July 9, 2013

Excerpt + Giveaway: Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

Welcome to my stop on the Dirty Little Secret blog tour hosted by IFB Tours!
Title: Dirty Little Secret
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Publication Date: July 16th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

From the author of the “real page-turner” (SeventeenSuch a Rush comes an unforgettable new drama that follows friends-turned-lovers as they navigate the passions, heartbreaks, and intrigue of country music fame.Bailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with her sister, Julie, who sang and played guitar. That ended when country music execs swooped in and signed Julie to a solo deal. Never mind that Julie and Bailey were a duet, or that Bailey was their songwriter. The music scouts wanted only Julie, and their parents were content to sit by and let her fulfill her dreams while Bailey’s were hushed away.
Bailey has tried to numb the pain and disappointment over what could have been. And as Julie’s debut album is set to hit the charts, her parents get fed up with Bailey’s antics and ship her off to granddad’s house in Nashville. Playing fiddle in washed-up tribute groups at the mall, Bailey meets Sam, a handsome and oh-so-persuasive guitarist with his own band. He knows Bailey’s fiddle playing is just the thing his band needs to break into the industry. But this life has broken Bailey’s heart once before. She isn’t sure she’s ready to let Sam take her there again…

     On Tuesday I was in a band with Elvis. Lucky for me, he wasn't the overweight Elvis from the 1970s, eating a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich and wearing a sequined jumpsuit, the version most impersonators go for. In that case, Ms. Lottie, the wardrobe lady, would have decked me out in a Las Vegas costume with a huge headpiece, a sheer body stocking, and sequined pasties over my nipples. Everybody in the band was supposed to match, more or less. So if the lead singer had been drugged-out Elvis on death's door in Vegas, his fiddle player would have been a bare-breasted showgirl.
And to think: my sweet granddad had gotten me this afternoon job.
      If I'd had to wear an outfit like that, it would have served the rest of my family right.

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About the Author:
Jennifer EcholsJennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.


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  1. Cool excerpt. Thanks for participating :)

  2. Love the show Nashville, so this sounds like a fun read!

  3. Great giveaway! I loved such a Rush. <3

  4. Please disregard my rafflecopter entries, I saw too late that this comp is US only :D

  5. I LOVED Such A Rush. It took me by surprise, just how much I loved it. This sounds sooo cute, and I love country music. I can imagine how Bailey feels, since I was the black sheep of my family at one point. With that I already feel a connection to the MC, so that is a point in its favor already. And the excerpt made me chuckle! AND the cover is stinkin cute!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway, I've been waiting impatiently for this book to release!

  7. Great excerpt. This is an awesome book! Thanks for promoting it.


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