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Friday, November 16, 2012

Summer Break Blues by J.A. Campbell: An Excerpt and Giveaway

I am so excited, I have been waiting for this book for a year now! Heck, it's been more than a year since the first book, "Senior Year Bites", came out. BoUnCe bOuNcE BoUnCe. SBB came out on Tuesday and I am being a responsible adult and finishing other commitments (read review book, finish line edits, etc.) before I start this one. *cries* 

But now, you don't have to wait. Julie has shared an excerpt and is giving away a copy. Yes, your very own copy. So, read on and enjoy! Giveaway details are at the end of the post.


I ran, almost flew over the sand. Alexander’s sheer panic drove me to move faster than I ever had before. I didn’t have much time to take in the scene, but he struggled with someone. Not having a better idea, or time to plan, I tackled them. We all tumbled to the ground, and I managed to keep hold of his attacker long enough to get him away from Alexander. We rolled, and I tried to come up on top, but the stranger was strong and pinned me before we even stopped moving. 

“Aww, and here I’d thought you brought me dinner.” I had a brief impression of black eyes and gleaming fangs before he grabbed my shoulders and lifted me up, then slammed me back into the sand.
Pain lanced through my head. I groaned and tried to fight back, but before I’d even formulated a plan, the assailant’s weight was gone. Alexander cried out again. 

“Damn it, why do I have to keep saving you!” I jumped up and plowed into them again. This time I dug claws into his ribcage and jerked him away. I thought I had a good grip, but he twisted free. The smell of blood was overpowering. Some of it was Alexander’s, but much of it was my opponent’s. He backed up, still smiling at me. He didn’t look at all concerned I’d just buried claws into his ribcage. He wasn’t much taller than me, and his dark hair and almond eyes made me think he was Asian. But the fangs he bared were all Vampire. 

Terror lanced through me, making me weak. I wanted to run. The fear I’d felt when I’d faced the Unseelie last winter was nothing compared to my fear now. Vampires were real monsters, and I was certain I was about to die. 

“Well, you do have a little bite to you.” His smile wasn’t friendly.  He wasn’t much bigger than me, but he was a lot faster, and I lost sight of him until he stood right in front of me.
“But you’re young. And dumb. I told you to be more careful.” 

I tried to block his next move, but he caught my arm and twisted me around, trapping me against his chest. I felt strangely exposed and panic turned my limbs,
and my brain, to jelly. I shrieked and tried to pull away.
The Vampire laughed. 


“Run! Get out of here!” I thought that’s what I said, but in my panicked state I could have been shouting the periodic table. I kicked backward, and my heel connected with the Vampire’s shin. His grip never loosened. 


I wasn’t sure if I actually heard the words or not, but they punched through my panicked fog, and I did the best I could. The Vampire still had hold of me so I twisted my face against his blood-covered chest. 

Light flared and the Vampire screamed. I pulled away from him, small pinpricks of heat searing along my shoulder and back. He was still yelling as I ran away from him. 


Author: J.A. Campbell
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Imprint: Bono
Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy
Format: ebook
Length: 411 KB
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Buying Links:  Bono  Amazon  Barnes & Noble  Smashwords  OmniLit

Julie is giving away one ebook copy of "Summer Break Blues". The giveaway is open internationally. Already bought the book? You can choose another Decadent/Bono book including any of Julie's. Please leave a way to contact you and your format preference (Kobo, Kindle, etc.) The giveaway ends Saturday November 24th at 11:59PM EST.
It's easy to enter, just leave a comment below, with the requested info. Please read my Giveaway Policy. 


  1. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book. I need for kindle.

  2. The more I read the more I want this book Kindle

  3. Tore, Sally, thank you! I hope you get a chance to enjoy.


  4. thanks for the giveaway



  5. Love the excerpt.. I definitely have to check this one out...

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. A stunning cover & I couldn't read the excerpt fast enough. Fabulous!!



  7. Cool cover!Thanks for the giveaway!I prefer Kindle

  8. Thank you all for entering and the kind comments!


  9. I feel a bit cheeky entering more than one of these giveaways in the same day, but I would really love a copy of SBB as I've just bought a copy of SYB.

    My format is epub and I can be reached through Twitter @ArcadeStarlet or Facebook

  10. Chrissey! That's what the are there for! Good luck and thank you for buying SYB! There will be more giveaways too.

  11. Oooh, I love giveaways.
    My email is and I'd like it in Kindle format (if I'm lucky enough to win :D)


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