Giveaway From Laekan Zea Kemp

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Hey guys today I coming at you with a giveaway hosted by Laekan Zea Kemp the author of Pen & Xander. You all read my 5-star review of that book and if you haven’t read it here. I can not rave about this book enough and I think besides just reading this book you should enter the giveaway because it has some AWESOME prizes. If you think you might be a little interested keep reading for an excerpt from Pen & Xander, the giveaway link & info, and a little about the author.

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Excerpt From Pen & Xander

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The room empties until there’s no one left but a few people snoring. Pen stays put too, standing across from me. Her cheeks are flushed from the alcohol, her expression stoic.
“Should we call it a tie?” I say.
She slides a shot glass over to me. “There’s no such thing.”
“Okay…” I reach for the coin. “Call it.”
She calls heads. She wins.
I try to steady my voice. “Go easy on me.”
“Truth or dare.”
“Truth.” It’s the only game I want to play with her.
“Okay. Where are you from? Originally?”
I sigh, relieved. “Puebla. I moved here when I was twelve.”
“My turn,” she says, not wasting any time.
“Truth or Dare,” I counter.
“Truth.”
The question immediately forms on my tongue—who are you…really?—but it’s too harsh, almost accusatory. I mull over the words again and finally settle on, “Are you really as brave as you seem?”
She doesn’t smile. “Yes. And no. Your turn.”
“Truth,” I say.
“Are you as cool, calm, and collected as you seem?”
I huff out a laugh. “Sometimes.”
“And other times?”
The laugh slips from my lips. “I’m a fucking mess.”
“My turn.” I can’t tell if the abrupt back and forth is driven by her desire to reveal something about me or to be revealed herself. “Ask me another question.”
“Why did you drink before they could say who your brother…you know…?”
Pen glances at the window seat where Chloe is asleep against the sill. She rolls, sensing our eyes, and Pen lures me onto the front porch. The breeze is warm, the night sky hidden behind grey clouds. I expect Pen to explain but instead, she’s silent, proving once again that Chloe’s secrets, unlike everyone else’s, are safe with her.
Beneath the light whistle of the wind, crickets chirping, I say, “You’re a good friend.”
She ignores the comment, sitting on the lid of an old paint can. “It’s your turn.”
I sit down next to her. “I’m ready.”
She narrows her eyes. “Okay, for all the marbles this one’s a two-parter. One truth and one dare.” She stares at the street, cheeks burning.
When she faces me again mine are too.
“Truth,” she breathes. “Do you want to kiss me?”
I don’t look away or even blink. “Yes.”
She doesn’t look away either. “Dare.” She swallows, leans in. “Do it.”
My hands move first, trusting that the only way to make them stop shaking is to press them to her skin. My thumbs graze her cheeks, fingers in her hair. It’s soft and she’s warm and for a long time, I just look at her, closing the space centimeters at a time while I take in the lashes that are stuck together by mascara, the birthmark buried under her left eyebrow, the small dimple on her chin. I stare, sorting every piece into things that feel good and things that hurt like hell, into things I never want to forget and things I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure I never have to.
But before I have a chance to savor those first few breaths slipping between her lips, they’re pressed against mine, falling and climbing their way back up. I taste her lipstick, her tongue, and it makes me dizzy. Her hands are on my knees, pinning me there, and then they’re on my waist, on my shoulders, both of us gripping each other like we’re clinging to the edge of a cliff. Afraid of falling off. Or hoping that if we do, we’ll fall together.
Suddenly, Pen stops moving.
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Giveaway Details

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The giveaway ends March 25, 2018, 07:00 AM CST. Click the image above or this link here to take you to the giveaway page.

1st Place: (1 winner)
Kindle Fire
E-copies of My Entire Backlist
Digitally signed copy of The Girl In Between
Digitally signed copy of Pen & Xander
The Girl In Between Instrumental Soundtrack
Printable Bookmarks

2nd Place: (5 winners)
E-copies of My Entire Backlist
Digitally signed copy of The Girl In Between
Digitally signed copy of Pen & Xander
The Girl In Between Instrumental Soundtrack
Printable Bookmarks

3rd Place: (10 winners)
Digitally signed copy of The Girl In Between
Digitally signed copy of Pen & Xander
Printable Bookmarks

4th Place: (15 winners)
Digitally signed copy of Pen & Xander
Printable Bookmarks

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About the Author

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That is all for today my sweets. I hope you all get a chance to read this fantastic story & enter the giveaway! See ya next time!

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