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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Roll out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight Celebrates Four Years of Publishing! #BDayBashBlogHop

Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight's smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award winning titles, spectacular reviews, and paparazzi style interviews.

Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more! Don't forget to visit the Evernight Publishing website where all eBooks are 50% off through October 13th!

Now I turn the spotlight on my smart and sexy book, Foreign Exchange, out October 10th, an Editor's Pick with Evernight Teen!

 Here's what people are saying about Foreign Exchange:

"Denise Jaden's newest novel, Foreign Exchange, is a must read for contemporary YA fans. The characters leap off the pages and readers will furiously turn pages to keep up with the fast pace and intriguing premise. Definitely add a copy of Foreign Exchange to the top of your reading list."
- Janet Gurtler, Rita Finalist and Best Selling Author of I'm Not Her

“I loved the well-drawn relationships in Foreign Exchange – the tension between Jamie and her mother, Jamie’s tenderness with disabled brother Eddy and especially the intense chemistry between Jamie and Sawyer. Their off-limits attraction and the increasingly dangerous hunt for his sister had me racing through the final chapters.”
- Jen Nadol, author of The Mark, The Vision, and This is How it Ends

"Foreign Exchange takes you on a thrilling ride through the exotic streets of Europe into the dark side of the fashion world. Our charming heroine will stop at nothing to save her best friend. A sweet dose of romance keeps it light."
- Lee Strauss - author of The Minstrel Series

"Foreign Exchange is a fresh contemporary YA that will keep readers compulsively turning pages until the very end. Combining international intrigue with a steamy forbidden romance makes for a can’t miss read."
- Eileen Cook, author of Year of Mistaken Discoveries.

"A pitch perfect voice and delicious chemistry between the characters kept me turning those pages!"
- Tara Kelly, author of Amplified and Encore

"Foreign Exchange is heart pounding and suspenseful...the teenage dream of escaping the boredom of suburbia by travelling Europe and spending quality time with a hot guy shifts into a dangerous nightmare."
- D.R. Graham, author of Rank and the Noir et Bleu MC series.

And here's a teaser excerpt from the book! Make sure to read to the bottom so you can enter to win some fabulous prizes!

(In this excerpt, Jamie's best friend, Tristan, has left for Europe on an academic exchange program. Jamie is secretly planning to meet up with Tristan when she leaves on a class trip to Spain. While waiting, she does something she promised Tristan she'd never do--flirting with Tristan's untrustworthy brother, Sawyer. But Jamie's sure she can trust Sawyer...)

“Hi,” I say when I find Sawyer at his locker. My face is beaming like someone plugged me into a wall socket.

“Jamie.” He smiles back, but his eyes are rimmed with red like he's really tired. “Have you heard from my sister again?”

Not exactly the topic of conversation I'd hoped for. I nod. “I got another email. She got to Milan fine and is settling in.”

Sawyer pulls out his phone. He looks at me, then at his phone, then back at me again.

“She's...everything's okay with the exchange program?” he asks. His words are tentative.

“Tristan's fine, Sawyer. She says the schoolwork is going to be harder than expected because of not speaking Italian, but otherwise she's great. She loves Europe.” He looks at his phone again. I put my hand out. “Here, you want me to show you the email?”

He hands me his phone. It takes me a minute to figure out how to log in through his browser, but I hope I can put his mind at rest. My email is coming up on the screen when the first bell rings. I have English first class and my teacher's a real stickler about tardiness. I glance down the hall toward my locker.

“You go,” Sawyer says, his palm open for his phone. “I'll look it over and see you in class later. Okay?”

“I—” I’m not sure what to say. Tristan’s been talking about finding my dad in her emails. It’s our big secret and she’d been adamant about not sharing it with anybody. But I think I can trust Sawyer. And, after all, it is my secret to keep. If I’m making a mistake it’ll only hurt me. “Okay,” I say, finally, passing his phone back to him. Our fingers brush against each other, but we don’t have time to let them linger.

By the time I get to English, I'm thinking of another problem. Tristan hadn't wanted me to tell anyone about her modeling over there. I’ll have to tell Sawyer not to mention it.

When I dash into class later, Sawyer’s already seated in his usual seat with his head down. He's flipping through something on his phone, and again I think about signing him into my email earlier. Instead of feeling nervous, after having some time to think about it, trusting him makes me feel closer to him. Like we share our private emails with each other all the time.

“Hey.” I sit down beside him.

He finishes typing something, and then shoves his phone away before Mr. Echols catches sight of it.

“Hey,” he says finally, smiling over at me. He still looks really tired.

“Everything okay?” I ask.

He blinks a few times, looking down, and I wonder if he isn't okay. Is something really wrong? “Do you...” he trails off and seems to rethink what he's saying. “Do you think with the program... do you think everything's okay about that? I don't know what's going on, but maybe...I mean, I think maybe
Tristan’s over there trying to model.”

I swallow hard. This is the moment of truth, where I have to decide how much I can trust him.

But his pause is barely long enough for me to open my mouth. “I need to get on that class trip, Jamie. I need to stop my sister from doing anything stupid.”

A host of emotions rush through me. Fear, anger, betrayal.

“Wait, what?” I ask him. “You're going to try to get on the class trip so you can interfere with Tristan's dream?” Tristan’s told me how jealous he can be. How he’s done this before.

Sawyer looks over at me with wide eyes, like he can't believe I'm calling him out on it.

Mr. Echols interrupts us, starting class, but I'm too upset to pay attention to a single word he's saying.

Sawyer passes me a note halfway through class.

I’m seriously worried about my sister, Jamie. I have to tell you more about the program. Just hear me out. Please?

I keep my eyes from Sawyer for the rest of class. I'm sure he knows I'm angry, but he doesn't try to talk to me again, at least for now. I'm even angry at myself for getting so caught up in my feelings for him and not noticing all the things that Tristan's warned me about.


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  1. Thats tough, shes been told not to trust him but you do have to give people a chance. Pretty sure shes is going to get burned.

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  2. Yes, I think she should give him a chance.

  3. Second chance is better..

  4. I think Jame should trust Sawyer. He maybe know something Jamie and even Tristan dont know. Or mayne even Tristand hiden something from Jamie.

  5. Yes! I think she totally should. I think even though she was told not to trust him, she should make her own decisions and give him a chance. :) thanks for the extra giveaway!

  6. Yes, I think she should trust Sawyer. He might be hiding something but it seems like he is also worried about his sister.

  7. Yes!!! She should trust Sawyer!

  8. I think she has a right to be wary because she has been told not to trust him. I also believe that although he could be keeping something from her right now, I think she should trust him.

  9. I think she has a right to be wary because she has been told not to trust him. I also believe that although he could be keeping something from her right now, I think she should trust him.

  10. I think she should trust him he genuinely sounds like a good guy.

  11. yes, she should

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  12. she should totally trust Sawyer.
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  13. I think she should give him a chance. You have to sometimes think with your heart and not your head. Sometimes, actually most if the time the heart is more truthful.

  14. I'd at least listen to what he had to say.

  15. Yes I do I think because he seems like a brother looking out for his sister. lavidabrisco(at)yahoo(dot)com

  16. Yes, she should trust him since she's already comfortable sharing her e-mail with him.
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  17. I think that she should trust him.

  18. I think she should trust him! He might know more about the program than the girls do, & maybe he just wants to protect his sister.

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt with us! =)

    Take care & I hope you have a great day! =)
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  19. She should definitely trust him! Thank you! Sorry if you get more than one comment from me. They dont see to want to go through. Sorry!

  20. I think she should trust him.....for now.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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  21. Tough call...She should, but only to a certain degree.