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Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

May 22nd, 2016 @ 12:01 am
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My Heart and Other Black HolesTitle: My Heart and Other Black Holes

Author: Jasmine Warga

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Series: N/A

Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Format: Hardcover, 320 Pages

ISBN-10: 0062324675 (HarperCollins)

ISBN-13: 978-0062324672 (HarperCollins)

Reviewed by: Zed

Synopsis:

A stunning novel about the transformative power of love, perfect for fans of Jay Asher and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy who’s haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.

Quick & Dirty: A suicidal romance

Opening Sentence: Music, especially classical music, especially Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, has kinetic energy.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

There was a lot of hype surrounding this book when it first released and although I didn’t get a chance to read it at the time, I’m so glad I received a review copy from DFT. Just so you know, it was hyped for good reason!

The story is told from Aysel’s perspective, a young girl suffering from depression, wanting to kill herself but is in the search for a suicide partner for ‘moral support’. Aysel uses a suicide website (do such things exist???!!!) and meets her match; Roman, aka frozen robot. The story takes off from there and is a countdown until April 7th, their agreed ‘deathday’.

A surge jolts through my bones and I vaguely remember that this is what excitement feels like. FrozenRobot has perfect timing. Maybe, for the first time in my life, I’m lucky. This must be a sign from the universe-if the only time you get lucky is when you’re planning your suicide, it’s definitely time to go.

Even though the love story was predictable, I still enjoyed reading it. Neither teenager has any hope for the future but, ironically, by meeting their suicide partner they begin to experience living. It’s all about finding reasons to live that are stronger than the reasons to die.

He looks over at me and my heart seizes and I think that any second, it might explode. Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole – it’s so dense that there’s no room for light, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still suck me in. I’m going to miss Mike the most. I’m going to miss him so much, I almost can’t stand it.

Aysel has a very realistic way of describing depression, and she emphasises the ugly truth of it, like a black slug that sucks her happiness away. Her honesty and exposed feelings really hit home and helped the reader to try and comprehend why she’s so focused on dying.

“You’re like a gray sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.”
But he’s wrong. It’s not that I don’t want to be. But I never wanted to be beautiful because I was sad. FrozenRobot of all people should know that there is nothing beautiful or endearing or glamorous about sadness. Sadness is only ugly, and anyone who thinks otherwise doesn’t get it. I think what he means to say is that he and I are ugly in the same way and there’s something familiar, comfortable, about that. Comfortable is different from beautiful.

I enjoyed this story more than I expected to because I’ve known people suffering from depression and I know first-hand that it’s an awful place to be. For someone to pull you out of that ‘black hole’ is near enough a miracle, and this story gives the reader that hope.

As I pull out of the school parking lot, I make a promise to myself: I will be stronger than my sadness.

In this tale, Aysel begins to imagine a positive future, but just because she’s started having second thoughts about committing suicide doesn’t necessarily mean that Roman feels the same. Aysel’s new mission is to try and turn Roman around, which is a very scary thought because you can only help someone willing to accept help.

What I also liked about My Heart and Other Black Holes was that the story isn’t focused on Aysel wanting to live for Roman or vice versa. Aysel fights for herself and although it was because of Roman that her perspective changed, he’s not the sole reason for her decision. Her strength comes from the inside and the author is correct about it being a long road to recovery. The fundamental message that I hope everyone takes when reading this is that no matter how difficult and dark things may seem, it does get better if you only let yourself believe.

Notable Scene:

Yes, I’m broken. And yes, he’s broken. But the more we talk about it, the more we share our sadness, the more I start to believe that there could be a chance to fix us, a chance that we could save each other.

Everything used to seem so final, inevitable, predestined. But now I’m starting to believe that life may have more surprises in store than I ever realized. Maybe it’s all relative, not just light and time like Einstein theorized, but everything. Like everything seems awful and unfixable until the universe shifts a little and the observation point is altered, and then suddenly, everything seems more bearable.

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FTC Advisory: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins provided me with a copy of My Heart and Other Black Holes. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Charged by Jay Crownover

May 21st, 2016 @ 12:10 am
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We are super excited to be taking part in the review/excerpt tour for Charged by Jay Crownover! This is the second book in her Saints of Denver series. I am a huge fan of Jay Crownover’s books. I have loved everything I have read by her and Charged was no exception. This is one of those stories I feel like everyone can relate to in some way. Its got sexy romance, great drama, and an inspirational message. If you can’t tell I loved this and if your interested you can check out my full review in the post below this one. Like everything else Jay writes, it was amazing and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

Below we have an excerpt and giveaway so make sure to check both of those out! One lucky winner will get a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC and a signed copy of Built!

DSC02158-EditAbout Jay:

Being native Coloradan is a source of pride if you ask Jay.  She loves all the things her home has to offer, and that is why she set her books in this familiar place. Writing about what she knows is why her stories feature plenty of rock and roll and body modification.

Jay has been a bartender since she was in college, spending over forty hours a week watching interactions between men and women.  This 9 to 5 job offered great insights into relationships – how they start and how they evolve in a social setting.

This cutting-edge author likes to write New Adult novels because she remembers being in her early twenties and thinking she had it all figured out, only to be proven wrong time and time again.  When she looks back, she see’s that those years defined who she is today, and, good or bad, those decisions ultimately set her current path.

You can visit Jay around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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Charged Excerpt

Quaid

I tapped the edge of my thumb on the black-and-white mug shot photo and couldn’t stop the grin from tugging at my mouth.

She tried to fire me.

She was five-foot-nothing, a lifetime younger than me, had multicolored hair that had seen better days, wild eyes that couldn’t decide if they wanted to be green, gold, or brown, while dressed in convict orange and obviously scared out of her ever loving mind, yet she still tried to fire me. If it had been any of my other clients—the cop accused of sexual battery, the frat boy accused of manslaughter over a bet on a football game gone wrong, the middle school teacher accused of pedophilia and having an inappropriate relationship with several of her students, or the pro football player accused of domestic abuse—I would have tipped my proverbial hat, wished them luck while I cut my losses, and walked away without a backward glance. People always committed crimes. People always needed a good defense, so it wasn’t like I was hurting for clients, but there was something about the girl. Something about the defiant tilt of her chin and the raw desperation in her tone when she begged me not to call her father.

I don’t want your help. I don’t want anything from you.” She sounded like she meant it when she said it, but I figured she was too young and too scared to know exactly what she wanted or needed. Regardless, it was still refreshing to hear.

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Everyone always wanted something from me and my help was usually the least of it.

I tapped the picture again, wondering why I found it so easy to believe that she really hadn’t been a part of the boyfriend’s plan to rob the bar. She wasn’t anyone’s idea of a model citizen and she had the shady track record to prove it. She was too young, and frankly too adorable, to have a file this thick. From what I could see, she had a set of parents always willing to ride to the rescue when she got herself into trouble. She looked like some kind of colorful woodland fairy from a Disney movie with her odd hair and delicate features. None of it added up, but the sincerity in her tone when she said she would never have gone with the boyfriend if she knew his intent and the fear in her eyes when I mentioned her father seemed genuine.

I learned long ago to treat everyone like they were guilty of whatever it was I was paid to defend them against. I didn’t want to know the truth. I didn’t want to know the circumstances. I wanted my clients to listen to me and let me do my job as I tried to convince the rest of the world they were innocent, regardless if they were or not. But this girl with her faded, rose colored hair and turbulent eyes oozed innocence through the cracks of a very guilty façade.

Because I was intrigued and actually believed the girl might be innocent, I wasn’t going to let her fire me. I was going to call her father and hope that he would help me keep her out of the slammer while I figured out how to plea bargain her charges down or get them dismissed altogether. Again, because a cop was involved in the robbery and because the boyfriend, junkie or not, was offering up a pretty plausible explanation for Avett’s involvement in the crime, nothing was a slam dunk, yet. I was going to help her whether she wanted me to or not.

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This Giveaway is provided by Jay Crownover!

One lucky winner will get a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC and signed copy of Built!

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Available May 24, 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks

About this Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation…or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

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Review: Charged by Jay Crownover

May 21st, 2016 @ 12:01 am
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Charged_CVFTitle: Charged

Author: Jay Crownover

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Series: Saints of Denver (Book #2)

Publication Date: May 24, 2016

Format: Paperback, 384 Pages

ISBN-10: 0062385968 (HarperCollins)

ISBN-13: 978-0062385963 (HarperCollins)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation…or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

Quick & Dirty: Sexy story with loveable characters, great emotion, and a heartfelt message. As always, Crownover writes amazing relatable stories that all new adult romance fans need to read!

Opening Sentence: She’s immature.

Excerpt: No

The Review:

Avertt Walker knows how to do one thing extremely well and it’s making bad decisions. Time and time again she seems to find herself in crappy situations, but her current predicament could land her serious jail time. The only person who can help her is super sexy Quaid Jackson.

Quaid has spent his life trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations. He had the perfect trophy wife, who decided that he wasn’t good enough! He works harder then anyone else at his law firm but he still hasn’t been made partner. All of his goals seem to be just out of reach, but then he meets Avertt. She is feisty, young, and to top it off she has pink hair. But there is something about her free spirit that Quaid can’t seem to resist!

On the outside you were think Avertt and Quaid would make an odd pair but they are more alike then even they know!

Avertt is wild, kind, stupid, witty, defiant, and sweet all at the same time. She knows that she doesn’t make the best decisions in life but she takes responsibility of her actions. At first I just felt sorry for her but as the story progressed I started to really connect with her. She grows so much and the best thing about Avertt is that everyone can relate to her. It doesn’t matter who you are or what situation you find yourself in, everyone has to deal with the consequences of their actions. I realize the majority of people won’t have made the same mistakes as Avertt but regardless of what bad choices you make, you are ultimately going to have to deal with the aftermath! I don’t know a teenager out there who didn’t want to defy their parents at some point in their life. I know I had my rebellious phase and while it was hard, I learned so much. Now that I’m an adult I have realized that no matter how old or wise you get, you are still going to make mistakes. How you deal with the consequences dictates what type of person you are! The way Crownover implemented this message into the story was masterful and that’s why I love her books so much. Her stories are so honest and insightful. You know she writes from the heart because it shows in her work.

Quaid was very different then most of the men Crownover writes about and I loved that she changed it up. Now don’t get me wrong, I will forever love her gorgeous, tattooed, rough around the edges men she has created, but I loved how polished Quaid was. He was very professional and extremely successful, which I find very attractive. He came from nothing and he worked for everything he has. He has a past filled with disappointment and pain, which caused him to be very bitter. But at heart he is a good person even though he can be a jerk at times. I thought he was dead sexy inside and out and he was a fantastic swoony character!

The romance was electric and super steamy! Like all of Crownovers books there was lots of sexy times and great sexual tension between the characters. On the outside Quaid and Avertt seemed like polar opposites, but as you get to know each of them better you come to realize that they are actually very similar. I loved watching them fall in love and try to figure out their differences. Like all good love stories they had to work for their relationship.

Charged is a emotional sexy romance that you will devour. I have been very vocal about how much I love everything written by Crownover and this story was no exception. She delivered a great message in such a realistic and entertaining way. There was the perfect amount of drama and suspense added in to keep the plot intriguing. The pacing was spot on and I ended up reading this way too fast. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. If you are a romance fan you will definitely want to pick this one up!

Notable Scene:

I narrowed my eyes at him, and that vortex of awful, which I always seemed to be smack dab in the center of, started to spin faster and faster around me.

“Then you’re fired.” I saw the cops exchange a look as my rushed words had the blind man turning fully back around to look at me. “I don’t want your help. I don’t want anything from you.”

Finally, there was something other than indifference and his gates. There was the price, maybe a hint of admiration colliding with a huge splash of humor in the pale depths.

“Sorry, Ms. Walker, but you didn’t hire me, so that means you don’t get to fire me.” That grin of his, which should be registered as a deadly weapon, flashed across his face again as he watched me, and then he was gone.

Saints of Denver Series:

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1. Built

2. Charged

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FTC Advisory:  William Morrow/Harper Collins provided me with a copy of Charged.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Review: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

May 20th, 2016 @ 12:01 am
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A Whole New WorldTitle: A Whole New World

Author: Liz Braswell

Genre: YA Fantasy/Retellings

Series: A Twisted Tale (Book #1)

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Format: Hardcover, 384 Pages

ISBN-10: 148470729X (Disney Press)

ISBN-13: 978-1484707296 (Disney Press)

Reviewed by: Zed

Synopsis:

What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney’s Aladdin.

When Jafar steals the Genie’s lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war.

What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.

Quick & Dirty: An Aladdin retelling with a darker twist.

Opening Sentence: A high white moon cast its light on the city below as brightly as the sun was said to shine in northern countries.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

I adore retellings and A Whole New World was certainly an action packed and entertaining read but with a darker perspective. BUT I couldn’t ignore the feeling that there was something missing. Although I haven’t watched or read Disney’s Aladdin for many, many years, the first half of this book felt like an almost exact remake. I expected there to be something massively different to set it apart but the differences only emerged about halfway through.

“…Rats, I was completely alone. Before I ran away, my closest friend was a tiger.”
Aladdin laughed softly. “Before I met you, my closest friend was a monkey.” He kissed her on the forehead. “We’re quite a pair.”

At first I wondered why I was continuing to read the story since I could guess almost every scene. There wasn’t anything spectacularly original, which left me feeling disappointed. I have found that other retellings refer to the original story, with general likenesses of main characters, but there is always something to set the tale apart. For most of A Whole New World, this wasn’t the case.

Despite this obvious problem, the story was entertaining and a quick read. It helped that I hadn’t read the original Aladdin for some time so it was a refreshing reminder of a childhood favourite.

Morgiana was only bleeding a little and carried a short sword in each hand – plus an extra scimitar in her right.
“Took you long enough,” Aladdin said accusingly.
“You said ‘no killing,’” she said, shrugging. “Stuff like that takes time.”

I enjoyed the focus on the ‘street rats’, especially Morgiana because of her laughable comments. The characters were well developed and pretty much exactly how I remembered them. I would have preferred a greater focus on my favourite, the genie, but alas that was another downside to this story.

Jasmine tilted her head, looking at him. “How are you holding up?” she asked gently.
“Oh, as well as can be expected,” he said, waving his hand. “Considering I’m, like, the last of my race, enslaved to an insane, power hungry, evil-did I say evil?-dictator with delusions of godhood…who won’t even make his final insane third wish and let me off the hook from all this. Maybe my next master will be someone nicer. Like the sadistic tyrant of a kingdom of vampires. Or something.”

Jaffar is the evil villain we all love to hate. He stayed true to that in this story and yes, he was definitely beyond cruel as well as crazy. With his powers as a sorcerer and the genie at his side, he was virtually indestructible!

I liked the romance too; Aladdin and Jasmine have the immediate chemistry that is seen in the classic tale. I loved Jasmine’s fierceness and fight for change. There is that element of darkness to everything but I liked that, it made the story at least a little different!

The girl looked horrified.
“They’re all just pretending to be poor?”
Aladdin chuckled wryly. “No, they’re not pretending. They’re not pretending to be poor, or shoeless, or homeless, or starving. All of that is very, very real. But sometimes it takes costumes and makeup and playacting for people to see the truth that is right under their noses.”

Overall, I’m afraid that A Whole New World felt a lot like a reminder of an old, well-known world.

Notable Scene:

“Don’t let life’s unfairness, don’t let how poor you are decide who you are. You choose who you will be, Aladdin. Will you be a hero who looks after the weak and powerless? Will you be a thief? Will you be a beggar – or worse? It’s up to you, not the things – or people – around you. You can choose to be something more.”

He nodded, lip trembling. He was too old to cry. He was.

A Twisted Tale Series:

1. A Whole New World

2. Once Upon a Dream

3. As Old As Time (September 6, 2016)

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FTC Advisory: Disney Press provided me with a copy of A Whole New World. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis

May 19th, 2016 @ 12:10 am
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I am so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis! This is an epic high fantasy and you guys, I literally devoured it. When I sat down to read it I was just planning to get a feel for it so I could come up with some good guest post ideas for this tour, and the next thing I know I am finished with it! If that doesn’t make you want to pick this up then maybe my raving review will, you can read it here!

As I said earlier, I needed to come up with some guest post ideas and instead of just answering one of my suggestions the author answered several, so you are in for a real treat with my post today! After reading my amazing post there is an international giveaway for 5 digital copies of Rise so make sure you enter to win because this is a book you don’t want to miss!!!

Jennifer Anne DavisAbout Jennifer:

Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.

You can find Jennifer around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | TumblrPinterest | Instagram | YouTube

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DFT: I love Vidars “tree house” do you have any pictures that look like what you imagine it being like or where did you get the inspiration to create his home?

You have to check out my Pinterest board for this book!!! It has some amazing visuals. https://www.pinterest.com/authorjennifer/rise-book-1-order-of-the-krigers/

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This is similar to what I picture in my head. I’m not sure where the idea came from. When I was writing this book, I wanted Vidar to live somewhere safe in the forest. A cave seemed dull, dark, and boring. The idea of being up in the trees fascinates me, so I decided to have him live in a tree house!

DFT: I love that each one of the Krigers has a weapon they use to control their power. What are the 12 weapons and how did you decide which weapons to choose. Do you have any photos that inspired the weapons you choose?

I knew I wanted each weapon to be different. I started searching the internet for ideas and this is what I came up with: (I’ve listed a picture of the weapon, which Kriger uses that weapon, and then that weapon’s symbol)

Longsword

Longsword / Andreas / control

Dagger

Dagger / Harald / strength

Pike

Pike / Gunner / unity

Spear

Spear / Reidar / direction

Throwing Axe

Throwing axe / Henrik / power

Broadsword

Broadsword / Oddvar / endurance

Javelin

Javelin / Jorgen / knowledge

Misericorde

Misericorde / Marius / leadership

Seax

Seax / Tor / precision

Short Bow

Short bow / Stein / speed

Bo Staff

Bo staff / Kaia / choice

Crossbow

Crossbow / Geir / perseverance

 

DFT: I know during the editing process can be brutal and at times you have to cut out scenes that you really wished you could have kept! If it’s possible without spoiling anything will you share a deleted scene with us?

The editing process was grueling! I think I changed the beginning twenty times. I can’t tell you how many times I rewrite Rise. However, there is only one scene that ended up being deleted. It’s not very exciting, but here it is:

 

“Don’t move,” Anders whispered.

I froze and scanned the surrounding area.

“Do you see it?” he asked. I shook my head. “In the forest to your left is a hjort.”

About twenty feet away, between the trees, stood a beautiful creature with large antlers protruding from its head. Its powerfully built body was coated with short brown hair with white dots speckling its hind legs. Its ears twitched, sensing us watching it.

“You don’t plan to kill it, do you?”

“No,” Anders replied. “We don’t need it for food. There are plenty of smaller creatures around to sustain us.”

The hjort leaned its head down, munching on the grass. Anders and I silently crept away, not wanting to frighten the animal.

 

DFT: List ten things that we might not know about Kaia

1 – She hates eating bread

2 – She wishes she was stronger (physically)

3 – She misses her mother even though she doesn’t remember her

4 – She’s always known there was something different about her

5 – She afraid to admit her feelings for a certain man because admitting them makes them real

6 – She wishes she wasn’t always a tomboy

7 – Being around a lot of people scares her

8 – She wishes she was stronger (mentally)

9 – She hates to cry

10 – She has thought about running away from Vidar and Anders

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Week 1:

May 16, 2016 – Two Chicks on Books – Guest Post

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May 17, 2016 – BooksChatter – Interview

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May 19, 2016 – Books of Love – Review

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May 20, 2016 – Kimber Leigh Writes – Guest Post

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May 23, 2016 – Bookwyrming Thoughts – Review

May 24, 2016 – Emily Reads Everything – Review

May 24, 2016 – The Best Books Ever – Review

May 25, 2016 – The Alchemy of Ink – Review

May 25, 2016 – Diana’s Book Reviews – Guest Post

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May 26, 2016 – WS Momma Readers Nook – Guest Post

May 26, 2016 – Book-Keeping – Review

May 27, 2016 – Mama Bear Reads – Review

May 27, 2016 – Chapter by Chapter – Interview

May 28, 2016 – jrsbookreviews – Review

May 28, 2016 – Bookaholic Banter – Review

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Available May 17, 2016 from Month9Books

About this Book:

The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.

For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.

Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.

Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.

Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?

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