Join us in celebrating Entangled Teen’s 12 Days of Kickass Event! This event is going to be a blast!
We are joining together to share some exclusive content with you all! There will be 2 teams, The Smartass Team who will post a good or swoon worthy deleted scene or an excerpt and The Badass Team who will post a villainous deleted scene or excerpt. And the cool part is we’ll be posting on each other’s blogs! The party starts on December 2nd and goes all the way to December 13th! We will wrap up the event with our monthly twitter party on December 13th 9 PM EST/6 PM PST as well! Each day will have 2 posts from us along with an EPIC giveaway!
So how do I join in you ask? It’s easy just follow along with the tour and find the hidden word (it will be highlighted) in each post and fill out the Rafflecopter form! What can I win you ask? You can win one of 2 Kindles (valued at $69) and we’re giving away 5 sets of 5 Entangled Teen Print Books US Only, and 10 Entangled Teen eBooks International! Also we will be giving away more books and Amazon and Barnes & Noble Gift Cards during the twitter party! That means 2 people will win a kindle, 5 people will win 5 of our amazing print titles, and 10 people will win eBooks!
Let's get started, shall we? I'm delighted to host the lovely and talented Joelene Perry, author of Out of Play...
Rock star drummer Bishop Riley doesn't have a drug problem. Celebrities—especially ones suffering from anxiety—just need a little help taking the edge off sometimes. After downing a few too many pills, Bishop wakes up in the hospital facing an intervention. If he wants to stay in the band, he’ll have to detox while under house arrest in Seldon, Alaska. Hockey player Penny Jones can't imagine a life outside of Seldon. Though she has tons of scholarship offers to all the best schools, the last thing she wants is to leave. Who'll take care of her absentminded gramps? Not her mother, who can’t even be bothered to come home from work, let alone deal with their new tenants next door. Penny’s not interested in dealing with Bishop’s crappy attitude, and Bishop’s too busy sneaking pills to care. Until he starts hanging out with Gramps and begins to see what he’s been missing. If Bishop wants a chance with the fiery girl next door, he’ll have to admit he has a problem and kick it. Too bad addiction is hard to kick…and Bishop’s about to run out of time.
Jolene wears juvenile t-shirts, worn out Chucks, and eats too much chocolate. She writes. A lot. She makes up words, drinks Shirley Temples, and suffocates a little without her iPod. She’s a high school teacher turned writer who loves stories about smart, tough girls, and the boys who can keep up with them. Jolene lives in Alaska with her husband, two children, awesome dog, and snarky cat.
OUT OF PLAY is a YA contemp Jolene wrote with the mad-talented Nyrae Dawn. Jolene wrote tough girl, Penny Jones, and Nyrea wrote rockstar Bishop Riley…
This scene is one of my favs, and takes place just after one of her hockey games…
“Crowds freak you out?” I ask slowly.
“I’d rather not use the words ‘freak out.’” His eyes close again and his hands
tremble in his lap.
It’s awkward to stand in all my gear, but I also can’t leave him. “Is this where you tell me who you are? Why you’re up here renting out all the cabins even though they’d be empty anyway?”
He lets out another desperate sounding chuckle. “No.”
“I’m going to shower so I don’t stink up the truck. Oh! These were dropped off at my school. They’re from Pat.” I dig in the side pocket of the passenger door for the drumsticks and hand them over.
Bishop takes them and immediately starts twirling the sticks, still with his eyes closed and still with the weird breathing. “Nice of him.”
“I think he has a crush on you,” I tease.
“He’s cool to talk to. We’re both into music.”
He spins the sticks a few more times before blinking and then closing his eyes again like he’s not ready to see the world. “You were wild out there, Penny. Fuck, that’s crazy, you know?”
The high from my game slams into my again, and with it comes the thought that he gets it. Or is maybe trying to. “It’s why I love it.”
He nods and keeps twirling, eyes still closed, breathing still regulated, and starts beating soft rhythms on my dash. At least he knows better than to slam those things onto Bitty.
Finally, after what feels like forever, he looks at me. “I get it…why you wanna play here and why you want to be on a guys’ team. You’re good.” And then he quickly turns away as though he said too much while I’m dying inside.
He gets it.
This guy who barely knows me gets it when no one else does. I don’t know what to say.
“Give me ten minutes to shower and get my gear. K?”
He stares at his drumsticks, letting out another slow breath and attempting a smile that looks more like a grimace, but at least he’s trying. “Want any help with I get a flash of what it would be like to have him helping me. His fingers on the skin of my shoulder, and his dark eyes staring into me the way they did the night I sat in the hot tub and he told me I could do anything. There’s a tension and a want in the nerves that course through me at my over-active imagination that I don’t know how to deal with. My cheeks flush before I can find words. “You must be feeling better.”
His eyes meet mine, and vulnerable Bishop is back. The one who makes my legs go weak. “Thanks.”
I have to exit the situation because it’s suddenly so intense I don’t know what to do. Having a guy crush on me is one thing. Having him get me and my decisions is something else entirely. This wasn’t part of my plan. “See you in ten.”
Haven’t read today’s other post? Stop by Jolene Perry’s blog and check out my excerpt/deleted scene.
2 Kindles (valued at $69) US ONLY
5 sets of 5 Entangled Teen Print Books US Only
10 Entangled Teen eBooks International!
(no purchase necessary)
And here’s the post schedule so you can follow along each day!
12/2/2013 Kendra Highley will host Rachel Harris with a Smartass post.
12/2/2013 Rachel Harris will host Kendra Highley with a Smartass post.
12/3/2013 Christine O’Neil will host Vivi Barnes with a Badass post.
12/3/2013 Vivi Barnes will host Christine O’Neil with a Badass post.
12/4/2013 Karri Thompson will host Danielle Ellison with a Smartass post.
12/4/2013 Danielle Ellison will host Karri Thompson with a Smartass post.
12/5/2013 Princess Sophie will host Cecily White with a Badass post.
12/5/2013 Cecily White will host Princess Sophie with a Badass post.
12/6/2013 Jolene Perry will host Lea Nolan with a Smartass post.
12/6/2013 Lea Nolan will host Jolene Perry with a Smartass post.
12/7/2013 Victoria Scott will host Sara Hantz with a Badass post.
12/7/2013 Sara Hantz will host Victoria Scott with a Badass post.
12/8/2013 Kelley York will host Tiffany Truitt with a Smartass post.
12/8/2013 Tiffany Truitt will host Kelley York with a Smartass post.
12/9/2013 Melissa West will host Cindi Madsen with a Badass post.
12/9/2013 Cindi Madsen will host Melissa West with a Badass post.
12/10/2013 Rebekah Purdy will host Shea Berkley with a Smartass post.
12/10/2013 Shea Berkley will host Rebekah Purdy with a Smartass post.
12/11/2013 Lisa Burstein will host Jus Accardo with a Badass post.
12/11/2013 Jus Accardo will host Lisa Burstein with a Badass post.
12/12/2013 Renee Collins will host Tracy Clark with a Smartass post.
12/12/2013 Tracy Clark will host Renee Collins with a Smartass post.
12/13/2013 Chloe Jacobs will host Brooklyn Skye with a Badass post.
12/13/2013 Brooklyn Skye will host Chloe Jacobs with a Badass post.
We’re super excited to share all of these awesome posts with you and make sure to follow along on twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #12DaysOfKickass!