Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blog Tour: THE TRAVELING MAN by Jane Harvey-Berrick - Excerpt & Giveaway


Title: The Traveling Man (The Traveling Duet #1)
Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: 27 January 2015

I hope you guys didn't miss this brand new release yesterday! THE TRAVELING MAN is a New Adult novel and the first one in a two-part series that I think we all going to love. Really, since I first read the blurb I felt like I needed to read this book, the story sounds so different and enchanting that I cannot wait to start it! :D To give you a taste of the story, enjoy an excerpt here and also enter to win so awesome goodies. ;)


SYNOPSIS

I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.

Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t. 


Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.

Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough. 

EXCERPT

I gripped his biceps then pulled him closer, sliding my hands over his satiny skin. 

The feel of his erection digging into my hip made me pause.

“We can’t,” I whispered.

“Why not?” he mumbled as his hand disappeared up my t-shirt.

“Because everyone saw us come in here—they’ll all know what we’re up to.”

“So?”

“So! I’ve only just met them—it’s embarrassing!”

Kes chuckled. “No secrets between carnies, Aimee. We all live too close to each other for that. Cut one, we all bleed.”

“How sweet. But I don’t want my new family to know that we’re in here fucking, five minutes after I met them.”

“They won’t care,” he said, squeezing my nipples hard enough to make me gasp.

“I care,” I said, as my voice wobbled unconvincingly. “And there are kids out there, Kes! We can’t give them the wrong impression.”

This time he laughed loudly.

“I never knew you were such a prude!”

“I am not!”

“Jesus, Aimee! These are carnie kids. They live in trailers and RVs like us. They’ve heard their parents fucking a thousand times. They’ve seen the stallion take the mare when she’s in heat, and believe me, once you’ve seen that, every guy has performance anxiety.”

I laughed a little when he said that, but he wasn’t finished.

“Do you remember when we were kids and you asked me how I knew that Madame Cindy was Dono’s girlfriend? I heard them. I knew what sex was before I could say the word. These carnie kids are just like that. We’re not doing anything wrong, we’re not hurting anyone.”

His tone had started off light and amused, but had become more serious and insistent as he’d gone on.

“Maybe I am prudish,” I said quietly. “It was the way I was brought up. I just happen to think that making love is a private thing between two people: not a public display of your testosterone, unless you’re doing it to make that stallion blush.”

He sighed and shifted onto his back. “Did I imagine you rubbing my cock while we were laying in the field at the carnival when we were kids?”

I didn’t answer, but fiddled with the hem of my t-shirt.

“You want to wait until everyone has their backs turned, pretending that they don’t know what we’re doing in the privacy of our own home?”

“Yes, exactly.”

He turned his head to smile at me. “My funny girl.”

I smiled back, and he reached out to wind his long fingers around mine. He brought my knuckles to his lips and kissed them one at a time.

It was the sweetest gesture, and I fell a little more under his spell.

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Connect with Jane Harvey-Berrick on:

THE TRAVELING DUET SERIES
#1 - The Traveling Man: Amazon US * Amazon UK
#2 - The Traveling Woman (TBA)

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