Friday, January 9, 2015

Book Blitz: Withering Hope by Layla Hagen- Excerpt & Giveaway

Welcome to the Book Blitz for Withering Hope by Layla Hagen thanks to Xpresso Book Tours! With Withering Hope set for release on January 19th, you'll find an excerpt from this stand alone novel below as well as a tour wide giveaway. I also have an ecopy to give away!

Aimee’s wedding is supposed to turn out perfect. Her dress, her fiancé and the location—the idyllic holiday ranch in Brazil—are perfect.

But all Aimee’s plans come crashing down when the private jet that’s taking her from the U.S. to the ranch—where her fiancé awaits her—defects mid-flight and the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts. As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest.

Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.

Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden.

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From Withering Hope.......

(Tristan’s POV)

No rescue helicopter arrives. Not the following morning, or any morning after it. I expect Aimee to break down, but she doesn’t. It shouldn’t surprise me, though. I’ve suspected she is strong since I first met her.

Chris Moore hired me as his pilot two and a half years ago, giving me the chance for a fresh start I so desperately needed. I was grateful to him, and even liked him. Despite his wealth and success, he was grounded and unpretentious. When I first met Aimee, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she was just as unassuming.

And so much more.

She went out of her way to be friendly, making it easy to adjust to my side job as her driver when Chris didn’t need me as a pilot. I suppose I came off as cold to her, because I only acknowledged her effort with a curt thank you. But I wasn’t used to anyone being friendly to me. Over the past years people had either shown me pity or feared me. Not Aimee. Of course, she didn’t know anything about my pastChris kept his word and never told her.

When first I drove Aimee to Chris’s parents’ mansion, I realized Aimee hadn’t given me any special treatment. She was genuinely friendly to everyone on the staff. They all liked to be around her.

So did I.

I liked it a little too much.

She had a way of growing on people without even trying. She was warm and eager to get to really know people. A bit too eager… and the secrets I carried were best left buried. So I was content with being around her, or observing her from a distance.

From where it was safe.

Here, where our lifeline depends on working and sticking together, where I’m prepared to do just about anything to keep her safe, it will be hard to keep that distance, but I will do my best.

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In Her Own Words: My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author. I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough.

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ENTER TO WIN AN ECOPY: Thanks to author Layla Hagen and Xpresso Book Tours I have an ecopy of Withering Hope to give away to ONE (1) lucky follower. To enter simply comment with what format you'd like, making sure you leave an email address to contact you. Giveaway will run from today and end on January 23rd with the winner contacted via email and announced on this post afterward.

TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY: a Rafflecopter giveaway Withering Hope looks fantastic and I'm really hopeful I'll have the chance to read it in the future :) Be sure to enter my giveaway to win a copy, otherwise don't miss out on pre-ordering your copy today!

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  1. Hiii! thank you for the giveaway :) This sounds like a very interesting read.
    I'd prefer epub format...
    Have a nice day ♥

  2. I would love a Kindle copy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com


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