Saturday, November 17, 2012

'Life on the Edge' Book Tour - Review

New Adult / Upper YA
Title: Life on the Edge
Author: Jennifer Comeaux
Date Published: 1/3/12

Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream–to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history.

Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily’s dreams of gold.

Read an excerpt:
The wind picked up, rustling the trees and sending my empty cup skittering over the table. Sergei snatched it and noticed the time on his watch.
“Oh, wow, it’s two thirty. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to stay this late.”
“No worries. I can sleep till noon tomorrow.”
He rose from his chair, stretching his arms. “Do you think they all killed each other downstairs?”
“My guess is they played so hard they passed out at some point. That’s been known to happen.”
I got up and smoothed my skirt. I’d kicked off my sandals hours ago, and the weathered wood of the patio was cool under my bare feet.
Sergei took a step toward me. “Thanks again for the great meal. And the even better company.”
“You’re very welcome. I’m so glad you came.”
I stood on tippy-toes to give him a quick hug, but Sergei’s strong arms held me against him, enveloping my small frame. His body exuded warmth. I closed my eyes and breathed in the woody scent of his cologne. We’d shared plenty of hugs at competitions, but this felt so different, like we belonged nowhere else but in this embrace.
After what seemed like both an eternity and a split second, Sergei pulled away, his hands brushing down my back. He glanced downward and gestured to the door.
“I can let myself out.”
My head bobbed weakly. “Okay. I’ll see you Monday.”
“See you.” He held my gaze a moment longer than necessary. Then he was gone.
I stood paralyzed, listening to the blood pulse in my ears. My heart beat so fast I thought it might pound out of my chest. I couldn’t have imagined the electricity I’d felt in Sergei’s arms. It was too real. And I had no idea how I could ever forget it.

Author Bio
Jennifer Comeaux earned a Master of Accounting from Tulane University and is a Certified Public Accountant in south Louisiana. While working for a Fortune 1000 company, she sought a creative outlet and decided to put on paper a story that had played in her head for years. That story became Life on the Edge, her first published novel.

When not working or writing, she is an avid follower of the sport of figure skating, travelling to competitions around the country. Those experiences allow her to see another side of the sport and serve as an inspiration for her writing. Jennifer is blessed with a wonderful family and many friends who have encouraged her to pursue her dream of being a published author.

Amazon: Kindle | Paperback
Astraea Press

This Virtual Book Tour will be from November 5 - November 30

November 5 - Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
November 6 - My Devotional Thoughts - Guest Post/PROMO
November 7 - Becky's Barmy Book Blog - Guest Post/PROMO
November 8 - I'm a Reader, Not a Writer - Interview/PROMO
November 9 - What's on the Bookshelf - Review/Guest Post
November 9 - Pretty in Fiction - Guest Post/PROMO
November 10 - Moosubi Reviews - Review/Interview
November 11 - Book an Appointment with Wisdom Books - Review/guest Post
November 12 - Rolling With the Moments - Review/Guest Post
November 13 - Reading under the Stars - Review/Interview
November 14 - The Other Shelf - Guest Post/PROMO
November 14 - Jenn Renee - Guest Post/PROMO
November 15 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
November 16 - Addicted to YA Books - Review/Guest Post
November 17 - Journey With Books - Review/Guest Post
November 17 - Andi's YA Books - Review/Interview
November 18 - Shelfspace Needed - Interview/Guest Post/PROMO
November 19 - Reader Girls - Guest Post/PROMO
November 20 - Comfort Books - PROMO
November 21 - Kaisy Daisy's Blog - Review
November 22 - Berds Fly - Review
November 23 - Lov Liv Life Reviews - Guest Post/PROMO
November 24 - Cozie Corner - Review
November 25 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Guest Post
November 26 - YA Book Addict - PROMO
November 27 - Above Average, Below Special - Review 
November 28 - Cocktails and Books - Review/Guest Post
November 29 - In Between - Review
November 30 - Genuine Jenn - Review

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