Blog Tour: Ex-Factor & Unbreakable by Elisa Dane


Ex Factor (Diamond Girls, #1)Ex-Factor
(Diamond Girls #1)
by Elisa Dane
YA Contemporary
April 14th 2014 by Swoon Romance                

Summary

Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl.

So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading squad, Navaeh goes along with it.

But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died.

Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself.
 

Unbreakable (Diamond Girls, #2)Unbreakable
(Diamond Girls #2)
by Elisa Dane
YA Contemporary
June 4th 2014 by Swoon Romance                

Summary

Perception is everything to sixteen-year-old Olivia Brown. With her freakishly hot boyfriend, volunteer work at the local animal shelter, successful beauty channel on YouTube, and well-earned spot on X Factor Cheer's elite level five Diamond Girl team, Livvie's the girl every other girl wants to be. At least, that's the illusion she's aiming for.

But Livvie's seemingly perfect life is anything but. Lying about the bruises her boyfriend gives her, and cowering beneath his raging temper becomes a regular way of life until she unwittingly witnesses her drunken neighbor beating his step-son, the town bad boy, Reid Tate.

For Reid, vulnerability is the enemy. Opening up, and letting people in gives them the power to disappoint. Growing up with a co-dependent mother and an abusive alcoholic father, Reid has endured all the disappointment he can stomach.

But when his pretty, do-good neighbor witnesses his step-dad beat him to within an inch of his life, and not only call the cops, but keeps quiet at school about what she saw, Reid wonders if maybe, just maybe, he's found someone he can finally trust.
 


About the Author

I'm a lover of books (YA & Adult romance), chocolate, reality television, and am a proud mother to three All Star cheerleaders. Woot!

I write Contemporary YA romance with cheerleaders. Yep. I write what I know, and it's my hope that my stories will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but that you'll find a new respect and interest in the sport of Cheerleading you may not have had before.


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12 comments

  1. I am in love with that cover.Amazing.

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  2. Cali Willette6/13/14, 10:41 AM

    Great giveaway and Cover. Looks so steampunk! <3

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  3. Both books sound like really great reads, but having the first 8 years of my life in an abusive home, I'm really interested to see how Ms Dane portrays it.

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  4. These both look quite interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Cali Willette6/14/14, 12:49 PM

    Both books sounds really good. Great giveaway. <3

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  6. I rather like it myself. ;)

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  7. Yes, it does. I think it's interesting that there is a birdcage and then the skeleton of a bird outside of it. Wonder if it has anything at all to do with the book...

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  8. It is! I really like this one and I like that it catches my eye.

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  9. In Unbreakable I thought she actually handled it fairly realistically. It's definitely not pleasant and teens can be so mean about stuff like that.

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  10. If you like Katie McGarry's books, then you might like these.

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  11. I really love the covers for these. Wish they would have been cleaner...

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