Saturday, February 23, 2013

Winner Announced! Love-A-Thon Giveaway!!! (closed)

Congrats to Jasmine Rose!!!!!!!!!!!!! picked #1 (it actually picked it twice in row...I was shocked). I'll be emailing you shortly!

My friends Katelyn and Alexa are hosting a Book Blogger Love-A-Thon this weekend. Twenty-four hours dedicated to giving love to your favorite book blogs. I participated last year and had a blast and met some really awesome book bloggers. I wasn't able to participate this year but decided I wanted to do something to contribute. So...(with Katelyn's permission) I'm doing a giveaway for one of the participants!!

I've found myself with two copies of The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (not the first time this has happened either...I have an addiction and forget what books I own sometimes) and have been trying to figure out what to do with the extra copy. And what better way to share the love than a Love-A-Thon.

So if you're participating in the Love-A-Thon (yes, I will check with Katelyn or your blog), live in the US and would like to win this book, all you have to do is comment bellow and leave your blog link and email address I can contact you at. No liking or following or tweeting involved. And since the Love-A-Thon ends at midnight eastern, I'll let the contest run through noon tomorrow (eastern time). Anything time stamped after won't be counted and I'll pick a winner with If I don't hear back from the winner in forty eight hours, I'll pick another one. I'll do my best to get the book out this week, but I have class for work in another town (an hour away), so it might not be until the week after. But it will get mailed! Promise! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Entry for Cupid's Kissing Scene Contest - One More Summer

Lead in: Devyn and Tyler were summer neighbors until three years ago when Devyn moved away. She's hated Tyler since they were kids when he was always picking on her. Now she's walking with her friends, Hannah and Stephanie, to Tyler's house after a game of Truth or Dare to avoid talking about what brought her back for the summer.

I glance at my phone.—the clock reads 10:00. Shit. Too late to knock. I walk to the back of the house, hoping a few light taps on the window will be enough to get his attention.
I’m right. Tyler’s blinds open and he stands there, shirtless. He doesn't open the window so I motion for him to come outside. I’m standing in the doorway when he opens it. Of course he could have put a shirt on before coming out here. But that would have been too easy.
 “What’s up?” he asks, stretching one arm up along the door-frame and leaning into it. Something black catches my eye. It looks like vines creeping along his rib cage and the top of his shoulders.
Tyler clears his throat and I peel my stare away from his chest. Shaking my head I answer, “Just this.”
Without thinking I step forward and rise onto my tip-toes. I wrap my arms around his neck and pull him down to my level. Before my brain talks me out of it I press my lips to his.
He doesn’t resist. It’s as if he expected it. Or wanted it, which is more disturbing. He wraps his arm around my waist and pulls me to him. It’s awkward at first with our height difference, but when his lips begin to move against mine, warm and gentle, I can’t help but respond. My mind is screaming at me to stop, but my body takes over. I trail my fingers up his neck and into his hair, pulling him even closer. Before I know it his tongue is running along my lips, setting my nerves on fire. My body heats up and I melt into him. His arms wrap tighter around me and in seconds my feet are off the ground and around his waist.
Hannah coughs behind us and my body immediately shuts down. I wiggle against him until his grip on my legs loosens and I slide down his body. I turn around to see Stephanie staring at me, her eyes wide and mouth hanging open.