Saturday, June 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway: Paris Love Match by Nigel Blackwell

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Title: Paris Love Match
Author: Nigel Blackwell
Pages: 192 pages
Format acquired: eBook (Kindle)
Publisher: Bandit Publishing
Publication date: May 2nd 2013
Source: Received from the tour host (Thanks, AToMR Book Blog Tours and Nigel!)
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble



Getting a taxi in Paris can be hell.

Piers Chapman expected a boring business trip to Paris. 
What he didn't expect was to fight over a cab with a beautiful girl.

After a bad meeting, Sidney Roux just wanted to hail a cab, go home, and have a glass of wine.
She didn't expect to fight over a cab with some pompous British tourist.

Neither of them expected another man to jump in their cab.
Or to be involved in a gun fight.
Or a car chase through the streets of Paris.
Or for the man to die.

But they're thrust together when the mob demands they return what the dead man stole.

Will Piers and Sidney work together?
Will they find what he had stolen?
Will they stay alive?

And will they do the last thing they expected?
Will they fall in love?
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Review:

Parish Love Match is more of a action/comedy than a romance. The focus on the book is more about Piers and Sidney running away than their love life, but you can feel the underlying romance in the story.

Character-wise, I adored Piers. He's not your average swoony guy, he's cute and nerdy but defintely oozes male. I loved his quick wit and he's legit my favorite character in this book, not just because he's adorable. But I can't say so much for Sidney. There were times that I did like her but there were times that I got irritated by her personality. She was quite mean and snarky but I appreciated her moments with Piers. They were so cute together.

The story will seriously keep you excited, it was thrilling. The way Nigel Blackwell described Piers and Sidney's adventure will appeal to the reader and let you experience what the two protags went through. I didn't expect too much from this book but it definitely delivered. I liked it more than I thought I would. The story will excite you and also keep you at the edge of your seat.

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About the author:

Nigel Blackwell was born in rural Oxfordshire in England. He has a love of books, a PhD in Physical Chemistry, and a black belt in pointing out the obvious. As a teenager he toured Europe and loved seeing the wonders of the world and the people in it. Since then he has been fortunate enough to travel across Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Japan, and hasn't been anywhere that doesn't have the potential for a story.

He now lives in Texas with his wife and daughter, where they enjoy the sunshine and listen to the coyotes howl at night.

You can find him here:




Monday, June 24, 2013

Book Signing Teaser: Guess Who! (In Manila!)

Hello, my fellow Filipino friends!

I am sure that some, if not most, of you are quite familiar with National Book Store's "Guess Who" teasers? (Yeah, I'm talking about the one they posted last June 19.) And I'm sure that all of you know how awesome all the authors that National Book Store bring over here are. So I am sure that you are all excited to hear about who the author is! ... But unfortunately, we don't know either. Another BUT, we do have some pretty awesome news that you can find only in our blog and a few other awesome blogs as well! Scroll down to see the details:


Here are three things that you should know:
  • What is it? A book signing! Hooray!
  • When is it? August 3rd - Manila signing, August 4th - Cebu signing
  • And when will the author be revealed? Watch out for the announcement on JULY 1ST' 2013, at 3 PM so be sure to stalk National Book Store's Facebook page then!
We can't wait to find out who'll be coming! Will we be seeing YOU there?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Blog Tour: ARC Review + Giveaway: Beside Your Heart by Mary Whitney

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Title: Beside Your Heart
Author: Mary Whitney
Format acquired: eARC (PDF)
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication date: June  17th 2013
Source: Received from tour host (Thanks, Literati Literature Lovers and Mary!)
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble



Late one night Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki’s no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life. 

Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school—the year of her sister’s death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through a coming of age. Was it just high school, or was it something more?
(Image and summary provided by Literati Literature Lovers.)

Review:

Oh. My. God.

This book... It leaves me completely stunned whenever I think about it. I had to spend a few minutes composing myself after I finished reading it, it left me utterly speechless. But this is where book sudjectivity comes in, while I'm here gushing about how much I loved and worshipped Beside Your Heart, there may be others who will disagree so just a disclaimer, I'm not pressuring you to love this book but if there was ever a book to give a shot at, it's this one.

I have honestly never been a fan of those first love, first heartbreak type of books (eg: The Summer I Turned Pretty) but after reading Beside Your Heart, I am second-guessing my decision to shun those types of books (I normally let Geraldine handle all the mushy stuff.) I don't know if it's because I'm sixteen now and I'm very curious about how first love comes about and knowing that I'll probably never experience it (I study in an all girls school, go figure) that made me so interested in the book or what, but whatever it was, I don't regret signing up for this tour. It's weird but I hardly ever give high rating to tour books and it's even rarer for me to give a 6-star rating (this is my third 6-star rating so far) but I'm going to be honest, I didn't even hesitate when I decided to rate it this way. I just knew in my heart, my mind and my gut that Beside Your Heart deserved it and so now, I flail. *flails*

I try to stay away from angsty books because I get all depressed after reading them but I was totally fine (or not fine) with this one. The way Mary Whitney made the story flow pretty much matched the steady flow of tears streaming down my face. I can't even count the number of times I cried while reading this book, it was just so emotional. My heart ached so much that I found myself continuously clutching my chest to relieve the tightness there. I was so amazed at how invested I was in this book but I wasn't shocked as to why, because no one who has read Beside Your Heart will disagree with what I am saying.

Beside Your Heart is the type of book that will slowly, inconspicuously, grip at your heart strings and gently tug at them. You won't even notice how deep into it you are anymore, you just end up going even deeper. I'm being serious when I tell you that I was sold with this book after reading the first chapter (there was a prologue,) Mary Whitney finds a way to really bring a reader a romance that is both so authentic and dream-like that it's so hard to untangle yourself from it. There was already so much depth right from the very beginning and for those of you who have someone that got away, Beside Your Heart will be a sure hit for you. Oh and by the way, the first chapter to the last (not including the epilogue) is written as a sort of flashback.

Let's talk about the characters now, I didn't think that Nicki (the protag) would be such a complicated character, but she was. Her sister, Lauren, just recently passed away and Nicki was recovering from the accident that killed her sister and injured her mother. Nicki had both physical and emotional scars, and they were big. But she surprised me by not being the type of girl who became withdrawn in herself, Nicki was willing to still be open to others and be social. I think the problem with so many books right now is that when you have a protag that went through a very rough time is that they don't like to talk about it, I personally don't think that will get you anywhere. Sometimes it's okay to lean on others and there's nothing wrong it needing another person's help, and that's how Nicki was. She didn't necessarily depend on her friends and family, but she wasn't opposed to talking to them... at times. She was a strong girl and I very much looked up to her. With our ages being so close to each other, I felt that I really connected with her. But as much as I'd like for a hot English guy to fall for me, I don't see that happening in the near future, so Nicki has that over me.

Every teenage girl's dream is to have a swoony guy with a hot accent fall for her and I am certainly not an exception. Adam Kincaid is the answer to that fantasy, wrapped in a soccer uniform, I might add. Adam is genuinely a sweet guy, and smart too. And very good looking. *blushes* I fell for him more than once in this book and even though he broke my heart, I couldn't help but still love him anyway. He made me laugh, ugly cry and blush. While there are so many swoony and crush-worthy guys in the fictional world, Adam is one of a kind. He's left a tattoo of himself in my heart, body and soul. (Can I please borrow him for prom?) He's not perfect, but that's what makes him so great. You can see how much he cares for his friends and his family. Even though he seems constantly annoyed at his sister, Sylvia, you can see that he truly loves her and means well. And Adam with Nicki? I think those two created a planet of their own.

Adam and Nicki's relationship wasn't perfect. There was a point where it was pretty close, but don't be fooled. Not everything is meant to be that good even in books and I was totally fine with that. All the problems and good times they had with each other made the book all the more realistic. You can actually relate to the characters and you can imagine this happening in real life. There's a possibility of some girl out there experiencing the very same love and hurt. I don't think I can go too deep about their relationship without bursting into tears because I am seriously tearing up as I am typing this right now. *sniffs*

Serendipity. I've heard this word a thousand times when it comes to romance and mushy books and I've never really thought much about it... till now. I won't elaborate on what happens lest I start crying and also end up spoiling the book for you but no matter what people will tell you, this book's ending was perfect. A bit shocking that I would say that since I was about to throw my iPad against the wall after I finished reading Beside Your Heart but after a few moments of pondering, I realized that I wouldn't change anything for the world. Everything was perfect and I appreciated all the effort Mary Whitney put into creating such a beautiful book.

If the 6-stars isn't enough to get you to read it, then I don't know what will. I kid, just read the summary. How can you not want to read this book? Beside Your Heart is one of the very, very best books I have read ever and I will always remember it. You know that a book is good when you start tearing up just thinking about what happened in it (just like Clockwork Princess.) I seriously cannot recommend Beside Your Heart, Mary Whitney has become one of my all time favorite authors and I will now spend the next few days reading the rest of her books. Ciao!

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About the author:

Even before she graduated from law school, Mary knew she wasn't cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she's spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blog Tour: ARC Review + Giveaway: INK by Amanda Sun

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Title: INK (The Paper Gods #1)
Author: Amanda Sun
Pages: 377 pages
Format acquired: Paperback (ARC)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: June 25th 2013
Source: Received from author and publisher (Thanks, Amanda and Harlequin Teen!)
Pre-order the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble



I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.


On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.

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Review:

I have always been interested with the Japanese culture, a land so technologically advanced that never truly removes itself from its historical roots. Of course, when I heard that a book was coming out that revolved around Japanese and its many mysteries, I was immediately intrigued. I literally just died for this book, I was insanely desperate to get my hands on a copy and when I finally did, I was left speechless.

No one can disagree with me when I say that Japan is a beautiful country, and the way Amanda Sun wrote INK only emphasized its beauty even more. She did so with vivid details that colored and graced every page. I fell in love with Japan and its culture all over again. Amanda was right to say that INK was cheaper than airfare because it's true, you are transported to the beautiful scenery of Shizuoka without even having to pay anything more than a few dollars. So that's always a plus. Haha!

It's safe to say that Tomohiro is my favorite character in this book, and it's not just the fact I'm totally crushing on him but it's because he's the deepest person in the book. I connected with him the most even though INK was written in Katie's point of view. Tomohiro isn't your average troubled boy, he's so much more than that. Tomohiro is a kami, a god in a sense. And he has the ability to make his drawings come to life, without even meaning to. Yikes! Let's face it, having powers will not always be a good thing, and this is one of those times. Other than the fact that Tomohiro is plagued by horrifying nightmares, his drawings are actually out to kill him. Or everyone else. He lives such a dangerous and lonely life due to the fact that if he let anyone close, there's a big possibility that they may get hurt. Everything he does is for the sake of protecting others because he's afraid of becoming what he fears the most, a monster. And when he meets Katie, all his carefully laid out plans were crushed to dust. The ink reacts to her in such a way that neither of them understand, so Tomohiro did the only thing he knew to do... answer the ink's call.

I felt that Katie was in a phase throughout most of the first half of the book. I have no idea what phase it was but maybe one that has the possibility of endangering herself? I either wanted to conk Katie in the head or fly into the book just to save her. I'm not saying that she can't make the right decisions, I'm saying that she needs to be more aware of how her decisions will affect other people. But in a way, I understand why she is the way she is. Even though her mom died a few months back, the wound is still fresh. It's never easy to get over that sort of thing. And now, she's afraid to lose the ones she loves. Katie seems like the type of person who is naturally curious in a way that she always has to know what's happening, and it's good that she's asking those questions. Stranger danger, after all. Other than that, it's what helped that book progress. I don't dislike Katie but there's something about her that's saddens me. I don't really know why.

Tomohiro and Katie's relationship was slow, sweet and adorable. They were both skirting the like/like-like line but no one was putting the first move so someone had to. They were so cute together! Their moments when they just sat and Tomo drew was very calming. Their romance wasn't rushed and it didn't overshadow that action-y/Paranormal aspect of the story. Amanda Sun was able to delineate their romance and all the serious stuff, because there's a lot of serious stuff.

If Tomo won't ditch Katie for me, I'd 100% go with Jun even though he's a few lettuces short of a salad. Whaaat? You'll understand what I mean when you read INK, so please do. But first... *chases Jun*

INK is one of my favorite reads of 2013 because it brims with so much uniqueness and vitality. Amanda Sun's idea is so fresh and unheard of that it made INK so enjoyable, it made me feel special and tingly. Harlequin Teen took a lot of care with this book, there are so many extra bits to it that anyone will enjoy INK. *cough*Book2Preview*cough* INK was a beautiful and heartwarming book that taught me we shouldn't always rely on others because there will be times our decisions will influence others in both a negative and positive and they'll mostly end up hurting instead. This book isn't just about romance, gods and drawings, it's about trust and knowing when to and when to not. INK is a very deep book that needs to be delved in further. I just can't wait for you to read INK and be transported to the beautiful and dangerous world that Amanda Sun has created. I do hope that you will enjoy your stay.

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About the author:

I’ma YA author and proud Nerdfighter. I was born in Deep River, Canada, avery small town without traffic lights or buses, and where stranger safety iscomprised of what to do if you see a bear—or skunk. I started readingfantasy novels at 4 and writing as soon as I could hold a pencil.Hopefully my work’s improved since then.

Inuniversity I took English, Linguistics, and Asian History, before settling intoArchaeology, because I loved learning about the cultures and stories ofancient people. Of course, I didn’t actually become an archaeologist—I have anintense fear of spiders. I prefer unearthing fascinating stories in thesafety of my living room.

ThePaper Gods is inspired by my time living in Osaka and travelling throughoutJapan. That and watching far too many J-Dramas. I currently live in Torontowith
myhusband and daughter. When I’m not writing, I’m devouring YA books, knittingnerdy things like Companion Cubes and Triforce mitts, and making elaboratecosplays for anime cons.

You can find her here:


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Preview: Keeping Her by Cora Carmack

Hey, awesome people of the world!

I am so honored to be presenting to you a preview for Cora Carmack's upcoming novella, Keeping Her (written in both Garrick and Bliss's POVs.) I am insanely excited to read this one! I need me some Garrick.

Enjoy!

Oh and don't forget, Garrick will be competing in the NA Crush Tourney. See HERE how YOU can help a brother out. *flails*




Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather . . . ahem . . . complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right?

But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that perhaps they aren't quite as ready for their future as they thought.

As it turns out, the only thing harder than finding love is keeping it.



Release date: August 13th 2013
Pre-order the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iTunes



Sunday, June 16, 2013

I am Elias VanDyne's Advocate (for the YA Crush Tourney)!

Hello, lovely humans of the Earth! 

The awesome ladies at the YA Sisterhood have decided to put back the YA Crush Tourney (much to the excitement of our fellow fangirls.) I am so honored to be representing this super swoon-worthy guy...


ELIAS VANDYNE!

Elias is from Leigh Ann Kopans' ONE, a Sci-Fi novel with a sweet and heartwarming romance. Here are a few reasons why YOU should vote for Elias:

  • He's a very protective guy but not in an overbearing kind of way. He takes care of his friends and he also has a great relationship with his siblings.
  • Elias is a great people person, he's very sensitive towards others and he's very welcoming too.
  • He has a beautiful smile, with a dimple that just winks that you. Elias' smile was made to melt woman.
  • He is the sweetest person EVER. His lines are so sincere and when he loves, he really loves.
If you still aren't convinced (but seriously, how you can not be?) you can read more about him in my official tourney post that will be put up on

JUNE 19TH

which will be his very first match and it will be against Jase from My Life Next Door.

Y'all can show your support for Elias by voting for him, Tweeting (with the hashtag #TeamONE because giveaways will happen and we'll be keeping track through that) and you can use these buttons as your Twitter or Facebook avatar:




Thank you all so, so much and we hope that you will show Elias your support!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (25)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews! It's where bloggers can share what they got for review, bought, borrowed, won or gifted (both physical and eBooks may be included! :D)

Here's what I got this past few weeks (so. much. AWESOME):

Bought;

Blood Lines (World of the Lupi #2) by Eileen Wilks (Goodreads)
Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi #3) by Eileen Wilks (Goodreads)
Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard #2) by Christina Lauren (Goodreads)
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (Goodreads)
Entwined with You (Bared to You #30 by Sylvia Day (Goodreads)
Eve of Darkness (Marked #1) by Sylvia Day (Goodreads)
Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer (Goodreads)

For review:

Transparent by Natalie Whipple (Goodreads)
The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed #1) by Page Morgan (Goodreads)
*ARC* The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (Goodreads)

For review:

*ARC* Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Goodreads)
*ARC* Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken (Goodreads)
*ARC* The Enchanter Heir (The Heir Chronicles #4) by Cinda Williams Chima (Goodreads)
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo (Goodreads)
The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts (Goodreads)
*ARC* The Submissive (The Submissive Trilogy #1) by Tara Sue Me (Goodreads)
*ARC* The Dominant (The Submissive Trilogy #2) by Tara Sue Me (Goodreads)
Because You Are Mine: The Complete Novel by Beth Kery (Goodreads)
Wicked Burn by Beth Kery (Goodreads)
[Not pictured] Release Me (Stark Trilogy #1) by J. Kenner (Goodreads)
*ARC* In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (Goodreads)
*ARC* Bruised by Sarah Skilton (Goodreads)
Absent by Katie Williams (Goodreads)

Gifted:

*ARC* The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads)
*ARC* Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles (Goodreads)

Borrowed:

*ARC* The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason (Goodreads)

Won:

*signed* Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads)
*signed* Shade & Sorceress (The Last Days of Tian Di #1) by Catherine Egan (Goodreads)

SWAG:

A loooot. <3

A gigantic thank to these amaaazing people: Mara Delgado (girl, you are awesome!), Tina + Abrams & Chronicle, Olivia + Hot Key Books, Elaine + Headline, Disney-Hyperion, Teresa Orts, Catherine Egan, Colleen Hoover, Cat Winters, Josephine Angelini, Liz Norris, Katie Sise, Chyna from Lite-Rate-Ture, Jenna from Coffee, Books and Me, Elizabeth Richards, Fiona Paul, Jessica Brooks, Victoria Scott, Elsia Chapman, Kathleen Peacock, and Liz Fichera.

What did YOU get in the mail this week? Leave us a comment and we'll check out your post! :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blog Tour: ARC Review + Giveaway: Good Vibrations by S.L. Scott

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Title: Good Vibrations (Welcome to Paradise #1)
Author: S.L. Scott
Format acquired: eARC (ePub)
Publication date: June 10th 2013
Source: Received from the author. (Thanks so much, AToMR Book Blogs Tours and S.L.!)
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble



I grab her exploring finger just as it reaches my happy trail—a trail that if I let her wander down further will lead us to do things we can’t take back. Things like three-word phrases being confessed that would end me if I was rejected. Things like selfishly wanting to own her body and doing things to her that would make my fantasies blush. And things like making her promises too soon that won’t do either of us any good. She makes me want a future that’s not possible, and one I don’t deserve.

Listening to my ego got me into this situation. Will listening to my heart get me out?
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Review:

I had to read Good Vibrations twice for me to fully grasp the depth and meaning of the book. And I can honestly say that I enjoyed it even more the second time I read it. I was able to appreciate the characters more and I was also able to connect with them, as well.

Good Vibrations is 100% the perfect beach/summer read of the year. It's fun, refreshing and also very dramatic. There were moments when I was gripping my iPad super tightly because of the intense emotions I was feeling, and the characters were feeling. While the story of this book is quite light and very playful, there's an underlying tension in it. You will really empathize and sympathize with the characters in this book because they are all connected to each other and S.L. Scott bridges the gap between the reader and the character, so you actually end up putting yourself in the character's shoes even more.

I adore Mallory, I really do. She's a strong, smart and beautiful girl, but there are times that she lets her insecurities get the better of her. I am so glad that Evan doesn't ever let her get away with that, because there's nothing worse than a woman who feels bad about her self. And if there's one other thing that gets to her, it's Evan. When I first read the book, I was pretty iffy about their relationship. I didn't know whether I liked it or not or if I thought they were healthy for each other, but as I read it the second time, I realized how perfect they were for each other. Evan and Mallory balance each other out. Mallory is the sensible girl while Evan is the gorgeous guy trying to not make her sensible. Their relationship is chaotic but that only makes it all the more exciting. I loved the drama that happened between the two of them, when they were both trying to hold back the undeniable attraction between the two of them. Mallory and Evan are great together because let's face it, there's no such thing as a perfect relationship and their's just not even close to that perfection but in the end, their perfect for each other, and that's what counts the most.

I think that the only issue I had with this book is that there were times that the scenes felt a bit rushed. While Mallory and Evan's romance/relationship was a slow burn, there were parts that were bordering on insta-love which wasn't even emphasized on in the book. Good Vibrations mainly focused on both Mallory and Evan's lives (including their friends, families and enemies.) I love have S.L. Scott incorporated her side characters and made them a story of their own. It was so great reading what was happening with Sunny (Mallory's best friend) with a couple of guys. And may I just mention Noah? *swoon* Even though I am seriously in love with Evan, if Mallory doesn't want Noah... can I have him? Hee!

There's something in Good Vibrations that really struck me, the thing between Mallory and Evan. I can't really elaborate on it lest I spoil some important things but rest assured, you'll figure it out once you see it. The ending of this book was great. It wasn't overdone and there are also still questions that need to be answered but not now. Maybe, soon. Maybe. Like I said, Good Vribations is there  perfect summer read because it's hot, fun and very beachy. I am dying for Book 2 because the teaser in Good Vibrations? Killed. Me. Good job, S.L.! Thank you  again!

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About the author:

S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of the novels—Naturally, Charlie, and A Prior Engagement as well as several novellas, including Sleeping with Mr. Sexy and Morning Glory--all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post and writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites.

Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of the hobbies she loves, but she doesn't get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.

Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas.

She welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com.

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Cover Reveal: A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers

I am so honored to be a part of the cover reveal of Lisa Desrocher's New Adult novel, A Little Too Far. I am a huge fan of the New Adult genre and an even bigger fan of Lisa, so I absolutely can't wait to read this one! Without further ado, the cover of A Little Too Far:

That is one enticing cover!!



Have you ever gone just a little too far?

Lexie Banks has.
Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother.In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it’s more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he’s been her best friend and confidant for better part of the last few years…and is so off limits. It’s a good thing she’s leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome.But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can’t seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to Confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt…and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy on the eyes deacon…only eight months away from becoming a priest. As Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro’s signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn’t know what to think. She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way.

Early praise:

"More than a ridiculously sexy, HOT read, Desrochers takes you on a wild ride of self-discovery and bittersweet romance." Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn), New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You

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