Damaged Goods Excerpt

I am super excited to be hosting a excerpt for this blog tour! If you have yet to read the first book and would like to see my review on it, you can find it here. If you are interested in getting the book you can find it on the following sites. You can buy the hardcover, paperback or ebook.

There is also a giveaway prize for US only readers. You can win a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set (Valued at $20). All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter Link.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Blanca has everything she ever wanted, a hot boyfriend named Seth and the loving support of her foster father, Cal. She's finally escaped the abusive control of her birth father, Barbelo Nemo, and her tortured childhood at Tabula Rasa School.

But the scars of Blanca's Vestal upbringing run deep, especially when the FBI start asking questions. Blanca feels abandoned by Seth who is hunting for Lilith, Blanca's only blood relative. The Defectos, a support group of Vestal-Rejects, offer Blanca comfort instead.

While the Vestal order crumbles, Chinese rivals called the Guardians Rise to power and wrest control of important Tabula Rasa contacts. Now Blanca's life is peril once more, and this time, Blanca struggles to recognize friend from foe.

Book Excerpt: 
I look to where he points, and the flash of thumb-cameras blinds me. Vestals must never have their picture take by random people. That privilege belongs to the companies that purchase the, and market a Vestal's privacy one advertisement at a time. I reach my arms out by instinct, to protect my face from the public. "I'm fine with it," I lie, pulling my hands down. "But we better leave now or we'll be late to the restaurant."

"My dad can wait a few minutes." Seth scoops me in his arms.

"Blanca!" one of the spectators calls. "Ans Veritas Rex! Is that really you?"

Seth holds up his hand and wiggles his finger-chips. "The one and only!" The he dips me back for a kiss.

I stiffen like cardboard. "Stop it," I mumble, trying not to squirm. All I can think about is the cameras, my face flashed worldwide and weirdos slobbering over my private moment with Seth. "We've got to go or we'll be late."

Seth kisses my nose. "I didn't know you were so punctual."

"Yes." I pull myself out of his grasp. "Cal's waiting." The sooner I put my helmet on and get on my motorcycle, the better.

"Blanca." a man calls as we ride away. "I love you! I've watched you all year!"

Underneath my jacket, I shiver. The fame that surrounds me is chilling.

About the Author:

 Jennifer Bardsley writes the parenting column "I Brake for Moms" for the Sunday Editions of The Everett Daily Herald. She also blogs at Teaching My Baby to Read with the mission of sparking a notional debate on the important roll parents play in education. Jennifer is a graduate of Stanford University and a member of SCBWI. She lives with her husband and two children in Edmonds, WA.

Yours in Reading,



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