Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blog Tour - Excerpt and Giveaway: Hidden Deep by Amy Patrick!

Title: Hidden Deep

Series: Hidden Trilogy #1

Author: Amy Patrick

Release date: 03/23/15

Publisher: Oxford South Press

Length: 319 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

Give in to the Glamour…

Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she'd be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She's a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he's not supposed to exist.

After her father's affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little peace. She also wouldn't mind a first date that didn't suck, but she's determined not to end up like her mom: vulnerable, betrayed, destroyed. Ryann's recently moved back to her childhood home in rural Mississippi, the same place where ten years earlier she became lost in the woods overnight and nearly died.

She's still irresistibly drawn to those woods. There she encounters the boy who kept her from freezing to death that long ago winter night and was nowhere to be seen when rescuers arrived. He's still mysterious, but now all grown-up and gorgeous, too. And the more she's with him, the greater the threat he poses to Ryann's strict policy-- never want someone more than he wants you.

Seventeen-year-old Lad knows the law of his people all too well: Don't get careless and Don't get caught. It's allowed his race to live undetected in this world for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore…

Lad's never been able to forget about Ryann since that night ten years ago. When he sees her again, his fascination re-ignites and becomes a growing desire that tempts him to break all the rules. He's not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one.

And the timing is atrocious. The Assemblage is coming, the rift between the Light and Dark is widening, and mysterious celebrity fan pods are becoming more and more widespread and influential. Lad may have to trade his own chance at happiness to keep the humans, especially Ryann, blissfully unaware and safe.


Lad crawled slowly toward me. My breath caught in my throat as he stopped inches
away. He reached out, but he didn’t actually touch me. His palm ran lightly over the side of my
head, barely skimming the outer layer of my hair, the heat from his hand radiating to my scalp.
He took the end of one straight damp lock and softly rubbed it between his thumb and fingers as
if he were fabric shopping and had found a swath of fine silk to be touched and tested.
Lad wrapped my hair once around his finger and then again, reeling me in. Heart
pounding, I studied his face, trying to understand the fascination I saw there and trying to decide
if he was about to do what I thought he was about to do.
Somewhere in my brain an alarm went off. It sounded a lot like my mother’s voice.
Never want anyone more than he wants you. You can have a man in your life, Ryann, but never
need someone. Just let him be icing on the cake.

I was at that moment in serious danger of violating every word of the manifesto I’d had
drilled into me for the past year, since my parents had separated. I’d never felt so much wanting
of anything in my whole life. I teetered on the edge. I could sense how good it would feel to
close that last inch between us and give myself over to the pull I’d felt toward these woods and
my shaky memory of Lad these past ten years. Instead, I popped the pretty bubble.
“It doesn’t make sense,” I blurted out.
“What?” he asked softly, drawing back a few inches.
“If your mom and dad don’t want you to read, how do you do home schooling?”
Lad’s face contracted in a grimace. He jumped up, stalked to the edge of the nest, and
stopped, facing away from me. “I don’t want to talk about that anymore.”
Well then. Not only had I ruined a very interesting moment, my question had struck some
kind of nerve.

Buy it here: Amazon

About the Author:

Amy is a two-time Golden Heart finalist (2013 and 2014). She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two sons and actually craves the heat and humidity of Mississippi, where she grew up. She's been a professional singer and news anchor and currently narrates audio books as well as working as a station host for a Boston TV station.

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  1. Thank you so much Jillyn for featuring HIDDEN DEEP on your awesome blog today. I appreciate you! :) Amy Patrick

  2. Well color me intrigued, this sounds really good. I'd love to read it!