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SUCH SWEET SORROW by Jenny Trout Excerpt and Giveaway!


Today I'm a stop on the Such Sweet Sorrow Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I am so excited to feature this book. A few months ago I had it as one of my Waiting on Wednesday posts, and I hope you are as giddy about this book as I am. It's out now, so make sure you pick up a copy.

Excerpt from Such Sweet Sorrow

"What do I do?" Romeo asked. "Do I run at it, or go slowly..."

"You step through, that's all it takes." Hamlet moved closer, feeling the pull of the light, the silent urging to abandon life for the mysteries of death. “Try to remember everything that you see,” he reminded Romeo. “I do not know how you’ll find your Juliet, but I know you have the courage to do so.”

Romeo stepped up to the edge, took a breath, and looked to his friend the Friar. The pair exchanged a look Hamlet did not understand; a steely nod from the Friar, a grim resolve etched in Romeo’s face. It was a truly poetic moment between friends, a bond Hamlet felt honored to have viewed.

Then Romeo grabbed the front of Hamlet’s doublet and they both tumbled through the corpseway.

There was no dark, silent tunnel of doors beyond, but the smell of blood and the shouts of battle. Steel rang off steel, and an inhuman roar shook the ground they stood upon. Hamlet stumbled, then fell to his knees, tripping over a dismembered arm. Romeo fell to his back beside him, breathing hard and pushing a dead man aside, blood seeping red-black into his doublet.

"I thought you said it wasn’t terrifying!” he shouted, his eyes wide.

Hamlet looked up into the jagged white face of a merciless frost giant as it raised its glittering ax for a blow that would cleave them both in half, Hamlet could only think that something had gone very, very wrong.

About the Book

Author: Jenny Trout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 304
Pub. Date: February 4, 2014
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide. 

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility—a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure, and the chance to avenge his father’s death. 

In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price… 

About Jenny: 

Jenny Trout is an author, blogger, and funny person. Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online. She is a proud Michigander, mother of two, and wife to the only person alive capable of spending extended periods of time with her without wanting to kill her.

Giveaway Details: 

1 Prize pack of the 2013 DVD of Romeo and Juliette and the 2010 DVD of Hamlet and 1 signed copy of Such Sweet Sorrow. US ONLY
3 paperbacks of Such Sweet Sorrow US Only.
3 eBooks of Such Sweet Sorrow Internatioanl.

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Visit the rest of the tour to find more excerpts, reviews, interviews, & guest posts.

Week 1:
2/3/2014- In Love With HandmadeReview
2/3/2014- Black Words-White Pages Teen/Young AdultReview
2/3/2014- The Reader's AntidoteExcerpt
2/4/2014- Angelic Book ReviewsReview
2/4/2014- Fantasy Book AddictInterview
2/4/2014- Working for the MandroidExcerpt
2/5/2014- Taking It One Book at a TimeReview
2/5/2014- Forget About TV, Grab a BookReview
2/5/2014- Dark NovellaGuest Post
2/6/2014- Sabrina's Paranormal PalaceReview
2/6/2014- Chapter by ChapterInterview
2/6/2014- I'll Tumble For YAExcerpt
2/7/2014- Such a Novel IdeaReview
2/7/2014- Refracted Light ReviewsGuest Post
2/7/2014- Literary MeanderingsExcerpt

Week 2:
2/10/2014- Janae's Book ObsessionReview
2/10/2014- Imaginary ReadsGuest Post
2/10/2014- Falling For YAExcerpt
2/11/2014- Darkest Addictions ReviewsReview
2/11/2014- TSK TSK What to ReadReview
2/11/2014- Paranormal Book ClubInterview
2/12/2014- RhiReadingReview
2/12/2014- Book Angel BooktopiaReview
2/12/2014- Curling Up With A Good BookGuest Post
2/13/2014- Moonlight Gleam ReviewsReview
2/13/2014- Addicted Readers- Interview
2/13/2014- A Dream Within A DreamGuest Post
2/14/2014- Lovely ReadsReview
2/14/2014- In Vogue with Books- Review
2/14/2014- Fade Into FantasyInterview


  1. This is a great part in the book. I really enjoyed reading this one. :)