Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Blitz + Giveaway ~ Sia by Josh Grayson

I'm glad to bring to you an excerpt and giveaway of this book for the book blitz! I'm really looking forward to reading this and I love that cover. 

Sia by Josh Grayson
Publication date: November 20th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18070248-sia?ac=1


By the time we return to the bakery, it’s ten o’clock. We stand outside the door talking for a while.

I glance at my wristwatch. “I have to head home,” I say reluctantly.

“Let me drive you,” Kyle offers.

“You have a car?”

He offers a little shrug. “Not exactly. Wait here.” He disappears into the store, leaving me to wait on a bench outside. A few moments later he returns via a side alley, astride a small, beat-up motorcycle. Exhaust rattles against the alley's brick walls. Kyle grins at me and holds out a white helmet. “Climb on!” he shouts over the noise.

I look at the bike, hesitating.

Kyle laughs. “What? You’ll take on the psychos of LA at night, but you’re afraid of a little bike ride?”

Determined not to appear weak, I garner my courage and climb on behind him. He tugs his sweater over his head and hands it to me.

“It’ll be cool once we get going,” he warns. “You should wear this.”

“But what about you?”

He shrugs. “I’m used to it.”
There's already a chill in the air, and I have no doubt the bike ride will be freezing. As much as I want to refuse, I decide the sweater is a necessity. “Okay, thanks.” I pull his sweater on and can't resist inhaling as it slides over my head. I think of Amber complaining about him, but again my nose is graced with that doughy, cinnamony sweet smell, and I don’t see how she could insult him. I hug my soft, woolly arms around my body, feeling absurdly pleased. Being with Kyle is making me happy. I start to wonder if he feels the same way about being with me. Could he? After everything I've done in the past? Probably not. I mean, really, we have nothing in common. Until a few hours ago he couldn't stand me. There's no point in getting interested in him that way, I tell myself.
“Do you know where I live?” I ask.
He rolls his eyes. “Everyone knows where you live, Sia. Helmet.”
I slide it over my head.
Kyle looks back. Once he sees that it’s on right, he gives me a thumbs up. “Hold on,” he suggests.
Battling an insane rush of shyness, I lean against him and wrap my arms around his waist. He’s lean, I discover, but not as skinny as I'd originally presumed. Muscular, not weak. When he pulls into the street I squeeze my eyes shut, expecting a crash at every turn. But after a while I relax and start to enjoy the ride. And though I know I have no right, I secretly relish the strong, solid feel of his body within my arms. By the time we get close to my house, I wish we could just keep on driving.
Author Bio:

Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville, Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.

Josh currently works as a medical driver, shuttling people all over Virginia and North Carolina. He has also worked as a machinist, film sales rep, administrative assistant, and telemarketer (he apologizes if he called you).

Sia is his debut YA novel.

Where you can find him: Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


The author is giving away an ebook copy of his book!

-It's open internationally. 
-You must be 13 years or older. 
-Your entries will be verified to make sure you did each task that you said you did.
-The winner will be notified by me through email (and Twitter if I know your Twitter handle) and will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose another winner. 
-The giveaway ends on October 1st at 12:00 am, but the prize will be sent out after October 7th.

Good luck!
(Be on the look out for other giveaways of this book on other blogs during this book blitz.)

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  1. This sounds like a good read. I like the idea of the popular girl falling in love with the geek she once tormented. And the cover is just lovely!

    Oana @All Fantasy Worlds

  2. This sounds great. Would love to read it.

  3. i have wanted to read this book since beth included in in a video, it sounds amazing!


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