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Invincible Summer by Seth King

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Amazing, Brilliant, Heartwarming, Touching, Uplifting, Loving and “Weirdly and totally Seth King.”  Love is everything.  Love is then. Love is now. Love lives forever and ever and ever.  If you enjoyed The Summer Remains then you will absolutely “love” Invincible Summer.   (Release Date Nov 17, 2015)

My Five Star Review:

I was extremely lucky and grateful to have received and advanced reader copy of Invincible Summer.  To me this book was a continuation of Summer Johnson and Cooper Nichols story so, if you haven’t read The Summer Remains I would highly recommend you do.

My review will not give you any specifics about Invincible Summer, however, at the end of this post I will share with you a few of my favorite quotes.  (So there is your spoiler warning.)

This book was unlike anything I have ever read and it’s something everyone needs to experience with a completely open mind and open heart.  Many reviewers before me have said, “This book is not what you think it will be.”  And they are absolutely correct.  It was much, much more then what I thought it would be.  It touched my heart and deep down into my soul, and healed it just a little bit but enough to make a difference.  Seth’s “weirdly” ideas and visions helped me in ways I will never be able to repay.  His writing was filled with so much emotion, I physically felt it in every word I read.  It was refreshing and wonderful all at the same time even when I needed to grab a tissue or two.

One of my favorite things about The Summer Remains was all the lyrics Seth included in that book.  (Lyrics he wrote himself.)  In Invincible Summer I absolutely loved all the poems and of course Seth wrote all of those.

Invincible Summer is the ending or maybe not ending to an amazing love story that will stay with me until the end of time.  Thank you Seth for giving me your words and taking me on this journey with you.

Keep Writing/Keep Reading – janisf

About the Book:

~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…”~

 

Pre-Order Invincible Summer here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P6K7KK

 

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Warning:  My favorite quotes are below and may contain spoilers.  Read at your own risk!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Quotes:

“is it so hard to let yourself love

to push out all the monsters in your head and stand tall and say, you know what, I am worthy of this, and I’m gonna do this even if it hurts, even if I wake up one day hating the world for introducing me to something so magnificent and then snatching it away again

and then you do it

and you wonder

why in the hell you’d waited so long”

“It’s not lost on me that I am probably not even fit to be around people yet.  Grief grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go, and it is everywhere and everything.”

Swim towards your sharks, I think as I walk home.  That’s something Summer did.  She ran straight for what scared her, even when it was a mistake.”

“Did da Vinci use words to express all the thought and all the emotion and all the love that exist in a human’s eyes?  No.  Some stories are told with words, that is true.  Others are told with a paintbrush.  But the best ones are told with love.”

“Love is a force brighter and more powerful than the largest sun in the universe.  It is what we were created to do.”

Divine (Montana Dreams Series Book 1) by Cait Jarrod

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About the Book: 

This is the first book in the three book Montana Dreams Series by Cait coming November 23, 2015.  (Adult 18+)

“Matt Carson and Trina Lovett befriend each other during turbulent times at a young age. Over the years, their friendship strengthens building a strong, unbreakable bond. At least that is what they believe. Life choices put an ocean between them, and the depth of their bond is tested.
Under the stress of being apart, heart-wrenching events leave them plagued with doubt. Danger forces them to make irrefutable decisions about what they want from life.”

My Five Star Review:

I was extremely lucky to have received an advanced copy of this book and I truly enjoyed every minute of it.  It was the kind of book that made you sorry when it was over.  I immediately fell in love with Matt and Trina from the first moment I met them.  You could feel their chemistry and connection, even at their young age, in every word Cait wrote.  The backstory on these two characters was wonderful, emotional and heart wrenching at times.  Even though their bond was strong, they each had a plan and a path for their future and wanted to fulfill it. Even though being a Doctor wasn’t exactly what Trina wanted.  Decisions they made put them miles apart but you still felt their love in every word.  There were several obstacles in their path on this emotional journey they took, but in true Cait Jarrod fashion there was a happily ever after.

I going to say right upfront, I wanted to yell and scream at Trina’s parents and I did that a time or two at my Kindle.  They were not nice people!  Matt’s brother Travis and Trina’s brother Bradley were great secondary characters.  Cait sucked me right in and made me demand more about these two guys.  So, lucky for me Travis and Bradley’s books will be coming in the near future!!

I would highly recommend this 145 page book and if you pre-order it now, it’s only $0.99 at Amazon!

Amazon Link: http://amzn.com/B015N1UT9M

A Little Snippet:

13 year old Matt:  “An object slapped his thigh from his suit.  He ran his hand along the inside of the pocket and tugged out a keychain.  The word DIVINE was etched into a metal plate with a squiggly mark under it.  She possessed everything:  a huge house, money, family. Yet a strange feeling overcame him that she’d given him her prize possession.  Slipping the keychain into his pants pocket, the unbearable burden that he wouldn’t survive lessened.”

 

Find Cait Here:

Website: http://caitjarrod.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cait-Jarrod-Author-500705936640529/timeline/

Reading Order:

Divine – Book 1 – Coming November 23, 2015

Destiny – Book 2 – Coming December 14, 2015

Desire – Book 3 – Coming January 18, 2015

Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ JanisF

Cover/Title Reveal and Giveaway for Invincible Summer by Seth King

I absolutely loved The Summer Remains and this book, Invincible Summer, continues Cooper Nichols journey.  If you haven’t read The Summer Remains, you have time to pick it up and read it before this book is released.

And Because I loved The Summer Remains so much,

I will be giving away one electronic copy through Amazon gift purchase.  

All you need to do to be eligible is leave a comment on my blog.  Winner will be announced on Monday, October 12, 2015.

Happy Reading!! 

********Contest Closed:  Winner Lori Pouncey (Using random.org)*********

RELEASE DATE: Fall 2015

invincible summer

::SYNOPSIS::

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.

::SNIPPET::

“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…”

**This can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading The Summer Remains first.

Click the link to read my Five Star Review of The Summer Remains:

https://bookreviewsjanisf.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/the-summer-remains-by-seth-king-2/

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Summer Crush a Young Adult Anthology

About the Book:

Summer Crush: A wonderfully romantic boxed set of Upper Young Adult short stories by today’s hottest authors.  (14+ Young Adult)  Book Releases on 8/21/2015 

Summer is the time for lazy days at the beach, sun-kissed hair, flip-flops, and sizzling nights with a new crush. Those stolen glances and first kisses can quickly spark a flame. However, the road to love isn’t always a smooth ride.

Every Summer has a story, whether it’s a second chance on love, seeing a friend in a different light, or taking a step in a new direction with someone special. Love and long days create endless possibilities, but can a summer crush really last?

My Four Star Review:

Each story was a little different but all focused on a summer romance and maybe taught you a little lesson along the way.  I truly enjoyed each one of them.

Sutton Summer by Sasha Hibbs:

“After breaking Dylan’s heart last year, McKenzie returns to Sutton Lake for another summer. McKenzie realizes love was in front of her the entire time, but is it too late for Dylan to forgive her?”

This was a story to remind you it’s not what’s on the outside that matters but what’s on the inside that really counts.  It was a hard lesson for McKenzie to learn but with the help of her Aunt Jenny, it ended up being a summer McKenzie will never forget.

Exquisite Torture by S.D. Wasley:
“16 year old Ryan thinks he’s in for the summer from hell, stuck at his Gran’s farm in a remote town … until he meets the adorable Connie. But why is she so cagey about her past?”

There was a bit of a mystery with this story.  Ryan isn’t very excited about going to his Grandmother’s house but he ends up being very proud of everything he accomplishes.  He meets Connie and all is definitely not what it seems.  You’ll be wrinkling your forehead trying to figure out what’s really going on.

Forbidden by Melissa Frost:

“The new guy in town has a bad reputation and a bad boy demeanor to go with it. Even so, Olivia can’t help feeling drawn to Gavin. Can she convince her mother he’s not the delinquent everyone believes, or will his past tear them apart?”

You don’t always have to believe what you hear and it’s okay to come to a conclusion about someone or something all on your own.  Olivia was drawn to Gavin and I’m glad she took the time to really get to know him.

Taking the Plunge by Diana Stager:
“Overwhelmed and alone, Jessica is a teenage mother struggling to give her son the best possible life. Erik, a lifeguard at the local pool, never expected the girl of his dreams to have baby in tow. They have issues, but will it keep them from pursing the relationship, or are they willing to take the plunge?”

Jessica really impressed me with how she wanted to live her life and take care of her son.  She struggled along the way but she still wanted what was best for her and him and got them help she needed when she needed it.  It was nice to watch the love blooming between her and Erik.

Boarderline Love by Deanna Dee:
Nearly drowning wasn’t part of Dalya’s vacation plans. Neither was being rescued by a guy with a perfect six pack and a haunted look in his eyes. Mason reminds Dalya too much of her over-protective older brother, but when he offers to teach her to surf, she can’t say no. Can Dalya get past her frustration with her brother to realize how much Mason means to her?

This story made me smile, laugh and even cry.  It was a truly entertaining story and fun to watch young love bloom to life.

An Ocean of Their Own by Bridie Hall:
“Lola spends her days trawling the sand dunes in search of the perfect subject for her art. She finds it in a solitary, beautiful girl. Sarah doesn’t just fill the pages in her sketchbook, she enchants Lola’s heart too. But how can Lola tell her family about Sarah?”

Sometimes when you fall in love, you just fall.  This was a very cute story of two young woman finding love on a summer beach.  I hold a very special place in my heart for Lola’s parents.

If you have a young adult reader at home or you like a good YA book, I would highly recommend this one.

Amazon Link:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013OHDB0Q/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B013OHDB0Q&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

******Coming Soon****** Girl Code: An Anthology

Only 9 days and Girl Code: An Anthology is Here!!!  (Publish Date: July 31, 2015)
All proceeds from sales are going to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Way to go girls!!!

Four best friends struggle with decisions that affect their lives, their hearts, and their futures. As sisters, they embrace the Girl Code.

Introduction by Julie Ann Walker.

Hope by Jessica Jayne:
Josephine “Joey” Lockhart escapes her past, herself and her home town of Pearl, Ohio to Florida after high school. Years later, she meets a man that refuses to let her hide behind her camera lens and encourages her out of her shell. Will he be the one to push her to feel for the first time?

Live by Lea Bronsen:
After seven years in drug hell, detoxing Juliette “Juls” Carrington returns to her hometown Pearl to attend her grandmother’s burial. Once more rejected by her family, she has a swim in a pond nearby when a mysterious camper, an ex-drunk, coaxes her to come to his hut in the woods. Together they must fight their inner demons for a chance to love…and live.

Faith by Cait Jarrod:
Selena Bodine escaped into the United States Air Force to leave behind a painful past and the one man who she refused to let herself love. Years later, an urgent call from her father brings her back to Pearl, Ohio and face to face with the man she still loves. But will the secret that Cullen is investigating her threaten their second chance?

Persistence by D.C. Stone:
Laydi Michaels has been running away from her past and bad memories for years. Finding herself wasn’t an easy task, but she’s managed to finally get to a point to where she wants to be. Only to wake up married to her boss….who fired her the night before. Wrapped in a case that puts her life in danger, and dealing with a grave situation back home in Pearl, Laydi figures out she wasn’t close to finding herself, and now, she’s risked everything.