Blog Tour. Excerpt & Giveaway : The Most Special Chosen by Rachel de la Fuente
Posted by Cristina
This is my stop during the blog tour for The Most Special Chosen by Rachel de la Fuente. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Read the whole post to discover more about this book, find some links to some character interviews, some video teasers and there are two giveaways! The blog tour runs from 5 till 18 March. See the tour schedule here.
Elysabeth Vance is so determined not to be lost in her obsession that she refuses to see what’s right in front of her.
Damien is so afraid of ruining his only chance at happiness that he’s blind to Elysabeth’s obsession.
Once they open their eyes to what they have, nearly incomprehensible secrets will be revealed. After all, fate happens, even if you don’t believe in it.
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“This is your car? It’s beautiful.” He motions for me to enter, and I’m thankful he doesn’t comment on how close my comment was to a moan. Gorgeous and a gentleman. He’s getting better and better. I run my hand down the body as I walk to the door. He tenses as I do so, making me wonder where his mind has gone.
Damien clears his throat. “Yes, this is my car. I am glad you approve. You should have none but the best conveyance.” Again he motions for me to enter the car, and this time I do.
“Thank you. That’s sweet of you to say.” He closes the door with a nod before walking around the car and getting in.
“So, what kind of car is this?”
“It is a Veyron. A good vehicle.”
Damien chuckles as he turns the key. The radio blares to life playing glam rock, and he reaches forward to change the station.
I catch his hand to stop him. “Don’t change it.”
Damien glances at me, obviously surprised. “I would never have guessed that you like this kind of music.”
Don’t judge a book by its cover, gorgeous. “Damien, you just met me. There’s a lot that you would never guess.” I briefly wonder what music he thought I would like. Then again, I like such a variety that he’s probably right anyway.
“I would like to get to know you better, then.”
Perfect. I smile slightly, trying not to give away my excitement. “I’d like to get to know you better as well.”
We settle into a comfortable silence, listening to music, and before I know it, we’re at this cute little café. It seems like Damien is instantly at my side of the car and opening my door. My eyebrows hit my hairline when he offers me his hand as I step out.
“Oh, wow.” I tear my eyes away from his hand and meet his gaze. “Thank you.” His eyes fill with delight when my hand touches his.
“It is simply proper manners, Chérie.”
“Is it? Then most guys don’t bother with them.”
He offers me another of those wicked grins as we walk to the café door. “Ah, but I am not most guys, E-ly-sa-beth.” He draws out my name, making it sound far more elegant than I’m used to hearing.
I hope my answering smile is appropriately flirty. “I may have noticed.”
Damien holds the door to the café open for me with a slight bow, but his eyes never leave my own. “After you.” Despite my best attempts to never prejudge someone, it’s difficult to reconcile his appearance and actions.
“Thank you.” There’s no line, so we walk straight up to the cashier. The pretty, blonde, buxom cashier who’s eyeing Damien like a block of chocolate. She gives me a cursory glance, then focuses her gaze on him, as though I’m of no consequence.
“What can I get you today?” She’s obviously trying to make her voice low and sultry. I’m surprised she’s not batting her eyelashes.
Damien looks down at me, either clueless, or ignoring her. “Elysabeth, what would you like?”
“A medium hot chocolate, with whipped cream, please.” I offer the cashier a victorious smile.
She writes my order on a cup. “Name?” She barks out, sounding completely different.
“Lys.” She scrawls something illegible then smiles back up at Damien. “And what can I get you?” Her voice is back to sultry. The invitation is excruciatingly obvious.
“A medium dark roast coffee, for Damien.”
“Okay, would you like anything else, Damien?” I roll my eyes at the way she licks her lips. Could she be any more obvious?
“That will be all.” Is it wishful thinking, or does he sound a little annoyed? Her smile falls into a scowl. Silly girl. I almost hide my smile.
“Fine. That will be $6.12.” I open my purse to pull out my wallet, but Damien puts his hand over mine to stop me.
“I offered to buy you a drink.” Not really having anything to say against that, I nod. He hands the cashier a black AmEx. Wow. She runs it and hands it back to him with a scowl. Sore loser, apparently.
We walk away from the register to wait. “Thanks for my drink, Damien.”
“It was my pleasure, Elysabeth. I hope you do not mind me asking, but do you prefer to be called Lys?”
I’m not entirely sure how to answer that one. “Usually yes. My friends have been calling me Lys since I was little. But it started because they couldn’t say my name correctly. You do.” I grin at him. “I really like how elegant you make my name sound.”
He steps closer to me, and the café disappears. “Then I will continue to call you Elysabeth.” His quiet voice zips through me like electricity. I find myself trapped by his gaze, only breaking loose when the barista calls out my order.
About the Author:
Rachel de la Fuente (meaning of the fountain) lives in Maryland with the love of her life and two furry children that meow. The Most Special Chosen is her first novel, but it’s hardly her first story. She’s been writing since elementary school, and telling stories since she could speak. She is an avid fountain pen enthusiast with a bit of an ink problem, and often writes book notes and sections of stories by hand.
Rachel was born and raised in southern California, but spent many summers with family in Mexico. Her parents loved traveling, so she also spent many vacations in various locations, soaking up foreign cultures and sights. She still loves to travel, and is committed to crossing all of the locations off her bucket list.
Rachel is a proud Slytherin, and when not writing, spends much of her free time reading, cross stitching, and watching documentaries.
There are two giveaways during the blog tour for The Most Special Chosen! One of the giveaways is US Only and the other one is open International.
One winner wins the following prizes:
• A signed copy of The Most Special Chosen
• An eBook copy of The Most Special Chosen
• A sheet of Exalted Bloodlines series round stickers
• An Exalted Bloodlines logo cutout sticker
• An eBook copy of Elysabeth and Shawn, the Prequel Series
• A bookmark with The Most Special Chosen tagline
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