Friday, October 17, 2014

Come Back to Me Blog Post: Guest Post

Title: Come Back to Me
Author: Mila Gray
ISBN: 9781447274407
Book Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: October 23rd 2014
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Synopsis:

Come back to me. That was the very last thing I said to him. Always. The very last thing he said to me.
Home on leave in sunny California, Marine and local lothario Kit Ryan finds himself dangerously drawn to his best friend's sister, Jessa - the one girl he can't have.
But Kit's not about to let a few obstacles stand in his way and soon Jessa's falling for his irresistible charms.
What starts out as a summer romance of secret hook-ups and magical first times quickly develops into a passionate love affair that turns both their worlds upside down.
When summer's over and it's time for Kit to redeploy, neither Kit nor Jessa are ready to say goodbye. Jessa's finally following her dreams and Kit's discovered there's someone he'd sacrifice everything for.
Jessa's prepared to wait for Kit no matter what. But when something more than distance and time rips them apart they're forced to decide whether what they have is really worth fighting for. 
A breathtaking, scorchingly hot story about love, friendship, family and finding your way back from the edge of heartbreak. 



Guest Post:

First Character Crush - tell the readers about the first fictional character you had a crush on and how that character/book influenced your writing.
 My first character crush was actually on George Emerson from A Room With A View by E. M Forster.
It’s set in Edwardian England and Italy and he’s this free spirited lover of art and beauty. I adored how he ignored the social conventions of the day and his passion. He kisses Lucy in a field overlooking Florence and I remember I totally got the feels from that, even though it was so chaste in modern day terms. 
I’ve got a reputation for creating sizzling, steamy tension between characters that builds over time, and yesterday I read a lovely review about how I ‘truly understand how to capture the moments of erotic encounter’. I read so much ‘romance’ and ’new adult' that makes me roll my eyes. I really believe in a slow, believable build of tension and I love to evoke all those feelings that come up when you’re crazily attracted to someone and can’t keep your hands off each other. 
I’m also a believer in showing positive and healthy relationships - where passion goes hand in hand with respect and where women are strong. I love the way Kit really respects and takes care of Jessa in both a physical and emotional way. That to me is hot. 
My more modern crush would be on Alex Fuentes from Perfect Chemistry. He’s just so ridiculously hot. I also had a major thing for Gale from The Hunger Games when I read the books.


Author's Info:
Mila Gray is the pseudonym for author Sarah Alderson. Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non-profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and tutu-wearing daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home. She now lives in Bali. She is the author of YA novels Hunting Lila and Losing Lila, as well as a further four novels and several short stories.



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Monday, October 13, 2014

Making Headlines Tour Stop: Playlist







Author: Erin Brown
ISBN13: 9781311969125
Book Genre: New Adult Contemporary 
Release Date: October 7th 2014
Publisher: 
Book Source: Inkslinger PR


Goodreads Synopsis:
When a one-night stand turns into an online photo scandal, Sophie Tucker and Luke McGraw become campus celebrities overnight for all the wrong reasons.
Sophie Tucker can’t wait to start her freshman year of college—she has a full scholarship to her dream school and her sights set on landing a coveted staff writer position on the college newspaper. But when a scandalous photo from a one night stand she barely remembers is posted on The Score List, a new tabloid-style gossip site the campus is buzzing about, Sophie realizes her freshman year isn’t going to be what she imagined. As more photos are posted, Sophie decides to use her journalistic prowess to take down the anonymous person behind the site.
Luke McGraw is that guy—the vice president of his fraternity, the online editor of the school newspaper, and the one every girl wants to date. When a photo of Sophie, the girl he hooked up with the night before classes started and can’t get out of his head, shows up on The Score List, he knows that he has to find out who is behind the site—both to avenge Sophie, and to save the reputation of his fraternity. 
When Sophie and Luke realize they’re both investigating, they decide to team up. But focusing on the investigation instead of each other proves difficult, especially when neither of them are sure the other can be trusted. 



Review:

The first thing I need to say here is that if you haven't read Taking Flight yet and intend to, you probably shouldn't read this book first, there are a lot of spoilers to book one, which kind of sucks because now I'm not sure if I can go back and read book one, but it definitely sounded interesting here so I'd personally recommend you'd read it first!

Now, this book is about Sophie, who starts her college life with a bang. Like most college girls, she goes to a party, meets a guy, has a wild night that she wants to forget all about, only someone won't let her. Someone has turned her into the campus slut and she's determined to know who. Luke, the one night stand in question, can't get Sophie out of his mind, and even though he knows she doesn't want more, he decides he wants to help her because not only does this make his fraternity look bad, the site is ruining a lot of girls in the process and it doesn't hurt his natural journalistic instincts. Both being wannabe journalists find themselves teaming up to find the crook and pay, yet they don't necessarily trust each other in the process. Sophie has had many failed relationships in the past due to her fixation on her job and passiveness with her boyfriends. Will she ruin yet another potential thing by doing the same thing she did back in school?

As you guys know I'm a huge fan of New Adult, so this book was right up my alley! Not to mention, it reminded me so much of Veronica Mars (a show I'm very in love with) which really only made me love it some more. The book was such a fun read, from the investigating journalist aspects, to the cute romance, and the mystery thing going on in the background. I absolutely adored Luke and found Sophie annoying at times, but the great thing about the dual point of views is that you get to see both sides and follow through with them as their journey advances.

Rating: 3.5/5.


I really love when there's a playlist that comes along with a book since it helps you get in the mood of the story. So here goes today's tour stop's main event, the book PLAYLIST:

  • Lookin’ for a Good Time—Lady Antebellum
  • Girl In A Country Song—Maddie & Tae
  • Bang Bang—Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nikki Minaj
  • Raised On It—Sam Hunt
  • Treacherous—Taylor Swift
  • A Little More You—Little Big Town
  • Love Lockdown—Pentatonix
  • Beast of Burden—Rolling Stones
  • You Never Need Nobody—The Lone Bellow
  • Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me—Hunter Hayes & Jason Mraz
  • Brave—Sara Bareilles
  • Closer—Nine Inch Nails
  • The Game Has Changed—Daft Punk
  • The Lion The Beast The Beat—Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
  • Roar—Katy Perry
  • Fearless—Taylor Swift
  • My Eyes—Blake Shelton, ft. Gwen Sebastian 







Erin Brown Author PhotoAbout Erin Brown:

Erin Brown is a writer, Whedonite, Whovian, yogi, HGTV addict, and connoisseur of The CW’s TV line-up. She was born and raised in Arkansas, lived in New York City for five years, and recently moved to Singapore, where she lives on the beach, which is completely wasted on her because she is a ginger and the sun is not her friend. She is the author of Taking Flight and Making Headlines: A Taking Flight Novel. 



Monday, October 6, 2014

Making Headlines Release Day

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Today we have a new book by Erin Brown. This is such a wonderful NA romance, and I'm so excited to share it with you. Check out the book and release day, and be sure to enter Erin's giveaway!!



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About Making Headlines:

When a one-night stand turns into an online photo scandal, Sophie Tucker and Luke McGraw become campus celebrities overnight for all the wrong reasons.

Sophie Tucker can’t wait to start her freshman year of college—she has a full scholarship to her dream school and her sights set on landing a coveted staff writer position on the college newspaper. But when a scandalous photo from a one night stand she barely remembers is posted on The Score List, a new tabloid-style gossip site the campus is buzzing about, Sophie realizes her freshman year isn’t going to be what she imagined. As more photos are posted, Sophie decides to use her journalistic prowess to take down the anonymous person behind the site.

Luke McGraw is that guy—the vice president of his fraternity, the online editor of the school newspaper, and the one every girl wants to date. When a photo of Sophie, the girl he hooked up with the night before classes started and can’t get out of his head, shows up on The Score List, he knows that he has to find out who is behind the site—both to avenge Sophie, and to save the reputation of his fraternity.

When Sophie and Luke realize they’re both investigating, they decide to team up. But focusing on the investigation instead of each other proves difficult, especially when neither of them are sure the other can be trusted.

In a story full of the scandal, mystery, intrigue, friendship, and cheeky, sexy romance, Making Headlines channels Veronica Mars and Greek, in the companion novel to Taking Flight.

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Erin Brown Author PhotoAbout Erica Brown:

Erin Brown is a writer, Whedonite, Whovian, yogi, HGTV addict, and connoisseur of The CW’s TV line-up. She was born and raised in Arkansas, lived in New York City for five years, and recently moved to Singapore, where she lives on the beach, which is completely wasted on her because she is a ginger and the sun is not her friend. She is the author of Taking Flight and Making Headlines: A Taking Flight Novel. 






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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Kissing Eden Review





Title: Loving Eden
Author: T.A. Foster
ISBN: 1502399741
Book Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: September 25th 2014
Book Source: InkslingerPr

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Goodreads Synopsis:
Have you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country?
I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—with no turning back. No? Me either, but that was before a week of spring break changed my life forever. Before I did something I never thought I’d do at twenty-two. Before I fell in love with Grey.
Sometimes happily ever after isn’t always what you think it will be.

Review:

I am such a huge fan of New Adult lately, and when I read Kissing Eden I was kind of curious as to how things go from there, because it didn't end with much knowledge on where the future is taking Eden and Grey. So needless to say I was really excited to get this sequel and find out more on their life as a couple.

It's a kind of interesting change on book one because the main focus of that was Eden recovering from the break up with her douchebag ex, being in a new town all alone for spring break and staying at the weird Palm Palace motel because her ex stole her reservation. She's having a bad day that kind of turns into such a pleasant trip and a lovely spring break romance. Now book two on the other hand is more focused on the drama of moving across the country for the guy you love and trying to adjust to your new life together as well as saving a motel not just from falling apart, but from someone coming into the mix working so hard to tear it down.

I wasn't sure I'd like this side of the story because mostly it's the romantic part that appeals to me, not the domesticated part, but I did love it anyway, besides being with Grey is kind of like starting all over again with some of his jerk moves. This was such a fun read, and kind of cool to see how they both dealt with living together part as well as Eden dealing with her move to a new state and doing it all alone, I loved seeing her work hard to try and save the motel and make it work with Grey, definitely fun.

What I didn't like was Eden's friend Taylor, I'm sorry but I can't possibly imagine a worst best friend, very selfish with absolutely no 'sisters before misters' or support my best friend till the end moments. I love great friends, but she was definitely NOT one. I hate that not once was there an admittance that she was a bit sorry on hooking up with Grey and Eden's mortal enemy, even if she had no intention of breaking it off, just a small, 'I get it's wrong but I can't help it okay?' Kind of move. There was nothing, just a hissy fit when Eden pointed out how uncomfortable she was over it. Seriously, Eden was the one to try to make it up to her, I mean, what the hell?

I also think the last part was kind of rushed. I wanted more to the story. I quite enjoyed it and I guess I just found it to short. But I really liked this quick and fun read!

Rating: 3/5.



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T.A. Foster's Bio:
T.A. Foster once spent a monthlong spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality.

She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip.


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