April 04, 2014

Blog Tour: Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout {Giveaway & Excerpt}

About The Book
Published by: Disney Hyperion
To Be Released on: April 15th, 2014
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Add it to Goodreads

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

The door opened, and the nurse entered with the doctor who’d examined me the night before. I liked him. His smile was genuine, fatherly. “Do you remember my name?” When I didn’t answer immediately, his smile didn’t falter. “I’m Dr. Weston. I just want to ask you a few questions.”

He asked the same questions everyone else had. What was my name? Did I know how I’d gotten on the road or what I’d been doing before the deputy picked me up? The answer to all his questions was the same: no.

But when he moved on to other questions, I had answers. “Have you ever read To Kill a Mockingbird?”

My dry lips cracked when I smiled. I knew that answer! “Yeah, it’s about racial injustice and different kinds of courage.”

Dr. Weston nodded approvingly. “Good. Do you know what year it is?”

I arched an eyebrow. “It’s 2014.”

“Do you know what month it is?” When I didn’t answer immediately, his smile slipped.

“It’s March.” I moistened my lips, starting to get nervous. “But I don’t know what day.”

“Today is March Twelfth. It’s Wednesday. What is the last day you remember?”

I picked at the edge of the blanket and took a guess. “Tuesday?”

Dr. Weston’s lips once more curved into a smile. “It had to be longer than that. You were dehydrated when they brought you in. Can you try again?”

I could, but what would be the point? “I don’t know.”

He asked some more questions, and when an orderly brought in lunch, I discovered I hated mashed potatoes. Dragging the IV behind me like baggage, I stared at a stranger in the mirror.

I’d never seen her face before.

But it was mine. I leaned forward, inspecting the reflection. Coppery hair hung in clumps around a slightly sharp chin. My cheekbones were high and my eyes were a cross between brown and green. I had a small nose. That was good news. And I guessed I’d be pretty if it wasn’t for the purplish bruise spreading from my hairline and covering my entire right eye. The skin was scuffed on my chin. Like a giant raspberry stain.

I pushed away from the sink, pulling my IV back into the tiny room. Raised voices outside the closed door halted my attempts to get back into the bed.

“What do you mean, she has no memory of anything?” a woman’s thin voice demanded.

“She has a complex concussion, which has affected her memory,” Dr. Weston explained

patiently. “The memory loss should be temporary, but—”

“But what, Doctor?” asked a man.

At the sound of the stranger’s voice, a conversation floated out of the cloudy recesses of my thoughts, like a distant television show you could hear but not see.

“I really wish you wouldn’t spend so much time with that girl. She’s nothing but trouble, and I don’t like the way you act around her.”

It was his voice—the man outside—but I didn’t recognize the tenor and there was nothing else associated with it.

About The Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Follow Jennifer via:  Website | BlogTwitter | Facebook 

About the Giveaway

Thank you to Disney Hyperion, each site has 1 copy of Don't Look Back to giveaway. To enter today's giveaway, please fill out the form below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Tour
Don't by tomorrow's stop to read the next excerpt! Follow the tour here.


  1. Awesome excerpt, thanks for sharing! Cannot wait for the release few weeks :)

  2. I loved the excerpt! I'm looking forward to reading Don't look back.

  3. Reading the excerpt gets me really excited to read it.

  4. Great excerpt! I am looking forward to reading this book :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    cguidroz2 (at) cox (dot) net

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoyed the excerpt and am looking forward to reading the book!

  6. Very excited for this one! It sounds so good!

  7. Just read the excerpt and it's made me even more excited to read this! It just looks so good! :D

  8. Very excited for this! Love Jennifer's books! Thanks for sharing & the Giveaway!
    -Amanda @ Escaping Reality Within Pages

  9. Awesome excerpt! I can't wait for this book to be released!

  10. I've heard good things about this one and I like Jennifer Armentrout

  11. The more I read about this book, the more I really want to read it. Plus Jennifer Armentrout is usually a genius in her books, so I'm hoping this is just as good as her others. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  12. Congratulations to JLA on the impending release! I'll be assuaging the pain of tax day by reading DON'T LOOK BACK, which sounds great based on the excerpt posted here. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  13. I love Jenn and I am excited to read this book =)

  14. I love the excerpt!
    hope to win thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I'm looking forward to this book so much! That excerpt is so interesting!! I'll definitely be pre-ordering soon!

  16. I'm so looking forward to reading this. I'm never disappointed with Jennifer's books.


Thank you for stopping by! We love reading your comments and we try to reply back to each comment. So make sure to check back with us.