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Blog Tour: Streamline - Excerpt and Giveaway!

10 May 2012

Hey everyone :) Welcome to my stop on the official blog tour for Streamline by Jennifer Lane. I'll be sharing with you a short excerpt from this book, and there will be a giveaway at the end of the post!

by Jennifer Lane
Published by Omnific Publishing
Released March 27th 2012

Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.

Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter--her father--is in prison for murder.

Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.


After the company commander led them in a swift jog to the PT
field, she addressed them. “Good morning.” She surveyed the group.
“Welcome to the Academy. As you may recall, I’m Midshipman
Second Company Commander Viva Nevington. We’ll meet in the
p-way every morning at zero-five-hundred hours.”

Leo wondered how he’d be on time considering the detailers had
forbidden watches and alarm clocks. He wondered if the likes of Axl
Rose would be his new alarm clock.

“Next we’ll have at least ninety minutes of physical training,”
Nevington resumed. “This will be the hardest time of your life, so
get ready for it.”

As he listened to tiny groans and gasps, Leo felt a smile threaten
to break through. Here we go. A thrilling energy coursed through him.

“Following our little workout this morning, we’ll dress in our
whiteworks for more training,” Company Commander Nevington
continued. “I’d like to introduce your platoon commanders and squad
leaders who will oversee your conditioning. To my left…”

Leo felt his skin tingle as it did on the starting blocks. He couldn’t
wait to get this party started. But this was an endurance test ahead.
Chill out, amigo. He was a sprinter, and making it through Plebe
Summer would be more like a marathon. 

I hope you enjoyed this short excerpt :) Leo sure does sound athletic! I personally can't wait to read the rest of the book! And, on to the giveaway; one winner will win an ecopy of Streamline thanks to the lovely people at Omnific Publishing :) Giveaway ends May 16th!

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And that's not all! The lovely author herself, is giving away a $20 Gift Card for any place of the winner's choice! (Amazon, B&N etc.) You can enter this awesome giveaway here: . 

For the full tour schedule, click HERE. 


  1. I am seeing this book everywhere this week. I am definitely a fan of the cool underwater cover. I also enjoyed the excerpt and now I am entering the giveaway. What's not to love? Thanks Shirley! You rock!

  2. Happy tuesday! :)

  3. YEAH SHIRLEY! So glad you're a part of this tour as well:) I enjoyed this book a lot, and Leo was such a beautiful mess of a character, I just wanted to reach in and hug him! Hope you have a fantastic weekend:)

  4. I'm really excited for Streamline! It looks really good! :)
    I love the cover! I wish that could happen to me ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I think this book looks great!

  6. Streamline looks and sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Oooh, Shirley, I just read a review for this one, and it sounds amazing--SO intense! Thank for hosting the excerpt and giveaway! ♥

  8. I hadn't heard about this book until today, but I'm so glad I found it! It looks like such a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Short but sweet! Great excerpt and thanks for sharing it with us. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of this book myself too. :)

  10. Oh my gosh, WHAT A GORGEOUS COVER. <3 It's so beautiful! I just love underwater pictures; they sort of remind me of the Mara Dyer covers in the best possible way! :) And I can't believe this is the first I'm hearing of this book! Maybe it's just me, but I find reading books like this -- about characters that seem perfect but actually aren't -- super intriguing. It's imperfect perfection a.k.a. totally relatable! x)

    Thanks so much for kicking this book into my face so I could add it to my never-ending TBR pile, Shirley-sweetie!! I must read this book! *gives off evil laugh* x) <3

  11. Jenniferlanebooks7 September 2012 at 18:47

    Shirley, thank you for being hosting the tour on your blog--I'm now a follower. Leo is indeed athletic, as you suspect. ;-)


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