Final Excerpt for Victoria Scott’s SALT & STONE + Giveaway

Posted on February 9, 2015 by Erin | 2 Comments

Salt & Stone HardcoverSalt & Stone by Victoria Scott
Series: Fire & Flood #2
Release Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 320
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Excerpt

I swallow and stare at him in the dark, my entire body itching to feel his touch. When I see the anticipation in his stance, the way he looks at me as if I’ m both infuriating and appealing — it makes me feel powerful. But when he takes a step in my direction, that power plummets to some place untouchable. Now I’ m a seventeen-year-old girl again, standing in the shadows with someone who feels like he’ s lived three lives to my one.

“Come with me,” he orders.

There’ s no room for refusal, and I don’ t want there to be. He takes my hand to help me step over sleeping bodies, both human and Pandora. When I stumble, he leans over and sweeps beneath my knees. I’ m brought into his arms with the same ease I may use to curl a rabbit to my chest. But I’ m not such an innocent, silent creature.

I’ ve got spirit and fire in spades. Though, right now, as he carries me to the single back bedroom, I have neither. I’ m somebody else now. I’ m Tella Holloway, Boston girl turned Montana transplant, sitting on the edge of her bed, awaiting her very first date with the boy who makes her parents uneasy. A boy who doesn’ t speak nearly enough, but when he does, this girl stops and listens. In my mind’ s eye, I’ m wearing the silver-sequined dress that’ s hibernated in my closet far too long. I feel beautiful and confident, and who cares if he said we’ re going to the lake at night? I want to glimpse the look on his face when he sees me. I envision how his entire face will light up as if it’ s lit from within. How his full lips will part slightly and his cold blue eyes will soften.

Guy sets me on my feet, and I gaze up at him.

Oh yes. Right there. That’ s the look I imagined.

 

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About Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of nine novels including FIRE & FLOOD, THE COLLECTOR, and the upcoming WE TOLD SIX LIES (January 2019). Victoria’s books have been YALSA-nominated, have appeared on the prestigious Spirit of Texas Reading Program, and have been included on Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year list. She’s been featured in USA Today, Girls’ Life Magazine, and Glitter Magazine, and her stories have been translated and sold in fourteen countries across the world.

Victoria is also the owner and founder of Scribbler, the only subscription box for writers, which has been featured as a best box for creatives by BuzzFeed. Victoria holds a master’s degree in business management, and plans to expand Scribbler into an all-inclusive resource for novelists.

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