Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Excerpt: Surfaced + Giveaway

Surfaced by Deirdre Riordan Hall, an Excerpt!


Last week we showed you guys the beautiful cover for Surfaced by Deirdre Riordan Hall and this week we are back to give you a sneak peak into the book with your own very special excerpt! 


Summary:

By eighteen, Jamie Burke became a pro surfer capturing the hearts of surf fans everywhere. 

By twenty, he broke just as many hearts trading his prowess on the waves for sultry nights spent between the sheets. 

By twenty-two, he lamented losing the woman who changed him. Then he disappeared. 

When Jamie surfaces in his hometown in Australia, he discovers his high school sweetheart has moved on, but that doesn’t stop him from believing that she’s the one. He’ll do whatever is necessary to win her back, even compete in a surf-off against tough Mik Tanaka, aka Tank.
Awash on the shore, Jamie also finds pieces of his broken family—a father who took off, his disappointed mother, and a brother who has a secret—and it’s up to him to help put them back together. As he reunites with familiar faces, rallying around him, he might just have to redefine what family means.
Jamie spent years chasing a dream all over the world and doesn’t expect the waves to carry him right back to where he started. Only he can claim the treasures his return home by the sea offers: love, family, and truth. But as he fights temptation, sinks to the depths of despair, and struggles to open up, his biggest adventure will be dropping anchor.
This fresh follow-up novella, for the new adult novel To the Sea, takes readers back to the beach with Kira’s hot fling, Jamie. Book Two in the Follow your Bliss Series, Surfaced can be read after To the Sea, or as a stand-alone, quick beach read filled with romance, surfing, and transformation. 


Excerpt:

Jamie stumbled through the bedroom, still dim, in the early morning fog. “Ow,” he groaned, stubbing his toe on the leg of a table beside the unfamiliar bed. Trying to be quiet, he slipped back under the sheet. The mattress creaked and shifted under his weight. He avoided accidently pulling a stray lock of long blond hair, splayed, beside him, on the bed. Was it Rachel or Melanie? He couldn’t remember her name. It was there, somewhere on his tongue, along with the taste of her lips. Maybe Fifi? Phoebe. Yes, Phoebe. Tangled in the sheets, she rolled over and put her arm on his muscled chest. She made cute, sleepy noises. He considered rubbing his hand over her smooth stomach, up toward her chest, waking her, and picking up where they’d left off.
Instead, he closed his eyes.
The memory of Kira’s smile, in the early summer sun, was there behind his lids. Her gaze, seaward, landed on him and brought him to places he thought he’d already explored and conquered. Jamie sighed. As much as he tried to forget about her, like the incoming tide, she kept washing into his mind. Phoebe rolled over, taking the sheet with her. He took this as his cue to leave.
Picking his way across the back deck, scattered with empty bottles, wet towels, and discarded cups, all remnants of the party the night before, Jamie chuckled: the wooden walk of shame.
“You’re a dog, Jamie Burke,” he whispered to himself, not having bothered to leave Phoebe a note.
On his way back to Dune Road, his temporary lodgings while back in the sleepy seaside town, he invited the fresh salt air to wake him up. But his eyes, and something in his chest, weighed heavily. Early morning cyclists breezed by. Dog-walkers gave him a wide berth. He sensed they knew that he was just like the beasts on their four legs, noses to the ground, sniffing out tail.



About the Author

Deirdre Riordan Hall is the author of upper young adult and new adult fiction, including her debut novel To the Sea, the first in the Follow your Bliss series. She spends her days with her family, writing (what else?!) at the custom-made desk her husband crafted, or seaside, pretending she's a mermaid.




Website & blog: http://www.deirdreriordanhall.com *All the things.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/deirdrespark *This is my jam.
Instagram: http://instagram.com/deirdrespark *Photog = one of my loves.
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/deirdrespark *I’m a pin-a-holic..
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/DeirdreRiordanHall *Let’s share our fave books.
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/deirdreriordanhall *Discover ocean & fiction inspired treasures based on the novel To the Sea
Buy The book! Amazon


You can buy the first book in the series, To The Sea HERE
Deirdre is giving away a custom hat from the series - from her ETSY shop + a copy of Surfaced.




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