Thursday, May 28, 2015

Virtual Tour: Out of Control by Sarah Alderson @sarahjalderson @GoddessFish #Giveaway






Out of Control
by Sarah Alderson


BLURB:

When 17-year old Liva witnesses a brutal murder she's taken into police custody for her own protection. But when bullets start flying, it becomes clear that Liva is not just a witness, she's a target.

Together with a car thief called Jay, Liva manages to escape the massacre - but now the two of them are alone in New York, trying to outrun two killers who will stop at nothing to find them.

When you live on the edge, there's a long way to fall.




EXCERPTS:


The voices start arguing about which direction we’ve gone in. Someone takes a few steps into the alleyway but stops just an inch or so shy of seeing us. I hear the sound of a zipper and then the sprinkle of urine spraying against metal. I wrinkle my nose and press my face into Jay’s T-shirt.

We listen in absolute silence as the guy re-zips himself and heads back out towards the street. Jay’s shoulders drop fractionally, but he doesn’t take a step back. No, he keeps me pressed up against the wall. And I notice that we’re both breathing fast again – as though we’re still sprinting. I tip my head back against the brick behind me so I can see his face. He’s looking down at me, and in the shadow all I can make out is the strong line of his jaw, the soft curve of his lips. I can’t read his expression. But I can guess at it.


He shifts his weight slightly and his thigh presses against my hip. I draw in a breath. My free hand – the one not holding the gun, rests on his upper chest. I slide it up and over his shoulder and with my eyes still on him I pull him even closer, until he’s pressed completely against me and I can feel the hardness of muscle through his T-shirt and his jeans. My heart explodes in my chest as I tilt my head back further, reaching on tiptoe, and his mouth finds mine in the darkness.


AUTHOR BIO:



Sarah is the author of Hunting Lila (winner of the Kingston Book Award), Losing Lila, Fated, The Sound, Out of Control and Conspiracy Girl (all Simon & Schuster).

Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the nonprofit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home (a journey that was documented on this blog and which is shortly to be published as a book).

 After almost a year spent travelling the world, they settled in Bali where they lived for five beautiful years before the vagabonding urge became too great and they decided to embark on Can We Live Here part two. They are currently located somewhere between India, London, Canada and the US.

As well as writing young adult novels and screenplays, Sarah also writes adult fiction for Pan Macmillan (Simon & Schuster in the US) under the name Mila Gray.

Her first adult novel, Come Back To Me, was published in June 2014. The second, This One Moment, will be out in August 2015.



GIVEAWAY:


$50 Amazon or B/N GC

A signed copy of her new book, Conspiracy Girl

US/Canada only



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9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mai T. said...

Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?

Aleksandra said...

So excited to read it?

Unknown said...

Terrific excerpt~this book sounds like a real page-turner! Thank you for the great post and contest!

erin said...

congrats to Sarah on her new release! This looks and sounds fantastic :)

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for sharing, sounds like a really good book!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the release!

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Mary Preston said...

An exciting blurb.

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