Title(s): Pepped Up & All Pepped Up
Author: Ali Dean
Tour Dates: August 11-15, 2014
About Pepped Up:
Pepper Jones is ready for an epic cross country season. She wants to qualify for Nationals, and she’s willing to do anything it takes to make it happen. She can handle long miles and hill sprints, but boys? That’s an entirely different challenge.
Pepper’s never considered revealing her deeper feelings for her longtime friend, Jace Wilder. After all, he’s got the personal magnetism and good looks to hook just about any girl in town — and he has. Their friendship stands apart from high school social circles, and they’re both just fine with that (or at least they pretend to be).
That is, until running star Ryan Harding moves to town.
When it comes to running, Pepper’s goals are clear. But when it comes to Jace and Ryan, it’s nowhere near as simple.
About All Pepped Up:
Pepper Jones knew that being Jace Wilder’s girlfriend wouldn’t be simple.
But she didn’t predict just how many complications would arise from his past. Jealous girls? That she expected. Family secrets? Not so much.
At least Pepper can always hit the trails to clear her head… except when it comes to racing.
The high expectations from her phenomenal cross country season haunt her, and she can’t seem to get psyched up for track season.
Pepper’s junior year at Brockton Public is full of challenges on and off the track, but she’s not afraid to face them.
EXCERPT FROM PEPPED UP:
I dig my feet into the mud and embrace the burning in my quads. The harder I
push, the deeper the pain in my legs and my lungs. But I’m closing the gap
with the two girls in front of me, and that makes it worth it.
Just before reaching the top, the girl in the yellow uniform pitches forward and
hits the ground. She’s back on her feet already when I pass her, but she’s lost
her momentum. It’s not easy to regain on this terrain.
I’m shoulder to shoulder with the girl in the red uniform when we hit the top of
the climb. It’s a straight 100 meters to the finish. I can barely make out the
finish line through my mud caked lashes, but it doesn’t matter. I’m not easing
I’ve got one shoe on, and I’m soaked in mud from head to toe. Literally. This is
my kind of race. The discomfort from the elements is nothing compared to the
throbbing in my muscles. I welcome it all as I force my legs into sprint mode.
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Ali Dean lives in Colorado with her husband, twin babies, and golden retriever. In addition to reading and writing, she loves the outdoors- everything from marathon training and biking to snowboarding and skiing.
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