Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book Blitz: Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic-Excerpt & Giveaway

  Welcome to the Book Blitz for Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic! As someone who grew up loving the story of Thumbelina, this story looks sooo cute and I'm happy to be showcasing a fantastic excerpt and the tour wide giveaway!

In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina - the first six-inch-tall winged girl - as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six 'Toms' were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human evolution. In other words, they need to prove that reproduction is possible.

Um. No thanks. Lina's already fallen in love with a boy she met online named Jack. Only he has no idea that thumbelina1847 could literally fit inside his heart.

When her creators threaten to hurt Jack unless she chooses a husband from among the ‘Toms’, Lina agrees to star in a reality TV series. Once the episodes begin to air, the secret of her size is out. Cut off from any contact with the outside world, Lina assumes Jack is no longer interested. After all, what guy would want to date a girl he can’t even kiss?

Slowly, very slowly, she befriends the six young men who see her as their only ticket to happiness. Perhaps she can make just one guy’s dream of love and companionship come true. But her creators have a few more twists in store for her that she never thought possible.

She’s not the only one playing to the cameras.


He breached the space between us far too quickly for comfort. I needed time to figure out what do with him, how to meet those eyes without blushing. But there he was, standing in my space, looking at me. Looking at me.

A grin spread across his face, easy as breathing. I didn’t want to look too eager. Then again, I didn’t want to turn him off either. I certainly didn’t want him to go away.

“Hi,” he said. White teeth, crinkling eyes. “You must be Thumbelina.”

The words wrapped around my throat, choking me. How did he know? “What?”

“Thumbelina1847? I really thought I’d guessed it right.”

“Oh. Oh.” I held the relief from my face as much as possible. “How did you figure it out?”

“Well, let’s see here. You don’t look like an ‘aragornnn20’ or a ‘woodchuckman’ or a ‘nosteroids.’ Shall I continue?”

“So which one are you?”

“I’m Jack.”


“That’s me.”

“Kinda creepy name.”

“Yeah. I didn’t realize it until it was too late to change it. I should have made it ‘beanstalk’ instead. Do you mind if I park my chair here?”

“I guess. Since you left your stalk at home.” Oh, me of little wit.

Be sure to grab your copy of Sugar Plum-the Damselfly prequel currently FREE on Smashwords!

In Her Own Words: I'm a visual effects artist for film and television by day, and at night I don my author cape and pen stories for the YA crowd. I love a good fairy tale, especially if there's a creepy twist, so that's what I write.

I met my husband in the World of Warcraft and we live in Los Angeles with our cat. We spend our time playing video games, reading, hiking, sweeping up cat hair, and cursing the terrible traffic.

I have a bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy from Hillsdale College, and some of my past jobs have included: swimming lessons teacher, lifeguard, furniture salesperson, barista, and loan officer. I was especially terrible at the loan officer bit and that's what prompted me to make a major change and go off to Canada to get a diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects. After that, I moved to Los Angeles by myself and roomed with two crazy sisters I found on Craigslist. But that's another tale.

Visit Jennie:

1-$50 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
1-Damselfly Necklace (US only)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I love this entire concept. The idea of writing about Thumbelina is so interesting. I want to learn all about Jack, how they met, etc. I've had this book on my TBR list for awhile now and I plan to devour it when it's in my greedy little hands. Thanks for a great giveaway. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Yay free prequel and a chance at at a pretty necklace! Thanks! :)

  3. I enjoyed Damselfly, it is a really interesting concept


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