Saturday, September 15, 2012

Excerpt and Giveaway: Dante's Girl by Courtney Cole

Hi guys! So today I'm happy to share you an excerpt from Courtney Cole's young-adult novel, Dante's Girl as part of its promotional even hosted by AToMR. I'm also hosting a giveaway for a gifted copy (Kindle or Nook) of either of her two other paranormal novels , Soul Kissed and Princess. Giveaway is open international. And if the winner is from US/Canada he/she will also receive a signed 4x6 glossy of Dante's Girl. This ends on October 1.

I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring. Until this year.

And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:

1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes. 2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac. 3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish. 4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise. 5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.

Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference?

But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl.

My heart just might be crazy.


There are rose bushes everywhere. And peonies, which are my favorites.  And lots of white marble statues of Greek gods.  And one of Napoleon.  Why in the world is this country so obsessed with Napoleon? 
I am just wondering if the small statue is life-sized when Dante interrupts any coherent thought process that I might have by striding across the lawns with a racquet in hand and wearingshort-short tennis shorts. 
It’s like a slow-motion scene from a movie.  Dante shakes his blond bangs out of his eyes and the sun catches every glint of gold in his hair.  His legs are long, lean, tanned and muscled and HolyCowThereIsAGod.  If I were a man, I would totally be wolf-whistling right now.  But then again, if I were a man, I guess I wouldn’t be wolf-whistling at Dante. 
I’m such a weirdo.


Winner’s choice of a gifted ecopy (Kindle or Nook) of Princess or Soul Kissed. Open International. If winner lives within US/Canada, they will also receive  a signed 4x6 glossy of Dante’s Girl.

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  1. Gosh, I still love the name Dante. There's something so hot about it! Haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. You had a makeover?! I love the new look around here! :) Yay!

    Thanks for the excerpt! I keep seeing this book around but I'm not sure if it would be for me. I love that little teaser though. Very funny. :D

    Thanks for sharing, Eunice!

  3. Ever since I read a review a couple of days ago I've been dying to read it! and this excerpt make she want to read it even more! thanks for the giveaway

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  4. Aww this sounds like a super cute read Eunice, thanks for sharing this excerpt with us. Also I love the new look for your blog! :)

  5. Oooo, I lvoe Courtney COle! I think I have an ecopy of Soul Kissed, so it'd have to be Princess for me :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. This looks like a sweet book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I want to read it. In that case, I should be the winner of this. :]

  8. I started entering this but I realized I have this book. Sorry! So nice of you to run the giveaway Eunice. Dante sounds scrumptious!

  9. I hope I win! *fingers crossed* Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks cool!

  10. This giveaway has all the books i want


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