Hey guys, I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. It’s starting to get cold here in Australia, and how do we booklovers warm ourselves on a cold day? With hot chocolate (or your beverage of choice) and some romance. In book form heh!
I will be sharing an excerpt from Claudia Y. Burgoa’s new NA book, Getting By, the first in her A Knight’s Tale series. The wonderful folks at Book Publicity Services have offered to give away an eBook of Getting By, so make sure you enter for your chance to win a copy of the book.
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Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa
Genre: Romance, New-Adult
Publication Date: 18th February 2014 by Literally Alpaca Illustrations
Synopsis: “When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.
Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.
This is the first book in the 4 book series. The second book will be released later this year.” (Taken from Goodreads)
Nights meant sleep and dreams—my archenemies. The Crowley to my Dean Winchester, the Green Goblin to my Spider-man, the list of superheroes and their opposites was long, and so became the analogies I used on a daily basis. My lack of sleep began with Dad and his conditions for me to continue my art. Then came my parents’ deaths. Those took a toll on me because I mixed dreams with realities and hopes. Not once did I have a nightmare, all of them were sweet and real. Seeing Mom and Dad on those nights filled my gut with nails, and my head pounded with the reminder that they were gone the next morning. Those had been merely fantasies that would never become a reality.
For the past three months I had been evading sleep and working overtime, over the overtime. The dreams of elevators, trips to sophisticated-secluded spots after a week of work and delicious nights with a man who I was required to forget in order to move on, came daily—nightly. They not only hit me with vengeance, but they came tangled with what humans liked to call hope. The urge to crawl inside myself to avoid the need of his touch, kisses and whatever it was that we had not long ago, consumed me. If I had the powers to morph into an animal, it’d be a sea turtle and I’d stay inside my shell for the next hundred years. Past the stage of melancholy and into the real world, I pushed my body outside of the bed and into the shower, where I got ready to face the Clements and the house next door.
About the author
Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story. Claudia writes romance, sci-fi, and fantasy. She has published two novels: Where Life Takes You and Getting By. Claudia is currently working on Standing By, the second book in the Knight series. For 2014, Claudia plans to released three, perhaps four novels.
- The giveaway is international and will run from 6th April 2014 to 12th April 2014 (11:59PM Australian EST).
- The giveaway is for one ecopy of Getting By by Claudia Y. Burgoa
- Entrants have to be 13 years and over
- After the winner is announced, they will be given 48 hours to respond. If no response is received, then a new winner will be picked
- Abide by the rules, winner(s) found cheating will be disqualified and a new winner(s) will be chosen