As part of the blog tour for the release of Liz Bankes new book - Undeniable - I have an extract for you...
Undeniable is available to buy now.
‘Where the bloody hell is that shoe? Waste of sodding time …’
Grumbling to himself, Carter crouched down to search the back of his wardrobe, throwing out trainers, boots and a scarf he didn’t recognise before finally emerging a minute later, black dress shoes firmly in one hand.
His tuxedo jacket hung from the back of the wardrobe door, black as his mood.
The idea of going to the winter ball right now, given all that was happening, seemed patently absurd. Isabelle should have cancelled it.
The possibility of some sort of an attack was too high. And after what happened at the summer ball …
He sighed. The party was happening and there was no getting out of it.
He dressed quickly, clipping the cuffs of his crisp, white shirt with the cufflinks Bob Ellison had given to him on his sixteenth birthday – or rather, passed on. Made of silver with a faceted garnet stone at the centre, they’d once belonged to his father. But Carter had long since given up examining the cold metal for any connection to his dead parents. There was nothing there.
They were just cufflinks.
He stood in front of the mirror, knotting his black tie with the expert ease of familiarity. For a moment he studied himself, seeing the irritation in his dark eyes. The tight set of his full mouth.
He clenched and unclenched his hands, trying to force himself to relax.
It was nearly nine o’clock. He’d put this off for as long as he could.
The sound of the party hit him at the top of the stairs. In the great hall, a string orchestra played a lively waltz. The roar of conversation rose above the music like a wave cresting over a beach.
Squaring his shoulders, Carter walked into the crowds.
He would show his face, hang out with Jules for a bit then leave when no one was looking. That was enough.
So make sure you pop back on the 15th so you can check out the first part of the story! In the meantime here is the fabulous trailer - make sure you check out the link at the end. There might just be a secret treat...We are super excited about CJ Daugherty’s latest novel Fracture coming out this month! As part of the celebrations around the launch of the book, CJ has written an exclusive short story which is set during the Winter Ball. Think you know everything that happened between Allie and Carter in book one, well think again. CJ’s exclusive story reveals that fateful night from the point of view of everyone’s favourite hottie Carter! Find out exactly what he thinks about Allie and where things started to go wrong.
In order to read this story all you have to do is visit six blogs over the course of one week, each blog will reveal a little bit more of the story in chronological order (see blog tour banner). Starting on Thursday 15th August and finishing on 20th August when Fracture is available to buy (we’ve already pre-ordered ours)! So what are you waiting for, make sure you head over to the I Want To Read That blog on Thursday 15th.