Monday, October 10, 2016

Blog Tour Excerpt: After Loving you by Ashelyn Drake


Today we have the blog tour for Ashelyn Drake’s After Loving You! We are so excited to share this fantastic new contemporary romance with you. Check it out and grab your copy today!


About After Loving You: When Mia Thompson and Jared Grande break up before college, they think that’s the end for them.   But two years later, Mia is stalking Jared’s Facebook page and he’s contacting her every chance he gets. Even though they’re both seeing other people, they can’t seem to say good-bye to the past they shared.   One way or another, they’ll have to figure out how to love again. Is it time to get back together or time to move on?


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I slam my head back against the gate as hard as I can, and one of the plastic-coated wires slices the back of my head. I reach up, pressing my hand to the back of my head and feeling the warm blood trickling down my hair. “Shit!” I walk into the locker room next to the courts and sit down on the bench. I’m sure I need stitches. The gash is huge.
I squeeze my phone in my hand. Do I call an ambulance? That seems excessive. Still, my head feels spacey. I don’t know if it’s from blood loss or the impact of the hit. I dial the one number that’s always been my go-to. The one person I can always count on to answer no matter what. I hope that’s still true.
“Hello?” Mia’s voice shakes. We haven’t spoken on the phone in a while, so I’m sure she’s surprised I called.
“Hey, beautiful.” I swallow hard, hoping I don’t sound as awful as I feel. My head is throbbing, and I most likely need a tetanus shot. Did I get one of those before freshman year? Maybe I did. I can’t think straight.
“Jared, are you okay? You sound . . . funny.” The concern in her voice makes my heart melt. My Mia. God how I want her to be here right now. She’d wrap her arms around me, and I’d feel better with her touch alone. But she’s four hours away at a campus with tons of other guys. She might even be with one right now for all I know.
“I sort of tore up the back of my head.”
“Oh my God! Where are you? Are you at the hospital?” Her voice is frantic, and the questions come out in one big blur.
I smile, grateful she still cares so much. “No, I’m in the locker room. I think I need stitches, but I’m feeling kind of woozy. Talk to me until I’m up to walking to the hospital?” Luckily the hospital is right next to campus. No way would I go to the university health center for this. Knowing them, they’d amputate and replace my head with a pumpkin or something. Yeah, I might be getting a little delirious. Or maybe finally hearing Mia’s voice again is making me insane with happiness.
“You need to call an ambulance. You shouldn’t be walking anywhere on your own.”
I want to lie to make her feel better, but I never could lie to her. Never wanted to. “I’ll be fine. Don’t worry. There’s a gym class right outside. I’m sure the instructor will take me to the hospital himself when they finish up.”
“How bad are you bleeding? What if—?”
“Mia.” I smile when her name comes off my lips. “God, I miss you.”

She goes completely silent, and I know I’ve stuck my size eleven shoe in my mouth. Still I can’t seem to get off this train. I’m insisting upon riding it straight off the cliff.

aly-teaser-1   About Ashelyn Drake: khauthorphoto Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She also writes speculative fiction under the name Kelly Hashway. Connect with Ashelyn!:   Website: Blog: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Amazon Author Page: Goodreads: aly-coffee-setting Enter Ashelyn’s Giveaway:   a Rafflecopter giveaway

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