30 August 2012
Painted Blind Tour: Excerpt
Hello hello, today Comfort Books is participating in yet another tour! Can you tell I love them? Anyways todays tour is for Painted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen hosted by AToMR Blog Tours. I was originally scheduled for a review but I didn't finish the book on time which means I will be reviewing at a later date and today I have an excerpt for you! But first, here's a little about the book.
Synopsis: Seventeen years old and agoraphobic, Psyche Middleton vows her dad will never see the risqué photos she took during a summer modeling stint abroad, but one of them ends up on a billboard in her Montana hometown. Now everyone—especially her dad—can see it. And yet, somehow, those are the mundane things in her life because she is about to fall unexpectedly, head-over-heels in love with Erik, a mysterious young man who rescues her from a crowd of admirers, and who she’s never actually seen because…he can make himself invisible.
As strange as this may seem, it’s about to get even stranger. Erik takes her to his palace in an idyllic kingdom, and she is swept into the beauty and culture of his world, but his affection has one condition: she may not see him. Overtaken, intrigued, and still not wholeheartedly believing he’s real, Psyche is going to have to decide if she can love him blindly; because if she can’t, she may lose him forever.
Here's the excerpt!
(Psyche & Savannah snoop through Erik's room)
Savannah went to the two enormous closests that stood behind carved wooden doors. She threw them open and revealed a stunning array of clothes. It looked as if two separate people lived here-- one mortal and one immortal. The first closet was full of his native robes, all white. Next to those hung sashes in every color, golden belts and over a dozen cloaks. Several pairs of sandals were lined up on the floor beneath them.
The other closet belonged to the wealthy mortal. Savannah took a pinstriped suit off the rack. She whistled softly. "This is an Armani." She hung it next to three other suits. "These are all Armani." His clothes are worth more than our cars." She slid the hangers down the rod. There were dozens of shirts, jackets, slacks and jeans, all with designer labels. Now I understood why he liked the Valentino in my closet.
At on end she found the leather jacket. I pulled it from it's hanger and held it to my nose. "It smells like him." I didn't want to put it back.
"So, where's the catch? He's rich, sexy and has amazing taste. Oh, and he's given you a promise thingy. This is unbelieveable. Your first boyfriend, too." She didn't try hard enough to hide the irritation in her voice.
"There's no catch, This is Erik."
"When do I get to meet him?"
"I already told you, he's shy."
"He didn't sound one bit shy on the phone, and no one with this kind of money hides it. He should be knocking down your door, convincing your dad that he is God's gift to mankind."
"Erik isn't like that."
"What is he like?" she prodded.
"He enjoys making trouble, but he didn't get rich in crime. He inherited all of this."
"I bet he looks amazing in this suit."
"Yeah, of course." My voice fell flat, and Savannah's expression brightened.
"What color are his eyes?" she prodded.
"Blue," I lied.
"How tall is he?"
"Half a foot taller then me." Not a lie. He'd said so himself.
"Medium and muscular." And indescribably enticing, but I didn't tell her that.
"What's his nose like?"
She nodded like she was getting somewhere now. "How did he make the bridge disappear?"
"I don't know." Erik had only made things disappear when he was touching them, but bridge was invisible all the time. I'd never asked him why,
"How did you really meet him?"
"The MSU carnival. Remember, I told you. I got caught in a crowd and he pulled me out."
"He pulled you out of a mob? How? He would have gotten caught in the crowd, too."
"He...he made me... us... disappear."
"Invisable, like the bridge. He can make himself invisable."
The dangerous gears in Savannah's brain were clicking.
"Not in his world, only in ours."
"And when you're here, he isn't with you, is he?"
Sudden fear made my voice hoarse. "He comes at night."
"Oh... my... gosh. You have never seen him."
I hope you enjoyed the excerpt! Have an awesome day everyone =) (P.S. Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour here!)