’re not afraid to use violence to get what they want.

14+ for brief violence and adult situations.


Available HERE

DISINTEGRATE is an Evernight Teen EDITOR’ PICK!

~EXCERPT~

Four hours later Emily wasn’t feeling so calm anymore. She sat in her intro to drawing class and stared at the guy standing next to her professor in disbelief. Jax. She rolled his name around in her mouth. The guy from the bar is in my art class.

“Since I know all of you are royally sick of drawing vases and flowers and fruit, I’ve got you a real live boy to practice with. Now, I know we’re not in a studio, but I’m looking to see what you can do in less than optimal conditions…” Professor Hacsz went on, explaining what she wanted from them.

Emily rolled her charcoal between her fingers, trying to calm the buzz rolling over her skin. Jax was the last person she ever expected to see in class. What are the odds? she wondered, quietly trying to not freak out.

He sat on the desk in front, hands casually clasped and smiling at the professor as if he hadn’t just turned her entire world upside down. Emily wasn’t sure if she was happy about it, or totally horrified. When he glanced at her, her mechanical pencil cracked. Dammit. She looked down, concentrating. Under her fingers the outer metal casing slowly melded back together. She had to shake out the charcoal and replace it with a new one, but at least it kept her busy for a few minutes. Surely when she looked up again he wouldn’t still be looking at her— Yeah, no such luck. He was staring at her hands. Shit!

She hid the pencil in her fist. Had he seen what she did? When she looked at him again, he had his eyes on the window, expression neutral. She relaxed minutely. He couldn’t have realized what had happened. He wouldn’t be so calm if he had. And at least fixing her pencil had soothed the worst of the tension running through her.

She grabbed her drawing pad and began to sketch, using short, sharp jerks to outline the angular lines of his shoulders. Her professor was still talking, giving instructions, the occasional nod as she wandered between the desks. Emily wanted to scream. Or hide. Or something, she wasn’t sure what, but instead, she sat there, filling in the oval of Jax’s head with details: the slightly tilted corners of his eyes, the loose waves of his hair. He wore a shirt with metal snaps today and she filled in the sparks of light that reflected from them, smudging with her fingers until she got her sketch just right. And all the while, he kept glancing over at her, eyes curious. Aware. She felt like a bug under glass: pinned. Vulnerable.


What’s up for grabs?

• One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Teen.

• Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight Teen (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Teen’s website).

• Plus, each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

How to enter? Answer this:

Where was Emily in this scene?

Be sure to leave your answer and your email address in the comments below to be eligible to win a prize.

Continue hopping to the next stop!



18 comments:

  1. Great giveaway!
    In this excerpt Emily is in her Art Class!
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  2. In her Drawing class
    Thanks for the giveaway!!
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  3. In her drawing class! great giveaway!
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  4. In her Intro to Drawing Class
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  5. In her Intro to Drawing Class! Thanks for the giveaway! kamclauc-at-gmail-DOT-com

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  6. In her drawing class

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  7. In Art class.

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  8. She was in her intro to drawing class!
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  9. Her intro to drawing class.

    Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!
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  10. in her intro to drawing class

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  11. In her intro to drawing class.

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  12. In this scene Emily was in her drawing class.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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  13. In this scene, Emily was in her intro to drawing class. This book sounds quite intriguing and the blurb and excerpt leaves so much for the mind to wonder about, this book is on my must read list now!

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway :)

    Have a great day one and all.

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  14. Hi Buffy! Thank you for hosting my book in your spotlight. I'm also pleased to meet all of your readers. Good luck to all of you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad to have the chance to share about the book, I'm thinking of reviewing it :-)

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  15. In her Intro to Drawing Class.!
    Thank you for the opportunity (:

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  16. Intro to Drawing class.

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    Thank you for posting!

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  17. This book sounds so good! I already have it waiting on my ereader! :) And the answer is intro to drawing class. Thank you!
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