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Monday, 1 September 2014

Release Day Party & Giveaway: The Winter People by Rebekah L Purdy





Today is release day for THE WINTER PEOPLE by Rebekah Purdy we’re here to celebrate
with a giveaway and an excerpt! Help us celebrate the release of this amazing
book and enter to win a Winter Emergency Kit!


THE WINTER PEOPLE
Author: Rebekah Purdy
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-1622663682

An engrossing, complex, romantic fantasy perfect for
fans of Kristin Cashore or Maggie Stiefvater, set in a wholly unique world.
Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow,
the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted
by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she
hasn’t forgotten their warning to "stay away." For eleven years, she
has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But
when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of
maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must
be left at the back of the property.
Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s
tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and
beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed
with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, his interactions
with Salome take her life in a new direction. A direction where she’ll have to
decide between her longtime crush Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or
Nevin who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the
darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance,
will kill her.

Exclusive
Excerpt!

The
pond water rippled while the trees bent beneath the strong gusts. Soon,
everything became so white I couldn’t see the house. In the distance a strange
tinkling sounded, like dozens of wind chimes. Not the chimes. Not the chimes.
Not the chimes, I repeated over and over in my mind.

What
had the shrink told me to do?

Ten,
nine, eight. Breathe. Seven, six, five. Shit! I held my head in my hands for a
long moment. Get it together.

Panic
stole my thoughts and I raised my head, backing away from the pond as the
flurries swirled toward me. Chasing me.

I
bumped into something—something that felt quite human. A firm chest, arms,
hands. Not something, someone. A shriek tumbled from my lips and I spun around
to face my captor.

“It’s
okay. I won’t hurt you,” a soft masculine voice said, pale hands clinging to my
arms as he kept me from falling.

My
gaze followed those long fingers, then up black leather sleeves, to the most
gorgeous face I’d ever seen. My breath caught in my throat. I was gawking. But
I couldn’t help it. His raven hair was shot with strands of blue, his face was
pale and perfect, like an ice sculptor had chiseled it into existence. His
eyes—oh God, his eyes. They were the palest blue I’d ever seen. Glacial. He had
to be over six feet tall, muscles evident through the tight shirt he wore
beneath his unzipped leather jacket.

His
mouth turned up at the corners as if enjoying my scrutiny. A cocky grin that
made my cheeks warm and my whole body buzz. “You’re trespassing.” I tried to
keep the tremble from my voice. “This is private property, or can’t you read
the signs?” Bravo. I’d scare him off with my bitchiness. 

He chuckled. And it
sounded like the low song of chimes. “Doris doesn’t mind me coming around. In
fact, I’ve met you before, Salome.”

My
name on his lips made my knees go buttery. I groaned inwardly.







 About
Rebekah: 

Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan (just look for the mitten-shaped state
on the map). She’s lived there most of her life other than the few years she
spent in the U.S. Army.  At which time she got a chance to experience MO,
KS, SC, and CA.
She
works full time for the court system and in her free time she writes YA
stories. Pretty much any genre within the YA realm is game for her, but her favorites
are fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, thrillers, light sci-fi, and
some time travel.
She
also has a big family–she like to considers them the modern day Brady Bunch.
When her hubby and her met and got married, he had 3 children from a previous
marriage, she had 2 and  have 1
together. It’s a lot of fun though.
And
she can’t forget her other family members–yep, they’ve got some pets: 4
dogs, 3 cats,  and 1 turtle. Everyone in the family has one…she won’t
bore you all with their names (unless you really want to know). Okay, you
talked her into it! Jack, Pearl, Grr…(yes that’s her dog’s name), Callie,
Shadow, Mooshoo, Grouchy, and Sorbert. Other than writing some of her other
hobbies include: reading (mostly YA of course), singing, swimming, football,
soccer, running, camping, sledding, church, hanging with her kids, and
traveling.
She
belong to a fabulous writing group called YA Fiction Fantatics (YAFF) and you
guessed it they all write YA!
REPPED by Jennifer Mishler and
Frances Black of Literary Counsel.
And
that’s her in a big ‘ol nutshell.

Giveaway
Details:
1
Winter Emergency Kit. It will have a $10.00 Amazon gift card, coffee mug, hot
cocoa, chapstick, flashlight, gloves and some signed bookmarks. US Only.


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