Thursday, January 23, 2014

PHOENIX: THE RISING JUST TURNED ONE!!

That's right!  It's been one year since ET's top seller--Phoenix: The Rising--debuted as the launching title for Evernight Teen, which means both Evernight Teen and Phoenix: The Rising are sharing a birthday! What does that mean? TIME TO CELEBRATE with a BLOG HOP and tons of GREAT PRIZES!!



ET will be raffling off a $100 iTunes gift certificate, taking 25% off all Evernight Teen titles on the ET site from 1/24-1/31, the other authors and reviewers may have their own special prizes, and I'll be giving away TWO $10 Amazon gift cards!

All you have to do to win a chance at one of my $10 Amazon gift cards is A-join my site (just to the right) and B-answer a simple question about the excerpt below. Leave your answer in the comment section along with your email address and I'll contact the winners after February 1!

The excerpt:

“Where in the hell have you been, young man?” 
Eli spun around, nearly dropping the towel he clutched around his waist. Lucy giggled and waved from her spot near the window. “Surprise!”  
“Ah, jeez, Lucy, you about scared the crap out of me! What are you doing in here? Do you know what time it is?” Eli tightened his grip on the towel and marched over to his dresser.
“I was worried. I thought for sure something happened to you.” She strolled over to his bed and sat, crossing one long, smooth leg over the other. “What are you doing out so late, anyways? We do have school in the morning, you know.” One of the straps of her camisole fell off her shoulder, revealing tanned, soft skin and a hint of cleavage.  Lucy didn’t make any attempt to cover up. She knew her body was bangin’, and she wanted to make sure Eli noticed as well. Unfortunately, his eyes landed only momentarily on her legs, barely hesitating on them before he turned and headed towards the closet.
“I’m well aware that we have school tomorrow, and where I was is none of your business.” To Lucy’s delight, Eli’s use of the flimsy closet door as a dressing screen while he changed into a pair of athletic shorts was about as successful as her own attempt to seduce him. Lucy bit her lower lip as brief glimpses of muscular, naked ass made her blood race in her veins once again. It took everything in her to keep from pouncing on him at that moment. Instead, she rolled to her stomach and batted her eyelashes at him as he approached the bed. 
“I bet you went to see a gir-rl,” Lucy sang, but the taunting elicited nothing from Eli but a dark, exasperated stare. Lucy slid off the bed and began circling him with the giddy anticipation of a vulture about to dive-bomb fresh road kill. “Hmmm.” She tapped her chin as she pushed further. “Let me see if I can guess who it was. You went to Homecoming with that girl. What was her name?” She raised an eyebrow and smiled in self-satisfaction at her game-playing skills. “Julie, wasn’t it?” The muscle in his jaw twitched. Bingo! She stopped her circle of attack just inches from his nose. God, he smelled good! “You are a naughty boy, Eli Sullivan. I thought you said you didn’t know where she was?” Lucy tapped him on his nose, yelped, and pulled her finger back as a small burst of electricity passed between her finger and the end of his nose...

And now... the question: What was the name of the girl Eli took to Homecoming?  Post your answer in the comment section below, along with your email, and don't forget to join this site so you are sure to be entered into the drawing! Good luck!

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42 comments:

  1. I loved the direction that the excerpt was heading in! Oh to be that young again! I really enjoyed the excerpt and I am really looking forward to reading this story! The answer to your question is Julie and I joined gfc and by email! Thanks again
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

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    1. No thank you for sharing your excerpt, I truly enjoyed it!

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  3. I agree with Amy, that excerpt was AWESOME! Evernight Teen has helped me fall in love with young adult literature again. Thank you for writing and for participating in the hop!
    Happy Birthday!
    jjacobs21 (at) radford (dot) edu

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    1. One more thing--don't forget to join the site so your name can go in the drawing!

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  4. Great excerpt, i love the connection between the characters. This book is going to go on my to read pile. The answer to your question is Julie :)
    Thanks for this.
    angel@angel-leigh.com
    angel

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    1. Angel--thanks so much for the comment and don't forget to join my site! I wouldn't want you to miss the chance to win one of my prizes!

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  5. Eli went to homecoming with Julie!
    GFC: Books ForMe

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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    1. You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Thanks the answer is Julie . Joined your blog
    jfitze2@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Juliee! I wish I would have thought to spell my Julie's name with two e's!

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  7. I enjoyed the excerpt and the answer is Julie and I follow by email lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, BD! I hope you're enjoying the Hop. Don't forget to join my site so your name can go in for the drawing!

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  8. Julie

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. BN100, I hope you're having a great time! Thanks!

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  10. Julie

    GFC - Juana Esparza

    Jmesparza821 at gmail dot com


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  11. Great excerpt! I joined GFC under Angela Searles. Julie angelarosebooks@yahoo.com

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  12. Julie was her name I joined email. cjlps23 at gmail dot com

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  13. Julie.
    worley(dot)la(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. gfc-magic5905
    Julie
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  15. Happy book birthday! Her name was Julie! Thank you for being a part of the birthday hop. kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Thank you, and my pleasure, Kimberly! I love these blog hops!

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  16. Her name was Julie.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You are so welcome, Natasha! Thanks for supporting all of us!

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  17. Great excerpt, leaves me wanting to know what the relationship between Eli and Lucy is! Wold love to read more! jjoliet@hotmail.com
    The answer to the question is Julie. :)

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    1. Would love to have you read more! That Lucy...she's been a naughty girl...Thanks for following!

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  18. The answer to your question is Julie! I really enjoyed this excerpt! Friends to lovers are my favorite types of stories! Thanks for sharing
    shannk8974@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks! There's more to this excerpt than you would ever realize ;)
      I hope you are having a great hop!

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  19. Happy Birthday Evernight Teen :).. thanks for the awesome giveaway
    velastarr926 (at) aol.com

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    1. You are welcome! Thanks for participating!

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  20. Eli went to Homecoming with Julie but I want to know what's up with him and Lucy. Can't wait to read more, Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway and for participating in the hop!

    huntress023(at)hotmail(dot)com

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