Thursday, May 5, 2016

Blog Tour Swoon Thursday (#171) and Giveaway: Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Welcome to the blog tour for Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider! I am so excited to be sharing a steamy swoon from this book. Tuck in!

Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!

- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting

This week, my swoon is from Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider!

[Context: Finn and Sloane just jumped off of a waterfall! For fun.]

My adrenaline is pumping something fierce, my heartbeat so frantic to keep up it stutters against the inside of my chest. And then Finn does something equally crazy. He leans in and kisses me as the spray from the falls kicks up around us. He pulls me close, and this kiss is nothing like the sloppy attempt last night. The moment is so big, from the waterfall to the jumping to my crazy heart that's beating a mile a minute.

He trails soft kisses along the edge of my mouth, and the makes his way along my chin, and finds his way to just below my eat. A wicked shiver courses down my spine as he pulls me in closer.

- Hardcover, page 157

About the Book:

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date; May 3, 2016

Official Summary:

Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.

These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.

Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.

But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voice mails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.

About the Author:

Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu, and - although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers

SUMMER OF SLOANE is her debut novel, out May 3, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion. Visit Erin online at Erin L Schneider or on Twitter: @ErinLSchneider1.

The Giveaway:

3 Finished Copies of SUMMER OF SLOANE (US Only)

Follow the Tour:

Week 1:
5/2: Lost In Lit - Review
5/3: Reading Teen - Q&A
5/5: The Eater of Books! - Swoon Thursday
5/6: A Book & A Latte - Review

Week 2:
5/9: The Irish Banana Review - Playlist
5/10: Go Read A Book - Review
5/11: Paperback Princess - Top 10
5/12: A Leisure Moment - Review
5/13: Book Addict's Guide - Scent Combinations


  1. This books sounds a such a good summer read, it's setting is Hawaii, who wouldn't love it 😊

    1. I agree! It's a wonderful summer read. =)

  2. I have been wanting to read this book since I heard about it at YallFEST. Can't wait.

    1. That's awesome! I hope you get the chance to read it, Sam. ^_^

  3. I love the excerpt! Now I really have to read this book. Thanks for the post today.

  4. I'm so excited about this book! I can't wait to read it... And that kiss sounds absolutely lovely!

  5. This is definitely super swoony! I can't wait to read SOS!

  6. Looks awesome! Can't wait to check it out 😊

  7. Love this cover!Looks amazing! Can't wait for it!

  8. A very swoon worthy scene! Thank you for the great post my friend.

  9. Oh wow! Such a sweet kiss! Sounds like things are heating up.

  10. Ooh, I'm loving that kiss. So glad the second time around was so much better than the first.

    1. I know! Especially knowing the context of the first attempt... it was hilarious. :D

  11. I've become something of a fantasy girl, but contemporary was the original stealer of my heart. Can't wait to read this!

    1. Awww! I hope you enjoy this one if you read it, Valerie!

  12. Looks just right for summer!

  13. I'm so excited for this book! Thanks for the giveaway :]

  14. Lovely blog tour post Alyssa :D Yay for awesome swoon, hih. <3 I'm curious about this one. Not for me, mostly likely, lol, but I like that cover :D

    1. Thank you! It was a lovely scene (and lovely book overall)!


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