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Today we're excited to share a sneak peek Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry! Read on for more about Katie and her book, plus an excerpt, exclusive offer and a giveaway! 

 

Hi everyone!
I'm so excited that my next stand-alone novel, Say You'll Remember Me, will be released on January 30, 2018. As a special hug to all the YABC readers, here is a sneak peek of Say You'll Remember Me from Elle's point of view! More exciting news--I'm giving away a novella for free with the preorder of Say You'll Remember Me
Preorder Novella Giveaway: 
And They All Lived Happily Ever After novella features your favorite Katie McGarry characters from thePushing the LimitsandThunder Roadseries! PreorderSay You'll Remember Me, fill out thisform, and you will receiveAnd They All Lived Happily Ever After
Pigpen, Eli and Addison from theThunder Roadseries: Three separate personalities who still needed to find love...and still had someone important to meet.
From thePushing the Limitsseries, Noah, Beth, Isaiah, West and Logan are all grown up. Catch up with your favorite characters as one of them finally says, I do.
For more details visit this site:  https://a.pgtb.me/4tLZSM
In case you want to include, but don't worry about it as it is on the registration site: 
LIMITED TIME OFFER!  This opportunity will only stay available for readers to enter through 11:59 EST  on February 3, 2018 in order to allow everyone a chance to enter. The short story will be emailed on February 4, 2018. To register your preorder to receiveAnd The All Lived Happily Ever Afterand to see all official rules, go here: https://a.pgtb.me/4tLZSM

 

Meet Katie McGarry!

 

Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, and the upcoming YA novel, SAY YOU'LL REMEMBER ME. Her novels have received starred reviews, critical acclaim and have won multiple awards including being a multiple Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for YA Fiction, multiple RT Magazine's Reviewer's Choice Award Finalist for Best YA Fiction, including a win in the category, and she was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick.

 
 
Meet Say You'll Remember Me!
  
  
When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn't commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.
Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.
When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life.
But sometimes love can breach all barriers.
Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

 

Excerpt:

 

Ellison

“Your ego can handle being beaten by a five-year-old,” I say.
A guy in their group that had been hanging back strides up. “I’ll play.”

For a second, there’s a flutter in my chest, the lightest touch of butterfly wings. I secretly wish this guy would chance a look in my direction, but he doesn’t. Instead he hands the carnie five dollars and claims the spot next to me.

Wow. I’m definitely okay with this.

He’s taller than me and he’s in worn blue jeans. His white T-shirt stretches against his broad shoulders, and he’s gorgeous. The defined muscles in his arms flex as he switches the mallet from one hand to another, and I’ve stopped breathing. His blondish brown hair is shaved close on the sides, but the rest of his longer hair is in complete disarray. His freshly shaved face reminds me of a modern day version of James Dean, and everything about him works well. Very well.

I’m staring, and I need to stop, and he’s also aware that I’m staring and haven’t stopped. He turns his head, our eyes meet, and those butterflies lift into the air. Warm brown eyes. That’s when I’m finally scared into having the courage to glance away. But I peek back and sort of smile to find he’s now looking at me like he can’t stop. For the first time in my life, I like that someone is looking. Now someone—him. I like that he’s looking at me.

“We let her win,” I whisper.

He nods, and I lift my mallet. It’s tough to not get into position—to be poised and ready to strike. I love this game, I love winning, and losing to be nice is all fine and good, but I have to fight the instinct to go full throttle.

“You’re good at this,” he says.

“I play this game a lot. AT every fair and festival I can. It’s my favorite. If there were on Olympic event for Whack-A-Mole, I would be a gold medalist several times over.”

If only that were enough to make my parents proud—or to make a living at when I graduate from college.

“Then I’m in the presence of Whack-A-Mole royalty?” The laughter in his eyes is genuine, and I watch him long enough to see if he knows who I am. Some people do. Some people don’t. I’ve learned to read the expression of recognition, and he has no clue who I am.

My body relaxes. “Totally.”

One corner of his mouth edges up, and I become tonguetied. That is possibly the most endearing and gorgeous grin I’ve seen. He twirls the handle of the mallet around in his fingers, and I’m drawn by the way he makes the motion seem so seamless.

This incredible fantastic humming begins below my skin. To be brutally honest, I’m not sure what attraction is. My experience with boys has been limited, but whatever this is, I want to feel it again and on every level of my being.

The bell rings, my heart jumps, and I inhale when the worn plastic moles pop up from the holes. The instinct is to knock the hell out of them, but the tinkling laughter of the littler girl farther down causes me to pull back. I hit one. Then another. I have to score something. She needs to think we at least tried.

The guy next to me hits a few moles, but in a rhythm. A crazy one. A catchy one. One that my foot taps along with. The bell rings, the little girl squeals and my hopes of winning the large snake die.

A chirp of my cell, and I immediately text back my mother: Still at the midway. Heading back now. Mom: Hurry. I think we should curl your hair for the event.

My hair, my outfit. That’s what’s important to her. I squish my lips to the side. It took her an hour this morning to decide she wanted me to wear it straight. Then it took her another hour to decide what I should wear on the midway, in case I should be recognized. Then there was the painstaking additional hour to decide what I should wear to the press conference.

When I look up, disappointment weighs down my stomach. The boy—he’s gone. Not really gone, but gone from beside me. He’s rejoined his group, standing with them and belonging. I will him to glance one more time my way, but he doesn’t.

That’s okay. I’m just a girl on the midway, he’s just a boy on a midway, and not everything has to end like a daydream. Truth is, once he found out what my world is really like, he’d have taken off running.

But I have to admit, it would have been nice if he had at least asked for my name. 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Say You'll Remember Me

By: Katie McGarry

Release Date: March 29, 2018

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One winner will rceive the entire Thunder Road series which includes: Nowhere But Here, Walk the Edge, Long Way Home. These will be signed copies. (US only).  

 
 
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