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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Release Book Blitz (Excerpt and Giveaway): THE HIT LIST by Nikki Urang (YA)

by Nikki Urang
Release date: November 11th, 2014
Published by: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Paperback, eBook


The Los Angeles Conservatory for the Arts is supposed to be a new beginning for Sadie Bryant. Moving across the country is exactly what she needs to escape the gossip surrounding her injury, the devastating betrayal of her ex-partner, and to rebuild her career as a solo dancer.

When the school announces that the annual Fall Showcase, a performance that secures a spot studying in London, will now require each dancer to have a partner, Sadie’s fresh start is a nightmare. Now she has to dance with Luke Morrison, the school womanizer with a big ego. Sadie doesn’t know how to trust Luke enough to dance with him after her last partner left her broken, but Luke is determined to change that.

Then, The Hit List comes out. A game of sexual conquest where guys get points for all the girls they hook up with—and it seems like every guy at the school is playing.

The girl worth the most points? 


The first notes of the music start and I do my best to look like I’m waiting on a park bench for the love of my life. It’s not a stretch to be attracted to Luke. He walks toward me and I launch myself off the chair, running full speed at him, jumping into his arms at the last possible second. His touch is warm against my leg and back. He holds me tight, tighter than he’s held me in rehearsal before. I want to believe it’s because he might like me as more than a partner, but really it’s probably so he won’t drop me.

He spins me around once and tries to disentangle my limbs from his body. I don’t want to let go. He sets me back down on the ground and keeps me at arms length while I attempt to grab his hand. He pulls it away effortlessly every time.

This is supposed to be the part when he breaks up with me. But I can see him working hard to hide his emotions. Like maybe he doesn’t want to let me go, either. But that’s not part of the dance.

He stops dancing. “What’s wrong?”

“I could ask you the same thing. You don’t really look like you’re about to break up with me.”

He stops the music and crosses his arms over his chest.  “Well, you don’t really look like you’re in love, so we’re even.”


1. Signed copy of THE HIT LIST + signed bookmark
2. YA prize pack:
DOON by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
ALIENATED by Melissa Landers
ANOMALY by Tonya Kuper
Ends 11/15/2014

(*Bumbles and Fairy-Tales will not be held responsible for any lost, damaged, unclaimed, etc. prizes.)


Nikki fell in love with books at a young age and looked forward to reading a book with her mom before bed every night. It was only a matter of time until her love of reading turned into a love of putting those words onto the page. 

Now, her days are spent helping those overcoming opiate addiction and her nights are spent writing. 

She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two stubborn cats.


  1. READING!!! and cuddling w/ my dog :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Music, re-reading my favorite books, and my cats.

  4. I can't wait to read this book it sounds amazing!!! :)


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