Storm Warning Release Day Launch + Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

December 12, 2013 Giveaways, New Releases, Reviews 1 ★★★★★

by Caisey Quinn, Elizabeth Lee
Series:
five-stars

C. Quinn and E. Lee’s amazing new novel in their Broken Heartland Series, STORM WARNING, is out today and we are excited to join in the release day launch for it. STORM WARNING is a thrilling Young Adult Contemporary you are not going to want to miss! Check out what we have for you today and then enter to win in the release day launch giveaway! There’s also a fantastic excerpt for you. But be aware! The Storm Is Coming…

 

Kristina’s Review
“One has a secret
One has a crush
One has been lying
One will get caught 
And one might not make it out alive.”
 
Well, *blows bangs out of face* 
My heart literally hurts right now. I’m pretty sure I skimmed through the last five chapters, while simultaneously yelling at all the characters. Then, because I’m a freaking masochist, re-read aforementioned chapters thoroughly, for good measure. Both times I came to the same conclusion: 
When the end of a book destroys you, you know it’s good. 
 
This epic thrill ride stars five unique characters: Cameron, Kyle, Coop, Hayden, and EJ. Each is struggling in a different way. No matter how many times I thought I figured them out, they’d go, and surprise the hell out of me.  I found myself relating to every single one. I wanted them all to be winners, even though I knew that was impossible. The authors found a way to showcase how small this world really is, by weaving each character into each other’s lives in a way that was not only clever, but 100 percent suspenseful. I waited for the storm to hit. 
I fell in love when they fell in love.
I cried when their heart ached.
I rejoiced with each transformation.
Most of all, I anticipated the storm with each quake of thunder. 
 
This book rocked me. It’s been so long since a story brought such emotion to the surface, and Storm Warning did not disappoint. It was a grand slam for firsts in a series, and I can’t wait for spring 2014. I may hibernate until book two is out. 
 
Now excuse me. I need to go google funny cat memes, so my heart can begin to heal from the tornado that just wrecked my brain. 
 
Five Booming Stars! 


EXCERPT:

 

 

Hope’s

Grove was small. Everyone knew about her parents, and she was already dreading

facing them since the news of her dad’s affair had hit. But facing them without

her brother and her best friend would be her worst nightmare.

After

the girls had said their goodbyes and she’d watched her friend’s taillights

fade down the drive, Ella Jane scuffed her boots along the winding dirt road

that led her home.

She

was about halfway there, watching the sun sink low in the evening sky, when the

unmistakable rumble of a pickup truck came barreling down the road behind her.

She stepped aside to let it pass without looking back. But it didn’t pass. It

slowed practically to a stop right next her.

She

turned, wondering what the heck the driver’s deal was. There was more than

enough room for him to go around. But the smiling face beneath the backwards

trucker hat sent the words on the tip of her tongue swirling away with the dust

the truck had riled up.

She

bit her lip and grinned. Warm brown eyes gleamed in her direction. “Hey there,

Ellie May. Need a ride?”

She

rolled her eyes. Why Brantley Cooper couldn’t call her by her actual name was

beyond her. But as long as he was talking to her, she really didn’t care much

what he called her. He can call me ‘flower’ if he wants to.

He was a year older than her and a year younger

than her older brother, Kyle. Smack in the middle of their ages and grades in

school and usually smack in the middle of their arguments. Coop kept the peace.

Balanced them out perfectly.

The three of them had met at the same time as kids

but Coop and Kyle had become like brothers instantly. She’d always tagged along

wherever they went. Kyle had whined about it when they were younger but Coop

always made her feel welcome. He held doors open for her so she didn’t get left

behind, made sure to invite her despite her brother’s protests, and lately he’d

even stopped by and hung out even when Kyle wasn’t home. And this year, she’d

be a junior and Coop would be a senior. With her big brother away at college,

she couldn’t help but fantasize about what might happen if she and Coop spent

time together alone.

“Hey,

Coop. Lynlee just left so I was just…” She glanced toward home. Kyle wasn’t

back from football camp yet, and her mom was baking herself to death, trying to

keep her mind off of everything.

“Yeah,

I heard the Wicked Witch was moving west. You up for some fishing? I have to

drop my bike off at the house but we could swing by the lake after.”

She

should get home. She knew she should. Should order a pizza and convince her mom

to take it easy for a night. Except…it was Coop. And in all her sixteen years,

he was the one boy she’d never been able to say no to.

“Yeah.

Yeah I’m up for it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase Storm Warning–> HERE

 

 


ABOUT STORM WARNING (Book 1 in the Broken Heartland Series):

 

Sometimes you don’t see the storm coming until it’s

too late…

Severe Storm Warning Tip #1:

Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #2:

If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take

shelter immediately.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #3:

They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.

Situated just outside of Oklahoma City, Calumet County is divided into two

drastically different communities: Hope’s Grove and Summit Bluffs. One is the

small backward town where dirt roads lead the way to field parties and railroad

tracks. And the other, a sprawling suburb where paved drives lead to the

landscaped lawns of the wealthy and privileged.

For five teenagers smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, summer is heating up

fast. The winds of change are blurring the invisible line that divides the rich

and the rural.

One has a secret.

One has a crush.

One has been lying.

One will get caught.

And one might not make it out alive.

They’re from two different worlds…but one summer is about to change everything.

 

About C. Quinn and E. Lee:

 

Whether you believe in

destiny, divine intervention, or just plain ol’ dumb luck, several

things happened in 2013 that caused E. Lee and C. Quinn’s

paths to cross. It may have been that the stars aligned perfectly,

or the fact anytime Luke Bryan was mentioned on a social media site both

of them were tagged, or maybe it was just that their small town roots and

country girl attitudes were magnetically drawn together—calling out to one

another, “Y’all should write a book!” Despite geography keeping them apart—Lee

in Illinois and Quinn in Alabama—they did. Thanks to three-hour phone calls,

ridiculous amounts of online chats, and umpteen Google Docs—Storm Warning is

the first book in their edgy new Young Adult series,  Broken Heartland.

 



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