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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Upper Young Adult Review: THE ROAD TO YOU by Marilyn Brant

THE ROAD TO YOU
Author: Marilyn Brant
Standalone
Publication date: October 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Twelfth Night Books
Number of pages: 300
Date read: 2013
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Mystery
Source: ARC from AToMR Tours on behalf of author
Format: Ebook
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Sometimes the only road to the truth...is one you’ve never taken.

Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed — locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary — I’d been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that.


The Road to Discovery...
Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer of her 18th birthday, she unexpectedly finds her brother’s journal and sees that it’s been written in again. Recently. By him. 


The Road to Danger...
There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages. Aurora, who’s unusually perceptive and a natural puzzle solver, is hell bent on following where they lead, no matter what the cost. She confides in the only person she feels can help her interpret the clues: Donovan McCafferty, Jeremy’s older brother and a guy she’s always been drawn to — even against her better judgment. 


The Road to You...
Reluctantly, Donovan agrees to go with her and, together, they set out on a road trip of discovery and danger, hoping to find their lost brothers and the answers to questions they’ve never dared to ask aloud.


In that expectant space between silence and melody, our trip began...

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The Road to You sounded way too mysterious not to read, and I'm glad I picked it up!

Set in the 1970's Aurora Gray was just going about coping with day to day life, same as she had for the past two years since her brother Gideon had disappeared, until she came across Gideon's journal... and found that it had been written in recently.

Needing answers about what happened to her brother, Aurora uses whatever clue she can find in the journal to find a starting place to search for answers. Only one other person feels the same way she does - Donovan McCafferty. Donovan's brother Jeremy disappeared at the same time as Gideon, the two were best friends.

Donovan decides to come along on the road trip for answers...
Answers that may be nothing like they ever expected...

Aurora's character was interesting from the very beginning, she incredibly intuitive and extremely perceptive, her insight into the way people feel and think was continually intriguing. 

Donovan has a lot of anger, however he also really knows how to turn on he charm. The Road to You is told from Aurora's point of view, with her sometimes reminiscing, her memory's give us a sense of the other characters and lay out a history, which worked to show how and why things are the way they are in her present.

Donovan's character was really difficult to read, even with Aurora's insights, he was still a mystery. Donovan's and Aurora's differing approaches to pulling answers from people were fascinating to read.

As the two journeyed in search of answers, it was awesome to see how different aspects of the story lined up, while seeming to give some answers, more questions are opened p the more you read, leaving your eyes stuck to the page (or in my case, the computer screen) as you feel the need to know what happened. Some answers make you question the characters

The 1970's backdrop to the story was very well-written and easily believable, whilst immersive.


Nancy Drew? Screw him.


I rate The Road to You Four out of Five!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Blog Tour: FOR REAL by Chelsea M. Cameron


FOR REAL
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Series: Rules of Love (#1)
Publication date: November 14th, 2013
Publisher:  - 
Number of pages: 
Date read: November 15th, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: ARC from InkSlinger
Format: Ebook
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Two people. One fake relationship. What could go wrong?

When virgin Shannon Travers gets fed up with her friends demanding that she find a boyfriend, she enlists the help of tattooed, mohawk-rocking graphic design student Jett. He’s more than happy to play along with their Fake Relationship, including the Ten Rules of Fake Dating that control-freak Shannon comes up with. Even if he likes to violate them. Repeatedly.


But what happens when Fake Dating starts to feel… not fake anymore? Will Shannon be willing to let go and embrace the first thing in her life that’s ever felt REAL?

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I loved the sound of the novel, from the synopsis it appears cute, sexy and totally romantic - which it completely is.

Shannon Travers is twenty-one and still a virgin, a fact that doesn't really bother her much but that her friends obsess over - Shannon has just never met a guy she really seemed to click with.

One night her friends push her too far, and to finally get them off of her back about it, she makes a deal with Jett, a guy covered in tattoos who doesn't conform to the rules - especially the ones Shannon sets out for their fake relationship. 
Both are happy playing at their fake relationship which they agree will end after a month, but what happens if things start to feel real, for the first time ever, as their fake relationship's deadline draws nearer...?

Shannon does seem a little cold and quite the control freak at the beginning of For Real, however this sense soon dissipates as we get to see more of her character and learn the way she think and see how she handles situations. Her character is cautious, but still open to new things, she's smart, a little snarky and very determined.

Jett, at first, seems like he might be a nicer version of the typical tattooed bad boy with a mow-hawk to complete the look, however he is an amazing example of how looks can be deceiving - he's sweet, chivalrous and unique. Some  of the ways Jett behaves and the things he does are so completely adorable.

I actually LOVED how Shannon and Jett fell into their fake relationship and accepted each other so much, the rules and some of the things they do to make their relationship appear authentic are absolutely hilarious.

Shannon's friends really didn't look out for her and the way they treated her was deplorable at times, I really liked how Chelsea got her characters to confront this, showing readers that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable and should not be put up with.
Javi was one of my favourite characters, he knew what was right and wrong, he listened to people and did what he could to help.


For Real explores different family and friendship situations - some incredibly unconventional, but all intriguing and adding to the story, explaining and, at least somewhat, justifying why some characters behave the way they do.


I recommend this novel for anyone who likes a light, easy and gorgeously romantic read - it embodies all of this, while also keeping original and dealing with different hurdles in a way that isn't too over the top dramatic.

Such a cute and adorable read, totally swoony and sweet read, For Real left a smile on my face and I am so looking forward to book two in this series.


I rate For Real Four and a Half out of Five!!!

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Author Information



Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.


GIVEAWAY:

Grand prize winner receives a $100 Amazon Gift Card and Crane bracelet. 5 Runners up receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and Crane bracelet. US Only! 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Blog Tour: POWERED by Cheyanne Young



POWERED
Author: Cheyanne Young
Series: Powered (#1)
Publication date: November 28th, 2013
Publisher: - 
Number of pages: 
Date read: November , 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Source: ARC from Itching For Books Tours
Format: Ebook
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Maci Might's sixteenth birthday is supposed to be the day she's awarded Hero status. But thanks to a tiny anger problem and a questionable family tree, King City's elders think it's best if she doesn't join the Hero ranks. 

Determined to change their minds, Maci will break whatever rule it takes to prove she's Hero material. As her hair darkens and her anger grows, everyone turns against her except Evan; a childhood friend turned scientist who may be able to unlock the secrets hidden in her DNA.



When a villain attacks King City and her dad is held prisoner, Maci discovers a truth she refuses to believe. She may not be a Hero after all—but this time the Heroes of King City need her more than she needs them. And she won't let them down.

Powered is the first in a trilogy.


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The whole heroes and villains spin isn't on that I've ever read before, and I have to say: I loved the way this story was executed.

Maci has just turned sixteen, this means that she is getting tested to see whether or not she will be granted Hero status as is her life-long dream, things however do not go to plan.
Maci is temperamental and lacks impulse control - traits that aren't the most hero-like, couple hat with the fact that she's always been shrouded with others' suspicion and Maci has a lot to prove.

She is up for the challenge, and may end up being the only one who can save her community and her family when it comes down to facing off against villains and their devastatingplans that hit a little too close to home...

I wasn't sure if I really liked Maci's character at the beginning of Powered, she was brash, selfish and arrogant, whilst naive to what it really means to be a Hero, she feels entitled and acts in an incredibly bratty manner. 

However I definitely became a fan of her character as the novel progressed, she learnt a lot, matured a bit and her behaviour evened out as she actually figured out what it truly means to be a Hero, even if she had a little help coming to her realisation.

Evan is good-looking, intelligent and innovative in his ideas, I loved the way his character challenged Maci to choose for herself to be better by being bluntly honest with her, without being nasty or alienating her the way mos others did.

The Heroes and Villains world is very, very well constructed, Cheyanne integrates Hero rules and morals into the story through Maci's narration and character dialogues, creating an intensely exciting world where things are said to be clear cut, but don't necessarily seem to be so.

The plot is fast paced with twists and clues along the way, giving information and tying it all together in a way that keeps the readers wondering what will happen next up until the very end, whilst leaving you satisfied with the answers you receive.

I really enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the next installment in the Powered trilogy!


I rate Powered Four and a Half out of Five!!!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cheyanne Young is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, nail polish and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her daughter, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.






Giveaway:

New Arrivals! (#59)


Quite a few ebook buys this week!



Ebooks:

*Bought



  The Accidental Movie Star by Emily Evans
The Prince With Amnesia by Emily Evans
The Boarding School Experiment by Emily Evans
Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky #0.5) by Veronica Rossi
Intangible (Intangible #1) by J. Meyers
Reap by Christina Channelle
Unveiled (Fireblood #0.5) by Trisha Wolfe
The Academy by Emmaline Andrews
The Boys of Summer (The Summer Series #1) by C.J. Duggan
Slumber by Samantha Young


*For Review


Elemental Inferno by A.J. Locke


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My Blog Tour Stops:
Elemental Inferno - December 4th

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Blog Tour: Mutilate My Heart - Interview with Emily Godwin


Mutilate My Heart 
by Emily Godwin
Book One in the Mutilated series
Publication date: July 9th, 2013
Number of pages: 169
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
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Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.

Becca's mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road - or they die in a plane crash, like her mom's favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band's tour bus breaks down and they're stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it's hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.


Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can't be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer's "No Girlfriends" rule. Plus, there's something strange about the guys that Becca can't quite decipher... like how they won't reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist's obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart...but it just might not be in a way she expects.



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Excerpt - 
I run out the door and climb into the passenger seat of Carli’s car. “Undead Masquerade” bleeds through the speakers, and the bass thumps against my flip flops. I really hope she turns their CD off before Sketch and Corpse get into her car with us.

She doesn’t say anything as she backs out of my driveway. She has a completely calm persona on her face. We remain silent through the rest of the song, and then she turns the volume down.

“Are you freaking out? I’m freaking out,” she says in one breath.
If she’s freaking out, I have to stay calm. It’s our code. One of us has to act normal to try to hide the other’s complete spazzing moments.

“I’m good. Nervous. But good,” I reply.
She nods her head. “Okay, good. We’ve got this.”

She pushes the eject button on the CD player and shoves the disc back into its case. Thank God. After the ringtone incident yesterday, I do not need anything else that will make me look like a fangirl.

It only takes one drive around the mall for us to find the guys’ dead tour bus. Sketch and Corpse spot us, look once behind them, and run toward our car. Carli slams on the brakes, and my seatbelt catches me from landing face first against the dashboard.

Sketch yanks my door open.
“Let us in!” he shouts. “Hurry!”

I jump out, and he yanks the seat down and dives into the backseat. Corpse jumps in right after him, and the two collapse half on top of the seat and half in the floorboard.
“Get in!” they scream in unison.

I get in quickly and slam the door shut behind me.
“Drive!” Corpse yells, slamming his hands against the back of Carli’s seat.

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My Interview with Emily:

1. What inspired you to write Mutilate My Heart as a contemporary read with paranormal elements?
When I was about fourteen I read a kids book that touched on the certain paranormal creatures I wrote about, and I wondered what it would be like if the element came to the real world, but I wanted to make them a bit different than what people are used to seeing about them.

2. Who is your favourite boy in Mutilated Arteries?
My favorite would definitely have to be Nightmare. I really plan to dig into him a lot more in the third Mutilated book.

3. What song have you been listening to most recently?
"Unconditionally" by Katy Perry

4. What is a book you would recommend?
If you're more of a contemporary reader, I'd say read my sister Nikki Godwin's book Chasing Forever Down. If you like paranormal, Reap by Christina Channelle is really good.

5. Which guy or girl in Mutilate My Heart do you think has the best fashion sense?
Sketch is probably the most stylish in the story.

6. Will a certain mystery of "how?” concerning the Mutilated boys be revealed?
Banshee's girlfriend Nadia and Becca find out the "how" near the end of the second book :)

7. What can we look forward to seeing from the Mutilated gang next?
Becca and Carli go on tour with the Mutilated guys along with Nadia. The girls go on a mission to discover the "how" about the guys, and one of the girls will not make it out of the tour alive.


Thanks so much to Emily for answering my questions!
If you haven't read Mutilate My Heart yet then I seriously urged you to go buy it now - it's amazing, I loved it and I am now dying even more so to read Book Two: Mutilated Time.
You can read my review of Mutilate My Heart HERE!

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About Emily Godwin:

Emily Godwin is a Young Adult author. She enjoys writing, painting, and sewing her own line of non-evil voodoo dolls. She's a Slytherin, trying to disguise herself as a Hufflepuff, and wishes she could read herself into books.

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Giveaway: 
a signed paperback (US only) and 2 ebooks (INTL):

Waiting on Wednesday (#39) These Broken Stars

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine

It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:

These Broken Stars
by Amie Kaufman

Publication date:
December 10th, 2013

Description (from Goodreads):
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Blog Tour: UNDERTOW by K.R. Conway


UNDERTOW
Author: K.R. Conway
Series: Undertow (#1)
Publication date: October 11th, 2013
Publisher: Conway
Number of pages: 398
Date read: November , 2013
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: ARC from YA Bound
Format: Ebook
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Eila Walker knows luck is not a friend, so she is downright shocked to inherit a million-dollar Cape Cod home. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past . . . until history decides to repeat itself.



When drool-worthy Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow, Eila thinks life is pretty darn perfect – until she is hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow. Revealing coal-black eyes and iron-like strength as he rescues her, Raef can no longer hide what he is . . . or what she can do. Eila, last of her kind, can supposedly channel the power of human souls, while Raef is more adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one kick-butt warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila's DNA.

Determined to stay one step ahead of a dangerous clan that is hunting her, Raef, along with three unlikely allies, will do all they can to protect her. But as hidden pieces of their brutal histories unravel, Eila begins to understand just what went down in the harbor square. 

She soon realizes that following in her grandmother’s fearless footsteps may be the only way to save those she loves . . . including Raef.


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Eila is new to Cape Cod, having mysteriously inherited a mansion that once belonged to her ancestors. She makes fast friends with some people and definitely notice how good the new guy Raef looks. But things aren't exactly as they seem - Eila's luck could never allow that...

At first, aside from dealing with a mean girl, Eila's life in the Cape is pretty good, apart from a few strange happenings, until the undertow almost claims her as a soul-less being drags her down. Raef saves her life and then proceeds to turn it upside-down by revealing an old truth about her heritage.

Eila and Raef, yeah they're supposed to be natural enemy - her channeling souls and him stealing them, instead, though, he and a few of her new friends are protecting her and helping her figure out exactly what happened to her powerful great, great (etc) grandmother back in 1850.
Eila soon learn that to save everyone, she may have to figure out how to harness her powers and follow grandma's example.


Eila was a character who I both liked and disliked. It was cool the way she would stand up to Nikki and how she was quick with a come-back. However she did seem a little melodramatic to me, accepting things rather quickly as the undeniable truth without giving herself any substantial time to think it through, her thoughts would leap from thing to thing and she would be laughing like hell while thinking really negative thought. 
She also fell into things quickly, her feelings for Raef were very insta-love-esque while she didn't seem to really learn anything much about his personality and his likes and dislike aside what what she observed.

Raef is friendly and incredibly good-looking whilst seeming to be unreadable, Kian is sarcastic and arrogant, Ana keeps everything close to her chest and M.J. is sweet, goofy and optimistic (M.J. was probably my favourite character).
Each character has secrets and mystical truths that are revealed throughout the duration of the novel. I do wish there had been a little bit deeper character development.

Shock factor was my favourite aspect of this novel, when something would suddenly happen that you don't expect and will open the doorway to the next part of the novel in a memorable way.

The paranormal in this novel was different to what I have read before, though with similar elements. There is mystery, intrigue, strange happenings and a smattering of clues to be pieced together. Danger is rife for these characters and events conspire to set the characters against a time to learn everything they can about what happened back in the 1850's, which we learn from Elizabeth's perspective in the prologue.

Each character had a unique and different back story that very much lends to the plot and is fascinating to learn.


I rate Undertow Three and a Half out of Five!!!


Buy: 


What readers are saying:
WOrkS of FiCTioN – “All in all Undertow is a great book that not only keeps you guessing, but doesn’t let you set it down. I loved the characters and their interactions and definitely hoping for a continuation of their story.”


Reading Diva – “This series takes paranormal somewhere I haven’t been as a reader and I can’t wait to spend more time at the Cape or wherever Eila’s journey takes her. Do I recommend this book? Yes, Yes, Yes, and YES!” (TOP PICK winner)


Book Talks by the Library Lady – “I could not put this one down! Even when I needed to put it down, I had to almost immediately pick it back up. It took mere hours for me to read this entire book and I am truly ticked that Eila's next story won't be published until
July 2014. I don't want to wait for this story to continue! This is an addictive read.”

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About the Author
I have been a journalist for 15 years and serve on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers Center. I also drive a 16-ton school bus because I am ENTIRELY NUTS.
In addition to working jobs that should come with a warning label , I hold a BA in Psychos (Forensic Psych), torment the tourists about Jaws, and occasionally jump from the Town Neck bridge in an attempt to reclaim my youth.
I live on Cape Cod with two smallish humans who apparently are my kids, my fishing- obsessed husband, two canines (adept at both flatulence and snoring), and a cage-defiant lovebird that sleeps in a miniature tent. Nope - that's not a type-o. The bird is quite the indoor camper.

http://capecodscribe.com/
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7212275.K_R_Conway
http://www.twitter.com/sharkprose
http://www.facebook.com/pages/KR-Conway/510814265666213



***GIVEAWAY***
2 – Signed print copies of Undertow (US only)
1 – ebook of Undertow (INT)


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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Blog Tour: Running On Empty - Interview with Colette Ballard


Running On Empty
by Colette Ballard

Publisher: Tulip Teen
Publication date: May 6th, 2014
Number of pages: 376
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Description:
What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because you’re not the victim?

You’re the killer.

River Daniels lives an ordinary life as a high school junior growing up in the confines of rural Texas until her boyfriend’s brutal attack leaves her both a murderer and a fugitive. 


When River’s closest girlfriends come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind and join in her escape. The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River’s life spirals further out of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky move. 

River must face her ugly past and the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for as long as she can remember.

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Interview with Colette Ballard

Did you know the story-line for Running On Empty from day one, or did you come up with it as you came along?


As cliché as this sounds…I had a dream (not the Martin Luther King Jr. kind.) Nope, the kind that was so vivid I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Teenage girls were on the run and it was so intense and upsetting, I had to know what they were running from. The main character killing her boyfriend is what my demented brain came up with.
I spent several years daydreaming and writing this story in my head until I finally decided to go for it. It took a couple years, mistakes, drafts, and a number of inner tantrums before it ever resembled an actual novel.

What trait dis you feel was most important to write into River's character?
She’s tough and stubborn due to life experiences, but she’s also kind, caring, and loyal.



Which character was your favourite to write?


Besides River, I really enjoyed writing Kat. She’s very blunt, sarcastic, and basically she’s just a badass. :)



What is your favourite novel, and why does it appeal to you?


Easy: The Outsiders. I loved this book as a teen because of its honesty; these were the kids with the tough breaks who were incredibly, heartbreakingly real. The “voices” of these characters were distinct and raw, and simply amazing. My original paperback still sits on my shelf for inspiration, and I often pick it up and start reading anywhere.



Do you have any writing habits or quirks?


I often write out of sequence. I write what comes to me before I lose it, or if I get stuck on something, I just skip to what I “see”. When I try to force it, it usually leads to failure. It would probably be much easier if I wrote in order, but my brain doesn’t do easy very well.


What kind of research did you do whilst writing Running On Empty?


I did a lot of research about the legal system—thanks to an amazing friend. She also took me on an amazing behind-the-scenes field trip involving lawyers, metal bars, and the color orange.



What was the most difficult part of Running On Empty for you to write?


Besides the tons of drafts, I would say finding the right balance between River and her boyfriend. He was very manipulative, and she was naïve and looking for an escape from her world.


How does it feel knowing you book will be released into the world?


Surreal and exciting and very, very scary!!! 

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Thank you so much to Colette for answering my questions and to Sherry for allowing me to be a part of the blog tour!

I am so excited for Running On Empty to be released, it looks and sounds SO incredibly amazing!
You can add Running On Empty to your Goodreads HERE!
You can buy Running On Empty HERE!


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Thursday, 21 November 2013

New Arrivals! (#58)

A pretty good book haul this week!


Hardcopies:

*Bought

  All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1) by Cristin Terrill
The Disappearance of Ember Crowe (The Tribe #2) by Ambelin Kwaymullina



Ebooks:

*Bought


 Christmas With the Alexanders (The Alexanders #3.5) by M. Malone

*For Review


Dust (Of Dust and Darkness #1) by Devon Ashley
Resilient by Patricia Vanasse


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My Blog Tour Stops:
Elemental Inferno - December 4th