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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Release Blitz - Guest Reviewer & Giveaway ($50 GC) - Beautiful Addictions


Beautiful Addictions
by Season Vining
Release: January 28, 2014
Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Josie Banks is a girl without a past.  After being found unconscious with no memory, she was shuffled in and out of foster homes where she suffered years of abuse. An experience that left her broken, damaged, and clinging to drugs and meaningless hook-ups to numb her pain.

When Josie disappeared years ago, she took a piece of Tristan with her.  She’s the girl he thought he lost forever—the one he’s never been able to forget.  Now a twist of fate has brought them back together, and he never wants to let her out of his inked arms again.  But Tristan is haunted by a dark past of his own.  On the run from ruthless criminals that shattered Josie’s world years ago, reentering her life puts them both in danger.

As Josie and Tristan’s lives become tangled once again, they find themselves unwilling and unable to escape the relentless pull that draws them together.  But will the past leave their love in ruins—or bind them together for a lifetime? 

Review by Carolina

ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange of a honest review.

"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."
Words and sentences like this makes you smile...

"A happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life."
This makes you wonder...

"I want you. All of you. I want to possess you. I want to love you and protect you."
And this... this makes you fall in love!

I will not tell you what this story is about. You don't need me for that. You can read the book's synopsis. But, I will tell what you can expect, what can you feel when you read it, where do you go... without leaving your seat.

This book has something amazing that sucks you into it without you even knowing. The way the author wrote the story is so different from anything I ever read. Is good... is bad? Don't know! Is different!
I've never felt so powerless and happy at the same time reading a book! I was not able to think for myself how they look like, how the place was, etc, because I couldn't! They were just wanting to enter my mind... *sigh*

It's like...

Gravity... the attractive force that governs the motion of celestial bodies.

I honestly didn't expect such a profound connection...

Conjunction... two planets in close proximity to each other in the sky.

I was ready to cry.. to yell at something... but not for this! This is a love story without boundaries! This is the fiction and reality.

This is sweet and bitter.

This is good and wrong. This is light and dark together!

This book will let you like i am... amazed!

Where do you go?
To nowhere and to everywhere you can imagine! Yes!! That's the best I can tell! You're not able to think or to imagine where the next chapter will take you! No! You're a spectator in their journey!

Opposition... two celestial bodies opposite each other in the sky.

This book was perfectly imperfect for me! Not what i was expecting, but everything I needed!

"Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."

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P.S. Maybe this book is not for everybody, but everybody should read it...

A Word from The Angels

Thank you Carolina for being a guest reviewer on our site today!! This was an amazing review for an amazing story!

If you enjoyed Carolina's review and want to read more - you can connect with her here on Goodreads and look for her avatar!


Josie craved his touch and she couldn’t understand why they hadn’t had sex yet, or any form of it. She wanted it; her fingers ached to touch him in places she’d only yet imagined. It was obvious that Tristan felt the same way, so she failed to make sense of his need to take things slow. She longed to feel his sweat slicked skin against hers and inhale the scent of their bodies combined. Not ready to admit any kind of emotional connection, she desperately needed a physical one. It was the only thing she was comfortable with.

She found it curious that her dependency seemed to be shifting. No longer did she need meaningless sex or drugs to numb her. Josie only wanted to submerge herself in Tristan, to soak up everything he offered. He was her new addiction.

Tristan was in a constant state of arousal in Josie’s company. Never able to completely relax, his muscles remained tense and rigid with yearning. If it had been any other girl, he would have taken her already, hard and fast, several times. But he knew that Josie used sex to avoid attachment. He didn’t want to be just another mark on her therapeutically notched bedpost. To him, Josie was something new, yet familiar, something he wanted to cherish. He felt like two ancient souls, separated for a lifetime, had suddenly been reunited. 

Unable to contain the sexual tension clawing at her skin, Josie slid her notebook from her lap and straddled Tristan. He gave her his lopsided grin as his long fingers wrapped around her waist. Josie smiled triumphantly, thinking that she’d already won.

“What are you up to?” he asked, dipping his head so that his lips pressed ever so softly to her shoulder.

“I need to feel you Tristan. Just touch me.” The sound of Josie’s words echoed around the quiet room. “I want you.”

Those three little words left him breathless. Such a brazen statement from Josie sent his willpower into a faltering tailspin. He hummed in agreement, sliding his kisses down to her neck. 

Josie ran her nails along Tristan’s scalp, making his eyes close in contentment. The feel of her hot body pressing down on him caused momentary insanity, totally emptying his brain of rational thought. He wanted her more than anything he’d ever wanted before. Not here, not now. There was so much more to say.

“Can I take you out?” Tristan asked, suddenly moving his hands back down to her waist and resuming a neutral position.

 “Out of the apartment?”

“Out on a date,” he clarified. 

“A date?” Josie asked, her frightened voice making the words sound foreign. 

"You know, an appointment for a particular time, especially with a person to whom one is sexually or romantically attached."

"Are we attached?" she asked, not really knowing what she wanted the answer to be.

"More than you know," he answered. 

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Season Vining is the author of Beautiful Addictions, a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel from St. Martin’s Griffin. She received her three-book deal and agent representation as a result of attending the 2013 Jambalaya Writers’ Conference. She first gained attention for the book in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award in which the story was a Quarterfinalist. Season is a graphic designer by trade and adores all form of art. She’s a fan of live music, vintage cars, and people who know the difference between their, there, and they’re.

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