Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Release Day!!
Push by Claire Wallis

It's Release Day!!
This is a unique NA book that you shouldn't miss out on. MrsNorthman and MrsAlcide loved this book. Check out their reviews, an excerpt and the playlist below.

I feel like I am wrapped in a cyclone. Everything is whirling around me, drawing the air out of my lungs and filling me with the best kind of turmoil. Every time his tongue slides against mine, a prickle in my gut tells me how right we are together. How much I need David. How much I need us.

I hope the cyclone never stops.

Emma Searfoss has spent a lifetime trying to escape her abusive stepfather. It's why she moved far away from home. It's why she's kept no ties with her remaining family. And it's why she's got a major rage problem. When her neighbor shows up to fix the kitchen in her new apartment, his enigmatic charm calms the fire in her. David is cool and collected, and he makes Emma feel safe for the first time ever. But David has his own chilling past—his six previous girlfriends have all disappeared without a trace. Emma's walking a dangerous line, but David's pull is intoxicating. And impossible to resist…

This is a new adult romance with mature content for readers 17 and up.


MrsNorthman's 5/5 Fangs Review:
I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It's been a few days since I finished and I still can't stop thinking about it.  This is a truly unique story.  Some parts are gritty, raw, and tragic, while others are swoon worthy and sweet. 

Emma is starting over. A new job and a new apartment in a new city.  Far away from her abusive step-dad and her older brothers that she wants nothing to do with.  She moved into her apartment under the agreement that her kitchen cabinets would be replaced.  When the handyman shows up he's not what she was expecting.  David is mysterious and sexy, someone she just can't resist.  She initiates a friends with benefits situation, but it isn't long before she has girlfriend status.  They've both been hurt and broken, but together they are a perfect fit.  It's such a strong connection they share.  I just loved their banter over text, which had me laughing and swooning.
"I guess we are pretty great together. For a couple of fucked-up creeps, anyway."
As David starts to reveal more about himself, Emma learns that he's been failed by the women in his past.  She doesn't learn the extent of his hurt until she is faced with proving her love to him. 

I found it impossible not to fall for David after seeing how he was with Emma. But, it was so sad and confusing to learn his secrets.  It was such a mix of emotions!  Days later, I still keep asking myself....why?!?!  I really wanted Emma to be the one to change David.  But, I'm going to have to wait for the next book to find out.  There is a HUGE cliffhanger.  I need the next book NOW!

MrsAlcide's 4.5/5 Fangs Review:
First, I want to say how ridiculously hard this book is to review. I had such a love/hate relationship with it that I don’t even know what to say.

All too often I read books that are pretty much the same: Boy and girl meet, they share some info about their past, something dramatic happens, they overcome it, they live happily ever after, blah blah blah… the end. I’m not complaing about those cookie cutter books. I LOVE those cookie cutter books. But Push is the exact opposite of that, and I loved it just as much.

Emma is finally alone and away from her awful past. Her abusive stepfather is miles away and can’t do anything to her anymore. She has a new apartment and that’s where she meets David, the guy that comes to fix her kitchen.

David is such an amazing and mysterious guy. I can understand why Emma couldn’t stay away from him. I instantly fell for his charm and just the way he treats Emma is great. We start finding out about his past and I just couldn’t believe it. I kept telling myself that David had to have an evil twin brother or something to explain this. The further I read the story I was so torn about him, hell I’m still torn about it!

These two characters were meant for each other. They were so different, but at the same time they fit together perfectly.
"There is something about us, Emma.  Something so... irrational.  It's almost absurd.  Last night was completely out of control.  I felt so out of control.  And that's what I hated the most."
I could not put this book down. Every chapter I learned something new and I couldn’t finish it fast enough. The writing was effortless and entertaining to read. This is a MUST read!!!

The Soundtrack of David and Emma

  • ‘Absolute Power’ – Tech N9ne
  • ‘Changing’ – The Airborne Toxic Event
  • ‘Lay Me Down’ – The Dirty Heads
  • ‘Whirring’ – The Joy Formidable
  • ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ – My Chemical Romance
  • ‘Na Na Na’ – My Chemical Romance
  • ‘Feel Good Inc.’ – Gorillaz
  • ‘Gold Guns Girls’ – Metric
  • ‘I Get It’ – Chevelle
  • ‘Naive’ – The Kooks
  • ‘Lost in Forever’ – P.O.D.
  • ‘Not Your Fault’ – AWOLNATION
  • ‘Feel It All’ – Feist
  • ‘Believe’ – The Bravery
  • ’12 Fingers’ – Young the Giant
  • ‘Forever’ – Youngblood Hawke
  • ‘Rootless’ – Youngblood Hawke
  • ‘45’ – Gaslight Anthem
  • ‘Save the World’ – Swedish House Mafia
  • ‘Panic Switch’ – Silversun Pickups
  • ’14 Arms’ – Crash Kings
  • ‘Time Bomb’ – Rancid
  • ‘Trojans’ – Atlas Genius
  • ‘Ring of Fire’ – Social Distortion
  • ‘Spaceman’ – The Killers
  • ‘Simple Song’ – The Shins
  • ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ – The Sounds
  • ‘Dignity’ – New Politics
  • ‘Force a Smile’ – Sleeper Agent
  • ‘Tightrope’ – WALK THE MOON

  • Book Excerpt
    Click here for an excerpt of the book!

    About Claire
    Claire Wallis has penned hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles over the last ten years, with science playing the lead role in almost all of them. Though non-fiction writing will forever be her first love, fiction has unexpectedly swooped in, hooked her by the soul, and become her true love. As a result of this coup d’√©tat, Claire’s writing career has made a complete U-turn, and instead of rocks, plants, insects, and microbes, she is now putting human characters in the lead.

    Enamored with the process of creating messy characters filled with imperfections and wicked inclinations, Claire believes that you don’t actually have to like a character to fall in love with them – a good story, after all, is best served with a hearty side of evil (just ask Disney). Claire’s first New Adult novel, Push, is scheduled for release by Harlequin MIRA in 2014. The story speaks to her appreciation of enigmatic male characters, perfectly capable of charming themselves straight into your unwilling heart. She enjoys writing about characters that are, at any given moment, both loathed and loved. You know, the ones that refuse to be forgotten.

    Claire’s previous jobs include working at a limestone quarry, hawking vegetables at a farmer’s market, clerking at the dollar store, and convincing new mothers that they need to renew their subscription to that parenting magazine in order for their child to survive. She lives in Pennsylvania with her amazingly awesome husband and son.

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