Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Between Now & Never by Laura Johnston

Between Now & Never

Welcome to my tour stop for Between Now & Never by Laura Johnston! 
I loved her debut book that I read last year, Rewind to Me, and also loved this one. 
You can see my review HERE. Scroll on down to read a short excerpt and enter the giveaway...

Between Now & NeverBetween Now & Never
by Laura Johnston
YA Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 336 Pages
March 31st 2015 by KENSINGTON

Summary

Buh boom, buh boom.

My heart thrusts with a force that takes me by surprise. Telling me something I don’t understand. A splitting pain, a longing to slip back under. They tell me I was in a hit-and-run, but I can’t remember what happened that night. All I know is that I woke up with pictures in my pocket, a card from one of those photo booths in the mall. And I’m in the pictures. Cody Rush. Me and…

Julianna.

Her brother was there that night, and my dad, the FBI agent, was the one who put her mom behind bars. What’s the connection? And why won’t Julianna talk to me now? Somehow, she holds the key to it all, and getting close–real close—to her for the answers I need will be no hardship at all…

  

Excerpt
Photo Booth
JULIANNA
We listen to the monotone voice reel off instructions. Four pictures. A light will flash before each picture is taken. Etcetera. How I ended up in this position I’m not sure. We both sit, staring at our reflections on the dark plastic and, no doubt, both stuck on the same thought that crosses everyone’s mind when they’re on this seat.
“Quick,” I say, “what should we do?”
A flash of light. Picture one down. Both of our mouths were hanging open, blank stares straight ahead.
We burst into laughter and can’t stop. A second flash. Picture number two: both of us laughing.
Our gazes meet and we pull ourselves together, his eyes never veering from mine. He leans toward me, coming halfway before pausing, his eyes seeking permission. I regard him with equal parts terror and anticipation, the intimacy of the situation whispering a thrill. He closes the distance between us and glides his nose through my hair. My heart rattles around as though this is the first boy I’ve ever been close to.
“Now smile,” he whispers into my ear. Even if I should be creeped out, forget it. My cheeks burn despite myself and I feel the corners of my lips tugging upward. A flash of light signals the third picture and I am totally seduced.

Laura Rewind to You AuthorAbout the Author

Laura Johnston lives in Utah with her husband and two children. Growing up with five siblings, a few horses, peach trees, beehives and gardens, she developed an active imagination and always loved a good story. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, traveling, writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 4/26/15

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10 comments

  1. I can't wait to read this one! I really liked her previous book.

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  2. Such a pretty book! I've always liked that artist's work. :)

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  3. What a good idea! It would be really handy to have topics to think about rather than just trying to keep the kids quiet. :)

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  4. I don't know why I am not on this tour? I LOVED this book! LOVED it! Laura Johnston is such a wonderful author!

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  5. That is me to a T, that's one reason I thought this book was great. ;)

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  6. I thought the art was great. Definitely one I'll keep out and eventually on a coffee table when we have older kids and can have a table.

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  7. I liked her previous one too and this one was different, but very good.

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  8. She is a wonderful author. I'm glad we both loved it. :D

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  9. Tressa, thank you for posting this. And I appreciate your review! It meant a lot. :) Thanks for all of your help in spreading the word about BETWEEN NOW & NEVER.

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  10. Hey Laura! Thanks or stopping by!! I signed up for a spotlight because I wasn't sure if I'd get to it for a review. I've really liked both of your books and appreciate that your characters have distinctive voices. Can't wait for your next one! :)

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