Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Release Day for South of Surrender by Laura Kaye

I had a slight emergency that prevented me from participating in the South of Surrender release day giveaway on my blog but PLEASE go visit Laura's blog for information on all the blogs participating in it today! I absolutely adore Laura and loved the heck out of South of Surrender, so be sure to enter the giveaway!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jenn Donald's Review of Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Review by the totally awesome Jenn Donald

I am Flat-Out IN LOVE with this book.

Flat-Out Love became an instant favorite book for me. The writing is beautiful and smart and the characters are SIMPLY AMAZING. This is one of those books where 5 stars are not enough - I. Need. More. Stars!

The characters in this book are absolutely brilliant, the three dimentional ones and the flat ones alike. I was immediately captivated by Julie and once I met Matt I knew right then and there that this book was going on my favorites list and he would be a book boyfriend.

"Yes, I said hence...I think its making a comeback."

Julie is a smart young girl off to college for the first time and is in a new city. She soon discovers that the plans she thought she made are, well, pretty much non-exsistent. With the help of her mothers college friend Julie has a place to stay with her family for the year. This family is not what it seems though. Matt is a smart, cute, and somewhat nerdy college student himself, attending MIT. He also happens to wear the BEST T-SHIRTS EVER!

"Nietzsche Is My Homeboy"

Matt is one of my favorite book boyfriend characters. He is nerdy in all the perfect ways! He's one of the most caring characters who does everything he can, and sacrifices so much of his own life to take care of his family. He's so witty and I not only love his interactions with Julie but his Facebook posts had me giggling nonstop.

Matt's younger sister Celeste is extremely bright and beautiful but there's something different about her. She speaks like an adult way before her time and well, she carries around a life-size cardboard cut out of her oldest brother Finn, who Julie is told is off traveling the world. The family doesn't talk much about "Flatt-Finn" or why he is so necessary to Celeste; they stay away from any deep discussions. Julie finds a way to connect with Finn through Facebook and finds that she is falling in love with him. There are family secrets that have to be revealed though, and once those secrets are known true feelings are discovered.

This is such a beautiful and intelligent book that takes the reader beyond the surface of relationships down to the deep heart squeezing truths. There is more than one story in Flat-Out Love. It's not just a boy meets girl and falls in love book; it's a book that takes you into the relationships of everyone involved. This book made me laugh, hard and more than once, it made my heart squeeze inside my chest, and it made me cry. I quickly fell for every character in this book and loved them through to the very last word. There isn't one thing that I don't like about this book and I know it's one I will reread just to experience it again and again.

"But that's what love does to you. Gut wrenching, overpowering crushing, fulfilling, complex, bring-you-to-your-knees love."

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The cover for Come What May (Heartbeat #2) by Faith Sullivan

Title: Come What May (Heartbeat #2) Author: Faith Sullivan Expected release date: June 4, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Group: New Adult

Book Description:

Adam is through with love.

He unravels blaming himself for what happened with Katie.

His final moments with her echo through his nightmares.

She owns him body and soul.

To dull the pain, Adam invites a string of women into his bed. Fueled by alcohol and desperation, his meaningless hook-ups provide little comfort. When he closes his eyes, it's Katie he sees.

The only one who helps to ease his guilt somewhat is Jada. But as his new ambulance partner, Adam considers her off limits. He doesn't want to get seriously involved with anyone, much less her. Yet he can't stop fantasizing about the feel of her caramel skin against his.

Despite his intentions, Adam's bond with Jada deepens as they respond to a series of emotional calls. Their mutual attraction becomes undeniable. But how can he give his heart to Jada when it still belongs to Katie?

The first book of the HEARTBEAT series is only 99 cents on Amazon!

Random Things about Author, Faith Sullivan:

- She was so much smarter as a teenager.

- She's a slow reader.

- She tends to like a book more for its characters rather than its plot.

- She appreciates people who are genuinely kind and come through when you need them.

- As a creative person, she's not always fun to live with, but she keeps things interesting.

- She misses the days when all she had was a rotary phone that didn't even have an answering machine.

- She's a child of the 1980s, and a teenager of the 1990s.

- She loves her dog.

- She likes to travel and see new places - when her limited budget allows.

- She thinks in another lifetime she lived in the UK somewhere by the coast.

- When she feels an emotion, she feels it deeply. It's a curse.

- She has an overactive imagination. Writing helps alleviate that problem.

- Nine times out of ten, she believes a good book trumps reality.

Author Links: Blog | Amazon | Twitter | Goodreads

Faith Sullivan New Adult author of HEARTBEAT and UNEXPECTED Read my Blog. Follow me on Twitter.
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