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Friday, February 5, 2016

Review: The Distance From A to Z by Natalie Blitt

Posted by Irish in 3.5 Stars, Review, Young Adult1 Comment

Review: The Distance From A to Z by Natalie BlittThe Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt
Published by Epic Reads on 12 January 2016
Genres: Adolescence, Contemporary Romance, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Love & Romance, People & Places, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Sports & Athletics, Young Adult
Pages: 316
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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three-half-stars

Place(s) Traveled To: Merritt, New Hampshire // Montreal, Canada

First Line(s): It starts when Jed makes the final turn off I-495.

From the moment I first heard about THE DISTANCE FROM A TO Z by Natalie Blitt I was curious about it. And with a pitch like this “perfect blend of Stephanie Perkins and Miranda Kenneally that proves the age-old adage: opposites attract” it made it even harder to resist. It also didn’t hurt that my friend Andi at Andi’s ABCs who is a HUGE fan of both Perkin’s and Kenneally loved DISTANCE FROM A TO Z. So I picked it up with high expectations and then found myself disappointed in the end result. I think that I wanted to love it so much that it was just hard for this story to meet those expectations.

My main problem with DISTANCE FROM A TO Z was Abby, our heroine. This girl had a chip on her should a mile wide and just as high. She was so judgmental of everyone around her and was often mean to others as well. Well, not to everyone, mostly to Zeke. THE DISTANCE FROM A TO Z is billed as an opposites attract story but in reality Abby and Zeke have a lot in common. She just has this irrational hatred towards baseball that drives a wedge between her and anyone around her that happens to like the sport. A sport that she once loved as well since she grew up in a baseball fanatic sports store owning family until she had some bad experiences dating baseball players.

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There is much I could say about Abby and her baseball issues but I won’t get into all of them here as there just isn’t enough space. Let’s just say that Abby often rubbed me the wrong way and leave it at that. Zeke though, Zeke was a sweetheart and I don’t get why he put up with Abby and her shenanigans but he did and that makes me love him even more. Even if he had a hard time choosing a baseball team to like. It kind of bothered me a bit that he’d wear the shirts/hats of every team and while there is kind of a reason for it, its not enough of one to satisfy me. A person usually is a fan of one team and you don’t intermingle the gear. It just isn’t done.

THE DISTANCE FROM A TO Z is a fairly quick read and its one that I would have finished faster if Abby didn’t bug me as much as she did. What kept me reading was Zeke and the promise of a good story when I hit the end. While I didn’t love THE DISTANCE FROM A TO Z as much as some I still mostly enjoyed the book. If Abby had been a little less mean and judgmental then I probably would have rated this higher than I did. I also really liked Natalie Blitt’s writing and I know that she’s an author that I look forward to reading more stories from. And I think that you will like this book, as well as her future reads as well. So go on….head over to Amazon and one-click this one today.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: Heat Exchange by Shannon StaceyHeat Exchange by Shannon Stacey
Series: ,
Published by Carina Press on 25 August 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Family, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Love & Romance, Parents, Police or Firemen
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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three-stars
Also by this author: All He Ever Needed, Snowbound with the CEO

Place(s) Traveled To: Boston, Massachusetts // Concord, New Hampshire

First Line(s): Lydia Kincaid could pull a pint of Guinness so perfect her Irish ancestors would weep tears of appreciation, but fine dining? Forget about it.

If you are looking for a fun romantic story then you really can’t go wrong with a Shannon Stacey book and that’s exactly what you get in her newest Heat ExchangeHeat Exchange is the start of a new series involving firemen in Boston and this book stars Lydia Kincaid and Aidan Hunt. Lydia has been leaving far, far away (or so the dialogue/text make it appear) in New Hampshire and she’s called home to help run the family sports bar and local fireman hangout when her sister has marital troubles. On her return she finds instant attraction with fireman, Aidan Hunt but there are obstacles. The first being she was married to a fireman in the past and she’s so not doing that again and Aidan is also her younger brother’s BFF.

Falling for the friend of a sibling is one of my favorite tropes so I was really looking forward to this one. And while I did enjoy Aidan’s and Lydia’s relationship with her brother I never really felt the chemistry between them as a couple. Lydia had this HUGE chip on her shoulder and she was always throwing things in Aidan’s face that had nothing to do with him. She was also hung up on the idea that if she didn’t flee back to New Hampshire than she was stuck. As if all the family drama and her issues with her dad just magically disappeared once she crossed the border. Plus Lydia ran so hot and cold when it came to Aidan that it was a wonder that he pursued her at all.

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Then there was the subplot romance between Lydia’s sister and her fireman husband. Normally I hate this little subromances as they tend to take away from the main story but in this case I preferred those moments over Lydia’s story as I liked those characters better. Although, I did want to shake those two characters as they were just so passive at times and really needed to just sit down and talk to one another. I’m so not a fan of plots that revolve around a lack of communication.

In the end, while Heat Exchange was a quick read it left me feeling a bit meh. The lack of chemistry between the main couple just made it hard to get into this book although I did like the world and the family dynamics. So while I didn’t fall head over heels in love with this one I do plan on checking out future books in this series in the hopes that I like those characters better.

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Add Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy to Goodreads.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Review: Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, New Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: Trust the Focus by Megan EricksonTrust the Focus by Megan Erickson
Series: In Focus,
Also in this series: Focus On Me, Out of Frame
Published by Intermix on 17 March 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, GLBT, Love & Romance, New Adult, People & Places, Road Trip, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues
Pages: 219
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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three-stars
Also by this author: Focus On Me, Make it Count, Changing His Game, Playing for Her Heart, Tied to Trouble, Out of Frame, Strong Signal, Fast Connection, Leveling the Field

Place(s) Traveled To: Redding, California // Pike’s Peak, Colorado // Unnamed, Idaho // Chicago, Illinois // Nashville, Indiana // Lewis, Kansas // Cape Elizabeth, Maine // Jefferson City, Missouri // Unnamed, New Hampshire // Unnamed, Oregon // Unnamed, Pennsylvania // Toutle, Washington // Buffalo County, Wisconsin // Moorcroft, Wyoming

First Line(s): More than a thousand graduation caps flew into the air behind me, but I was already walking down the aisle between the concrete bleachers.

 

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Megan Erikson’s Trust the Focus when I requested the title for review but I did know that it included two of my favorite book tropes: the road trip and a friends to lovers romance. Trust the Focus starts off with Justin and Landon graduating college and embarking on a cross country road trip taken in memory of Justin’s dad who had passed away. They plan to visit some of the places that Justin’s dad photographed and re-rake the pictures with the his ashes in them. Along the way Justin has decided to confront the feelings that he’s always had for his best friend, the openly gay Landry.

There are many ups and downs throughout this story and it made my heart ache on numerous occasions. There were also times when I wanted to reach into the pages and shake these characters as they weren’t doing the things that I wanted them to do when I wanted. In other words, I was invested in this story from the start all the way until the end. I cared what happened to Justin and Landry and really wanted them to find their happily ever after. Where this book would lose me was when it got a bit preachy with other characters coming onto the page seemingly just to validate Justin and Landry as a couple. It was almost always the same phrasing and just made me sigh a bit as it just seemed a bit much.

 

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Trust the Focus isn’t a deep story but it was a fun, quick read and just what I needed at the time. Its a book that would make a great pallet cleanser between heavy reads as you just just lose yourself in the story without having to think too much. Landry and Justin are realistic characters and readers will cheer for them to find their happily ever after. Best of all there is no pointless breakup. Yes there is conflict and tension because no romance is without that but its all realistic in its execution and it will make your heart ache.

While there were parts of Trust the Focus that frustrated me I did enjoy it and I couldn’t stop reading when I started. In fact, this was a book that I didn’t mean to read at all. I’d accidentally deleted my current read off my kindle and then accidentally opened this one when I was trying to move another book into a folder. Then before I fully realized what was happening I was staying up way past my bed time hurriedly flipping through the pages as I raced to the end of the story. Thrust the Focus was my first book by Megan Erikson but it won’t be my last as I enjoyed her writing and the characters that she created.

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Add There You Stand by Christina Lee to Goodreads. (Review to come.)

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, New Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: The Year We Hid Away by Sarina BowenThe Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen
Series: The Ivy Years, Book 2
Also in this series: The Year We Fell Down, The Understatement of the Year, Blonde Date, The Shameless Hour, The Fifteenth Minute
Published by Self-Published on 01 June 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Friendship, Love & Romance, New Adult, Parents, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues, Sports & Athletics
Pages: 274
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars
Also by this author: The Year We Fell Down, The Understatement of the Year, Blonde Date, The Shameless Hour, Him, The Fifteenth Minute, Coming in from the Cold, Us, Bittersweet, Steadfast, Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers, #1)

Place(s) Traveled To: Sterling, New Hampshire // Etna, Connecticut

First Line(s): The minute I heard the hum of the garage door opener, I was in motion.

The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen is the second book in her Ivy Years series and picks up about a year after The Year We Fell Down takes place. This book follows Hartley’s friend and Hockey teammate Bridger and a new character named Scarlet. If the theme of The Year We Fell Down was healing than the them of this book was secrets as both Bridger and Scarlet are hiding some pretty big ones. At the start of this book we learn that Scarlet has changed her name and essentially run away from home to college and Bridger has quit the Hockey team for reasons that are revealed over the course of the story. We also learn that like Corey, Scarlet is also a Hockey player and she too has quit the sport for reasons that are also revealed as the story progresses.

OVerall, I did like The Year We Hid Away better than The Year We Fell Down but I still had some issues with the story. There were some continuity errors that took me out of the story and just drove me mad. For example, in one scene Scarlet is reading a newspaper but then it turns into a website and then in the next paragraph its a newspaper again. *le sigh* It was enough to make my head spin at times. Scarlet was also annoying as she was so judgmental of others, especially her roommates, and a bit slow on the the uptake with certain reveals that others saw coming from a mile away.

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Bridger and Scarlet did annoy me at times and there was the cliche of the pointless breakup. But I did like how they interacted with each other when they were together. Scarlet had a lot of character growth throughout the novel and she went from a spoiled, judgmental princess to someone who was a little bit more down to earth. Although she did still have some entitlement issues and a lack of understanding on how the world worked. One thing I did like was Scarlett’s friend from high school and Bridger’s neighbor Andrew. He added a sense of normalcy and balance to all the crazy that was going on and I just loved all the scenes that he was in.

I also found The Year We Hid Away to be a bit slow moving and then the ending it was all rush rush rush time to wrap up ALL THE THINGS! And there were a lot of things to wrap up because Scarlet and Bridger had SO MANY ISSUES! It was almost too much at times and it became a bit overpowering. The Year We Hid Away is not without its issues but there are definitely worse books out there and while I didn’t love this one I did like it enough that I didn’t feel as though I wasted my time and money on it.

 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Her Dark Places by Kelly Killarney

Posted by Irish in 3.5 Stars, New Adult, Review1 Comment

Review: Her Dark Places by Kelly KillarneyHer Dark Places by Kelly Killarney
Series: The Sutton Files,
Published by Self-Published on 03 June 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Death & Dying, Emotions & Feelings, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Mystery & Detective, New Adult, Social Issues, Survival Stories, Thrillers
Pages: 175
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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three-half-stars

Place(s) Traveled To: Unnamed, New Hampshire

First Line(s): I always knew it was Saturday morning when the elevator smelled like puke, piss, and sex.

Her Dark Places by Kelly Killarney is a new adult thriller set on a college campus. Its a books of secrets and snarky moments and one that I enjoyed. It focuses on Jasmine “Jazz” and how she attended Sutton University with a purpose and getting an education there is only a small part of that. Because Jazz is smart and she could have gone to any other school, in fact, her plan was to attend college with her boyrfriend Graham. But things happened and plans changed and now Jazz is looking for answers. She doesn’t want to make friends but she finds it impossible to keep her roommate Audrey at arms length. Especially when Audrey acquires a stalker so Jazz makes it her mission to figure out who is tormenting Audrey.

Along the way Jazz meets two very opposite guys, Brennan and Sean. Brennan is the all-American good boy that every girl says she wants all while falling for the Seans of the world. Sean is an aloof, loner that has bad boy written all over him. He is also the Veronica Mars of Sutton University in that he’s an amatuer private investigator and for reasons known only to himself he decides to help Jazz and Audrey. So there is the love tirangle, or rather the love square since Jazz is attacted to both Sean and Brennan but she also has a boyfriend. But rest assured, dear readers, while there is attraction there is no cheating involved. Things go as they so often do when teens leave high school for college, they change and grow appart and find it hard to maintain a long distance love. Its not impossible to stay together but its rare when it does. So SPOILER Jazz and Graham eventually break up and she is free to focus on the two very different boys in her life. And even though Her Dark Places is the start of a series she does make a definate choice at the end.

Yay for choices!!

I really hate when a girl waffles between two guys for the length of a series especially when its usually pretty obvious who she is going to end up with. So while this one does have a bit of a love triangle it does have an ending.

Overall I did enjoy Her Dark Places but I felt that the ending was a little rushed and that it glossed over some things that shouldn’t have been. I do feel that the series shows promise as I enjoyed the main characters and do plan on checking out the next book once it becomes available. I liked how the main mystery was resolved in this book that but that there are threads still open for another one, mainly that secret that Jazz has, which you do find out during the course of reading Her Dark Places. In a way Her Dark Places is a bit like season 1 of Veronica Mars where you have the mystery of the week and then the overall mystery of who killed Lily Kane. Jazz is no Veronica but I liked her and I liked her friends and I hope to see more of them all as the series continues. 

If you are looking for a New Adult book that is a bit different from your angsty, broken character storites that currently flood the market then I suggest giving Her Dark Places a try. The writing and pacing of the story are solid and while I did figure out the mystery I think there is enough there to keep those who aren’t avid mystery readers guessing.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review: Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington

Posted by Irish in 4 Stars, Review, Young Adult1 Comment

Review: Liv, Forever by Amy TalkingtonLiv, Forever by Amy Talkington
Published by Soho Teen on 11 March 2014
Genres: Adolescence, Contemporary (No Romance Focus), Death & Dying, Friendship, Ghosts & the Undead, Love & Romance, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 280
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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four-stars

Place(s) Traveled To: Unnamed, New Hampshire (2015)

First Line(s): Chances of a girl like me ending up at Wickham Hall were next to nothing.

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I picked up Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington other than it was a murder mystery set at a boarding school. I do enjoy mysteries and boarding schools so I thought that I would give it a shot. Liv, Forever was a quick read and I read it in just a couple of sittings but it was also a little formulaic. Only in this case when the most popular boy in school is drawn to the outcast girl she isn’t just shunned and tormented further instead she is killed.

Liv, Forever is a bit cliched with its insta-love set up between Liv and Malcolm and I much preferred her interactions with her BFF Gabe over those very few with Malcolm. A part of me wishes that the romance was with her and Gabe as I often felt that there was a bit more chemistry between them.Even though Gabe was a little too eager to help Liv at all costs no matter the consequences to himself. There was a little bit too much world revolving around Liv in this book which made things a bit cliched. And there were lots of cliches in this book and while they are things that normally bug the bejeesus out of me in this case they didn’t bother me as much and I don’t know why.

There was just something about Liv, Forever that sucked me into it and made it so I couldn’t stop reading. Perhaps if I’d taken more time on it I may have obsessed over its imperfections more but as it was I was able to just get lost in the story. The mystery was a bit predictable but I liked the language of this story. I liked how it was written and how Talkington chose to unfold her mystery. I also liked the little side stories about the other ghosts on Wickham Hall’s campus who remained trapped within its boundaries as Liv was.

Liv, Forever is paranormal light, even though Liv is a ghost for a portion of the novel. Partly because she never really feels like a ghost as the whole story is told from her POV. She’s a bit of a surface character and yet you do cheer her on and hope that somehow things will all work out for the best. Which is hard because once you are dead, you are dead so there is no real happily ever after to be had in this story. Despite that though there is hope to Liv’s journey and things don’t end on a sad note. While I did have issues with Liv, Forever I do think that it was a solid debut novel and will be looking forward to reading Amy Talkington’s next book.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon StaceySnowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey
Published by Carina Press on 04 November 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 66
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
three-stars
Also by this author: All He Ever Needed, Heat Exchange

Place(s) Traveled To: Unknown, New Hampshire // Boston, Massachusetts

First Line(s): If someone were to ask him while he was drunk enough to forget his PR bullet points what the secret to his success was, Adrian Blackstone would say he was a chameleon.

Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey is a short little Christmas novella that will really warm the heart. Its a friends to lovers story with the added complication that Adrian Blackstone is also Rachel Carter’s boss. Snowbound with the CEO is also a standalone book and so its a departure from Shannon Stacey’s Kowalski series which is how I know her best. And, if I am honest, I kept hoping that somewhere, somehow a member of that loud and boisterous family would make some sort of appearance in this novella.

Snowbound with the CEO is a classic friends to lovers type story, Adrian and Rachel are co-workers but they have also forged a friendship. Both harbor an attraction for the other but don’t want to act on it for fear of destroying their working relationship as well as their friendship. When they get snowed in they decide to through caution to the wind and spend some time making reality out of all those what ifs they’ve thought about.

This was a quick read and one that I enjoyed. I loved the chemistry of Rachel and Adrian and really believed their story. The thing I didn’t like about Snowbound with the CEO is that it falls into the age old cliche of not communicating and letting thoughts fester with out proof of any misconduct. Oy with the poodles already!! I am never a fan when the climax of a plot hinges on the simple fact that if the characters just talked then there would be no issue. And while I get that people do this in real life all the time I get bothered when its the only thing in a book keeping people apart.

And then there is the other issue I have with novellas…the fact that they are just too darn short. Sometimes you get a complete and satisfactory story in a novella but all too often you get a story that feels rushed or incomplete. In Snowbound with the CEO, it suffers from being too short and the ending felt rushed. There just seemed like that a chunk was just ripped out of the story and things were missing.  I did like the story and enjoyed the overall story but I just wished it had been a little bit longer so that there could be just a little bit more. Despite my little quibbles though I don’t think that readers will be disappointed with this one. Even if there were no Kowalski’s.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Review + Contest: Chaos by Christine O’Neil

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, Blog Tour, Contest, Review, Young Adult1 Comment

Review + Contest: Chaos by Christine O’NeilChaos by Christine O'Neil
Series: Kardia Chronicles,
Published by Entangled Publishing, Entangled Teen Ember on 26 August 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 250
Format: eARC
Source: Rock Star Book Tours
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three-stars

 

Place(s) Traveled to: Crestwood, New Hampshire

First Line: Dear She: My boyfriend is obsessed with video games.

Kardia Series Order
Book 1 – Chaos
Book 2 – Control (01 December 2013)
Book 3 – Clarity (2014)

I am always attracted to a book when the plot involves some sort of retelling of the Greek Myths and Chaos by Christine O’Neil is no exception. When I read the synopsis I jumped at the chance to sign up for the tour as it sounded like something fresh and different. And while the premise of Chaos is unique the delivery just wasn’t my cup of tea, at least not entirely. This may be due in part, to the fact that I read this book at the height of my brain’s clamoring for contemporary reads and Chaos definitely does not fit into this category. But this book was also filled with many of the young adult cliches and so that took away from the uniqueness of the plot. Although, at least there wasn’t a love triangle, at least not yet.

Take Maggie, she’s the ordinary girl who flies under the radar when BAM! one day she wakes up and she’s not so ordinary anymore. She’s also harboring a couple of secrets, one about her lineage and another about what happened the night her boyfriend ended up in a coma. Then there is Mac. The bad boy. The hot guy. The one who can have any girl he chooses and for whatever reason he is focused on Maggie and he seems to delight in making her life a little bit more hellish than the average high school experience. He’s a bit of a bully and yet even why he’s being mean to her Maggie always stops to wax poetic on just how hot he is. *le sigh* And don’t even get me started on Maggie’s mother. Boy did that woman make my head hurt. A lot.

The overall plot, was good. As I said O’Neils take on incorporating the Greek Myths into present day is unique. I liked how the different offspring of the Gods and Goddesses changed and manifests itself in different ways with each generation. I like how there is a whole group out there and wish that more time could have been spent exploring the world of the semigods. Though, that would make things easier if Maggie knew what was happening to her. So instead she must fumble through which puts her onto the radar of the council. Of which, once we meet them, I have a decent idea of where future books are going to go.

For me, Chaos was hit and miss there were things that I really liked and others that I just didn’t care for. The dialogue was so-so and the characters would sometimes annoy me. I could have also done without the whole Dear Abby-esque column as well. As the start to a new series though this one holds promise. I can’t say that I will rush out to get the second book the moment its available but I will try to make time to read it. If you are a fan of the paranormal/fantasy genre or of greek mythology then you will probably like this one.

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About the Book:

My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I’m a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I’m stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying—and super-hot—guy all up in my business, I’m about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there’s this watchdog council of semis who keeps an eye out for any bad apples. They think I’m the baddest of the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he’s got secrets of his own…and they may just kill us both.

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About Christine:

Christine O’Neil is one half of the happiest couple in the world. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys and their two dogs, Gimli and Pug. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesn’t like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies, the New York Giants and playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate…or, like, a ninja maybe. She loves writing fun and adventure-filled romance stories, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with rusty spoons. Christine loves to hear from readers, so please feel free to get in touch with her via the Contact Page. Christine also writes adult romance under the name Christine Bell.

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Check out the other stops on the tour

9/2/2013- Crossroad Reviews– Guest Post
9/3/2013- The Book Belles– Review
9/4/2013- Manga Maniac Cafe– Interview
9/5/2013- A Backwards Story– Guest Post
9/6/2013- Coffee, Books and Me– Interview
9/9/2013- Books Are Magic– Review
9/10/2013- K-Books– Guest Post
9/11/2013- Curling Up With A Good Book– Review
9/12/2013- Fantasy Book Addict– Interview
9/13/2013- Ticket to Anywhere – Review

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