Saturday, December 15, 2012

Out of Reach Blog Stop

A HUGE Thank You To Carrie Arcos and Jean Book Nerd for making this tour possible!

Carrie Arcos lives in Los Angeles with her family. She writes young adult literature and is an adjunct professor. You can find more about her at


How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.

Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home. Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger. 

With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home

REVIEW : love. This book really gets down to the nitty gritty of real life. I could not have been more impressed by this book, the characters are so real by the end you feel like they're your best friends, and you feel like you know California too.

Rachel is strong. She has mad some mistakes but who hasn't but that doesn't stop her by going out and looking for her brother. This journey she sets out on with Tyler just breaks your heart, you see everything through her eyes, and you feel pulled right into the scenes and everything she is seeing. I loved how she was hopeful but not overly so, she just wants her big brother back and it will be tough to not always get what you want.

Add in Tyler and he is making her jumpy, not so much in a bad way but she is seeing him in a new light and that is the last thing she needs or is it? She is in this with him for better or worse, and some of the things that happen along the way makes light of a serious thing, there are times you just are like LOOK AT HIM! Just laughing with some of the things she says and does, she is quite a trooper and is learning some tough life lessons but she is not giving up hope along with the search.

In the end, you have a few more questions then answers and you just hope there is more to Micah's story, along with Tyler and Rachel's. This author wrote about addiction, and real life and got the right emotions perfectly. I would recommend this to everyone who wants something real.

Dream Cast for Rachel : Hailee Steinfield


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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Glow in the Dark Blog Stop

Determined to be out from under her mother’s ruling and away from a no-good soon-to-be ex-boyfriend, Corey Nolan exercises her independence. With a place to call her own and a job that doesn’t pay well but makes her happy, her life is full and her young daughter is content. There is no room for distractions, until she meets a local firefighter—who stirs an immediate forbidden attraction. In need of control, she tries to ignore Jake Gilroy, but circumstances bring her closer to him when someone is hell-bent on destroying her. Dutiful playboy Jake is known as the smoking hot fireman. The first time he sets eyes on Corey, he knows he wants her. But when threats and strange occurrences start to happen, he finds the need to protect her and give more than he’s ever given any other woman.

Jake slid his fingers down her arm and across her wrist. A spark lit through her. She gasped and her gaze locked with his. She made no attempt to draw away. Corey couldn’t…she didn’t want to.
“How is it?” He glanced at her scraped and bruised elbow.
Coming out of the trance, she lifted her arm and showed him the slight injury. “Oh, it’s fine.”
“I would have been over sooner, but the other guys got you, and I didn’t want you to be overwhelmed.”
Corey couldn’t conjure up a response. What he said, and how he said it, turned her knees to jelly. She felt like the high school girl who was just noticed by the popular jock. She couldn’t stop staring at his soft, dark brown eyes, even though a sensible voice in her head told her to just walk away and forget him.
“I’m very sorry. But I really have to go.” She peeked around his massive chest to the men beyond. “It was so nice meeting you guys,” she called over, waving. She turned to pick up her bike, then pushed it along and hopped on.
“Stop by anytime,” she heard Jake yell behind her.
She smiled but didn’t turn around. Glancing at her watch, she’d realized she was supposed to have started her first day of work eight minutes ago. Fear made her pedal faster.
She hoped she hadn’t lost the job already. But what if she did? How would she pay rent? How would she feed Molly?

Review : This book keeps you right on the edge of your seat! Keira keeps you guessing with every turn of the page!

You fall right in love with the characters, there is no way NOT to! There is many twists and turns that will make your head spin but you just have to keep reading. Corey is someone you can relate too, and you want to crawl through the pages to snuggle her up but not to worry Jake (swooning) will take care of it for us! Jake is a sexy, sweet, sometimes frustrating man, and we will all want to eat him up!

This was a great book, and I recommend this to everyone, there is suspense,romance and of course mystery!

About the Author:
Keira carries a vet assistance degree. Her love for animals is as great as her love of people. She gives a percentage of her personal book sale profits to the animal welfare league. Residing in a quiet suburb in the outskirts Chicago with her husband and daughter she spends any spare time she has working with her cats Scamper and Sawyer, to achieve total world domination, one red velvet cake at a time. Her passions include Reading, Writing, Football, Comic Books and Family.

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