By: Melanie | August 27, 2013 | (12) Comments

Blog Tour: The Forgotten Ones

Blog Tour: The Forgotten OnesThe Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard
Series: The Danaan Trilogy, #1
Publisher: Indie
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA
Pages: 197
Source: For tour
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Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother.

She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.

Excerpt:

“What time do you get off work?” he asked.

I turned and narrowed my eyes at him. “I close at six. Then I have to balance the register, so around six thirty.”

Ethan looked down at his hands for a second, then glanced up at me through his thick lashes. “You want to get something to eat when you’re done?”

I licked my lips, his dark brown eyes pulling me in. I tore my gaze away and tried to focus on the computer screen. He didn’t say anything for a few moments, and I fidgeted, knowing he was watching me. When I turned toward him, his expression was so intense that my stomach somersaulted.

“Just one time,” he said quietly.

“What?”

“Say yes, just one time.” Ethan slowly moved behind the counter, his eyes never leaving mine.

“If you don’t have a good time, fine. But, I’ve been trying to get you to give me a chance for years. Don’t act like you didn’t know.”

I shook my head slightly as he approached, wanting him closer but afraid of what it would mean.

He stopped, his brow creasing. “I won’t hurt you,” he whispered.

His expression was so earnest my mind went blank for a moment.

“Ethan,” I began, my thoughts scrambled. “You know I’d like to—”

“So say yes.”

I looked up at the ceiling. I was tired of always pushing him away. If I went out with him once, maybe then I could convince him too that this was a bad idea. I covered my face with my hands.  “All right,” I mumbled through my fingers.

“What was that?” I felt the warmth of Ethan’s hands as he pulled my own away from my face.

“I said all right,” I repeated, my insides fluttering.

He gathered my hands and pulled them close to his chest. His scent, clean and fresh like sun-warmed denim, made my knees go weak.

With his head tilted back, he exclaimed in a mock reverent tone, “Yes! Thank you! Six-thirty on the dot. Be ready. I’m picking you up!”

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Melanie

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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12 Responses to Blog Tour: The Forgotten Ones

  1. Celine says:

    Nice excerpt! Have you read this one?

    Also, yay for the giveaway 🙂
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  2. Jasprit says:

    Oh this is such a great excerpt Melanie! When I read the blurb I really didn’t think that this book would be for me, but I’m a sucker for a sweet romance and so as you can tell really enjoyed this scene between Allison and Ethan. Thanks for sharing this with us! 🙂
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  3. Aww that’s a cute excerpt! Now I want to find out how their date goes. I’ve seen this book around a few times, though I’ve never really paid it much attention before. I reckon it could be something I might enjoy though, so thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  4. This one is actually up next on my reading radar, and I love that excerpt, so it gives me hope! Thanks for sharing, Melanie! 🙂

  5. I’ve been seeing this book around a lot lately and I love how the excerpt catches their like for each other so well, I’ll definitely have to pay closer attention to this book from now on 🙂

    Fantastic post, Melanie! <33
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  6. Giselle says:

    Thanks for being on the tour, love muffin!
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  7. Laura Howard says:

    Thanks for sharing Melanie!

  8. I think I have this on my Kindle and I’m going to be reading it as soon as possible now that I’ve read the excerpt. It sounds sooo good! Thanks for sharing, Melanie! <3
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  9. I hadn’t heard of this one, but it sounds quite interesting! I like that she’s in grad school as I’m about to start!
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  10. Candace says:

    I’ve really been wanting to read this one!
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  11. Ah, there’s nothing like the thrill when someone asks you out for the first time. 😉 Thanks for posting the excerpt!
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  12. Filia Oktarina says:

    This book have beautiful cover, and from the excerpt, look great read. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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