Promo Tour: Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott

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WE’RE CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF HOLD MY BREATH BY GINGER SCOTT! CHECK OUT THE EXCERPT, TEASERS, AND GIVEAWAY BELOW!

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HOLD MY BREATH

NA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone

Scheduled to release: November 18, 2016

Goodreads | AmazoniBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Google


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Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell. 

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath underwater for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds — and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.

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Excerpt:

I wait while he types, bringing my knees up and cupping my phone in my hands, like I want to keep his messages a secret for only me. When my phone buzzes with his call instead, I feel my cheeks grow warm, and I scrunch my legs in tighter as I bring the phone to my ear.

“Hey,” I say.

“How’d you know it was me?” he chuckles.

“I already gave you a special ring,” I lie. “A Fat Elvis song.”

“Wow, Fat Elvis. I don’t even warrant skinny, movie-star Elvis,” he says.

“Fat Elvis is better,” I say, stretching my legs out and crossing my ankles as he laughs.

“I think we need to explore this more,” he says.

“There really is no debate. His music meant more when he was older. More emotion,” I reply.

“You mean more drugs,” he fires back.

“Better clothes.” That response makes him laugh hard, and I love the way I hear it coming from his chest, like it’s deep — genuine.

“I liken myself to more of a Jail House Rock kinda guy, is all,” he says, finally.

“Hmmm,” I hum, lowering myself so my head is propped against the door, and I’m now lying on the floor, as close to him as I can be without leaving my room.

“What, you don’t think I have moves? These hips—they swivel, darlin’,” he says with a slight twang.

“That they do,” I respond, pulling a few strands of my hair in front of my face, hiding from the flirtatious words I just said. Will chuckles more, but after a second or two, it’s nothing but the sound of his room on one end meeting the sounds in mine.

“Your lip ticks up, like Elvis,” he says, breaking the silence just as I feel my blush crawling down my neck and onto my chest.I punch out a laugh and roll to my side.

“Does not!” I say, feeling my face, my mouth higher on one side. Son of a bitch!

“It does,” he laughs lightly. “Always has.”

I wait for the quiet to settle in again. I wait to be braver with him.

“Just how many things have you noticed about me, Will Hollister?” The second my question is done, my words are replaced by the rapid pounding of my pulse, but my face — it’s still smiling. So hard it hurts.

“Let’s see,” he says, and I hear him settling into his bed, his voice muffling as his phone presses against his face. “I noticed that you can’t stand having your hair pulled up in anything. When we swim, you pull your cap off the second we’re done.”

“Well that’s sexy,” I say, covering my face and mentally kicking myself for letting that one slip out.

“Oh, you wanted sexy things…” he says, and I open my mouth to say no, but shut it quickly, curious over exactly what he’ll say next. “I have lots of those, too, besides the Elvis-lip thing, which yes, Maddy, is so fuckin’ sexy.”

“Oh,” I blush, my thumbnail quickly moving between my teeth.

“Let’s see, first, there’s the way your legs curve along your quads, the muscle that’s there giving them this edge. The athlete part of me likes how hard you had to train to make it that way,” he says.

“What does the…” I pause, taking a quick breath, “man side of you think?” I ask, now so red that even my arms look flushed.

“Oh, the man side…” he growls low, a rumble from his chest. “That part of me likes the ride my hand takes when it starts just above your knee, then glides slowly up your leg to your panties, my fingertips tracing that lacey band that runs along the inside of your thigh and up over your hip.”

Holy hell.

“And then there’s the way your neck curves into your shoulder, the way your hair tickles your skin and makes you get goosebumps — just like it does when I kiss you there,” he says, and my body shivers at the memory of his mouth against me.

“Your eyes do this thing, just before you race, where they haze and close in on their prey. I always imagined what it would be like for you to look at me like that,” he says.

“Haven’t I?” I ask, waiting a breath while he considers what I’m asking.

“Looked at you that way,” I fill in. “When we…”

“Maddy, I was so focused on every other part of your body that day, I don’t remember what your eyes looked like,” he laughs.

“Well maybe next time you will,” I say.

“Next time.” I can hear his grin in his words.

“Yeah,” I breathe. “Next time.”

This time.

The quiet comes again, filled only by the sound of his breathing, his breath a long draw that sounds as a warning in my ear. I chew at my nail, waiting…hoping.

“Maddy,” he says, finally.

“Yes?” I sit up and crawl to my knees.

I hear his door open across the hall, and I stand, pressing my palm and forehead against mine.

“Let me in.”


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GIVEAWAY:

Click on the link below for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams and The Hard Count.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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Blog Tour: Hold My Breath (Ginger Scott)

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We’re celebrating the release of HOLD MY BREATH by Ginger Scott! Check out the review, teasers, and giveaway below!

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HOLD MY BREATH

NA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone

Scheduled to release: November 18, 2016

Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Google 


Review:

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Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell. 

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine. 

Evan got the girl, and Will… he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister. 

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will… who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds — and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.


I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so go there in the next few days to check her review of this book.

By now I’ve read a few books by Ginger Scott, and I think that her writing has gotten better and better. Hold My Breath is told in dual POV and it’s just… beautiful. The writing, the way the sentiments and feelings are exposed on the page is just breathtaking.

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The amazing writing and the complex and heartbreaking storyline, make this my favorite Ginger Scott book… without a doubt (and heck, I LOVED The Hard Count!).

As I said, this is one hell of a complex story. Will and Maddy grew up together, trained together, pushed each other, but when Will went away to college, it was Will’s younger brother, Evan, who got the girl. This all came crashing when a terrible accident takes away all of Will’s family… Will lives with the guilt of surviving, and Maddy blames him for it too… for the wrong brother having survived.

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It’s pretty clear from the start though, that the brother who survived was absolutely the right one, because Will is one of the best men I ever read about. And it’s also painfully clear from the start too that he has always loved Maddy. Well before Evan made his move. It’s also obvious that Maddy was always affected by Will too, and her feelings for him were of way more than friendship.

But the story is way deeper than the potential sort of forbidden romance. Will carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, he keeps secrets that are not his, he wants to be there for everyone, while not getting the love and support he needs and deserves. Maddy has her own demons too, the guilt, the pressure of knowing she absolutely needs to be the best for her parents, and her feelings for the boy she always thought was a risk.

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I loved this story. The chemistry, feelings and interactions between Will and Maddy were amazing, and they were sweet and cute and hot. Their love shined. It’s not a happy go lucky story though… it’s actually heartbreaking. But they faced their problems head on, and even through doubts and fears, they didn’t let go of each other. I love this! I love this lack of drama within their relationship. The world might have be falling apart, but they were TOGETHER!

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I can’t recommend this book enough… go read it guys! NOW!


GIVEAWAY:

Click on the link below for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams and The Hard Count.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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Release Day Blast: Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott

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We’re celebrating the release of HOLD MY BREATH by Ginger Scott! Check out the excerpt, teasers, and giveaway below!

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HOLD MY BREATH

NA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone

Scheduled to release: November 18, 2016

Goodreads | AmazoniBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Google

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BLURB:

Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell. 

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath underwater for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds — and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.

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Excerpt:

“I need you to stay, Will,” she says. “No matter what…if you lose, if I lose. If this gets hard, whatever this is. I need you to stay until we figure it out. And even then, I just think…” 

She lifts her head, and I cup her face in my hands, her eyes locking on mine.

“I think I just need you to stay,” she says.

I stare at her for several seconds, holding my breath, my mind racing with all of my demons, with everyone else’s demons, too. I fear none of it is possible. I’m going to break her heart. Those demons — they’ll destroy her.

But I can’t give her up. I need her to stay, too. Even though I can’t promise it; even though I shouldn’t, I say exactly what she needs to hear.

I let myself believe it for the breath it takes to speak. 

“Okay,” I say, bringing her lips to mine, kissing her softly then closing my eyes as her forehead rests against mine. “Okay,” I whisper again.

I may have to break this promise, but for right now…for right now, I mean it.


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GIVEAWAY:

Click on the link below for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams and The Hard Count.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Youtube | Google

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Cover Reveal: Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott

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Is it hot in here??? Check out the cover of HOLD MY BREATH by Ginger Scott!

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HOLD MY BREATH

NA Contemporary Romance – Stand Alone

Scheduled to release: November 18, 2016

Goodreads | iBooks | Kobo |Barnes & Noble


BLURB:

Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will… he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.


EXCERPT:

The song breaks for a guitar solo, and I count the seconds, knowing that she’s going to slip away the moment everyone in here begins to clap. I won’t ask her to dance again. I won’t torture myself or push my luck. But I’ll remember this. As bad of an idea as it is, I’m glad I did it. So many painful memories woven into this place, I needed this one good one. It might just be the best memory I have out of everything in my life. I feel her shift in my arms, and when I pull away slightly, Maddy’s chin pushes into the center of my chest, her eyes blinking slowly while she looks up at me. Two shots and a beer are about to talk to me right now. I smile softly and nod.

“That was a much better dance,” she says.

I chuckle, tilting my head back to laugh before bringing it forward slowly, resting my brow against hers. My eyes look down at the curve of her lips, lower at the line of her jaw, and even lower at the swell of her breast under the soft black cotton of her dress. A heavy breath escapes
me.

“I make you nervous?” she asks.

I don’t answer right away, instead closing my eyes and swallowing again. I don’t even care if she can feel it. I drag my hands up her body to her neck until I’m cradling her head in my palms, my fingertips flirting with her hair along her neck and my thumbs caressing her jawline.

“That’s what you said…before. You said you didn’t dance well because I make you nervous,” she says, her words coming out slow and sleepy.

My mouth smiles against the top of her head, and I give in, opening it enough to press a kiss against her, hoping only the strangers are our witness.

“Yes, Maddy. That’s right,” I say. “You make me incredibly nervous.”


About the Author:

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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams and The Hard Count.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Youtube | Google