Saturday, March 17, 2018

Excerpt & Tour: The Most Special Chosen by Rachel de la Fuente

The Most Special Chosen

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.

The Most Special Chosen
The Most Special Chosen 

(Exalted Bloodlines #1)
By Rachel de la Fuente

Genre: Paranormal Drama/ Paranormal Romance
Age category: New Adult/ Adult
Release Date: March 3, 2018

Blurb:
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.

You can find The Most Special Chosen on Goodreads

You can buy The Most Special Chosen on Amazon


Meet the characters!
The author did some character interviews with her characters on her blog, check them out:
- Selene Delanciennes
- Shawn Dooley
- Damien Delanciennes
- Elysabeth Vance

Video Teasers
And check out these two video teasers on YouTube:
- Video teaser #1
- Video teaser #2


Excerpt
Shawn's waiting for me.
"I don't remember you wearing a skirt when you left." His tone is deceptively calm.
"I bought it at the market he took me to. Isn't it cute?" I twirl around, hoping he'll drop whatever's coming next.
"I bet if you bend over even an inch you'd be showing everyone your butt." His voice is nearly monotone.
"Shawn! That's ridiculous!" I scoff. "It's halfway down my thighs. What's gotten into you?"
"You act differently with him, Lys. You..." He motions with his hands, like he's trying to pick the right word out of the air. "Flaunt yourself."
"Flaunt myself? I don't flaunt myself. I found a skirt I liked, and I bought it."
"Fine, whatever." He turns to walk away, dismissing me, and my legendary temper flares up.
"I'll have you know he was a perfect gentleman!"
He whirls around to face me again, eyes narrowed. "Isn't that how they always start?" he spits out.
"How dare you, Shawn?" I say, my voice dangerously low. "Damien isn't Zane. He isn't you!"
Calm yourself.
The voice is stronger, clearer even, and it surprises me from my anger.
Despite the hurt that flares in his eyes, Shawn plods along with his argument. "I don't want to see you hurt, Lys. I think you're putting too much into this far too quickly."
"What's that supposed to mean?" I ask angrily.
"This was only your first date," he responds evenly. "Every other first date you've ever been on has been short and informal. A couple hours, tops. This time you were gone all day. And look at you!" His voice rises. "You've never worn anything like this. Let's face it, you're in a revealing interpretation of a gothic outfit."
My cheeks heat. "Shawn, there's nothing wrong with wearing something different, revealing or otherwise."
His eyes narrow. "You're right. But this isn't about something different, is it? This is for him." My entire face heats at being so easily read. "This is just another dip into your obsession, isn't it?" he asks accusingly, eyes narrowed. "For all your interest in vampires, I've never seen you like this. What's next, a leather trench coat? I know how much you want one. How about some f —"
"STOP!" I shout, cutting him off. "You promised!"
"I did, but I can see what you're doing, even if you don't. This isn't right. It's not fair to you or him!" Well, that's surprising, I assumed he hated Damien, maybe I'm wrong.
"I'm not doing anything!" I hate how whiney I sound. "It's not what you think. He's a great guy, and I really like him. I'm perfectly aware that he's just as human as I am, thank you very much."
"Are you, Lys?" He eyes me over the top of his glasses, one eyebrow raised.
"Yes, of course!"
"So you've kept him out of those vampire fantasies of yours?" His tone is sharp and bites into me. I look away, unable to answer in the negative. "Just as I thought. If you let this keep going, one of you will get hurt."
I'm not willing to accept the truth to his words. "Look, this is ridiculous. I love you, Shawn, you're like my brother, but stop giving me all this crap! I'm going to bed."


Rachel de la FuenteAbout 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.

You can find and contact Rachel de la Fuente here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Instagram
- YouTube
- Newsletter

Giveaways
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.

US Giveaway
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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International Giveaway
One winner wins the following Prizes:
• An eBook copy of The Most Special Chosen
• An eBook copy of Elysabeth and Shawn, the Prequel Series

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