Monday, 4 November 2013

*{Blog Tour Stop}* Excerpt + Giveaway : Fighting Fate (Granton University, #1) By Linda Kage

Title: Fighting Fate (Granton University, #1)
Author: Linda Kage
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Release date: July 18, 2013
Age Group: New Adult (more for age than content)
Genre: Contemporary
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

*New Adult Romance*
Forgiving your brother's murderer may be noble, but falling in love with him 
borders on betrayal.

When Paige Zukowski enrolls at Granton University in honor of her dead brother, 
she has no idea fate will land her on the same campus with the very guy who 
killed him. But Logan Xander isn't quite the murderer she's always believed him to be.

A day hasn't passed since the tragedy that Logan doesn't wish he could go back 
and undo everything. It doesn't take Paige long to realize he's suffered as much as 
she has. Forgiving him for ruining her life might not be so impossible after all. But 
when she actually starts to like him and realizes he likes her in return, their true 
anguish begins.

Excerpt :

Agony contorted his features. He looked so upset, she actually wanted to hug him, comfort him.
The very guy who’d taken her brother away, the guy she had forgiven and 
no longer blamed. The guy she should still avoid.

She fisted on hand and pressed it against her aching chest, digging up the last reserve of her anger. “Look, just because I don’t…hate you anymore doesn’t mean…we’re not…we can’t be…”

God, she couldn’t even say it. When she was looking at him like that with him looking back at her the way he was looking at her, she couldn’t reject him.

Couldn’t bear to hurt him.

A weighty breath shuddered from his lungs. He gave a single, humble nod. 

“I know.”

Great. She was going to start crying again. Tears slipped from the corners of her eyes, wetting her cheeks. “Then what do you want from me?”

“What do I want?” When a sad smile flittered across Logan’s lips, Paige shuddered, practically tasting his misery. Closing his eyes, he confessed, 

“Everything I know I shouldn’t, I guess.”

She closed her eyes too. “Logan…”

“I know,” he said again, his voice rustic. “I know. When I look at you, I should feel nothing but guilt and remorse. I should close down and burrow into that wretched place inside myself. But I can’t. I just…I feel so alive. 

You’ve made me smile and laugh and…and want.”

Her eyes flashed open. When his gaze darted down her body, her skin warmed and her pulse throbbed in the most wicked places. She curled her fingers into balls to keep from reaching for him.

“I can’t remember the last time I really wanted a girl. But I want you, Paige. In every way possible. I know it hurts you to hear this, but you’ve healed me 
like nothing else has. You’ve made me feel…forgiven. And hopeful. And complete.”

About The Author :

Linda is a contemporary romance author from the midwestern USA, where she 
lives with her wonderful husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. The eighth 
and final child of dairy farmers, she was forced into having a vivid imagination if 
she ever wanted to do something one of her siblings hadn't already tried. Feel 
free to visit her at her website: