Thursday 16 July 2015

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - The List by Kate L. Mary

The List
Author: Kate L. Mary
Published by: Lyrical Press
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Book Description:
The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

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The elevator stopped and the door slid open. A group of about six students all turned to face us. Cami ran forward, squealing and jumping like crazy. She threw herself into the arms of the guy at the front of the pack.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!” she gushed.

He laughed and hugged her back. “Calm down or I’m not taking you anywhere.”

He didn’t sound the least bit convincing, and Cami just smiled before turning to face me. “This is my roommate, Annie. You have to be nice to her, Ryan, she’s shy.” The grin on Cami’s face was evil, but in a nice way—if that makes any sense at all. She winked at me when she elbowed her cousin. “This is my cousin, Ryan Cole.”

Ryan grinned and for the first time in my life I understood what the word swoon actually meant. He had that kind of smile. The kind that made my knees weak and my blood pump faster through my veins. It wasn’t like he was gorgeous, really—although he was definitely nice to look at—but he oozed charisma. His hair was thick and wavy. Dark blond, but too pretty to be called dirty, and his eyes were gray. When he stepped closer, I noticed a ring of gold around his pupils that was startlingly beautiful.

His eyes swept over me and his smile got bigger, revealing a dimple in his left cheek. “What’s up, Buttercup?”

My heart almost stopped beating.

Cami frowned and her face scrunched up while her eyes narrowed on me. “Buttercup?”

Ryan grinned and elbowed his cousin. “Look at her. Doesn’t she look like a buttercup? All that blond hair and pale skin.” He shrugged while I squirmed under his—and everyone else’s—scrutiny. “Just seemed to fit.”

My face grew warm and I shuffled my feet, sweeping my hair off my face. Ryan was grinning from ear to ear, and the word was too sweet and delicate to be mean.

Cami shrugged, and a brunette tapped Ryan on the shoulder, stealing his attention. She was loaded down with makeup and her boobs practically fell out of her top. They looked suspiciously round and perky considering her small frame.

As soon as Ryan’s eyes weren’t on me, I grabbed Cami’s arm. “What’s a buttercup?”

Ryan heard and turned to face me. “They’re these little yellow flowers that grow in the woods next to our house. Remember that, Cam?”

Her nose wrinkled and she tossed her dark locks over her shoulder. “Aren’t they a weed?”

Ryan swallowed, and even though his smile didn’t falter, something flashed in his eyes. “Not to me. I used to pick them by the handfuls for my mom. She loved them.”

About the Author
Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, now on the top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

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One signed copy of The List (INT).
Ends July 27th.

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  2. I liked both the excerpt, and the gorgeous book cover.

  3. What was the hardest thing about writing this book?