Tuesday, August 14, 2012

TEASER TUESDAY: BROKEN snippet

I know, I know. It's been a couple weeks since I posted a teaser. Go ahead and waggle a finger at me. *hangs head.* *pokes toe in rug*

I've posted a few teasers of BROKEN, from sassy to sweet. There were ones all over on the cover reveal day.

Of all the teasers I've ferreted out of that book, I think this maybe be my favorite. This is the moment Emma realizes something isn't quite right with Alex. And we know from the summary there is a lot that isn't right with him, with them, and what I do to them.

BROKEN TEASER:

“Sorry man,” Josh raises both hands and steps back. “Just making small talk.”
Alex tips his head slightly, then turns from the curly red-head. Josh puffs his chest, and and clenches his jaw. A vein stands out on his forehead. The building tension must be obvious to Alex, too. He slowly faces back to the redhead and asks, “What?” in that knowing, try-and-push-me tone.
“Nothing,” Josh almost spits, then adds, “See you later Emma,” before walking away.
Alex watches him until he disappears around the hall corner, then turns back to his locker. He exudes mystery where he stands, drawing female gazes like an electromagnet. Brown hair obscures his face while he bends over his lock.
He opens his locker, shuffles stuff, deposits paperwork on the top shelf, and then shuts it while I still struggle to liberate my door from the steel grip of the locking mechanism.
“Want help?” he asks, a spark of amusement in his voice.
“Sure.” I flick him a grateful glance, then look at my hands and rattle off my combination. Simple hope morphs to shock as he spins the numbers, pushing in with each one, then nudges the door with his hip.
The locker pops open.
My jaw drops.
In the two years I’ve had the same locker, only Daniel worked that damn lock as easily as Alex.

4 comments:

Erika Stroup said...

I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE!!

Jessie Harrell said...

I can't wait!!! And I love the new blog look - it's great!

Adventures in YA Publishing said...

Can't wait to read this! The premise is amazing and I love the way you've worked the electricity into this teaser. :) Foreshadowing and characterization--way to make it look easy when it isn't!

Martina

SSBookFanatics said...

Hi. I've just finished reading Broken. The cover caught my eye - it's beyond gorgeous - and the blurb caught my mind. Awesomely done, intriguing, refreshing in the sense that I haven't read a book with this premise in... I don't know how long, haunting, sad and at times depressing which is completely understandable and fitting but also beautifully romantic, too. This will reach beyond the YA reader, much as Twilight did. I really, really liked your story - a heck of a lot.