Archive | July, 2013

OUT FROM UNDER YOU – Snippet #2

Out from Under You 3dHoorah! I’ve reached 400 followers on Twitter! SOOO exciting! And as a little celebration, I’ve decided to release another teasing snippet from my new book, OUT FROM UNDER YOU which releases on August 13!

And here it is!

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My mind screams for me to stop him. Stop the world. Stop the waves. Stop everything.

Logic buzzes around my head like tiny cartoon thought bubbles.

“This is wrong!”

“You’ll regret this!”

“He will never be yours!”

But my body…

My fucking, traitorous, selfish body.

It’s so alive.

It’s pulsating with energy. With fire.

With Grayson. 

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Gosh, I’m a tease, aren’t I? Haha! Be sure to add the book on Goodreads!

And don’t miss the full-length excerpt from chapter 2 here!

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Out from Under You – First Excerpt!

Sophie-Swift--Out-From-Under-YouAugust 13 is getting closer by the day! And I’m SUPER excited to reveal the first ever full excerpt from the book!

I’ll continue to post excerpts and snippets as the release day gets closer, so if you don’t want to miss one, be sure to subscribe to my feed here. But I’m especially excited about showing you THIS one. This is from chapter 2 of OUT FROM UNDER YOU and it introduces you to the complex relationship between Lia, Grayson, and Lia’s older sister, Alex.

I hope you enjoy it! So without further ado, I give you…

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Chapter Two

Lia

 

The day I met Grayson Walker eight years ago was a solid 9.5 on the Richter scale.

I remember the chasm that opened under my feet the first time I looked at him. The tremors that rippled through my body when he first touched me. I remember the fault lines that splintered and ruptured my poor, naïve heart when he chose my older sister instead of me.

Some might say I’m being overly dramatic. That I was never actually a viable choice—me being only fourteen at the time, and him being a whole three years older. Maybe Alex, in all of her seventeen years of womanhood and maturity, was the wise choice that night.

Maybe age was the only deciding factor.

But believing that would be just another lie.

Alex always won. It’s what she did best. She had, what I like to call, an abundance of mores.

More beautiful. More athletic. More popular. More sex appeal.

Just…more.

It’s a truth untold between any two sisters. A natural inequality that just happens without any specific rhyme or reason. Genetics don’t play on a normal distribution curve. God doesn’t evenly allocate desirable traits, diligently counting the score to assure fairness. Like two children divvying up a pile of Halloween candy.

Some people simply get the better candy.

It’s true Grayson was never mine to lose. And yet, somehow I lost him every single day of my life.

I lost the “hope” of him.

Every time his lips crushed against hers in the hallway of our high school. Every time I heard the moans of their teenage experimentation in the bedroom next to mine. Every time he promised to never leave her.

It was like having to reread the same sad ending to a disappointing book over and over again.

They were together off and on throughout their entire senior year. They would fight, break-up, then get back together in some dramatic showing before repeating the whole process again. I watched them shatter and fuse back together so many times I lost count.

It was no surprise when they both ended up attending NYU together. And their rocky relationship went with them.

That, at least, was somewhat of a reprieve.

I didn’t have to witness it every day. It was an echo of longing. A pain once removed. Decidedly better than the first-hand, front-row version.

Then, one day, their relationship ended for good.

Alex decided to stay in New York City after college, and Grayson decided to move to Washington D.C. And just like that, they were no more.

That was four years ago.

And I thought that I was finally set free from the heavy, iron chains of being unrequitedly in love with Grayson Walker.

But that’s the thing about earthquakes. Just when you think they’re over, just when you start to feel safe again, that’s when the aftershock hits. And the foundation you thought was finally stable enough to stand on is suddenly crumbling beneath your feet.

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Soooo. What did you all think? I hope you’ll share your feedback in the comments!

OUT FROM UNDER YOU hits stores on August 13! Click here to add it to Goodreads!

Be sure to check back for more fun bonus stuff that I’ll be posting between now and release!

Until then…

XOXO

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Out from Under You – Cover Reveal!

It’s here! It’s here! The cover for OUT FROM UNDER YOU has finally been revealed to all! You might have seen it floating around on a few blogs already, but I’m BEYOND ecstatic to finally post it here on my own site!

So without further blabbing and nail biting from me, here it is! In all its glory!

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Do you guys love it as much as I do? Gosh, I hope so! Comment and tell me what you think! And don’t forget to Add the book on Goodreads!

Also, there’s a giveaway going on right now as part of the Cover Reveal blog tour! You could win a $25 gift card to your choice of Amazon or B&N.com plus an eARC of the book!!! And there’s also 3 additional eARCs up for grabs!

Use the widget below to enter!

 

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AND I’ve revealed the first excerpt on my blog! You can read it here!

Only 20 days until the book releases! SQUEEEEE!

Hugs,

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The summary of Out from Under You is now live!

Hey beautiful, sexy people! I’m SO thrilled to announce that the summary for my first book, OUT FROM UNDER YOU (releasing August 13), is now LIVE on Goodreads and my book page.

And just in time for the cover reveal next week! (EEK!)

Speaking of the cover reveal, if you’re a blogger, you can sign-up to be part of it! And that would just make me the happiest author on the block!

Click here to sign up with Xpresso Book Tours.

Ahem, okay, back to the summary. Here it is in all its glory!

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“Love is an earthquake. It comes when you least expect it. It rips the ground clear away. Right out from under you.”

The day Lia Smart met Grayson Walker, eight years ago, was the day she fell helplessly in love with him. Coincidentally, it was the same day Grayson fell in love with someone else: Lia’s smarter, sexier, superior-in-every-way older sister, Alex.

Now, nearly a decade later, Alex and Grayson are long over and twenty-two-year-old Lia has finally managed to forget all those lonely nights she spent pining after her sister’s boyfriend. But when Grayson unexpectedly arrives back in town with Alex for Labor Day weekend and the two announce that they’re not only back together but engaged, all the feelings that Lia buried suddenly come bubbling back to the surface.

But Lia is no longer the awkward, gangly tomboy she was at fourteen. Far from it. And Grayson is conflicted by the lustful thoughts he’s now having for her. He knows he could never act on those thoughts, however. Grayson has always prided himself on being one of the “good guys.” But as the weekend wears on, he’s finding this new grown-up version of Lia more and more impossible to resist…

Heartbreaking and sexy with a dash of humor, Sophie Swift crafts a passionate, unforgettable tale about desire, growing up, and the kind of love that shakes us to the core.

*Contains adult situations and explicit content. Recommended for ages 17+

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So…what do you all think?

Don’t forget to add the book on Goodreads!

Also commenting brings good Karma!  :)

 

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