Book Blitz: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Author: Sabrina Elkins
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: young adult contemporary romance
Status: standalone

Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated…

“Come on,” Julian says. “Let’s dance.”

The place is massive, like a warehouse, and packed with people. A techno dance hall; rhythm is blasting from huge speakers; the smoky air is cut with flashing multicoloredlasers; there’s an elevated DJ stand up front and above this a video screen shows a mix of people dancing at beaches, by pools, on boats, in clubs, on top of bars. Julian follows me out to the dance floor and we’re caught in a wave of noise and motion. He’s behind me with his hands on my hips. I move against him, getting swept up in the beat and the dancing is around us and up on the screen and the music is like a great pulse thrumming inside me, my hands drift down, over his and he starts kissing my neck, I push my rear harder against him, his grip on me tightens and the music squeezes through small spaces and lasers flash through the haze and the bodies around us give off heat and we’re filmed in sweat and surging sound and my head is thrown back on Julian’s shoulder, and still the music and lights and smoke and motion, the sounds flip and whirl together.

By the time we reach the car, I’m hot and loose and my ears are ringing; the ride home is a blur of longing; finally, we stumble into Julian’s room. “I want you,” he says.

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Advanced Praise:
"Fun, steamy, and leaves you hungry for more. Sabrina Elkins nails the vulnerability of becoming an adult and the choices that come with growing up."—Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To

"Cami's slow burn for a wounded hero will rivet readers. I seriously loved this book."—Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret

"This book is one of my favorite young adult contemporaries. Not only does it feature a hot romance, it's also very meaningful and well, you just have to read it and see."—#1 New York Times-bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Author:
SABRINA ELKINS, author of STIR ME UP, has also worked as a journalist, movie copywriter and prep cook. She grew up in Vermont, graduated from USC, and now lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.

Sabrina loves hearing from fans and encourages you to visit her website,, and find her on Twitter @sabrina_elkins, Facebook, and at Goodreads.

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Many thanks to Nereyda & Trisha of YA Bound Tours for giving me the opportunity to be part of this blitz!


  1. Love that excerpt, definitely makes me want the novel. I do tend to avoid the streamlined YA contemporaries now, I find that they all tend to follow the same pattern with the damaged girl/boy trope.

    1. Me too! At the risk of sounding like Paris Hilton, that's hot! And the other excerpts I read are just as amazing!

  2. I have not read this yet, but tons of my blogging friends have loved it. I am very much looking forward to getting to it. :)