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Blog Tour: Shattering Halos

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brilliant book Shattering Halos. This post includes a review of the book and a great giveaway for you to enter. A huge thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book and organising this tour.

Now on with the fun 🙂

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Author: Sunniva Dee

Series: Halos (#1)

Genre: paranormal, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 24th February 2014

Blurb:

I traded my death for love. I wasn’t given a choice. His decision has caught up with us, so now I am a living, breathing catalyst to war between Heaven and Hell.

The violations he committed saved my life. Since the collision, he’s appeared everywhere. In my hospital room, my school, even my house. He shows up in my paintings, my drawings, in all of my art projects. I can’t stop thinking about him.

He says his name is Gabriel, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He doesn’t know how I can see him or why he wants me in ways that should be impossible for a Celestial.

My obsession grows. I need him to hold me, kiss me—give all of himself. For every day he protects me, the consequences loom darker and taller. Soon, they’ll crash down on us.

The war is about to begin.

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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My Review:

I couldn’t put this book down. The mystery and drama in the beginning draw the reader in and leave them wanting more. Sunniva Dee has created a unique and exciting plot which gives paranormal lovers something new to read. Although this is a debut novel she could have been writing for years as she has a brilliant way of grabbing the readers attention. This book was fast paced and kept the reader up late at night desperate to find out what would happen next. Shattering Halos is packed full of drama, romance, mystery and phenomenal characters.

Overall this is one of the best debut novels I have read and I hope the author writes more soon.  I would recommend any readers looking for an unique paranormal romance book try and read this.

 

Buying Links:

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Get to know the author:

I write New Adult fiction with a paranormal twist and don’t shy away from romance and heart-wrenching passion when necessary.

I moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then I read “The Book,” aka Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which spurred my husband and me to move cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

I’m currently on my seventh year in the Deep South, where I enjoy the heat and the humidity. Besides writing, I spend my time with our “petting zoo” as in an opinionated parrot, a herd of cats that are experts on keyboard shortcuts, and puppies that…uh, bark.

I hold a Master’s degree in languages, with concentrations within literature and linguistics. I taught at college level for a decade before settling in as a graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. When I’m not writing, I read.
Shattering Halos is my debut novel, and its standalone sequel, Stargazer, is due out later this year.

 

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Blog Tour: Just You

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Welcome to the blog tour for the latest book in the Starting Out series Just You. Included in this post is a great giveaway for you to enter. A big thank you to    Xpresso Book Tours for organising this tour.

Now on with the fun 🙂

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Author: Jane Lark

Series: Starting Out (#2)

Genre: romance, contemporary

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: May 2014

Publisher: Harper Impulse

Blurb:

The morning after the New Year’s Eve before…

Waking up to a new year with a killer hangover and hazy memories of a seriously hot hook-up the night before leaves Portia in an awkward situation… Did I, or didn’t I? The only way she’s going to find out is by standing up to the guy in question.

With no regrets, Justin is willing to play the gentleman and save Portia her embarrassment. Only then he gets a text saying, come over… and he’s not gonna lie – this is friends with a lot of benefits!

But no matter how good the sex is, there’s one thing Justin’s not down with: being this shallow rich girl’s dirty little secret…

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My Rating: 4.25/5 Stars

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My Review:

Jane Lark has did it again, she has written another captivating book that tugs at the readers heart strings. The honesty of this novel straight away grabs the readers attention. This book as many aspects to it the romance being the main one but there is also some political aspects. The author cleverly showed inequality throughout her book which helped the reader easily connect with the characters. Although this novel is part of a series it can be read as a standalone.

Overall I would recommend to anyone who likes contemporary romance to give this book a try. I can’t wait to read Jane Lark’s next novel to see what she does next.

 

Buying Links:

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Get to know the author:

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,’The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, as well as a Kindle overall Top 25, bestselling author.

She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.

Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality.

Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots.

‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

 

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Blog Tour: Breaking Fences

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brand new book Breaking Fences. Sorry this post is late I was having Internet problems. A big thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this review tour.

Now on with the fun 🙂

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Author: Juliana Haygurt

Series: The Breaking (#2)

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: June 2014

Blurb:

All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.

But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.

However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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My Review:

Amazing! I was not expecting this book to be as good as it was. When I first started this novel I was expecting the normal broken boy meets broken girl plot that although I love reading them they can be cliche at times. However this book had so much more to it. It may have had the classic contemporary romance themes but it was a very unique spin on the normal plot. I may love my contemporary romances but this was a refreshing read that sits proudly on my shelf. The author draws the reader in with her captivating characters and the believable emotions they show throughout the novel.

Overall this was a phenomenal novel which is not your cliche romance. I would highly recommend lovers of contemporary romance go and read this book. I can’t wait to read more from Juliana Haygurt to see what other brilliant books she has written.

 

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Get to know the author:

Find her on her  website.

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

 

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Review: You Make Me

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Author: Erin McCarthy

Series: Blurred Lines (#1)

Genre: romance, contemporary

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 17th April 2014

Source: A big thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book.

Goodreads Blurb:

The guy she wants…

Growing up on the coast of Maine with a revolving door of foster siblings, Caitlyn Michaud spent one intense and passionate year falling in love with her foster brother, Heath. Then he left without a word. The betrayal devastated Caitlyn and made her vow to forget the compelling bad boy. But forgetting his sensual touch and their deep all-consuming friendship is easier said than done.

Isn’t the guy she needs…

Determined to move on, in college Caitlyn has risen above her small town impoverished roots and has joined a sorority, reinvented her appearance, and landed the right boyfriend. Pre-law major and frat president, Ethan, is thoughtful and always laughing, and he makes her feel happy, calm. He also gives her the social acceptance she craves.

But the perfect world she tried so hard to attain is ripped apart when Heath appears one night out of nowhere. Caitlyn remembers all the reasons why she loves him, even if they don’t make sense to anyone but her. Out of the military, Heath is as brooding and intense as ever, and he is determined not only to win her back, but to exact revenge on everyone who kept him from her…

And when one love allows her to breathe, but the other feels as essential to her life as air, how does she choose between them?

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My Rating: 4/5 stars

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My Review:

This novel draws you in from the very beginning. The opening prologue grabs the readers attention and leaves them desperate for more.  Although I really enjoyed this book there was a few things that let me down and meant I had to lower my rating. The main problem I had with this book was the leading girl as I found it difficult to connect with her. Despite this I did enjoy this book overall and wished it had been longer. Erin McCarthy created a brilliant book packed full of angst, drama and heart ache  that was pulled together by the wonderful ending. The conclusion of this novel was perfect it allowed the reader to finally understand the characters and understand their at times selfish actions. Before the ending though was a captivating plot that although predictable at times was fantastic.

Overall anyone who enjoys a tormented love story should give this book a try. Although there was some things that let the me down reading this book was worth it. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series to see what the author does next.

 

Get to know the author:

Find her at http://www.erinmccarthy.net/

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Blog Tours: Dwellers of Darkness

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brilliant book Dwellers of Darkness. Included in this post is a review of the newest book in the Darkness series and a great giveaway for you to enter. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours  for organising this fantastic tour.

Now on with the fun 🙂

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Title: Darkness of Light

Author: Stacey Marie Brown

Series: Darkness (#1)

Genre: paranormal, romance, fantasy

Audience: YA/NA

Publication Date: 13th February 2013

Blurb:

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

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Now onto the next book in this brilliant series 🙂

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Title: Fire in the Darkness

Series: Darkness (#2)

Genre: paranormal, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 31st August 2013

Blurb:

It’s been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.

And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.

Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.

Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.

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Now finally onto the book this post is all about 🙂

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Title: Dwellers of Darkness

Series: Darkness (#3)

Genre: paranormal, fantasy, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 27th February 2014

Blurb:

Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth’s realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part Demon and part Fay, with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.

Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.

As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows is,everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. But she also knows Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.

Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

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My Review:

Amazing! I am have no words to describe just how brilliant this book is. The Darkness series has been fantastic throughout and this novel did not disappoint. The first two books in the series were also brilliant but Dwellers of Darkness just made the series even better.  If you are going to read this book you will have to read the whole series as the follow on from each other. From the very beginning the reader is drawn in by this novel. As the reader I never wanted this book to end and I found myself up at night desperate to see what would happen next. The reader is left on the edge of their seats with the drama and action filled plot. Stacey Marie Brown has written a phenomenal book packed full of suspense, drama, action and romance. The author has created a unique plot which grabs the readers attention.

Overall I would highly recommend all lovers of paranormal get themselves a copy of this series because it is fantastic. I can’t wait to read the final book in the Darkness series and I hope the author continues to write more breath taking novels.

 

 

Buying Links:

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Get to know the author:

Find her on Goodreads and her website.

Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.

When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.

 

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Book Blitz: No Apologies

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Welcome to the book blitz for the brand new book No Apologies. Included in this post is some excerpts from the book, an interview with one of its characters and a great giveaway for you to enter. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this blitz.

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Author: Sybil Bartel

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 23rd June 2014

Publisher: Carina Press

Blurb:

Never apologize

Hard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He’s flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there’s anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent smile, Graham isn’t prepared for what happens next.

Never fall in love

Two rules, that’s all Graham has—never apologize and never fall in love. He knows Carly is everything he should avoid. Cheerful and sweet, she has “relationship” written all over her. But Graham can’t stay away from her probing questions and concerned blue eyes.

When Graham discovers Carly is hiding a crushing secret, he’s prepared to risk it all. Until in one single moment, everything changes and Graham’s past threatens to collide with his future. His life is crumbling down around him, and soon no apology in the world can save him.

He should’ve known to walk away.

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An Insight Into the Book:

Here you can find some excerpts from the book and an interview with one of its characters.

Excerpt 1

I kissed her again. Slow, gentle, I showed her what I wanted her to know. Not pushing her further, not taking the kiss to the next level, the restraint was pure agony.

I pulled away and looked into her eyes. “Just you and me.”
“Is it?”
I stilled. I couldn’t be mad at her. It was a legitimate question. I struggled with what I wanted to say and what I should say. “I’m here now, with you.” I swept her hair from her shoulder. “There’s nowhere else I want to be.” I didn’t tell her the evening after the incident in my kitchen had been a turning point for me.
The smile touched her lips but weariness held the rest of her expression. “Me either.” She gently rested her head on my chest.
I wrapped my arms around her and stood to my full height, caveman style. Her feet left the ground and I let the soft weight of her fall against me for one torturous moment. Everything about this girl was leaving a mark on my heart.

Excerpt 2

I trailed my fingers down her cheek. “I wanted to kiss you this morning.”
She didn’t flinch. “I know.”
I threaded my hand up the back of her neck. “You pulled away from me.”
“I know.”
I twisted my fingers into her hair. “I still want to kiss you.”
Turning her face, she exposed the smooth skin of her neck. “Please, don’t.”
“Why?” Jesus, she was beautiful.

 

Interview with Graham Allen

“Hi! So excited, I’m here today with Graham Allen, the bass player for the band you all are waiting patiently for to go on, so I’ll be quick! Say Hi, Graham.” OMG, he’s so hot in person!

“Hey.”
“Yep, you heard it, that sexy-awesome voice. Not that we don’t love Myles’ voice, but we looove when you sing as well. Will there be more songs you do lead locals on?”
“Possibly.”
“Okay, you heard it here first! So, tell me Graham, what’s your favorite song right now?”
“Humming Bird by Alex Clare.”
“Awww, that’s so sweet! I love that song. Does it remind you of someone?”
“Yes.”
“Care to elaborate?”
“No.”
Okay, he’s a little intimidating. I smile but he doesn’t smile back. “So, tell us something we don’t know about you.”
“I hate interviews.”
I laugh nervously. “I think I could’ve guessed that. I heard you’re a car fanatic. If you could drive any car, what would it be?”
“A Smart car,” he deadpans.
I blink. “Really?”
“No.”
I burst out laughing. “Good one. But seriously, what car would be your ideal ride?”
“The one I drive.”
“Which is?”
“71 ‘Cuda 440 6-pack.”
“You have a six pack?” I had to ask! He’s so muscular.
He crosses his arms and stares at me.
“Um, sorry. Okay, so what color is your car?”
“Black.”
Sexy. “What’s it like working with Myles?” That’s the lead singer and guitarist for all you newbies out there.
“Humbling.”
“Wow, that’s heavy.” Inspiration strikes. “What would Myles say it’s like working with you?”
“Irritating.” A ghost of a smile touches the corner of his mouth.
I think I might faint. He’s that hot. If, you know, you go for that whole tattooed, rocker, bad boy, thing—just saying. I smile because it’s impossible not to. “I’ll have to ask him about that.” With a surge of confidence, I wink.
“You do that.” The smile, lazy, practiced, kicks up a notch and now I know I’m going to faint.
“Oh, that’s just not fair.”
His only answer is to hold the half smile of amusement and incline his head once like he knows exactly the effect he has on women.
“Okay, one more question, because I know you all are about to go on. Who’s been your single greatest influence, musically, or otherwise?” I hold my breath, because for some reason, I think he’s about to surprise the crap out of me.
“That’s a personal question.”
“It is.” I don’t blink.
He maintains eye contact.
I wait.
“I don’t answer personal questions. I protect the people who are close to me.”
Wow. So sweet. “I think I just fell in love.”
This time, the smile hits both sides of his face. “You’re too late, sweetheart.” Then he strides out of the room like he owns the place.

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Get to know the author:

Sybil grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She used to dream of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books about wistful summer days and first loves drew her into the world of storytelling. Her true literary love is the New Adult genre but really, any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful, makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she’s not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer who stole her heart.

 

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Book Blitz: Never Far Away

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Welcome to the book blitz for the brand new book Never Far Away. Included in this post is a great giveaway for you to enter and an interview with the author. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this blitz and a huge apology for this post being late.

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Author: Marysue G. Hobika

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 20th May 2014

Blurb:

All Theo Baker wants is to get on with his new life as a student at Columbia, but his dreams keep getting infiltrated by the one girl who stole his heart—Stella, his sexy neighbor back home. They shared a kiss that turned his world upside down; only she said it didn’t mean anything to her. But he knows she lied and all he wants is a chance to prove that they could have something real, but it’s hard pining away for a girl who’s been avoiding him for the past year and a half.

Incoming freshman Stella Freeman is excited about going to college for photography—her true passion. She’s never more herself than when she is behind the camera. Regardless of her father’s constant backlash, she follows her heart to the city where Theo is currently living. He’s the only boy she’s ever loved, but she’s pushed him away. Still, he’s never been far from her thoughts, even if he doesn’t know.

What will happen when their paths cross? Will they have a second chance to be with their one first true love?

This book is intended for audiences 17+

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Buying Links:

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Get to know the author:

Marysue G Hobika grew up in Caledonia, NY and attended SUNY at Buffalo where she studied to be a Spanish teacher. Currently she lives in Pittsford, NY with her husband, three children, and her two pugs.

She has learned that stories don’t write themselves and tries to make time every day to sit down and write. She does her best thinking while in the shower, driving her kids around, or right before she falls asleep. She keeps a moleskin notebook handy that a dear friend gave her as a gift, so that if an idea occurs she can write it down.

She doesn’t know where this journey will take her, but she has a lot of characters and stories floating around inside her head waiting to be brought to life.

Interview:

1- What genre is your book?

“Never Far Away” is my first crack at writing a New Adult/Contemporary Romance novel. My resume includes 3 YA novels, and I was ready to branch out and expand my style and audience.

2- What inspired you to write this novel?

A real life event inspired this novel. I took a real situation—two neighbors fighting over seats on the back of the bus in elementary school, never really agreeing on anything, and placed these two antagonist characters years down the road. What happens? How are they different? The same? They share history, but can they share a future?

3- What book are you reading now?

Currently I am reading short stories in Spanish and meeting with a great group of ladies once a month to discuss them. Hablamos en español todo el tiempo y me encanta.

4- If you could have breakfast with anyone past or present who would you choose, and why?

I would choose my mother. She died when I was in my early twenties and so much has happened in my life since then that I’d love to share with her—I finished college, got my first job, got married, and had kids. I’d love to see the look on her face when I told her I’m a writer too. I’ll never forget the day back in high school when she drove me to school and I suddenly remembered I had written an essay on a whim for a contest and it was due that day—typed. (This was before computers were in every household). My mom sighed and took the essay to work and typed it for me and dropped it off at school, and I won. She was proud of me then and I’m sure she’d be proud of me know. After breakfast I’d like to have her show me how to make an apple pie with her homemade crust because that’s something I miss.

 5- ​What’s your favorite dessert?

​My mom’s homemade apple pie, of course.

6- How would you describe yourself in three words?
Creative, Happy, and Kind.

 

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