Monday, December 10, 2012

{EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY} EXHALE by JENNIFER SNYDER

Today I have another great book to share with you. Exhale, by Jennifer Snyder, released December 10, and I am featuring it here, along with an excerpt and giveaway.

Take a look at Exhale.

ExhaleGenre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Jennifer Snyder
Publication Date: 12/10/12


Inhaling in life is easy. It’s the exhaling—the letting go— that’s the hard part.

Katie Elliot has always known the Conner twins. For years she secretly pined after one, while playfully averting the advances of the other.  Once upon a time, she was fine with that. Then came the moment when her twin of preference kissed her and changed everything.

As if realizing love can be complex—even when it’s reciprocated—isn’t hard enough, tragedy strikes, tearing Katie and the boy she’s always desired apart.  Finding herself torn between love and guilt, Katie must learn when it’s acceptable to let go—when it’s finally okay to exhale.
 
And now an excerpt from Exhale
 
Derek’s warm hands cupped my face, his thumb brushed against my barely parted lips as the green in his eyes deepened, giving way to the inner turmoil he felt with what he was about to do, and I held my breath.  In the span of a heartbeat, his eyes closed and his lips were pressed against mine, moving in a soft, slow way.  I kissed him back, allowing his lips, the feel of his touch, and the taste of his tongue to erase everything else about tonight.  I forgot about the neighbors that could be watching.  I forgot about Missy asleep on the couch and Kyle passed out a few feet away in the Jeep.  I forgot about everything including what this moment meant and how it would change everything between us.  I only thought of how I’d finally gotten what I had always wanted—Derek.
 He pulled away, releasing my lips and my face at the same time. “How was that, any better than Cal Carlson?”
I didn’t respond at first. Instead, I raised my fingertips to touch my lips, saddened from the departure of his and curious to see if they felt any different, because I felt different, everything felt different.  That kiss had changed everything that ever was between us, and I wondered if Derek knew, if he understood what had just happened, what he’d just done.
“Yeah, it was,” I said, my voice sounding soft and breathy.  I dropped my hand to my side and swallowed hard. Blinking once, I realized Derek was staring at me, smirking like a fool. “It definitely didn’t suck,” I confirmed flashing him a mirror image smile of his own.
 
“Good to know,” he said with a little nod of his head, his eyes the perfect mixture of smugness and sheepishness.  He shoved his hands back into his front pockets before sauntering back to his Jeep.

 
 
**Are you all swooning as hard as I am??**

Purchase Exhale at:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Smashwords


About the author:


Jennifer SnyderJennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

 
 
 
 
 
GIVEAWAY
 
I have one Exhale ebook to give away to a lucky reader, courtesy of Jennifer Snyder.
 
The Details:
  • Must be 13+ years of age to enter.
  • Open Internationally
  • Must fill out Rafflecopter form.
Good Luck!
 
 

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19 comments:

  1. Oh I am definitely swooning! This sounds so good and I love love love the cover! Need this! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Totally swooning!! What a fantastic excerpt. This cover is so pretty too!!

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  3. This one looks great. The excerpts were all good. :)

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  4. Sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. I'm swooning over the excerpt, too! What a fabulous cover!

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  6. Holy, holy, holy, holy!!!! I need to study, Andrea, not swoon over this :D LOL I just got this book for myself after reading this excerpt and description, can't wait to read it! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  7. I NEED THIS!!!! Need it, need it, NEED IT. Just sayin.

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  8. Ouch! He wanted to know what she thought about the kiss and she responds with, "It didn't suck." Ouch Ouch! Poor Derek!

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  9. Oh my! This sounds very good! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  10. I rally haven't seen this around a lot, so I am glad I saw it in my reader and am glad that you have included an excerpt. I like it and it gives me a peek at the writing style in general. Thanks for the intro.

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  11. That was one swoony excerpt *reaches for cold water*

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  12. I had to go ahead and buy this one to. I'm looking forward to reading it

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  13. I love the sound of this book. The excerpt sounds so good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. The excerpt was so good and sweet and I'd love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Ooh, this sounds like something I need to read!

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