Thursday, August 16, 2012

Debut of the Month - All About Pushing the Limits + Giveaway

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Book Profile

Name - Pushing the Limits (Goodreads)
Author - Katie McGarry
Genre - Contemporary
Release Date - 1st August 2012
Available - The Book Depository | Fishpond | The Nile 

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

The Insider's Scoop

This is a small portion of two chapters I ended up deleting from Pushing the Limits. The ending of Echo's chapter...
 “Echo!” Luke said in alarm behind me right as I rammed into a wall of solid muscle. My eyes drifted up and I was greeted to twinkling dark brown eyes and a wicked grin that stirred my soul. Double freaking crap. 
Noah
The smile stretched across my lips the moment Echo’s eyes met mine and they stretched even wider when she swallowed and stuttered out some words. “Hi, Noah. I mean sorry. You know. For running into you.”
“We’re good.” Very good. She could stand this close to me anytime.
Echo sucked in a breath as she drew her eyes away from me and took a huge step back. “What are you doing here?”
“Five dollar pizza.” Two larges for eight dollars. Isaiah, Beth, and I would starve without that meal deal from this place and the leftovers I brought home from work.
“Yeah.” She overly shrugged. "Of course.”
I chuckled at her poor attempt at nonchalant and loved when her cheeks turned bright red.
A shadow stepping near Echo caught my attention and caused my muscles to tense, preparing for an attack. Part of me relaxed when I noticed Echo’s overgrown ape boyfriend hovering behind her. 
“When did you two become friendly?” Luke asked.
Echo angled her body so that she stood between me and the ape. “Oh, it’s okay, Luke. I began t…” Her mouth formed the u to finish the word tutoring and she trailed off while giving me a quick glance under her eyelashes. “We’re…uh…working…together…um…on…”
Echo’s eyes blinked like a man caught in a hurricane at sea. Damn, this girl couldn’t lie and a part of me softened that she was willing to lie to save face for me. “She’s tutoring me.”

~Giveaway~


Harlequin Teen has offered (3) Copies of Pushing the Limits to give away! 

Rule of Entry -

- Open to US/CAN residents and AUS/NZ residents 
- Ends 16th of September
- Must be 13 or older
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43 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Oh my goodness I LOVE that deleted scene! Like so much! Ahh I just loved Pushing the Limits so much ahhh :) Thanks for sharing! Noah is so swoon-worthy :)

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  4. Yay for deleted scenes! I finished PTL last night, absolutely loved it. Couldn't put it down.

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  5. Want to read this book so bad!!

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  6. Wo! Can't wait (:

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  7. I love this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. That was great. I absolutely loved this book. Thank you for the giveaway too.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  9. I loved the deleted scene. I really loved this book to. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. ughhh perfeection this book really is ....

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  11. this book has literally just taken over my favorite book spot. Fell in love with this from the second I started. This will always be one of my absolute favorites.

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  12. This book looks absolutely amazing. So many readers are talking about it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  13. What an amazing Give Away!! I have literally read Pushing the Limits 6 times and have only had the book for under two weeks!! I LOVE THE CHARACTERS!!!!!!!! :)

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  14. Loved that deleted scene *sigh* Thanks for the giveaway!

    Ana♥

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  15. Love the scene...
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. LOVED THAT SCENE!!! Gosh Noah is such a hottie!! :D Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  17. Would love to read this book. It sounds so good.

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  18. thanks for the chance of this giveaway, have been looking this tour and hope can win this book, very interesting :)

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  19. I read this on Netgalley but loved it so much, I want my very on physical copy so I can read it over and over again! Love that extra scene! Thank you for that and for the amazing giveaway! :)

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  20. I have heard such amazing things about this book, I would love to read it : )

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  21. LOVED this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I loved this book! The extra scene was great. Thanks.

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  23. Thanks for sharing the deleted scene. I loved it!

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  24. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book!

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  25. I've heard so many great things about this book! Can't wait to read it.

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  26. I am so excited to read this book! I have heard super-great things about it and would just love to win a copy! It sounds like something I could fall head-over-heels for!

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  27. I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the deleted scene and giveaway!

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  28. I loved this little peak. It's always interesting to see what cuts are made, and how they may have impacted the story.

    Thanks so much!

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  29. I can't wait to read this book, thank you for the chance to win it!

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway and deleted scene :)

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway. can't wait to read this book

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  32. sounds like great reading, thanks for the giveaway
    t.boult@hotmail.com

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  33. Ooh, I liked the excerpt. Not so sure how I feel about the name Echo, but I'm willing to be persuaded. :)

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  34. The excerpt is great! I lvoe the name Echo too :)

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  35. I have heard so many great things about this book. Can't wait to read it! By the way, I think rafflecopter allowed me to enter the giveaway multiple times. I realized the error after I entered my twitter handle.

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  36. I keep hearing great things about this book and the deleted scene makes me want to read it even more! And btw, I follow via GFC but being the absent minded person I am, I put my email address instead of my GFC name which is the same as my commenting name :)

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  37. Thank you so SOO much! I've been wanting to read this book! I mean iiittt!!

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  38. Would love to win, have heard great things about the book!

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  39. Heard nothing but good things about the book. New Twitter and GFC follower here! Love the design of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

    GFC: Poison Rose

    ~Poison

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