Monday, March 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the Kings of Charleston blog tour! To follow the tour (because, come on, it's flipping awesome), click HERE and see the tour schedule and everything! But for today, I have an excerpt and a tour-wide giveaway to share with y'all. Okay? OKAY.
Cal swore under his breath and pulled to the side.
I was a mess. I had never been pulled over, not even as a passenger.
Cal pushed a button and the window slid down slowly with a whoosh. I turned to look at the
approaching officer. He had a flashlight in his hand that he swept across the side of the car. Once
he reached the front of the car, he paused at the front wheel and stood motionless for several seconds. I leaned over the console to see what the holdup was. The officer’s face had drained of
all its color.
“Can I help you, Officer?” Cal said.
I hit Cal on the shoulder and mouthed, What are you doing? He shrugged his shoulders.
“Oh, well, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize who you were,” the officer said with an uneasy laugh. Why would he be sorry for pulling over a seventeen-year-old in a Mercedes?
“No problem, you new to the force?” Cal said in a conversational tone. My mouth dropped
“Yes, I am. I didn’t get a good look at your vehicle till now. Hope you have a good night,” he said. The officer walked back to his vehicle and drove off. Cal turned on his blinker and merged back into the flow of traffic.
“What just happened?” I asked. I was shocked and confused by how the officer had treated Cal. You would have thought he was a movie star or a diplomat with immunity to the law.
“Ah, nothing, I just know the police pretty well,” he responded, smiling to himself. There was obviously more to the story and it had to do with whatever the officer had seen on the front wheel of his car. What could he have seen? I was dying to find out.
“You have a lot of run-ins with the law?”
He leaned his head over to me with a playful expression on his face. I felt tiny butterflies
develop in the pit of my stomach. “Me? Nah, they have run-ins with me from time to time. I have
to straighten them out, you know?”
He turned the blinker on and we entered a residential neighborhood. A few minutes later, we pulled up to a restaurant at the end of a secluded street. Cal pulled the car into a parallel parking space across the street and got out of the car. I began to open my door, but he waved his finger at me. He opened the door for me and gestured for me to take his hand. After a moment’s hesitation, I stepped out of the car, my hand in his strong grip.
There's a tour-wide giveaway where one signed copy of the book and a Kindle Paperwhite are being given away! The giveaway's open to US/Can/UK! Just fill out the Rafflecopter to enter :)
**I am not responsoble for this giveaway, but AS ALWAYS wouldn't it be insanely cool is I was? I mean, come on. Seriously.**
Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton
The Kings of Charleston (The Kings of Charleston #1)
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Series: The Kings of Charleston #1
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
Description from Goodreads:
Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.
Kat has been a writer her entire life, but never pursued a writing career until the characters from a short story she wrote in high school refused to go away. Finally, she sat down and wrote their story which would became The Kings of Charleston series.

Kat has been an avid reader her entire life. She enjoys all genres, but particularly Mystery and Young Adult. Mary Higgins Clark is one of her favorite authors who inspired her love of mysteries. 

When she isn't writing, Kat loves to travel, try out new recipes and hang out with her husband. She is originally from Kentucky, but currently resides in South Georgia with her husband, a cat named Frank and a dog named Lil.
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  1. Thanks for being on the tour, Jessica! :)

  2. Well, ding-dang! This one sounds like a frackin' awesomesauce of goodness!! The excerpt left me salivating for more. Adding to my tbr pile. Thank you for sharing =D

  3. This book sounds awesome can't wait to read it! Already added to my TBR pile!

  4. Thank you for participating in the blog tour! I really appreciate it!

  5. Thank you for the chance to win! This looks great!

  6. This book sounds amazing, can't wait to dive in!!!!


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