Until You by Penelope Douglas blog tour review,excerpt,teaser and giveaway

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Title: Until You
Series: A Fall Away Novel, Book #1.5 Author: Penelope Douglas Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Release Date: December 5, 2013 Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn Purchase Link: Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00H3XQTUW Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H3XQTUW B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/until-you-penelope-douglas/1117613674 iTunes: Coming Soon Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/until-you-6 Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/385190
SYNOPSIS: ***This novel contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.
Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.
Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don't care about anything or anyone.

Except Tatum.
I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn't trust her or anyone else.
So I hurt her. I pushed her away.
But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her...they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.
But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.
Now, when I push, she pushes back.

Excerpt How did she do that? How did she always manage to make me feel happy to see her happy? I blinked long and hard. Tate continued yapping to the dog. “Oh, well, I love you, too!” She sounded like she was speaking to a child, all sweet and shit, as Madman kept nudging and licking her face. He shouldn’t love her this much. What had she done for him in the past two years? “Madman, come,” I barked, not really angry with the dog. Tate’s eyes shifted up to me, and she stood up. “You’re being a jerk to the dog now, too?” She scowled, and it was then that I noticed what she was wearing. The Nine Inch Nails T-shirt I’d given her when we were fourteen, and my chest swelled for some stupid unknown reason. I’d forgotten she had it. Okay…not really. I guess I didn’t realize that she still had it. She probably didn’t even remember that I’d given it to her. Kneeling down to hook Madman’s leash onto his collar, I twisted my lips up slightly. “You’re talking again, Tatum.” I didn’t call her Tate. She hated “Tatum”, so that’s what I called her. I fixed a bored, superior expression on my face. I’d be happier without her around, I told myself. She was nothing. And yet, I heard the little voice in the back of my head. She was everything. She shook her head, the hurt in her eyes clear as she turned to walk away. She wasn’t fighting back, I guess. Not today. The party on Friday night—when I’d humiliated her, and she’d punched my friend, Madoc, in the face—must have been a one-time deal. “Is that what you’re wearing on the plane?” I asked, sneering. I should’ve just walked away, but hell, I couldn’t stop engaging her. It was an addiction. She turned back to me, her fingers fisting up. “Why do you ask?” “Just looks a little sloppy is all.” But that was a bold-faced lie. The black T-shirt was worn out, but it clung to her fit body like it was made just for her, and her dark jeans hugged her ass, telling me exactly what she would look like naked. With long, shiny hair and flawless skin, she looked like fire and sugar, and I wanted to gorge and burn at the same time. Tatum was hot, but she didn’t know it. And blonde or not, that was my type. “But no worries,” I continued. “I get it.” She narrowed her eyes. “Get what?” Leaning in, I taunted her with a smug grin. “You always liked wearing my clothes.” Her eyes widened, and with her flushed skin there was no mistaking that she was pissed. It was raging all over her tough little face. And I smiled to myself, because I fucking loved it. She didn’t run away, though. “Hold on.” She held up her pointer finger and turned to walk to the truck. Digging under the front seat, in the emergency pack her dad kept there, she fished out something and slammed the car door shut. By the time she’d huffed back over to me, I saw that she had a lighter in her hand. Before I could even register what was happening, she’d peeled off her shirt and exposed her perfect chest in a sexy ass sports bra. My heart damn near shifted with the fucking pounding in my chest. Holy shit. I watched, not breathing, as she held up the shirt, flicked the lighter, and dipped the hem into the flame, bringing it to ash piece by piece. Son of a bitch! What the hell was happening with her all of a sudden? My gaze flashed to hers, and time stood still as we watched each other, forgetting the flaming material between us. Her hair danced around her body, and her storm-filled eyes pierced my skin, my brain, and my ability to move or speak. Her arms shook a little, and her breaths, although steady, were deep. She was nervous as hell.



I've been waiting for Jared's pov!
The entire time I was reading Bully I kept wondering what was going on in his head..why did he act like that around Tate and how did he really feel, and that is exactly what we get here!! Until you is Jared's story and it was amazing!!

I really enjoyed being in Jared's head. After reading this, I finally have some closure on what was going through his head. Watching him struggle with his feelings of love for Tate, his feeling of abandonment toward his mother and father were really sad :(( 
Reading about his thoughts, how his feelings and reasoning it made him so much more lovable!!!
Tate was everything to him and deep down he was ashamed for hurting her.
I loved reading how much he wanted her. And of course, I loved reading all the intense, hot moments. The chemistry was so intense and the sex scenes were even hotter than in Bully!!

There are repeated scenes but from Jared's POV. However I never felt that I was reading the same story twice.!!!
I can't wait to read Madoc's story. We get a few hints at Madoc in Until You and I'm really looking forward to learning more about him!! And of course I want to see more about Jared and Tate!! I definitely recommend it to anyone who loved Bully!

Penelope is offering up (1) Kindle Paperwhite, (5) $50 gift cards to either Amazon or B&N, (5) Prize packs (bookmarks, rack cards, a custom key chain and signed copies of Bully and Until You) or (10) eBook copies of Bully up for grabs. The giveaways are open internationally. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 12/23/2013.

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Title: Bully Series: A Fall Away Novel, Book #1 Author: Penelope Douglas Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Release Date: June 17, 2013 Purchase Link: Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00DGT3VL2 Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DGT3VL2 B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bully-penelope-douglas/1116986022 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bully/id714708061?mt=11 Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/bully-10 Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/358167
My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he'll barely even speak to me.
But he still won't leave me alone.
We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.
But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way in hell I'll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.
*This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.
**This book is the first in a series but can be read as a STAND ALONE. The next books will focus on side characters from this story.

Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to “just get the degree!” She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, the show Sons of Anarchy, and she shops at Target almost daily.

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  1. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. What a wonderful excerpt! When do you expect the next book in the series to be out?

  4. thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway...love the book:))


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