Blog Tour: Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass | Excerpt + Giveaway
She was sweating under her breasts and in her armpits. Her scalp crawled with imagined flies, all fluttering wings and rushing feet. Her heart pounded so hard she was sure she was having a heart attack.
Emma Mathews closed the classroom door behind her and walked as fast as she could without breaking into an attention-grabbing all-out dash. She’d had something like this panic attack every afternoon for the past two weeks, with horrible physical symptoms no matter what kind of soap she used or how much deodorant she put on. All she wanted to do was run.
Everything You Know
Mary Beth Bass
Published: September 27, 2013
A dark forest, a screaming woman and blood. These are the images that haunt seventeen year old Emma from the moment she meets Joe Castlellaw. And so much more awaits.
Emma Mathews never believed she was like everyone else, but neither did she think herself crazy. Meeting Joe Castlellaw, Henry Dearborn High’s newest student, was like waking on a cold rock in a strange place, the world bathed in liquid moonlight. Everything is different now…and fraught. Visions of a dark forest, a screaming woman and blood have begun to haunt Emma’s dreams, and not only at night. But Joe’s lonely beauty makes her float on air, and she would follow him anywhere—out of high school and through the great tree, to a world of poetry and political savagery, of magic and murder, to a life that is entirely theirs and yet unlike anything they have ever known.
More than a little obsessed with Keats and MOBY DICK and fueled by loud music and cold grey days, Mary Beth Bass is the author of young adult fantasy and romantic women’s fiction. Her debut paranormal-women’s fiction hybrid, FOLLOW ME received the Book Buyers Best Award for Time Travel, Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.
An occasional travel writer, Mary Beth has written about Paris, Bordeaux, and Yorkshire, where she hiked the moors to the legendary setting for WUTHERING HEIGHTS and stood breathless in the parsonage room where Charlotte, Anne, and Emily Bronte talked out their stories with each other.
And if I seem a little strange, well that’s because I am.
Also loves octopuses.