Thursday 21 February 2013

Extract and Giveaway from Michelle Davidson Argyle

Thanks to Michelle Davidson Argyle and Xpresso Book Tours I have an ebook copy of The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle to give away to one lucky reader. I love this series, as you can see from my reviews here-

My Review of The Breakaway here

THE BREAKAWAY - Rhemalda Publishing / May 1st, 2012
When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she’s missing. Escape isn’t high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she’s part of a family—even if it is a family of criminals. But she’s still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she’s falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn’t sure she wants to take it.

 My Review of Pieces (still to post)

PIECES - Rhemalda Publishing / February 14th, 2013
Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of them. Jesse will be released in a few years, and Naomi knows college is the perfect distraction while she waits. But when her new friend Finn makes her question what is right and what is wrong, she begins to wonder if Jesse is the one for her … until she discovers he's out on parole. Naomi must sort through her confusion to figure out where love and freedom truly lie—in Finn, who has no connections to her past, or Jesse, who has just asked her to run away with him.

Pieces is a companion to The Breakaway and can be read independently, if desired.

I really enjoyed this series which I found to be clever, emotionally wrenching, confusing, and heartbreaking. If you like contemporary stories I highly recommend you give this series a read. 

To help you get to read this series, I have an ebook copy of The Breakaway (the first book in the series) to give away to one lucky reader. 

Simply enter your details on the form below and one winner will be selected at random on Monday 25th February. 

Still need a little convincing? Here is an extract from Pieces- book 2, which is the extract I read that prompted me to want to read this series last year. Enjoy!

Pieces Excerpt
From Chapter 6
She almost didn’t recognize him behind the wheel of his father’s green pickup truck. His hair was longer than she remembered. For a moment, her mind spun. She dropped the box in her hands and it fell to the floor, spilling the pink and white candies everywhere. He was parking almost directly across the street from her now. As stupid as it was, she hadn’t planned this far. Now he was getting out of the truck.
She had long since rolled up her window and turned on the air conditioning, so it wasn’t as if she could yell to him. Instead, she opened her door as fast as she could and tripped over her feet as she stumbled out onto the road. She shut the door and the sound made Jesse stop and look up before he could shut the truck’s door. His mouth dropped open.
“I heard you were on parole.” She brushed a sweaty hand across her forehead. “I … I—”
“I’m not allowed to see you,” he interrupted, taking a step back. But he had nowhere to go except the truck. His hand lingered on the open door. “I’ll be sent back to prison if I attempt to contact or see you. I’m not even sure I can see you after my parole is over. It might be long time.” He looked at his hands. “I have a hearing next week. I’ll find out more then.”
Even from across the street, Naomi could see the muscles in his jaw tightening with anger. She knew it wasn’t aimed at her. “But you aren’t attempting,” she said. “I’ve taken that initiative, so it’s not your fault.”
“Yes, but if my parole officer finds out about this, he won’t be happy. I was lucky enough to be released to my father. If you’re found here, I’ll be in more trouble than you can imagine.” His face was stiff, his body tense. Naomi realized what a mistake she had made, but there he was, right in front of her. It was too much. She took a step forward, relieved the road was quiet with no traffic at the moment. Jesse glanced down the street, then back to her. His expression softened as she walked toward him. Each of her steps were heavy, as if she didn’t believe she would ever reach him.

Giveaway for The Breakaway-

  • Open internationally
  • Entrants must be over 16 years old
  • You may only enter once
  • Contest ends Monday 25th February
  • One winner will be selected at random, and the prize sent out via email
Giveaway now closed

Winner- Raimy!
Further giveaway opportunities, author interviews and guest posts can be found at other stops on the Pieces tour here-

Author Bio:

Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She loves the seasons, but late summer and early fall are her favorites. She adores chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in whatever time she can grab between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the best life.

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  1. *hugs* Thank you so much for being part of the Pieces blog tour.

  2. This story sounds so interesting. I guess I am curious as to if the female character is suffering from Stockholm's or if it's deeper than that. Can't wait to read this one!

  3. Its such a different concept I really am torn about reading them


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