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Today I'm going to be participating in the Release Week Blitz of Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry, with the help of InkSlingerPR.
Now, this is a novel that I am largely anticipating so I'm definitely going to purchase it (It's out now!!! Links below). Not only does it seem great but because Katie McGarry. The creator of my book boyfriends: Noah, Isaiah, Ryan, Logan and now Oz!! Still not persuaded? Motorbikes ;) Even more: Hot Guys On Motorbikes (so good that every word needed to be capitalised)
Let's get started! :)
NOWHERE BUT HERE Trailer:
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013. Website ** Twitter ** Facebook ** Goodreads ** Pinterest ** Tumblr ** Instagram
From Oz's Point of View. Set up: Emily has been separated from her parents and after a long night of worrying, her emotions and exhaustion catch up to her and it causes Oz to have his first fluttering of emotion for Emily.
WIND BLOWS IN FROM THE NORTH AND A FEW pieces of Emily’s dark hair sweep across her face. One minute Emily’s a bright flame, then a gust snuffs out her light. Her body sways like a top at the tail end of a spin and I lunge forward.
Emily’s knees give out and her eyes roll back into her head. I catch her inches before she crashes onto the porch. She’s light as I swing her into my arms and her head circles onto my shoulder, reminding me of one of those rag dolls Violet used to play with when we were kids.
“Emily!” Eli’s on top of me, attempting to yank her out of my arms. “Open your eyes.”
Her eyelids flutter, but remain closed as her hand limply clutches my shirt. Eli rams his arms underneath mine and he makes Emily a rope in a tug-of-war. I should let her go. I should want to let her go, but then Emily goes and screws it up for me. “Oz.”
It was a damn whisper, but I heard my name on her lips and so did Eli. His eyes flash to mine and Cyrus’s words repeat in my mind. That girl trusts you. And screw us both for that.
“She’s exhausted,” I say. “Hasn’t slept at all tonight.”
Eli’s expression hardens as he glares at me. I’ve seen Eli throw a coma-inducing punch for less defiance and I readjust the sleeping girl in my arms. A reminder if he decks me now, he’ll be putting his daughter at risk.
Temporarily surrendering, Eli cups Emily’s face in his hands and angles her toward him. “Emily, please open your eyes.”
She does. It’s barely a crack and they’re completely glazed.
“Everything’s going to be okay,” Eli affirms.
“I want my mom and dad,” she mumbles.
“You’ll see them tomorrow.” Eli pushes a strand of hair from her cheek. “You’re safe here. I promise.”
She rejects Eli by curling into me. Her head fits perfectly in the crook of my neck and I loathe the wave of protectiveness that rumbles through my body. Emily’s fingers tighten their grip near my shoulders and the impulse is to shield her from the guys gawking at this intimate scene. Yeah, this is club business, but Emily never asked for any of this.
This Release Day Blitz was provided by:Huge thanks to InkSlingerPR for allowing me to be a part of this Blitz and trusting me with the material and for being awesome and providing me with what I needed. Also, thank you to Katie McGarry for being fabulous and inviting us all into the worlds inside her head and for introducing us to GUYS AS HOT AF. I have zero doubt that this book will not live up to its overrated-ness(?)
Obviously thanks a bunch to YOU for reading this post and please share it and PLEAASSEEE comment (there's fireworks in the posts, but a dull, dead spark in the comments below- work on that!)
Here are my links again: (if ya interested)
I'm even giving you my email address (why not? #GoBigOrGoHome) *This is for requests and reviews and ARCs and all that, BTW
YOU CAN READ THE FIRST 3 CHAPTERS HERE!!! Wooooo
I'll see YOU next time (love you loads) and now I'll go and celebrate writing this post on the world's worst, slowest laptop ever.