Spotlight on Only A Breath Apart (Katie McGarry), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry.

 Read on for more about Katie and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway! 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Katie McGarry!

Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME, and the upcoming YA novel, ONLY A BREATH APART. 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.

 

 

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Meet Only A Breath Apart!

Bestselling author Katie McGarry’s trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary novel, Only a Breath Apart. 

Jesse Lachlin is cursed. 

So the town folklore says, but while Jesse’s had his fair share of tragedy, the only curse he believes is in his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year, Scarlett Copeland.

Scarlett Copeland is psychic.

Glory Gardner tells Scarlett she has hidden psychic abilities, but Scarlett thinks Glory is delusional. What is real is Scarlett’s father’s irrational fears, controlling attitude, and the dark secrets at home. Scarlett may have a way to escape, but there’s a hitch: she’ll have to rely on the one person she used to trust, the same boy who broke her heart, Jesse Lachlin.

Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other. But as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…
 

 

 

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~ Excerpt ~

~JESSE~

I choke and slam a hand to my chest to dislodge the knot of spaghetti. “What did you say?”

“I need to read your cards together.” Her merciless eyes land on me.

I always knew Glory was a con. Knew she had to have a dead heart to exploit people the way she does. But to mix things up between me and Scarlett with the knowledge of how we used to be tight and then how we aren’t—that’s subzero.

Pieces of Scarlett’s long black hair fall over her shoulder as she risks a peek at me. She’s not happy either, and that only increases my rage at Glory. Why can’t she leave the two of us alone?

The fork clanks loudly against the china when I drop the plate onto the wooden floor. Scarlett sags in her chair as I sink into the seat left empty by her demonic friend.

I go to stretch out my legs, but my boots hit the table, so instead I bend my knees. My jeans come in contact with Scarlett’s warm thigh and electricity shoots through me. I jump, and Scarlett straightens as if I shocked her with a Taser.

She tries to scoot her chair to the side, but it hits the base of one of the towering bookcases. Because this room is the size of a refrigerator box, there’s nowhere for either of us to go, nowhere for either of us to put ourselves without touching the other.

I resettle so my leg is a fraction of an inch from hers. Even though we aren’t touching, I can still feel her heat. Scarlett is the most gorgeous girl at our school. I know that. Every male who has been in a one-mile radius knows that. I’ve had to work hard to keep from staring at her like the other idiots at school and that just pisses me off more. Scarlett and I aren’t friends anymore, and I shouldn’t find her attractive.

Glory watches us with an amused glint in her eyes, and too angry for a decent comeback, I cross my arms and glare.

Scarlett angles her feet in the direction of the door and tucks her hair behind her ear. “While I greatly appreciate you offering to do a free reading, I think I’ll skip it, but I would highly appreciate it if you could give me the ride home. Now.”

Straight to the point with some salt at the end. Nice to see some things about Scarlett haven’t changed. When we were friends, she would have never hung out with the likes of Camila: social climber, soul sucker, eternal self-appointed judge to the entire school. Now the two of them are as thick as thieves.

Being Glory, she ignores the direct request and places the stacked deck in between me and Scarlett. “Whoever feels led should cut the deck. The other should shuffle. And, Scarlett, this reading was a direct request from Suzanne before she died. She knew it had been on my mind, but I never felt pushed to act on it until today.”

If looks could kill, Glory would be withering on the floor taking her last breaths. But because Glory doesn’t die, Scarlett cuts the deck, slapping her half of it next to me with enough anger the table shakes.

“Guess I’m shuffling the cards,” I say.

“Guess you are,” Scarlett shoots back without looking at me.

This should be fun, like having my fingernails ripped off. I gather both piles, do a sloppy slip of a few cards from one position to another, then slide the cards back to Glory so they topple over in a waterfall. If that pissed her off, she doesn’t show it as she gathers them in her hands and starts placing them in complicated patterns.

As Glory flips one of the cards onto the table, Scarlett jerks.

“Are you okay?” Glory asks.

Scarlett slightly quakes, like a light aftershock. “Just a chill.”

Glory looks pleased—the type of pleased a hyena has when a gazelle takes a nap in front of him. She points at the card she laid down. “Does the Chariot mean anything to you?”

“Are you okay?” Glory asks.

Scarlett slightly quakes, like a light aftershock. “Just a chill.”

Glory looks pleased—the type of pleased a hyena has when a gazelle takes a nap in front of him. She points at the card she laid down. “Does the Chariot mean anything to you?”

 

 

 

 

Only A Breath Apart

By: Katie McGarry

Publisher: Tor Teen

Release Date: January 22nd, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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Dianna G. on Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:05

I've seen this book cover at least 3 times today -- it's so cute and dreamy. I love books with paranormal themes like this. Definitely on my wishlist.

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I've seen this book cover at least 3 times today -- it's so cute and dreamy. I love books with paranormal themes like this. Definitely on my wishlist.
Debra Branigan on Sunday, 27 January 2019 15:55

Your cover is lovely and your storyline will attract your readers. I can't wait to read this one. Good luck with your novel.

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Your cover is lovely and your storyline will attract your readers. I can't wait to read this one. Good luck with your novel.
Tiffany Engler on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:04

I love this cover!! Can't wait for this book!

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I love this cover!! Can't wait for this book!
Carissa on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:28

I've already heard some great things about this book! Love the cover

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I've already heard some great things about this book! Love the cover
Daniela on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 18:31

I love Katie's books, I'm super excited!!

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I love Katie's books, I'm super excited!!
Melanie Bracco on Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:12

The cover is just beautiful and the synopsis sounds great!

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The cover is just beautiful and the synopsis sounds great!
Penny Olson on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:41

The cover is very romantic. The synopsis has a good paranormal twist.

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The cover is very romantic. The synopsis has a good paranormal twist.
Danielle Hammelef on Monday, 18 February 2019 11:53

The cover is so romantic and the synopsis sounds emotional and unique with the curse twist.

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The cover is so romantic and the synopsis sounds emotional and unique with the curse twist.

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