Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Blog Tour: Broken Edge (The Edge Series #3) by CD Reiss

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"Twisted and sexy, this story grabbed me from the VERY FIRST WORD and never let me go. 6 STARS!"  —Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

 

Broken Edge, the highly anticipated third installment to the “intensely sexy” and “mind-blowing” Edge Series by New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!

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You think you’d go far for love?
Think again.
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She really knows how to push a man.
She finds the cracks and she goes right for them. She’ll travel across the world just to break me apart, piece by piece, until every last secret is exposed and every weakness revealed.
I swear to God, I love her so much I’ll let her do it.
I’ll let her do anything.
But when she hurts herself to protect me?
That’s a line in the sand.

EDGE SERIES INTENSE

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About CD Reiss:
CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets. Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Book Blitz with Giveaway: The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski


Book info:
Title:  The Boyfriend Whisperer
Author:  Linda Budzinski
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: November 15th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Synopsis:
As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone when it comes to her own crush, Chris Broder. She and Chris have been best friends since the third grade, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s is a member of the opposite sex.
When pretty and popular cheerleader Lindsay LaRouche hires Lexi to whisper Chris, she has to decide whether to place her commitment to her company—and Chris’s happiness—before herself.


EXCERPT:

I crank up Mumford & Sons on my iPod and pull up the Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises files on my tablet. With Valentine’s ten days away, I need to plot out some big moves for my clients.

I start with Jolene. I watched Brendon staring at her this afternoon during the pep rally. He’s falling hard. No need to play it subtle. He likes spicy food, so Red Hots are an obvious choice, in a heart-shaped tin. What should the card say? Something super flirty. “Let’s heat it up on Valentine’s.” No … “spice it up.” I jot that down and move on to my next client.

Just as I’m picking out a sweet YouTube link I want her to send her BF-to-be, Coach Reilly pulls my earbud out and scares me half to death.

“Malloy! I’m talking to you. What are you working on?”

I slam my tablet shut. “What? Homework. Sorry. What do you need?”

She shoves my backpack to the floor and plops down beside me. “Let’s talk about tomorrow. We’re expecting scouts from all over. Rumor has it someone from U Conn might even turn up.”

She pauses as if to gauge my reaction, so I force a smile. “U Conn? Wow. That’s great.”

She leans in. “There’ll be a lot of buzz in that arena. Parents, coaches, other players. They’ll all be talking about the scouts and about you and your future. Here’s the thing: You need to ignore them.”

“Ignore them.”

“Exactly. You have one job tomorrow, and that’s to play the best game Alexis Malloy knows how to play. Run, pass, shoot, rebound. That’s it. The rest is static. Ignore the static.”

“Got it. Static.”

Coach furrows her brow. “You nervous?”

“Maybe a little.”

She pats my arm as she stands. “A little nervousness is good. You’ve got this, Malloy. You can do it.”

I smile and slump back into my seat. The fact is, I’m not at all nervous. I only said that so she wouldn’t launch into a lecture about being too cocky. She’s forever vacillating between warning me not to be too nervous and not to be too cocky, when in reality, I’m neither. The truth is, when it comes to college scouts, I just wish they’d leave me alone.

Author Bio:
My young adult novels, EM & EM (2015) and THE FUNERAL SINGER (2013), were both published by Swoon Romance YA. My upcoming novel, THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER, scheduled for publication in fall of 2016 by Swoon, received the Romance Writers of America Young Adult Chapter’s 2015 Rosemary Award and the Virginia Chapter’s 2015 Fool for Love Award.
I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, Joe, and our feisty chihuahua, Demitria (also known as Dee Dee, The Puppy, and Killer). I’m a sucker for romance and reality TV and have been known to turn off my phone’s ringer when watching “The Bachelor.”
My favorite flower is the daisy, my favorite food is chocolate, and my favorite song is “Amazing Grace.”
When I’m not writing, I work in nonprofit management. I’m represented by the amazing Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Blog Tour Author Interview with Giveaway: If You Love Me, I'm Yours by Lizzie Chantree @rararesources


Book info:
TitleIf You Love Me, I'm Yours
Author:  Lizzie Chantree
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance,
Release Date:  July 9th, 2018
Publisher:  Crooked Cat Books

Synopsis:
If you love me, I’m yours.

‘If you love me, I’m yours…’



Maud didn’t mind being boring, not really. She had a sensible job, clothes, and love life… if you counted an overbearing ex who had thanked her, rolled over and was snoring before she even realised he’d begun! She could tolerate not fulfilling her dreams, if her parents would pay her one compliment about the only thing she was passionate about in life: her art.



Dot should have fit in with her flamboyant and slightly eccentric family of talented artists, but somehow, she was an anomaly who couldn’t paint. She tried hard to be part of their world by becoming an art agent extraordinaire, but she dreamed of finding her own voice.



Dot’s brother Nate, a smoulderingly sexy and famous artist, was adored by everyone. His creative talent left them in awe of his ability to capture such passion on canvas. Women worshipped him, and even Dot’s friend Maud flushed and bumped into things when he walked into a room, but a tragic event in his past had left him emotionally and physically scarred, and reluctant to face the world again.



Someone was leaving exquisite little paintings on park benches, with a tag saying, ‘If you love me, I’m yours’. The art was so fresh and cutting-edge, that it generated a media frenzy and a scramble to discover where the mystery artist could be hiding. The revelation of who the prodigious artist was interlinked Maud, Dot and Nate’s lives forever, but their worlds came crashing down. 



Were bonds of friendship, love and loyalty strong enough to withstand fame, success and scandal?



Author Interview:
1.  What does your writing process look like? Do you know the whole story when you start?  Or do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)?  If you plan it out, how do you do that?  Outline, notecards, post-it-notes, etc.? 



Hi Lisa. I have an idea of the complete story before I begin. Then I start writing. After a few pages, I take a step back and roughly outline the chapters. After that, I just sit down and write. It’s very exciting as I feel like I’m reading the story as I’m writing it. I always write my books by hand in A4 green writing books and then type them onto my computer. It is a bit laborious, but I really enjoy the creativity of putting pen to paper.





2. Are you part of a writers group that gets together and helps each other with their writing?



I’m not part of a local writer’s group, but I am a member of a book club called RRBC which is full of authors and readers who are really supportive. I’m also a member of the Romantic Novelists Association. There are so many wonderful writers there and they are always open to helping other authors.



3.  How do you come up with your ideas for your stories?



I have been running my own businesses from the age of 17, so I use my experience from that. All of my books are about women who run very unusual businesses. They are about women who sometimes lack self-confidence, but learn more about themselves as the story unfolds. Sometimes I will be drinking coffee in a café (this happens a lot and usually involves cake) and I will see someone walking down a street and it inspires a story though!



4.  What tips do you have for aspiring writers?



Don’t give up! You can’t edit a blank page. Get those words onto paper and be kind to yourself. Marketing is not as scary as it first seems. It can be enjoyable if you let it. Also, take time on your author branding. Make sure that your message is the same across all of your marketing platforms, so that readers can identify with your style of writing.



5.  What are your favorite:

Books/authors/genres : Book: The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien.   Authors: Sophie Kinsella, Lisa Jewell.  Genres: Romance.

Movies/TV Shows : Movies: Marvel. RomCom.   TV shows: I adore reality T.V! Don’t tell my husband J

Music: I really enjoy soul music and jazz, but also like current pop music.

Food/Writing snack: Fajitas.  Cake!

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Author Bio

Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. 






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Two Adult Contemporary Romance Mini-Reviews

Still catching up!  For a change though, I've actually got two physical copies of books I've read to share.

Infraction (Players Game #2) by Rachel Van Dyken:
Genre:  Sports romance
Published:  January 9th, 2018
Source:  Won physical copy of book on Facebook giveaway which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  4 stars

When I picked this book up one night before bed, it was so good that I had to force myself to put it down and get sleep for work the next day.  I took it on my vacation to Branson the following week, and often stayed up later reading it there as well.   This definitely works as a standalone, because I hadn't read the first book in the series, and didn't need to have read it in order to enjoy this story.  However, I now want to go back and read the first one, because of getting to meet those characters in this story.  I also am going to be ready to read the next book, as I assume it will be Kinsey's brother who takes center stage in that one.  This was a sweet, quick read, with a few steamy parts.  I look forward to getting to meet this author next weekend at Book Bonanza.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken proves that everyone scores to win. But off the field, a fumble can change the entire game.

Pro footballer Miller Quinton would do anything for his best friend and teammate—including “fake dating” his friend’s sister. What no one knows is that seven months ago in Vegas, Miller and Kinsey did a whole lot more than just kiss. Miller knows that this cheerleader is off-limits to him and any guy on the team. Still, he can’t stop himself.

Kinsey’s whole world is on the verge of crumbling. Her dad has cancer. Her overprotective brother is falling apart. Dating Miller may be a fake-out, but he’s the one guy who can make her forget about everything—including all the reasons she stayed away from football players. With each heated moment, Miller feels more like a safe place…even though he’s not safe at all.

Now temptation is testing every rule in the game of love. But how long can they go on playing when winning is a harder goal than either of them imagined?


Misadventures on the Night Shift (Misadventures #5) by Lauren Rowe:
Genre:  Rock star romance
Published:  November 7th, 2017
Source:  Purchased physical copy
My rating:  4 stars

I love a good rock star romance, and this one had the makings to be a little bit original, which it definitely was.  It took a turn quite quickly, not going down the path I'd expected, but in a good way.  As I said, definitely an original story.  The sex scenes were quite spicy, and I liked just how honest Abby was.  This was my first book by Lauren Rowe, but I am sure I'll be back to read more.  The ending was also quite a good one.  Totally felt the bit of if you love something, set it free.  And if it loves you, it will come back, and their love totally worked that way.  A sexy, quick read.  I want to point out that while this is part of a series, each book in the series is completely different characters that have nothing to do with any other book.  Not only that, but almost every single book is written by a different author, while there may be a few by the same author, but again, all standalones.  Which works well for me, as some of the stories don't sound like ones I'd enjoy at all, so this way I won't feel bad about skipping those.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy-rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas's erotic games. 
But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she's dead wrong.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Blog Tour Review: Here Comes the Best Man (Nashville Connections) by Angela Britnell @rararesources


Book info:
TitleHere Comes the Best Man
Author:  Angela Britnell
SeriesNashville Connections
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance
Release Date:  July 10th, 2018
Publisher:  Choc Lit
Source:  E-galley from publisher and Rachel's Random Resources which did not affect my opinion in any way
My rating:  3 stars

Synopsis:
 
Here Comes the Best Man

Being the best man is a lot to live up to …

When troubled army veteran and musician Josh Robertson returns home to Nashville to be the best man at his younger brother Chad’s wedding he’s just sure that he’s going to mess it all up somehow.

But when it becomes clear that the wedding might not be going to plan, it’s up to Josh and fellow guest Louise Giles to make sure that Chad and his wife-to-be Maggie get their perfect day.

Can Josh be the best man his brother needs? And is there somebody else who is beginning to realise that Josh could be her ‘best man’ too?

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My Review:
There were a lot of sweet moments and funny bits to this story.  Josh's brother Chad, the groom in this story, had a lot of great moments with his brother, you could definitely see the family relationship with them.  Louise's elderly employer also was a hoot, had to love that she wanted to go visit some honky-tonks to fit in to the south where the wedding was taking place, and all the other things her British-ness made her want to experience.  Louise and Maggie, the bride-to-be, also had a fun relationship that made for some good parts in the story.  Towards the end of the story, about three-quarters of the way through, I was able to slip into the story and enjoy it a bit more.  Unfortunately it was kind of hard to get into.  I feel like there was a lot of extra things added in, and sometimes the dialogue or scenes between Josh and Louise felt kind of stilted or awkward.  It made it harder for me to connect and fall into their burgeoning relationship because of that.  Not sure where this fits within the Nashville Connection series, but as this is the only one I've read, there seemed to be a lot of characters to keep straight, and that was hard to do.  Some of them seemed kind of similar, so again, that made it harder for me to get into.  It was a standalone, but I'm guessing that if I'd read the other, I might not have had so much trouble with keeping them all straight.  Also, if you have followed me and read my other romance reviews, you might guess that when this book did the whole fade to black right as the sex scene was really getting going, I was disappointed.  However that may be your cup of tea, and so this might be the perfect story for you.  

I'd recommend for anyone who enjoys a sweet romance, with a bit of drama in the back-story.  You've got a very dedicated man, Josh, who once he decides what he wants, he pretty much goes after Louise, and there is no chance of him cheating on her or treating her wrong.  Louise has her own issues, most of which are dealt with, although that was another part of the story that sometimes felt like it was added on, and took away from me just being in the story. 

Author Bio

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she's visited or lived on her extensive travels. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband she's a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years she’s published over 20 novels and several short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.



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Christmas in July Giveaway Hop 2018 (INT)



I haven't participated in many giveaways lately, so decided to jump into one for the 2nd half of the year.  Since the theme of this is Christmas in July, I'm going to treat the prize like my family treats Christmas.  We give each other lists of ideas.  So I'm going to ask for your first entry in the rafflecopter below that you leave a comment on this post with three books you'd be interested in winning.  They need to be less than $15 each, and available from The Book Depository.  I am going to ship from there, because there is free worldwide shipping.  Then once I pick the winner, I'll get all their mailing info, and surprise them with one of their three choices.  Sound fun?  Well, you can enter below!  Once you've finished my giveaway entries, then you should hop along to the other sites in the Linky below that for more fun prizes!


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Friday, July 13, 2018

Blog Tour Author Interview with Giveaway: The Supervillain and Me (Morriston Superheroes #1) by Danielle Banas


Book info:
Title:  The Supervillain and Me
Author:  Danielle Banas
SeriesMorriston Superheroes #1
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 10th, 2018
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Young Adult
Synopsis:
As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well… super.
Never trust a guy in spandex.
In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees―they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.
That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.
After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes.

Author Interview:

1.  What does your writing process look like? Do you know the whole story when you start?  Or do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)?  If you plan it out, how do you do that?  Outline, notecards, post-it-notes, etc.? 
The majority of my planning happens on the notes app on my phone – and let it be known that even though I’m a pretty organized person in all other areas of my life, my writing notes are a total mess. I basically just jot down whatever comes to mind, and for some reason it seems like half of that stuff always comes to mind while I’m in the shower and have no access to my phone – so then I’m stuck trying to memorize entire scenes of dialogue until I shut the water off. I’m naturally a pantser, but I’m trying to get better at outlining. Actually, the last outline I made was over four thousand words and had fancy chapter headings and concise bullet points and the whole nine yards. I was pretty proud of that one. But for The Supervillain and Me, I barely outlined at all. I typed up some character bios and picked out everyone’s superhero names and then I just went for it. I had a vague idea what I wanted to do for the first half of the story, but then I reached the second half and was like, “Crap. Now what?” So then I actually had to outline a little bit. Funny enough, I still have that (very messy) outline saved on my laptop.

2. Are you part of a writers group that gets together and helps each other with their writing?
I’m not part of an official writers group, however, I did have The Supervillain and Me available to read online for about two and a half years before it got picked up by my publisher, and the feedback that I received from some of my early readers really helped shape the second and third drafts of the story. I would read a lot of comments about what people were liking and disliking, and I could really tell what types of scenes made them the most excited (hint: there was usually flirty/witty banter or kissing involved). Sometimes I would even read random comments that had very little to do with my story, but they would give me an idea for a scene to add in a later chapter that I know I never would have thought of by myself. I always say that this book wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t posted the first draft online four years ago, and it’s so true.

3. What tips do you have for aspiring writers?
Just get the words on the page. It doesn’t matter if they’re perfect or not (spoiler alert: they won’t be perfect), but just get them out of your head. You can always make them better later. Also, just write what you want to write. Don’t worry about whether or not it’s considered “trendy” or might be trendy in the future. If you want to write about a time-traveling milkman, then write about a time-traveling milkman. Or an alien that joins the cast of a reality show. (I would actually read that book if you wrote it.) But my point is write whatever inspires you. There are people out there who will love it as much as you do.

4.  So, with the theme of your story I have to ask, DC or Marvel?   Who is your favorite superhero?  Or your favorite villain?  Favorite superhero movie?
Oh goody. This is the part of the interview where I get to rant about my deep, passionate love for Spider-Man. So if it’s not obvious, Marvel for the win. The Spider-Man movies with Tobey Maguire were the first superhero movies I ever saw as a kid, so that’s probably where my obsession started, but it really grew when I saw the Andrew Garfield films. I just find Peter Parker so dang relatable. Most other superheroes in movies are adults, but Peter is this nerdy school kid, and I was such a dork when I was in school. Such a dork. So to me, Spider-Man really reinforces the concept that literally anyone can be a hero, which is something that I really tried to focus on in my book as well. And if I can rant for just a little bit longer, Tobey and Andrew are great, but Tom Holland is where it’s at, my friends. Homecoming is my favorite Spider-Man film by far, not only because of Tom, but also because Michael Keaton was such an amazing Vulture. Actually, Michael Keaton could play a lamp post and I would love it. He and I are from the same town, but I’ve never met him. My dad even grew up in the house that Michael Keaton’s family used to own back in the day, so I feel like I have this weird Michael Keaton/Batman connection. Maybe I was always destined to write a book about superheroes. But with that said, I’ll stop fangirling now. I’m so sorry you had to endure that.

Author Bio:
Danielle Banas, a Pittsburgh native, earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University. After years spent dreaming up characters instead of paying attention in class, Danielle joined the storytelling platform Wattpad, where her work has received millions of views online. When she isn’t writing, she can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Walt Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME is her debut novel.
Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @daniellebanas

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Cover Reveal: Frostbite (BearPaw Resort #3) by Cambria Hebert


Frostbite
Cambria Hebert
(BearPaw Resort, #3)
Publication date: August 3rd, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
What if we lose everything?
It was a question that had haunted me even after I spoke it aloud.
Turns out one loss—one profound loss—is enough to put everything else at stake.
What a house of cards life can be. How easily everything ices over.
We’ve survived an avalanche, made it through a blizzard, but now a chill has set in. A cold so deep it reaches beyond bone.
The end of the storm provided a new beginning, but we can’t start over while we’re still frozen in the past.
How can I face a man who’s lost so much because of me? How can he face me?
This powerful secret between us grows with every breath I take. Will it pull us closer or sever a bond I once thought unbreakable?
The threat to my life is gone. Yet I’m still terrified.
Cold has laid claim to Liam. Whenever we touch, the bite of frost nips at my heart.
His obsession for revenge grows, hurling him further from me and closer to the frostbite taking over.


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Author Bio:
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.
Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).
Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.
Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Book Announcement: The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd

The Brightest Stars, a beautiful and gripping novel from New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Anna Todd, is coming September 18th!

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International bestselling author Anna Todd returns with a gripping novel about a young woman's journey towards love, and the obstacles life throws up at every turn.

Karina knows the harsh realities of military life. And like anyone who has grown up around an army base, she knows the background noise that follows a soldier home from war. That's why she's forging her own quiet life in her own little house. But she hasn't turned her back on her family. She's the glue that holds them together--when her father is deployed, when her brother, Austin, has another brush with the law.

Karina knows that she has to look after herself, that she can't always fix what's broken. But when Austin's behavior worsens and her father's reactions grow more extreme, Karina feels her own edges beginning to fray. That's when she meets him--a closed book she's desperate to open.

At just twenty, Kael is a handsome, brooding soldier struggling with the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. He's emotionally damaged and closed off. Quiet doesn't begin to describe him. But as Karina gets used to his stable presence, she finds it hard to ignore the way he makes her feel. In their time together, she finds the stillness she has always wanted and never found. She lets down her guard. And she lets herself fill in the blanks about this mysterious man.

But illusions quickly made are quickly shattered. That's when Karina has to find her own courage--to untangle the truth from the lies, and decide what she's going to do about it.

A riveting story about love and lies, THE BRIGHTEST STARS will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.

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About Anna:
  Anna  Todd  is the  New York Times  and #1 internationally bestselling author of the After series.  An avid reader, Anna began writing stories on her phone on Wattpad, the reading and writing multi platform for original stories, with  After  becoming the most read series on the platform with over 1.5 billion reads.  The print edition published in 2014. AFTER has been published in over 30 languages, with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide, and is a #1 bestseller in Italy, Germany, France and Spain.    The film adaptation of AFTER, which Anna is co-producing, is set to be released in early 2019. Anna  and her husband currently live in Los Angeles.    Find her at AnnaTodd.com, on Twitter at @imaginator1d, on Instagram at @imaginator1d, and on Wattpad as Imaginator1D. 
  
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