Blog Tour- Under The Hood by Sally Clemons

Hey Bookends,

I am really excited to tell you guys that I have an amazing opportunity to be apart of a blog tour and share a book with you guys today. I am going to give y’all a little excerpt for the book Under The Hood by Sally Clemons which is a  really cute contemporary.

Here is a small synopsis:

When Alice Starr mistakenly believes attorney Mark Jameson needs her help, he discovers he
likes being rescued for a change. Smitten by her confidence, he hides his expertise so he has
an excuse to see her again. Alice doesn’t have time for a man. But with one kiss, she and Mark
have advanced into water so deep she’s in danger of drowning…
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About the Author:
Sally Clements writes fun, sexy and real contemporary romance, partnering hot heroes with heroines who know what they want, and go for it! She is a full-time author, who lives in the Irish countryside, and when she isn’t writing can usually be found in traffic, driving ‘Mum’s taxi’. Always a voracious reader, she considers writing for a living the perfect job—the only downside is saying goodbye to her characters at book’s end!
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Here is the excerpt:

So this was his mysterious new neighbor.
3B had been empty for a while. When he’d made it back last night after a few
days away finalizing the pre-nup for a new client in New York, Mark had noticed the
light on from the street outside and the battered pickup next to his parking space.
He took advantage of the fact that she was busy searching her truck for jumper
cables to check her out without being noticed. Alice. The name suited her. Long,
platinum-blond hair pulled up in a ponytail looked natural—her skin was Nordic pale too,
and the eyes he’d caught a glimpse of were ice blue, like aquamarines. She barely came
up to his shoulder, and even the ugly overalls weren’t able to totally hide the hint of
curves he’d noticed when checking out the image of a woman holding the spanner on her
uniform.
Mark frowned. He really shouldn’t be noticing his new neighbor that way. If she
was a mechanic, she probably had men hitting on her all day. Besides, he wasn’t in the
market for a new relationship. Extricating people from ill-judged romantic follies all day
had taught him to be cautious where attraction was concerned.
He pushed back his shirtsleeve and looked at his watch. Luckily, he’d left himself
plenty of time to make the meeting at his client’s office, and if a dead battery was all that
was wrong with the MG, he’d be on his way quickly.
His gaze lingered on Alice for a long moment as she popped the hood and then
grabbed red and black leads, attached one set to her battery terminals, and handed the
others to him.
Her hand brushed his, and a jolt of electricity raced up his arm.
Mark stared. What on earth?
Alice looked pointedly at the engine as he stood still, fixed to the spot by the
unexpected reaction to her touch.
Then her eyes softened. A small, sympathetic smile tilted the corners of her lips
upward. She stepped close, and took the leads from his unresisting fingers. “This one
goes here,” she said, fastening the clip in place, “and this one goes here.”
Mark nodded, still stunned. She thought he was so clueless about engines he
didn’t even know how to attach jumper cables.
You can see other excerpts, reviews, and guest post at other tour stops:

9/5/16

Hike2Forty and beyond – excerpt spotlight

Lucia’s Book Reviews – review

The Starred Review – excerpt spotlight and review

Booksfordaysonend – excerpt spotlight

Jen’s Reading Obsession – excerpt spotlight

9/6/16

Nicole’s Book Musings – excerpt spotlight

What Is That Book About – excerpt spotlight

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm – excerpt spotlight

9/7/16

Book briefs – review

Books Eater – review

Diana’s Book Reviews – review

9/8/16

Splashes Into Books – excerpt spotlight, review

Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – excerpt spotlight

Written Love Reviews – excerpt spotlight

9/9/16

Em & M Books – excerpt spotlight, review

The Young Girl Who Loved Books – excerpt spotlight

In Between The Pages – excerpt spotlight, review

The Lusty Literate – excerpt spotlight

Becky on Books – excerpt spotlight

OMGReads – excerpt spotlight, review

 

 

 

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Weekly Update

Hey Bookends,

I am being a horrible book blogger. Not only did I forget to post a weekend update and another post I was planning for the weekend. I also did not read anything in the past week. I’m sorry guys. I’m being so inconsistent but that is because it is my senior year and I am starting college applications. I promise I am going to work on posting regularly more. Anyway here is where I am in all the books I’m reading.

For Fun:

  • 211 pages/ 52% through Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephine Perkins
  • 147 pages/ 77% through Fabulous Terrible by Sophie Talbot
  • 14 pages/ 4% through The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  • 50 pages/ 7% through The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • 125 pages/ 40% through Ordinary Grace by William Kruegar
  • 50% through Six Days by David Levithan
  • 228 pages/ 50% through The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • 336 pages/ 82% through Panic by Lauren Oliver
  • and 86 pages/ 31% through Bossypants by Tina Fey

For School:

  • 434 pages/ 67% through The Once and Future King by T.H.White
  • I am 46 pages/ 12% through Napoleon’s Buttons by Penny Le Couteur

I hope you enjoyed reading this, also I would love to know what you are currently reading. Wish me luck on reading as many books as I can before the end of the month.  Friend me on goodreads and Instagram to see what I am reading daily.

 

Bout of Books 17 TBR

Hey Bookends,

The Bout of Books read-a-thon starts tonight and I am really excited to focus on something other than school! I have participated in this read-a-thon a lot and love it. If you haven’t participated in the read-a-thon here is the blurb from the site:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Because of school I am only going to try and finish a total of 5 books this week. Here’s my TBR.

  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • Jet by Jay Crownover
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

So those are my plans for this read-a-thon. I would love to know if you are planning on participating, and if so what books you are reading. Follow me on goodreads and Instagram to see what I am reading daily. Thanks for reading!!

Weekend Update

Hey Bookends,

It has been a crazy week for me because it was my first week back at school! I have already had a couple breakdowns because it is already a stressful senior year but I will prevail! Ok with that little pep talk to myself out of the way let’s talk about my weekend.

Reading:

  • I want to read a bunch this weekend but have no idea how much I will get to.

Social:

  • I do have work tonight and Saturday morning
  • I also am going to a sleepover with my friends on Saturday night

Random:

  • I have some homework to do, which includes a paper due at midnight tonight!
  • Some random little chores
  • I would love to start catching up on blogs, youtube, and podcasts but I have no idea how that is going to be.

So that is all I have for this weekend. I hope you enjoyed reading this, I would love to know what you are currently reading or doing this weekend. Friend me on goodreads and Instagram to see what I am reading daily. Thanks for reading guys!

Quick Update

Hey Bookends,

I just wanted to let you guys know that I am going to be out of the country for the next couple of weeks (Including today). This doesn’t mean that I wont have anything up on the blog, as I write this post I am scheduling posts for almost the usual schedule. The only things that won’t go up are weekly and weekend updates because I will not have any internet connection while I am gone. I also will not be able to respond to any comments. Anyway that is all I have for this update.

Thanks for reading.

 

Weekly Update

Hey Bookends,

I am being a horrible reader. I did read a good bit today but I should have finished a couple of books by now, it’s already halfway through June. Anyway here is what I am currently reading.

For Fun:

  • I am 430 pages/ 67% through Eona by Alison Goodman
  • 50 pages/ 7% through The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • 172 pages/ 57% through Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • 125 pages/ 40% through Ordinary Grace by William Kruegar
  • 50% through Six Days by David Levithan
  • 228 pages/ 50% through The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • 336 pages/ 82% through Panic by Lauren Oliver
  • and 86 pages/ 31% through Bossypants by Tina Fey

 

For school:

  • I am 46 pages/ 11% through Napoleon’s Buttons by Penny Le Couteur

So that is all I have for you guys this week, like I said I really didn’t get to read that much. Also I’m sorry that there wasn’t a weekend update on Friday, I had a really busy day. I hope you enjoyed reading this, also I would love to know what you are currently reading. Friend me on goodreads and Instagram to see what I am reading daily.

Book Traveling Thursdays

Hey Bookends,

It is time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This is a meme in which you pick a book based off of a theme. After that you pick that you look through all of the different editions and show the original cover, the cover from your home country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. You can go to the goodreads group to find out the weekly themes.

This weeks theme is: A book in which world you would love to live in.

For this prompt I picked a very obvious book but I couldn’t resist. I choose the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts and learn magic? Do I even need to continue to explain myself?

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This is the original hardback cover. And for the first time it was not published in my home country. It was published in England.

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From what I can tell this is my home country, the USA, cover.

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This is my least favorite cover. It is so plain and makes the book look like an adult book. If I was a kid I wouldn’t pick this up.

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This is my favorite cover. It is so beautiful, you can tell the artist took a lot of time and effort into the illustration.

So that is all I have for this post. I would love to know your thoughts on this topic and any of the covers for this book. You can follow me on goodreads and Instagram to see what I am reading. Thanks for reading.