Friday, July 10, 2015

Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: ADVENTURES ABROAD by Jen McConnel


We are so excited to share an excerpt with you today from ADVENTURES ABROAD by Jen McConnel! Make sure you check out all of the info and the giveaway! 


  About the Books: 

 Four countries. Three girls. Three loves. One adventure abroad they'll never forget.   

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What Happens in London:


Sarah landed in London, just hoping to leave her home behind and escape her family. But she didn't plan on falling headfirst into Carson's arms. Get ready for a summer of self-discovery and romance in the first of the New Adult novella series, Adventures Abroad! Praise for What Happens in London: "Travel through London with Sarah, you'll squee, laugh and swoon at her adventures, I know I did!"- Lisa Burstein, author of Sneaking Candy 







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What Happens in Paris: 

Camie can't figure out what she wants, from college or life…until she meets Hunter. But will the magic of a romantic night in Paris last till the morning? Fall in love with the second novella in the New Adult series, Adventures Abroad!   

  









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What Happens in Berlin:

Interrupting a summer of fun, Joelle takes a detour to Berlin for her older brother's wedding. Spending time with her family is enough to make anyone go a little crazy. She's ready to lose it...until she meets Vi, a girl ready to turn her world upside down. Follow her journey in the third installment of the New Adult series, Adventures Abroad!   











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What Happens Abroad: 

After a summer of fun, Camie, Joelle, and Sarah are ready to reunite in Italy for one last adventure, but heartbreak waits in the shadows of the cobblestone streets. Can Florence cast its spell and turn lost love into a final fling? Catch up with the girls in this final installment of the New Adult series about love, escape, and true friendship. 











“I wish Carson could see me,” the words slipped out, but then I flushed. 
Joelle cocked an eyebrow.  “Who’s Carson?” 
I shrugged, my face hot.  “Just a guy I met here in London.” 
I waited for Joelle to tell me I was being stupid, but she just looked thoughtful.  “Want him to come with us tonight?” 
I shook my head hurriedly.  “No, he’s at work.” 
“He won’t work all night, will he?” 
I hesitated.  “True.  Do you think the other girls would mind?” 
Joelle grinned.  “We can always ask them.”   
Before I could stop her, she’d called out, “Ladies, any objections to Sarah bringing a man?” 
I tried to shush her, but she was laughing.  Rachel looked up from curling her eyelashes.  “Sure,” she said with a smile, “ask him if he has any friends!” 
Oh God, this was getting out of control.  “I don’t really know—” 
“Do you have his number?” 
Mutely, I shook my head.  Joelle eyed me critically. 
“But you said he has to work.  Do you know where he works?” 
“The bookstore in Piccadilly Circus,” I answered automatically, and Rachel grinned in triumph. 
“Oh, ladies,” she said loudly, “who wants to hit the books before we go out?” 
I gave up trying to talk them out of it once we were on the Underground, but when we got to Piccadilly Circus, I tried one more time. 
“What if he’s busy?”  
Rachel gave me a playful shove.  “The least you can do is ask.” 
We headed to the bookstore, but when I tried to linger on the sidewalk, Joelle grabbed my arm and led me forward.  “Don’t chicken out now!” 
The girls were giggling as we entered the store, and I realized that the customers were staring at us with interest.  Horrified, I suddenly remembered that we were all dressed for the club.  No wonder everyone was staring; I didn’t think halter tops and glitter were customary bookstore apparel. 
Feeling naked, I crossed my arms as my eyes darted around the cash registers, searching for Carson, just as a familiar voice called my name.  I swiveled around to find him standing behind us, carrying a pile of books. 
His eyes traveled up and down my body, and I felt my skin heating up.  Casually, Carson set his books down on the counter and stepped forward. 
“To what do I owe this pleasure?”  His eyes were dancing, and suddenly, I didn’t feel so self-conscious. 
“My friends and I are going out tonight,” I began.  I coughed, clearing my throat.  “They wanted me to ask you, um, if you wanted to come along.” 
“And bring your friends!” Rachel added loudly. 
Carson glanced at her with a grin and then brought his eyes back to me.  “Sounds like a good idea.”  He took a step closer and whispered in my ear, “If I weren’t at work right now, I wouldn’t be able to keep my hands off you.” 





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A Michigander by birth, Jen McConnel now makes her home in the beautiful state of North Carolina. She writes NA, including the recently released Adventures Abroad series (Bloomsbury Spark), the award winning YA novel Beautiful Curse, and various other works. When she isn’t writing, she can be found on her yoga mat or wandering off on another adventure. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time. Visit www.JenMcConnel.com to learn more!   Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Facebook | Blog | Website      






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