Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Adult Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Crazy, Stupid Love - New Adult Giveaway Hop! I'm offering another sneak peek at the third book in my New Adult EDGE series, tentatively titled Fighting for the Edge (see the first excerpt here!). This book will be a little different in that you'll get both Emily's and Aubrey's point of view! The excerpt below is a scene with Aubrey and Chris. I'm also giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card so you can buy the New Adult book of your choice, so don't forget to enter in the Rafflecopter form below!

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Aubrey’s cell tweeted from the kitchen, and she rose to check it. She read the text as she carried the phone to the table.
“You’d think the fact that I haven’t responded to any of this guy’s messages would tell him I’m not interested, but he keeps texting me.”
“Who is he?” Chris asked.
“Just a guy I met at the gym. He’s hot as all get-out, but we went to dinner and all he talked about was his ex. No amount of hotness could get me past that.”
Chris’s forehead wrinkled. “Is this what I have to look forward to on the dating scene?”
“Oh, yeah, we were talking about how you’re gonna be a playboy when the lights went out. Haven’t you only ever had serious girlfriends?”
“One throughout high school and then Marley. But since I got dumped both times, I figure it’s time to try something new.”
Aubrey studied him through the dim candlelight. With his warm brown eyes and lightly-freckled ivory cheeks, Chris perfectly fit the image of “the boy next door.” And it wasn’t just his looks that made him a great catch. She’d seen how he’d treated Marley all the years they were together – like she was the most precious thing in the world.
“I don’t know if you’re capable of being a casual dater,” she said. “I think you’re the type of guy who falls hard and fast for a girl and wants her all to yourself.”
“Well, you make staying single look easy. Maybe you need to tell me your secret.”
“If a guy starts getting clingy, I let him know I’m not looking for anything serious. Having the ‘I’m training for the Olympics’ excuse makes it a lot easier.”
“You think girls will fall for that excuse, too?”
“Once they get a look at your abs, they won’t care what lines you feed them.”
Chris sat back in his chair and grinned. “So, you’ve been checking me out.”
Aubrey smirked. “You know you’re in great shape.”
A car alarm sounded in the distance, and its wailing filled the silence as Aubrey and Chris turned back to their plates. Chris chewed with a pensive look.
“How come it feels like we’re talking for the first time when I’ve known you for seven years?”
“Probably because we’ve never hung out… just the two of us. Mar was always around or Nick or Em…”
“We should hang out more often. You can be my wing woman and teach me all the finer points of serial dating.”
“I gladly accept that position.” Aubrey smiled and lifted her water.
Chris raised his bottle. “To keeping things casual.”
Aubrey tapped her drink to his. “And Bah Humbug to relationships!”

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72 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. those two together never even crossed my mind. Brilliant Jennifer!!

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    1. They're definitely an interesting pairing! ;-)

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  2. Awesome sneak peak! I already love the chemistry you're building between these two. ;)

    As for a favorite new adult read, I really loved Easy by Tammara Webber, and I just finished If You Stay by Courtney Cole. Both were really good!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! I loved, loved Easy. I'll have to put If You Stay on my TBR list!

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  3. Really anything by Jessica Sorensen. I'd say The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. :) Thanks for the giveaway and sneak peak. <3

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  4. The Crimson Hunt by Victoria. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Love Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire!

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  6. Loved this! I love the chemistry building between Aubrey & Chris, and can't wait to see where that ends up going!

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  7. I love Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Thanks!

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  8. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover is a favorite right now. Thank you for the giveaway!!
    jenna

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  9. Easy by Tamara Webber is currently my favorite NA book.

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  10. My favorite NA book is probably Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett...right now! I like so many books! :)

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  11. Oooo, I guess we get an idea of what might be happening between Aubrey and Chris. I look forward to that.

    As for a book recommendation in the New Adult category- how about Flat Out Love by Jessica Park? I already know that you loved Easy via Goodreads. Flat Out Love is a different sort of New Adult. It's not steamy, both the romance and the plot-lines are a bit unconventional but I really enjoyed it.

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    1. I've heard good things about Flat Out Love but hadn't checked it out. I'm going to add it to my list!

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  12. Thanks for joining the giveaway hop!

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  13. Favorite New Adult book Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts

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  14. I haven't read a NA book yet but I have really been wanting to read Beautiful Disaster.

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

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  15. I'd like to read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I haven't read any NA books yet but I'm hearing good things about it. Thanks for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I'm guessing that Meagan Brothers' DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH counts...great book.

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!! :) I love anything by Colleen Hoover. :) I also love Easy and quite a few other NA books.

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  18. I love Charade by Nyrae Dawn and Hopeless by Colleen Hoover!

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  19. The Avoiding series by KA Linde

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  20. I haven't read any yet! But Easy by Tammara Webber looks amazing so is definitely going on my wishlist :)

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  21. Pushing the Limits. I'm not sure if this is NA though. :)

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  22. Beautiful Disaster and On Dublin Street!

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  23. I loved Vain by Fisher Amelie.

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  24. https://twitter.com/Momlovesl/status/304962763783024640

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  25. Thanks for doing this giveaway! I don't have a favorite yet....its very much a new genre for me....

    wol_f21(at)hotmail(dot) com

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  26. I just finished Hopeless this week and LOVED it!

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  27. I like Hopeless, Sea of Tranquility, Pushing the limits...

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  28. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, and My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron

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  29. Really love Slammed/Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover and Easy by Tammara Webber :)

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  30. I love dating talk between guy & girl "just friends" (at the moment, hehe). That was a fun sneak peek.

    I'd have to say Emma is my all-time favorite New Adult read.

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  31. I don't have a favorite but love everything by Colleen Hoover! Thanks!

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  32. I haven't actually read any yet, but they sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Beautiful Disaster is my favorite right now!

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  34. Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson, at least it seems to be New Adult.

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  35. hopeless! colleen hoover! fallen too far@

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  36. I LOVE Close Liaisons by Anna Zaires. It's amazing!

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  37. The new adult genre is new to me and I assume new to the world as well. I looked up the definition online and it is described as novels written about the time during college, after or during early career. This clarifies the difference between YA which focuses more on high schoolers and NA. I like this genre much more because I, myself, am a college student and have been out in the working world. It's easier for me to relate to a character in college or in their early working years than one in high school. My favorite NA novels are "Poughkeepsie" by Debra Anastasia and "Beautiful Disaster." They both have strong male roles with major flaws. I can't wait to read both their sequels.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  38. I have way too many NA books but a few are Beautiful Disaster, My Favorite Mistake, Fallen Too Far, Hopeless, Pushing the Limits, and many many more! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I don't have a favorite NA book, but I have favorite authors like Abbi Glines, Jamie McGuire, Beverley Kendall, Tina Reber, Samantha Young, and so many more.

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  40. Just now getting into the NA genre, and right now Entangled is on my kindle :)
    Jenna_bearden_10152005(at)yahoo.com

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  41. I haven't read too many NA books yet (not for a lack of wanting to), so i don't really have a favorite.

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  42. I've only read a couple, so I don't have a favorite yet :)

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  43. My favorite New Adult book is Flat-Out Love, by Jessica Park.

    Thank you do much for offering the giveaway! My fingers and toes are crossed!

    On a side note, I just finished reading Life on the Edge and loved it! I can't wait to get the second book and begin reading that, too. :-)

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Lindsey! I hope you enjoy Edge of the Past :) I just started Flat-Out Love and I'm loving it so much!

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  44. My favorite NA book so far is Beautiful Disaster but I have several waiting to be read and I'm sure I will have many new favorites.

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  45. I haven't read any yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/win4xmas/status/306172811137929216

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  47. I actually have many but Thoughtless/Effortless by S.C. Stephens have been a favorite for a long time now :)

    Thank you for this chance!

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  48. The Edge of Never by J.A Redmerski. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  49. On Dublin Street. Still in the middle of it but I can tell it's going to become a long-term fav!

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  50. I am new to the genre, but I have heard so many great things about Easy it is the first new adult book I am going to read!

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  51. I have too many favorites. They all become my favorite...LOL. Some are:
    Easy Tammara Webber
    Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
    Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
    Crash by Nicole Williams
    Significance by Shelly Crane.

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  52. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  53. Beautiful Disaster! I've read a lot of New Adult lately but this is still my favorite!

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  54. I've loved all the ones that ive read. Maybe Down to you. Im reading that one now. :)

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  55. beautifull disaster and easy
    thanks for the giveaway :)

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I havent really had any that stand out in my mind as faves, no. :) Thanks for your giveaway!
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  57. I have read several and loved them! One of my favorites is Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover. :)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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  58. I haven't read any yet, at least not any in the romance category. I kind of consider Daughter of Smoke and Bone a New Adult as it is a little more mature than your typical YA. I loved that book and Days of Blood and Starlight.

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  59. Beautiful Disaster really brought out a whole lot of face planting at what young Travis was doing and saying, but I loved it HUGE!

    Michelle

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