Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blog Tour: Lost in You by Heidi McLaughlin - Excerpt & Giveaway

Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn't have fancy clothes. He doesn't carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn't have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps. 

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her. 

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's known. 

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.


“The sun is almost up.”   “That means the night is almost over and I’m definitely not ready.”
“Me neither,” I say. “Can I try something?”
I sit up slightly and pull her up a bit with me. I slip my arm under her head and she falls into the curve of my elbow. I lie back down and pull her closer until her head is resting on my shoulder. For the first time I’m holding a girl in my arms. Something I’ve only dreamed of.
“Is this okay?” I only ask for confirmation. She seems very comfortable with me holding her like this. I know I like it, I just hope she does too. I dread the sun coming up because that means everything ends. At least right now I feel like I’m someone special with her.
“This is perfect,” she says, wrapping her arm around my waist. I set my head on top of hers and hold on for this emotional ride I’m about to take myself on. I already know I’m going to miss her tomorrow when I have to face reality.
I fight the urge to close my eyes, but it’s a losing battle. I want to prolong this night because I know that when the sun rises, it’s all over and tonight has been one of the best nights of my life. She’s going to go on to her superstar life and I’ll return to the dirt road and house that I share with my parents. School will start and I’ll just be another body in the cesspool of high school. Back to wearing clothes from the second-hand store and eating lunch at a table in the corner.

My grandma once told me that I can do anything I want, so I am.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I now live in picturesque Vermont, with my husband and two daughters. Also renting space in our home is an overhyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day you'll find me behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, I'm writing one of the many stories I plan to release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

I'm also an active reviewer on The Readiacs - a site I own with my best friend and uber special beta, Yvette.

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  1. 1st I gotta say... I love this blog!
    And this book looks great!!! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  2. This sounds like a book that I'm going to fall in love with. (I'm in a sappy mood today.) Thanks for the great blog and books you tell us about. I can't even tell you how many have been added to my TBR because of you.

  3. Looks like a great book! Excited about the giveaway!

  4. this sounds like a good book, it is usually the guy that is the singer, so with it being a girl, that is different. thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I love how there are many other bloggers who have read the same book and have different thoughts on the same book. But reading everyone's reviews makes me want to climb off my seat and grab this book right now. I mean I haven't read 1 negative review anywhere. I love your reviews and all the great things you guys do for us fellow readers.

  6. Thanks so much for the info and giveaway!