Hello lovely readers! Today I am going to give you all one of the first looks inside The Camp by Karice Bolton. This is her newest book that won’t be released until the end of February. Lucky you!
Title: The Camp
Author: Karice Bolton
Published: February 28, 2013
Emma has always strove for perfection in her almost eighteen years of existence, but it has never been good enough. As she finds herself counting the days until she’s officially free from her parents’ reins, her stepfather hands her a plane ticket explaining that she must attend the Re-Boot Camp in the wilds of Alaska.
Once she lands in the middle of nowhere, she realizes the camp is nothing like she imagined, and she wants out immediately. That is until she meets Liam.
The camp is full of teens with dark pasts, but she finds herself drawn to Liam’s ability to see who she really is and who she wants to become. While Emma and Liam begin adjusting to a place neither want to be, frightening events begin to unfold. When people begin disappearing, it becomes apparent they can only trust one another as they fight for survival.
I walked along the rocky beach, avoiding mucky puddles on my way to see Liam. I’d asked him to meet me on the edge of the woods near the shore so we could talk. I was nervous about the choice I had made, but it felt right.
My eyes scanned the fir trees, finally landing on him. My stomach muscles bunched at the sight of him. His lean, muscular body was impressive even from this vantage point. He was leaning against one of the fir trees, staring out toward the water’s edge. He didn’t see me yet, which was nice as I tried to take in every ounce of his goodness.
He was wearing dark jeans that were loose-fitting and hung low, and it was impossible not to notice the tight fit of the white t-shirt he had on. His shoulders were so broad and muscular that my mind kept imagining my hands running along his toned muscles.
Oh shoot! He turned to wave at me and caught me ogling. So much for playing it cool.
“Hey, Emma,” he yelled, waving me over. His smile was out-of-this-world gorgeous.
I gave him a quick wave and focused on the last stretch of rocky terrain to distract myself. I heard footsteps coming over to me and looked up to see Liam flashing his sexy, lopsided grin. He stood in front of me and extended his hand.
“Want some help?” He arched his brow.
I grabbed his hand and his fingers laced through mine as he hauled me up the last stretch of rugged ground. My hair was whipping in all directions as the breeze off the water picked up, and I used my free hand to anchor the mess that was erupting in all directions. This wasn’t the best look for someone who had naturally wavy hair.
“Thanks for meeting me,” I told him as we walked over to the fir trees.
“No sweat,” he said softly, pulling me under the canopy of conifers with him.
He smoothed my hair back from my face, his caramel eyes burning into mine.
“I’ve been thinking about whether or not to go back home,” I began.
“I don’t want you to leave,” he interrupted. He wore a solemn expression as his words lingered in the air.
I looked away quickly and started to worry about my decision. I had the chance to leave this place now, but it had to be today. If I didn’t get on the plane, I’d have to wait weeks before the next one arrived. But really what was waiting for me back at home?
I looked up at Liam who was staring at me waiting for my answer. His eyes softened as he took me in. My lips parted slightly to tell him my answer, but he spoke first.
“Would this change your mind?” He slid his hand around my waist and brought me closer. His other hand gently clutched my chin, his lips dangerously close to mine. Warmth flowed through my veins as he pressed his body against me. All of the things about him that I had spent my time dreaming about, I was now feeling.
I wanted to be kissed so badly. Pleading with him silently I felt his fingers coil through my hair as his lips found mine. His mouth parted slowly, dipping to mine as the shock of the kiss radiated through me. I wrapped my arms around his neck, letting my fingers slowly run through his hair. My pulse quickened with every shift of his mouth as the softness of his lips explored mine.
My breath caught as his mouth left mine, but his lips never left my skin. He slid his lips down my jaw, kissing my throat softly, gliding his way down my collarbone sending an entirely new wave of chills through me. My hands moved down his neck, collecting his shirt in my fingers as he tightened his grip around me.
My breath was becoming more difficult to control with every passing moment as his lips found their way back to mine, giving me one more kiss before his breath graced my throat.
“Tell me. What’s your answer?” he whispered against my ear.
“I had already made up my mind before this,” I replied breathlessly. I felt his smile wrap around us as he hugged me tightly.
Thanks for sharing this, Karice! Seriously, how gorgeous is that cover? And the excerpt goes perfectly with it. I can’t wait to read The Camp!
Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can’t get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the sweetest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.
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