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August 2, 2015

Blog Tour: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount – Excerpt and Giveaway

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Hello readers!  We so excited to share

Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Bount

with all of you today!

You can read an excerpt from Left to Burn and
be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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This August critically acclaimed author Patty Blount releases her latest smoldering YA, Nothing Left to Burn. To celebrate her new release, Patty has agreed to sit down with us for a quick Q&A!

 

Describe Nothing Left to Burn in a tweet (140 characters or less)

Teen tries one last time to impress his hard-ass dad on his terms: the fire department. he had #NothingLeft2Burn

Describe your main characters in 3 words

Reece: Needs to belong.
Amanda: Wants a family

What was your favorite scene to write, and why?

My favorite scene is in the hospital when his dad cries and tells him the real reason they never bonded. A lot of guys, especially dads, think they have to be tough and invulnerable all the time. That feelings are something to hide. I loved that he finally exposed them.

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---Excerpt

The loudest sound I had ever heard shattered the air before I could think about it anymore.
The tones!
I leaped from the table and hurried to the apparatus floor, forgetting all about my jellied leg muscles. I’d never seen the trucks dispatched.
My heart pounded, and I caught up to Amanda, standing out of the way as the crews from Truck 3, Engine 21, and Rescue 17 donned turnouts and climbed aboard.
Engine 21, Truck 3, Rescue 17. Residential fire. Second alarm. 78 Juniper Court. Trapped occupants.
“Please, please let this not be another arson,” one of the men muttered as he swung onto the truck.
Goose bumps rose on my arms. Trapped occupants? Arson? God. The apparatus bay doors rolled up with a rumble I could feel in my stomach. Lights and sirens on, the trucks rolled out, Chief Duffy’s official car in the lead.
Nobody hesitated.
Every person on those trucks was a volunteer. A second alarm meant this fire was big and dangerous. People were trapped.
And nobody hesitated.
Dad was on Engine 21. Warmth slowly spread from the center of my chest to the rest of my body and it took me a few minutes to recognize it.
Pride.
I watched the trucks disappear down the street, only then realizing Amanda was next to me. “I’m in, Amanda. All in.” I didn’t stop to analyze it. The words left my mouth, and I knew in my heart that I meant it. I wanted this. Not because of Dad or Matt, but because of me. Laughing, I grabbed her arms and planted a smacking kiss on her lips.
She went still.
Holy shit. What did I do? I was just about to let her go when she leaned in and kissed me back.
Really kissed me.
It didn’t last long. A whisper. A sip. A breath. But it damn near rocked my socks off. She jerked out of my arms like a rubber band snapping. I was still grinning like a moron. And Amanda?
She looked like she’d been gut-shot.

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Chapter-by-Chapter-header---Giveaway

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8 Comments

  1. Rachel B
    8/2/2015

    My favorite YA novel are the Tortall series by Tamora Pierce. I grew up reading them and they are total comfort books for me.

  2. Judy Cox
    8/2/2015

    I really enjoy all of Cassandra Clare’s YA novels. I love how she writes.

  3. Summer
    8/5/2015

    I loved Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, it just felt so real to me.

  4. Shannon
    8/6/2015

    I don’t know if I have a favorite or not. There’s so many that I love.

  5. Emma Rose
    8/6/2015

    The most recent YA book Eleanor and Park. It was such a fantastic novel. I’m also a huge fan of the Judy Blume books.

  6. Mary G loki
    8/7/2015

    Right now it’s An Ember in the Ashes!

  7. Shyanne
    8/7/2015

    Right now, Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

  8. Emily Endrizzi
    8/13/2015

    My favorite young adult book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I read it many years ago…when I was a young teenager. Parts of the book still stick with me to this day. I need to reread it!

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