Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Release Week Blitz: Chasing River by: K.A. Tucker

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for K.A. Tucker's CHASING RIVER!! CHASING RIVER is a Suspenseful Romance novel, and the third novel in K.A. Tucker’s Burying Water Series, published by Atria books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster. CHASING RIVER is set to be released July 7, 2015!

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Armed with two years' worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude. Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn't let her die, but he also couldn’t risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Chasing her off would be the smart move. Maybe it's because he saved her life, or maybe it's because he's completely different from everything she's left behind, but Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone. And River isn't the kind of guy she'd want to catch.  

Excerpt:
I inhale sharply, the air hissing through my gritted teeth. I watch him lay the long cylindrical tube down in the grass with careful movements and dread washes over me.

Jesus, Aengus. You’ve gone too far this time.

Hopping to his feet, he snatches up the satchel and charges toward me, his cell phone in his palm, his head revolving as he scans the emptiness around us. I square my shoulders and brace myself for a collision with his temper, as swift and nasty as a black adder’s bite.

“Are you insane?” I bark when he’s within easy earshot.

The glint in his eyes—the color of an overripe avocado, beginning to rot—would suggest exactly that.

“You said no one would get hurt.”

“Do you see anyone around to get hurt?” he snarls, continuing past me, punching keys into his phone. “You’ve got exactly sixty seconds to get the fuck out of here, River.” He takes off at a light jog, not waiting to see if I’ll follow.

Because I always have.

Oh, fuck me. A current of adrenaline shoots through my core. I glance down at my watch. One minute. Less, now. Fifty-five seconds, give or take. The muscles in my thighs twitch, ready to tear after Aengus because there’s nothing else for me to do. But a lot can happen in just sixty seconds. My conscience keeps me grounded, my wild eyes scouring the paths around me for signs of life. A jogger bobs along in the distance, so far away that I can’t be sure whether it’s male or female. Otherwise, I see no one.

I glance at my watch again, my heartbeat doing double time with each second that passes. Only forty-five remain before I look damn guilty to whoever finds me here. Unless I rat out Aengus— which will never happen—I’m as good as locked up for this.

I need to run.

Except . . . that perimeter set isn’t wide enough. If someone should come around the bend, cut across the field . . . But what can I do, really?

Thirty seconds. Beads of sweat trickle down my back. I need to get the hell out of here. Now.

I turn, intent on going back the way I came. But movement catches my eye and my stomach drops as I watch the very thing I just feared unravel before my eyes. A girl runs through the field, her attention alternating between her wrist and the unfolded map within her grip, her brow pulled tight with worry.

She’s clearly a tourist.

She’s clearly late for something.

And she’s heading directly into the blast radius of the pipe bomb that’s about to explode.

I’m out of time. I don’t have a choice.

I run. As fast as my legs can carry me, I run.
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And don’t forget BURYING WATER and BECOMING RAIN, the first two books in this thrilling series…

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Becoming Rain

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Author PhotoAbout K.A. Tucker: 
 Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.               

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Review: Chasing River (Burying Water #3) by: K.A. Tucker

Release Date: July 7, 2015
 from Atria Books
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Armed with two years' worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude.

Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn't let her die, but he also couldn't risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Chasing her off would be the smart move.

Maybe it's because he saved her life, or maybe it's because he's completely different from everything she's left behind, but Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone.

And River isn't the kind of guy she'd want to catch."

My Thoughts:

Oh man… I loved this book hard. When I read Burying Water, I fell in love with the characters and the way the story was told… but then I read Chasing River and well this easily became my new favorite of the series. Every single element of this story worked for me. From the location to the writing to the characters, I was hooked.

I was so nervous about Amber going into this one. I just was not her biggest fan in Burying Water. She just grated on my nerves and the way she viewed things drove me nuts, but once I got her story and got inside her head, I loved her. She is so brave taking this trip and I’m not gonna lie, she was sensible and I could really relate to the sensible side of her. She grew up so much over the course of the book and I loved watching her find herself.

Then we have River and I fell so hard for River! He was amazing and I loved him. He was so charming and sweet and a genuinely good guy. He is fiercely loyal to his family and he doesn’t hesitate to do the right thing or put himself in danger for others. I have so much I want to say, but at the same time I don’t know how to say it. I can’t even pinpoint exactly why I fell so hard for River; I just think it was everything about him. Whatever it was, he is my new favorite and I loved him and I want a River.

A big draw for me with Chasing River was the Ireland aspect. I want to go there in the worst way and I truly hope I get there someday. Honestly, there is no other place on this Earth I want to visit more than I want to visit Ireland. The history and the land and everything just pull me in. There are so many things I want to see and do and I loved that I was able to visit Ireland through the pages of this book for a while. I also loved Amber’s bucket list for her trip around the world. That was a great addition to the story and I loved a certain addition to the list. 

I also fell hard for the secondary characters. It was so wonderful getting little glimpses of Alex and Jesse once again, and the mentions of Luke were nice too, especially knowing how everything turns out for him. And I came to love Ivy and cannot wait for her book! Surviving Ice is going to be great! But the character who stole the show for me was River’s brother Rowen! I adored him to bits and pieces and I want him to have a book in the worst way! Please make this happen! *gets down on knees and begs*

Chasing River was a great read and I know I’ll be thinking about River and Amber for days to come. This is definitely one I can see myself re-reading again and again. 


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Just Couldn't Put It Down Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Just Couldn't Put It Down Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books. I am giving away a copy of Midnight Captive. This book was addictive and I adored it! 


Details:
-one winner will win a kindle copy of Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy
-giveaway is open to anyone who can accept kindle books
-must be 18 years of age to enter
-winner will be chosen at random via rafflecopter and contacted via email
-winner will have 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #152: One King's Way by: Samantha Young

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street returns to the bar where it all began with Braden and Joss for a white-hot new novella full of passion and drama.

When he’s not working at the club, Craig Lanaghan looks out for his mother and little sisters. So when it comes to women, all he wants is a good time. But once Rain Alexander walks into his life, there’s no denying that this woman could be worth much more than a one-night stand….

Rain’s lifelong regret is having left her sister Darcy alone years ago with a guardian who turned out to be abusive. So when Darcy’s boyfriend publicly humiliates her in a cruel way, Rain’s overprotective instincts kick in and she follows him to Club 39—where she meets a guy who just might be her perfect match.

The chemistry between Rain and Craig is explosive, but Rain is out for revenge, and refuses to be sidetracked by flirtation. As things between them heat up, she’ll have to make a heartbreaking choice between giving in to the man of her dreams or putting her sister’s happiness first…."


I adore this series! So much that if it never ended, I would be perfectly happy.


One King's Way will be released on November 3, 2015.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Read So Far In 2015


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

These lists are always so hard! It's been a good year in books. There is no particular order here.



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