Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Willows: Haven by Hope Collier Excerpt & GIVEAWAY

As part of the blog tour for The Willows: Haven by Hope Collier, I am pleased to share an excerpt from the book.

Gabe backed away, pulling me toward the source of the music, never breaking our gaze. I shivered as he drew me into his chest. His fingers slid down my arm, leaving a trail of heat along the way. Warmth spread from the place his hand pressed, just above my jeans, his fingers grazing the skin at the small of my back. An almost painful ache drummed inside my chest. I looked away, trying to lessen the pull that encouraged us to be closer.
“Is something wrong?” Gabe’s lips brushed against the curve of my ear, his voice a whisper.
I dropped my forehead to his chest, feeling his pulse beneath the cotton. Gabe’s warm scent filled my lungs as I nuzzled into his neck and breathed in deep. His fingers tightened around the fabric at my back as I rose on my toes, my wandering lips dancing toward his.

Pretty hot, huh?

Meet the author:
Hope Collier was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. Growing up in the Appalachia, she quickly learned that a good imagination — along with the ability to outrun the neighbor’s cantankerous dog — was essential to survival. Hope wrote and illustrated her first book at the age of six and never stopped writing. She now lives in central Kentucky with her husband, two daughters, and a menagerie of pets. When not spending time with her imaginary friends, you’re likely to find her stalking other writers on Twitter or searching out new ways of fitting square pegs into round holes.

You're gonna want to check this one out.  Here's the trailer.

Available September 30, 2011 by Soul Fire Press

As part of the tour, you can enter to win an eBook copy of

The Willows: Haven

Just fill out the rafflecopter below.

There is also a grand prize  of a signed print copy with swag and you can enter to win the last day of the tour with a video interview with the author.  Make sure to check out Tales of a Review on October 6th to enter.


  1. Thank you for participating! Your post looks gorgeous!

  2. I love this excerpt and your blog is gorgeous! :-D

  3. Thanks for the giveaway sound like very interesting book...

  4. I loved the trailer for The Willows: Haven. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Thank you for the fun and awesome giveaway opportunity. I love a good trailer :)

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I heard so much good things about this book.

  7. I am dying to read this book! Thank you so much!!!

  8. Thanks for the chance....great giveaway!