Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tour Stop: Guest Post & Giveaway with Claudia Lefeve {Author of Parallel}

Today we have Claudia Lefeve stopping by as a part of her Parallel book tour! This tour was put together and hosted by Kismet Book Tour.

Thank you so much for having me today on That Bookish Girl! For this tour stop, I wanted to do something special, so I decided to post a teaser scene for your readers. This is my absolute favorite scene in Parallel. I hope ya’ll enjoy!


            Stop reading my thoughts.
            “Sorry. Your mind is wide open right now,” he points out. “To be honest, it’s not often I can read your thoughts. You usually keep yourself pretty guarded.”
            I think about that for a moment and shrug. “When you come from a world where you’re shuffled around from family to family, and some of them not very nice, you kind of have to.”
            “Good point.”
            “Okay, so now that I know why we’re out here, what is it you expect me to do exactly?”
            “We’re going to work on your psychokinetic skills. The little stunt at lunch and at the pool shows you have the power to manipulate inanimate objects, so we are going to strengthen that power. Seems to me you came upon it fairly easy, channeling your frustration towards Jenny to make those objects move, but now we’re going to get you to move things by utilizing control versus emotions,” he explains. “You’re going to dance.”
            “Excuse me? You don’t call for days and you expect me to dance with you?” He has a lot of nerve, coming over after days of not hearing from him.
            “What, too soon?” Cooper teases. “Besides, I’m not offering. You are going to choreograph a rather difficult, but most magnificent dance. You’re going to call upon the Painted Ladies.”
            “Who?” Why am I even amazed anymore? Fine. If Cooper says I’m going to dance with some old ladies, then so be it.
            “You should spend more time in your garden,” he chides in a mock tone. “Painted Ladies are butterflies.”
            I snort. “You expect me to gather a bunch of butterflies? I’d have an easier time catching bees with my body covered in honey.”
            He eyes me up and down with a wicked grin. “Unless that’s an invitation for me to smear your body with honey, I’d stay clear of comments like that. I’m likely to take you up on it.”
            “I’ll keep that in mind.” I muffle a giggle. As soon as the visual pops in my head, I quickly dismiss it. I’ll just bet Cooper is poking around in my head trying to figure out what I’m thinking. “So how do you expect me to get these butterflies to come to me? I don’t even see any around.”
            “You know what your problem is?”
            “I didn’t make time to eat my Wheaties?”
            “Funny, but no. You lack confidence, darlin’.”
            Hey! I have plenty of self-confidence. Is it my imagination or did I or did I not stand up to Jenny and her merry band of the Future Trophy Wives of America at the pool party? My confidence might be lacking in areas, but only when it comes to guys, but what teenage girl’s isn’t?
            “I think you’re being overly dramatic,” I say to Cooper. “And my name’s Etta, not darling.”
            “We’re going to work together on this. I’m going to call them and you’re going to make them dance.”
            “Why are we doing this anyway?”
            “Because you need to learn how to use your abilities. You were right, what you said before. I’m not always going to be around and if your father’s disappearance is any indication, you might be next, darlin’. And the only defense you have is your power.”
            Cooper has a point. If someone does find out I’m back, I could be in some serious trouble. At the very least I can learn to control my powers better so I don’t accidentally hurt anyone. “Okay then, shall we dance?”
            “I’d thought you’d never ask.” He smiled.

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Purchase Parallel: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 

Destiny has a way of catching up.

Saddled with powers she doesn't understand, Etta Fleming's world is turned upside-down the day she meets Cooper Everett, the man who transports her to an alternate reality. A reality she was meant to be a part of.

One minute, she's an orphan living at Dominion House for Girls, an institution for delinquent foster kids, then finds herself attending the exclusive Dominion Hall Academy.

Plucked from the only world she's ever known, Etta now has to deal with an aunt she never knew, a boyfriend she doesn't know, and a best friend who can't know.

PARALLEL is the first book in the Travelers Series.

Claudia has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win an ebook copy of Parallel. Just comment below to enter!

You also have the opportunity to win this amazing price pack! This is the grand prize for the entire tour. Just comment below to enter. The comments from all the tour stops will act as entries - but you can only enter once. So, if you comment at different stops, it will still only count as one entry. Click here for a complete list of rules.

Monday, October 3rd - Alice Marvels
Tuesday, October 4th - Librarian Mouse
Wednesday, October 5th - Smitten with Books
Thursday, October 6th - My Shelf Confessions
Friday, October 7th - Bewitched Bookworms

Monday, October 10th - Kindle Fever
Tuesday, October 11st - Ravishing Reads
Wednesday, October 12nd - The Book Faery
Thursday, October 13th- I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read
Friday, October 14th - Chick Loves Lit

Monday, October 17th - Tynga's Reviews
Tuesday, October 18th - That Bookish Girl
Wednesday,October 19th - Books Complete Me
Thursday, October 20th - Belle Books
Friday, October 21st - Books With Bite


Anonymous said...

This book sounds really interesting! I like the whole parallel lives thing going on.

Thanks for pointing it out, I hadnt heard of this one before!

BlackWolf said...

i really like the bracelet, and the book i would like to read

Claudia Lefeve said...

Sarah - thank you for hosting me today on That Bookish Girl and for allowing me to post one of my favorite scenes :)

Elizabeth Mitchell said...

Thanks for hosting, Bookish Girl, and thanks for sharing the story, Claudia.

Your novel sounds very interesting.

TheGirlOnFire said...

Thanks for the chance to read this! Love the prize pack!

thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

thank you so much I'm looking forward to this especially the awesome prize pack XD


Sebrina said...

I love discoverin 'new authors'. Thanks so much for the chance at this giveaway....and for introducing me to Claudia.

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