Happy Birthday to EVERNIGHT TEEN!
EVERNIGHT TEEN turns two this month and we’re having a huge party to celebrate! It may be EVERNIGHT TEEN’s birthday, but you get the presents. So, grab a piece of cake, hop from blog-to-blog and discover EVERNIGHT TEEN!
Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by EVERNIGHT TEEN (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.
Have your TBR list handy because we have lots of new titles for you to add, including my featured book…
Knockdown is a pre-dystopian novel about a group of kids who race the clock to outrun a tsunami and an ice age in a sailboat.
But this quiet moment is one of my favorite scenes. It takes place inside the sailboat's head (or bathroom.)
“Are you mad at me?” he asked.
“Hell, yes,” I said. “You totally embarrassed me just now.”
“No, before this. You’ve been distant this morning.”
“Takumi, we almost died yesterday. I may never see my parents again. My brother is…”
Takumi shook his head. “Would you go to Homecoming with me?”
“Would you go to Homecoming with me?”
My mouth opened and closed but no sound came out. “You’re crazy,” I finally whispered.
He knelt on the floor in front of me and took my hand. This was getting weird. I jerked my hand back.
“Look,” he said. “I never asked a girl to Homecoming. There wasn’t a girl I wanted to ask. Now I’ve met someone and there won’t be a Homecoming dance. But if there was one, would you go with me?”
I tipped my head.
He grinned up at me.
“You are totally insane.” I smiled.
“Well, would you go to Homecoming with me?”
“Okay. Yes, if there was a Homecoming to go to, I would go with you.”
“Is that what you wanted to ask me?”
“Yeah. I know we just met. I know we might not survive all this. But I need to have something, some positive thought, or person to think about. I want to lie in bed at night and imagine what it would be like to go on a date with you. To give you a corsage. To sit with you at a fancy restaurant…”
His eyes began to water and he faced away. I slid to the floor and reached for him. He took me in his arms. We hugged and cried silent tears for all the ways our lives had changed.
I wiped my eyes. “What color dress would I wear?”
“I don’t care…No, wait. Not black.”
“Okay, no black. But pink’s good?”
“Pink’s good. Red would be better.”
“Yeah, I like red.”
“Okay, if we could go to Homecoming, I would wear a red dress.”
“Thanks, Toni.” He took my chin in his hand. Our eyes met and we smiled. Then he kissed me. A soft and gentle kiss.
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Enter for a chance to win EVERNIGHT TEEN’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):
My Question: If you were standing on the starboard side of a boat, would you be on the right or left side?
(Take a guess. You have a fifty-fifty shot.)
Three winners will receive a signed copy of Knockdown. Post your answers in the comments section below.
Hope you've had a great time. Thanks for stopping by.
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