Monday, January 28, 2013

Virtual Book Tour Cafe' - Book Bash & #Giveaway - The Life and Times of the Heir and the Keeper by Etta King

3 Day Book Bash
The Life and Times of the Heir and the Keeper
by Etta King

About The Author:

Etta King is the author of the Caspian University novels, a series chronicling the life and times of a group of wealthy teens who inevitably discover the various flavors of college drama. Etta writes from her personal experiences as a college co-ed and as the product of an all-girls prep school. Here she witnessed the very eccentricities and foibles which she depicts in her novels.

In a home filled with books, it was no surprise that Etta grew to be an avid reader, and that translated into writing when she was thirteen. She wrote simply for the fun of it, whatever would come to mind, from fantasy to thriller to romance, and shared her stories with her friends.

In 2010, at twenty-one and just as she was about to graduate from college, Etta began writing "The Life and Times of Elizabeth and the Duchess." This was a story which had first taken shape in 2008, after her freshman year, but had been put on hold. With graduation looming, Etta recalled the characters, and the events which had inspired them, and took pen to paper. Literally, as Etta enjoys writing out her stories before typing them out. Soon the first book had been completed and the series was born.

"The Life and Times of the Heir and the Keeper," comes as the sequel to "Elizabeth and the Duchess," and serves as the second semester of these teens' college saga. Etta is currently working on the third book, in what will be an eight-part series.

Etta King lives with her family in Westchester, New York.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: 11/28/12

They say college is a lot of things; a haven, a four-year party, the place you met the girl – or guy – of your dreams. What they don’t tell you is, the best part of college is the drama YOU bring to the table! After all, that dirty little secret, that not-so-little white lie, and those texts you wish you could erase from cyberspace can’t stay hidden forever. At CU, someone’s always watching, and you better hope there isn’t a camera phone on hand when you get caught.
It’s the Spring Semester, but it’s not all fun in the budding sun for Jon and Franz. Follow them as they delve through the politics of secret societies, the inevitable drama of the F-word (that’s FAMILY, for the uninitiated), creepy Resident Advisors, creepier residents and girls who don’t always say what they mean. Who wouldn’t need two months to recuperate?

Cheers! And GL!


I woke up to the sound of my phone vibrating on the floor. I scooted out of bed, trying not to wake Elizabeth as I went to pick it up. I missed it and I saw four missed calls. All from Chadwick. Crap, it was six thirty-seven. I called him back and made my way to my bathroom, while it rang.
Hey,” I said when he picked up. “Sorry, about that; you were on the phone when we went upstairs.”
Yeah, that’s okay, I’m home. Look, Jon, I’m going to say this just this once and then I won’t say it again.” I got an ominous feeling and leaned against the sink, ignoring the cold marble.
Judith,” he began and I bit down on my groan. If ever I was tired of hearing one person’s name in a day.
I don’t care what it is you did, I really don’t.”
I didn’t do anything.”
Whatever. Just don’t do anything else.”
What?” I couldn’t help the irritation creeping into my voice.
Nothing else, okay? Just don’t lead her on, don’t mess with her.”
What the hell do you think I did?”
Honestly? I think you hooked up with her and never called her back. Or maybe you did and she didn’t understand how you worked.” How I worked??
Jesus, Chad, seriously?”
Look, I’m not judging you.”
Are you drunk?”
I’m not judging you, I just want you to leave her alone, okay?”
I was silent; what the absolute fuck had Judith said to Chad? What was her problem anyway? Three weeks was all it had been, for God’s sake.
I didn’t do anything to her, Chad.”
So why is she calling me and crying?”
I massaged my temple and shook my head.
Because she’s Judith, Chad. Because I haven’t told her about Elizabeth and I, and I don’t feel like calling her and skipping that conversation, so I’d rather just not. Because yes, she called me, called my house, sent me messages, but all I want is for her to calm down and stop acting like I’m Judas. Because yeah, we’re friends and she feels that means she has exclusive rights to my number. Because…” My God, I could go on and on.
Not because you hooked up with her?”
She told you that?”
You’re not saying you didn’t.”
This is not about hooking up. I don’t understand why she’s so anxious to talk to me, but that’s pretty much it. I’m just not ready.”
You’re an ass, Jon. You’re my friend, but you’re an ass.”

Giveaway: $30 Amazon Gift Card & 1 Signed Paperback


Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful excerpt!

Duchess said...

You're welcome! Thanks for following this tour! :)

Unknown said...

Good choice in excerpts - they help me decide on a book.

engelsigh said...

The excerpt sounds really interesting. I am intrigued now.

Unknown said...

the books sounds great! good luck to everyone that entered the giveaway!