Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book Blitz: Stay

Title - Stay
Author - Emily Goodwin
Genres - Adult, Romance, Suspense
Publication date - May 19th 2014

“I felt like I was walking to the end of a plank precariously hanging over shark-infested water. When I jumped, sharp teeth would rip into me and the cold water would steal my breath away. The monsters would take everything from me, leaving me shivering and naked in the water. The only difference was that tonight I would be pulled from the icy darkness and forced to do it again. There would be no release from death, only pain.”
Home after her first year of college, Adeline Miller is looking forward to a stress free summer filled with reading, working on her blog, and spending time with friends. But all that changes in an instant when she is witness to something terrible, something she wasn’t supposed to see.
Beaten, drugged, kidnapped.
Adeline Miller is ripped from her innocent and carefree life and thrust into darkness, into a world full of pain and horror. As a sex slave, she is forced to do horrible things, and have horrible things done to her. One of her captors has a past as dark as the world she is now living in. Will getting close to him mean freedom? Or will he pull her deeper into the shadows?
Addie’s Top Five Favorite Books

In STAY, the main character Adeline Miller is a bookaholic. She runs the book blog Contagious Reads, which I of course had to name after my real-life favorite book blog. Books offered an escape from reality to Adeline even before she was kidnapped and held captive. They mean even more to her now.
In the book, Adeline mentions she has a hard time picking her top favorite books. Who could blame her when so many good books are out there? It took her some time, but she finally came up with a list of ten of her all time favs.

“What’s your favorite book?” Jackson asked when he saw me looking.
“Oh gosh,” I started. “I have like fifty books in my ‘Top Ten Favorites’ list.” I shook my head. “That’s a really hard question. I love so many. I will admit I’m biased toward paranormal or fantasy. There’s just something about the worlds those books take place in. I used to say I’d give anything to live in a magical land but now …” I sighed. “People usually thought I was weird when I said that.”
“I don’t think it’s weird,” Jackson quickly agreed. “I’d give anything to be anywhere else.”

This post is supposed to be easy. Pick your top ten favorite books, they say. It’s easy, they say. Yeah right. Tell a mother to pick her favorite child and you’ll know how I feel. I’ve thought about this post for days now, and feel guilty for leaving so many amazing books off this list. But…without further ado (and before I change my mind. Again.) here is my current Top Ten Favorite Books, in no particular order.
1.) Harry Potter, JK Rowling (the whole series…more than my ten, I know)
2.) Watership Down (because, bunnies!)
3.) Ever Shade, Alexia Purdy (what’s better than sexy faeries?)
4.) Dead Witch Walking, Kim Harrison (badass witches, need I say more?)
5.) City of Bones, Cassandra Clare (love me some secret destiny and Shadowhunters)
6.) Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris (telepaths and vampires…yes!)
7.) A Song of Ice and Fire Series, GRR Martin (I can’t just pick ONE…)
8.) Death is but a Dream, Erin Hayes (love Greek mythology!)
9.) Club Dead, Charlaine Harris (Sookie just keeps getting better and better!)
10.) Fallen, Lauren Kate (Yes…the pretty covers pulled me in at first)

Adeline’s summer TBR list.
Adeline Miller from STAY is a self-proclaimed book nerd. She runs a book blog called Contagious Reads (yes…I named it after the REAL Contagious Reads blog!) Before Adeline is kidnapped and her life is forever changed, her summer plans include relaxing with a good book and getting caught up on her summer To Be Read list.
So what was Addie looking forward to reading? I stumbled upon her Summer TBR list and picked her top 10. (The list was long…very long!)
1.)The Killing Woods, Lucy Christopher
2.)Midnight Thief, Livia Blackburne
3.)Dissonance, Erica O’Rourke
4.)A Castle Made of Sand, Daniel Cotton
5.)Little Dead Man, Jane Bible
6.)Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King
7.)The Hunt, C.J. Ellison
8.)Savage Possession, Belinda Boring
9.)City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare
10.) Dangerous Creatures, Kami Garcia

Author Bio
Emily Goodwin is the author of the award winning Contagium Series published by Permuted Press as well as many independently published novels, including the internationally bestselling novel, STAY. Emily writes in a wide variety of genres, from horror to romance. She holds multiple degrees in psychology and nursing and has worked in mental health and general healthcare. Emily resides in Indiana with her husband, daughter, and German Shepherd named Vader. Along with writing, Emily enjoys riding her horse, designing and making costumes, and Cosplay.

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