Thursday, December 31, 2020

North Star Angel by Mila Nicks - Book Tour + Giveaway

North Star Angel
by Mila Nicks
Genre: YA Romance

The map of your heart will show you the way...

It’s Christmas 1997 and Mariah Rowland’s freshman year of college couldn’t be more of a disaster. Her high school boyfriend dumped her, her course load is stressing her out, and the college parties aren’t what they’re cracked up to be. Craving some normalcy, Mariah heads home for the holidays, but after a shocking discovery, she realizes even home isn’t the same.
Now she’s on a cross-country quest to right a wrong. Accompanying her is ex-best friend, Mason Wright. Mason’s on a mysterious journey of his own as he makes his way to California. Wounds old and new are opened between the friends throughout their travels, including some feelings they thought no longer existed. 
But as their road trip ends, Mariah once again discovers that nothing is as it seems. She has some life-altering decisions to make that will change things forever.

North Star Angel is a coming of age, friends to lovers, holiday romance with a guaranteed HEA. It features young adult characters in mature situations and may not be suitable for readers under eighteen.

Mariah closed her eyes and exhaled. The jig was up, but her agitation only amplified. “Look, it’s none of your business what I’m doing here—or what’s going on with my car. Can you please take a hint and go? I’m good. I’m fine. I got this. Bye.”

“Alright, I will. Didn’t wanna intrude…just thought it was strange seeing you out here like this.”

“And it’s not weird for you to be out here?”

“I’m ’bout to hit the road. That’s why I’m here—stopped to get gas.”

“Okay, and so was I. Happy?” she asked, crossing her arms. “I was going to drive to Texas to see my dad.”

Mason’s brow creased. “Figured you’d spend it with your mom like you’ve been the past couple years.”

“This year’s different. I decided not to. I wanted to spend it with my dad in Texas, but obviously that’s not going to happen now that my car’s dead.”

A long beat passed between them where neither moved and neither spoke. His eyes bored into hers and the gears in his brain could practically be seen turning. Her own burned with irritation as she edged toward a dismissive goodbye and returned to her car. Finally, a slight smile cracked onto Mason’s bearded face.

“I’ll drive you,” he said quietly.

“What do you mean drive me?”

“I’ll take you if you want. I’m headed to California. I’ll drop you off on the way.”

Mariah blinked and stared. Words scrambled around uselessly in her head. “Me and you? Drive to Texas together?”

“Why not?” he asked, turning his gaze onto the parking lot. His pickup truck waited parked on the opposite end. “I’m already headed that way.”

“It’ll add extra time to your trip…”

“I don’t mind. I’ve got the time for it,” he said vaguely. He shrugged again. “Choice’s yours. If you don’t want to, I get it. But I need to know. I’m already thirty minutes off schedule.”

The crossroads left her more conflicted than ever. On one hand, she couldn’t imagine spending the next couple days solely in his company, forced to endure the tight confines of his truck after what they’d been through. But on the other hand, the ghostly college campus and chaotic household with Mom and Bill seemed much worse. Then she pictured Dad, alone and sullen in his townhouse for Christmas. She drew in a shaky breath and listened to what her heart whispered.

“Okay,” she said with a hesitant nod. “I’ll go with you.”

Mila Nicks is an emerging romance author on a mission to pen heartfelt love stories featuring women of color.
From the time she was a small girl with crayons and an overactive imagination, she’s had a passion for storytelling. In addition to receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she is presently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing. She has also served her country in the United States Air Force.
When she isn’t penning uplifting love stories, you can find this imaginative writer traveling across the globe, sampling new cuisines, or spending quality time with her spunky pet Chihuahua, Zayden. 

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