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Friday, October 8, 2010

Blog Tour: Freefall Deleted Scene and Contest!

Hey all! I have a treat for you today! Mindi Scott, author of the fabulous debut Freefall, decided to share a deleted scene from the book with us! It's definitely a scene that I'm sorry didn't make it in and I'm glad that I get a chance to read it! This all thanks to the amazing Teen Book Scene blog tours, so be sure to check them out! If you want to visit the rest of the stops on the tour they are listed here.


From Mindi:

It took a long time for me to settle on a first chapter for the book that would eventually be called Freefall.  Months and months and months.  But when I finally came up with an opening that I loved, I intended to stick with it forever.

As it turned out, my agent had another idea.  He thought that maybe the very first scene in the manuscript wasn’t the best introduction to the narrator, Seth, and that it felt a little “extra first chaptery.”  I decided that he was right and ended up cutting it.

And now I’m sharing it with you!  Everything below still takes place in the book. The difference is that these events are told in a paragraph of narrative several pages into it instead of being shown as a scene.

I hope you enjoy it!

Please remember that this scene is copyrighted by Mindi Scott and it would be a crime to claim it as yours!

Saturday

September 1st

1:17 p.m.

      Scratchy sheets were twisted around my legs, a lumpy pillow was tucked under my head, and some damned annoying mattress spring was poking into my side.  Yeah, I was very definitely at home in the bed where I wake up every day.  The screwed up part is I had no clue how I’d gotten there.

      All I could remember of the night before was this:  Drinking.  Playing with the band.  Drinking.  Falling off the stage.  Mikey glaring.  Daniel swiping my keys.  Jared yelling at me to get my shit together.  Drinking.

      And then… what?

      I’d made it home somehow.  My shoes, socks, jeans, shirt had come off.  I’d crashed in my boxers.

      Yet another night erased from my memory.  No big loss there.  Forgetting sucked when I happened to miss something good, but I could count on one hand the number of times that had been rumored to have happened.

      I yawned, ran my tongue over my teeth.

      Mouth: stale from beer, sour from puke.

      Head:  dizzy, pounding, cloudy.

      It could be worse, right?  Things could always be worse.

      I rolled over.  Wavy hair as red as a stop sign was spread across the other pillow.  The hair belonged to a long-legged girl wearing black panties and a striped T-shirt.  My striped T-shirt.

      Jerking straight up, I hit my head on the metal bedrail. “What the hell?”

      As she turned to stare back at me, the pain in my head increased.  Of all the chicks in this town, in this country, on this planet, it was my miserable luck that this one would be the first to wind up in my bed.

      She smirked.  “Hi, Lover.”

      Things had just gotten worse.

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About Freefall:
Title: Freefall
Author: Mindi Scott
Synopsis from Goodreads:
How do you come back from the point of no return?

Seth McCoy was the last person to see his best friend Isaac alive, and the first to find him dead. It was just another night, just another party, just another time where Isaac drank too much and passed out on the lawn. Only this time, Isaac didn’t wake up.

Convinced that his own actions led to his friend’s death, Seth is torn between turning his life around . . . or losing himself completely.

Then he meets Rosetta: so beautiful and so different from everything and everyone he's ever known. But Rosetta has secrets of her own, and Seth will soon realize he isn’t the only one who needs saving . . .


My review should be right below this post if you want to check it out!

Now it's contest time! Do you want a signed finished copy of Freefall all to yourself? You know you do! All you have to do is fill out the form below.

Rules:
Contest Ends October 27th 
US Only
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3 comments:

  1. Great scene! i can't wait 2 read Freefall!

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  2. Wow. I can't wait to read this book--Thanks for the deleted scene!

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  3. Wow!! I GOTTA read this one soon! Thanks for the giveaway and scene :)

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