Happy Holidays Everyone!
Join us in celebrating Entangled Teen’s 12 Days of Kickass Event! This event is going to be a blast!
We are joining together to share some exclusive content with you all! There will be 2 teams, The Smartass Team who will post a good or swoon worthy deleted scene or an excerpt and The Badass Team who will post a villainous deleted scene or excerpt. And the cool part is we’ll be posting on each other’s blogs! The party starts on December 2nd and goes all the way to December 13th! We will wrap up the event with our monthly twitter party on December 13th 9 PM EST/6 PM PST as well! Each day will have 2 posts from us along with an EPIC giveaway!
So how do I join in you ask? It’s easy just follow along with the tour and find the hidden word (it will be highlighted) in each post and fill out the Rafflecopter form! What can I win you ask? You can win one of 2 Kindles (valued at $69) and we’re giving away 5 sets of 5 Entangled Teen Print Books US Only, and 10 Entangled Teen eBooks International! Also we will be giving away more books and Amazon and Barnes & Noble Gift Cards during the twitter party! That means 2 people will win a kindle, 5 people will win 5 of our amazing print titles, and 10 people will win eBooks!
Today, I am excited to host an exclusive excerpt from Kelly York’s, HUSHED:
Technically I should have something for Made of Stars, but I’ve had so many people want to see how “Team Ever” (Archer and Evan) from Hushed are doing after the events of the book…and who am I to say no? Besides, it’s almost Christmas and you have to admit, they’d be damned cute around the holidays. ;) What do you think Archer and Evan have in store for them?
“Welcome home, Archer.”
From the moment I step through the door, it’s obvious Evan went through painstaking measures to set this up. The air smells like gingerbread cookies and burnt sugar cookies. There are a few gifts under the tree. The apartment is immaculate, and that right there tells me he put thought into this. I know Evan, and I know his tendency of throwing dirty laundry on the floor, books and games on the coffee table, and week-old dishes left soaking in the sink.
This is the first time I’ve seen a home outside of the care facility in nearly a year. That facility was home, in the technical sense of the word, and now here I am, in a strange place I’ve only heard about, knowing that this is now where I will have to rebuild my life. At first, stepping out of the facility doors was a relief. Now, without that structure and security it feels sort of like the ground is tipping underneath me and nothing is coming into focus.
Nothing except for Evan’s face. He’s watching me with his hands wrung together as I set my bag down inside the door, and it occurs to me how important this is. Bringing me home. My first impression of the place we’ll be sharing. I’ve never lived with anyone aside from my parents, and the thought of doing so now is terrifying, but how can I do anything other than smile when I’m looking at the soft curve of his lips and the hopefulness in his eyes?
“I like the tree,” I offer lamely, because this putting-my-feelings-into-words thing is still a work in progress. But the tree is nice. “Though the ornaments look like a five-year-old made them.”
Evan follows my gaze to the colorfully lit Christmas tree near the sliding back door. It glimmers, starkly out of place in his (our?) bare living room. “No, I think I was like…ten. Is that bad? We can buy new ornaments, if you want.”
I quickly say, “No,” and reach for his hand without thinking. Because I want to touch him. Because I feel I haven’t gotten to do nearly enough of that over the last eleven months. Because I spent so long feeling like I didn’t deserve it and, truthfully, I’m still not sure if I do. “Leave it like it is. It’s very…you.”
He grins, corners of his eyes crinkling. “Aw. Are you saying my badly painted ornaments and macaroni Santas are endearing?”
I try not to sound indignant. “I guess.”
“You’re getting sentimental, Archer. Who would have guessed?” His fingers tighten around my hand, thumb soothing across my knuckles. He doesn’t give me a chance to protest before pressing his mouth to mine, gently at first, and then more insistent when I lean into him like I’ve been starved for this for months. (I have.) He doesn’t give me a chance to tell him that I will gladly be sentimental for him, because Evan will always be home to me.
Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids. Since then, he’s never stopped trying to shelter her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when skipping from one toxic relationship to another. Archer is always there, reeled in and tossed out, waiting to be noticed.
Then Evan Bishop breezes into town with a warm smile and calming touch, and Archer can’t deny his attraction to him. Evan is the only person who keeps him around without a single string attached. And the harder Archer falls for Evan, the more he sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.
But Viv has her hooks in deep, and once she finds out Archer’s dark secret, she threatens to expose the truth if she doesn’t get what she wants.
About the Author
Kelley York was born in central California, where she still resides with her lovely wife, step-daughter, and cats, while fantasizing about moving to England or Ireland. She has a fascination with bells and animals, is a lover of video games, and likes to pretend she’s a decent photographer. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or to at least write about them.
Kelley is a sucker for dark fiction. She loves writing twisted characters, tragic happenings, and bittersweet endings that leave you wondering and crying. Character development takes center stage in her books because the bounds of a person’s character and the workings of their mind are limitless.
Haven’t read today’s other post? Stop by Kelly York’s blog and check out my excerpt/deleted scene.
2 Kindles (valued at $69) US ONLY
5 sets of 5 Entangled Teen Print Books US Only
10 Entangled Teen eBooks International!
(no purchase necessary)
And here’s the post schedule so you can follow along each day!
12/2/2013 Kendra Highley will host Rachel Harris with a Smartass post.
12/2/2013 Rachel Harris will host Kendra Highley with a Smartass post.
12/3/2013 Christine O’Neil will host Vivi Barnes with a Badass post.
12/3/2013 Vivi Barnes will host Christine O’Neil with a Badass post.
12/4/2013 Karri Thompson will host Danielle Ellison with a Smartass post.
12/4/2013 Danielle Ellison will host Karri Thompson with a Smartass post.
12/5/2013 Princess Sophie will host Cecily White with a Badass post.
12/5/2013 Cecily White will host Princess Sophie with a Badass post.
12/6/2013 Jolene Perry will host Lea Nolan with a Smartass post.
12/6/2013 Lea Nolan will host Jolene Perry with a Smartass post.
12/7/2013 Victoria Scott will host Sara Hantz with a Badass post.
12/7/2013 Sara Hantz will host Victoria Scott with a Badass post.
12/8/2013 Kelley York will host Tiffany Truitt with a Smartass post.
12/8/2013 Tiffany Truitt will host Kelley York with a Smartass post.
12/9/2013 Melissa West will host Cindi Madsen with a Badass post.
12/9/2013 Cindi Madsen will host Melissa West with a Badass post.
12/10/2013 Rebekah Purdy will host Shea Berkley with a Smartass post.
12/10/2013 Shea Berkley will host Rebekah Purdy with a Smartass post.
12/11/2013 Lisa Burstein will host Jus Accardo with a Badass post.
12/11/2013 Jus Accardo will host Lisa Burstein with a Badass post.
12/12/2013 Renee Collins will host Tracy Clark with a Smartass post.
12/12/2013 Tracy Clark will host Renee Collins with a Smartass post.
12/13/2013 Chloe Jacobs will host Brooklyn Skye with a Badass post.
12/13/2013 Brooklyn Skye will host Chloe Jacobs with a Badass post.
We’re super excited to share all of these awesome posts with you and make sure to follow along on twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #12DaysOfKickass!