Friday, September 6, 2013

Painted Boots by Mechelle Morrison: Spotlight and Excerpt

Title: Painted Boots
Author: Mechelle Morrison
Release date: July 4, 2013
Age Group: Mature Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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Book Description:
When her father drags her to a new life in Wyoming, Aspen Brand doesn’t expect to fall for a cowboy named Kyle Thacker—but she does.  At seventeen, Aspen and Kyle share unexpected ground: guitar, running, physics.  And guilt.  Aspen blames herself for her mother’s car accident, while Kyle can’t find a way past his brother’s suicide.
On their first date they open up to each other, forging an unbreakable bond between them.  But Kyle has spent two years living with a vicious secret—one his ex-girlfriend will do anything to protect—and sharing his truth with Aspen makes her a target.  Now if Kyle is to be her love story, Aspen must first win the fight of her life.

From Chapter Eight
A stray vampire wanders by and Dad asks, “You didn’t know to dress up today?”
“I am dressed up.”  I smooth the black warmth of the wool dress I’m wearing.  It’s a simple cut: straight and tight as Saran Wrap.  The sleeves rest at my knuckles, the hem three inches below my knees, the deep scoop neck a perfect showcase for Mom’s looping strands of beads.  I even painted the heels of my boots black, just for the occasion.  It helps, I think, that I’ve been crying.  My face is washed of color.  My eyes feel too big.
“Lily Munster?” he asks.
“An old TV character.”  Dad raises his eyebrows.  “It was a guess.”
“I’m invisible,” I say.  “You know.  Nothing to draw attention.  Get it?”

About the Author
Mechelle Morrison loves language--she's always wished she could speak and write them all.  She lives for chocolate, lazy summer days, spontaneously funny things . . . and family.  She's sort of scared of dogs.

When she's not reading or writing or wandering the world, she can be found in her backyard in Utah with her husband, their daughter and the bevy of quail that live behind their garage.

If she didn't write she'd make stop-motion animation shorts.  So she does that anyway.
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