Happy Birthday to Evernight Teen!

ETBirthdayBlogHop Happy Birthday to Evernight Teen!Evernight Teen turns two this month and we’re having a huge party to celebrate! It may be Evernight Teen’s birthday, but you get the presents. So, grab a piece of cake, hop from blog-to-blog and discover Evernight Teen!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Teen (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

Have your TBR list handy because we have lots of new titles for you to add, including…

 

 

 

 

Foreign Exchange by Denise Jaden

YA Contemporary Romance

~Editor’s Pick~

Blurb:

Jamie Monroe has always played it safe. That is, until her live-for-the-moment best friend, Tristan, jets off to Italy on a student exchange program. Left alone with her part-time mother and her disabled brother, Jamie discovers that she is quite capable of taking her own risks, starting with her best friend’s hotter-than-hot older brother, Sawyer. 

Sawyer and Tristan have been neighbors for years, but as Jamie grows closer to the family she thought she knew, she discovers some pretty big secrets—not only from her, but from each other. As she sinks deeper into their web of pretense, she suspects that her best friend may not be on a safe exchange program at all. Jamie sets off to Europe on a class trip with plans to meet up with Tristan, but when Tristan stops all communication, suddenly no one seems trustworthy, least of all the one person she was starting to trust—Sawyer.

14+ due to sexuality, language, adult situations

 

Excerpt: 

“Hi,” I say when I find Sawyer at his locker. My face is beaming like someone plugged me into a wall socket.

“Jamie.” He smiles back, but his eyes are rimmed with red like he’s really tired. “Have you heard from my sister again?”

Not exactly the topic of conversation I’d hoped for. I nod. “I got another email. She got to Milan fine and is settling in.”

Sawyer pulls out his phone. He looks at me, then at his phone, then back at me again.

“She’s…everything’s okay with the exchange program?” he asks. His words are tentative.

“Tristan’s fine, Sawyer. She says the schoolwork is going to be harder than expected because of not speaking Italian, but otherwise she’s great. She loves Europe.” He looks at his phone again. I put my hand out. “Here, you want me to show you the email?”

He hands me his phone. It takes me a minute to figure out how to log in through his browser, but I hope I can put his mind at rest. My email is coming up on the screen when the first bell rings. I have English first class and my teacher’s a real stickler about tardiness. I glance down the hall toward my locker.

“You go,” Sawyer says, his palm open for his phone. “I’ll look it over and see you in class later. Okay?”

“I—” I’m not sure what to say. Tristan’s been talking about finding my dad in her emails. It’s our big secret and she’d been adamant about not sharing it with anybody. But I think I can trust Sawyer. And, after all, it is my secret to keep. If I’m making a mistake it’ll only hurt me. “Okay,” I say, finally, passing his phone back to him. Our fingers brush against each other, but we don’t have time to let them linger.

By the time I get to English, I’m thinking of another problem. Tristan hadn’t wanted me to tell anyone about her modeling over there. I’ll have to tell Sawyer not to mention it.

When I dash into class later, Sawyer’s already seated in his usual seat with his head down. He’s flipping through something on his phone, and again I think about signing him into my email earlier. Instead of feeling nervous, after having some time to think about it, trusting him makes me feel closer to him. Like we share our private emails with each other all the time.

“Hey.” I sit down beside him.

He finishes typing something, and then shoves his phone away before Mr. Echols catches sight of it. “Hey,” he says finally, smiling over at me. He still looks really tired.

“Everything okay?” I ask.

He blinks a few times, looking down, and I wonder if he isn’t okay. Is something really wrong? “Do you…” he trails off and seems to rethink what he’s saying. “Do you think with the program… do you think everything’s okay about that? I don’t know what’s going on, but maybe…I mean, I think maybe Tristan’s over there trying to model.”

I swallow hard. This is the moment of truth, where I have to decide how much I can trust him.

But his pause is barely long enough for me to open my mouth. “I need to get on that class trip, Jamie. I need to stop my sister from doing anything stupid.”

A host of emotions rush through me. Fear, anger, betrayal.

“Wait, what?” I ask him. “You’re going to try to get on the class trip so you can interfere with Tristan’s dream?” Tristan’s told me how jealous he can be. How he’s done this before.

Sawyer looks over at me with wide eyes, like he can’t believe I’m calling him out on it.

Mr. Echols interrupts us, starting class, but I’m too upset to pay attention to a single word he’s saying.

Sawyer passes me a note halfway through class.

I’m seriously worried about my sister, Jamie. I have to tell you more about the program. Just hear me out. Please?

I keep my eyes from Sawyer for the rest of class. I’m sure he knows I’m angry, but he doesn’t try to talk to me again, at least for now. I’m even angry at myself for getting so caught up in my feelings for him and not noticing all the things that Tristan’s warned me about.

 

View the FOREIGN EXCHANGE trailer!

 

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is available here:

Evernight Teen / Amazon / AllRomance eBooks / Paperback

 

Enter for a chance to win Evernight Teen’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini by answering this question in the comments’ section below (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

Where in the world would you like to travel and why?

The birthday blog hop continues here!

 

  24 comments for “Happy Birthday to Evernight Teen!

  1. Tina M
    January 12, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I would love to go to Ireland. This is where my grandfather and his family came from and it would be great to go over and see if I could find relatives that might still be there.. Happy Birthday! grandmatinaof2(at)gmail.com

  2. January 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Yay for Evernight Teen’s birthday, and thank you SO MUCH for highlighting FOREIGN EXCHANGE!!

  3. January 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    My pleasure, Denise! Thanks for sharing the post.

  4. Tammy Murphy
    January 12, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I would love to travel to Scotland so I could trace my family’s history.

    tmurphy {at} brenhamk-12 {dot} net

  5. bn100
    January 12, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Brazil for the rainforest

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Natasha
    January 13, 2015 at 12:04 am

    I would like to go to Iceland.
    It looks beautiful there.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. January 13, 2015 at 8:31 am

    There are so many places in the world I’d love to travel: Morocco, Italy, Iceland, and Thailand are just a few.

    melissa {at} yabookshelf {dot} com

  8. Angie
    January 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I would like to go to Ireland and England. I am fascinated by their cultures and would love to see what they are like.
    angiek@cfu.net

  9. Cheyenne Foster
    January 14, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I’d personally love to travel to Japan.
    It’s somewhere, my partner would absolutely love to go, he’d be so happy and excited the whole time. It would also be a great way for he and I to leave our small town and be ourselves on a vacation.

    On a different note, Japan is beautiful and I could get some amazing photos for my portfolio! The culture is also very interesting.

    It’s been a dream of mine to travel to Japan for years and to be given the opportunity to travel there would create memories that would continue to touch me my whole life.

    cheyenne.willis13 [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. Anne
    January 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I’d like to go back to Australia and spend a couple of months visiting the entire country, I’ve just been to the east coast.

    acm05atjuno.com

  11. January 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I would have to say Santorini, Greece. For years I have seen the pictures of that island and have wanted to go. Between the water, the white and blue colors, the sandy beaches and what looks like a peaceful area, it is my dream vacation spot. I will get there one day!

    accessoriesbooksclothes [at] gmail [ dot] com

  12. January 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Yes, Andi – I completely understand this desire. The pictures are too beautiful for words. :)

  13. Miranda Wood
    January 16, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Anywhere warm. I’m freezing my but off right now.
    dustykattc@hotmail.com

  14. January 16, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Ha! Miranda, if the trip was going to happen right now, I’d have to agree with you. Canadian winters are very cold.

  15. Lori Whetstone
    January 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I am hoping to travel to Australia! It has so many amazing landmarks to see and the people seem down to earth! Dizzy(dot)belles@gmail.com

  16. amanda smith
    January 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I would love to go to Rome. I love the history and to be able to see it in person would be my dream!
    asmith98574@gmail.com

  17. January 16, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I would love to go to Ireland and Scotland. I think it would be lots of fun to explore both places.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  18. January 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Thanks so much for being a part of this celebration!!!
    Here is my post http://caenus.blogspot.com/2015/01/evernight-teen-birthday-blog-hop.html :)

  19. January 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    My pleasure, Chris! I stopped by your site a few days ago while I was checking out the blog hop, but thanks for sharing anyway.

  20. January 17, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Hey Melissa, thanks for joining in! Here’s my ET Birthday Bloghop post. http://sdwasley.com/2015/01/12/et-birthday-bloghop-the-seventh-by-sd-wasley/ I would go to Ireland to help my partner track down his family. Keep up the awesome reviewing work!

  21. January 18, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Thanks, SD Wasley! I try. :)

  22. Shadow
    January 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Oh! I want more! I really want to read this! I love these types of tropes! :D Thank you for sharing! My dream is to go to Ireland. Its so beautiful. The people seem so nice, but i love the sights. I especially want to stay in one of there castles! It seems like an amazing place to visit! One day… sigh! Thank you for sharing!
    shadowluvsread(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Haleigh
    January 19, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I want to go to Barcelona, Spain. It seems so beautiful. That’s always been my dream destination.

  24. Brooke
    May 28, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I would love to travel to England

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