Monday, October 1, 2012

The Color of Grace Blog Tour



Hey Guys...So excited for today, which is the first day of The Color of Grace Book Tour.  Linda Kage is a very talented writer and I am so honored to be a part of the tour introducing her new YA release, The Color of Grace

Not only is Linda hosting a e-book Giveaway of the book here at A Tasty Read, but she is also offering a $30.00 AMAZON Gift card to one lucky commenter for the ENTIRE Blog Tour.  Check here for the other blog stops: http://lindakage.com/

To enter The Color of Grace Giveaway here at A Tasty Read, leave a comment for Linda and a VALID EMAIL address, winner will be announced tomorrow!!

Who is ready to hear more about this great YA release?


Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?

When sixteen-year old Grace Indigo’s mother remarries after thirteen years of being a widow, Grace has to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. There, she finds herself thrust into a whole different life where she’s surrounded by a crowd totally opposite of her old nerd herd.

What’s worse, Ryder Yates, the boy who flirted with her and she turned down when they were attending separate schools, is a part of her new group. But he has a girlfriend, and Grace somehow ends up paired with his best friend. Yet after her relationship with her mother deteriorates and her old friends suddenly become incommunicado, Ryder is the only person she can rely on when her world goes haywire.

EXCERPT

“I’m Ryder.”

Startled because he hadn’t shrugged me off for a loser and left, I jolted and glanced up to take in his purple and white Southeast uniform. He was number forty-two. I had no idea why that detail stuck in my head but it seemed easier to focus on his jersey than to look back into his too-beautiful-for-his-Southeast-jersey green eyes.

He flashed his pearly whites with a knowing grin as if he realized exactly how awestruck I felt. “And you are…?” he prompted.

My mouth opened. Then closed. Then opened again. Not a word came out. My vocal chords had failed me. The most handsome boy I’d ever seen wanted to know my name.

As my brain wrapped around that fact, my thoughts fizzled and spurted out.

Run.

That was the only word to flash in bright neon lights through my head. I needed to get out of there before he realized I was a nobody.

“Not interested,” I blurted, more in a mummy trance than from actually thinking my answer through, because why, oh heavens, why I said not interested I still don’t know.


I have to say, Linda Kage kinda blew me away with this one.  Grace is every girl in your High School who goes home to the unknown, and feels as if she can't tell anyone about her hidden troubles.  Linda writes such a true depiction of the loneliness one would feel if they walked in Grace's shoes, but with the one light at the end of the tunnel, named Ryder Yates.

I love a hero like Ryder, so true to who he is and battling with the feelings he has inside, oh...I loved Ryder Yates and those peridot green eyes.

The Color of Grace touches on some very serious subjects, along with the strains of being a teenager, wanting a boy you can't have, dating a boy you aren't really into, and the loss and gain of old and new friends and the hardships along the way.  This book really took me back to my high school days.

I truly enjoyed The Color of Grace, and I would highly recommend to everyone, but especially a teen in your life who is dealing with these struggles and maybe needs to know that everyone goes through the same issues, even Grace Indigo!!

Thank you to Linda for allowing me to be part of this amazing Blog Tour and don't forget to enter to win an e-book copy of this awesome YA!!

7 comments:

Linda Kage said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for such nice words. I'm so glad you liked it!!

Carol Kilgore said...

What a fantastic review! I'm looking forward to reading this book.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a book I will really enjoy. Thanks for sharing!
~Jaclyn

hallhome at hotmail dot com. :)

Jen Shields said...

Enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for sharing!

jenmshields at gmail dot com

Tore said...

I would love to read this book. Sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

A Tasty Read said...

Congratulations Jaclyn...You were chosen by Random.org as the winner of The Color of Grace Giveaway!! I know you wil love it!!

Ivy Bateman said...

I loved this book. Grace is so real...I think many of us can relate to her and everything she goes through. You couldn't pay me to be a teen again, but I know I will read this book again!