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Spotlight + Giveaway: Elect (#2, Eagle Elite) by Rachel Van Dyken


I’m so excited to participate in the release day blitz for Elect, book 2 of the Eagle Elite series! I am actually hoping to read both books this week! There are a total of 4 books in the series: Elite (#1), Elect (#2), Entice (#3) and Elicit (#4). Books 3 and 4 will be released in 2014.



Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family’s enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him.

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family’s sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend… But Trace isn’t ready to give up on a future with Nix–and if he won’t fight for them, she will.

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner . . .



I woke up with a killer hangover. My fault. Grumbling, I took a shower and went downstairs to get some breakfast before I went over to the Space to see if Phoenix would change his tune.

“Hey.” Trace was sitting at the table eating some toast.

“Hey.” I waved. Idiot. She was sitting right in front of me.

Her eyes didn’t leave mine. I was frozen in place and could literally hear every beat of my heart in the silence.

“You’re wrong, you know.” She stood and walked toward me. “About a lot of things—everything, actually. And you’re an ass.”


“I’m talking, you’re listening.” She smirked and grabbed the front of my shirt and pushed me toward the pantry. She slammed me against the door, pretty forcefully, I might add, and then opened it and shoved me in. I mean, I could fight her but I was too damn turned on and curious to do anything except stare at her.

“I. Want. You.” She took off her shirt. What the hell? “Only you.” Her jeans were next.

The pantry immediately became my number one favorite spot in the house.

Facing me in nothing but her scandalous white lacy underwear, she whispered in my ear. “This. What you see? What’s in front of you, it’s not just about me wanting you. I want all of you. I want to be vulnerable with you, exposed. But you have to let me…maybe the reason I don’t want to open up that part of myself to Chase is because he isn’t you, Nixon. He doesn’t have this.” She placed my hand on her bare skin right above her breast. Shit, I was slowly dying inside. Did she even realize what the hell she was doing to me?

“He doesn’t have our history, our past, our drama. I love him, you’re right. I love him so damn much that I can’t imagine life without him. But he and I—we aren’t this. So tell me, Nixon. Tell me if you want me to forget. I’ll forget what we have, if that’s really what you want. If you want me to jump into his arms without looking back, I will. But know I’ll hate you forever for giving me up.”

“I’m not,” I interrupted her. “You can’t give up something you never had.”

She slapped me hard across the face. “You promised, Nixon. You promised me.”

I kissed her hard on the mouth, clenching her wrists in my hands as I pinned her against the door. “You’re right,” I growled and pulled away. “And I’m sorry for hurting us, for hurting you, but Trace…next time you trap me in a closet, in nothing but your underwear. I will take advantage of you. I’ll screw you until you forget your own name. Don’t play with fire, and don’t mess with me. I’m still terrible for you; he’s better, and I stand by what I did. Now move out of the way before I truly lose control and steal your virginity next to the damn Cheerios.”

She crossed her arms over her chest and glared as I sidestepped her and walked out of the pantry and directly into Tex.

“Whoa!” Tex looked at my face and then lower. His smile widened. “Taking care of business in the pantry or Mrs. Butterworth just make you horny?”

“Shut up.”

“It’s cool! She’s naked, I get it!” Tex called after me, while I raced back up the stairs, grabbed my phone and keys, and then ran out of the house. Away from Trace, away from everything.


About Rachel Van Dyken

rachel van dykenRachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill.

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  1. Bella bookaholic said:

    yes i would love to..! I want to meet Nixon and Chase baby <3


  2. Jamie Ford said:

    Of course I would want to! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂


  3. Jenny Kells said:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!


  4. Rhonda Beyer said:

    No way I wouldn’t like to attend Elite. They’re to damn mean!!!! But I love to read the drama..thanks for the giveaway! !!!!


  5. starchaser8808 said:

    No, I would not want to attend. Thanks for a great giveaway!


  6. Heather said:

    Hmmm. I don’t think so.


  7. Tina V. said:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!! Not sure that I would want to attend Elite, but I would love to meet Nixon and Chase! 🙂


  8. Randi palmer said:

    I would love to go there..the guys are so hot!!


  9. Mimi Bennett Lovell said:

    Absolutely! Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. Cara Nicole said:

    Yes! With Nixon and Chase, I would love to go there!!


  11. Missy Morrison Goodsell said:

    Sure, I’d be up for the challenge of the school, Thank you for the giveaway 🙂


  12. Rachelle said:

    Heck Yes! Hot guy alert
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂


  13. Kim Perry said:

    Sure, it would definitely be interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!


  14. Chanpreet said:

    Uh I’m not sure. Living in an environment like that could make or break you. I don’t do so well when there is lots of drama, so no.


  15. Cindy said:

    maybe hahah thannks for the chance 🙂


  16. Gina H said:

    No, thank you, no hot man is worth dealing with mean girls! Thanks for the giveaway!


  17. D said:

    Yeah! 😀 But I promise to be a good girl! :)))


  18. Lola said:

    Do I have to make up my mind now???? 🙂


  19. Lindsey RC said:

    Thanks for the chance! Can’t answer that question because I haven’t read it yet, but it’s at the top of my TBR!


  20. Donna Reynolds said:

    I have not read this yet but for the right guy I would do anything Thank you for the great chance.


  21. Loraine Oliver said:

    I really would be kind of intimidated to be honest-but maybe when I was younger I would feel different!!!


  22. andieleah78 said:

    Umm that would be a NO THANK YOU…I’m good


  23. Terrie Lynn said:

    I couldn’t say either way. I was just introduced to this series. From what I read above I am interested in learning about Eagle Elite University and the lives of the students who attend. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.


  24. April Wald said:

    Definitely! Bring on the meanies and the hotties.
    Awesome giveaway!


  25. Riana Alcelinia said:

    i haven’t read this book yet.. so my answer is i don’t know… but maybe
    thanks for the giveaway^^


  26. Gabrielle Dominique said:



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