Thursday, 24 April 2014

Want an English Lesson from Karina Halle? Here's your chance to win!

Want an English Lesson from Karina Halle? Here's your chance to win!

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Title: Love, In English

Author: Karina Halle

Release Date: April 20th, 2014
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Synopsis
He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three. He speaks Spanish. I speak English. He lives in Spain. I live in Canada. He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos. He’s married and has a five-year old daughter. I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything. Until now.Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth. *** To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love. Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more. Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time. Something that can never, ever be. Or so she thinks.
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About the Author
KarinaWith her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.
Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup. Facebook | Goodreads | Karina's Website | Twitter
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Excerpt
Mateo suddenly grabbed my hand. He took me to the side of the road and lifted up the top wire of a fence, about to lead me through it. I stepped under, careful not to trip, and we walked, hand in hand, across a golden field of tall grass and brilliant wildflowers. In the distance was a picturesque oak tree, its shimmering green canopy leaning over the tawny ground. We went over to the tree, the grass tickling my bare legs as I held up my skirt and stood at the edge of the shade, looking at the field, at Mateo. The grass and the flowers practically swallowed the trunk of the tree, and there wasn’t really a clear area to even sit. “Not really the best tree to have a nap under,” I said. He shrugged, the sunlight dappled on him through the leaves above. “It looked better from far away.” He was still holding my hand. As if we both noticed this at the same time, he went and grabbed my other hand and squeezed both. He dipped his chin and gazed intently at me. Whatever polite fa├žade we were demonstrating a few moments ago was quickly disappearing. I could feel the change between us, the tension growing thicker, calling attention to it, to us. To what we were and what was unresolved. It called attention to everything. And each moment that Mateo held onto me with his strong hands, every second that his deep eyes bore into mine, seeking and searching, the tension intensified. “Vera.” He said my name like silk and I knew I would never grow tired of hearing it. I looked down, unable to bear the impassioned look on his face. “I never got a chance last night to tell you how I feel.” The cicadas chirped, matching the rhythm of my skipping heart. A light breeze blew past, tousling his hair. “I know.” I swallowed thickly. I took in a deep breath, trying to steady myself. “And I’m afraid to hear it.” “Why?” he asked. “Because you don’t feel the same way?” I looked up to see pain pinched on his brow as his eyes sought mine. “No,” I told him, mustering a scared smile. “Because I do.”

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Available for $0.99 from May 11 - May 25th.

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Fading by E.K. Blair
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Shattered Ties by KA Robinson
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Black Box by Cassia Leo

Black BoxBlack Box by Cassia Leo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Three fateful encounters... Two heart-breaking tragedies... One last chance to get it right.


Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush have crossed paths twice. Their first encounter changed Mikki's life forever, but the second left them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.


Now Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.


Crush has always channelled his blackest thoughts into his music. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he's never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he's never felt like his life had any purpose. until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.


When their paths cross yet again, neither has any idea who the other person is - until they begin to piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.


Cassia Leo is also the author of the Shattered Hearts series, comprising RelentlessPieces of You andBring Me Home, and the series spin-off novel Abandon (can be read as a standalone).



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“This black box is yours to keep, to stash your troubles away. Just lock it up and call my name and I'll be there always.” 
― Cassia LeoBlack Box
Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home). She is also the author of the popular Luke and Chase series.

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My Review

This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review

Do you know when you just want to read a book that is completely different from the normal romances that you read.
Well this one was it for me.

The emotions that I went through reading this book from sadness, disgusted, heartbreaking to happiness, this book gave you all of them.

When I first started reading this book I really really didn't think that it would be this good.

We have both people Crush & Mikki that really didn't want to go on but they found each other 3 times that stopped them doing the unthinkable.

This book really makes you think and wonder is fate real, do we all have lives that are fated.

You really need to read this book, I want to thank Cassia Leo for writing such a heart feeling, heartwarming read.

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