Friday, September 12, 2014

One, Two, Three… by Elodie Nowodazkij blog tour with excerpt and giveaway

Welcome to our tour stop for Friday. One, Two, Three by Elodie Nowodazkij is a YA contemporary romance and this book had me with ballerina and no hope. Check it out, read the excerpt, and enter the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

One, Two, Three… by Elodie Nowodazkij
Publication date: June 26th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult


When seventeen-year-old Natalya’s dreams of being a ballerina are killed in a car accident along with her father, she must choose: shut down—like her mother—or open up to love.

Last year, Natalya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.

But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her onetime prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.

At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present, and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell.

But when upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.

Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?

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Excerpt from Chapter 7 – ONE, TWO, THREE

“What are you doing here? What happened?” I ask him, raising my hand to his face, but dropping it before touching him. I have no clue what I’m doing.
Tonio takes a step forward and almost falls. He holds on to my shoulders and up close, his breath stinks of tequila.
Princesa, I’m so happy to see you,” he slurs.
“Tequila? Here? Really?” My eyes dart around to make sure no one is near us who might overhear. I’m not quite in the know about public schools, but I’m pretty sure being drunk here would get him into a lot of trouble.
¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!” he says and cracks up. I have no idea what it means, but his shoulders shaking from laughter reminds me of Mama when she turns into a mean drunk.
“Can you be more stereotypical?” I spit the words out even though seeing him like this hurts my heart. I’ve spent too many nights cleaning up after Mama, making sure she doesn’t do anything stupid or choke on her own vomit.
“You’re lovely,” he breathes out and I crinkle my nose. He stumbles toward me. “We could help each”—he pauses for a long second—“other, you know?”
He’s way too close for me to think clearly. I do want to help him but I need to be able to concentrate on something other than my anger to do so.
I try to slip past him but he encircles my waist with his arm. His touch reminds me of learning how to master a grand jeté. Electricity ripples through my entire body, and I hold my breath for a moment before letting myself simply be in the movement.
“I’m…so…sorry.” His unfocused eyes hold too much sadness for their own good, and it’s like seeing Mama all over again. I can’t do this. I wiggle out of his sort of embrace, and he slides down to the floor.
I lean on a nearby locker, leaving a respectable distance between us. “You’re not gonna be sick, right?”
“I’m such a fuck…ing…i…d…i…o…t.”

Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she'd never lose her French accent. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Modern Language & Linguistics, and later earned master's degrees in German Cultural Studies and European Studies. Unbeknownst to her professors, she sometimes drafted stories in class. Now she lives in Germany with her husband and their cat (who doesn't seem to realize he's not human), and uses her commuting time to write the stories swirling in her head. She's also a serial smiley user.

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  1. This sounds like a great book! I definitely want to read it!

  2. Thanks for being on the tour, Laurie! :)

  3. This sounds really interesting! I am definitely going to have to check this book out.

  4. Thanks for the chance! Sounds awesome :) xxxxxxx