Friday, May 22, 2015

Blog Tour: Capture by Penny Reid



by Penny Reid
Hypothesis #3
Publication Date: May 16, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, New Adult, Romance

Tour: Capture by Penny Reid
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Elements of Chemistry: CAPTURE is the third part in a three part series; it is 70k words.
Part 1 (ATTRACTION) will be released April 9, 2015.
Part 2 (HEAT) will be released April 30, 2015.
Part 3 (CAPTURE) will be released May 16, 2015.

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About Penny Reid

SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.


I am kinda speechless actually. Again. I mean I devoured this one. I read it in one sitting. And let me tell you... It is brilliant! It very very good.
I... welll... as I said. Me.... speechless.

Because how should I put to words what Reid did to my heart when I read this? I am not a writer after all...

So forgive the rather un-eloquent attempt to put to words what Reid has done here.
I think it is actually impossible to review this one as its own entity. Since the two previous sequels have kinda made me form an opinion on Elements of Chemistry. While I enjoyed Attraction, I was not sure this would be one of my favorites, I was convinced that Martin lacked depth...Then in Heat I changed my mind- completely.. I was totally and utterly won over. Team Martin ALL THE WAY. And then Reid went and blew every apart again in Capture.
Which is beyond amazing. I found my opinion of characters do a 180, again. My heart was shattered in Heat? Well in Capture Reid shredded those broken pieces to dust. I was so beyond devastated. And then she went about to slowly put it all together.

I really love the plot of this one. Well, clearly. But while I kinda knew what I could expect... Reid managed to surprise me. I was totally shocked by some of the things that happened. It's your romance with a great geeky twist.

If the character building was fabulous in Heat... This one.. well, it's genius. Somehow ALL my issues I had with certain peps in Heat, all my frustration was solved. Which would have made me happy either way. But again Reid went beyond my expectations and did it not just elegantly but so realistic. I not only believe the changes - I totally could see this work out in real life. Sigh. I well, again, I can't describe how touched and amazed I was by that.
Martin did the biggest transformation for me. I wasn't that sure how I felt in Attraction, then was totally taken by the broken and angry side of him but in Capture? Well, he is in my top ten book hotties after that. Not only did he change, but again, the changes are totally believable. Though to be honest, I was a bit flabbergast at times, felt like shanking him over the head- wondering where the pushy jock had gone. I mean it would have helped at times...
But talking about shanking: Kaitlyn? OMG. I wanted to shake her at times. But I so could relate to her. And I totally love how she got her spunk on. I adore that she in all of this, went and was honest to herself and not only grew so much, but found what was important to herself. Found somehow her own path.

That's exactly where Reid's mastery lies in my opinion. She is a wonderful writer. I love her prose, it's spunky, fun, geeky and clever. Yet, she manages to be sizzling, enticing and heartwarming at the same time. Capture not only encompasses all of this. But I swear she is getting better and better.
Looking back, after reading the entire serial, I am in total awe of Reid's mastery of her craft. Elements of Chemistry is masterfully constructed. It has a well thought out storyline, superb character building and then there are all the little details that just add up to a brilliant piece of work. The titles of the chapters? Clever. Then the three parts.. really brilliantly divided. So many things fall in place after one reads this. It's astounding.
Which brings me to the way this has been published. The serial format. While I dread the wait between the instalments- I am so glad I read this as a serial. The wait in-between somehow made this better. The way it was divided was so well done, that despite cliffies, which were at times painful to say the least, each part was more rewarding. Again this speaks in my opinion for Reid's immense talent.
The good news for all of you who don't like serials- all three parts have been publish and you can read them in one go!

So if you like new adult and romance novels- and you feel like a clever twist to your cute & fluffy : This should be on top of your TBR. Better go read it right now. I promise you won't regret it!


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Favorite Quotes:

We all belong to ourselves, until we have children. Then our children lease us for a long as they want.

Why is that weird? Honestly it was kinda nice. We were both adulting like adult adults who behave like adults.

No. I have plenty of reason. But without honour and goodness, reason isn't worth much.

"Just because you don't like people doesn't mean you can go around treating them like crap. What is so hard about being nice?""It's time-consuming."

Love, I decided, is being a sidekick.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: Ever Night by Gena Showalter

Ever Night

Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: InterMix
Pages: Kindle Edition, 106 pages
Genre: PNR
Release Date: May 19th 2015


The New York Times bestselling author of the Lords of the Underworld series transports readers to a new and dark world in this sexy, paranormal novella…

Rose Pascal is swept into a dark, haunting realm every year on her birthday, only to return home the next day. She dreads each visit…even as she craves appearing before the realm’s warrior king, a deliciously maddening man who has spent his life hunting and killing her kind—with good reason. They are supposed to be enemies, but neither can deny the passion sizzling between them. With time running out, can they find a way to be together forever?

Includes a preview of The Hotter You Burn


I like the idea of this, the world building is well done. Very cool, different yet it reminds me of several other if my favorite PNR

The writing is great. I actually haven't read much of Showalter, this kinda cemented that I really should read more...

The character building is good in some aspects and rather meh in others
I liked the MCs - I liked their struggles and their relationship with others...
I liked their spunk and strength
But then they went from hardass to soppy in three seconds- And it made me kinda crinch internally

I kinda had the same issues with the plot- starts off uber good- and ended too mooshy for me
I mean I did like the end- don't misunderstand me. I really did. BUT the change was way to sudden. It felt impossible
The romance felt rushed at the end as well.
And while in the beginning I was all in with the instas at the end of this it felt just a bit too much.

All in all- very entertaining and enticing read. But I wish Showalter would have made this into a longer story- since the end felt rushed and abrupt
Still I hope she will write more set in this world!


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Only Forever by Cristin Harber


The final part in Grayson and Emma's epic love story is available now! Grab ONLY FOREVER by Cristin Harber today! And if you missed the first part of their story, you can read ONLY FOR HIM here!



The fourth and final installment of the Only series. Must be read in order.

There comes a time when Emma must face the secret she kept from Grayson. But she never thought it would be while she stood on stage at Emerald’s. The seconds she has to convey that her life is in danger are lost in the devastation that she sees rip through him.

She pinches her eyes closed. “Don’t leave me. No matter how mad you are, please, please don’t leave me here alone.”

But there’s more on the line than just Emma’s safety. There’s the danger that brought Titan’s Delta team in to the strip club in the first place. A threat that’s too close to home, too close to the family, the daughter and woman Grayson plans to claim.

I push away the sudden spring of fear. Life’s too unknown, with hidden enemies and unseen terrors. The idea that I could lose her again… it’s unbearable.

A love story like Grayson and Emma needs a forever love, and somehow they’ll find their way to her fairytale.

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“You’ve always been by my side. From the day we met. And God knows there were years of secrets and storms and pain and tears, until I came out the other side.”


“I’m a better man, and I exist for you, for us.” I hold my breath and watch her silence. My chest hurts; my lungs burn. My throat is tight as I choke on the decades’ worth of sentiment. “I love both of you so deeply that my survival, my sanity, would be gone if I couldn’t be yours.”

My voice cracks, and her lips find mine. It’s a soft kiss but packs a powerful punch. She whispers, “We’re yours forever.”



Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

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What the Geeks Thought:

Review of Only For Him

Review of Only For Her

Review of Only For Us

Review of Only Forever

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Coveted: New Releases for Week 21 / 2015


Quite a few new releases have caught our interest this week. Not sure who will be reading which book, but Team Closet Geek is definitely looking forward to getting their hands on these pretties.

Deniz is currently reading Illusionarium- so there will be a review soon. (so far she is loving it)

Deniz is still fangirling over Only Forever. Her must-buy item for this week, especially since it is the last in the serial. So even for those who don't wanna do the serial thing- time to get the your hand on Only.

What will you be putting on your reader/shelves this week?


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