Monday, November 23, 2015

*BLOG TOUR* NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover - Review + Teaser + Giveaway!




November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: November 10th, 2015

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?





And now for my review:
*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: November 10th, 2015

*DISCLOSURE: ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review



Review:

Colleen Hoover writes books and characters that I fall in love with. Not just any love. But insta-love. I know for many people, insta-love is the kiss of death. But how else can I describe the visceral feeling I get when reading those first few chapters. The butterflies in my stomach, the breathlessness of my lungs, the palpitations of my racing heart.

Reading the first chapters of November 9 was like falling in love for the very first time. It's not perfect and you don't know everything there is to know, but there's something so special and unique about the unknown, the mystery of it all, that begs you to find out: What if?

As the story progresses the whirlwind fairytale gets tested and pushed to the limits. There are moments when the entire foundation could easily turn to quicksand, breaking apart everything that Ben and Fallon stand upon. These characters are flawed. Their pasts are flawed. That insta-love begins to transform into love for these characters for their triumphs over these obstacles and in spite of their flaws.

For the cynical, for the staunch realists, I will say, yes, you may have to suspend your disbelief in some aspects of this fictional novel, and if you can, I feel you will be handsomely rewarded. What I loved most was being swept into this story and carried on a roller coaster journey to a happily ever after. I was left with just one wish at the end: to experience one more November 9. And maybe even one more after that. And another after that...

Rating:






About the Author:
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.




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Thursday, November 19, 2015

*BLOG TOUR* LONG WAY DOWN by Krista & Becca Ritchie: Newlywed Game Character Interview + Giveaway!



Just a few more hours and Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie will be here!! This is the last book of the series (excluding an upcoming epilogue book) and I'm so excited, nervous, and all the feels in between!

I'm Crazy for Raisy: Ryke Meadows and Daisy Calloway. They are the wild, fearless, adventuring duo who care with the biggest hearts I've had the pleasure of bearing witness to.

I'm so happy to have gotten the opportunity to join this tour and to celebrate the books, the characters, and the authors I love! These characters, through the course of eight books, soon to be nine, have a chemistry that is undeniable, so I thought it would be fun to invite them to play a game today!

Learn more about the book, check out our game, then enter the Giveaway! Go forth and have fun!
xoxo, Christine

Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #4
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publication Date: November 20th, 2015

With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple — their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media.

Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy’s resilience and shape their future together.

They promise:

To never slow down.
To never compromise who they are.
To never abandon their love for each other.

But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn’t even take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers more than just his health.

With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown in this epic final conclusion to the Addicted series.

***** NEWLYWED GAME #1 (FRIENDS EDITION!) *****

Welcome readers! I’m reaching you today from the home of my favorite Nerd Stars, Rose and Connor Cobalt! I have the whole Addicted Series crew with me for a special treat for you fans. And if you’ve been living under a rock, (a sad, sad, rock), and haven’t yet experienced the heart wrenching, yet gloriously triumphant Addicted/Calloway Sisters series, sit back, enjoy, and get a taste of what you’ve been missing out on! I’ll be sure to take care of you at the end of this post so that you can dive right in. The last book of the series (aside from an epilogue book) arrives on November 20th, so there’s no better time than now.

*Rose, Connor, Lily, Lo, Daisy and Ryke sit around the spacious living room, paired up together on the various pieces of furniture*

Christine: Rose, Connor, you have a beautiful home. How have things been going since you moved into your own place?

Rose: My migraines have disappeared, and I’ve learned the cause was Loren’s shrill voice.

Loren: I have a shrill voice? Maybe you should record yourself, Angelica, and blow out your eardrums.

Connor: *watches them with a rising grin*

Rose: *glares at Loren and then peels her eyes back to Christine* our home is also cleaner.

Connor: no dogs. To be more specific, the kind named Ryke Meadows.

Ryke: *grumbles* here we fucking go

Christine: *claps hands* Well, okay then! Are you guys ready to get started? I wanted to play a little game with you all today. Are you familiar with the Newlywed Game?

Daisy: *mock gasps* is this where we all get stranded on an island and snuff out each other’s torches, one by one? I’m game.

Lily: *shakes head* I never want to play Survivor.



Christine: *smiles* Not, quite. The basic idea is that a couple tests how well they know each other. One half of the couple will answer five questions while the other half is out of the room. Then we’ll call you back together and ask the questions again. The other half will answer and the partner will see if they were right. Then we’ll switch. The couple with the most matches at the end of the game wins! Sounds good? Any questions?

Rose: *straightens and looks to Connor* we’ll win this.

Connor: without question, darling.

Christine: Oh, but wait. Because I like to make things interesting, you’re not going to be partnered with your significant other. I know you all know your partners too well. Instead, here are the teams: Daisy, you will be partnered with Connor. Lily, you’ll pair up with Ryke. And...sorry, you know who that leaves. Rose and Lo, you are together on this one.

Loren: Hell has come early. This is goddamn evil.

Daisy: *glances at Connor with a little more uncertainty*

Connor: *pokerfaced*

Rose: *crosses arms* can we re-pick partners? Loren is going to make us lose on purpose.

Loren: now, why would I do that, Queen Rose? *flashes dry smile*

Rose: *growls in irritation*

Lily: *already begins turning red*

Ryke: cool down, Lil. We haven’t even started yet. It’s fucking fine. We’ll do our thing—

Lily: non-sexual things! *whispers* Team Raisy.

Ryke: *rakes a hand through his hair* let’s just fucking start this.



Christine: Good call, Ryke. Ladies first! Gentlemen, if you don’t mind hanging out in the kitchen? I left some snacks in there for you.

Loren: *stands* please let it be chicken tacos.

*all three guys depart*

Christine: Ladies, here are your poster boards and your markers. I’m going to ask you the questions. Feel free to comment, but don’t share or help with your answers! Just write them down. Ready?


Christine: Question #1: If he had to choose only one food to eat for the rest of his life, what would it be?

Rose: *whips hair* easy. *scribbles*

Lily: *chews on pen* Ryke likes everything. *turns to Daisy for help*

Daisy: Ryke really likes—

Rose: ah-ah! No cheating.

Daisy: *smiles as she returns to her board*



Christine: Question #2: What is his biggest pet peeve?

Rose: *mutters* there are so many to choose from.

Daisy: *stares off in thought* I feel like I have the hardest guy.

Lily: *blushes* … okay, that sounded sexual, and it wasn’t just me!

Daisy: *laughs and gives her sis a side hug*



Christine: Question #3: What does he wear to bed?

Rose: Ugh. This is torture. *cringes as she writes on her board*

Daisy: Does Connor like to sleep naked, Rose?

Rose: *raises hand at her* no cheating.



Christine: Question #4: If he had to choose one person in the group, besides his significant other, to be stranded on a deserted island with, who would he choose and why (for a bonus point)?

Rose: *holds head like she already has a migraine thinking for so long about Loren*

Lily: Do animals count? *squints at her board*

Daisy: *nods to Lily* definitely put you-know-who down for Ryke.

Lily: Lord Voldemort?

Daisy: *busts out laughing*



Christine: Question #5: Who would he Fuck, Marry, Kill: Ariel (the human form of the Little Mermaid), Mulan, or Elsa from Frozen.

Rose: *almost opens her mouth to ask Lily something, but then closes her mouth, sits straighter, raises her chin and writes her answer*

Christine: All done? Let’s call the guys back in to see how they’d answer!

*Guys come back in with popcorn and snacks*

Ryke: *carries bowl of popcorn and tosses a kernel at Daisy’s forehead before sitting beside Lily*

Daisy: do that again.

Ryke: *tosses another kernel*

Daisy: *catches it in her mouth and pumps her fists in the air* victory!

Christine: Nice! Okay guys, go ahead and sit next to your partners. I asked the girls 5 questions and they wrote down what they think your answer will be. Let’s see if they were right.



Christine: Question #1: If you had to choose only one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Loren: prunes.

Rose: *glares* That is such a lie. *grips her board tightly*

Loren: if I have to be “newly wed” to you, this is what I’d say. Prunes. The wrinkled, dried out kind.

Rose: *sets another hostile glare on him before revealing her board* I said chicken tacos which is the correct answer.

Connor: it’s not correct if it’s not a match.

Rose: I will defeat you, Richard. There’s no way you’re winning against me.

Connor: *grins* we’ll see, darling. My answer is salmon.

Daisy: Drum roll! *pats thigh and reveals answer* I said the food of the gods!

Rose: *gloats at her husband* and you were saying?

Connor: *pokerfaced* this is still round one. We have time.

Ryke: My fucking turn? I guess I’d say cereal.

Lily: *beams and reveals her board* I said granola cereal. Did we get a point? That was a point for us, right?

Ryke: Good job, Lil.



Christine: Question #2: What is your biggest pet peeve?

Loren: overachievers.

Rose: *glares* I hate you.

Loren: It’s mutual, Queen Rose.

Rose: *flips board* I said assholes who pick on Lily.

Loren: *jaw sharpens* that too.

Connor: *studies Daisy’s expression before he answers* hyperboles from everyone but Rose

Daisy: *flips board* I said this game. You can’t see it right now, but behind that perfectly impassive face is sheer irritation.

Connor: I’m getting there.

Ryke: whining is my biggest pet peeve.

Lily: *waves her board in the air* I said whining!

Rose: *mouth drops* how are you doing this? *thinks there may be deception in the group*

Lily: Ryke has told me to stop whining on multiple occasions. *grabs new board* Look, it’s paid off.



Christine: Question #3: What do you wear to bed?

Loren: a spacesuit. For all those late-night moon walks. *flashes half-smile at Rose*

Rose: *nose flares and reveals board* I said black boxer-briefs, which is the truth.

Loren: maybe I take off my spacesuit before you barge into my room?

Rose: this is ridiculous.

Connor: My answer is naked.

Daisy: *mock gasps* how did I know? *reveals her board* I said buck naked.

Loren: Who’s the liar here?

Connor: I’m playing by the game’s confines. Not lying but outmaneuvering someone beside you.

Rose: *scoffs*

Connor: *mutters something to her in French*

Rose: *tries not to grin*

Ryke: I wear drawstring pants.

Lily: *reveals board* I said drawstring pants and I drew a picture. *points at her sketch*

Loren: Nice one, love.

Lily: *leans closer to Ryke* we’re beating the nerd stars.



Christine: Question #4: If you had to choose one person in the group, besides your significant other, to be stranded on a deserted island with, who would you choose and why (for a bonus point)?

Loren: obviously Rose. She’s my bestie. *flashes half-smile*

Rose: *rolls eyes and reveals board* I said Connor Cobalt because he’d help you get off the beach.

Loren: He’s my number two.

Connor: *arches a brow with a grin* that’s not what you said last night.

Loren: shh, love. Later.

Connor: I’d choose to be stranded with a clone of myself because no one is better than me.

Daisy: *flips board* I said Connor Cobalt. Does that count?

*judges say yes*

Ryke: I’d choose to be stranded with Nutty. Our dog *gestures from himself to Daisy*

Daisy: *smiles at Lily*

Lily: *reveals her board* I chose Coconut.

Rose: *points at the board* the names don’t match!

Ryke: it’s the same fucking animal.

*judges say yes*



Christine: Question #5: Who would you Fuck, Marry, Kill: Ariel (the human form of the Little Mermaid), Mulan, or Elsa from Frozen.

Loren: Marry Elsa, Kill Ariel, Fuck Mulan.

Rose: You’re horrible at this. *flips board* What Loren would really do, marry Mulan, Fuck Ariel, Kill Elsa. You said Elsa reminded you of me. So you’re really saying you want to marry me?

Loren: *grimaces and looks to Connor* save me from your wife. 

Connor: *grins* My answer is Marry Elsa, Kill Ariel, and Fuck Mulan.

Daisy: *reveals board* I said the same thing. *goes for a high-five*

Connor: You can have a high-five when we’re in the lead. Consider this good motivation—

Ryke: *throws a handful of popcorn at Connor*

Connor: *gives him a look and plucks out a kernel from his hair* it’s as though you’d rather wag your tail and prance around than use the human language.

Ryke: *flips him off and looks at Christine* I’d Marry Ariel—only because I’m not fucking marrying any of the other guy’s picks. Then I’d … Fuck Elsa, Kill Mulan.

Lily: *scrunches brows and flips board* I said you’d fuck all three of them.

Ryke: *rolls his eyes* for fuck’s sake.

Daisy: *can’t stop laughing*

Ryke: *tosses more popcorn at her*



Christine: Well that was certainly interesting. The score is now 0 for Rose and Loren, 3 points for Connor and Daisy, and in the lead with 4 points, Lily and Ryke. Now it’s the men's’ turn to see how well they know the women. So, if you lovelies wouldn’t mind stepping out of the room for a bit...

Rose: Take this seriously, Loren. *heels clap all the way into the kitchen*

*all the girls leave*

Christine: Okay guys, here are your boards and markers. I’m going to ask you the same questions and you have to write down what you think your partner’s answer will be. You may comment, but no sharing or helping!



Christine: Question #1: If she had to choose only one food to eat for the rest of her life, what would it be?

Ryke: *rubs his jaw in confusion* fuck.



Christine: Question #2: What is her biggest pet peeve?

Ryke: *scribbles and mutters* fucking fuck.



Christine: Question #3: What does she wear to bed?

Ryke: *shakes his head* motherfucking…



Christine: Question #4: If she had to choose one person in the group, besides her significant other, to be stranded on a deserted island with, who would she choose and why?

Ryke: *hand to forehead* fuck me.



Christine: Question #5: Who would she Fuck, Marry, Kill: Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Evans. (Sorry, I know you guys got cartoon women, but I couldn’t think of any cartoon men that stand out enough!)

Ryke: *sigh* well fuck.

Loren: sounds like someone’s being tortured over there.

Ryke: *flips him off*



Christine: I guess you all are as ready as you can be... Girls, you can come back in!

*Girls re-enter*

Rose: *takes her seat beside Loren and crosses her ankles*

Christine: You know the drill. Let’s see which team knows each other the best.



Christine: Question #1: If you had to choose only one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Rose: sushi. *glares at Loren* do not fuck this up.

Loren: I said what demons eat.

Rose: *snatches his board out of his hand and throws it across the room*

Loren: Ravenclaws are goddamn testy.

Rose: I’m only losing because of you. Everyone should know this.

Daisy: the food I’d eat for the rest of my life would without a doubt be…chocolate.

Connor: *flips board* I said chocolate.

Daisy: *raises a hand for a high-five*

Connor: we’re tied. That’s not a win.

Daisy: Damn.

Lily: I wouldn’t go without a…Ding Dong. *blushes* They’re really good, okay? And I know it sounds sexual. *tries to tilt her chin up like Rose*

Ryke: Fuck. I said a Pop Tart. Sorry, Lil.



Christine: Question #2: What is your biggest pet peeve?

Rose: Loren Hale’s presence.

Loren: *flips board* I said angels and holy things.

Rose: *rolls her eyes (she’s so over this)* I would just leave early, but I’m not a quitter.

Daisy: My biggest pet peeve is being told to just stand still.

Ryke: *eyes soften on Daisy*

Connor: *flips board* I said having to stand unmoving in one place.

*judges say this counts*

Lily: my biggest pet peeve is judgment from people before they really know me.

Ryke: *flips board* I said premature judgment. *apologies in his eyes to her (he did this too)*

Lily: *smiles at him like it’s okay*



Christine: Question #3: What do you wear to bed?

Rose: a chemise.

Loren: a what?

Rose: *groans* Google it.

Loren: definitely not going to. And I said that you wear hellfire to bed.

Rose: *almost smiles*

Daisy: I don’t wear anything. Like an animal *wags brows*

Loren: I’m not asking if this is true. *shakes head repeatedly*

Ryke: Good.

Connor: I said that she prefers to be naked too.

Daisy: Woo! We’re up by one.

Lily: I wear one of Lo’s shirts.

Ryke: *flips board* I said Lo’s shirts.

Daisy: What a short-lived lead. I loved it while it lasted. *smiles*



Christine: Question #4: If you had to choose one person in the group, besides your significant other, to be stranded on a deserted island with, who would you choose and why?

Rose: *collects hair on one shoulder* I’d choose Daisy. She’ll like collecting coconuts, and I’d contribute with all my survival knowledge.

Loren: Rose Calloway using her sisters as free labor.

Rose: That’s not how it is, Loren. She likes climbing trees.

Daisy: *nods* I do.

Loren: Fine. *flips board* You’d bring along Loren Hale. Your best friend.

Rose: in my nightmare.

Daisy: I’d bring Lily because we’d have fun pretending to be pirates.

Connor: *flips board* I said Lily.

Lily: this is really hard to choose, but I’m picking based off who’d help me escape the island the fastest. Sorry, Daisy. I’d take Connor.

Ryke: *flips board* I said that you’d pick Connor.

Connor: one question left and we’re tied.



Christine: Question #5: Who would you Fuck, Marry, Kill: Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Evans.

Rose: *straightens* I’d Marry Chris Evans, Fuck Chris Pine, and Kill Chris Hemsworth. *turns to Loren*

Loren: I said that Queen Rose would Kill all three of them. Death by fire.

Rose: I’m so glad this is over.

Daisy: I’d Marry Chris Hemsworth, Fuck Chris Evans, and Kill Chris Pine.

Connor: I thought you’d say that you wanted to fuck all three of them.

Ryke: *shakes his head at Connor like what the fuck*

Daisy: Uh-oh. So we lost that round?

Connor: *sets his board aside* unfortunately. We’ll stay tied if Ryke and Lily get this wrong.

Lily: Well, I’m not having sex or marrying Captain America, so I’d Kill Chris Evans. And while Star Trek is okay, I think we all know that Thor is better. So I’d Marry Chris Hemsworth and then Fuck Chris Pine *nods resolutely*

Ryke: *flips board* I said that she’d Marry Chris Hemsworth, Fuck Chris Pine, Kill Chris Evans.

Lily: *mind clicking* so we won?

Ryke: Yep. Good job, Lil.

Lily: *beams*

Christine: That was so much fun! Well, *I* had fun, did all of you?

Loren: No.

Daisy: I did. *smiles wide*


Christine: *smiles at Daisy* Sorry, Lo! For those of you not keeping count, our winners with 8 points are Lily and Ryke! Daisy and Connor you are in second place with 7 points. And so sorry Rose and Loren, but you’re last with 0 points.

Rose: we need to be clear. Loren lost. I would’ve won. He was playing the wrong game.

Loren: I don’t know what you’re talking about, Rose. I was playing just like everyone else.

Rose: *stands* do not come near me. I will stick my heel in your eye socket.

Loren: *turns to Connor* have fun with her.

Connor: *smiles* trust me, I always do.

Christine: Thank you all for being such good sports today. It’s been so much fun hanging out with you again this tour! And look! I didn’t make a stuttering fool out of myself in front of Ryke this time…..errr...which I wasn’t going to mention. *nervous laughter* Damn it. I was doing so well!

Ryke: *almost smiles* Thanks for fucking having us, Christine.

Christine: *swoons then shakes it off* But really. I’m so terribly sad for this series to end because reading your stories have made me feel like you’re an integral part of my life. An extended family. I wish you all the best and all the happiness in the world, because you truly deserve it. You’ve all come so far and I’m so proud of you. All my *heart eyes* go to you.

Lily: Before we leave, I have to say one thing. *everyone quiets to listen to Lily* make sure you put on your Team Raisy pins and tweet #CrazyforRaisy! They need all your support—and I think they deserve it too. *nods confidently*


#TeamRaisy!
The end





About the Author:
Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Todayv bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.




Where to purchase (sale link not yet live!) & learn more:

Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie (Search)
If you haven't read the series yet, you can either start at the very beginning with the Addicted series and Addicted to You OR you can start with the Calloway Sisters series, with Kiss the Sky. BOTH books are available now for FREE! Click here for more info on the recommended reading order!)


 


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You can win one of these AWESOME prizes:
5 - $20 Amazon Gift Cards 3 - Signed Paperbacks of LONG WAY DOWN

Both giveaways are open internationally!

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all the best, dear readers!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

*TRAILER REVEAL* OBLIVION by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Fan of the Lux Series? Excited about the latest Obsidian movie news?! YES? YES. Well then you'll love what I'm sharing today! Daemon Black is getting to tell his side of the story. Pre-order the paperback for his POV of Obsidian if you want the physical copy AND pre-order the ebook to get his POV of Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal! I can't wait to get more Daemon + Katy.

Until then, check out this awesome book trailer featuring Pepe Toth:



Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Expected Publication Date: December 1st, 2015


Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...




 


About the Author:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.





Where to purchase & learn more:

Available for Pre-Order NOW!









all the best, dear readers!
 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

EXCLUSIVE *COVER REVEAL* MISSING DIXIE by Caisey Quinn + GIVEAWAY + Excerpt


Hello my lovelies!
Today, I am absolutely honored and thrilled to share the second part of Caisey Quinn's MISSING DIXIE cover with you! This is the last book of a trilogy that I love more than words could possibly express. I am not a country music fan (don't stone me), but every single bit of these books with their wonderfully lyrical storytelling strikes straight into my heart. If you haven't experienced what I consider to be one of THE BEST new adult series ever, what are you waiting for?

You're also in luck because I've decided that since I love these books so much, I've bought paperbacks of the first two books, Leaving Amarillo and Loving Dallas, just for a lucky one of you! GIVEAWAY after the reveal and some teasers to whet your appetite.

Without any further ado, here it is:


Scorching hot, right?? Just a few more parts to go!! Are you intrigued? Check out the synopsis for the book and see why this is one of my most anticipated reads of this year!

Missing Dixie (Neon Dreams #3) by Caisey Quinn
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Expected Publication Date: October 27th, 2015


In Caisey Quinn’s stunning final installment in her Neon Dreams trilogy, Dixie Lark’s country rock band is getting another chance to make it big-just as she must decide whether or not to give a second chance to the guy who broke her heart

Fighting for redemption…

I’ve lived most of my life in darkness, beneath the shadows of secrets and addictions. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt the only girl I’d ever loved—the one who brought me into the light. In my entire life I’d made one promise—a promise I’d intended to keep. I’ve broken that promise and now I have to live with the fallout. Dixie Lark hates me, and I have to tell her that I love her. I also have to tell her a truth that might destroy us forever.

Can she love me even if she can’t forgive me?



Learning to move on…

Gavin Garrison broke his promise to my brother and he broke my heart in the process. I may never love anyone the way I’ve loved him, but at least I won’t spend my life wondering what if. We had our one night and he walked away. I’m finally beginning to move on when my brother’s wedding and a battle of the bands brings us back together.

Our band is getting a second chance, but I don’t know if I can give him one. How do you hand your heart back to the person who set it on fire once already?



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GAVIN

Beneath the monkey suit, the tattoos, and the freshly shaven face, I am still a wreck of a human being. I’m still a lost, hungry, fucked- up kid confused about the way the world works and where I belong in it. My adrenaline spikes when we line up to enter the atrium-style room where the wedding is being held. My teeth are even on edge when Cassidy nearly bumps me on her way to the room where the bridal party is getting ready.

“Sorry, Gav,” she mumbles quickly as she scurries past.

I grunt and nod, noticing a disheveled-looking Jaggerd McKinley staring dazedly after her.

Ah. Slutty wedding sex. I’m familiar with it. While I’ve fooled around with a bridesmaid or two in my day when we played gigs at weddings, I don’t recall ever hooking up with a girl I actually knew or one who was friends with my ex. Not that I ever technically had an ex. Whatever.

I don’t know how Dixie will feel about this or if it will even matter to her, but the thought that it might bothers me on multiple levels. I have so many questions and no right to ask her any of them. Did she get back with McKinley when she came home? Would she care if he hooked up with Cassidy? Is she hooking up with McKinley—or anyone for that matter? Is she still pissed I didn’t tell her I was home?


And the biggest one of all, if I tell her everything, will she ever be able to forgive me?




About the Author:
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels featuring southern girls finding love in unexpected places. I love hearing from readers and other writers, and those freaky hybrids like myself!





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Thursday, July 30, 2015

*BLOG TOUR* RACING THE SUN by Karina Halle - Review + Giveaway!




Racing the Sun by Karina Halle
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: July 28th, 2015

When I’m traveling, I feel like the secret to my life, to myself, to really becoming, is one step ahead. It’s in the next destination, the next town I get lost in, the next stranger I talk to. It’s always next but never here . . .

After six months of backpacking and soul-searching across the world, Amber MacLean is flat broke. There are worse places for a twentysomething to be stuck than the Amalfi Coast, but the only way she can earn enough money for a plane ticket home to California is to teach English to two of the brattiest children she has ever met.

It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, the young master of the crumbling villa tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones.

When her position turns into a full-time nanny gig, Amber grows dangerously closer to the enigmatic recluse. But can she give up the certainty of home for someone whose closely guarded heart feels a world apart from her own?


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And now for my review:
*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: Racing the Sun by Karina Halle
Publication Date: July 28th, 2015

*DISCLOSURE: ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review



Review:
I am a HUGE fan of Karina Halle's contemporary novels. When I think of them, the word that comes to mind is "Adventure" because that is exactly the type of journey she will take you on. Whether it is to the eastern most part of the world or the sultry Spanish countryside or the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, her books and her words have the ability to transplant you into somewhere brand new and make you wish you could pick right up and experience it in real life.

While the settings in Karina's novels infuse you with a sense of dreamy wanderlust, it is her characters that will ground you in their reality. The characters in Karina's novels are never simple, their stories never easy. They are complicated and messy, their love hard fought and eventually won. Racing the Sun is a shining example of this.

Amber is smart and lovable, strong and giving. Thrust into a challenging situation yet persevering in spite of the odds, she is a main character that I could really admire and be proud of. Derio is the sexy, sometimes grumpy older brother of Amber's new charges. He is a more complicated character that I, more often than not, love. Yet, like with most men, I felt the need, at times, to shake some sense into him. But, alas, the smoldering chemistry between them as they explore a slow burning relationship made it easy to overlook those minor moments.

Racing the Sun is a richly crafted novel that celebrates the complexity of human nature and of love. It is like a beautiful summer's day, warming you and your heart from the inside out. Highly recommended.

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About the Author:
Karina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, The Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.



 


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