Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Cicada Blog tour: Excert + Giveaway


“Living, existing, and dying are all relative,” he pressed the soil over the box with his foot, tamping it
“What does that even mean?” I stood at the edge of the cement‐covered grave.
“It means that things are not always what they seem,” Everett pulled me into an embrace. “But there is
something that is what it seems.”
“What is that?” I was stunned by how strong his arms felt around my waist.
“How much I love you, and how far I’d go to protect you,” he removed his sunglasses to reveal the blue
eyes that I was accustomed to seeing.
“Protect me from what? We took care of those monsters … remember?” The last word sounded
ineffectual as it found its way off the tip of my tongue. He pulled me tighter against his chest, and a
surge of electricity grew between us, distracting me from what I was saying.
“That’s for me to worry about,” his lips pressed against my forehead. He moaned softly and kissed the
tip of my nose. “My lovely firefly,” his lips hovered above mine. “I’ve thought about doing this for a
long time,” he whispered, his breath brushing against my lips.
I’d never been kissed … not on the lips, anyway. In my usual manner of thinking through things, I quickly
created a checklist of what I should do next. The checklist went up in flames as his lips met mine, and,
as if I’d always known what to do, I kissed back.
Lifting myself on my tiptoes, I moved my hands up the lines of the smooth newly‐formed muscles on his
back and over his broadened shoulders. His lips covered mine, and I twined my arms around his neck.
As if the sheer, tangible electricity growing between us wasn’t enough, a brisk gust of wind blew across
the floor of the darkening forest and encompassed us in a whirlwind, creating a wall of leaves that
whirled around us.
His kisses gentle yet longing, comforting yet voracious, spoke more than I love you. My kisses followed
his lead as my lips parted and beckoned for more, ignoring that my heart was warning me that his kisses
were saying goodbye.
Goodbye? my mind asked my heart. I opened my eyes to look into his, hoping I would find a different
answer. His eyes were still closed, his lips still covering mine with kisses.
The whirlwind, still encircling us, was twinkling with the light of hundreds of fireflies. I gasped, and
when Everett removed his lips from mine, I could see a sky full of stars. He pulled me closer against his
chest as I looked from side to side, realizing we were no longer standing on the forest floor, but hovering
among the treetops, surrounded by millions of twinkles in the darkness.
 1Lucky person win an ebook copy of Cicada by Belle Whittington

- Please leave a comment with an email address you can be reached to enter

-Ends November 23rd


  1. Cicada sounds amazing. I've been hearing good things about it, so thanks for the chance to win!

    Email: shanaboo209 [at] YAHOO [dot] COM

  2. I'm looking forward to Cicada. I hope I get to win a copy. Would love to read it! <3


  3. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thank you for the chance to win

  4. I have wanted to read this book since the first time I saw it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  5. Many thanks to everyone for following the blog tour and leaving such wonderful comments! :-)

    Wanna see a picture of the Grand Prize?


    Good luck to everyone! And I hope you all will stop by at any or all of my social networking spots and say "howdy"!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would love to win a ebook copy of Cicada. :)


  7. It has very beautiful story and cover. Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com


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