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Review: The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash

Title: The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash

Author: Candace Ganger

Date of Publication: July 25th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

Birdie never meant to be at the party. Bash should have been long gone. But when they meet, a collision course is set off they may never recover from.

Sebastian Alvaréz is just trying to hold the pieces together: to not flunk out, to keep his sort-of-best friend Wild Kyle from doing something really bad, and to see his beloved Ma through chemo. But when he meets Birdie Paxton, a near-Valedictorian who doesn’t realize she’s smoking hot in her science pun T-shirt, at a party, an undeniable attraction sparks. And suddenly he’s not worried about anything. But before they are able to exchange numbers, they are pulled apart. A horrifying tragedy soon links Birdie and Bash together—but neither knows it. When they finally reconnect, and are starting to fall—hard—the events of the tragedy unfold, changing both their lives in ways they can never undo. Told in alternating perspectives, The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash by Candace Ganger is a beautiful, complex, and ultimately hopeful teen novel that will move you to the very last page.

My Review:

I was extremely confused by this book. I assumed by the cover that it was going to be a cutesy type of book. I was also expecting a tragedy by the blurb. I love quirky humor which this book had it, and I like when there is tragedy which this book had it. But the way it was entwined together was very odd.

I don’t want to give anything away by saying what the tragedy was, but the way the characters acted at times was like it was no big deal. Also Birdie’s thirteen year old sister was running around with some twenty year old guy while the tragedy is going on, and the parents weren’t on top of that?

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After the party at the beginning it takes almost half the book for Birdie and Bash to meet up again. But the relationship was strange considering the tragedy. Bash also does some really dumb throughout the book. Aside from the tragedy that happened earlier in the book, Birdie should have been trying to help her sister while her parents were occupied. Yes, I’m back on the subject of a thirteen year old hanging out with a twenty year old man!  Because come the heck on!

Anyway, the humor and writing were really good, but the blend on this particular book just didn’t work for me, but it may work for you.

 

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QWGV Sale + HALB Giveaway

Two things going on right now! One, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is on sale for only .99 over the next few days, preparing for the finale in September! If you want to know why Snow White is wearing an eye patch in this picture… Then check it out! If you don’t care? Then still check it out!

Purchase for .99 on Amazon

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Second you can enter the Giveaway for a copy of Hearts Are Like Balloons on this link on Goodreads!

Purchase on Amazon

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Other than that my summer is being filled with kid activities and playing made up games. Every time my daughter pulls out a game, she makes up new rules! Can’t we just play the game how it’s meant to be played? Lol!

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Hearts Are Like Balloons: Playlist + Release Day

My second book is out in the world today! This one is very special to me, so check it out!

Order for only .99 on Amazon

I am pretty sure that is less than a burger at Mcdonalds?

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This is the playlist I posted individually on my Facebook page, but you can check it out now!

1. “Try” by Pink

 

2. “Something Just Like This” by: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

 

3. “New York” by: Snow Patrol

 

4. “Breathe Me” by: Sia

5. “Recover” by: Chvrches

 

6. “This Woman’s Work” by: Kate Bush

 

7. Wonderwall cover by: Ryan Adams

 

8. “Lovesong” by: The Cure

 

9. “You Were Meant For Me” by: Jewel

 

10. “There’s Nothin Holdin’ Me Back” by: Shawn Mendes

 

 

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Keeping Kyler: Blitz + Giveaway

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Keeping Kyler by Siobhan Davis. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blitz runs from 30 May till 5 June. You can see the tour schedule here.

Keeping KylerKeeping Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #3)

by Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Upper Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: 30 May, 2017

Blurb:

Nothing or no one will keep them apart…

Kyler Kennedy is in the wind.

Shocked and upset, he has taken off on a solo mission—to track down his mom’s ex and demand answers.

Faye understands what it’s like to have your world turned upside down. Determined to support her boyfriend, she gives chase. Yet nothing could prepare her for the ugly truth. Ky has always been plagued with inner demons, and as he falls apart, Faye finally discovers what he’s been hiding from her—from everyone.

When serious accusations arise, Kyler’s future hangs in the balance. But Kennedys stick together in times of crisis, and they rally around him now.

At least there is nothing to prevent Faye and Ky from being together. They go public with their relationship, but not everyone is thrilled for them. Enemies reappear, and fresh battle lines are drawn, but Faye is ready to fight back.

No one is taking her new family from her.

Especially not a manipulative ex.

With time running out for Kyler, Faye takes matters into her own hands.

But when you play with fire, you risk getting burned.

You can find Keeping Kyler on Goodreads

You can buy Keeping Kyler on Amazon

Keeping Kyler Teasers:

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Previous books in this series!

Finding Kyler

Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.

Finding Kyler is the first book in the Kennedy Boys series! You can add Finding Kyler to your to-read list on Goodreads

Buy your copy of Finding Kyler on Amazon for only $0.99!

Losing Kyler

Can you truly lose someone if they don’t want to be found?

Losing Kyler is the second book in the Kennedy Boys series.

You can find Losing Kyler on Goodreads

You can buy Losing Kyler on Amazon

SiobhanAbout the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Google +

Instagram

Goodreads

Amazon

Kennedy Boys Newsletter

Giveaway

There is a giveaway during the book blitz for Keeping Kyler. The giveaway is open International. These are the prizes you can win:

– a $10 Amazon gift card

– a signed paperback copy of Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis

– a paperback copy of Fallen Crest High by Tijan

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:

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Loving Kalvin: Cover & Blurb Reveal

Today is the cover and blurb reveal for Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis! This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Loving KalvinLoving Kalvin (The Kennedy Boys #4)

By Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: upper Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: July 2017

Blurb:

A second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger.

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I knew it would end in disaster, but I didn’t listen to reason. I didn’t care. Because I loved him so much.

Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart.

Until he destroyed it.

Shattered it so completely that I became someone else. Someone I loathed. Someone who repeatedly lied to her loved ones.

So, I ran.

From him. From myself. Desperate to hide my new reality.

But I could only run so far.

When he reappears in my life, I’m terrified. Unbelievably scared of facing the consequences of my actions.

Never mind that I still love him and want him so badly—there’s too much at stake now.

How can I trust him with the biggest secret of all when he’s likely to rip my world apart again?

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Lana was always far too good for me. Everyone knew it but her.

I tried to stay away, but I was weak.

And I hurt her.

Crushed her until she barely resembled herself. Forced her to follow a path she would never have willingly chosen.

And then she was gone.

And my world has never felt as empty, as lonely.

She begged me to stay away. Not to find her. To forget she ever existed.

But that’s like asking me to slice my heart in two and toss half aside.

I’ve never believed in fate, but when I rock up to the University of Florida, I’m ready to eat my words.

Because she’s here. Like I hoped she would be. And I’m determined to prove I deserve a second chance.

You can find Loving Kalvin on Goodreads.

You can pre-order Loving Kalvin exclusively on Amazon

It will be available to read with Kindle Unlimited once released.

Previous books in this series

Finding KylerLosing KylerKeeping Kyler

The first three books have to be read in order. The books after that can be read as a standalone and have a HEA and no cliffhanger. The Kennedy Boys series is free to read in Kindle Unlimited and book one Finding Kyler is currently available for only 0.99$ on Amazon

SiobhanAbout the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Google +

Instagram

Goodreads

Amazon

Kennedy Boys Newsletter

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My Book Cover Reveal Sign-Up

I know! Another cover reveal already? This is only because I wrote this book directly after Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault. I had a life altering even, and it triggered the beginning of this story. I had this contemporary story in my head since 2011 but just couldn’t get the story right or how it would work. Then I lost my dad, and I had to get my emotions out through this book. So whether you read or not, I would appreciate any help spreading the word. Everyone loses something in life, but those are the moments that shape us, and we can either take a road to destruction or a road to recovery. Thanks so much!

Hearts Are Like Balloons book cover reveal sign up –https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5cyXeV5S8gmta9cl3rWWKvoFxHmbdAZT-XT12MWc9SktyaQ/viewform

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Hearts Are Like Balloons Summary:

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May Falkner’s past two years have been a rough road. When her father suddenly passes away, May needs to find a job to help out her mom and regain some control over her life. Working at the bookstore helps her heal, laugh, and hope again. It also leads her to cross paths with Nico Evitts, who begins as just a co-worker, but becomes so much more

When it all becomes perfect, because there is no perfect, life steps in to prove once again that it all can crash down harder than before. This is a story about finding yourself, love, and the things in life that are still here.

Hearts are like balloons. Sometimes they inflate… Sometimes they deflate…

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Cover Reveal: Forever by: Monica Murphy

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Forever by Monica Murphy

Cover & Blurb Reveal Date: March 2nd, 2017

Series: Friends

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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She’s all I could ever want…

I have a reputation around school. Cold. Untouchable. Unfeeling. Only one girl could ever make me want to change and that’s Amanda Winters. Too bad I broke her heart and drove her away.

So to get through the rest of my days in high school, I tell myself I need to focus on more important things. Like taking our football team to championships. Get accepted to the college of my choice. And finish my senior year without wanting to run away from my problems.

But your problems chase after you no matter where you go. And it’s a lot harder when you fight them alone. The longer I go without Amanda, the more I miss her. Her smile. Her laughter. The things she said. How she looked at me like I was the only person who mattered. The way she made me feel…

Why can’t I have everything, including the girl? I’m determined to make things right. And make Amanda mine…

Forever.

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About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

Connect with Monica:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonicaMurphyauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5934418.Monica_Murphy

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YUl0Vm

Website: http://monicamurphyauthor.com

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/IW5U0y

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