Welcome to the 6th day of the read-a-thon guys! 😀
Today we have fellow fangirl, Nikki Godwin. She has given us an excerpt from her book, American Girl on Saturn and it’s a personal favorite of mine. And there’s a GIVEAWAY below too~ Make sure to check out Always Lost in Books for an author feature with Kelly Oram.
American Girl on Saturn
The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom – but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys…in their house.
Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren’t happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can’t escape Emery’s fangirlisms for more than three minutes.
But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being “out of this world.” If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn’t want to come back to Earth.
AMERICAN GIRL ON SATURN: BOOK EXCERPT
He reaches toward the tray and grabs the lone Oreo. “Okay, this is my last one for the night,” he says. “Half it with me?”
Seriously? If I wasn’t the envy of every Saturnite in the world just by sitting across the table from him, I’m definitely the envy of them now because the Milo Grayson wants to half his precious Oreo with me. And the thing that sucks the most is that no one knows about it to be jealous of me!
He holds the cookie up and waits for a response.
“Yeah, we can half it,” I say.
I reach across the table for it, but he jerks his arm back. The sleeve of his T-shirt hugs his bicep tightly, and oh how I wish to be that fabric.
“Not so fast,” he says. “Let’s make it interesting.”
Could this be any more interesting? Hello – you’re gorgeous and famous and sharing cookies with me! Any more ‘interest’ and I might burst like a firework.
“If you get the side with the cream, I’ll give you my honest male opinion about your checkout line drama today,” he says. “But if I get the cream side, you have to tell me, honestly, who you think the best looking guy is in Spaceships Around Saturn.”
Oh God. He’s for real. Does he know? He totally knows. He knows I’m lusting for him from behind this glass of milk and tattoo magazine. He knows that his eyes make me melt and that I clearly watch him on Twitter because I know all about amazzzzzing. Now he wants to make me ‘fess up.
“Deal.” I say it before I can chicken out.
I can always lie and say Benji’s name. He’s the fan favorite anyway. Benji Baccarini is Spaceships Around Saturn for so many girls.
He leans forward, positions himself over the table, and holds up that fated Oreo. I push my glass of milk aside because the last thing I want is to knock it over with my quivering nerves. Then I lean toward him, grip the cookie with my fingers, and inhale every scent of his body wash that I can while I twist my half of the Oreo away from his half.
The Super Short Version: Nikki Godwin. YA author. City girl. Mountain Dew addict. Music junkie. Groupie wannabe. Surfer fangirl. LGBT advocate.
The Slightly Longer Version: Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult/LGBT author from the southern USA. She can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, and music by Hawthorne Heights. When not writing, she’s internet-stalking her favorite bands and keeping tabs on surf competitions. She adores Liam Payne of One Direction and pro surfer John John Florence.
Check her out on her: Blog ❘ Twitter ❘ Facebook ❘ Goodreads.
Nikki Godwin is giving away ebooks American Girl on Saturn and Chasing Forever Down + Swag. This giveaway is open to everyone, even non-participants of the read-a-thon!
I know I said I would read either The Kite Runner or Bright Shiny Morning after I’m finished with Beastly. Buuuut, I changed my mind (again). So now I’m reading Digital Fortress by Dan Brown.
From the title alone it sounds Sci-Fi-ish which is not really my cup of tea but hey who knows I might like it! The book is not actually mine, I borrowed it from a close friend of mine, Jennifer.
So far, here are the books I’ve finished:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski
For today’s participation post, we’d like to simply know how you’re doing~ You can tell us anything
What I did:
What I read:
What I liked/loved:
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This Saturday, (December 7) there will be a twitter chat. We’d love to talk to you guys about anything under the sun. Be sure to use #DreamyDecDays and there will lots of awesome prizes too so be there!
Drew Evans from Tangled
Drew from Tangled is one of my favorite book boyfriends of all time. He’s charming, sexy, funny, witty, naughty, passionate and so damn good looking. He’s got the whole package you’re searching for in a guy. Damn, why do perfect guys only exist in books?
Tobias/Four from Divergent Trilogy
Tobias has this ability to be charming and snare your heart without even trying. His bravery and strength are some of the qualities I love about him the most. And his deep and passionate love for Tris is really undeniable. When you’re with him you feel like you’re safe from any harm because he’ll always be there to protect you. I really wish to meet a guy like him.
Again, damn, why do perfect guys only exist in books?
The Weasley Twins from Harry Potter
The Weasley twins are my favorite characters from the Harry Potter series. They’re so mischievous and funny. And they seem like very cool big brothers. I’m the firstborn in the family and sometimes I wonder how it would be like to have cool big brothers like them. A girl can dream, right?
All these hot guys will be the death of me.