Today we have the privilege of being the next stop on the TRACKED blog tour. This book is a lot of fun, and is one of the most anticipated books of the season. Below we have an excerpt, to give you a taste of what's to come, and don't miss the awesome giveaway at the end of the post!
Author: Jenny Martin
Pub. Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Dial Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads
The Fast and the Furious gets a futuristic twist in this action-packed debut!
On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high-stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn't stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When she and her best friend, Bear, attract the attention of Charles Benroyal, they are blackmailed into racing for Benroyal Corp, a company that represents everything Phee detests. Worse, Phee risks losing Bear as she falls for Cash, her charming new teammate. But when she discovers that Benroyal is controlling more than a corporation, Phee realizes she has a much bigger role in Castra’s future than she could ever have imagined. It's up to Phee to take Benroyal down. But even with the help of her team, can a street-rat destroy an empire?
From Chapter 10, pages 87-88
Cash and Gil pull the cover forward. It slips off and pools on the floor like a castoff silken gown. It’s the big reveal, the moment I’ve been waiting for, maybe for longer than I’d ever thought. Can a dream sleep for a lifetime, only to surface and breathe the second it comes true?
My own circuit rig.
It’s beautiful. Almost my snub-nosed Talon, only the body curves more subtly, and every plane is smooth as glass. All the seams and rough edges are gone, made invisible with body filler and gloss. And unlike the rig I sunk by the docks, this one is drenched in crimson, a red richer than garnet, deeper than blood. The paint detail is gorgeous. Sharp black pin-striping on each side. The air dam—the low, ground-skimming dip of the front bumper—is painted gold. The glimmer gradually fades up into the ruby blush on the hood. The crest over the engine is identical to the marks on my shoulder, but I sense the car and I are well-matched in ways beyond this.
This is how they get you. With metal and gears, the Sixers dangle the hook you can’t refuse. They bait the trap with everything you want to taste. And just like that, they have me. I move closer to the driver’s side.
“You like?” Auguste asks me.
I’ve been staring so intently, I’d almost forgotten where I was, and that there was anyone else here. I’ve been alone with the most perfect rig in the world—one that was made for me.
Bear moves behind me and puts his hands on my shoulders. It’s a gentle reminder to speak, but I’m at a loss for words. A feeble “Uh-huh” is all I can manage.
“I think she likes it,” Cash says.
Jenny Martin is an author and librarian. Her first novel, Tracked, will be released on May 5th, 2015 by Dial, an imprint of Penguin Random-House. Jenny is also an experienced speaker, panelist and presenter who’s appeared at many state and regional conferences, events and festivals. She lives in Dallas, with her husband and son, where she hoards books and writes fiction. And yes, she’s still on a quest for the perfect pancake.
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- 5 winners will receive a finished copy of TRACKED and an awesome swag pack! US Only.
- 5 winners will receive a finished copy of TRACKED! US Only.
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