Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hope For Her by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle Blog Tour Excerpt & GIVEAWAY!!!

Hope for Her By Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Release Date: October 1, 2014
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No one ever expected much from him.

Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a girl, and he knows his father won’t approve, but in Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He's willing to give up everything to be with her.

No one ever thought she was special.

Carrington Olivia Butler is ready to shine. Always in the shadows of her siblings, she goes away to college to break out of her shell. All Carrington wants is to feel special. Josh's attention is exactly what she craves, but their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is more than what she bargained for.

Josh’s demons return, and Carrington’s feelings fade, but both aren’t ready to give up hope. They give their love one last shot to survive, but hope, may not be enough.

**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**

I got up to get another cup when my phone rang. I crawled back under the cover to find my phone. I answered it, but it wasn't Josh.
"Oh, hey. I didn't think you would answer; I was going to leave a message."
It took me a minute to place the voice, but the smile spread across my face as I pictured his bright blue eyes and gorgeous features on the other end of the phone. I kept my voice neutral, but if he could see my face.
"Yeah," he said and laughed. He sounded adorable and a little drunk, "Happy New Year."
"Not quite."
"It is here. I wanted to be the first to wish you a Happy New Year."
"Why are you so obsessed with who is first and who is second?"
He grunted and laughed out loud, which made me cover my mouth or let out one of my notorious snorts.
"Happy New Year, Carrington," he said.
I removed the phone from my ear to avoid bursting an eardrum.
"Where are you?"
"I was at a party, but heading back to the frat, now. Our last night to go crazy before we're on lockdown before the bowl game. I wish you were here. I have no one to kiss at midnight."
"Even if I was there, you're not allowed. Guy code, remember."
"Oh yeah, I forgot," he said. He said something inaudible.
"I said, why was I such a stupid idiot. I should have claimed you when I had the chance."
"As flattering as I am to be claimed by someone, things happened the way they were supposed to."
"You don't really believe that do you?" he asked. I heard a muffled sound followed by a thud. "Whoo, I'm okay."
"Jackson, are you alone?"
"No, I'm not alone. I'm talking to you."
"I mean do you know where you're going. Please don't make me worry about you."
"No, I'm good. I made it home. I'm going to hang up now."
"Jackson," I yelled, but he put the phone down. I heard other voices in the background. I listened as he clomped up the stairs.
"Carrington, Happy New Year."
"Are you safe?" I asked.
"I'm safe. I'm tired. I miss you."
"Okay. Good night."
"Good night."
He hung up the phone this time. I crawled back under the covers and pulled them tight around my neck.

By morning I convinced myself that I had nothing to feel guilty about. 

Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.
Sydney has been blogging at for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process.
Sydney’s self-published debut New Adult Novel Another New Life will be available May 2014.
An active tweeter, she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winners who notes the sci-fi action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is now awake.
She can recite the entire script for the 80’s teen comedy/drama “The Breakfast Club” and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.
When it come to books, Sydney reads different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Cora Carmack & Emily Bronte. Under the Dome, The Great Gatsby & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.

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