Review of Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

Review of Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

I enjoyed this book in many places.  I felt that Emma was well developed and her relationship with Evan was believable and true to life. I read it in two days, it kept my attention, and I was not wanting to put it down, so it’s a good story. However, I also have a LOT of issues with this book.   Number one – the middle was long and not very believable.  There were parts where I did want to put it down just because there is no freaking way an abusive parent-figure would let Emma get away with half the crap she was doing.  Either the aunt is crazy or she isn’t.  The uncle is disinterested in reining her in, so none of the silly stuff in the middle made much sense to me. Number two – what kind of friend lets her best friend go through this?  I had… Read more »

November 18, 2012 Uncategorized 3

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Interview with Allison Merritt – Author of The Sky Pirate’s Wife

Interview with Allison Merritt – Author of The Sky Pirate’s Wife

I have Allison Merritt with me today at New Adult Addiction and she’s agreed to answer my blathering questions!  Her new book, The Sky Pirate’s Wife, is the first part of the Legends and Lovers series.  Thank you so much for being here, Allison. What kind of research did you have to do to bring this story to life on the page? I started getting really interested in myths and legends when I was in college. When I started writing the Legends and Lovers series I wasn’t thinking about American myths, because my characters leaned toward British heritages with the exception of a couple of the heroes. The first book was set in Australia, but because agents kept freaking out about the setting, saying they couldn’t sell that in America, I started doing research for Native American lore. It worked out really well because there are some great stories out… Read more »

November 16, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Feature & Follow #7

Feature & Follow #7

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! When did you start blogging? I started this blog September 27, 2012    But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though. What is your favorite part of book blogging? Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love. What is your… Read more »

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Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop

Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop

THE HOP The 3rd Annual Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer GIVES THANKS  to all our awesome blog followers!  THAT’S YOU! It works like this: Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It’s a win-win! Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop is scheduled from November 15th at 12.01 AM until November 25th at 11:59 PM. THE PRIZE ONE lucky follower will win a $10 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble—YOUR CHOICE! OR If you’re INTERNATIONAL, you can choose a book (maximum of $10) from The Book Depository (as long as they ship to you). THE RULES CHOOSE ONE WAY TO FOLLOW – YOUR… Read more »

November 14, 2012 Uncategorized 1

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Interview with Jeri Lynn Stone author of Shadow’s Justice

Interview with Jeri Lynn Stone author of Shadow’s Justice

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Jeri Lynn Stone, author of Shadow’s Justice. What kind of research did you have to do to bring this story to life on the page? On my Romantic Suspense novel, Shadow’s Justice, a story about Shadow’s father being unjustly accused, sentenced and executed for a murder he didn’t commit, I researched New Orleans, the swamp regions and the Louisiana court system. On my short story Tangle with Tara, I researched the New York City area and Law enforcement. When you start a new book, do you like to outline the entire story or fly by the seat of your pants? Oh, I’m definitely a Pantser. I do a short outline to develop my major scenes, plots and conflicts. Then, I do a Character Analysis to thoroughly develop all of my main characters. What about your characters? Do you figure them out entirely… Read more »

November 13, 2012 Uncategorized 1

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Interview with Deborah Brown – Author of Crazy in Paradise

Interview with Deborah Brown – Author of Crazy in Paradise

ME:  I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Deborah Brown, author of Crazy in Paradise.  DEBORAH: Thank you, Julie, for this wonderful opportunity to share with your readers. What kind of research did you have to do to bring this story to life on the page? I owned an apartment building for several years and the tenants that came and went have all in a small way become fodder for my books.  Like the main character, Madison Westin, I had a penchant for renting to an eclectic group of misfits.    When you start a new book, do you like to outline the entire story or fly by the seat of your pants? Because I like to think of myself as an organized person, I gather together miscellaneous bits of paper, my tape recorder and notepads that I continuously scribble in and start my outline.  One liners about where… Read more »

November 12, 2012 Uncategorized 1

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Feature & Follow #6

Feature & Follow #6

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! When did you start blogging? I started this blog September 27, 2012    But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though. What is your favorite part of book blogging? Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love. What is your… Read more »

November 9, 2012 Uncategorized 22

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A Changing View on Dragons

A Changing View on Dragons

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our guest poster today, Danielle Kazemi, author of the Dragon’s Fire Series which is now out in paperback. Take it away, Danielle! In recent centuries there has been a lot of negative things said about dragons. They’ve been described as man killing, princess snatching, gold hoarding creatures. You’ve been told they come after humans in the middle of the night, stealing them away for a quick meal. Numerous tales have been told about how they do little more than terrorize villages. Nothing  could be further from the truth.  Their true purpose comes from knowing what dangers lurk around us. Mysterious creatures hide in the shadows all around us known as the Unseen. They rob us of our inherent energy, leaving us as nothing more than shell of a person once they’ve finished with us. Humans are unable to see them – at… Read more »

November 8, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Thankful for Books Giveaway Hop!

Thankful for Books Giveaway Hop!

THE HOP The Thankful for Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Tristi Pinkston, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.  For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It’s a win-win! The Thankful for Books Giveaway Hop is scheduled from November 8th at 12.01 AM until November 13th at 11:59 PM. THE PRIZES ONE lucky follower will win a $15 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble—YOUR CHOICE!  OR If you’re INTERNATIONAL, you can choose a book (maximum of $15) from The Book Depository (as long as they ship to you).  THE RULES You MUST FOLLOW NEW ADULT ADDICTION via E-MAIL, GFC, LINKY, or NETWORK BLOGS… Read more »

November 8, 2012 Uncategorized 4

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