Sunday, May 19, 2013

Maverick by Anna Cruise ~ Exclusive Teaser and Giveaway

We are super excited to bring you an EXCLUSIVE teaser today from Maverick by Anna Cruise.  We loved It Was You by Anna and will be reading Maverick soon plus Anna is super nice! Anna's giving away 3 ecopies of Maverick on release day to our followers so be sure to enter the giveaway, add Maverick to your TBR list, and stop by Anna's blog and read the first chapter of Maverick after you read the teaser!


Kellen Handler is in deep.

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn't help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world.

Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen's tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can't stay hidden.

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.

He's more worried about losing his heart.

*Maverick's expected release date is May 21st*

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Exclusive teaser:

“Look, if I have to spend all this time with you, I think I should get to know a little bit about you,” I said. “That only seems fair.”

“I didn't know it was so painful to spend time with me,” she retorted and for a split second, she sounded hurt.

“It's not.” I shifted so I was standing closer to her. The breeze lifted the scent of her shampoo and it tickled my nose. “But I want to know who I'm hanging out with. Who's bossing me around. So far, I know two things. Your name and that you used to live in the ocean.”

“What?” She asked, her voice incredulous.

“Well, you pointed to the water and said you lived there.” I grinned. “Thought maybe you were a mermaid or something.”

“Ha. Ha.” Her voice was laced with sarcasm but at least she didn't sound hurt or pissed off anymore.

“No?” I asked innocently.

A smile tugged at her lips, a smile she was trying hard to hold back. “Fine. One question. I'll answer and then you agree to the apology. Deal?”


“Ask away then.”

I hesitated for just a second. There were a dozen questions I wanted to ask her. A hundred. But I stuck to the one front and center in my mind. “My question last night. You never answered it. Did you used to live down here?”

“Nope,” she said, standing up. “Not ever.”

“Well, then why did you say that you...”

“One question,” she reminded me. “I said one question.”

“Come on.” I cocked my head and smiled and she immediately blushed. Before I could stop myself, I reached out and touched her arm. My fingers grazed her skin and I might have imagined it but I thought she leaned into my touch. “Pretty please.”

She took a deep breath and shifted away. Not in a get-the-fuck-away-from-me way. But she didn't look at me and she'd tightened her hands into fists. I didn't know if it was because she didn't want to talk or because she was reacting to me.

“You'll have to earn the next one,” she said, her voice soft. She looked up at me then and I drew a sharp breath. There were no tears, no anger but there was something there, something that made my breath hitch in my throat and my mouth close up as her eyes met mine.I could have powered a city with the electricity that surged between us. I didn't think. I just reacted, reaching for her again.

About the Author (From Amazon Author Page)

Anna Cruise has been writing and drooling over boys since middle school. Lots of years have passed but some things never change...

Her books include the best-seller IT WAS YOU (New Adult) and IF I FALL (Mature YA). Additional titles releasing in 2013 include several more New Adult novels, including a follow-up to Abby and West's story from IT WAS YOU.

Anna loves to hear from readers and authors. Email her at You can also like her Facebook page, find her on Twitter @AnnaCruiseBooks or friend her on Goodreads.

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  1. Looking forward to reading this book. Looks great!!

  2. Going to the blog to check out the first chapter now after reading that teaser, looks like a great book!

  3. I loved what I read!! I am really wanting to read the book now!! Thank you!!

  4. Sounds ready good. Looking forward it reading it!!

  5. I've been looking forward to this book since I saw the cover reveal. The excerpt and first chapter are an early bonus for me! I want MORE! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  6. I loved the teaser! Looking forward to reading this book & summer is upon us, so this will be a perfect beach/pool read. Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. I love Anna's books! I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Looking forward to this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books. It indeed looks like a good one.

  10. LOVED the teaser!!Looking forward to reading this one!!

  11. Love books with surfers! Can't wait to read this! Thanks for sharing Chapter 1! Sounds really good :)

    Tess xx


  12. The teaser left me wanting to know what happened next. Excellent job! I really like the cover, too. I can't wait to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  13. I could feel the chemistry between these two just reading the teaser! I need to know what Gina is hiding and how Kellen is going to uncover it. I wanna read Maverick...NOW! ;) Thanks for sharing it with us.

  14. The teaser is very teasing!!! I want to read the whole story now!

  15. The teaser combined with the cover definitely piqued my interest! Can't wait!


  16. Loved that teaser hated that you ended it right as it was getting good but I guess that's why they call it a teaser. Lol. Cant wait to read!