You guys Happy Holidays! I am so very excited! I love Christmas so much. I generally love holidays, but Christmas is the bomb! You have lots of food, candy, presents, lights, trees, fat bearded men dressed jolly-looking in red suits and a big reunion with your family! Doesn't get better than that. Anyway this was a quick post to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fabulous holiday and prosperous New Year to come!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Release Date: December 7, 2013
Publisher: Rebecca Berto
Series: Kalli #1
Characters: Kalli Perkins, Nate, Scout
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Give Me Books bLOG
Buy the Book: Amazon
Synopsis: At nineteen, Kalli Perkins has never been in love and doesn’t ever intend to be. She has her issues handled. She’s managed to keep the secret of what happened to her nine years ago from her mother, although her mother’s usually high anyway and barely notices Kalli or her little brothers.
One night at a party, Kalli makes a bet with her friend, Nate, that could change everything. But she didn’t count on him. Nate’s very capable of satisfying her, not only under her clothes, but in her heart, too.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
My Review: This was not what I expected but kind of yes. Some parts I did expect, but then not really. Kalli and Nate have been very good friends for years, since they were kids actually. Nate and is not one of those guys you just hook up with. he's a relationship kinda guy. Kalli is one crazy, crazy chick. She's all for the thrill and my God she's such a hornball! She was raped as a child, by her mother's boyfriend at the time. Because of that she has this thing where she feels panicked when locked in a room alone with a man. So, basically she gets some sick thrill on having sex being almost caught. It's crazy! But Kalli is a very complex character and I love Berto for it. Even though she's this wild child and crazy party animal, she's very ... good. I don't know, it's strange, I guess. We all have ways of making ourselves de-stress and feel better and partying and fucking are her way. Her mother is addicted to drugs and drinks all the time. She's the one who's always looking afer her twin baby brothers and also her mother.(Her mother was a whole other huge case.) She's just a good person, sure she has her pretty big flaws, but really Ithink it's just her wayof coping with everything.
Nate is an all around great guy. From the beginning they have this huge chemistry that's so palpable. Kalli is not used to this. She's used to just fucking and being thrilled by sex and exposure and all tose wild, naughty things, but with Nate it's different. At first she's just blocking out the way she feels, because it's different and she's afaraid of acknowledging it all and worse, acting on it. Things get pretty steamy between them and Nate wants more, but she treats it like some mindless hook-up and that's when things gets sticky.
I adored Nate because he was just an awesome guy and he was good andit was so cute how he got so embarrassed and mortified whenever Kalli was blunt about sex. But then really, he has his wild side as well and he'sjust the perfect guy for Kalli.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction. Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their doggy.
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Release Date: November 18, 2013
Publisher: Indie Inked
Series: The Kiss Off #2
Characters: Poppy, Ty
Age Group: Mature
Source: YA Reads
Buy the Book: Amazon
Synopsis: Warning: Sexual References, occasional coarse language.
Teen Youtube song writing sensation Poppy Douglas's lead singer boyfriend Ty's been criss-crossing the country and living it up on tour for months while Poppy has been stuck in the boring suburbs, finishing out the school year.
But it's Summer now, and the best thing just happened: Poppy's royalties for writing the hit song The Kiss Off just came in. She's minted, and she knows just what she's going to blow it on.
Ty's band Academy of Lies are headlining a summer music festival, and Poppy is taking her girlfriends along for the best weekend of their lives. It's all organized: the weekend is going to be full of camping under the stars, backstage passes, VIP rooms and partying like rock stars, not to mention some long awaited one-on-one time with America's favorite front man.
Except, when someone drops out of the trip and Poppy takes the opportunity to mend a broken friendship, it doesn't quite go according to plan. And when she meets her boyfriend's BFF from another band, the paparazzi form their own totally wrong conclusions. There's also the matter of Ty's 'super fan' stalker, but the less said about her the better.
The biggest test of all comes in the form of an opportunity too good to pass up. But will insecurities and jealousy stand in Poppy's way? Can Poppy and Ty's relationship even survive it?
Life is about to get much more complicated for Poppy Douglas, but what can you expect when your boyfriend is a rock star?
My Review: First I want to say that I was supposed to post this as part of the Blog Tour last week. Unfortunately my computer had some dumbass glitch and it has been impossible for me to post it until now. I want to apologize to everyone that organized the tour and the author because I missed my date. I never do this, it's never happened before and I honestly feel terrible to let everyone down!
Again, I'm really sorry, but well... here is my review.
Okay, so I read The Kiss Off and I loved it. This sequel is just the freaking perfect sequel! I loved it sooo much! It was so fun and such a crazy ride. A lot of action; paps, catfights, breakups and all sorts of emotional wreckage. Also, it was a complete surprise for me that Poppy took Nikki! Then she has to take her cousin as a chaperon, ugh uncool. I love Poppy. Seriously, this girl is just the best, I swear she's my idol! No, she's not perfect, far from it. She makes a lot of mistakes, she can be selfish, and just completely irrational, but I loved that I feel like she could be me, or my best friend. A real person who makes rash decisions and can be blinded by jealousy or other things. I also love her attitude. Anyway, so yes you should totally read this because it is so good! It's great!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Billington is an Australian writer and editor who likes to write stories with love, laughs, suspense and zombies. Sometimes all in the same story. She writes predominantly light Young Adult fiction under her name, Sarah Billington, but if you're interested in something a bit darker and scarier she's got some of that for you too. Sarah loves a variety of random things, which include Swing Dancing, Ice Hockey, fly ball and is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation shows and channel E!. She has also become known as "the zombie girl" because of her fascination with all things zombie. She doesn't quite know how that happened, but she's going with it.
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