Monday, April 27, 2015

Wash Me Away Book Blitz: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Wash Me Away, by Wendy Owens
Publication date: April 27, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Monsters have a way of following you.

Immersed in a new world at boarding school, Addy Buckley learns she’s not the only one with secrets. While trying to navigate the minefield of painful lies that seem to be rattling around her family’s past, she meets soft on the eyes and heavy on the heart, Napoleon Blake.

When faced with the darkness, Addy must decide to cling to her new life and friends or let the monster carry her away. The choice is hers, sink or swim.

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Excerpt from Wash Me Away

My heart leaps into my throat, and time has lost meaning. The entire car leans up on two wheels as it travels to the left, rather than straight ahead. My body presses into my father’s, and I wish more than anything I could hold myself away from him. He reaches for the door handle, but his efforts are futile, as the water has already risen to his window. We continue to move with the current, until it completely picks up the car. The metal tomb flips and turns onto the driver’s side door, snapping off the mirror. I don’t think. I struggle to unbuckle my seatbelt with one hand, the weight of my body pulling the strap taut, and crank down the passenger window with the other. Like a seamless and rehearsed dance, everything happens perfectly. The window is down, the buckle releases its grasp, and I grab on to the edge of the open window. Using the edge of the steering wheel, and my headrest, I push myself up and out the opening.

The car slows, but it’s still moving with the flow of the water, rocking from side to side as the muffled sounds of metal scraping against the earth fill the vessel. “Addy Mae,” he cries up after me. It’s a tone I’ve never heard from him, or at least I don’t recall. I look down at him; his eyes are wide with fear. I feel sorry for him, the need to help him overwhelming me.

I drop to my knees, readying myself to extend a hand. The car jerks unexpectedly, and I fall to my stomach, gripping the rim of the window for support. A cracking sound echoes from inside of the car. I look down to see a large rock has wedged itself firmly into the windshield, cracked glass splintering outward.

“Goddamn it, Addy, you better get me the hell out of here,” he shouts. There he is, I think. The father I know. My hand is halfway extended when I pause and pull it back. “What the—” The windshield gives way, and the shards rush inward with a gush of water. His expression, his words—they all disappear in an instant, beneath the murky, churning waters.

AUTHOR BIO:
YA is published under Wendy L Owens
Adult and NA is published under Wendy Owens

Wendy Owens is a writer, born in the small college town of Oxford, Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy moved on to a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork, she gave her first love – writing -- a try. It’s become a passion ever since. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, is a YA fantasy series about angel and human hybrids.

Since then she has branched into NA Contemporary Romance and released titles to include Stubborn Love, Only in Dreams, Do Anything, and The Luckiest.

When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups. She loves to cook and is a film fanatic.

Author Links:
http://wendy-owens.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5038955.Wendy_Owens
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wendy-L-Owens/191731754221996?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/wendylowens

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17 comments:

  1. The excerpt is really moving and I want to find out if she's okay. :)

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  2. Poor dad. I wonder what he did so terrible that she let him die. I would love to read the rest to find out!

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  3. this sounds like a very nice coming of age book. Looks good! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Looks very interesting would love to read.

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  5. Wonder what her monsters are. My mind jumps to mental illness/depression, but I can't tell for sure from this. (Also, side note: I totally toured the college Wendy went to, and it's gorgeous. In the middle of nowhere, but gorgeous. Got in, but chose to go elsewhere. My campus was nowhere near Miami University's prettiness, unfortunately)

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  6. I always enjoy reading the author bios. She is very artistic it seems and I wish her much sucess

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  7. Sounds great,thanks for the chance!

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  8. This sounds like a unique book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. sounds like it would be a good read. thanks for sharing

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  10. What a choice for an excerpt..... wow.... I can't wait to find out what happens! :)

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  11. Looks like a great book to read. Nice book cover too.

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  12. Thanks for holding this giveaway.

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  13. this is a good read for teens, I like it's uniqueness.

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  14. well this sounds like one I will look out for
    jan

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  15. Great excerpt. It certainly piqued my interest!

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