Monday, April 5, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: He'll Be Waiting by Liz Alterman

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for He'll Be Waiting by Liz Alterman. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: He'll Be Waiting
Author: Liz Alterman
Publisher: Willow River Press
Publication Date: April 6th 2021
Print Length: 265 pages
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
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What would you do to remember? What would you give to forget?

When Tess Porter agrees to pick up her boyfriend’s college pal at the airport on a snowy December night, she has no idea she’s about to embark on the most dangerous ride of her life.

Two days later, the 17-year-old wakes up in a hospital with broken bones, unable to remember how she got there. Her parents are acting strange, and neither James, her boyfriend, nor her best friend, Izzy, has visited.

As she struggles to physically recover, Tess wrestles with haunting questions: What happened? Will her memory ever return? And what if she’s better off not recalling any of it?

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EXCERPT:
A blast of heat smacks my face as I walk through the automatic doors. I look at the monitors. If someone gave me a dime for every time the word “canceled” appears beside a flight, I could buy a private jet.

Stranded holiday travelers sleep on the floor using their suitcases for pillows. Families eat dinner slumped against garbage cans. The stale air smells like French fries and feet. It’s chaos, and though I don’t want to drive again anytime soon, I’m jumpy to get out of here as fast as possible.

Circling the baggage carousels like a shark, I’m bursting with adrenaline after that hell ride. My shirt, damp with sweat, sticks to my skin. I feel chilled beneath Mom’s coat. I’m wondering how I’ll ever find Nick Lawrence in this sea of people when a guy walks up to me. At first, I think he’s going to ask me for money or a ride, but then I take a closer look. Dark hair, dark eyes, empty-looking duffel bag slung over his shoulder. He’s wearing a lightweight hoodie over a t-shirt. The neck is stretched out and wavy. He looks sloppy, not like a guy who attends a top university, but maybe he’s shot from finals too. His eyes, vaguely familiar, meet mine. He holds out a thick, clammy hand. When our palms touch, an electric shock passes between us. He holds my hand a beat too long and smiles, a weird, goofy grin. I have the sudden urge to pull away, turn around, leave him standing there. He doesn’t look like the kind of guy James would befriend, but James always reminds me: Don’t judge a book by its cover.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Liz Alterman lives in New Jersey with her husband and three sons. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Parents, McSweeney's, and other publications. She spends most days microwaving the same cup of coffee and looking up synonyms.

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GIVEAWAY:
Liz Alterman will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

81 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book. Congratulations on it's release.

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  2. I spend a lot of my day microwaving the same cup of coffee too :)

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  3. Good luck on the book, sounds great

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  4. Thanks so much for your kind words! Best, Liz

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  5. David HollingsworthApril 5, 2021 at 10:01 AM

    This sounds really suspenseful and the cover is really creepy.

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    1. Thanks, David! Yes, I’m pretty sure the cover scared my mom!

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  6. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Hi Deborah, thanks for asking! I took just about one year to write and then a few more months to revise and edit. This is my first YA so I wanted to get the voice just right-hope I succeeded. Thanks again!

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  7. I like the genre best - Young Adult Thriller.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  8. The title sounds a little chilling. Okay, very chilling.

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    1. Hi Kim, yes, it’s one for thriller fans! If that’s your genre, I hope you like it!

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  9. I like thinking about What would you do to remember? What would you give to forget?

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  10. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan! If you pick it up, I hope you enjoy it!

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  11. This sounds like a very good book.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! I appreciate your kind words!

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  12. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  13. Thanks, Ann! That’s great feedback! I appreciate it! Happy reading!

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  14. It's nice to learn about your book.

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  15. Thanks, everyone! Your enthusiasm means so much to me ahead of tomorrow’s release!

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  16. An intriguing cover, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like a thrilling read for my teen-aged grandchildren and I. Thank you for sharing the book and author details

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  17. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I liked hearing about the book. Sounds suspenseful.

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  19. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  20. Shared on Pinterest today.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1040050107665468261

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  21. Looks like a good thriller for my grandson.. Thank you....

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    1. Thanks, Michele! I hope he enjoys it and thank you for your support!

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  22. Tweeted this https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/1379469617119293447

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  23. I liked the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  25. This sounds like a great read.

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie P! If you pick it up, I hope you enjoy it!

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  26. The simplicity of the cover is striking. It sets the tone for the book.

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  27. Thanks, Jeanna! I wish I could take credit, but it was all my publisher’s designer!

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  28. Thank you for sharing this review - I enjoyed it.

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  29. I like to spend time looking up synonyms.

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  30. Shared this on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/barbara.montag.7/posts/10225891261324449

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara! I’m so grateful!

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  31. Ohhh love a good thriller book to read!! :)

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    1. Hi Doreen! Me too! If you have a chance to pick it up, I hope you enjoy it!

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  32. liked the excerpt

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    1. Thanks so much, Daniel! I appreciate you taking the time to read it!

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  33. Congrats on your writing success!

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  34. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Thanks so much, everyone! You made this week so special!

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  36. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  37. I like the book following her on the journey to find out what happened to her sounds exciting.

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