Blog Tour: Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker

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ABOUT UNTIL IT FADES:

Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania (population three thousand outside of tourist season).

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed date, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has rescued: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works. For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. There’s an immediate connection, and it’s more electric than the bond of two people who endured a traumatic event. It’s something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something she is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

My Review:

This is my first time reading a romance book by KA Tucker. The only other book I’ve read by her was He Will Be My Ruin (which I loved!). So I knew going in that I’d probably enjoy this book as well, and I did. I couldn’t put the book down! I had to keep going!!

What immediately caught my attention about this book was a single mom. Now, I’m a sucker for these kinds of books so I was excited to see what this on was about! It’s not a heavy book, it’s pretty light and fun to read.

Now, this can definitely be classified as slow burn for sure. I just wanted to push Catherine and Brett together and just say “okay, now KISS!”.

Now I’m even more pushing myself to read her other books because I know for sure I’ll love those too. I absolutely love KA Tucker’s writing and I’ve heard so many rave that her writing is amazing as well in her others.

I adored this book! I’m gonna be thinking about this book for weeks to come because this is one that won’t leave my mind for a while.

UNTIL IT FADES by K.A. Tucker

Atria Paperback | ISBN: 9781501133381 | On sale: June 27, 2017 | 368 pages | $16.00

Atria eBook | ISBN: 9781501133398 | On sale: June 27, 2017 | 368 pages | $7.99

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K.A. Tucker is the author of He Will Be My Ruin and the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series. She currently resides outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and a Chug.

 

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My Reading Stack (#27)

reading stackI have slacked again badly… Sorry guys, it’s sometimes hard for me to manage my blog on top of work and school. I’m going to play catch up and discuss all the books I’ve finished since my last post which was January 31st! Whoops…

Week of January 31st-February 6th:

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  • He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker: If I did quarter stars this might be a 4.75, but I need time to soak this book in. For now I’ll keep it at 5 stars, but I might do a 4.5, we will see. But wow. This was my first K.A. book, I have heard nothing but praise about her books and have been dying to read hers for over 2 years now. How I’ve yet to start until now is beyond me… I did expect this to be a mystery along with more romance. This doesn’t have much of any romance which honestly was nice. All I read for the most part now-a-days is romance! Because this is a mystery, I don’t want to start rambling about my feelings too much for fear of spoiling something. I’ll have more concrete thoughts in a final review, but know if your a fan of hers or even a fan of mystery, this is the book for you! It had me on my toes blaming almost every character that came into contact with our main character, Maggie. I do like that we get chapters in Celine’s POV. I read this along with a friend and we kept sending texts about what we thought was going to happen. Loved this book, full review to come soon!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½
  • Making Faces by Amy Harmon: Wow, it took me this long to get to this one. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book! Well technically I listened as an audio– which was FANTASTIC BTW. The narrator was PERFECT! It did take some time for the book to completely make it for me, but once it did, it became an all time favorite for me. I loved this book, it broke my heart, I tried SOOO hard not to cry at the end. I didn’t expect it to happen, my heart was racing and hoping and praying it wasn’t going to end like that. Amy Harmon is such an incredibly talented writer! WOW! I can’t wait to start her others now that I have a feel for how she writes! Just, wow. Beautifully written is all I can say… I did at times lose track of what point in time the book went to because I listened to it on audio. Sometimes it’s hard to concentrate when the book isn’t in front of you stealing your focus. But especially the last few hours of the book, I tried to work on other stuff and multi task, but I caught myself just staring at nothing just soaking in the book and seeing it happen through my eyes. Seriously, this book… If you haven’t read it yet, please do so ASAP.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Faithful by Kelly Elliott: Ugh, it’s impossible not to love these books! I have fallen for every character and that ending is seriously killing me. I don’t like it. it’s hurting my heart big time. I think Faithful is my favorite story, but Gunner is still my favorite male. :) Very excited for Amanda and Brad’s story then Jessie and Scott’s! :)
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

WEEK OF February 7th-13th:

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  • Twisted Bond by Emma Hart: I loved this book. Holy cow, Noelle was freaking hilarious. The conversations between all the characters cracked me up the entire time. The tension between Drake and Noelle was unreal. I can’t wait to start book 2, don’t know when I am, but I’m excited regardless!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Believe by Kelly Elliott: Loved this of course! Very glad it was all Amanda and Brad’s POV. I was worried it would alternate like the other 3. So I’m glad it was only their POV. I’m so addicted to this series and I’ve become soo attached to all the characters! can’t wait to see Scott and Jessie’s story next!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec: This book was hilarious! I haven’t read many romcom books pretty much other than Pucked by Helena Hunting, but oh my god this was hilarious! I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing while reading! Loved this book, no bad things to say. I need more Tara Sivec!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

WEEK OF February 14th-20th:

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  • You by Caroline Kepnes: This is so different from what I normally read that I had to let it sit for a few hours to think about my rating. This book was just creepy, yet a good book. As I’ve said on Instagram, it’s definitely interesting. Wouldn’t say Joe is book boyfriend material lol but he’s definitely… interesting. Can’t wait to read book 2! Might do the audiobook!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • The Resistance by S.L. Scott: I listened as an audiobook, narration wasn’t too crazy about. I couldn’t feel the connection between Dalton and Holiday – Dalton unfortunately just didn’t do it for me and I really tried to love his character. I felt like I missed alot about his character and couldn’t fully connect with him. I actually liked Holly’s neighbor, Danny better. We don’t get a whole lot of his character, but what I got, I liked his character. But for all we know, he could be terrible. :P For now, I still like him. I didn’t expect the plot twist at all. I could literally feel my heart just drop and stop literally. I was driving to class and I tried so hard to contain my emotions. Showing up bawling my eyes out and trying to explain, “ohh, I’m just crying because of a book”. I liked the general idea of the book, but just couldn’t get the connection which stinks because I liked the idea of these 2 and who they are. The ending brought a smile to my face that’s for sure.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆½
  • Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan: I think it goes without saying that this is one of my all time favorite books. As I always say, I’m kicking myself for just now having read it. I haven’t come across a single person that has said they didn’t like this book. This book was so beautifully written you can’t help but fall in love with it. Bree and Archer have claimed a piece of my heart- their story brought tears to my eyes to many times to count. I couldn’t put the book down for the life of me, even when I probably should have been working on homework for my classes. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that the next book I decide to pick up by her, that, and all of them will be amazing. Mia Sheridan is an incredibly talented author; can’t stress my love for this book enough!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • After the Rain by Renee Carlino: This was my first Renee Carlino book and I loved it. I thought this was about a cowboy honestly, not a cowgirl. But ohh man did I love this book! I wanted to chunk the book and shake the 2 characters the last 30 pages. I just wanted to slam my head against something but I guess it had to happen. I related to Ava/Lena/Avelina’s character so much in the beginning.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½

WEEK OF February 21st-27th:

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  • The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken: Such a cute and funny book. Definitely exceeded my expectations. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. It was a quick read and the story is fast-paced. Grandma Nadine will become a favorite character, loved her to pieces. Travis is definitely on my list of book boyfriends (which is forever long). Maybe I missed the explanation (honestly I probably did) but I’m curious to know what happened to her parents… Again, probably missed it. Whoops! But can’t wait to read more of Rachel’s books!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½

CURRENTLY READING:

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I’ll be finishing Driven today; only have about 50 pages left! I’m really enjoying it and I’m glad I own the whole e-book boxset. I’m also reading Raced, which is the novella that is comprised of Colton’s thoughts throughout the whole trilogy, so those chapters are woven into the trilogy. I’m listening to In Flight and will have it finished before Saturday. Since I still have a big chunk left of the book, I’ll be alternating listening and reading the paperback so I finish in time for ABF! (Separate post about my experience will come soon after next Saturday!)

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Release Week Blitz & Giveaway: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for K.A. Tucker’s HE WILL BE MY RUIN! HE WILL BE MY RUIN is a Suspense novel, published by Atria books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, being released on February 2, 2016! Grab your copy of this suspenseful read today and see what everyone is talking about!

 

 

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About HE WILL BE MY RUIN:

The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend’s death, a story pulsing with the “intense, hot, emotional” (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.

A woman who almost had it all . . .

On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?

A man who was supposed to be her salvation . . .

Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions.

Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life.

Until he became her ruin.

On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

 

 

 

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EXCERPT:

Maggie

December 23, 2015

My wrists burn.

Hours of trying to break free of the rope that binds my hands behind my back have left them raw, the rough cord scrubbing away my skin and cutting into my flesh. I’m sure I’ll have unsightly scars.

Not that it will matter when I’m dead.

I resigned myself to that reality around the time that I finally let go of my bladder. Now I simply lie here, in a pool of urine and vomit, my teeth numb from knocking with each bump in the road, my body frozen by the cold.

Trying to ignore the darkness as I fight against the panic that consumes me. I could suffocate from the anxiety alone.

He knows that.

Now he’s exploiting it. That must be what he does—he uncovers your secrets, your fears, your flaws—and he uses them against you. He did it to Celine.

And now he’s doing it to me.

That’s why I’m in a cramped trunk, my lungs working overtime against a limited supply of oxygen while my imagination runs wild with what may be waiting for me at the end of this ride.

My racing heart ready to explode.

The car hits an especially deep pothole, rattling my bones. I’ve been trapped in here for so long. Hours. Days. I have no idea. Long enough to run through every mistake that I made.

How I trusted him, how I fell for his charm, how I believed his lies. How I made it so easy for him to do this to me.

How Celine made it so easy for him, by letting him get close.

Before he killed her.

Just like he’s going to kill me.

 

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Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

 

 

 

 

 

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My Reading Stack (#26)

reading stackWHAT I FINISHED:

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  • Saved by Kelly Elliott: I thankfully survived my mini anxiety and heart attacks while reading! I’m very shocked to be honest. the amount of stress and frustration I felt for this book was unreal. But that totally makes it sound like I hated this book, but really is actually the opposite. Yes, this book drove me absolute bonkers, but I FREAKING LOVED IT! I loved that we got 6 characters perspectives in one! Last book I’m pretty sure was only 4. I thought it was going to be the same for this one, nope! Added 2 more! … Well actually brought back 2 I should say. ;) Gunner is still my favorite and to be honest, it might stay that way. He has dug into my heart sooo deep, I can’t let him go or let anyone else in. He’s trapped with my other babes. ;) Ari and Jeff as you’ve probably already met if you’ve read the first have a rocky relationship from the beginning and OHH LORD is it even rockier (not even sure that’s a word but it is now) in this one! I’m at a loss for words. But I do need a mini break before I continue to the 3rd. I’m picking up a different book next. Once I finish that one, I’ll move onto the book that will honestly probably drive me into an anxiety attack.. or heart attack… whichever decides to get me first. That epilogue… Why. Just…. WHY.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Still Surviving by A.M. Johnson: I swear, this lady is too talented with writing it’s unbelievable. I loved Seth since he was introduced. He was such an interesting aide character and very mysterious. I was so excited to read his story and of course learn about Tiffany! I loved their story and to say how excited I am for Colby and Cam is an understatement. I have grown sooo incredibly close to these characters, I can’t believe after Cam and Colby’s novella, it will be over… All these characters hold a place in my heart. I know I probably say this alot, but I’m serious. With Mrs. Johnson’s writing and understanding all these characters, I have completely fallen for all of them. Todd is still my favorite and he’s the one that surprised me the most. Loved Tiff and Seth. Loved this book. Love A.M. Johnson. Love this series. Love everything with this series! :)
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

CURRENTLY READING:

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I have all intentions of finishing both of these today. I’m loving both books and I’m on the final stretch for both. :)

WHAT’S UP NEXT:

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Hopefully I’ll get to all 3 this coming week, but we will see! :D

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Release Week Blitz & Giveaway: Chasing River by K.A. Tucker

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for K.A. Tucker’s CHASING RIVER!! CHASING RIVER is a Suspenseful Romance novel, and the third novel in K.A. Tucker’s Burying Water Series, published by Atria books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster. CHASING RIVER is set to be released July 7, 2015!

 

 

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Armed with two years’ worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude.

Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn’t let her die, but he also couldn’t risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Chasing her off would be the smart move.

Maybe it’s because he saved her life, or maybe it’s because he’s completely different from everything she’s left behind, but Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone.

And River isn’t the kind of guy she’d want to catch.

 

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Excerpt

He comes out of nowhere, from the left.

My only warning is the sound of his feet pounding against the grass. I turn my head just as he plows into my side, sending me sailing through the air. Pain explodes in a dozen different body parts as I hit the hard ground, my lungs grappling for oxygen.

He’s on top of me in an instant, crushing me under his weight, his thick arms roping around either side of my head, smothering me. I can’t breathe, or scream, let alone fight him off right now.

I manage just one fleeting thought—that this man, with his forehead pressed against mine and his ragged breaths assaulting my face—is about to rape me in broad daylight in a city park.

And then I’m plunged into a strange void that devours all my pain and fear.

A wave of pressure races past a split second before all of my senses are swallowed by a deafening bang that rattles my brain and the ground beneath me. Then . . . nothing at all. Only eerie silence and air.

I know that time has passed, but I can’t say whether it’s been a split second or ten minutes or an hour when I realize I’m lying on my back, staring up at a plume of white smoke, the familiar sweet metallic scent of expended gunpowder permeating my nostrils, my head stuffed with cotton. That eerie silence has given way to a high- pitched ringing and I cringe as it echoes in my eardrum. Maybe I cry out, too. If I do, I can’t hear it. I’m struggling to string together enough thoughts to understand what the hell just happened.

“Are you okay?” The question floats in from somewhere distant. And then suddenly a man hovers over me, a fringe of coppery hair like an untidy halo framing his face, staring down at me through mossy green eyes.

“What happened?” I manage to ask, though my voice sounds far away. At least I’m no longer winded.

“An explosion. A bomb.”

A bomb? A chill runs through my limbs as my brain wraps around that word, delivered in a light Irish brogue.

I sense hands slide along my thighs, over my knees, curling to the undersides, but I don’t think to deflect them. “You’ll be fine,” he mutters, a sigh of relief sailing from his lips. He shifts on his knees, making to stand.

And I seize his forearm, surprising myself with a sudden wave of strength as I hold him down. “Stay.”

His muscles tense beneath my fingertips. “I can’t. But please know that I didn’t do this.” Honest, pleading eyes implore me silently for a few heartbeats, and then he’s gone, running—albeit staggered and off-balance—before I can ask more questions. I roll my head to the side and watch him disappear into a line of trees, a dark stain blooming in the material of his vibrant green T-shirt.

 

Author PhotoAbout K.A. Tucker:

Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read From New Adult Genre

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘ Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t/Want To Read From X Genre ’. This is is no particular order.

It’s not even funny how behind I am in the NA genre, so this doesn’t even touch the surface of books I can’t believe I haven’t read…

archers voice on dublin street sweet filthy boy ten tiny breaths hopeless the coincidence of callie and kayden if you stay thoughtless fallen too far rule

See what I mean? Bad right!? There are so SO many more that I haven’t read but can’t fit on the list… NA is one of my favorite genres, but oddly enough I’ve only read a select few… NEED MORE NA IN MY LIFE!!!

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