I am totally stoked to be able to be a part of the DON’T LOOK BACK Blog Tour hosted by Mundie Moms Blog Tours. I love anything and everything Jennifer L. Armentrout writes and she kills every genre she tackles. DON’T LOOK BACK is her first YA mystery/suspense and it is awesome.
Whether you solve the puzzle early or are surprised by the outcome at the end, the story will keep you hooked from the very first moment you meet Sam. She is easy to connect with, sympathize with, and like, and you’ll be rooting for her as she tries to piece together what happened to her and her friend Cassie.
While I don’t want to give away too much about what happens, I’m thrilled to be able to share an excerpt from early in the story of a scene with Sam and her brother Scott just shortly after she’s returned that reveals a lot about who Sam was prior to her memory loss and who her best friend and boyfriend are.
All I can say is that I’m glad we get to meet the Sam we do. I’m not sure how much I’d like the other Sam.
Anyway… this very awesome tour includes a giveaway for fifteen copies of DON’T LOOK BACK – one copy for each stop on the tour – and excerpt reveals at all the stops. So be sure to check out each stop on tour for more peeks inside DON’T LOOK BACK, which releases on Tuesday, and a few reviews.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release date: April 15, 2014
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.
Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.
But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?
Pushing the picture under the bed with my toes, I ran clammy hands down my hips.
“What…what do you mean?”
He sauntered into the room, stopping a few feet in front me. We were the same height.
“Where have you really been, Sam?”
“I don’t know.”
“You don’t?” He laughed, and the skin crinkled around his eyes. “Come on. What did you and Cassie get yourselves into this time?”
“Cassie’s missing,” I mumbled, glancing down at the floor. She hadn’t really looked like the girl the deputy had shown me. I bent down, grabbing the picture from underneath the bed.
“This is Cassie, right?”
He frowned as he glanced at the picture. “Yeah, that’s Cassie.”
I quickly placed the picture on the bedside table. “I don’t know where she is.”
“I have theories.”
Interest piqued, I rocked back on my heels. “You do?”
Scott flopped on my bed and stretched out lazily. “Shit, you probably killed her and stashed her body somewhere.” He laughed. “That’s my main theory.”
Blood drained out of my face, and I gasped.
The smile on his face faded as he watched me. “Sam, dude, I was kidding.”
“Oh.” Sweet relief shot through me, and I sat on the edge of the bed, staring at my chipped nails. In an instant, everything turned gray and white. The only color was red—vibrant, garish red under my fingernails. Soft whimpers—someone was crying.
Scott grabbed my arm. “Hey, you okay?”
I blinked, and the vision, the sounds faded away. Shoving my hands under my legs, I nodded. “Yeah, I’m okay.”
He sat up, staring at me. “Holy shit, you’re not faking it.”
“The whole amnesia thing—because I was betting money you were off partying somewhere, got trashed for days, and couldn’t come home until you sobered up.”
Damn. “Did I do that often?”
Scott barked out a laugh. “Yeah…this is weird. You’re definitely not faking.”
Now I felt even more confused. “How can you tell?”
“Well, for starters, you haven’t kicked me out of your room or threatened to ruin my life yet.”
“I’d do that?”
He stared at me, his eyes wide. “Yeah, and sometimes you’d even hit me. Once, I hit you back, and, well, that didn’t go over well. Dad got pissed. Mom was mortified.”
My brows pinched. “We…hit each other?”
Shaking his head, Scott leaned back. “Man, this is bizarre.”
No doubt. I pulled my hands out from under my legs and sighed. “Back to the whole killing-Cassie-and-hiding-her-body thing. Why did you say that?”
“I was kidding. You two have been best friends foreva.” He smirked. “Actually, you guys were more like frenemies in the last couple of years. There was some kind of unspoken rivalry going on between you two. It started when you made homecoming queen during sophomore year and she made court. At least that’s what you tell everyone, but I’m thinking it started when you two were freshmen and you started dating Del the Dick.”
“Del the Dick?” I tucked a strand of hair back. “That’s my boyfriend.”
“That’s your whole world.”
Not liking the sound of that, I made a face. “I don’t remember…him, either.”
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Thanks to Disney Hyperion, each site on tour has 1 copy of DON’T LOOK BACK to give away – US only.
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April 1 – The YA Sisterhood – Excerpt #1 + Giveaway
April 2 – Jenuine Cupcakes – Excerpt #2 + Giveaway
April 3 – Stuck in Books – Excerpt #3 + Giveaway
April 4 – Good Choice Reading – Excerpt #4 + Giveaway
April 5 – The Irish Banana – Excerpt #5 + Giveaway
April 6 – Me, My Shelf & I – Excerpt #6 + Giveaway
April 7 – K-Books – Excerpt #7 + Giveaway
April 8 – Deity Island – Excerpt #8 + Giveaway
April 9 – Read All the Books – Excerpt #9 + Giveaway
April 10 – A Book Lovers’ Review – Excerpt #10 + Giveaway
April 11 – Vilma’s Book Blog – Excerpt #11 + Giveaway
April 12 – Shortie Says – Excerpt #12 + Giveaway
April 13 – Fiktshun – Excerpt #13 + Giveaway
April 14 – Mundie Moms – Excerpt #14 + Giveaway
April 15 – Reading Teen – Excerpt #15 + Giveaway
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