Book Tour: Not the Hot Chick by N. Raines



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It has been a long time since I presented a book which grabbed my attention immediately. The title of the book was the one which caught my eye. But when I read the blurb, I was all the more fascinated. You will agree with me once you go through the whole post.

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Book Blitz: Sweetness by Sierra Hill



Hi All,

Presenting another Book Blitz for a beautiful New Adult novel ‘SWEETNESS’ written by Sierra Hill. Not only the cover is kinda cute but even the blurb is quite interesting. It is definitely on my TBR… What about you all?

Wanna know more??? Just read along… And don’t forget to check out the amazing GIVEAWAY!!!

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∞ ABOUT THE BOOK ∞
Sweetness
by
Sierra Hill
Publication date: July 26th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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∞ BLURB ∞

I’m the girl from the school of hard knocks.

Nothing has ever come easy for me. So forgive me if I’m a bit reluctant about Kincaid Griffin – born-with-a-silver-spoon in his mouth, conceited college hoops player. A guy who could get any girl he wants, and yet, is suddenly everywhere I am trying to woo me. The more I protest, the more persistent he becomes.TEASER SWEETNESS

I’m a lucky bastard.

Let’s face it. As a college athlete, I don’t chase girls – they come to me. I’m as arrogant and cocky as they come, getting nearly everything I want, whenever I want. But there is nothing sweeter than a girl who plays hard to get. And Ainsley Locker is so full of confidence that she knocks me off my feet from the moment I meet her. She’s a challenge. And I like challenges. So I go full-court press to win her over.

But when a stupid mistake turns viral, slam dunking all over my life in a media frenzy, my spot on the team may be in jeopardy, along with my shot at winning the girl.

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∞ THE AUTHOR ∞

Sierra Hill wrote her first full-length romance after a corporate acquisition led her to a stint of unemployment. Since self-publishing her first book in 2014, she’s found her creative passion, writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain, who constantly shout for their own love stories to be told.

Sierra frequently indulges in what some might consider to be an unhealthy dose of reading, dark chocolate goodies, and way too much coffee. She hates cold weather, and frequently finds herself traveling around the country to see her favorite live musicians in concert.

Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.

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Book Blitz: The Dreamer by E.J Mellow

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Hi Guys !!!

I am back with a book blitz of another enchanting book ‘THE DREAMER’ written by E.J. Mellow. Do you know that THE DREAMER has been awarded a Silver for Best Fantasy/Science Fiction from the eLit Book Awards & a Finalist medal for Best Cover Design from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Check it out…

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Along with an entrancing cover, the story looks equally exciting. Check out the blurb and excerpt.

Do not forget the awesome giveaway at the end!!!

∞ BOOK BLURB ∞

It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.

Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.

There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.

But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?

Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.

∞ ABOUT THE BOOK ∞

The Dreamer
by E.J. Mellow
(Dreamland #1)
Publication date: May 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

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∞ EXCERPT ∞

Reaching out, I coax him to hand over whatever he’s concealing. He wears a playful smile that slips away when he sees my arm. Noticing that I’ve extended my bandaged wrist, I move it away, but Dev gingerly grabs my hand and brings it closer.

“No! I don’t think you should do that,” I say as he begins to unwrap the bandage, remembering what the doctor told me about exposing the burn too much. He holds me steady.

“Do you want this to heal?”

“What?”

“It’s a simple question. Do you want this to heal?” He nods to my bandage.

“Of course I do.” I frown. “I want nothing more than for it to heal so I don’t have to wear this stupid thing.”

As soon as I finish speaking, the coolness of his hands seep through the bandage and reaches my skin. The sensation startles me, and I try tugging my arm back, but Dev laces his long fingers with mine, holding me in place. After a beat he continues to unwrap the dressing, my newly exposed skin feeling sensitive in the fresh air.

My breath catches at what I’m pretty sure shouldn’t be there. The puffy, raw skin I was used to seeing circle my wrist is now nothing more than an ugly scab. How did it heal so fast? I slowly turn my hand over, lightly touching it to make sure it’s real.

“The mind is a powerful thing, Molly. Always remember that.”

He looks so much The-Dreamer_poster-2bolder in this moment…his eyes seem to hold centuries of secrets. I wonder what his age actually is. I thought he was just a few years older than myself, but now that I see his face smoothly lit by the night sky, empty of anything but a gentle expression, he possesses something ancient.

“What type of jewelry were you wearing?” He brings me back to the present by lightly stroking the sensitive part of my wrist.

I hold in a shiver. “Um, a charm bracelet. It was a gift for my birthday.”

He removes his hand. “Who gave it to you?”

I hesitate. Jared obviously gave it to me, but do I just say that? Then Dev will ask who Jared is, and for some reason I’m reluctant to admit what he might be to me.

I tuck my hair behind my ear. “A guy.”

Dev searches my eyes as I try to read how my answer might have affected him—deep down, I know I desperately want it to.

Dear Lord! What is wrong with me? This guy isn’t even real! And isn’t this the same man who made me furious earlier tonight?

“What do you do when you’re awake?”

“What?”

“What do you do when you’re not here? Do you have a job?”

“Uh, yes I have a job…” I hesitate, confused by the change of subject. “It’s all very boring though.”

He pushes me to explain, asking question after question about my mundane existence.

Slowly, his voice begins to fade and sound distant. I dig my fingers into the grass in an attempt to hold myself here, and Dev flashes me a sad smile.

“I’m waking up, aren’t I?”

“Yes.”

“But I wanted to ask you questions now.”

He reaches out, grazing my cheek with his hand. The sensation of his touch is barely there as my body has begun to recognize another surrounding. “There will be plenty of time for that.” His voice is buried under layers, and my heart trembles that there might not be. Will I dream of this again?

With that last thought, light fills my vision, and my eyes flutter open to early morning rays stretching into my window, laying their gentle warmth on my skin like a touch I long to remember.

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∞ THE AUTHOR ∞

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E.J. Mellow is the Award Winning author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

 

 

 

 

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Review of A Son of Carver

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Title: A Son of Carver

Author: Haven Francis

Series: A Carver High Novel

Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Source: Review copy by YA Bound Book Tours for an honest review

 

PEEK-A-BOO:

Sometimes the best version of yourself is the one you can only see through someone else’s eyes. But what happens when those eyes belong to the one person you don’t want them to?

Thanks to her father’s affair and her parent’s resulting separation, Presley Knox has been ripped from her life in California and dropped into an abyss in the middle of Georgia. With her alternative looks and creative spirit, trying to find her place in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders is hard, but doing it while living with her cousin who belittles her every chance she gets is almost impossible. There is one person in Carver who embodies everything Presley hates about her new life and she can’t help but use him as the outlet for all of her frustrations.

Nash Carter’s bad boy image isn’t a façade; he drinks too much, sleeps around, makes his money street racing and has zero plans for his future beyond living a rowdy life with his likeminded dad and older brother. His good looks, cut body and popularity have always gotten him anything and anyone he’s ever wanted. That is until Presley Knox showed up at Carver High.

Nash knows to steer clear of Presley and her sharp tongue that’s always aimed at him. But that becomes impossible when they’re paired together for a semester-long photography assignment that promises to push them into the depths of each other’s personal lives. In order to survive the semester, Nash implements a new strategy: get the one girl who’s immune to his charm to change her mind about him.

With Nash’s unwavering pursuit to know everything about her, and with the nagging voice inside her head that’s insisting there’s more to him than she’s letting herself see, Presley struggles to keep her wall firmly in place. When it slowly begins to crumble, Nash wonders if he should have kept his distance after all because the girl that’s been hiding under Presley’s hard shell is breaking his heart wide open.

Nash has been a lot of things to a lot of girls, but Presley’s the only one he’s ever wanted to shelter and protect. But how is he going to do that when he knows she’s right to keep their friendship a secret in order to protect herself from him?

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MY TAKE ON A S O C:

Statuary Warning: Due to mature language and content, A Son of Carver is intended for readers 17+.

This book came to me at the time when I had formed a perfect TBR of Fantasy Novels for the month of July. So you can imagine my reluctance to read it :). As I started reading it, I couldn’t make any connection with the book. I wondered… maybe it was because this book didn’t belong to my current ‘Genre mode’ 😉

I was few chapters through but still didn’t feel the click. So, I decided to read it again. And thank God for it, I was certainly not disappointed!!! [ I should thank my library teacher for grilling this habit of not leaving the book before it is finished 🙂 Oh ya! She didn’t use to issue books till the time she was completely sure that we had read it thoroughly. ]

At the beginning, I was a little zapped with so many characters all around and their story-lines crossing or overlapping one another’s. But then I found out that, it was only because there is a prequel to this awesome story. [Though being a sequel, it still can be read as a standalone.] The confusion settles down within a couple of chapters and you can understand the whole plot easily. And then… You start enjoying it. 🙂

The story is about young adults who are in their last year of school. The book deals with the emotions, misunderstandings, traumas, struggles, insecurities and relationships of this young generation… beautifully. It’s a journey towards attaining maturity.

Nash is the famous bad guy of Carver, who has the ability to wrap every girl, of the High School, around his little finger…. except one and only Presley Knox. Tolerating each other is just impossible for both of them… until a photography assignment brings them in front of each other. The story gets really interesting from this point…

In the beginning, they have arguments; they demean each other. But after sometime, they try to adjust and compromise, for the sake of the assignment. Gradually, the assignment just becomes an excuse for staying in each other’s company. Knowing about each other’s life makes them realize their hastiness in judging each other.

Although the book is slow-paced, it has a touch of real life. The incidents, the problems in families, the environment in school, and the means of recreations… all easily connect to the real life. The protagonists are flawed, which adds to the touch of reality. They have made mistakes in their past; they make mistakes in their current situation as well. They have preconceived notions about each other. As they interact more, they not only realize their mistakes but are able to understand the reasons behind other’s actions.  This all has been laid down, splendidly by the author, in the line of growing up, getting matured.

Another topic, which has been exquisitely dealt with, is of giving ‘Second Chance’. Everybody makes mistakes in their life- big or small, but only a few realise. Their journey to redeem themselves can be hard, as the people around do not let go of their faults. That is what happens here as well. Nash is everything what people see in him – a handsome bad boy. But, this is not where his personality ends. He has many more layers to his persona, which he had not shown to anyone till date. The irony is that for whom Nash wants to change, she herself is skeptical about it. Presley doesn’t want anyone to know about their friendship; doesn’t help in making others know about the real Nash. She allows people to believe that her opinions about Nash haven’t changed at all.

I loved this angle of writing. The proficiency of the author is clearly seen while dealing with such issues. This happens in real life too. Many people do not make any attempt to stand by a person who wants to change for better.

But then, Presley has her own reasons to behave like that. She is full of insecurities. She is going through a very bad phase in her life. She is afraid to take anymore. She is afraid to change situations as she isn’t sure about the consequences. She isn’t confident about herself as well.

These are so real life situations. While reading it, I could relate to these thought processes; I could relate to the characters; I could feel their war of emotions; I could feel the joy of falling in love.

That is why, I liked the book immensely.

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CONCLUSION:

For those who like a love story which gradually builds up; For those who believe in Second Chances; For those who are brave to deal with their insecurities
THIS IS DEFINITELY A MUST READ!!

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E-Book copy available in KINDLE