Saturday, May 25, 2013

Emancipating Andie blog tour: excerpt & giveaway

It is raining, again, where we live in New York. We hope you have some sunshine on this Saturday. We are one of today's stops on the Emancipating Andie blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours. There's an excerpt from this adult contemporary romance and a giveaway. Have a great weekend!
Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn 
Adult Contemporary Romance 
Release date: April 2013 
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Purchase: Amazon

Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.

So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.

Excerpt:
Andie was just on the verge of sleep when her phone beeped, signaling that she had a text message.

She rolled over and grabbed the phone, checking the screen. The sender was a number she wasn’t familiar with.

“Who the hell is this?” she mumbled to herself, pressing the button to open the message.

I can see you.

She sat up in bed, brushing her hair out of her eyes and glancing around the hotel room before she lunged to turn the light back on. The shades were drawn, the closet was open, and she had been in the bathroom. There was no one in there.

She gave the room one last scan before she looked down, her fingers moving over the keypad.

Who is this?

She hit send, realizing that if someone was messing with her, she had just made a stupid move by playing into it. She should have just ignored it. Her phone beeped again and she glanced down, opening it quickly.

You’ll know soon enough. I’m almost to room 225.

Her heart rate increased slightly as she slid off the bed, walking over to the door that adjoined her room with room 227. She knocked on it softly. “Chase?”

“Yeah?” came his muffled reply.

“It better be you texting me, or we are packing up and getting the hell out of Dodge.”

She heard him burst out laughing and her shoulders relaxed a little.

“Was it you?” she asked.

There was some shuffling before the sounds of him unlocking his door, and she followed suit, sliding the deadbolt aside. They opened the doors at the same time, and she didn’t need to hear his answer. The look on his face said it all.

“You’re an ass,” she said, and he laughed again. “How did you even get my number?”

“Colin gave it to me when we made these plans,” he said, his eyes dropping to take in what she was wearing.

She could feel the immediate blush burning on her cheeks as she remembered she was only wearing a T-shirt, and she brought her hands down to her sides, gripping the hem with her fingers and tugging it down.

He brought his eyes back up to hers. “I didn’t wake you, did I?”

“No, I was watching a movie.”

“What movie? Gone With the Wind?” he asked with a smirk.

She tugged the shirt down a little further. What the hell, she thought, not like this moment could get any more embarrassing. “No. Dumb and Dumber.”

He threw his head back and laughed. “Now that’s more like it. What channel?”

“It’s not on television. I brought it with me,” she said, gesturing with her head to the laptop that was on her bed.

His face fell slightly. “Oh. Damn.”

The words were out of her mouth before she could even think about what she was saying.

“You can come watch for a little while,” she said. “I mean, if you want,” she added softly, looking away from him and tugging her shirt down a little further, surprised that the seams on the shoulders weren’t ripping.

His expression straightened until it was unreadable, and Andie watched his throat bob as he swallowed.

“Um…yeah, okay,” he said, “maybe for a few minutes.”

About the author:
Priscilla Glenn

Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years while moonlighting as a writer, mommy, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer. 

If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry's, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson. 

Emancipating Andie is Glenn’s second novel. She is also the author of the contemporary romance/young adult crossover, Back to You.

Giveaway: 
(2) Print copies of Emancipating Andie – US/Canada Only
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