Deadly Destinations: Rachel Harris’s Alessandra D’Angeli on Beverly Hills & win A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES

July 28, 2013 Deadly Destinations, Giveaways, Guests 48

Today’s Deadly Destination is from Rachel Harris‘s Alessandra D’Angeli on Modern day Beverly Hills, told from a 16th century girl’s POV from A TALE OF TWO CENTURIESMy Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #2 (published on August 6, 2013 by Entangled Teen). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Alessandra D’Angeli’s Tips for Traveling into the Future

When calling upon the stars for your own time-travel adventure into the future, the following list may prove useful

1. Be sure to ask your gypsy-girl for as much information as possible—This may appear quite obvious, but I assure you, when peculiar noises begin emanating from outside, and your heart gallops inside your chest, your primary concern will be discovery…or perhaps fleeing. But knowledge of where she has sent you is essential if you do not wish to flounder your first few minutes in a new time, coming across like a deranged young maiden. It is possible I have experience with this.

2. When you receive your cryptic message, ask for it in writing—Truthfully, had Reyna written my message on parchment, it may not have helped that much. I did memorize it quite thoroughly. However, it is not so much the writing as the chance to post it in your bedchamber so you can see it and ponder it often. Had I done that, perhaps I would not have been as likely to misinterpret an important clue.

3. Hire a personal shopper—Under no circumstances do I recommend entering the land twenty-first century teenagers call a shopping mall. It is loud, chaotic, and contains clothing so scandalous you may as well choose to go without any at all. An added tip: stay far, far away from thongs. Trust me on this.

4. Hooters—Contrary to the name of the establishment, the image on the building, and the cheerful orange décor, this is not an owl shop.

5. Contractions—Blending in with your peers is crucial to the success of your experience, and to do so, you must learn the nuances of their speech. This includes contractions such as I’m and can’t and gonna. It also includes a whole list of words that you may think you know, but have evolved to mean something quite different, for instance, tool and sick and hot.

And finally, and perhaps the most important:

6. Gentlemen—Contrary to what you may first believe, gentlemen do exist in the future. You just have to patiently wait and look beneath the surface. And if a particularly exasperating, infuriating, non-chivalrous young man completely drives you mad, do not despair. It is possible you have just found the most special one of them all.   

 As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends. She homeschools her two beautiful girls and loves watching reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!

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1 copy of A Tale of Two Centuries


Available on August 6, 2013 by Entangled Teen


Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.

One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.

With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?

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48 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Rachel Harris’s Alessandra D’Angeli on Beverly Hills & win A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES”

  1. Alyssa Susanna

    I LOVE Rachel and her books! A Tale of Two Centuries is a great follow-up to My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. But I really can’t wait to read My Not So Super Sweet Life! Back to Cat 🙂

  2. Jeanette J.

    Poor Alessandra, I can’t wait to see what happens to her in the future. This should be good!!

  3. Nora-Adrienne

    I read the first book in the series and loved it. I would be extremely happy if I could win this book and add it to my personal library, to enjoy and share with my kids.

  4. Victoria Zumbrum

    I would love to read this book and series. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest.

  5. Kai W.

    It must been culture shock to Alessandra and Austin trying to understand Alessandra’s point of view. Heard great review about the book. Looking forward to reading it.

  6. Holly U

    I LOVED Rachel’s book, Taste the Heat. I’ve been meaning to get to this series of hers ever since I finished that book. I have a feeling she’s going to become one of my favorite authors. 🙂

  7. Vivien

    Do you prefer writing from a male or female point of view?

  8. Carl

    I heartily agree with list item number 3. “Under no circumstances do I recommend entering the land twenty-first century teenagers call a shopping mall”. I’ve never been a fan and I can certainly see why Less wouldn’t be one either. Thanks

  9. Nicole E

    Time travel! Time travel definitely needs more love =]

  10. Michele A

    Going to add this one to the TBR stack….looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Carey

    LOVED My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and absolutely cannot WAIT to get my hands on A Tale of Two Centuries and be swept away again into this amazing tale of time travel!

  12. wanda

    Thank you for sharing with us today I would lvoe to read this .Hope you have a great day.

  13. Jolene A

    I love time travel books!! Thanks for the chance to win

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  15. Madison Louise

    Thank you for the giveaway!! So excited to read this one!

  16. Natasha

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    I can’t wait to read A Tale Of Two Centuries!!

  17. Caty R

    Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds really good 🙂

  18. Jessica Russell

    Can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Danielle D

    I was *just* checking this out on Amazon! Of course, I’d have to get and read the first one first, but I think I can handle that. *wink

  20. Linda Townsend

    Talk about culture shock! Austin in my new book boyfriend… :-))) Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Linda Townsend

    Talk about culture shock! Austin in my new book boyfriend… :-))) Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Rachel S

    I just read the first book and loved it, so I can’t wait to read this one!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  23. Amanda D

    I was fortunate and won the first book in this series and really liked it! I can’t wait to read this book which I’ll be doing if I win or not. Thanks for the chance!

  24. Elizabeth Aguilar

    Rachel Harris, how did you come up with the idea? It’s totally fun and creative. I can’t wait to read it.