Saturday, April 12, 2014

Synchrony (Destiny) Book Blitz and GIVEAWAY!


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Release Date: 2014 




Displaying Synchrony_CVR.jpgSummary from Goodreads:
When her parents discover she’s been sneaking out with Isaac Robinson the forbidden Baptist boy, Mormon girl Destiny Clark decides it’s time to keep their relationship quiet. As their relationship moves to shakier ground, Destiny discovers that Isaac has a terrible secret, and she is left completely shattered.

The moment Destiny feels all hope is lost, Preston Nelson, her longtime church friend and Isaac's bitter rival, arrives like a beacon of light. It isn't long before two separate disasters strike for Preston and Destiny's best friend, Hannah. As Destiny helps them through their issues, she discovers that sometimes the best way to forget about your own problems is to help a friend in need.

Just as her heart begins to mend and her friendship with Preston begins to heat up, Isaac walks back into her life, threatening to rekindle the feelings she’d hoped to bury forever. Will Destiny and Preston find the synchrony they so desperately need, or will she find a way to forgive Isaac and return to his outstretched arms?

AUTHOR GUEST POST
The guys of the Destiny Trilogy: Isaac vs. Preston
I love, love, love hearing from my readers. They all seem to have something to say about the
guys I write about. There seem to be three separate groupings of people. Team Isaac, Team
Preston, and the confused bunch who can't decide who they like. If you haven't heard about this,
you should definitely check it out. The competition between Team Isaac and Team Preston is
pretty fierce.
 
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Meet Isaac and Preston to see what it's all about.
 
Isaac Robinson
 
Celebrity look alike:
Shane Harper from Good Luck Charlie
 
Isaac is the headmaster's son, a senior, and the student body president at his Baptist high school. He's on the football team and is one of the top singers in Primus. He works for his aunt and uncle's Christian music company and dreams of signing a recording contract with them. Isaac and Destiny fall for each other when they sing in their school's production of Les Miserables.
 
Religion: Southern Baptist
Age at the start of the series: 17
School: A senior at Bethel Baptist Academy
Hobbies/interests: singing, composing music, playing guitar, playing/watching football
Drives: A black Ford F150 truck
 
Destiny is attracted to his charismatic personality, his smooth-as-silk singing voice, and the idea
that might be willing to sacrifice so much up to be with her.
 
First Destiny and Isaac kiss:
Isaac reached up and slid the rubber band from my hair, allowing my hair to fall loosely around
my shoulders.
“Beautiful,” he whispered. He traced a line down my jaw with his thumb. I raised my eyes to his.
They were so dark, so full of promise, so forbidden. I wanted him to kiss me so badly my body
trembled with anticipation. I lowered my gaze to his lips and decided in that moment to stop
fighting. It was no use. I couldn’t do it anymore.
As though my focus on his mouth had encouraged him, he leaned forward and pressed his
lips to mine, softly at first, and then with such fervor, such passion. I responded immediately,
kissing him back as though my life depended on it. It was more potent, more perfect, than any
of my dreams. They didn’t even come close. His hands wrapped around the back of my neck,
his fingers in my hair. He slid his arms down my back and wrapped them around my waist. We
kissed until my knees went weak and I could hardly stand.
I pulled away, gasping for breath, but Isaac pushed me against the trunk of a giant oak tree and
leaned in for more. He kissed me hungrily, like a starving man, desperate and wild.
Preston’s voice called through the woods. “Destiny? Isaac? Where are you guys?”
Isaac and I parted, but our eyes stayed glued to each other.
 
 
Displaying Shane Harper Isaac guitar.jpgPreston Nelson
 
Celebrity look alike:
Christian Lopez, musician
(This one's kind of a given since he's on the cover of Synchrony. He's an awesome, genuine guy!)
 
Preston is best friends with Destiny's older brother, and she sees him almost every day. He's an Eagle Scout and started a lawn care company to save up for the two year church mission he plans on taking after high school. He spends a lot of time caring for his five younger siblings since his mom is often sick.
Religion: Mormon
School: A junior at Acorn Creek High School
Age at the start of the series: 16
hobbies/interests: painting, poetry, paintball, camping, hiking, playing Mario Kart
Drives: An old white pickup
 
Destiny is attracted to the way he sacrifices for his family, his strong work ethic, his love for the
woods, his passion for poetry and art, his loyalty, and his caring heart.
 
First Destiny and Preston kiss:
I howled as she shoved snow down the back of my shirt, and we rolled several times down the
slope as I struggled to get free. But her arms were locked around my neck. And then, somehow,
she was pinned under me. Every vein in my body was on fire as I gazed into her crystal clear
blue eyes. She released her arms from her vicelike hold on my neck. Her eyes grew wide and her
lips parted slightly as though she’d just realized how close our faces were.
I had no idea what possessed me to do it, or when all reason had suddenly flown from my mind.
But as I leaned forward and kissed her tenderly, all I could think about was how beautiful and
pure she’d looked lying there in the snow with her hair splayed all around her in wild waves of
perfection.
Honestly, if I’d stopped to think about what I was about to do, I never would have been able to
go through with it. I mean, come on, how many years had I imagined what it would be like to
kiss Destiny Clark? But that had always been pure fantasy. Especially after her nasty breakup. If
I’d taken the time to consider kissing her, I would’ve convinced myself that the last thing she’d
wanted was a kiss.
As my lips met hers, Destiny froze under me, shocked. At first, I thought she was going to push
me off or slap me in the face, but after a moment, her body relaxed beneath me and, miracle of
miracles, she wrapped her arms around my torso and pulled me in even closer. Her cold nose
brushed mine, and her breath was warm on my mouth as she exhaled. Her lips were amazingly
soft as she moved them over mine, and she tasted like…vanilla frosted cupcakes.
I’d never experienced anything so heavenly. It didn’t matter that there was melted snow dripping
down my back or that I couldn’t feel my toes anymore. I finally had her arms around me, and she
had just kissed me back. My legs could be broken at this point, and it wouldn’t matter.
 
 
So what about you? Are you Team Isaac or Team Preston?


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About the Author
Cindy Ray Hale lives in a little slice of wooded heaven near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and children. She spends way too much time following up-and-coming musicians on YouTube and dreams of joining their ranks one day. She’s a bit of a health food nut and can’t live without her daily green smoothies. She tries to stay sane as she juggles writing with four kids, staying active on social media, and keeping up her book blog at http:// cinnamoncindy.blogspot.com/. In addition to writing and self-publishing two Young Adult Contemporary novels, she has also written articles for "New Era" magazine and The American Preppers Network.

For more information on The Destiny Trilogy and Cindy’s upcoming books visit http:// destinybycindyhale.blogspot.com/ or follow @CindyRayHale on Twitter.



***GIVEAWAY***
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1 ebook of 12 Steps by Veronica Bartles, 1 ebook of Not Your Average Fairytale by Chantelle Sedgwick,  swag pack of Destiny bookmark, a Destiny charm bracelet, and a Synchrony keychain + $50 Amazon gift card (INT)
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7 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading and thanks for the opportunity. I have a lot of catching up to do.

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  2. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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  3. A Southern Baptist and a Mormon??? WOW! This book has to be filled with fireworks!

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  4. This sounds like a fantastic series and I can't wait to grab the first book!

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  5. What a fascinating book! Loved the kiss excerpts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  6. This sounds like such a great book and I can't wait to read it. Thank you!

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  7. Interesting charterers

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