Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Book Crush Event!

Hot sun, hot sand, cool drinks, dark tans. Ahhhh. But your summer won’t be complete until you land a new BOOK BOYFRIEND, right? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered!  

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SUMMER BOOK CRUSH offers 50+ titles in many genres. This means 50+ chances to (fictitiously) fall in love. And the best part? Each of these gems is only 99¢, but for a limited time only. The SUMMER BOOK CRUSH event starts on June 26th and ends (yes, even the best things in life end at some point) on June 28th. So don't wait up! Mingle with our BOOK BOYFRIENDS and invite all your friends to participate too. There are plenty of BOOK BOYS to share!

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 Find your summer’s fling between the pages of a book. And don't stop on one - after all we have many BOOK BOYFRIENDS for you to mingle with.
* HAPPY READING * HAPPY SUMMER *
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Publicity Post: Wind Warrior

Hey there readers!

I've got a post today from a publisher wanting to promote the following book. Visit the original post at http://cleanteenpublishing.blogspot.com/2013/06/wind-warrior-by-jon-messenger-hits-best.html

Then visit the amazon page and maybe help the book reach #1 if you think it sounds good!

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DCKE11E/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0P94DMRYQ9P2HKY8HGC6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

Author: Jon Messenger

Summary: (amazon)

THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA,
THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND,
THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME,
THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH.

The sleepy town of White Halls harbors a dangerous secret. On a picturesque street, two houses down from a lovely little park, in a quaint little home with a wraparound porch, lives a family that seems rather normal. Sure, their twenty-year-old son, Xander, still lives at home, but he’s going to college and dating the leader of the schools top sorority. It’s all very… normal. However, when a man is miraculously saved from being hit by a bus, Xander’s life turns in to the living embodiment of the tornadoes he can suddenly create with a flick of his wrist. Whether he wants this gift or not, Xander must learn to use his new ‘super power’ quickly if he wants to survive. For his kind is a dying race, and when this sleepy town has a sudden influx of new, blonde, fire wielders, no one is safe, especially Xander. It doesn’t help that one of these blondes happens to be the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Xander can’t deny the instant connection he feels to her so, when she tries to kill him, it certainly makes things complicated.

-Signing off!

Chain Reaction

Author: Simone Elkeles

Source: Library

Summary: (goodreadsLike his brothers, Luis Fuentes is a risk taker; whether he's scaling the Rocky Mountains or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis is always looking for the next thrill.

Nikki Cruz lives her life by certain rules ― don't trust a boy who says "I love you", boys lie to get their own way and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Then she meets Luis at his brother Alex's wedding and suddenly she's tempted to break all her rules.

Getting Nikki to give him a chance is Luis's biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by the head of the gang that nearly destroyed his brothers' lives. Will Luis's feelings for Nikki be enough to stop him from entering a dark and violent world that could prove to be the ultimate risk?

Review: The youngest Fuentes proves to be quite the interesting character. Dynamic is a great way to describe Luis’ intelligence, sweetness and then need for recklessness. His complexity is part of what makes him so intriguing to Nikki Cruz. Nikki doesn’t hang out with the Mexicans. She doesn’t speak Spanish. Her parents expect her to go to college. Her father is a well-to-doer.  And she has no tolerance for gangs. Nikki is quite the dynamic character herself. Different in many ways from Luis, and at the same time, so similar. A smile and acceptance begin a painfully beautiful story in which family secrets and reputations are out for destruction.

I loved the characters. Nikki’s rich friends each had a redeeming quality to them and most of the secondary characters were memorable. Except for the villains. Whenever there were scenes with the bad guys, I felt absolutely no connection. I don’t know if it was intentional on the author’s part to dehumanize the gangsters. Or if it was Luis himself who dehumanized them, but there was just no connection there. Those characters were completely flat and that made the story a bit unbelievable.

In the end, the romance part was a poignant adventure, but the rest of the plot fell flat for me. It was too contrived. As if the plot only existed to support the romance. Which isn’t how real life is. Luis ended up having a not-so-believable life outside of Nikki Cruz. It was this lack of development and detail in the background that left me a bit unsatisfied with the whole book. Still, if you are a fan of the Fuentes brothers, can you really pass up getting to know Luis? He grows up to be quite the swoooooon-worthy man. Finishing this book won’t be difficult, what with the fantastic characterization, but the plot might leave you a bit disappointed.


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