July 17, 2013

True Connection by Rachel Walter (Blog Tour)

'It's going to take a fight, I know that. But it's more than just a fight for my life. It's a fight for my soul and my soul mate.' Jazzy Williams is not your average coffee-loving teen. She's struggling with her grief, her famous uncle’s fans, an overprotective big brother, and a depressed mother, all while trying to make friends at her new school. In the first week, she meets a gorgeous green-eyed hottie who turns out to be more than just some high school crush - he's more than human. And she unknowingly enrages a very dangerous breed of immortal who wants her soul or life as payment. With the help of supernatural friends and protectors, Jazzy thinks she's safe until what remains of her family is put in danger. Does Jazzy have what it takes to save her family, life, soul and soul mate, or will all be lost? 

*Warning* Mature Content. This contains some profanity, mild sexual situations, innuendoes, and violence. Recommended for ages 17 and up, depending on maturity level. 

EXCERPT “Do you really want to talk or are you just using this as an excuse to get me to go on a date with you?” “I do have some fairly important things to discuss with you, but if you’d like, we can save it for another day and make this a date,” he answers, while not taking his eyes from the road. “Fine, talk first. If you’re lucky, I might give you my number.” I laugh. “I don’t need your number,” he says quietly. I’m confused. He didn’t say want. He said need. He glances my way. “Get that frown off your face. Just because I don’t need your number, doesn’t mean I don’t want it.” He reaches over and pats my hand before going back to the gear shifter. His touch was warm and left a tingling sensation on my skin. For all of two seconds I felt whole again and now I feel like I’m aching. I pinch my thigh through my jeans. What kind of girly little crush do I have? “Why wouldn’t you need my number?” I ask, trying to shake off the strange ache. “I’ll explain that when we get to the lake. I think I’m going to start this conversation where you can’t run away from me.” “I can’t run anywhere now,” I point out. He sighs. “This is going to be difficult for me to tell you, like it was difficult for you to tell Skeeter and me yesterday.” He glances my way and then looks back to the road. “It has several consequences and outcomes. In fact, I had to travel to get permission to tell you to begin with.” He turns the radio on, leaving me with my thoughts. Now I’m starting to worry on top of being nervous as hell. Why do I need to be on a boat in the middle of a large lake before he sheds any light on this? Who did he need permission from and why did he need it? God, I hope he’s not a serial killer. Maybe his mom was abducted by aliens or his dad kidnapped some king’s son. Maybe I should’ve insisted we stay closer to home, closer to Henry. Maybe he… I’m going to give myself a migraine by the time we get to the damn lake! Then he’ll have to take me back home, and I’ll never find out what’s going on in his head. I glare over at Seth, and he’s chuckling. I turn down the radio and ask him what’s so funny. “Just a random thought, that’s all.” He turns the radio back up. Fine then, no talking. I watch him as he drives. Seeing the veins in his arm pop out as he turns the wheel and the muscles ripple when he shifts a gear, I wonder what those arms would feel like wrapped around… Stop it! Every damn time I’m around him, I think like a pervert! I inwardly growl and press my head back onto the headrest. I’ll just look out the window then. Trees are in no way erotic, or sensual, or perverted. Focusing on the trees is easy, but I can still smell him. His amazing smelling cologne mixed with his clean, spicy scent assaults my nose and begs me to lean in close. This car ride is taking forever. The longer it takes, the more nervous I get. I shift in my seat, cross and uncross my legs, and bite my lip as I stare at endless trees. ‘The way she bites her lip makes me want to pull the car over and…’ I gasp, and choke on my breath or saliva. What was that?! Who was that?

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Rachel lives in Central Pennsylvania, is a stay at home mom, has a wonderful husband, total of 4 kids, 3 of which are step kids. She’s a true Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers fan. She’s an insomniac that loves coffee, Johnny Depp movies and bonfires, dislikes driving on the interstate, bugs of any kind, and a too quiet house. When she’s not playing with the people inside her head, making her family think she belongs in the loony bin or writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, finding new music, new books, helping someone or plotting something equally crazy with her Critique Partners. 


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