August 20, 2016

Blog Hop : True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager






Series: Landry's True Colors
Genre: Younger YA/Middle Grade, Contemporary
Publisher: Clean Reads
Publication date: June 17, 2014
Number of pages: 222
Landry Albright just wants to be one of the interesting girls at school who always have exciting things going on in their lives. She wants to stand out, but also wants to fit in, so she gives in when her two best friends, Ericka and Tori, push her into trying out for a teen reality show modeling competition with them. Landry goes in nervous, but impresses the judges enough to make it to the next round. However, Ericka and Tori get cut and basically "unfriend" her on Monday at school. Landry tries to make new friends, but gets caught up between wanting to be herself and conforming to who her new friends want her to be. Along the way she learns that modeling is nowhere as glamorous as it seems, how to deal with frenemies, a new crush, and that true friends see you for who you really are and like you because of it







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The Books in the Series







Why Book Covers are so Important by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Book covers are a reader’s first introduction to a book. It gives them an idea of what the book is about and hopefully intrigues them enough to want to read what the book is about. Everything from the font used, to the cover models and backdrop can help a reader decide if this is a book they want to take a chance on or not. With my Landry’s True Colors Series, my publisher assigned a cover artist. I worked with the cover artist (Cora Graphics) on all three books in the series. I got to pick out which model I thought best represented Landry Albright, my main character. For the first book, True Colors, I wanted the book to show there was some disconnect between Landry (the main character) and the group of girls she was trying to fit in with. For the second book, Best Friend…Forever?, I wanted to use the same model for Landry and I wanted to see her friends, Ashanti and Peyton on the cover, too. For a while it was going to be just Vladi  the crush/boyfriend) with Landry, but I am so glad the two other girls are on the cover as well. The previous title dealt with Landry trying to fit in and “find her tribe” so to speak, whereas the second book had her dealing with true friends and how hard it is to deal with when there is any sort of drama between you and a best friend as well as having her first boyfriend. I have to say I also love the backdrop of the book with the school. The third book in the series, Landry in Like, was fun to work on because when I was sent the possible “mean girl” models, there was one that just stood out to me as the perfect Yasmin McCarty. I shrieked when I saw it and knew that was the one. I also love the backdrop on this one and the way the cover lets you know there’s some real drama going on in the story.

People still do judge a book by its cover and with my covers for the Landry’s True Colors Series, I think they all show the character is dealing with some inner conflict and feeling separated from the group, which so many teens deal with on a daily basis. I think the colors being used keep it light which showcases the fun side of the novels.
I had asked for the best friend bracelet charm to be on the first book in the series (True Colors) and it appears on the lettering. I also mentioned to the cover artist how the True Colors phrase in both the first book title and the series name had more than one meaning as it refers to seeing a friend’s true colors, but I also had another purpose in using it. You see, Landry is insecure and she often compares what she has to what other people have and thinks whatever they have/possess is better. For examples, in the case of her hair and eye color, she wants to look like her friend Devon with the curly dark hair and dark brown eyes or with Peyton’s dark red hair. With that in mind, Landry often picks thing (makeup, etc.) that match what the other girls use, whereas her true friends appreciate Landry’s unique beauty—like when Thalia picks makeup for her that matches Landry’s skin tone or when Peyton and Ashanti pick colors that flatter her instead of Landry just following the crowd and going along with what everyone else is wearing. Landry thinks her light blonde hair isn’t attractive because a frenemy refers to it in a negative light. It just shows us how hard we can be on ourselves and we can easily miss the positive side. So the rainbow font really shows the role color plays. The yellow heart featured on the third book is also something that pops up in the story, so I was very glad that was included.

The font has a romantic and sweet feel to it, which I think shows that there is a crush developing into a first love type relationship, which shows that Landry is growing up. Although Landry and Vladi are teens, they’re very innocent and sweet, so it’s more like one of those couples that is like a Nancy Drew and Ned type as opposed to those Bella and Edward type couples. I think the font reflects that and it reminds me of young adult romances—in particular sweet romances where there is nothing the slightest bit explicit, just that hint of first love and those hopeful feelings that come with a first crush. I think the colors are youthful and fun as in the sky backdrop as well.
The covers show you that the stories will be about friendships, relationships/first love, drama, and of course, school life. These are the types of covers I gravitated towards when I was looking for a great new teen book to read when I was growing up. 





Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2). Her work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Bellbrook Times, and on Living Dayton.








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August 12, 2016

Cover Reveal Rau by N.S.Inamdar

Pan Macmillan India to publish the novel that inspired the
award-winning film Bajirao Mastani

Rau: The Great Love Story of Bajirao Mastani



Pan ● Paperback ● 399      

       The Marathi novel sold over 100,000 copies.


About the Book

‘My eyes, they rain all the time
My eyes, they rain all the time
Till I see him in mine’

When Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa, feared by even the mighty Mughals, hears the exquisite Mastani sing, the passion that sparks between them grows quickly into a raging fire.
The Peshwa defies his orthodox Brahmin heritage, declaring his love openly for the half-Muslim dancer, in the face of fierce opposition. A man way ahead of his time, Bajirao causes outrage when he marries Mastani, bringing her into his home as his second wife.
N.S. Inamdar’s timeless tale, that has inspired both film and television, brings alive the romance, intrigue and valour of the eighteenth-century Maratha empire. This irresistible novel is one of India’s favourite love stories.

                                                                                                                                   

About the Author and Translator

Born in a village in Maharashtra’s Satara district, N.S. Inamdar (1923–2002) was one of India’s foremost Marathi novelists, with a writing career spanning over five decades. He is the author of sixteen historical novels and an autobiography.

Vikrant Pande has translated Ranjit Desai’s Raja Ravi Varma, Milind Bokil’s Shala and N.S. Inamdar’s Shahenshah. He has worked for over twenty-five years with various multinational companies and is currently heading TeamLease Skills University at Vadodara.

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August 5, 2016



The Conspiracy at Meru(VikramadityaVeergatha # 2)







VICTORY IS TEMPORARY. THE BATTLE IS ETERNAL.



Vikramaditya and his Council of Nine have fought valiantly to repel the rampaging hordes from Devaloka and Patala – but Avanti has been brought to its knees. Ujjayini lies battered its citizens are scared and morale is badly shaken. Meanwhile, the barbaric Hunas and Sakas are gathering on the horizon and cracks are emerging between the allied kingdoms of Sindhuvarta.



The only silver lining is that the deadly Halahala is safe. For now.





Bent on vengeance, Indra is already scheming to destroy Vikramaditya, while Shukracharya has a plan that can spell the doom for the Guardians of the Halahala. How long can the human army hold out against the ferocity and cunning of the devas and asuras? And will Vikramaditya’s love for his queen come in the way of his promise to Shiva?







The deadly Halahala, the all-devouring poison churned from the depths of the White Lake by the devas and asuras, was swallowed by Shiva to save the universe from extinction.

But was the Halahala truly destroyed?

A small portion still remains – a weapon powerful enough to guarantee victory to whoever possesses it. And both asuras and devas, locked in battle for supremacy, will stop at nothing to claim it.

As the forces of Devaloka and Patala, led by Indra and Shukracharya, plot to possess the Halahala, Shiva turns to mankind to guard it from their murderous clutches. It is now up to SamratVikramaditya and his Council of Nine to quell the supernatural hordes – and prevent the universe from tumbling into chaos!

A sweeping tale of honour and courage in the face of infinite danger, greed and deceit, The Guardians of the Halahala is a fantastical journey into a time of myth and legend.


About the Author

Door-to-door salesman, copywriter, business journalist & assistant editor at The Economic Times; Shatrujeet Nath was all this before he took to writing fiction full-time. He debuted with The Karachi Deception in 2013, followed by The Guardians of the Halahala and The Conspiracy at Meru, the first two books in the VikramadityaVeergatha series. At present, he is writing volume three of the series. Shatrujeet lives in Mumbai, but spends much of his time in the fantasy worlds of his stories.













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July 27, 2016

Book Review: The Stranger Trilogy by Novoneel Chakraborty




About the Trilogy

*Book 1: Marry me, Stranger

I'm Rivanah Bannerjee, a young and independent girl living alone in Mumbai. My parents love me, my boyfriend adores me and I have a great job. But heres the thing-my life is in danger. Someones been following me around, watching my every move, trying to get control over my life. At first I thought it was a silly prank to gain my attention. My roomie suggested he must be a secret admirer. Is he? What he doesnt know is the police have set a trap to nab him. Soon Ill know if its simply a lovers obsession or there is more to it. BTW, I call him stranger.

*Book 2: All Yours,Stranger

For those of you who don't know me yet, I'm Rivanah Bannerjee, a Kolkatan trying to find her footing in Mumbai. Even though I’m currently in a relationship with a great guy, I can’t help but miss my ex-boyfriend despite knowing that he cheated on me. But that’s the least of my worries. The stranger has gone missing since the police tried to nab him unsuccessfully. Where is he? What does he want from me? Why did he come into my life in the first place? Will he ever contact me again? These and many more questions continue to torment me every day. I’m desperate for the stranger to come back to me knowing full well that he may destroy me forever. But then that’s the sexiest thing I have ever known about someone.

With every revelation, it seems the truth is far more twisted than Rivanah can imagine. Wickedly plotted, All Yours, Stranger

*Book 3: Forget me not, Stranger

I m Rivanah Bannerjee 23 F Mumbai. Some of you might already know how my life is on a razor edge. Those of you who don t just know this I may be killed soon . . . by the Stranger. I don t know who or what he is a ghost a person or a figment of my imagination? All I know is he isn t just one thing he is sexy and scary terrific and terrifying. What I don t understand is why a young harmless girl like me who works in a big city stays away from her parents and has a screwed-up love life would be of any interest to him. Unless there is something about my own story that I do not know . . .In the hotly anticipated final instalment of the Stranger trilogy Rivanah will learn the answers to her many questions What is it that binds her to the dead Hiya? Who is the Stranger? Why has he been following her all this while? leading to an intense breathtaking climax.

#Above is the Goodreads description of the Trilogy.

Review

I would describe this trilogy as “curious”.

I don’t want to give the insights of book and what the story is but this review is my take on why I am in love with this trilogy since I read the first book in the series last June.

The plot is very different and unique not the usual types where you are being stalked way too creepily by someone who is attracted to you. A very different take on how the stranger can help you get the best out of your ability, the best that you truly deserve. The series had me hooked after I read Marry me, Stranger. I was eagerly waiting for the other two books to come out since I finished book-1. The book series in whole had raised my expectations very high, and I expected something else from it but that’s not what the Author had planned, not always the book happens exactly the way you imagine it.

The curiosity about stranger is very well maintained till the end of the book. I was devastated after I finished the book, all the drama that unfolded and a constant fear of who the stranger might be excited me. The book made me question certain things that I thought were so far so good in my life. Just like the stranger told Rivanah “Know your worth, Mini”, I am questioning myself for everything that has happened in my life the good and the bad phase of my life.

I have this issue with Novoneel’s writing, why you ask? Well he has this thing to kill his characters or mess their life and give a tragic end to the book, why do you do this?  I don’t like my fictional crushes to die or mess with his life so that he is not the same person anymore.  All in all I have loved this book series.

Although many people criticized Novoneel’s writing but I would really like to say that he has grown so much in the last two years and has definitely lifted his writing standards and I am so sure after this there is no looking back for him.

About the Author

Novoneel Chakraborty is an Indian author of fiction. His specialty lies in romantic thrillers that he writes along with philosophy mixed with it. His first book “A Thing beyond forever” released in 2008 and won the national bestseller tag in just a few months of its release.

He followed it up with “That kiss in the rain” and then wrote the book that won him the biggest applause, “How about a sin tonight?” He went on to write commercial bestsellers like “Ex” and then “The Stranger Trilogy”. The first two books of the trilogy- “Marry Me, Stranger” and “All Yours, Stranger” have won many hearts. His recent release “Forget Me Not, Stranger”; the final installment of the trilogy has been getting appreciation from everywhere since its release. Apart from writing books, he is a scriptwriter for Television.

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July 19, 2016

Book Review: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood


About the Book:

Title: The Square Root of Summer
Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood 
ISBN 13: 9781626723733
No. of Pages: 295
Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN
COPY: Review Copy.
Price: 350 INR


This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It's a little bit like a black hole. It's a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she's hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide—and someone's heart is about to be broken.

With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, The Square Root of Summer is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out, from stunning debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.

Review

The book is a YA romance & Science-Fiction book which has certain patches of romance. Totally recommended to people who love space, black holes, time travel and everything astronomy related and of course the mathematical equations that made you love mathematics.
The book starts when nearly a year has passed since the death of Gottie’s Grandfather Grey has passed away and Jason the boy she fell in love with has stopped being there for her. She keeps blaming herself and the depression that she has drowned into. As she passes out at certain occasion without any factors other than those “Wormholes”.  But this summer her best friend, Thomas is coming back from Canada to spend the summer with her after being away for five years without ever being in contact this whole time. Throughout the summer Gottie is dragged by and sucked into the wormholes that allow her to go back in the past and relive the moments and those time travel moments make her fear that she’ll never come back in the present.  But every time Gottie finds out a way out of the wormhole she grieves the death of Grey. Her journey of the discovery of how she is sucked into the wormholes is described as the void created in her heart due to the loss of the people around her. The void completes the loop when Jason breaks up with her. Gottie is supposed to write an essay given by her physics teacher and submit it at the beginning of next term. She connects the dots of all the events over the past year and the summer this year and that’s a big discovery as explained by her teacher.
The book throws a light on the relationship that Gottie shares with her Grandfather Grey & how he has shaped her to be the person that she is. Thus she is in depression when he passes away.  Won’t we all feel the same way when someone close to our heart leaves us forever and we can’t image what our life will become without them being with us?
Gottie on the other hand is a character that is witty, flawed vulnerable, wounded and hilarious at all times. Every other character in the book has justified their roles thoroughly.
The illustrations of physics in the book are very good correctly explained to people who have no connection with physics at all. The book is creatively written, well researched in terms of physics and mathematics. I loved the book as I have always been a curious person when it comes to anything related to space and black holes and astronomical sciences and being an engineer helped me understand physics way better.

Rating: 4.5/5*

(Note: I was sent a review copy of this book in exchange for honest review. This review is my opinion on the book which may differ from your take on it)

July 10, 2016

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy By J.K.Rowling

About The Book


Title:The Casual Vacancy
Author: J.K.Rowling
ISBN:0316228532 
No.of Pages: 503
Format:Hardcover
Book: Owned
Price:1659 INR

A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN ...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils ... Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?



Review

The book starts with the sudden death of Parish Councilor Barry Fairbrother, thus leaving a seat vacant in the council. Soon there’s a conflict in the small English village of Pagford for the post of councilor and as expected is followed with dirty politics. Dark secrets are revealed of all the people who are running for the campaign and soon start the turmoil in the elections. Various issues revolve around the novel throughout like heroin addiction, rape and prostitution. The book has various scenes which are inappropriate (in my views) like having sex in a cemetery and disturbing scenes of domestic abuse.
Further events in the book are when “The_ghost_of_BarryFairbrother” account posts mean things about the candidates of the election campaign turns out it’s their own children doing so on the council website. First it’s Andrew, the son of Simon Price revealing his dad stole a computer from his office, and then its Sukhvinder, daughter of Dr.Parminder Jawanda revealing her mother was in love with Barry. The winning candidate is Howard Mollison’s son Miles, Samantha his wife is not happy with him winning the campaign and confesses that she does not know if she is in love with him, but at the end she reconciles.
A majorly highlighted character is Krystal Weedon, a sixteen year old who lives with her drug addicted, prostitute mother Terri and three year old brother Robbie in the “Fields”, which is kind of a slum area with all the crime in it. Social worker Kay is determined to stop Terri her use of drugs and takes the responsibility of Robbie but Terri relapses and her drug dealer Obbo rapes Krystal when caught supplying drugs to Terri. In a haste of a decision to start a family Krystal has unprotected sex with Fats in an attempt to get pregnant. It is during one such incident that Robbie runs away to park and drowns in a river when he goes to retrieve his ball from the water, despite Sukhvinder jumping in to save him. Krystal becomes distraught and commits suicide taking heroin overdose herself. The novel ends with the funeral of the Weedon siblings.
The book is disturbing as it gets on your nerves to see people who are capable of being courageous and loyal and with a certain sense of duty towards the society and human beings all together are nothing but selfish and stupid.   Also the death of Weedon Siblings is very inappropriate and abrupt, it leaves you disappointed and confused of everything that is meant to progress further. I am not saying that every book should have a perfect ending but it should at least have an ending which makes some sense.


Rating : 3/5*


July 7, 2016

Eternal Mercury Blog Tour




Eternal Mercury

Eternal Mercury by Elaine Pinter

Chelsee Taylor has been in love with her boyfriend, Max, since they started kindergarten together. She has no idea that high school graduation will be the last perfect day of her life. After a tragic car accident, she refuses to accept Max's death because she can still feel his presence. No one believes her and she is completely alone. But all of that changes the moment she meets Blake Andersen. It's not just that he believes her . . . or even just that he's so understanding . . . but why is Max's presence so strong when she's with Blake?

Eternal Mercury is two intertwined books in one. Book one follows Chelsee’s bittersweet journey and book two uncovers Blake’s story of redemption. In the end, it is Max who will inspire them both to trust fate, live life, and finish well.

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Praise for Eternal Mercury

“Overall, this novel made me really think about how life can change so completely in the blink of an eye. It was an amazing, life altering story.”

“I loved this book. It made me laugh and cry but most of all it made me feel like there is always hope in this world.”

“I could not put this down. What an amazing story of love, tragedy, strength, triumph, and family.”

Guest Post: Eternal Mercury, Organ Donation, and Cellular Memory

When I first realized that I wanted to write a book, I knew that I wanted it to be different. Shortly after I began brainstorming for that unique idea, a car-crash scene on a mountain highway started playing in my head. Not only was I looking for a unique story idea, but I was also looking for a positive message. I began to wonder if, instead of something scary like a ghost, could something good be left after someone died? The answer became clear to me: organ donation. What could be more beautiful than that? And what could be more romantic than true love that could survive the boundaries of death? To my surprise, the idea turned out to be more realistic than I expected. Through research I discovered the phenomenon of cellular memory. Cellular memory is when people who receive transplants take on traits of people whose organs they receive. It’s rare, but when it does happen, it can come in the form of food cravings, changes in musical taste or hobbies, and sometimes even glimpses at other things about the donor.

Although the level of cellular memory I portrayed in Eternal Mercury is fictional, the need for organs definitely isn’t. It’s hard to think about death, and the common misconceptions about organ donation don’t help. But by understanding the facts and then making your decision known, you just might be able to bring something good out of the bad. That part of Eternal Mercury isn’t based on fiction.

Here are the facts:

Over 100,000 people, including kids, are in need of transplants. Over 20 of them die waiting each day.

One person can save up to seven lives by donating their heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, and small intestine. That same person can improve the lives of many others through the donation of tissues such corneas, skin, veins, tendons, ligaments, and bones.

You won’t receive less medical care if you decide to become a donor. Doctors and nurses make every possible effort to save their patients’ lives and will not even consider organ donation unless a person dies.

Income, social status, and race are not factors in deciding who receives organ transplants. You’ll be helping people who need it the most and your family will not be charged for the procedure.

Most major religions support organ donation. I’m not sure that there could be a more loving or selfless gift, but don’t be afraid to check with your spiritual advisor.

Almost anyone can be an organ donor. Age and/or medical history don’t necessarily disqualify you.

The most important thing you can do is let your family know whether or not you want to be an organ donor. No matter what you decide, telling your family will save them from the pain of trying to guess your wishes at a time when that’s the last thing they need. And if the choice is right for you, to let someone else continue on when you’ve reached the end down here, don’t think about what it means for you; instead think of the incredible gratitude you’d feel if someone did it for you or someone you love.

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About the Author



Elaine

Elaine Pinter lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and son. When she’s not hanging out with them, she’s jotting down ideas for her next novel in the tattered notebook she carries everywhere.

Her writing journey began in June of 2012 when a reading spree set off an unexpected chain of events. After poring over the pages, her own ideas began to appear and she found herself glued to her laptop after her family went to bed every evening. The late nights continued until her first two YA romance novels, Eternal Mercury and Between the Starlight, were published.

She’s one of those hopeless romantics who believes love always wins and that the best stories are the ones that drag you through the tears and reward you with a smile when all the pieces fit together perfectly in the end.

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June 29, 2016

Book Review: Beyond the Rising Tide




Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publisher: Sweetwater Books, an imprint of Cedar Fort
Publication date: June 14, 2016
Number of pages: 229

Kai met Avery only once--in the moment he died saving her life. Now when he's not using his new healing powers to help people, he watches helplessly as Avery's life is unraveled by his death. To help her, he risks everything by breaking the rules, dangerously blurring the barriers between life and death.






The book starts off with an accident, where Kai who basically is a healer (a dead guy though) helps the boy live by healing his heart and then there’s Grim, the guy who seals the death of a person. Then there’s Avery Ambrose, the girl who is grieving over the death of the Kai as she was one who witnessed his death, she was the last person to be with Kai during his last moments. Tyler, Avery’s boyfriend has broken up with her a she has becoming “Boring” his exact words and no more the fun person to be with. How can one be a fun person, if you are the sole reason for someone’s death? While Avery cries over Kai’s death, he watches her silently as there’s nothing he can do to help her.
In his Afterlife Kai is in Demoror (Something like heaven). He meets Charles, to seek some advice when he see’s Charles wearing a ring that takes him to the mortal world, Kai in a zest of the moment steals the ring and comes to earth to help Avery, to help her overcome the angst that she is suffering due to his death. They meet when she’s trying to save a crab from fishing net as instructed by her mother, who is suffering from depression. There’s an instant bond between them and thus starts his mission to make the cheerful person she was and get Tyler back with her. Only for Avery to realize that Tyler is not really the one for her. Further story unfolds when both Kai and Avery realizes that they love each other, when Kia tries to take away the guilt of his death from her. She realizes she couldn’t be happy again without Kai not being around her.
Soon it’s time for Kai to return where he came from and thus starts the emotional journey Avery has to go through and she goes into depression and doubts if everything in the past few days. Did Kai actually vanish in front of her? While reading the book one goes with a sea of emotions throughout: love, loss guilt, pure happiness. Everything at once, which maybe sounds awkward but is actually not at all awkward there are very times that all emotions get justified so beautiful in a book and this book is one of those. The time when Kai tells her that she has to live the life that someone gave to her and not waste it being depressed. The time when Avery realizes that Kai was the one who saved her that day. The time when Kai finds his mother in the afterlife. Everything is so beautifully described brilliantly. The scenic beauty of the surrounding that Avery lives is are so wonderful and the description felt like I was into the world that Kai and Avery lived in.
The book is a very fresh and unique teenage love story. The writer, Sara Beard has done a wonderful job writing this mind blowing book. A very different YA book.


Rating :4.5/5*




Sarah Beard is the author of YA novels Porcelain Keys and Beyond the Rising Tide. She earned a degree in communications from the University of Utah and is currently pursuing an MFA in writing from VCFA. When she's not writing, she referees wrestling matches between her three boys and listens to audiobooks while folding self-replicating piles of laundry. She is a breast cancer survivor, a baker of sweets, a seeker of good love stories, a composer of melancholy music, and a traveler who wishes her travel budget was much bigger. She lives with her husband and children in the shadow of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. 
   
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June 26, 2016

Audiobook Release Blitz: Sheltered in His Arms By Tara Taylor Quinn


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Welcome to the Audiobook Release Blitz for
Sheltered in His Arms
By Tara Taylor Quinn

About the Audiobook Release


I’m an avid reader. And with my 75th book publishing in a few days, I’m an avid writer, too. And yet there was one aspect of storytelling to which I was completely ignorant. Absent. I didn’t get it. The world of audiobooks.



And then, a few years ago, I was given a free audiobook from one of my favorite authors. I put it on iPod more to be polite than anything else. The book was a gift, I’d listen out of respect. Then, I figured, I’d go buy the book and read it so that I could get my full enjoyment out of the story.



That didn’t happen. Instead, as happens so many times in my life, my ignorance turned to understanding. And an entire new world opened up to me. I’d planned to listen to a few words on my daily commute and then switch to the music that always saw me safely down the road. Imagine my conundrum when, for that whole week, all I wanted to do was commute! I couldn’t wait to get in the car and get back to my friends.



And now, this week, I have the honor of bringing you one of my own books in audio format! Sheltered In His Arms is a unique story. It’s about a man who made a huge mistake. It’s about the people he loves. The people who once loved him. And it’s about healing. I hope you’ll give it a listen! I personally chose the narrator based on audition recordings and she does a great job. I promise friends to sit in the car with you as you get to where you need to be!



—TTQ


Sheltered in His Arms
(Shelter Valley Stories #4)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 299 pages
April 1st 2001 by Harlequin


Sam Montford left Shelter Valley ten years ago. He's a direct descendant of the town's founder, the first Samuel Montford, and for him, Shelter Valley's expectations had become oppressive. Home had become smothering instead of sheltering.



Sam returns to the town--and to his ex-wife, Cassie Tate--with a seven-year-old child. This is a complete shock to Cassie. When Sam left, he hadn't known she was pregnant. Or that she had lost their baby.



Sam's back in Shelter Valley now, back to stay. But he refuses to become the man people expected him to be ten years ago. Can he be the man Cassie needs now?



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The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.



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