Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review: Before I Fall

Title: Before I fall
Author: Jessica Scott
Book Genre: NA Contemporary
Release Date: March 10th 2015
Book Source: NetGalley

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Stay focused. Get a job. Save her father's life.
Beth Lamont knows far too much about the harsh realities of life her gilded classmates have only read about in class. She'll do whatever it takes to take care of her father, even if that means tutoring a guy like Noah - a guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and what the Army has done to her family. 
Noah Warren doesn't know how to be a student. All he knows is war. But he's going to college now to fulfill a promise and he doesn't break his promises. Except he doesn't count on his tutor being drop dead gorgeous and distracting as hell. One look at Beth threatens to unravel the careful lies Noah has constructed around him.
A simple arrangement turns into something neither of them can deny. And a war that neither of them can forget could destroy them both.


Recently with my New Adult phase I'd gotten to read so many books about soldiers coming back from war and the struggles they go through. I found them fascinating and this book was no exception. The story was from a dual point of view so you got to see things from Noah, the broken soldier coming home and not sure how he fits in anymore, and Beth, the girl whose father's war days returned him equally as broken but with more disasters to come. Both characters have their insecurities and things that they fear and I enjoyed reading about them both as I dove into their lives.

This was a quick and highly entertaining read. I loved the writing and didn't fully hate the female lead, which is a high praise considering I've been hating a lot of them recently. But I didn't fully love her either, there were things about both her character as well as Noah's that I just found to be a bit over the top. However my overall impression of the story was positive.

Rating: 3/5.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Finding Slope Book Tour: Playlist

So I'm very late with this, I had a very long two weeks where I barely caught up with sleep let alone done anything for either my youtube channel or my blog, not to mention reading. But it's finally the weekend here and I can share with you the cool playlist for the Finding Slope book!

Title:  Finding Slope
Author: Erin Brown
Book Genre: 
Release Date: March 10th 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:

A spring break ski trip turns into the reunion Willa Thompson and Dan Martin never saw coming.
After months of not talking, Willa and Dan run into each other at the last place they thought they would—a ski lodge in Colorado. Neither of them expected to see the other during spring break, and certainly never expected to meet their ex’s new college friends.
Dan sees this as his last opportunity to win Willa back and wants to make the most of the week together. He knows that they can make long distance work, and when he hears that they may both be in New York for the summer, he’s more determined than ever to convince the girl of his dreams that they should try to have a relationship again. Third time’s the charm, right?
But Willa isn’t sure if that’s for the best—they broke up for a reason, after all, and their circumstances haven't changed. They’re still going to different colleges, they’re still long distance, and they still have no idea how to make that work.
But then again, when Willa is honest with herself, she knows that she wants to spend time with Dan. That she wants to see where the week in Colorado may take them. That she wants them to end up together. She just isn’t sure how—or even if—that’s supposed to happen.
In this Taking Flight novella, set against the snowy, stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Willa and Dan have to face the truth about their relationship and decide if they want to run back up that slippery slope together, or go their separate ways. 

Book Playlist:

Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift
Lost Stars by Adam Levine
Breezeblocks by alt-J
How You Get the Girl by Taylor Swift
Hideaway by Kiesza
Let's Be Still by The Head and The Heart
Perfectly Aligned by Milo Greene
Love Hurts by Incubus
Lovely Day by Bill Withers
Like Real People Do by Hozier
When I'm With You by Ben Rector

Author's Bio:
About Erin Brown
Erin Brown is a writer, Whedonite, Whovian, yogi, HGTV addict, and connoisseur of The CW’s TV line-up. She learned to ski at the age of twenty-four and is definitely a skier of the Dan variety. She was born and raised in Arkansas, and lives in Singapore. She is the author of Taking Flight and Making Headlines: A Taking Flight Novel. You can follow her on Twitter @erinbrownwrites.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Right Kind of Wrong Blog Tour : Release Blitz Q&A

Today is the paperback release day of Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine, which you guys should know is one of my favorite books! I can't wait to get my own copies of the books.

Author: Chelsea Fine
ISBN: 1455583170
Book Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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Goodreads Synopsis:
Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .
Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.
Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.


  • What characteristics do you share with the main characters in Right Kind Of Wrong?

In Right Kind Of Wrong there actually aren’t many characters I’m similar too. I really wish I were as sassy and strong as Jenna, but honestly, I’m a marshmallow in real life. Haha. The character most like me—in all of the Finding Fate books—is probably Pixie. She’s blonde and tends to ramble, and finds her true love when she’s a teenager. We have a lot in common, Pixie and I. 

  • Which of the characters or scenes was the most fun to write and why?

I loved writing Jenna! She’s just so different than I am in real life. It was so fun to “be” her, you know? She’s sassy and brave, independent and witty. She’s fiercely loyal but afraid to fall in love. She’s an artist. Ambitious. Careful. Stubborn. *sigh* I just loved being in her head. 

  • Which songs do you feel perfectly fit Jenna and Jack as individuals?

I love this question! For Jenna I’d have to say “Fire Breather” by Laurel because it’s sort of dark and wanting. Reckles and cautious at the same time. And for Jack, I’d go with “Angel Of Small Death And The Codeine Scene” by Hozier because it’s the perfect song for how devoured Jack feels by Jenna, yet he still wants her more and more. 

  • Since all three books happen to intertwined, how did the writing process go?

Because the time frame overlaps all three books, I wanted to put a few “windows” into each novel that peeked into the other stories. It took some careful planning, but I was able to slip a few glimpses of the other couples into all three books. I thought of it like, “Okay, if this was all happening in real life, what would be going on with Jenna and Jack on Saturday while Levi and Pixie were unpacking and Daren and Kayla were starting their new jobs?” Which probably sounds confusing, haha, but it made sense in my head. So I just wrote each story in layers and tied them together after everything was written. It was really fun. 

Thank you so much for having me on today! I had a blast!  


Author's Bio:
Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She's ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen. 

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