Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Blog Tour: RIVAL by Penelope Douglas - Excerpt & Giveaway

Title: Rival (Fall Away #2)
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: August 26, 2014

Here I bring you an excerpt from RIVAL! This is the second book in the highly rated Fall Away series and it's getting awesome reviews. I have all the books in the series in my TRB list and I can't wait to read them! So be sure to check out RIVAL, BULLY, and UNTIL YOU!
And enjoy the AWESOME tour giveaway for a chance to win a $100 gift card or signed paperbacks from the series! :D


From the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Until You

Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…

She’s back.

For the three years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.

I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…

I’m back.

Three years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me.

But I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll never know how much he affects me….


Reaching around, he twisted my chin towards the mirror, and I sucked in a breath. “What do you see?!” he shouted.

“You and me!” I blurted out. “Madoc and Fallon!”

My heart was racing.

I looked at him through the mirror. I sat on one side of his lap, so he could see from the other side, and we stared at each other, my chest rising and falling more urgently.

“That’s not what I see,” he said in a low voice. “Those names mean nothing to me. They’re simple and empty. When I’m with you, I don’t see the daughter of a gold digging bitch and an Irish drug lord or the son of a crooked lawyer and a vegan Barbie.”

I almost wanted to laugh. Madoc had an ironic way of looking at the world.

But he wasn’t smiling. He was scowling. He was dead serious, and I knew from experience that his genuine moments were few and far between.

He reached up, threading one hand into my hair while the other hand rested on the chair.

“I see everything I want for as long as I can have it,” he continued. “I see a woman that wears the cutest little scowl like she’s two years old and was just told she couldn’t have candy. I see a guy that went and got an apadravya piercing, because he wanted to live in her world for even a little while.”

I closed my eyes. Don’t do this to me, Madoc. Please.

About the Author:
Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, the show Sons of Anarchy, and she shops at Target almost daily.

Find Penelope Douglas on:

#1 - BullyAmazon US * Amazon UK
#1.5 - Until YouAmazon US * Amazon UK
#2 - RivalAmazon US * Amazon UK
#3 - Falling AwayAmazon US * Amazon UK (Jan 6)



  1. I read a couple of books by this author..love them!

  2. she is new to me, but I would like to read her work

  3. Can't wait to read it!!!!! thanks for the chance!!!

  4. Bully was a worthwhile read, and I'm sure Rival is as enjoyable. Thanks for the giveaway! :D