EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
by Kiara London
Kiss Cam by Kiara London is currently on tour with Xpresso Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.
In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what’s a little harmless kissing between friends?
Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.
Juniper and Jasper’s relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different "Kiss Cam" segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn’t mean anything. After all, it’s just kissing ... right?
"Alright, fine. Better now than never—because you know that's not the last of kissing on camera requests we're going to get, right?"
"That's why I want to make sure," he nods and then turns himself completely towards me. "Proper kiss."
"This is not normal," I remind him and he chuckles.
"Have we ever been normal, June?"
I think about this, and well, maybe he's right. The dynamics of our relationship have been irregular since I can remember and we're thrown into weird situations because of our chosen hobby—which is also not normal. I guess this was bound to happen anyway. "Guess not," I say.
"Alright then," he smiles and with that leans forward to capture my lips with his own.
This time it's not a little lip touch. It's leaning completely forward, turning heads so noses don't bump, open mouth kisses but avoiding tongue—because, yeah, that's going too far, and fingers tugging at the back of each other's necks. It's long, longer than anticipated, and I know because soon I don't taste Dr. Pepper on his lips, anymore. I just taste Jasper.
When we finally pull away, I'm startled to find that I actually don't mind kissing him, it's nice and comfortable. And, the best part? I can look him in the eye, fingers trailing down his shirt and say. "Nothing."
He nods with a cheeky smile and replies, "Me too."
Praise for the Book
"Kiss Cam begins with a goofy, happy and cheerful project. I laughed out loud several times because there are many funny dares and I loved the project Kiss Cam from the start. When things threatened to fall apart I kept having tears in my eyes. While some parts of Kiss Cam made me really happy others made me terribly sad. The story has many different layers and I loved how well Kiara London writes about emotions. She knows her topic well and that pays off. She's written a versatile, surprising, honest and moving story. Kiss Cam is a fantastic book." ~ Suze
"Kiss Cam was just so much fun! I read this on my last flight to Chicago and it’s just what I want in a contemporary YA, cute, fun, swoony and angsty moments. Perfect for Swoon Reads, perfect." ~ Once Upon a Twilight
"It's a purely fun read with a cute romance at the center of it. If you haven't already, I'd suggest adding this one to your 'to-read' list." ~ Nicole Sobon
"I absolutely LOVED this book. It's just so inspirational and fun. It shows you just what can happen when you stop letting your fears control you. It's also got great characters that I think are described very well. I could definitely count it as one of my top five favorite books." ~ Jacklyn Reitz
"I couldn't stop reading. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. It made me cry, laugh, and at points I wanted to throw my phone at the wall. There isn't anything that could make it better." ~ Brianna Whitt
About the Author
Kiara London is the internet savvy, hopelessly romantic alter ego of Bethany Novak-Tveten, who in real life is part of the US Air Force. She started writing on the online writing site Booksie when she was thirteen and then transferred to Wattpad where her debut novel Kiss Cam was originally posted. She spends most of her time scrolling down Tumblr, attempting to read everything she can get her hands on, and drooling over fictional men.
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