November 23, 2015

:::Invincible Summer, Seth King, Blog Tour and Review:::

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Title: Invincible Summer
Author: Seth King


We all remember our first love, that one affair that took custody of your heart and never really let it go. Readers around the world were touched by The Summer Remains, a heartbreaking and inspiring novel about one of these romances – but Cooper Nichols, the enigmatic young man at the center of the novel, was largely silent on the matter. Until now.
“I just can’t believe it’s over between you guys,” my best friend said as we walked down the pier. “You two were supposed to last forever.”
I stared out at the blue sea. “Oh, trust me, it’s not over. I am going to see that girl’s face in every crowd I look into, forever. And maybe a few forevers after that…”
And so begins the tale of young writer Cooper Nichols. Left in ruins after a tragic summer romance, Cooper is afraid the sun may have set on him for good – until his mother discovers a copy of Cooper’s journal he kept of that summer. As he reluctantly slips back into his own past in the pages of his notebook, Cooper starts to rethink everything he thought he knew about life, death, and all the love that can bloom in between – and what follows is a thrilling and breathtaking journey back to joy that will sink into you and stay there for the long haul.
Illuminating, romantic and soul-stirring, Invincible Summer is a testament to the miraculous power of love, in all its immortal glory and everlasting majesty. If you have ever found yourself drifting back to a long-lost romance during a quiet moment, prepare to be pulled under all over again.
“That one summer. Everyone’s got one, that fleeting season that rearranged you and imprinted itself onto your soul forever. You were mine. I swear I’ll never forget your hazel eyes. I swear I’ll never forget those few months when the winds roared. I’ll always think of you that way. And if you can, please come back to me. At the end of the day I’m just a boy who wants to get back to his first love, and I miss you. Just find a way back, please. I’ll be waiting.
Until then, I’ve got nothing…”
::: Editorial Review Snippets :::
"Breathtaking. This book will change your life." - Schmexy Girl Book Blog
“Magnificent. Invincible Summer is one of those books that you read and know you are better for it.” - Red Cheeks Reads
"Heart-achingly beautiful...I was life ceased to exist while I read this book...enlightening and uplifting...this book is extraordinary." - Relentless Book Chics Rambling and Reviews

Writing reviews is sometimes the most easiest and hardest thing to do.  And while I know that as a blogger you should always write reviews that come from your heart, whether you loved what you read, or didn’t, sometimes the words don’t come.  I have sat here and looked at my computer screen, willing those words time and time again…How do I portray to the reader that this book needs to be read?  How do I get you to pick up this story, if you haven’t?  Because honestly, that is a damn hard job to do.  But mark my words, if you don’t read this book now, you will be kicking your own ass later, and thinking, “Why did I wait so long?”
Seth King has a remarkable talent.  Whether he knows it or not, he is teaching lessons, and opening eyes spanning the globe through his story telling.  For authors; it can never be easy to reach down into the parts of you to grab the words and spill them across the page like blood.  Because that is what it has to be, right?  They pour their soul out onto the paper hoping that their story is accepted, and the reader gobbles it up; connects with it on some level.  Invincible Summer did just that to me.  It grabbed me…my heart, my soul…and shook it up.
The Summer Remains completely shattered me.  I think I was rocking in the corner for days after that story ended. So… I was very unsure about continuing the story.  Only for my own sanity. I didn’t want to go through that pain again, even though the words would be beautiful, I just wasn’t sure.  Well, Seth, you obliterated me again, just a little differently this time. Even typing this review through all the tears streaming down my face, this bookstory… no…this LESSON healed my heart. 
It’s kind of funny how these things happen to me.  Books, lately, have just fallen into my lap, at a time that I have needed them the most.  And even though I didn’t realize it at the time…Invincible Summer came to me, exactly when I needed it.  Today I go into the world with a different outlook on my life…on my purpose.
And now I know, that not once did I mention throughout this review what Invincible Summer is about, but you definitely know what you can expect from reading it.  Invincible Summer is heart-achingly beautiful, poignant, and all consuming.  That is really all there is to it. 
I can’t even justify calling it a story.  It is unfair; completely to categorize it in that list.  Before I read this Seth King lesson, (that is what I will call it from now on, lol) There was 2 books that had ever had this profound effect on me, one was a non-fic, one was Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher, and now Invincible Summer is added to that list.


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Seth King is a twenty-six-year-old American author. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with his family
:: Other Books by Seth King ::
The Summer Remains
Publication Date: February 14, 2015
*This is a full-length standalone romance*
Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.
As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app - and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.
Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.
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Autumn Rising
Publication Date: July 16, 2015
Autumn Mahal and Hank Basara know they should stay away from each other. Both recovering from the loss of a mutual friend, and each bearing scars of their own, they know their love would look like a worn cliché, a trite romance novel for teens, some crappy made-for-TV movie languishing on your great aunt’s DVR. But as summer gives way to September and flirtation leads to something deeper, they learn there are some types of love you cannot run from, no matter how hard you try to flee.
Hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful, Autumn Rising is a novella about the happiness we ruin for ourselves, the truths we can’t hide with a filter, and that elusive and victorious moment when we let love rush in and carry us to the sky. In a world of constant TMI, prepare to feel a story worth sharing – a story that will stay with you long after the summer fades to autumn.
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The Goode Fight
Publication Date: October 12, 2014
:: Synopsis ::
In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.
I’m bad – but I don’t want to be bad anymore.
In fact, leaving my Nashville life behind and swearing off love forever was the only thing keeping me from falling back into my old ways and fucking up again, and I was doing pretty well at pretending to be good – until I met Taylor Haney, that is.
Now I can think of nothing but Taylor. Her shy smile…the way she fidgets with her hands when she gets nervous…the sounds she makes when I tie her to my bedposts and go to town on her…the way I get a glimpse of eternity when I look into her hazel eyes…
And that little lovey feeling is the worst thing of all, because it means I’m breaking all my old rules now – and that means nobody is safe. Especially Taylor.
Because the last girl I fell in love with is currently lying in Brentwood Cemetery.
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Mrs. Robinson
Publication Date: November 24, 2014
::: Synopsis :::
How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?
How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?
Ben Bradley is a twenty-year-old student and aspiring MMA fighter with a dead-end day job and a desperate need for cash to help his disabled sister out of a tight spot. Grace Robinson is a lonely forty-something D.C. housewife who spends her time reading about red rooms of pain while her husband busies himself with the office interns. And with the arrival of a controversial new app called Hookd that matches attractive young men with powerful women willing to pay for their companionship, Ben and Grace soon find incredibly appealing – and risky – solutions to their problems.
With Hookd, Ben can easily make the money to save his beloved sister, while Grace can get back at her cheating husband and spice up her quiet nights with the kind of hot, anonymous sex she only reads about in books. All they have to do now is get over their moral hang-ups and press download…
And then hope Grace’s vindictive husband, Congressman Richard Robinson, stays in the dark once Mrs. Robinson’s affair explodes into something more passionate and erotic than she could have ever imagined.
Mrs. Robinson Cover
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