Monday, December 8, 2014

EXCERPT + Giveaway: Learning to Swim (Hearts Out of Water #1) by Annie Cosby


Learning to Swim (Hearts Out of Water #1)
Release Date: 03/01/14

Summary from Goodreads:
"... a darkly romantic beginning to what promises to be an unusual contemporary YA fantasy series."
- Serena Chase, USA Today

When Cora’s mother whisks the family away for the summer, Cora must decide between forging her future in the glimmering world of second homes where her parents belong, or getting lost in the bewitching world of the locals and the mystery surrounding a lonely old woman who claims to be a selkie creature—and who probably needs Cora more than anyone else.

Through the fantastical tales and anguished stories of the batty Mrs. O’Leary, as well as the company of a particularly gorgeous local boy called Ronan, Cora finds an escape from the reality of planning her life after high school. But will it come at the cost of alienating Cora’s mother, who struggles with her own tragic memories?

As the summer wanes, it becomes apparent that Ronan just may hold the answer to Mrs. O’Leary’s tragic past—and Cora’s future.

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Learning to Swim is free on Amazon from Dec. 8-12, and the sequel, Learning to Live, is out now!





One day, Princess bounded ahead of me and joined Mrs. O’Leary and Ronan on the porch before I could stop her.
“Hello there, dear girl,” I heard Mrs. O’Leary greeting her.
I briefly considered walking home and pretending Princess had run away from me, but she was my dad’s favorite daughter and I didn’t dare face him without her safely in tow.
Mrs. O’Leary was delighted to see me.
“Come sit, dear,” the old woman said. “We were just discussing kelpies and changelings.”

I turned a delightfully amused face at Ronan, hoping to see him embarrassed to be caught in a world of fantasy, but his face was impassive, completely unperturbed. Those were the hardest boys to ignore: the ones that weren’t concerned with your opinion of them, not afraid to be caught listening to fairytales.

About the Author
I'm the YA author of the USA Today recommended HEARTS OUT OF WATER series and the brand new HUMMINGBIRD SAGA.

When I'm not writing, I'm usually freelance editing for awesome clients like Anna Katmore (formerly Piper Shelly) and Month9Books/Swoon Romance!

I split my days between my hometown, St. Louis, and my adopted love, Galway, Ireland.


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4 comments:

collenga said...

Sounds like a lovely book and the cover is cute too! Thanks for sharing!

nurmawati djuhawan said...

thx u for hosting :)

Annie Cosby said...

Thanks for posting, Michelle! :)

Amanda Sakovitz said...

thanks for the chance!