EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
(Falling Paper Book 1)
(Falling Paper Book 1)
by Ketley Allison
Paper Dolls is the first book in Ketley Allison's new Falling Paper series. This book blitz and giveaway is brought to you by Xpresso Book Tours.
It’s too bad for Scarlet that no matter how sweet a person is, fate can still screw you over.
Now she’s jaded, half of her torn away and the remainder flesh and bones. In her grief, all Scarlet wants to do is to rebel against the life that betrayed her and her roommate provides the perfect lure…
Scarlet awakens when she enters the New York City underground, where vice and fortunes thrive. Hustling, trickery and savagery allow her to discover her true self -her forgotten soul re-emerging. She just can’t promise it’ll come back pure.
It won’t matter that there is a shadow in her periphery. Theo Saxon thinks he can save Scarlet from a world she craves and protect her from the very elements he’s spawned from. But it’s through his unwitting instruction that Scarlet will become a part of his league and find the danger he wants so badly to keep to himself.
Scarlet thinks the stakes are within her control. But she won’t just be betting her heart on Theo and his seductive sins. She will wager her life.
I went into my room and shut off the lamp, bathing myself in the black, though the eternal glimmer outside prevented me from disappearing.
I used to be afraid of the dark, of creatures disguised as shadows, ready to leap at me from corners or drag me under the bed. It was an ingrained fear, something I couldn’t shake even when I was old enough to live on my own.
These days, I understood small fears for what they were: fanciful, ridiculous and ignorant. I knew what real terror was now, and it wasn’t of strangers, or monsters, or home invasions and random attacks. No, the real danger lay in waking up each day thinking you’d survive it, and in taking for granted that everyone else you loved would be okay, too.
Life had a way of just ending, in a regular moment, on a clear night, where the last thing to be afraid of would be a human mistake.
Praise for the Book
"This story really pulls you in and is really deep. It moves fast enough to keep the reader's attention but slow enough to not feel rushed. The characters are allowed to develop and come to life. I'm ready for the next book." ~ Samantha on Goodreads
"Overall this is a great story and I really enjoyed reading it. I highly recommend to others! Great job to the author and I look forward to the next book." ~ Mary Forster on Goodreads
"... a great story in series that I'd love to have the opportunity to read more of in the future." ~ Tanya Welden on Goodreads
"Paper Dolls had so many feels that it felt like I was living everything Scarlett and Theo were. The suspense and the sadness I felt for Theo was just unbelievable. And the ending!! Wow that was a spectacular ending and sort of unexpected but it's left me needing more!!! Can't wait for the second book!!!!" ~ E on Goodreads
About the Author
Ketley Allison began her career by writing books as birthday presents for her friends (with her friend as the main character and opposite a super sexy lead, of course) before ending it in order to walk down a path she thought she was supposed to follow.
The writing bug never left her - and, in fact, would often bleed into the official papers she was supposed to write - so now Ketley's putting down her suit and finally following her dream. While her friends are no longer the stars of her books, she still throws in bits and pieces of them into each and every one of her characters.
As a result, her books tend to focus a lot on friendships as well as love, because let's be honest, friends are what really get you through - especially when your epic love turns into epic heartbreak.
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