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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Cover Reveal - Divine Vices by Melissa Parkin


Divine Vices
Author: Melissa Parkin
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: September 29th, 2015

Book Description:
The last thing sixteen-year-old Cassie Foster needs is trouble, but that doesn’t stop him from finding her.

Nine months after the tragic accident that killed her mother and sister, this high school junior just wants a fresh start. Settling down in the quiet town of New Haven, Maine, she’s found peace at last…until the new resident bad boy, Jackson Matthews, comes into the picture. Arrogant, sarcastic, and devastatingly sexy, he’s the very last thing Cassie wants to entertain. Romance was never part of the plan. But when terrifying circumstances drive these two together, she finds herself further in over her head than thought possible. As local girls begin disappearing, Cassie can’t help but wonder if it’s just a coincidence that everything started when this blue-eyed Casanova strolled into town. Will falling into Jackson’s arms mean she’ll be falling victim to a real lady-killer…or worse?

The answer will open the door to a world she never thought possible.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25927907-divine-vices

Excerpt

Refueled with utter rage, I hastened down the hallway and leapt down the stairs to the cafeteria. Three tables away from the entrance sat Jack, along with the popular clique full of cheerleaders and jocks. Normally, I tried to avoid all contact with these people, since they were either part of Stacy’s creepy fan following or the jerks that harassed Ian, but today was subject to change.

Approaching the table in a less than hospitable manner, I glared at Jack and said, “We need to have a few words.”

“Look who wandered off the mother ship,” cracked Stacy, giving me a sneering once-over. “Aren’t you supposed to be assisting your magician friend with making your slim chance at some sort of social standing disappear?”

“I don’t know, Stacy. Why don’t you go clean the chocolate laxative out of your teeth, and I’ll get back to you?” I countered.

The guys laughed, until their girlfriends returned their outbursts with harsh glares.

“Now, Jack,” I said coolly.

“I’ll be with you in a minute,” he returned dismissively.

To everyone’s complete surprise, including my own, I grabbed Jack by the back of his shirt collar and dragged him clear off the end of the bench, replying commandingly, “Now!”

“Damn, woman!” he said, regaining his footing after I released him. “You trying to give me whiplash?”

“That’s funny coming from you, since I was about to ask the exact same thing!” I barked. “I just had a little chat with Miss Tipton.”

The sides of Jack’s mouth tipped up in amusement, which only made it all the more tempting for me to want to kick him in the shins.

“Are you high, or just that much of an egotistical jackass that you couldn’t resist the urge to annoy me further?” I snapped, catching everyone’s attention within hearing distance. “Because I’m absolutely certain that I made myself clear after the things you said that I did not want to have anything to do with you.”

“Don’t pretend like you’re walking outta this empty handed, Little Miss Overachiever,” he said smugly. “I didn’t rope you into this. Your self-interest for an Ivy League future did, so don’t go around acting like you’re doing me the favor.”

“Excuse me? I could have chosen other students to tutor, ones that would actually appreciate and benefit from my help!”

“So you agreed to it then, I take it?” he queried, leaning haughtily against one of the pillars bordering the cafeteria.

I couldn’t say the words. All I could do was stare at him fixatedly, hoping that my mind held the capability to make his brain explode.

Nothing.

That’s what I got for watching too much Sci-Fi.


About the Author
Melissa Parkin is a Chicagoland native who feels weird referring to herself in the third person. When she's not binge reading, taking photographs, breaking the first rule of Fight Club, or playing music too loud, she's writing young adult paranormal romances.

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