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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Found in Prague By Dana Newman / Excerpt


Found in Prague
By Dana Newman


Genre: YA Romance/Travel
Page Length: 268
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours

Synopsis

After receiving an odd email during her first semester of college, Katica Coleman traverses fearlessly across the Atlantic Ocean to Prague in the heart of Europe looking for answers to her family's past but ends up finding so much more. Katica quickly learns that it's easy to fall in love while meandering through the winding cobblestone streets, snow-covered castles and aromatic crepe cafés of the magical country that is her family's homeland. But is the charming Czech boy with the intoxicating accent and cool, charismatic gait someone she should let herself get lost in? He always seems to come to her assistance at just the right moment, but can he really be trusted? Katica cannot help but wonder whether she should listen to her wary gut or give in to the giddy waves of excitement coursing through her body....


Excerpt

Michal skimmed quickly through the multitude of different crepe options, from sweet and creamy chocolate mousse to salt and savory ham with cheese, before locating the one he would order without so much as a moment of deliberation. Instead of closing his menu, however, he kept it open to shield his face while he stole glimpses at Katica, who peered down at the list in her hands with pursed lips and deeply concentrated eyes.
They bore into the pages before her and twitched back and forth as she examined the options. She looked adorable like that, and the impulse to kiss her shot forcefully through Michal’s chest once more. Do it! Just kiss her right now, coaxed the daring side of his brain. She’s the most amazing girl you’ve ever met. What are you waiting for? he asked himself. But then the more rational side of his mind kicked in and talked him out of it. No, not now! it argued. Not while she’s so deep in thought on something else. It’s not the right time. You don’t want your first kiss with Katica to be at the wrong time. The mischievous side was about to make its rebuttal when the case was decided by an outside factor. Katica had picked out a crepe, or palačinka in Czech. She nodded her head decisively and slapped the front and back cover of her menu together, dissolving the moment in an instant. She placed the menu on the table in front of her and shifted her eyes and attention to Michal, completely unaware of the conflict that had been raging inside his head. “What?” she asked with a giggle, noticing that Michal was staring strangely over his menu at her. “Oh, nothing,” he spat out, abruptly folding his menu shut and placing it on the on top of hers. He would sound crazy if he told her even half of what he had been thinking, so instead he simply answered her questioning eyes with, “I’m just happy to be here, that’s all.”

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Author Bio

Dana Newman, like Katica Coleman, the main character in Found in Prague,
is a second generation Czech-American. Her childhood was filled with dinner table stories about dynamic adventures of life in another land during another time. After graduating from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida in 2008, she set off on her own adventure with Prague as the destination. To write this book, she has woven the vivid stories from her childhood into her own travel experiences and then sprinkled a little fairy dust on top.

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