Welcome to the blog tour for WHERE THE SEA TAKES ME, the second book in the young adult contemporary romance series, Sea, by Heidi R. Kling. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
About the Book
Title: WHERE THE SEA TAKES ME
Series: Sea #2
Author: Heidi R. Kling
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 4, 2018
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They think I’ll be number seven. Unlucky number seven.
Dead teenager number seven. With the rash of suicides at my school, I’ve been shipped off to my dad’s Wyoming ranch for “my own safety.” My mom worries I’ll be next—another depressed teenager whose blood will end up on the train tracks. But she doesn’t know my secrets…or what I did.
Everything has changed at the ranch since I was there last. The staff is gone, and there aren’t any visitors. The place is struggling, and ALS is destroying my dad.
The one bright spot in this mess is his new—and only—ranch hand, Jake. He’s gorgeous, cheerful, healthy and sane. Shadows don’t haunt his eyes and eat away at him in the night.
But the ranch and Jake can’t save me from the darkness inside, or the knowledge of what I’ve done. This time, it’s up to me to save myself…
“Sea?” came the whispered voice. “Sea?” Light slipped through the drapes in my dorm. Harsh, punishing, Californian morning light. Ugh. Someone touched my cheek. My hair. “Sea? You awake?”
“No,” I grumbled at the cruel, whispering person. I was utterly exhausted from finals and felt like I’d shoved my head in the sand, eyes open and brain exposed. Everything felt dry and gritty and heavy. Groaning, I rolled over in the narrow, uncomfortable bed—and came face to face with my best friend, Spider.
He grinned, and his blue eyes sparkled like the sea at sunrise. “Morning, sunshine.”
I felt myself smiling despite all the sand.
Wait. Spider was already here? He’d planned to drive over the hill to help me move out of my dorm for the summer, but I hadn’t expected him until later. Like, during normal human hours. I squinted at the clock. “You’re really early.”
I shouldn’t have been surprised. Used to popping up at dawn to ride the waves, Spider was ready to roll, his lanky body sporting his usual shirt and shorts and hoodie. He had more energy in his pinky finger than I did in my entire body; had ever since we were kids chasing each other around the cove into the wild blue sea. He was always hard to keep up with, but this morning, I knew it’d be impossible.
He tugged on a strand of my hair. “Yeah, well. I wanted to see you.”
Terima Kasih, Sienna. I have found you.
Waves of warmth washed over me, quickly replaced by guilt. Blinking, I looked away. “That’s…thanks, Spider. It’s good to see you, too.”
The last thing I wanted was for Spider to know what—or most importantly, who—I’d been dreaming about. He knew whatever had happened two years ago changed me, changed us, but I didn’t talk about it. Hell, I tried not to even think about it.
Apparently my subconscious had other ideas.
Lately I’d been a little stir crazy. Maybe it was my first year of college wrapping up, maybe it was the dreams, or maybe it was something else. Something more. I couldn’t shake this feeling that something huge lurked on the horizon. I needed to focus on that horizon. Not on the time I spent in Indonesia helping orphans. Or the fact that I fell in love with one.
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About the Author
Heidi R. Kling writes books about normal girls in fantastic situations. Her debut novel SEA (Penguin/Putnam) was a finalist for Northern California Book of the Year,” an IndieNext Summer Pick, Goodreads “Mover and Shaker,” Scholastic Reading Pick, and Gateway Reader’s Award Finalist among other generous accolades. SEA, which launched June, 2010, is a bittersweet love story set in the aftermath of the devastating 2004 Indonesian tsunami, and is set to relaunch with Entangled Teen December 4 as WHERE I FOUND YOU(Sea series #1) with its sequel WHERE THE SEA TAKES ME out April, 2018!
After earning her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School in New York, Heidi returned to the Bay Area where she lives with her family in a tiny seaside village like the towns in her books.
She’s also the author of the acclaimed PAINT MY BODY RED (for fans of Speak and 13 Reasons Why), bestselling romantic comedy NOT OKAY, CUPID and the Spellspinners of Melas County series about feuding witches and warlocks.
Please visit her on twitter (Heidi R. Kling) where she loves to live-tweet TV shows, overuse gifs and chat with her readers about books, love and travel. She’s very fortunate to write stories for a living and is grateful to you for reading them!
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