Shakespeare Burning by Charisse Moritz – Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

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He’s the boy who wants to disappear.

One mistake and seventeen-year-old Shake LeCasse lost everything. Now there’s no going back and no way to move forward. The once-popular Varsity hockey captain is living in the basement of a grandmother he barely knows, ditching school, avoiding friends and working hard on self-destruction.

She’s the girl nobody sees.

Cleo Lee survives however she can. Lie, cheat, steal, whatever it takes, and saving Mr. Popular isn’t part of the plan. Telling him the truth about the night that destroyed his life is downright dangerous. She needs to keep quiet, be smart and let the guy she’s been half in love with since middle school throw away a future she’d do anything to have. Too bad she sucks at playing it safe.

Enjoy an Excerpt

It’s the end of the world as we know it:

Since I’m about as lucky as Friday the thirteenth, the bell rings as we walk to my locker. The hall floods with shocked bystanders. Teenagers freeze in their tracks and clutch at their hearts. The female population drops to their collective knees and weeps. Might as well wear sealskin boots to a PETA convention. Sing Marilyn Manson in church. Grab a piece of the flag for toilet paper. When Cleo Lee and Shake LeCasse hold hands, it’s the end of the world as we know it. Any second, locusts will fall from the sky, mountains will crumble to dust, the devil will need a wool coat, and wolves will mate with bunnies.

It’s not enough for Shake.

Oh no. The crazy idiot puts on a performance. With all eyes on us, he traps me at my locker, braces his hands on either side and leans over me. He treats me to his legendary grin. He actually finds this amusing. I’m trying hard not to pee myself and consider pinching his nipple, just to wipe the smirk off his face.

“Why?” I beg, poised to run.

“You’re not a secret, Cleo. You’re mine.”

Pittypat goes my heart. Then the universe shifts, because Shakespeare LeCasse dips his blonde curly head and pulls me into his orbit.

About the Author: Emily Award Finalist and Melody Of Love Award Finalist, Charisse M Moritz divides her life between upstate NY and northern Florida. When not barricaded inside her writing cave or enjoying every possible minute with her husband and three kids, you’ll find her listening to 60’s music, singing offkey and looking for new reads.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Diana Hardt says

    Nice cover. I really liked the synopsis and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  3. thanks for hosting.

  4. Thank you so much for posting an excerpt of my mature YA romance, Shakespeare Burning!

  5. Rita Wray says

    Sounds like a great book.

  6. Victoria Alexander says

    Great cover, thanks for sharing!

  7. Mya Murphy says

    I can’t wait!! Sounds flipping awesome!!

  8. Which of your characters would you most like to spend the day with?

    • Which of my characters would I want to spend the day with? That is an extremely interesting question, and I find myself switching back and forth between Shake and Cleo, because they are both so desperately in need of a hug from an adult. Thank you for asking!

  9. James Robert says

    Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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