Thursday, December 27, 2012

I Choose You Promotion Event: excerpt & giveaway

Title: I Choose You (Friends & Lovers, Book 2)
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release date: Dec. 27, 2012
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.

Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?

Book Trailer: 

            They hit the trail hard. Nicole used the time to clear her head and to reflect on what Kent had told her about his childhood.
            They’d led very different lives, and Nicole couldn’t imagine the obstacles he’d dealt with growing up, but she was very impressed with the man he was today.
            Kent made sure they did some cool down stretches before getting back in the car.
            He’d worried briefly that Nicole would look at him differently when he’d told her a little about his upbringing, but he was happy that he had. He wasn’t ready to tell her everything yet, but he was comfortable with what he’d told her.
            He drove her back to her apartment and walked her to the door.
            “Do you want to come in?” Nicole asked him, her face was flush from exertion and glistened prettily.
            Kent felt a strong urge to gather her in his arms and take her to her room, kissing and stroking her gloriously toned body along the way. He imagined carrying her into the shower and lathering her up.
            He shook his head, trying in vain to calm his raging hormones. He felt like a teenager again: unbearably horny and unable to find release. Well… At least not the way he wanted to.
            “Um, no,” He replied gruffly. “I’d better not. You have to get ready for work and I have some stuff to do at my house. I’ll give you a call later.”
            He leaned down and gave her a kiss on the forehead, then turned and jogged down the stairs, leaving her there staring off after him, the confusion she felt apparent on her face. 

About the author:
Bethany Lopez 

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories About Melissa. Ta Ta for Now!, xoxoxo, and Ciao are available now. Bethany is currently working on a Contemporary Fantasy YA and a Contemporary New Adult Trilogy.

 (1) eBook copy of I CHOOSE YOU. Open International. 
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  1. Its not reality ^.^ If that's what I wanted, I would read the newspaper. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway!

  2. to escape reality... a sort of holiday from real life

  3. Fantasy is creative & imaginative & I love the worlds created.

  4. to escape reality... a sort of holiday from real life

  5. They can bring you to other worlds and lets you forget about reality for some time... There you can almost do anything you want...

    Thank you for this chance!!!

  6. It's a break from reality and it always seems to bring out the best in my imagination

  7. How you can escape from your day to day life - but not too much, or I may not return. Kidding.

  8. To escape somewhere else for a while - away from the ironing pile!

  9. The imaginative ideas and a piece of getaway from life :)

  10. The imaginative ideas that can make you lose from reality even for just the duration of reading the books :)

  11. I love storylines and the twists and turns the story can take us on. It's so far away from reality and it provides a nice break from real life and stresses