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May 20, 2012

Cover Reveal: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris – Excerpt and Giveaway

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My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris!
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On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

Expected Release Date:  September 11, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Pub.

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Excerpt:

“I thought I’d teach you a dance from where I come from,” I tell him. “One that’s much easier than that multi-step mess inside.” I place my left hand on Lorenzo’s shoulder and slip my right one into his. I pause to listen to the music floating over the tinkling voices and bubbling fountain, and begin counting the three-beat tempo. “One, two, three. One, two, three.” I stand still, only my head moving, slowly nodding with my words so he can hear the rhythm. When his head begins subtly bobbing with mine, I show him how to add his feet. He takes a tentative step forward with his left while I step back with my right, then we side step, close, and repeat the steps with our other feet, all while I lightly whisper the beat count. The breeze picks up, blowing my skirt and skimming my veil across the back of my neck. Chills run down my spine, but the warmth coursing through my veins from being in his arms provides a delicious contradiction. Lorenzo continues nervously darting his eyes to our feet, but he is dancing. As he relaxes into the movement, his shoulders rising and falling with the steps, the confidence he always seems to exude creeps back on his face, and he tightens the hold around me. Our faces are kissably close, our lips a hairs breadth away from touching. I stare into the chocolate depths of his eyes and the rest of the ball fades away. The only music guiding our steps is my light whisper and the erratic rhythm of our breathing. Time slows. Lorenzo grins. “I think you got it,” I say breathlessly, running my hand along the soft fabric of his shoulder, feeling the rock-hard muscles underneath. My body curls inward, pressing against his. The proper form for the waltz is a straight spine and shoulders back, but if there was ever a time to break the rules, this is it.
  As a teen, I threw raging parties that shook my parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, I read and write obsessively, rehash said embarrassing fodder, and dream up characters who become my imaginary friends. When I’m not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, you can find me homeschooling my two beautiful princesses, hanging out with my amazing husband, or taking a hot bubble bath…next to a pile of chocolate. MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY is my first novel. I did have my own fantabulous Sweet Sixteen in high school. Sadly, it wasn’t televised.  

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  1. I have two daughter’s, both of who wanted Sweet 16′s. The older girl had a real blow-out catered at the party room of our Temple. She got her first grown up dress with the help of her personal shopper at Nordstrom’s in nearby New Jersey. Being a loner when I was young and having a mother who “didn’t want to disturb the neighbors” I never had any parties at all. No big loss since I only had a few close friends.

    I’m looking forward to reading and sharing this book with my Southern Belle daughter in law, who loves romance novels of all kinds.
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  2. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I’ve been waiting for this one – it looks great and I love me some time travel :)) I really enjoy the cover as well! Love the excerpt & very curious to see how Cat uses her “future” contraband in the 16th Century!!
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  3. Shauna
    5/21/2012

    Love the concept of this book!
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  4. carla
    5/21/2012

    A Release for my birthday :) Looking forward to it!

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  5. wanda flanagan
    5/21/2012

    Cant waitto read this book its sounds like a fantastic read.I love the cover so pretty.Have a greeat day.

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  6. Nicola
    5/21/2012

    I think the new cover is a big improvement :)
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  7. Shelby
    5/21/2012

    Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like a great summer read.
    ~Shelby
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  8. Natasha
    5/21/2012

    Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  9. Samantha D
    5/21/2012

    Def going on TBR list! XD

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  10. Sophia Rose
    5/21/2012

    That cover is gorgeous and the book sounds really good.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  11. Pragya
    5/21/2012

    I have been waiting for this one forever.
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  12. I am definitely super excited to read this book. I’ve heard great things about it and it looks like it’s going to be a novel that I could totally devour in one sitting. I’m really stoked about it!

    Great giveaway, thank you for being so epicly generous! :)

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  13. starryblue
    5/21/2012

    This book already sounds great.

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  14. Jennifer Metz
    5/21/2012

    LOVE the cover art and the book sounds fantastic!

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  15. bn100
    5/22/2012

    I like the cover. The book sounds fascinating.

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  16. Maegan Morin
    5/22/2012

    Ooh sounds like a really great read. I love historic reads especially the ones where the characters end up there by accident

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  17. Artemis
    5/23/2012

    I love the story and the cover is so beautiful!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  18. Kelly(lilmissrenner)
    5/24/2012

    Can’t wait to read this!

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  19. crystal
    5/25/2012

    This sounds like a book I need to check out. Would make a great review for my blog.
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  20. Amanda Morganne
    5/27/2012

    This book sounds so cute and I love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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