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Friday, April 6, 2018

Blog Tour- SNEAKING OUT by Chuck Vance A Scene From Another POV & A Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for SLEIGHT by Jennifer Sommersby! I adore Jenn and this book holds a special place in my heart I read the original version when she self published it back in 2011! I am so happy she stuck with it and it finally found a home at Sky Pony! 

I have Jenn's playlist to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway below!

Haven't heard of SLEIGHT? Check it out!

Author: Chuck Vance
Pub. Date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Dunemere Books
Pages: 404
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: AmazonB&NTBDGoodreads
Could you sleep next to a murderer?

Luke Chase—yes, that Luke Chase, a modern hero ripped from the headlines—didn’t mean to get caught up in Mrs. Heckler’s murder. He just wanted to hook up with the hot new British girl at St. Benedict’s, and if that meant sneaking out to the woods after hours, then so be it. But little did he know someone would end up dead right next to their rendezvous spot, and his best friend and roommate Oscar Weymouth would go down for it. With suspects aplenty and a past that’s anything but innocent, Luke Chase reluctantly calls on his famous survival skills to find the true killer.

For fans of “A Study in Charlotte” and boarding school lit, “Sneaking Out” (book one in the “Chased” series) immerses readers in the privileged prep school world, with a mystery that exposes the dark side of life on a residential high school campus. 

Now on to the playlist!

Exclusive content from SNEAKING OUT:

This is a scene from the point of view of Mr. Tadeckis, the quirky outdoors teacher at St. Benedict’s School, who is, (to borrow a phrase from The Breakfast Club) “the eyes and ears of this institution.”

Mr. Tadeckis was frustrated. He had made several attempts to mentor Luke Chase only to be rebuffed. It was a shame that someone with raw talent and genuine potential could succumb to peer pressure and dismiss him. He didn’t understand how this boy could deny a chance to hone his natural abilities and channel them into successful leadership. Not to mention the bonus survival skills that Mr. Tadeckis could teach him.  Sure, he knew Luke had escaped kidnappers, traversed the wilderness while being hunted by criminals, and ultimately evaded detection for three days, but that was amateur hour. Mr. Tadeckis could do that in his sleep. In fact, Mr. Tadeckis had already mastered the outdoors, outwitted his opponents and gathered intelligence on everyone around him. And, unlike Luke, no one would ever have been able to capture him.

What was it about him that people dismissed, Mr. Tadeckis wondered? He knew he was perceived as awkward and ‘uncool’ but when it came to life and death situations did you really care if your hero was awkward or uncool? Knowledge, stealth and endurance were the most valuable attributes and Mr. Tadeckis had them in abundance. The students that passed through his outdoors program left stronger and more capable. He knew that some of his former pupils who had graduated were later been recruited into the CIA and other more discreet government agencies. Those young men and women had possessed focus and acceptance. Knowing that you have certain capabilities and acknowledging them is of the utmost importance.

Yet Luke Chase, the golden boy that everyone loved and revered, refused to acknowledge his talents. Why then did people call him the hero? And why was Mr. Tadeckis the freak?

He remembered feeling excited (well, marginally) when he had learned Luke Chase, ‘The Kidnapped Kid’, would be attending St. Benedict’s. He had approached him in his dorm on the first day of school and asked him to join the outdoors club. He had assumed it was a no-brainer. Luke had half-heartedly consented but then didn’t show up at the initial meeting, despite Mr. Tadeckis’ email reminders. Furious, he had tracked Luke down in the main hall talking with an air-headed girl and pulled him aside. Folding his arms, Mr. Tadeckis had demanded to know why he had been absent.

“Sorry,” said Luke said, not meeting his gaze. “I’m not going to do the outdoors club.”

Mr. Tadeckis had bristled. “Do you assume that you already know everything there is to know about outdoor survival?”

“It’s not that, I justI want to focus on other stuff.

Mr. Tadeckis pressed him, but Luke would not capitulate. Not yet, anyway. So this is how he wants to play it, thought Mr. Tadeckis: hard to get. No doubt flush with vanity because he had become famous on what was essentially a camping trip in Mr. Tadeckis’ mind. Well, that would have to change. Mr. Tadeckis would have to impress upon Luke that he was no outdoors expert. And Luke would have to learn the hard way.

Chuck Vance is a pseudonym for a bestselling writer of both adult mysteries and novels for young adults. Vance attended boarding school in Connecticut and graduated from Columbia University. Vance has lived in New York, Moscow, London, Paris and Los Angeles and is frequently on the move.

Website | Goodreads

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of SNEAKING OUT & a $30 Amazon GC, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
3/26/2018- BookHounds YAInterview
3/26/2018- Bookish In BedReview

3/27/2018- Christen KrummGuest Post
3/27/2018- Between the PagesReview

3/28/2018- The Desert BibliophileReview
3/28/2018- Twirling Book PrincessExcerpt

3/29/2018- CrandomInterview
3/29/2018- Blushing BibliophileReview

3/30/2018- Novel NoviceGuest Post
3/30/2018- two points of interestReview

Week Two:
4/2/2018- Writer of WrongsGuest Post
4/2/2018- Life of A Simple Reader- Review

4/3/2018- books are loveReview
4/3/2018- Charlotte BrandReview

4/4/2018- Kati's Bookaholic Rambling ReviewsSpotlight
4/4/2018- Hauntedbybooks13Review

4/5/2018- Sweet Southern HomeExcerpt

4/6/2018- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
4/6/2018- Wonder StruckReview

1 comment:

  1. Nothing better than a mystery at a boarding school. Thanks.


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