Monday, April 22, 2013

Excerpt and Giveaway: Th Space Between by Victoria H. Smith

Title: The Space Between
Author: Victoria H. Smith
Release date: April 2, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Purchase: Amazon | Goodreads
When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he can’t.
Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again.
Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the only place that will keep them together.
The Space Between is a new adult contemporary romance.


“I think,” he said, gazing up from his watch, “I’m going to ask you out now. We’ve been chatting for a few minutes. Seems safe.”
The feeling let up instantly, and I chuckled. “You don’t even know my name. Nor do I know yours.”
He pulled me toward him by my elbow. “Exactly why we need more time to discuss such matters.”
He tugged me so close I was able to rest my hand on his chest. He was firm, really firm.
“What do you say?”
Forcing my focus off the hard panes of his body, I met his eyes. “I think that can be arranged.”
“Good.” He slid his hand up to my forearm. “Now that’s settled, I have to get something else out of the way. It’s been bugging me our entire chat, and I need to fix it.”
He watched his own hand as it ventured to my neck. His fingers played with the baby curls at the base of my scalp. “Dates take planning. Time. And I can’t wait even twenty-four hours, hell, the next minute, to fix the problem that’s been bugging me.”
“What’s been bugging you? Can I help you fix it?” I asked, watching his lips draw in close.
When he gave a half-smile, his lips parted. The action exposed his tongue, and sent my body swimming in heat. “I think you can, angel of song.”

About the Author

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.

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  1. Oooh intense. The "angel of song" name kind of made me roll my eyes but I hope that is just because this excerpt is out of context and I don't know what happened leading up to this scene. The cover for this one always catches my eye, I really like it. Thanks for sharing chickie!

    *Runs back to reading Hopeless*

    1. *ahem* not saying anything LOL. AND YOU BETTER, JENNI! :D

  2. Oooo I'm liking the sound of this one already! I like the banter between them, I thrive on witty banter in books, so this is definitely a read for me. Have you read it Siiri? Is it awesome?

    1. Um.. :) You'll see my thoughts on it pretty soon:) The romance was cute though!

  3. This cover is so pretty I love it! I've been loving NA books and I have my eye on this one I haven't seen many reviews for it yet, though. Also I think you set the dates of your giveaway wrong it says it's closed ;)

    1. For a self-pub book it is absolutely gorgeous! LOL. Not much I can do about it - it was a html code as part of the tour. I contacted the girls from AToMR though. Hopefully people will get to participate soon:)

  4. This looks like a really good story. Thanks for sharing!