Thursday, May 2, 2013

Feature & Follow #20

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Meme: Feature Follow

Day: Friday 

Premis: The meme hosts will 1) feature two (2) blog sites and 2) propose two questions that participating bloggers will answer on their blogs sites and give their followers the chance to join in.

This week's featured blogs: Pretty Deadly Reviews and Boarding with Books

*Follow these sites 

This week's featured questions: Don't forget to leave a comment.

Q: Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail scene in your current read.

A: I just completed April's NaNoWriMo and am officially a 2013 winner. As such, the only book I've even looked at recently is the book I'm writing, Underground (Secrets, #2). I've been eating, sleeping, and breathing Emily Riddle's world, one that is unlike anything most of us could ever imagine because it's one where women are not equals... they are more like slaves and baby factories than actual human beings.

This book is nowhere near finished (or edited), but I thought it would be nice to share one of my favorite (so far) excerpts from it. Please know, I will change this a hundred times before it gets published, but it will give fans of Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) a glimpse into Emily's newest adventure. Believe me when I say that  Grave Bound (Secrets, #1)  may have been filled with twists and turns, but it doesn't have anything on Underground (Secrets, #2)

Excerpt (Emily):

There's no way he'll find me.

I stop, lean my hand against one of the forest's many giant oaks, bend over, and rest until my breathing slows and my lungs are no longer burning. Time does nothing for my legs. They are still contorted with searing cramps that won't seem to go away. Unable to runor walkanother step, I slip to the ground near the tree and curl up beneath it. I scoot closer to it several times and don't stop until I'm as far into the base of the oak as I can squeeze. The last thing I want right now is for Noah to find me.

After a few minutes, I pull Levi's cellphone from my pocket, turn it on, and study it. I'm surprised the device is still charged. I search through it's folders... desperate to discover something new about the man I loved... longing to hear his voice.

Levi has dozens of people listed under his contacts. The name that catches my attention right away is Tope Bryson, DA. Without thinking, I push the call button. I'm not sure I really want to talk to him, but I dont' want to be alone either.

"Hello?" Tope says, cautiously.

I don't say anything. I just needed to hear his voice.

"Who is this?" Tope asks and there is hope in his voice. His hope may have been silent, but it spoke to the place in me that is broken, beaten, battered, and bruised.

"It's me," I whisper.

FEATURE FOLLOW RULES (as described on Parajunkee)

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
    • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
    • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
    • If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!


  1. New Follower here just saying hi :) Here is my post back!! Hope to see you as a follower as well.


    Sorry don't know how to do the hop thing.

  2. I completely understand the eating, sleeping and breathing bit since I'm pretty much doing the same thing as I complete the second book in my series.

    I have Grave Bound on my TBR list. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

    Happy Friday :)

    My FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. Thanks for the excerpt. I enjoyed reading it. And I'll be checking out the first book later.

    New follower via GFC

    My FF @ The Creative Forum
    Happy Reading! :)

  4. Passing through and saying hi.I like your layout, it's so pretty! I really look forward to your posts.

    BTW i found you through FF, hope i can see you passing through on my blog :)

  5. Hey! This excerpt sounds exciting! I'll try to check out your book sometime. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! New follower:)
    Esty @ Boarding with Books

  6. Hello,
    I'm planning to do this blog hop next time. I'm also your newest follower! I would really appreciate it if you could come over to my blog to check it out and if you like it, you can follow me as well. I blog about my favourite music and books hence the name Music Plus Books.
    Thank you and good luck,
    Music Plus Books
    - Laura