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ONE TINY SECRET
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Just one tiny secret has the potential to ruin everything.Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that eighteen-year-old Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. The sudden return of her old flame, Parker Reed, manages to make her whole situation even more complicated.When an elusive unknown person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets, Dani refuses to play along. That is, until the person’s actions take a violent turn. Holden Ridge loses its sense of quaint town security, and Dani is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.Who can she trust when anyone around her could be a suspect?One thing’s for certain though: Never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.
1) A foamcore mounted poster of the cover for One Tiny Secret
2) A One Tiny Secret beaded bracelet
3) A framed print of the hand-drawn (by Adam himself) original mock-up for the One Tiny Secret cover.
4) Winner’s choice of either a $25.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card.
“How much did you have to drink last night?” he asks while moving the damp cloth from over my eyes to back on my forehead.
“I only remember having like two drinks…the shot at the entrance...and the one beer I got myself.”
“Ha, light weight,” he jokes.
“I don’t feel hung over though. I feel drugged up,” I reply wearily.
“Huh...can you open your eyes?”
“I can try,” I reply, slowly blinking my eyes open. Everything’s still blurry, but as I attempt to focus on just Parker’s face, it comes into view. He smiles while letting out a soft laugh, and I smile back.
“Good morning…well actually it’s after noon.”
“Ah crap, what time is it exactly?” I ask, feeling my stomach sink at the thought of my dad sending out a search party with him leading the way, decked out in his uniform and everything.
“It’s about one, why?”
“Ugh, my dad is why. Where’s my phone?” I ask looking around my immediate vicinity to see if it’s anywhere nearby.
“Oh, it’s on my desk. I’ll get it,” he says and then raises from the bed.
The first thing I notice is that he’s not wearing a shirt. The second thing…he’s wearing green and blue flannel pajama bottoms…and they’re riding dangerously low. As he turns around, my eyes can't help but travel directly to the definition just below his hips. Oh my god, his v is perfect. Seriously, when did Parker get this hot? I mean he was hot before, but now, holy shit. And from the looks of it, he may not be wearing any boxers under those pants of his.
I feel embarrassed for staring and avert my eyes. “You’re killing me with your v,” I blurt out.
“My what?” he asks confused.
“Your v. You know, the highly defined hip and pelvic area. Your v,” I reply, taking my phone from his hands.
“Oh, that. Yeah I’ve been working out a little lately.”
“A little?” I murmur under my breath. He just laughs.
I look down at the shirt I have on and it’s definitely not mine. It suddenly dawns on me...I’m wearing his shirt. Tugging on the flannel, “Uh, why am I wearing your shirt? We didn’t-”
“No, nothing happened,” he replies quickly. “You kind of threw up all over your Little Red outfit...and that’s all I had for you to wear.”
So, I just want everyone to know that this was a completely random giveaway. To make it fair for everyone I put all of your names on a piece of paper and put them in a box and mixed them all up, hahaha (I know, I'm old school)! Annnnnd the winner is...Tammy Geller Moore!Next, Adam submitted a list of five items to vote on by comment. He would post the number with the most votes later in the evening. The choices were 1) Celebrity pictures of who I envision would play the main characters in One Tiny Secret. 2) Pictures of what I think the town of Holden Ridge (where the book takes place) looks like. 3) Teaser pictures of scenes/overall settings/themes etc. 4) The One Tiny Secret Song Play list 5) An unedited excerpt of One Tiny Secret. This "quick poll" lasted nearly all afternoon and sparked many funny comments. In the end, #5, an unedited excerpt of One Tiny Secret, had the most votes! Here is the posted excerpt:
Taking off my slippers, I slide under the covers to warm up. As I go to reach for my laptop, my phone chimes again. Unlocking it, I find that it’s just reminding me of my unchecked Facebook friend request. Tapping on the Facebook icon, I wait for the page to load. Being on the outskirts of town really sucks for internet access.In the early evening, Adam made the cover reveal event PUBLIC. Many more attendees signed up and more giveaways and posts are on their way!
My eyes grow wide with surprise, and my heart stutters, as I see the picture of the person who sent me the request pop up on my screen. “Parker Reed?” The moment that name leaves my lips, I feel a tingling sensation course through my entire body. The last time I saw his face was like three years ago, and I was making out with it. I used to be attached at the hip and utterly inseparable from his sister, Phoebe. Our best friendship was destroyed by my little…well I wouldn’t call it little…fling with Parker. Phoebe and I are actually on speaking terms now, as of two weeks ago, which I was sure would never happen, in like a million years.
I let my phone’s screen fade to black without clicking yes or no to the request, and then set the phone down by my side. I let out a heavy sigh as I think back to the night Parker and I first kissed. He was a senior and I was a Freshman. I pretty much had a crush on him all my post pubescent life, and that crush was firmly cemented the moment our lips locked.
“No…no you’ve got to snap out of this, Dani!” I groan. “You can’t eff things up with Phoebe again.”