Friday, December 12, 2014

Relish Scavenger Hunt

Today I am excited to be part of the scavenger hunt for Relish. 
In anticipation of the release of Relish. The author is sharing the first chapter over several blogs. Each one will have a page. 
Check out the synopsis sounds amazing to me. I know I can't wait to get a copy in my hands. How about you?

Relish by Kate Evangelista
Add it to your goodreads to read list 

 I left Lunar Manor broken, seeking comfort in the hands of Laurel “the Dragon” Hardy, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Gossip. Okay, I may have used him to ease the pain He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named caused by his confession of loving someone else. On New Year’s Eve! Granted, he was drunk off his ass, but still! I stay with Larry mainly because the dreams are getting worse. Worse enough to wake me in the middle of the night needing the touch of another to save me from losing my mind.

Unfortunately, the handsome bassist of the uber successful indie rock band, Vicious, is never far from my mind. I thought I was rid of him once and for all only to have him show up at my hotel in London. Luka Visraya’s power over me is intense. No matter how far I run, I always end up circling back to him.

If you think my story is just some romance about two lovers getting back together, think again. Little did I know that returning to Luka meant I’d be plunging myself into a world more familiar than I ever thought possible. Trust me when I say I didn’t believe it either when the truth finally came out.

~Page 3~
I stared up at the ceiling for the longest time, pondering the question that seemed to have no answer. I adopted the practice since leaving Lunar Manor. The simple act of counting the cracks on the plaster centered me. Soon the aftereffects of the dream receded. The chanting no longer drowned out other more normal sounds around me, like the soft snores of the man beside me. I shifted my gaze to the window by my side of the bed. The heavy snowfall dulled the city lights. The weatherman expected fifteen inches to cover Crescent City this mid-February morning—one for the record books. But the weather outside couldn’t match the flash freeze inside my body. I barely felt my lungs inflate as I inhaled the chilly air in my tiny apartment. The steady hum of the radiator couldn’t compete with winter’s ferocity. Maybe I should add another heater, but then, what good would it do when I practically counted down the days until graduation?

Setting aside crazy dreams and thoughts of another heater, I focused on the most important thing: My final project. The looming deadline for the Spring Showcase forced me out of my warm bed. The springs creaked as I pushed up. The guy beside me grunted. I paused. He shifted onto his stomach. When his breathing returned to soft snores, I pushed aside the heavy comforter and shrugged into a wool robe. Not the sexiest of looks, but considering my state of nakedness underneath, it would have to do.

Shoving my quickly freezing feet into sheepskin booties, I heaved off the bed and stretched my arms above my head. The vertebrae along my spine popped back into place and I sighed. I rolled my head from side to side, unlocking all the kinks. A dull ache pulsed along my inner thigh. I must have pulled something last night. I rubbed at the tight muscle before shuffling out of my room into the living room for my morning ritual.
~Next Page~
Next page (here)

When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University - Manila with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full-time and is based in the Philippines.


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