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Friday, November 8, 2013

Book Blitz and Giveaway! Text By Cambria Hebert

Title: TEXT
Author: Cambria Hebert
Cover Designer: Mae I Design

Series: Take It Off series - Note: the Take It Off series is a series of stand alones. Each book is its own story. 
Genre: New adult contemporary - due to graphic language and sexual content this book is recommended for readers 18+.

***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***

One text can change everything.

Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true.

She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods.

But Honor didn’t go down there alone.

She took her kidnapper’s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim.

Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country.

But a single text changes everything.

Nathan becomes Honor’s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he’s never met.

Both of them want freedom… but they have to survive long enough to obtain it.


**This is copyrighted material by author Cambria Hebert**

Both of us pulled out a pistol at the same time. I trained mine on his chest. He 

trained his on Honor.

“Drop the gun,” I demanded.

“I’ll shoot her before you even pull the trigger,” he said around a sick smile.

“Run,” I told Honor.

When I didn’t hear the scuffle of rushing feet, I yelled, “Run!”

I heard her then, retreating away from us. 

Lex pulled the trigger. The sound of a bullet discharging from his weapon 

filled the air around us. Then he swung the gun at me and squeezed off a shot. I 

dove to the side and shot off a bullet of my own. 

He went down at the same time I did. His bullet missed me, but I prayed to 

God mine hit him. He didn’t move, and I hoped that meant he was injured.

I heard Honor yell my name, and I pushed off the ground and ran toward her 

yell. The chances of her being shot were high. If she was injured, I would need to 

get her out of here stat.

I saw the flash of her white shirt just ahead, and I dropped to my knees beside 

“Are you hit?”

“Shot?” she asked, her breath coming in short spurts.

“Yes. Are you shot?”

“Good. Let’s go.”

I pulled her up and wrapped an arm around her waist. I started leading her 

away from Lex. We would have to take the long way around.

We made it about three steps.

Then she shocked the shit out of me by yanking the gun out of my hand and 

rushing away—back toward Lex. 

“Honor!” I yelled, thinking this chick must be out of her mind.

I ran behind her and she tore through the woods, skidding to a stop beside the 

manmade hole that was dug into the ground. 

“Where is he!” she demanded, holding the gun out in front of her like she 

meant business.

My eyes went to the spot where he fell.

It was empty.

“Come on you sick bastard!” she challenged. “Not so tough when the playing 

field is even!” 

She stole my gun and ran back to where she was being held captive with the 

intention of shooting her captor?

She was one crazy bitch.

It was awesome.

Nothing around us moved and as awesome as her kickass attitude was, it was 

also kind of stupid. He had a gun. He could be lining up a shot right that minute.

My gut told me he ran off, but I wasn’t going to take any chances.

I approached Honor like a cowboy approaching a nervous filly. “Hey,” I said 

gently. “It’s okay now. He ran off.”

She still stood rigidly, holding the gun out in front of her like she would shoot 

anything that freaking dared to breathe.

“Honor,” I said, stopping at her side. “You’re safe now.” Slowly, I reached out 

and wrapped my hand over the gun, pulling her arm down and gently taking the 

pistol from her grasp. 

I wrapped my hand around the back of her neck. Her skin was ice cold to the 

touch. The warmth of my palm seemed to break through whatever mental state she 

was in and she turned her head, her eyes searching for mine in the dark. 

“You came,” she whispered like she never really thought I would.

Something inside me cracked at her tiny, whispered words. “Of course I 

She folded herself against my chest, pressing her face into my jacket and 

letting out a deep exhale. My arm left her neck and wound around her, clutching 

her against me, supporting her weight, and noting how small she felt in my arms.

She might be tiny, but she was a survivor.

“You did good, sweetheart,” I murmured. “You did real good.” 

I felt a shudder move through her and I wanted to gather her even closer. I was 

tempted to sit down right there on the ground and pull her into my lap and hunch 

myself around her, to shelter her with my body.

But I couldn’t.

We had to get out of here.


Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult 

Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math 

and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t 

pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will 

always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both 

human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and 

her work by visiting 

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