Friday, June 29, 2018

Chosen by Paulina Ulrich - Book Tour + Giveaway

Chosen
Paulina Ulrich
(Fighting Fate #1)
Publication date: October 31st 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Nothing can stand in the way of outspoken, rule-breaker-extraordinaire; Kaddy Richston…except destiny. She set her sights on being in a rock band and leaving her small Wyoming town along with the painful memories of her past.
But destiny had other plans for her.
The observant Cole Huntington enters her life and becomes the bump in the road Kaddy is trying to pave for her future. Striking blue eyes, features to make any girl swoon, he’s everything but the new-to-town bad boy. Calm, cool, and always collected, he plans on unraveling every one of Kaddy’s dark secrets.
Kaddy is determined to undermine whatever intentions he has until she learns of a destiny she never asked for. The only person she can turn to for answers is the last person she’d want help from: Cole Huntington, who seemed to dislike her rule-breaking as much as she dislikes his rule-following.

Excerpt
“Your entire body just tensed up. Don’t let your thoughts drift back to what happened.” He gave me a gentle squeeze of reassurance.
            I sighed, frustrated with myself more than anything. I wish I had a magical little delete button that would erase those memories. “You know when it gets silent after my night terrors, I fear the nightmares might return.”
            “You’re safe now,” he whispered and I did feel protected in his arms because I knew Mike wouldn’t let a single thing happen to me. “Remember the pact we made when we were thirteen? I’m keeping my word on that.”
            “It seems so long ago. We were just kids.” I reflected back on that day. It had been the first time anyone had ever seen me cry and probably the last, because I didn’t cry. Not anymore. It was on a blustery day that I sat in the schoolyard after it was time to go home and I hated going home. I tried to stay out as long as I could to avoid facing what I knew waited for me at the shit-tastic place I had to call a house. Sitting on the swings, I had been crying, thinking everyone else had gone home, but Mike stayed. He startled me when he sat on the swing beside me, but he didn’t say anything. He sat there and let me cry, only moving closer to take my hand in his. That small sign of comfort changed everything. The two of us had made a pact to always protect one another and be there for each other, no matter the cost.
            “Yeah, but you weren’t just a kid. You had to fight to survive, which wasn’t fair. A kid should be a kid, not someone who worries if they are going to live to see the next day.” His voice was thick with restrained anger.
            My heart knew he was right. “Yeah, but life’s a bitch and isn’t fair. Haven’t you learned that by now?” My voice was quiet. I felt like between Mike and I, the two of us pretty much got the short end of the stick.

 
Author Bio:
After receiving her BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, she now writes full time with, of course, her cats to keep her company. She is the author of the Flightless Bird series, the award nominated Fighting Fate series and many more stories to come. She also writes nonfiction and has been published in various literary magazines. When she’s not writing, reading, or doing author-y stuff, she’s out buying way too many cute shoes…

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