08 May 2012

Blog Tour : Streamline by Jennifer Lane (Excerpt + Giveaway)


I'm really excited to be a part of the blog tour for Streamline by Jennifer Lane. It's hosted by ATomR Blog Tours, as usual. :) I have an excerpt for you today and I'm really excited to read this book, what about you?


Streamline by Jennifer Lane.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Contemporary.
Publication : March 27th 2012 by Omnific Publishing.

Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.

Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter--her father--is in prison for murder.

Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.


Excerpt.


“Get back in the car, Audrey!”

Audrey felt Eric grope for her arm from the driver’s seat. She ignored him and whooped, feeling the wind whipping her hair behind her.

Only when the breeze made her eyes water did she finally bring her head back inside. Her cheeks burned from the wind, and she giggled at her naughtiness. Audrey fumbled for the radio but Eric fought her off. “I have to concentrate!” He smacked her hand.

“Humph.” She crossed her arms. “You’re a total party pooper, Erica.”

“And you are obnoxious, Audrey!”

When he pulled up in the Roses’ driveway, the raucous evening faded to silence. Eric turned to her, his anger seeming to turn to affection as he gazed into her eyes.

Audrey had the bizarre sense he was about to kiss her. “You should realllly try this some time,” she said. “Bein’ drunk is the bessst.”

Eric looked down. “I’m afraid if I started drinking, I’d never stop. I don’t want to be like my dad… Aren’t you worried?” Eric asked after a moment. “Isn’t your dad an alcoholic too?”



By the way, you can always enter to win a $25 Gift Card of your choice on Jennifer Lane's Blog. Click here to get re-directed!



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People fascinate the psychologist/author (psycho author) known as Jennifer Lane. Her therapy clients talk to her all day long about their dreams and secrets, and her characters tell her their stories at night. Jen delights in peeling away the layers to scrutinize their psyches and emotions. But please rest assured, dear reader, she isn’t psychoanalyzing you right now. She’s already got too many voices in her head! Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love and empathy. She is the author of The Conduct Series—-romantic suspense for adult readers—-and is currently at work on the third and final installment: On Best Behavior. Streamline is her first foray into writing for young adults, but she’s found this sort of writing even more fun. A former college swimmer, Jen was able to put a lot of her own experiences into this book. Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and hanging out with her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.

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18 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for being part of the tour, Anjana! Happy reading.

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  2. I think I'd love to read it! Thanks for this giveaway.

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  3. The book sounds so intriguing! And I just love the cover! Even if I don't win this is definitely on my TBR list!

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  4. I'd love to read it :) COVER IS SO PERFECT!

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  5. Great excerpt. I loved this book.

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt!! Definitely interested in reading it.

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  7. Really looking forward to this book! :)

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  8. I'm excited to read this book. So glad to have found your blog on the tour!

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  9. I'm kind of partecipating in every giveaway on the tour stop! ahah
    I've read so many good thing about the book, so many reviewers who had burst into tears at the end of it so I'm definitely super curious to know what the book is about.

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  10. Wow, Eric seems very serious. I would definitely read it to see if he is as serious in the rest of the book.

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  11. Wow that's pretty intense. I'm definitely a lot more curious about this book now.

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  12. The scene hints at some important issues that teens and adults can relate to. This book sounds great.

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  13. I was interested before reading the excerpt. It sounds like a good read.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  14. Yes i want to read this. I enjoyed the excerpt

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  15. Definitely. I'll admit the cover caught my eye first but after reading the summary/excerpt I was even more intrigued.

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  16. So excited to read this book! Just discovered it today and don't know how I missed it :)

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  17. I like the description of the book more than that excerpt, but either way it looks awesome.

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