February 18, 2014

Embrace Blog Tour - 'Full Measures' Excerpt + GIVEAWAY

February 18, 2014

Welcome to my stop on the Embrace Entangled Blog Tour, hosted by Ink Slinger PR! Today, I will be revealing an excerpt from Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros! There is also a giveaway you can enter as well.


Title: Full Measures
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Publication Date: February 10, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.
Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.
Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.
Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.





“When are you going to put me out of my misery?” he asked with a smile, biting into my cone.
            “You don’t look miserable to me.” I wiped away a drop of ice cream from his lip with my thumb, and licked it off.
            He groaned. “Trust me, I am. When are you going to let me take you out?”
            My eyebrows raised. “Like an actual date?”
            “Yeah, you know, like pick you up, we go out, have a good time, I steal a good night kiss?” He leaned back across the table and whispered, “I get to tell people you’re mine?”
            Could I do that? Was I ready? First dates weren’t exactly commitments, right? Gus saved me from answering by walking back in, clean face and all. We stood, tossed our trash, and headed for the parking lot.
            “Want me to take you home, Gus?” I asked as we stood halfway between our cars.
            “I’ve got a better idea,” Josh interrupted. “What do you say to laser tag?”
            Gus lit up. “Heck yes!” He scrambled into Josh’s Jeep.
            Josh turned back to me in question. “Ember? Want to shoot at each other in the dark?”
            He was giving up his Sunday afternoon for ice cream and laser tag with my little brother. “Where is your flaw, Josh Walker?”
            He laughed. “I keep it in the closet.”
            I slid up next to him as he told Gus to move to the backseat and reached on tiptoes to whisper in his ear. “If it’s dark in there, does it mean I get a kiss?”
            He turned around so I was against his chest. “I have half a mind to tell you no more kisses until I get a date.”
            “Oh?” I stepped back so Gus wouldn’t get the wrong . . . ahem, right . . . idea.


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Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She's a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

 When she's not writing, she's tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they're currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.



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