Blog Tour – The Trail Rules by Melanie Hooyenga


Hello fellow book lovers and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Trail Rules by Melanie Hooyenga hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours and Promotions. Today, I have an Excerpt to share with you and giveaway at the end. So let’s get started!

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Genre(s): Young Adult, Romance

Release Date: March 9, 2018

Publisher: Left-Handed Mitten Publications

Pages: Kindle Edition, 294

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Junior year’s looking up for sixteen-year old Mike. Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak, her boyfriend adores her, and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree.
Well, almost.
When she meets a group of riders who welcome her into their pack, she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs. One particular rider—a boy with an amazing smile and an even more amazing ability to see what she’s truly capable of—gives her the confidence to go after what she wants: her own life with her own rules.
There’s only one problem—he’s not her boyfriend.
Just as things seem to be falling into place, her parents put on the pressure to figure out her future—one that doesn’t include riding. Mike soon realizes that having everything isn’t that great when she’s not the one choosing it. She needs to decide if she’s going to continue to be a follower or step out of the shadows and find her own trail.


Alex definitely found all the mud. Dirt cakes our legs, our arms, and Cally has a streak across her face that makes her look like a warrior. I feel like a warrior. Alex challenged us, assuming we’d speak up if we couldn’t handle something, and took us on trails I never imagined I could beat. It’s kind of like the driving test. I drove my X number of hours with my parents while I had my permit, but the test with a stranger was totally different.

“How you doing?” Alex asks. We’re in the parking lot next to the Bronco, sucking down water and stretching. Mica’s on the other end of the lot getting towels from his car.

“I think I’m ready for a blue,” I admit.

She smiles. “I’m happy to hear it. Some people get scared off by mud but it seems like it energizes you.”


MelanieHooyenga_Dec2016_HR_smMulti-award winning young adult author Melanie Hooyenga first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates best to that age group. She has lived in Washington DC, Chicago, and Mexico, but has finally settled down in her home state of Michigan. When not at her day job as a Communications Director at a nonprofit, you can find Melanie attempting to wrangle her Miniature Schnauzer Owen and playing every sport imaginable with her husband Jeremy.

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One (1) winner will receive a physical copy of The Trail Rules (US Only)

One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of The Trail Rules (INT)

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