Friday, June 22, 2018

Bound Book Tour and Giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card


Bound
by Jennifer Dean
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

When fate leads Emma Morgan back to her small hometown of Washington, she learns that the life she knew three years ago has changed once she meets the charmingly mysterious Liam Alexander. But when her brother, Sean, voices his disapproval, Emma finds her loyalty in the way of her newfound curiosity of the youngest Alexander. Only the more she tries to avoid Liam, the more she finds him in her constant company. 

A risk that leads down a dangerous path once Emma begins to discover a secret about the Alexanders that no human should ever know.

Excerpt

I was so anxious to leave when the bell sounded that I elbowed my pens right off my desk with annoyance. Just as my body swiveled, I found myself face to face with Liam. My eyes froze on his as I inhaled with the awareness of the increased pace of my heart. I felt the slight gulp from my throat as a shiver traveled down my arms and into my fingers. Just like the memories of Ross and Nick, seeing Liam had flashed the images of what he had done to them. When I woke this morning I knew how foolish I was to dismiss, or deny, it all, especially after the weekend had left me with nothing but time to relive the night. But maybe it was easier that way. At least until I saw his face to remind me that I was merely lying to myself.

“What are you?”

I was still, watching as he leaned his neck closer. I wasn’t sure where my courage had come from to ask. I certainly had none Friday night.

“A high-school student,” he said.

I narrowed my eyes, forgetting that I was even slightly terrified of him. As if I hadn’t been plagued with nightmares over the weekend. As if the slightest unfamiliar sound didn’t make me jump, leaving a trail of goosebumps behind as proof. As if I hadn’t asked Sean, like a child, to come over Saturday and Sunday night. No, right now I was only led by my curiosity.

“I wasn’t under the impression that most high-schoolers could move things with their minds.”

“I didn’t,” he said.

My eyes squinted as I leaned in closer with my whisper. “I saw him floating. It was like magic or something.”

“Did you actually see me doing that?” Liam asked.

“Yes. Well….” I scrunched my lips as I took a minute to remember. He was right. I had never actually seen him lift Nick because I was too shocked to look away.

Liam’s lips were straight as he stood. I followed his movement. “Okay, no I didn’t see you doing it.” He nodded, making it clear that was his point. “But you did move me away from getting hit by the truck. I know that.”

He opened his mouth, ready to speak, but said nothing. In his eyes, I thought I could see, the conflict, the same I had seen before. I didn’t like to see him that way. Finally, he closed his mouth and gathered his books before turning his back to me.

“Thank you,” I said.

It was impulsive but needed.

“For what?” Liam said. His back was still facing me but his neck had turned at my words.

The shock of being so frightened by Liam had overshadowed my gratefulness for his presence Friday night. I watched as he turned back to face me.

“I realized that I never thanked you for what you did. I don’t know what would have happened if you had not been there.”

I looked down with the lie, or maybe it was a realization. It was pretty clear what would have happened if he hadn’t been there. The shame of what felt like stupidity led my eyes to rest on the ground because of this. When I finally let myself look back up at him, I noticed he had moved back to stand at his desk. It was good to know a few students were occupying Mrs. Anderson, keeping her from awkwardly watching our encounter.

Liam leaned in with the gaze of his bright eyes. “If fate were to rewind us to the same moment, I wouldn’t hesitate to be there again.”

My eyes bounced back with his, like a tennis match. Suddenly the fright of what he was had begun to melt. In its place was a warmth of safety. Uh-oh.

I grinned involuntarily. “Can I ask you something?” He nodded with an approved patience.

“I know what I saw can’t be normal. I mean, I’ve never heard of such a thing in a human.”

“I don’t believe that sentence was a question.”

I tried to resist the roll of my eyes as I walked past the desks, parallel with him. He seemed to keep more with my pace than I did with his as we exited the classroom.

“All right, what are you?” I asked again. He gazed at me like I was an intruder inside a security vault. “I’m not going to tell anyone. I didn’t even tell my brother about what happened, and I tell him everything.”

Really it was more oddly like I couldn’t tell Sean. Part of me was protective of what I had seen. I still didn’t understand that. All I knew was every time I tried, I remained silent. When we stopped at my locker, I watched as Liam’s chin lifted with surprise. He leaned his lips a few inches away from my ear. “I wish that I could say.”

“Can’t you?” I asked.

He leaned back to see my lifted brow. “I wish for so many things.”

I squinted with confusion, watching him shake his head once before turning to walk down the hall.





I was never that child you found in the corner reading. In fact, I loathed the idea of picking up a book. The activity seemed more of a chore than a pastime. 

All that changed when my brother began talking to me about the newest novel he was reading.Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.Before I knew it, my curiosity got the better of me, luring me to try the series. It didn't take long for my mindset of reading to turn on its head. 

But even with my new hobby discovered, it wasn't until my junior year of college that I developed a hidden desire for writing stories. And when I found myself writing scenes instead of paying attention to my professors, I knew becoming a writer was the career path I was meant to follow.



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27 comments:

  1. "What do you think of the book or the cover? Do you have any questions for the author?" Bleeding flowers is a pretty sinister image!

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  2. Lovely cover. Sounds like a good read.

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  3. Love the cover and the book sounds good!

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  4. I've never seen the blood and flower combo with out a rose as the flower.

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  5. I thought "how pretty" when I saw the flowers, then "ooh" when I noticed the blood. :)

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  6. This looks like a fun read. Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  7. Daily comment, liking the blurb and cover.

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  8. Interesting that Harry Potter was the first book love of the author.

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  9. I like the cover and do not have any questions. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  10. New rafflecopter requiring daily comments is quite inconvenient. Not sure what new comments I can say day after day just to get to the daily entries.

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    1. I understand your frustration. The touring company made the Rafflecopter. I never require daily comments on the ones I put together, just a single one.

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    2. Thanks for this comment. I was wondering, too.

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  11. Interesting cover - looks innocuous enough at first glance.

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  12. I do wonder how writers can write many different characters in one scene without things getting confusing.

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  13. Interesting cover. Thanks for sharing. No questions for the author. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  14. I'm curious about the secret she is to find out about. Intriguing.

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  15. Intriguing cover. Thanks for sharing. No questions for the author. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  16. I wonder what, if any, is the writer's worst case of writer's block and how did she get over it.

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  17. I'm glad the authors' brother got her into reading thus making a writing career her path.

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  18. To truly make a living as a writer, do you have to set a timeframe for book releases, such as every two years minimum?

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  19. love the way the story sounds it's so intriguing and can't wait to read it

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  20. I haven't read anything by Jennifer Dean before and am looking forward to it.

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  21. The story is set in Washington. Is that where the author is from? If not, why was Washington chosen?

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  22. I like the cover and it looks like a fabulous read!

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  23. I am a newbie when it comes to this author, Jennifer Dean. Looking forward to adding a new author to my favorite list.

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  24. The book cover is pretty and mysterious.
    I have no questions.

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  25. the cover makes me want to know more.

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