February 16, 2018

Collide | Blog tour

Collide by Nicole Sobon 
Publication date: 15 December 2017
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Three simple words were all it took to change their lives forever.

Losing a loved one is hard. Learning to survive in their absence? That’s even harder. For Gemma Michaels, life had become difficult following her brother’s death, but the one thing that kept her afloat was the one thing she knew she shouldn’t have desired – her best friend, Ben.

He’d made a promise to her brother – to protect her, no matter what. For Ben, that had meant that she was off limits. But then she slips and tells him the three words he’s been waiting to hear.

Love happens when you least expect it.

Review 
Title: Collide 
Series: The Collide Series #1
Author: Nicole Sobon
Pages: 91 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Rating: 

This book was provided by the publisher through Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours and Inkspell Publishing!

Collide is the first book in The Collide Series and tells the story of Gemma and Ben. Gemma and Ben have been friends for such a long time, but they are falling for each other. They have even been in love with each other for such a long time but Gemma always thought that Ben didn’t feel the same way about her, that he saw her as just a friend…

Collide is such a beautiful and short book. I read it in one sitting and I enjoyed every page of it. The story is really fast paced and you can totally relate to it.

Gemma is a very anxious and socially awkward, and I’m totally like her. The book begins with Gemma and Ben going out and Gemma totally doesn’t want to because she’s rather at home with a book and she says that ‘As much as I wanted to be social, being around people tended to make everything worse.’ And that’s so me, so I really loved that I could relate to Gemma.

When I read about Ben, I immediately thought of my boyfriend. Before my boyfriend and I were together, we were best friends and he was in love with another girl. I always hated that other girl even though she didn’t do anything wrong, but I was always a good friend that helped him get the girl. My boyfriend is just like Ben, the one who saved me from my unhappiness, like Ben saved Gemma from her brother’s death.

I really loved Gemma and Ben and I cannot wait to continue this series because of that ending… Give me book 2 already!!!

Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37548528-collide?from_search=true

Purchase links: 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077BPM6PN
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/collide-36

Link to Tour Schedule: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-collide-by-nicole-sobon/

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About the author
Nicole Sobon is the author of The Emile Reed Chronicles (YA Science Fiction), the Outbreak duology, Collide (NA Romance), and more!

Collide | Review

Title: Collide
Series: The Collide Series #1
Author: Nicole Sobon
Pages: 91 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Rating: 

Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours and Inkspell Publishing!

Collide is the first book in The Collide Series and tells the story of Gemma and Ben. Gemma and Ben have been friends for such a long time, but they are falling for each other. They have even been in love with each other for such a long time but Gemma always thought that Ben didn’t feel the same way about her, that he saw her as just a friend…

Collide is such a beautiful and short book. I read it in one sitting and I enjoyed every page of it. The story is really fast paced and you can totally relate to it.

Gemma is a very anxious and socially awkward, and I’m totally like her. The book begins with Gemma and Ben going out and Gemma totally doesn’t want to because she’s rather at home with a book and she says that ‘As much as I wanted to be social, being around people tended to make everything worse.’ And that’s so me, so I really loved that I could relate to Gemma.

When I read about Ben, I immediately thought of my boyfriend. Before my boyfriend and I were together, we were best friends and he was in love with another girl. I always hated that other girl even though she didn’t do anything wrong, but I was always a good friend that helped him get the girl. My boyfriend is just like Ben, the one who saved me from my unhappiness, like Ben saved Gemma from her brother’s death.

I really loved Gemma and Ben and I cannot wait to continue this series because of that ending… Give me book 2 already!!!

February 15, 2018

Aversion | Review

Title: Aversion
Series: The Mentalist Series #1
Author: Kenechi Udogu
Pages: 133 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: 

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kenechi Udogu!

Aversion tells the story of Gemma Green who is one of the only female Averters – someone who can put a thought into someone’s mind in order to change their future. Gemma has the task of stopping Russ from going to a party by car because otherwise he’ll kill his friend. Everything went okay until she also put the thought of quitting smoking in his mind… The next day Russ talks to Gemma for the first time, so something must’ve gone wrong, right?

I really like the Averters and Progressive Empaths and their abilities. Gemma always thought she was the only female Averter, but there are actually more female Averters like her and they are called Progressive Empaths. The Progressive Empaths have more abilities than Averters. You also have Sentient Twins in this story. A Sentient Twin is a person you are drawn to, someone you will always find no matter where you are.

I love the world of Aversion because it's so unique and interesting. The thought of being a guardian angel by controlling someone's mind is so original!

I have read this book once in 2013 and I devoured and loved it again in 2018. Aversion is definitely something interesting and unique! Make sure to check out next week’s review because I will review the sequel, Sentient, as well! 

February 14, 2018

Bloom | Cover reveal

Title: Bloom
Series: The Order Series #1
Author: Nikki Rae
Release date: 28 February 2018

Synopsis
Given to The Grimm Order as an infant, Fawn was raised in a world shaped by the rich and powerful. When she was sold at the age of nine to a Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”, where those who know nothing about the Order live. Living with the cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and abuse for those they own. 
Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned, Fawn goes from golden girl to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she isn’t Owned again.
It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape. 
Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him.




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Author bio
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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Excerpt
“Fawn,” he said suddenly, his voice soft but still making me jump in my seat. “Were they out of flower names?” he asked, a smile in his voice.

He let on that he knew about the inner-workings of the actual Compound more than my last Owner. Then again, my last one only cared about one thing. He didn't play these mind games this guy seemed to like.

Master Lyon sighed, convinced I wouldn't answer, but for some reason I couldn't keep my mouth shut.

“I was one of the originals at the California Compound.” I hesitated almost too long before I brought my eyes back to his face. He was staring, waiting for me to say more. “We all had animal names,” I said, trying and failing to hide the disgust in my voice.

“Fawn,” he said. “With those eyes?”

 I blinked, wondering what he meant.

“They’re so large and expressive,” he explained. “You’re more of a Doe to me.”

So this would be my new name? Not Dog or Whore, but Doe?

He smiled like I’d said something funny but I wasn't joking. “Do you not like it?”
I didn't know why he cared if I did or did not like something. It shouldn't matter to him. I didn't like any of this and it was obvious. He was asking to toy with me, get me to talk. I was done talking. I bit the inside of my cheek to keep the words from spilling out.