sexta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2014

*Review* Runaway (Camryn Cruise #1) by Brina Courtney @BrinaCourtney @MarkMyWordsPR

Runaway (Camryn Cruise #1)
by Brina Courtney

Camryn Cruise is not human. But she doesn’t know what she is. Not yet.

The world is falling apart and her only escape is Camp Silverlake where she frequently stayed as a child. But Camryn’s summers weren’t filled with crafting and swimming, they were spent learning combat skills and how to protect herself from the outside world.

Now she must return to Camp Silverlake to learn the truth, about who she is and she’ll discover the secret hidden within her blood. A secret that could save them all.

Camryn Cruise is a normal seventeen years-old girl. She lives with her parents and goes to school like any other seventeen years-old kid. Until one day everything changes.
She has this strange feeling that she is being watched while she’s with her friend Riley. When she gets home, everything falls apart: her parents tell her that a horrible disease, that has no cure, is spreading fast and they want her to go to Silverlake, the summer camp she used to go. She leaves for Silverlake that same night and takes Riley with her. During the trip, they find evidence that the disease is real and that they need to get to Silverlake fast.

Will they make it? What will they find there? Will they be safe there? Will they get answers for what is going on?

This book is a novella part of a series.

I loved this novella. Since the beginning it was very intense and I couldn’t put it down.

Through the years, Camryn has been prepared to the possibility of the disease’s outbreak without knowing. She is a strong girl that has to make difficult decisions during the trip to Silverlake.
I think that Camryn’s parents were a little negligent because they should have given more information to Camryn about what was going on, what to expect when she arrived at the camp and what she really was.

Brina Courtney did an excellent job with this gripping story. It was the first book I read written by her and I can’t wait to read more of her books, especially Camryn Cruise’s story.

Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.

*Blog Tour* Raine by J.C. Valentine + Playlist + Giveaway @AuthorJCV @IndieSagePromo


Publication Date: October 7, 2014


Raine Forester was an average girl leading an average life. She slipped beneath everyone's radar, until Camron Moss, the most popular guy in school, took interest in her and changed everything.

Some acts are unforgivable.

Raine thought she'd been accepted. She thought she was one of them. She thought she was in love... until one moment made her realize she'd trusted the wrong person. Lies are told, hearts get broken, secrets are revealed, and sometimes, true love is found in the least likely places.

Track List
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Black Star - Queen of Hearts
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Bump N' Grind - R. Kelly
Ohio is for Lovers - Hawthorne Heights


Raine by J.C. Valentine is an amazing read. We follow Raine and Jarrett's story.

Raine is a senior in high school when she meets Camron, the school's most popular guy. She was always the perfect daughter, with good grades and good behavior. She's a quiet and shy girl and she never thought that a guy like Camron would ever look her way twice. When they start dating, she thought he was "the one". After one night, everything changes: Camron breaks up with her and after finding that she is pregnant her parents kick her out of their house. When she tells Camron she is pregnant, he doesn't care and his parents try to pay Raine for her to give the baby up for adoption when it is born. Raine doesn't accept Camron's parents' proposal and decides to move on with her life and pregnancy all by herself.

Jarrett is Camron’s older brother. He is treated as the family's black sheep for his life choices. When he first met Raine, Jarrett felt an immediate attraction to her and couldn't stop thinking about her. He didn't know that Raine was Camron’s girlfriend and he's surprised when he finds out. When he sees what his family does to Raine, he tries to help her but she refuses.

Months later, Raine and Jarrett find each other again. The connection is still there and this time when Jarrett tries to help Raine she accepts. Raine moves in with Jarrett and they become friends. But soon, they're feelings for each other start to evolve. However, Jarrett can’t get out of his mind that Raine was with Camron first and he can’t shake off the things Camron said about Raine. He also doesn't understand Raine's aversion towards Camron. What happened between them?

This is a beautiful and emotional story.
This book is a rollercoaster of emotions and J.C. Valentine was able to take us in this ride.
I loved how Raine and Jarrett's relationship blossomed. Although it seemed that they had the whole world against them, they fought for what they believe and for their love.
The epilogue was perfect!
Amazing writing!

The characters are amazing and relatable.
Raine went through a lot: her jerk boyfriend uses her and she ends up pregnant at eighteen, her parents kick her out because she's pregnant, the father of her unborn child and his family don’t want her to keep the baby and she has to go through her pregnancy alone and broke. In the beginning of the book she was a very naïve girl, but Raine grew a lot and became a very strong and fierce young woman. She is a survivor.
Jarrett is considered the black sheep of the family, although he always tried to make is parents proud when he was younger. He has a very kind heart and can't take what his parents and brother do to Raine. His heart and his mind are battling each other: he falls in love for Raine but she was his brother’s girlfriend and she's having his child.
Jarrett's parents and his brother are total jerks. Every time they made an appearance I wanted to strangle them!
Raine's parents were very harsh on her. When Raine went back home, it seemed that they were accepting that Raine was having a child and they were going to be grandparents, but, like Jarrett’s parents, they didn't want Raine to keep the baby.

This was a fantastic read. It has very sweet moments and in the end it makes you smile!

USA Today Bestselling author J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own. She lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream of becoming an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.

*Book Blitz* Fast Men, Slow Kisses Collection + #Giveaway @IndieSagePromo

Fast Men, Slow Kisses

Publication Date: October 27, 2014

Fast Men, Slow Kisses: A collection of 7 Romances supporting military veterans.

As authors, we're delighted to pull our works together in this boxed set to say thank you to all those who serve to protect our freedom, especially the forgotten heroes and their families struggling here at home. Proceeds from Fast Men, Slow Kisses will be donated to military veterans' charities in the United States and Canada.

Fast Men, Slow Kisses contributors:

Wild Ride, by USA Today bestselling author Nancy Warren

Joe Montcrief is a hard driving workaholic corporate shark who arrives in the small, eccentric town of Beaverton, Idaho with takeovers and profit in mind. Emily Sargent runs the Shady Lady B&B, a former brothel and the only accommodation in town. Still, he manages to keep his mind on work except when Emily's around and he notices that this rose-growing, cookie baking, small-town girl has something about her that turns him inside out.

Aloha Texas, by award-winning author Chris Keniston

Fall in love with all the friends and family from the Big Island Dive shop: Retired navy diver Nicholas Harper likes his new life as captain of a dive boat in Hawaii. Kara Lynn O'Conner is the fifth generation lawyer in her small Texas town where life is easy and safe. Six year old Bradley Russell is about to change everything.

Only with the Heart, by award-winning author Linda Steinberg

Out of money and almost out of time, technology geek Brian McKay has three weeks to complete the prototype for his voice activated hotel suite and achieve the financial independence he’s always struggled for. But, when a beautiful Beverly Hills do-gooder needs his help on a special project, the inventor is pulled between ambition and love.

Her Favorite Mistake, by award-winning author Barbara Lohr

When Vanessa Randall appears on a popular reality TV show, she isn’t prepared to see her Vegas Hunky Hottie again. She needs the Internet mogul’s help to ramp up her family business, but Alex is the last man she wants back in her life. He’s thinking revenge can be sweet.

Baby I'm Back, by two-time Golden Heart® winner Laurie Kellogg

Nick Riverà’s ex-wife, Samantha, has no concept of how terrified he is of losing her to another high-risk pregnancy. His refusal to sire another child ultimately destroyed their marriage. Now, he’ll stop at nothing to get his family back—even if it means blackmailing his way into his ex-wife’s home—and, with any luck, Samantha’s bed and heart.

Partners by Design, by award-winning author Pamela Stone

Hard-edged DEA agent Shayne Kelley grew up fast. Shuffled from one foster family to the next made him tough. And damned good at working undercover. When idealistic schoolteacher Dani Cochran reunites him with the father who abandoned him as a child, his well-ordered world is shaken. He can’t seem to resist the naïve teacher and her reckless optimism. But can she risk loving a man who seems destined to break her heart?

Winter Interlude, by award-winning author Sandy Loyd

Ñico Fernández has plans to seduce Pepper Grady and then marry her to please his dying father. Those plans go astray when the beautiful heiress seduces him instead. She’s vowed never to marry a man like him, one who doesn’t believe in love and he’s not sure he can promise marriage on her terms…including a lifetime of love and fidelity.