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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Blog Tour- FIRE IN THE WOODS by Jennifer M. Eaton and a Giveaway!

Hey y'all! I think you all know by now Sci-Fi is a favorite genre of mine and I love a good Alien book or TV series. Hello Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Alienated by Melissa Landers, Roswell, Starcrossed and The Host! And Jennifer M. Eaton's FIRE IN THE WOODS is up there in my favorites you all are going to love David!! So I asked Jennifer for a deleted scene from the book and she was happy to oblige! Ooh and keep reading there's an awesome giveaway at the end! 

Haven't heard of FIRE IN THE WOODS? Check it out!

Author: Jennifer M. Eaton
Pub. Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books
Pages: 331
Formats: Paperback (release date October 28th), eBook (release date September 23rd)

When a plane crashes in the woods near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls out of the sky—literally. But David’s not here to find a girlfriend. He’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him get back to his ship, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel.

But her father runs their house like an army barracks, and with an alien on the loose, Major Dad isn’t too keen on the idea of Jess going anywhere. Ever. So how the heck is she supposed to help the sweetest, strangest, and cutest guy she’s ever met?

Hiding him in her room probably isn’t the best idea. Especially since her Dad is in charge of the squadron searching for David. That doesn’t mean she won’t do it. It just means she can’t get caught.

Helping David get home while protecting her heart—that’s gonna be the hard part. After all, she can’t really fall for a guy who’s not exactly from here.

As they race through the woods with Major Dad and most of the U.S. military one breath behind them, Jess and David grow closer than either of them anticipated. But all is not what it seems. David has a genocide-sized secret, and one betrayal later, they are both in handcuffs as alien warships are positioning themselves around the globe. Time is ticking down to Armageddon, and Jess must think fast if she’s to save the boy she cares about without sacrificing Earth—and everyone on it.

Now on to the scene!

FIRE IN THE WOODS is written in first person from Jess’s point of view, so it doesn’t surprise me that people would be interested in what David was thinking at different points in the story.

Here is one scene that came to mind: The scene where Jess kisses David. Just what would you think if someone kissed you, if you had no idea what a kiss was?

“We could have died yesterday. You know that, don’t you?” Her shaking hands and the desperation in her voice cut a hole through my heart.

“But we didn’t. We’re okay.” 

Tears pooled in her lashes. “Are we?”

I pushed down a shiver, the last of the morning chill. “Now that it’s getting warmer, yes, we are.” The sincerity in my words didn’t make it any more true. Not to me, anyway. She was right. We could have died last night. This was all my fault, and she shouldn’t have been involved. 

Her gaze drifted to the endless woods around us. “This is so not how I expected to spend my last week of summer vacation.”

I lowered my eyes, her words cutting me in ways I never would have expected. “You wanted to be with him, didn’t you?”

“Him? Who him?”

“Jared Linden, the boy you were thinking about when we first met.” I touched my cheek. “The boy with this face.”

A giggle burst from her lips. “I don’t know him. He’s an actor. I’ve never even met him. I just think he’s cute.”


“Yeah, like, attractive, you know?”

A smile burst free, despite my trying to conceal it. “So, you find me attractive?”

“Maybe—when you’re not ripping off your fingers or freezing to death.” 

She shifted her weight. It was more than that. I wasn’t good enough for her. No matter what she’d done to bring us here, she didn’t really care about me. Maybe she wasn’t even capable of it. But it felt like she did, and it was killing me inside. 

I glanced up, and her eyes seemed to look through me, sorting out my inadequacies and lining them up, just like every other girl I’d known. But she stepped closer, placing her fingers on my chest. Closeness, contact—things I wasn’t used to, at least with a girl.
Her eyes bore through me, deeper, searching. What was she looking for? She licked her lips, leaving a glisten behind that reminded me of the sparkle of the moons outside the purple planet in the system we passed through with three suns. Beautiful.

I tensed as she leaned toward me. Confusing, humans. They value closeness, touch, when there is no chance she could… Her mouth covered mine, and my breath hitched. A strange sensation, the touch of another’s lips. Was this… normal?

She moved away, a touch of uncertainty tainting her eyes.

“Why’d you do that?” I asked.

She backed against a tree, holding her stomach. “I’m sorry, I thought you wanted me to.”

“Why would I want that?”

She burst into tears. “I thought you liked me.”

“I do. What’s wrong?” 

Tears flowed from her eyes. She covered her face with her hands. 

“Jess. I’m sorry. Geeze, I don’t even know what I did.”

“I kissed you, and you, you …” She began sobbing again.

“I don’t even know what a kiss is.” I clawed at my temples. “Jess, please, I have no idea what just happened.”

She gulped down a sob. “Didn’t you feel anything? Anything at all?”

Every emotion inside me evaporated. What had I done? This wonderful, sweet girl had done nothing but help me. How had I made her so unhappy?  “Jess, please. I don’t understand. It was nice, I guess—the kiss thing. But it took me by surprise. I didn’t know what to say. I do like you.”

She uncovered her face and wiped her cheek on her sleeve. “You do?”

“Of course. Here …” I leaned down and plastered my lips against hers. I didn’t 
understand, but if this is what she wanted, I’d do it. I owed her that much, no matter how odd it seemed.

She laughed, but for some reason, I didn’t think that was a good thing.

“I’m sorry.” I sat back on the ground, my shoulders slumped. “I’ve never done that before. I really didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.” What an idiot I was. I snatched a rock and chucked it at a tree. Hit it dead on. “I am screwing everything up!”

Her eyes widened. “You’re not screwing everything up.” 

I shook my head. Of course I was. That’s what I did. I screwed things up. Always. That was why I was stuck alone on this planet. 

She shifted her weight. “I can’t believe you’ve never kissed a girl before. I mean—look at you.”

I held out my arms and checked my human exterior. “Is there something wrong with me?”

Jess snorted a laugh. “No, your gorgeou … I mean, I think a lotta girls would be interested in you.”

Little did she know. She must be younger than I thought. 

I tapped my chest. “Remember, this is Jared Linden. This isn’t what I really look like. Besides, girls don’t really care about your appearance where I come from.”

She settled more closely beside me. “No? Then what do they look for?”

“Accomplishment. Someone they can brag about.” I pursed my lips. “I’m the one who downed his plane on a simple communications mission. I’m the complete and utter failure.”

“I don’t think you’re a failure. I mean, you’re nice. You care, and you … I don’t know … you’re brave.”

“Brave? When was I brave?”

“Well, you saved me twice last night. You could have jumped out the window and left me in the hotel, and you could have left me in the car when you broke free. I’d probably be under hot lights being questioned by now.”

“You’d probably have been better off. Instead, you’re out here, hungry and freezing to death.”

She ran her fingers through my hair, and a sweet smile crossed her angelic, human face.
“David, there is nowhere else I want to be. If I wasn’t here last night, you might actually have frozen to death.” 

She moved closer. My instincts screamed to move away, but I couldn’t. I didn’t really want to.

“I owe you a lot, you know.” I shifted my shoulders, uncomfortable so close to a female who wasn’t ordered to stand next to me. I didn’t really understand human ritual, but I liked touching. The warmth was comforting in a way. “If you want, you can do that kiss thing again.”

She smiled. “You don’t have to. I’m sorry I even tried it. I feel like an idiot.”

“Actually I kind of liked it. It was … warm. Nice.”

“You’re all about being warm, aren’t you?” 

“You’d be too if you spent most of your night shaking in a frozen dementia.” I smiled and rubbed my cheek gently against hers. Would she understand what this meant? 
Could she feel my need to be closer to her? “I liked it, Jess. I just didn’t understand what you were doing. My people don’t … kiss.”

She cleared my throat. “Okay. We can try it again.”

I forced down a childlike giggle. She actually wanted to be close to me. How was this possible? I firmed up my lips and pressed them against hers.

She laughed and pushed me away. “Stop.”

“What? Did I do it wrong again?”

Jess held back a laugh, I was sure of it. What did I expect?

“Tell you what,” she said. “Relax. Don’t be so stiff. Concentrate on the way if feels, and when I open my mouth, you open yours. Follow my lead.”

I don’t think I’ve ever been so frightened in my entire life. “Umm, okay.”

She licked her lips and eased closer. My lips brushed against hers, and she gently closed her mouth over mine. For a brief second, I forgot who I was, and who she was, and released the part of me I should have concealed. Something about her, the touch, the way she felt, it was like nothing I’d ever experienced. My lips parted, and she slid her tongue between them. The slight chill was nearly maddening, a sensation so wrong, yet so fulfilling, so right. I slid my hands behind her back and drew her closer. She didn’t push me away. Instead, she slid her palms under my sweatshirt and trailed her fingers down my back. A chill ran up my spine beneath her touch. I drank it in and feared it at the same time. She was cold. Human. Wrong, but so right at the same time. Everything about this embrace was strange, but it still took every ounce of my willpower to pull away. I looked down, struggling for a breath that wouldn’t come.

“Was that okay?” she asked.

I nodded without raising my eyes. “It was nice. Really nice. It’s, well, we’re alone, and it didn’t seem right. You don’t really know me, and that felt kind of … intimate.”

“That’s what a kiss is. It’s intimate.”

For the grace of the Caretakers! She felt it too. Did she want this? With me? “Why would you want to be intimate?”

The sweetness in her eyes dropped to despair

I leaned away. “I said something wrong again, didn’t I?” 

Thanks for stopping by Jennifer I loved this!!!!

About Jennifer:
Jennifer M. Eaton is a contemporary blender of Science Fiction, Dystopian, and Romance. Her work ranges from the sweet contemporary romances of PAPER WISHES, to the high-paced science fiction adventures of FIRE IN THE WOODS and ASHES IN THE SKY.

While not off visiting other worlds, Jennifer calls the East Coast of the USA home, where she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.

Full time team leader, full time mom, and full time novelist... what more can you ask for? Writing help did you say? Well, sure! Jennifer hosts an informational blog aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be. Stop on by and chat. She loves to hear from fans! http://www.jennifermeaton.com/

Author Links:  Website  | Twitter Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram

Giveaway Details: 
Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn October 25, 2014

One (1) custom made necklace (used as inspiration for the necklace in Fire in the Woods).  Adjustable chain from 10 to 12 inches. T (US ONLY)

Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton (INT)

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Tour Schedule:

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  1. This book sounds so much like Starman and I was a big fan of this TV series back in the 80's. Looking forward to reading the book and always looking for similarity.

  2. Thanks for having me. It was so fun showing David's point if view!

  3. Interesting concept!

  4. Great excerpt and the book sounds so interesting!

  5. I loved the excerpt. The description of the kiss was so wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Looks like an interesting book - look forward to reading it!

  7. If you like a fun quirky protagonist, hot alien boy, and sweet romance I recommend this for you! It's an extremely fast paced thriller that has you reading on the edge of your seat the entire time. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't read it all in one sitting!

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