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Happy Birthday, Ryan! (And a giveaway!)

As promised, I'm bringing you a giveaway to celebrate Ryan's birthday. Ryan is the leading lady from You Before Me in case you don't know. Also as promised, this giveaway is open internationally. So my international readers that have been waiting for the chance, this is the time!

Up for grabs: 2 YBM swag packs, and a bunch of my ebooks.

This is the second-to-last chance to win a YBM swag pack, so you better enter! I'm saving the very last one for something big. ;)

The swag pack is shown on the left, which includes: a signed paperback, a signed bookmark, a lip balm, a YBM magnet, a YBM Get Out of Jail Free card (which relates directly to a scene in the book), a bath bomb, and a YBM t-shirt!

Good luck! Be sure to keep scrolling because there's an excerpt as well!


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Here's an excerpt from You Before Me in Gabe's POV on Ryan's birthday! Gabe is on the job with his partner, Fredrick, when they see Ryan and her best friend, Vivian, drunk and walking down the sidewalk.

Woah, hey, Ryan.” She clumsily wraps her arms around me.
Best present ever!” she yells into my ear. Ryan sloppily kisses my neck. “You coming home with us?”
Is that where you're going?”
Yep! Well, we can't find my car, and we know we don't need to drive, so we were going to sleep there. See? Drunk but smart, Gabe!”
Fredrick and I will take you home. Come on. Fredrick, help her please,” I say, referring to Vivian.
Should we be doing this?” he asks skeptically.
Help her,” I snap. He isn't about to question me right now. Ryan's hands start to wander down my chest as she mumbles something about missing me. “Ryan,” I tell her softly, grabbing her hands. “We need to walk.”
Always a downer. Damn goody-good. Let's walk then!”
Once I wrap an arm tightly around her waist, it's like Ryan gives up. She leans into me completely and lets me lead her to the car. We get them both into the back seat, Ryan mumbling to Viv about her birthday. Surely, it's not her birthday. For one, she is drunk on Halloween, so maybe she's just wanting it to be her birthday. Wouldn't she have told me that today is her birthday? I could have tried harder to get off work to do something with her or bought her something had I known before right this second.
As we head to her apartment, the mumbles cease. I glance in my rearview mirror to see that they are leaning on each other, asleep. Great. It's going to be fun getting them up those stairs and into the apartment.
I'm, uh, sorry about what I said,” Fredrick tells me.
Don't worry about it. Just help me get them up to her apartment when we get there, and I'll forget you ever said it.”
When we get to the complex, I wonder what Ryan was talking about. Her car is here, so they didn't drive downtown. She wouldn't have ever found her car because it wasn't there. What trouble would they have gotten into if we hadn't have seen her?
Fredrick helps me wake them up enough to get them out of the car. He walks behind me with Viv as we go up to her place.
So sweet,” Ryan whispers.
You owe me,” I tell her, although she probably won't remember tomorrow. “Is today really your birthday?” I can't help but ask.
Yes. That's what I said, Gabe.” She laughs softly. “Funny, right? I was born on Halloween and I'm my parents' worst nightmare. How fitting.” Ryan starts giggling like it's actually funny.
It kills me when she says things like that, but I know what she means. I've seen it firsthand. I want to ask her why she didn't tell me about her birthday. Instead, I ask where her key is as we reach her door. She reaches into her bra and I remember how she did that when that prick had her up against her door that one night.
Safest place,” she says, handing it to me.
I hold her against me and unlock the door. “Fredrick, we're just going to lay them in her bed and then we're leaving.”
Okay.”
You know,” Ryan starts. “I could have fucked four different guys tonight. Four.”
I clench my jaw as we get the girls into bed. “Oh yeah?”
Yep. But I didn't,” she sings, shaking a finger at me. “I'm supposed to be behaving, and I would have felt bad. Because of you, Gabe. Are you mad?”
We pull the covers over them. They look ridiculous in their costumes while they lay in bed. Viv has already passed out. Fredrick leaves wordlessly.
No, I'm not mad,” I answer.
I didn't tell you about my birthday. Are you mad about that?” Ryan squints her eyes, pulling her brows together as she frowns, looking worried over the possibility that I might be upset with her.
I lean down and kiss her forehead. “No, not mad. I'll see you tomorrow, okay?”
She nods, already drifting to sleep.

What's in the Swag Pack?

Yesterday, I posted on Facebook that I might share what will be in the Bracing the Blue Line swag pack. And I nearly forgot to post it today!

So, why am I sharing what's in the swag pack? Because I'm evil and I want you to see it now, even though you won't get a chance to win one until release day. Plus, I'm way too excited to keep this to myself.

So, here it is!

There's a BtBL t-shirt. That's the front and the back has the cover and my blog link.

We have the paperback and bookmark, of course.

The remaining three items tie in to each character.

That black, round thing? It's a hockey puck-shaped stress ball and that's for Neil. It says, "Pace the room with Neil Lawson" because he's a pacer when he's stressed. And Neil has a lot to be stressed about! If you aren't sure why, let me refer to this line in the blurb: "Captain Neil Lawson wants to run for the hills when a one night stand shows up on his doorstep, pregnant with his baby. "

Below that is a library card and card pocket. That's for Grant for two reasons. 1. He loves to read. 2. He's in the library quite often, which is one place where Lucy keeps finding him.

To the left is a retro popcorn box and a bag of popcorn tied together with a movie night ribbon. That's for Winston. All I can really say is that he and Maddie start watching movies together when she's missing home.

So, there you have it! As I said, the first chance to win one of these is via the Release Day Email through my monthly newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so here. Be sure to say YES to wanting to receive the email on release days and you'll automatically be entered to win a swag pack!

Bracing the Blue Line is available for preorder on AmazonKoboB&N, or iBooks for the special price of $2.99! Be sure to add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads as well!

You Before Me Swag Pack Giveaway

Today is my first day of school. Why not have a giveaway to celebrate my first day of my last semester of my two-year degree? It only makes sense! This is open only to US residents who are 13 years of age or older. As I said before, my international readers will get a chance to win a You Before Me swag pack, just not with this particular giveaway. They are coming, though! I promise.

Be sure to read the terms and conditions below before entering. Good luck!

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Terms and Conditions: Participants confirm they are 13 years of age or older by entering this giveaway. This giveaway is only open to participants with a US mailing address. There will be one winner and the winner will receive a You Before Me swag pack, which includes the following items: a signed paperback, a signed book mark, a bath bomb, and YBM Get Out of Jail Free card, a lip balm, a magnet, and a t-shirt (size Large). Winner will be contacted soon after the giveaway ends by Lindsay Paige and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in his/her place. Lindsay Paige has the right to end this giveaway at any time without any notice, is not responsible for items lost in mail transit, and has complete discretion to operate this giveaway as she deems fit.

Coming to TNVAE? Read this!

If you are attending the Tennessee Valley Author Event this Saturday in Knoxville, then I have a special surprise for you!

The first person to walk up to me and say the code word will be given a You Before Me swag pack. In case you don't remember, that includes all of these awesome You Before Me items: a signed paperback, a signed bookmark, a lip balm, a magnet, a Get Out of Jail Free card, a bath bomb, and a t-shirt!

All of it will be in a cute, little, convenient bag for the person who says the following code word to me first:

Code Word:
Bubbles

Not only because "bubbles" is an awesome word, but I think it's fitting considering all the bubble baths in this book. So there you have it! First person to come up to me at the event and say, "bubbles," will go home with a You Before Me swag pack! Write it down, pin it to your shirt, set up an event in your calendar with an email reminder, tattoo it on your hand, whatever you have to do to remember the code word! ;) 

Or you could like me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter because I'll post a reminder there before the event as well. Good luck. :)

YOU BEFORE ME Swag Pack Giveaway!

I created a swag pack for You Before Me, but I only have a limited number. I gave one away to one of my newsletter subscribers who receive my release day emails and now, it's time to give away another one!

So what's included in this swag pack? Well, I'm glad you asked!


 
It includes a: Signed paperback, signed bookmark, lip balm, YBM magnet, a YBM Get Out of Jail Free card (which relates directly to a scene in the book), a bath bomb, and a YBM t-shirt (size large)!

I want to take a moment to say a special thanks to the Etsy shops where I ordered the lip balms and bath bombs from. The products look great! So thank you to Lakeside Lip Balms and Kiss A Prince Handcrafted Soap and Bath Products. Go check them out sometime. 

This giveaway is open only to residents of the US. (I will have an international one at some point, so don't worry!) Please read the full terms and conditions below before entering for any other stipulations. If you have any questions, please send me an email.


Terms and conditions:
Participants confirm they are 13 years of age or older by entering this giveaway. This giveaway is open to United States residents only. There will be one winner and the winner will receive the You Before Me swag pack as listed above. Winner will be contacted soon after the giveaway ends by Lindsay Paige and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in his/her place. Lindsay Paige has the right to end this giveaway at any time without any notice and has complete discretion to operate this giveaway as she deems fit.