Tag: realistic fiction

Jul 18
{Review+Giveaway} The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

{Review+Giveaway} The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

Welcome to my stop on the The Last Dance blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton Paperback, 268 pages Published February 14th 2013 by Fair Wind Books Source: Finished copy from Author   Synopsis: Two people couldn’t be more opposite. Kellen Peterson, the gorgeous star quarterback of the Griffin High football team, seems to have it all. Until the night of the Homecoming game, when Kellen gets tackled and suffers a traumatic brain injury – an injury that changes his life – including his ability to walk, talk and throw a football. Ivy Ly is a senior and counting down the days until she can escape to college. Though her parents have big plans for her to be a doctor, Ivy is afraid to tell them she’d rather pursue music as a career. Ivy’s best friend, Mira, is obsessed with Kellen. When Ivy is asked to tutor the injured football player upon his return to school, she thinks it’s… Read more »

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Jun 21
{Review+Giveaway} Lost by Nadia Simonenko

{Review+Giveaway} Lost by Nadia Simonenko

Welcome to my stop on the Lost blog tour  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule! Lost by Nadia Simonenko Paperback, 248 pages Published March 25th 2013 by Nadia Simonenko Genre: New Adult Contemporary Source: ecopy from author Series: Lost and Found #1 Synopsis: Sometimes you need someone else to help you find your way.Maria’s life was torn apart when she was fifteen, and for seven years she’s kept her terrible secret hidden from the world. Now, in her final semester of college, she still struggles against paralyzing fear just trying to speak up in class, and the terror and helplessness linger on in her nightmares.Across campus, Owen sees his scars in the mirror every morning while he gets ready for class. They remind him of the broken home he left behind, the father he hates and fears, and the little sister he couldn’t protect. Now, in his final semester of college, he’s scared that he may have to return to the hell he called home after staying away for… Read more »

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Jun 14
{Review+Giveaway} In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow

{Review+Giveaway} In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow

Welcome to my stop on the In Too Deep blog tour  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule! In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow Publication date: June 6th 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing Genre: New Adult Romance Synopsis: Long- Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him. Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought was a summer crush has him unexpectedly falling in love. But soon after Gracie transfers to UT Knoxville to be with Noah, their unexpected love becomes riddled with anger, deceit and humiliation. Jake, Noah’s former roommate and Gracie’s best friend, can no longer be a bystander…. Read more »

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May 20
{Review+Giveaway} Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn

{Review+Giveaway} Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn

Welcome to my stop on the Emancipating Andie blog tourBe sure to check out the rest of the tour Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn Paperback, 280 pages Published April 5th 2013 by Createspace Age Group: New Adult Contemporary Romance Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind – and paid the price for it – she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.So when Andie and Chase find… Read more »

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May 14
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

Welcome to my stop on the Rules for Disappearing blog tour The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston Hardcover, 320 pages Published May 14th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion Age Group:YA Source: eARC from NetGalley Summary: She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.   Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself. But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana… Read more »

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Mar 13
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Alice in Everville by S.C. Langgle

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Alice in Everville by S.C. Langgle

Welcome to my stop on the Alice in Everville blog tour!   Alice in Everville by S.C. Langgle Paperback Expected publication: March 19th 2013 by Pendrell Publishing Age Group: YA Source: eARC from Author   Summary:  A poem can seem like a labyrinth, a maze of words you can lose yourself in.  The key is to find a thread to hold on to, to guide you in your reading, to lead you into and out of a labyrinth of words…    AliceLittle thinks she’s read every word the world-famous poet Sylvie Plate published before her untimely death…until she discovers a coded message hidden in Sylvie’s final collection of poems–a message that may explain the poet’s mysterious demise.   All she has to do is decipher the code and she knows she can convince her beloved English teacher, Miss A, that Sylvie’s message is real. Unfortunately, she only has one manic day at Everville Mall to do it. And between keeping track of her fountain-splashing, havoc-wreaking sister, finding a new copy of Sylvie’s… Read more »

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Jan 14
{Review+G!veaway} Normalish by Margaret Lesh

{Review+G!veaway} Normalish by Margaret Lesh

Welcome to my stop on the Normalish blog tour! You can find the rest of the tour stops HERE Normalish by Margaret Lesh ebook, 175 pages Published October 5th 2012 by Musa Publishing Euterpe Young Adult imprint Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from publisher Series: N/A (Standalone) Summary:  Fifteen-year-old Stacy questions the strange world of high school, love, her role in a harsh universe, and life, in Normalish.People tell you high school’s so great and wonderful, but they’re lying. It’s mostly horrible and full of disappointment. It sucks. Your best friend abandons you. The jerk you’re in love with pretends to be  into you, and then the big dump. The boy you’ve really clicked with as a friend decides to go all crushy over you, so you break his heart just like yours was — smashed into little pieces. Your sister goes mental, and you get involved with a guy who’s even crazier than she is (who you know is a very bad idea, but you do it anyway). Math only adds another stink of failure to the whole thing.High school blows. Just ask freshman Stacy. She’d want you to know. Right away,… Read more »

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Nov 27
{Review+G!veaway} Swell by Julie Rieman Duck

{Review+G!veaway} Swell by Julie Rieman Duck

Welcome to my stop on the Swell blog tour! Check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Swell by Julie Rieman Duck Paperback, 224 pages Published September 1st 2012 by Createspace Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from Author Series: Standalone Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  When Christian Rusch plucks Beck Ionesco from the freshman ranks for himself, she’s tempted with parties, popularity, and love. But as the free-flowing booze that soaks his world seeps into her own, Beck begins using liquid courage as a way to ignore Christian’s dark moods… and cover her anxiety about his flirtatious friend Hillman.However, when Christian breaks up with Beck, and Hillman makes a dangerous move, no amount of alcohol can stop the pain or keep her out of trouble. And just when it seems like she’s lost everything, Beck is partnered with Jesse Leary for an art project. After spending time with him, Beck realizes it’s more than a study date… and Christian’s not happy about it. Then again, Beck’s not sure… Read more »

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Nov 12
{Review+G!veaway} The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder

{Review+G!veaway} The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder

Welcome to my stop on The Unloved blog tour!  You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder Paperback, 263 pages Published July 30th 2012 Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from Author Buy this Book:Amazon Summary: Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend…Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father… Read more »

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Oct 25
{Review+G!veaway} Fragile by M. Leighton

{Review+G!veaway} Fragile by M. Leighton

Check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Fragile by M. Leighton Kindle Edition, 294 pages Published April 2012 by M Leighton Books Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: N/A Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  Her heart, as delicate as glass. His love, as strong as steel. Can either survive life and death? Hardy Bradford is an eighteen year old football phenomenon who has the girl, the school, the town and the future in the palm of his hand. His life is all mapped out for him, right down to who he’ll marry and how he’ll become a professional football player. It doesn’t seem to matter that Hardy would’ve chosen a much different life if it was up to him. But it’s not. At least not until his Miracle comes along. The first time Hardy laid eyes on Miracle St. James, he didn’t know who she was, but he knew she was something different and that he’d never get her out of his head. And he didn’t. Now, months later, Hardy’s… Read more »

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