Monday 2 April 2012

Excerpt & Giveaways - Marked by Jennifer Snyder


Today I am participating in the book tour (via Enchanted Book Promotions) for Marked by Jennifer Snyder.

Read on below for an excerpt from the book and enter the giveaways to win a paperback (US only) or e-book (International) copy.

A mysterious stranger she can’t stay away from. A birthmark with a hidden meaning and one bite that changes seventeen-year-old Tessa Morganton’s destiny forever…

Life for Tessa had been steady and calm—with the exception of her overly jealous boyfriend—until the moment Jace Fowler walked into her life.

Jace—incredibly charming with boy band good looks—is someone whom Tessa can’t seem to stay away from… no matter how much she knows she should. After surviving a strange animal attack, Tessa learns just how mysterious and secretive Jace really is and that his secrets not only involve himself…but her as well, making Tessa question everything she’s ever believed regarding her life and those around her.


Wind is a force of nature I’ve always found to be magical, something you can physically feel but never actually see. It can be tame… barely light enough to ruffle your hair. Or it can be powerful… strong enough to rip a tree straight out of the ground. Either way, it is unpredictable and entirely uncontrollable.

The same can be said about love.
Chapter One
I noticed him the first moment he stepped into the diner, along with every other female both young and old. There was something about him that made it hard to look away. Maybe it was the smooth confidence in his stride, or his boy band good looks. Whatever the reason, I found it nearly impossible to not stare, even in the presence of my boyfriend.

His eyes shifted to mine and lingered long enough to make my heart flutter. There was something in their glint that struck me as lonely, but it was overshadowed by something else swirling beneath the surface of the rich honey color, something intriguing I couldn’t name.

“Is it love at first sight, Tessa? Because it sure looks like it to me and I’m not the only one noticing. Sam seems like he could crumble the table with his bare hands right now,” Rachel said, refilling a sweet tea pitcher.

I glanced over my shoulder at Sam. Rachel was right; he didn’t seem happy. I’d better get a grip on myself or else we were bound to have another argument.

“Hardly,” I muttered, grabbing out a menu and tucking it under my arm before picking up Sam and Kyle’s tray of food.

“He is eye candy, though, don’t deny it,” she said with a shit-eating grin.

I rolled my eyes. “I’m not, but I’m not about to go there either.”

“Oh, I would.” She glanced over at Kyle. “Well, maybe just a little, not full force or anything.”

“Yeah, well not everyone can be as bold as you.”

“And what’s that supposed to mean?” she demanded.

“Nothing.” I winked and headed toward Sam’s table.

During the length of space from behind the counter to Sam and Kyle’s table, I allowed myself one glance in Mr. Dreamy’s direction and that was all it took to make my heart start racing again. Golden blond hair, tanned skin, a muscular build—he was the total package.


We have two Marked giveaways for you today. Please see the notes and Rafflecopters below.

Giveaway 1
Win 1 x paperback copy of Marked and $10 Amazon Gift Card
Open to US only

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway 2

Win 1 x e-book copy of Marked
Open to International Entries

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. This book looks very interesting. For more than one reason. Thanks for having a giveaway.

  2. I'm hooked I would love to read this book. Thanks for the great excerpt. I added this book to my book wish list.


  3. I loved the sample! I would really like to win "Marked". It sounds like a really good read!

  4. This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I can't wait to read this book!!!

  7. just put this on my TBR wishlist -- Thanks for the giveaway

  8. Can't wait to read this book, thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I have been seeing this book around lately and have been dying to read it!

  10. Thanks for doing this giveaway! I hadn't heard about Marked until now.

  11. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  12. thanks for the chance to win!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the excerpt & I'm already intrigued! I especially like the prologue; Jennifer Snyder seems like a really interesting, lyrical writer.

  14. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    I hope i win !

  15. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Thank you for having me on your blog, Nicki!

  17. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!