Dec 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Sun Poisoned by Nikki Ray ~ Spotlight ~ Guest Post ~ Review ~ Giveaway !!!



MY QUESTION OF THE DAY IS:

Did you like my review? What do you think about my reviews? Did I succeed in convincing you about the awesome content of these books?


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Sun Poisoned (Sunshine #2)
by Nikki Rae
Release Date: June 28th, 2013

Synopsis:

Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it.

She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. However, some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old lives still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.

Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren't about her; Myles is hiding something as well, something Sophie isn’t sure she wants to know.

And one lie will change everything.

No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.

Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.

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MY THOUGHTS:

Rating: 5 Stars


I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side which I’m excited to share with ya all!

Firstly I would like to thank Nikki Rae, author of Sun Poisoned for giving me this wonderful opportunity of reading and reviewing her fabulous book.

The story is ‘OH.MY.GOD’ awesome! The first book was great and this one is super great. The way the characters and the plot developed in this sequence is remarkable and hats off to Nikki for her award-winning world-making and writing skills. She just nailed it, literally!

The emotional whirlwind that Sophie faces will suck the reader in this turmoil too and you’ll be left devastated after experiencing this heart wrenching pain that Sophie is undergoing. The presentation is awesome and the way the story took off is just perfect.

The sequence starts where sunshine left us, well totally desperate and anxious for the next book in this series and let me tell you that the author kept her word and didn't disappoint her readers, not at all. If you loved Sunshine then you’re going to heart Sun Poisoned.

The chemistry and relation between Myles and Sophie is the cream and essence of this story and the author made this essence more developed and flourished which spiced up the story as well.
The story takes unusual paths and you’ll be shocked when the biggest secrets will come into the path of light. I’m really impressed by this sequel and I’m anxious waiting for the next book Sun Damaged to release.

Hope to get a chance to review it as well, after all these kind of fresh and unusual stories are hard to find nowadays! So grab your copy and enjoy!



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Sunshine (Sunshine #1)
by Nikki Rae
Release Date: June 28th, 2013

Synopsis:

18 year old Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. Sure, she’s not exactly happy, but happiness is nothing compared to being like everyone else. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything. Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. When accident after accident keeps happening to Sophie, she can’t help noticing that he’s everywhere. That he knows too much. That she’s remembering too much.

It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.

She almost forgot about that part.

But Sophie has no plans to ruin the normal life she has created for herself. She can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if word has gotten around to the wrong vampire about Sophie and Myles, even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems. Now she has to stay alive.

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MY THOUGHTS:

Rating: 5 Stars


I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side which I’m excited to share with ya all!

Firstly I would like to thank Nikki Rae, author of Sunshine for giving me this wonderful opportunity of reading and reviewing her fabulous book.

The ride was really interesting and mesmerizing. The plot and story line is totally unique and fresh and doesn't make you roll your eyes at the end of every chapter. The world that the author created was perfect and fully flourished that at times the story seemed real unlike other books where you cannot connect with the story at all and I kept on reading aloud Sophie’s dialogues like I got transported into her character.

I loved the story and the kick-ass heroine Sophie won hearts and stole the day for me. She was strong, confident and totally butt-kicking and had a great fashion sense with a modern touch to it, well you know the adorable pink hair! She wasn't weak, whimsical, delusional damsel in distress who has to be rescued by the mighty vampire all the times, even from tripping on her own feet and falling butt first on her own front porch! (Well guys you’re quite clever to know whom I’m indicating).

Myles, oh Myles! Girls you’re going to chant his name just like I did after reading the story. He’s to-die-for handsome with a sense of fashion unlike our other vamps having old-hag fashion style. He is sexy (well that’s obvious) and sweet as well (deadly combination).

Well, guys it's time that you stop chanting Edward Cullen’s name because Nikki provided us all with a better option and you'll love to move on with sexy Myles.
The supporting characters were great and really added spice to the story and as the story progresses you’ll be totally surprised by the unexpected twists and turns that our brilliant author came up with.
All in all a great paranormal and YA genre story which ya all are definitely going to love and the cover of the book, well do I have to say something about that? I don’t think so, it’s totally obvious that it mesmerized people on the first sight and won half the points for our beloved author.

So grab your copy folks and you won’t regret your decision, I bet!



GUEST POST: 

Topic: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Becoming a Published Author

1.     There’s the writing and editing side of being self-published and then there’s the promoting, getting people to read your work and review it side. They’re both rewarding in different ways, and going into it, I knew it would be a lot of work. I just didn’t take into account just how much. Slowly, I’ve adjusted to it and fit it all into my schedule, but when I was first starting out, it was challenging.

2.     That once my work was out there, I was able to breathe. For me, stories well up and build inside of me. I need to write. I have to. For a while, I thought publishing my work would take that magic away and only cause a feeling of dread because my stories are so personal to me, and I didn’t want anyone judging them. But I’ve found that once a story is out there, it no longer belongs to just me. People like them or hate them and over time I’ve made my peace with that.

3.     Work-shopping still works. I only ever work-shopped stuff that I never thought would see the light of day and never anything I’ve had hopes of publishing. I think that was mostly fear, and I wanted to keep my workshop life and my author life private. But recently, I’ve started sharing work I want to one day put out there, and the responses have been awesome, and I’m learning even more about myself.

4.     The internet is your friend. When I first started, I didn’t want a twitter or a goodreads or anything like that. But I think the internet is an amazing tool that you absolutely need if you want to be an author right now. I get to tell everyone news the moment it happens, like when my books go on sale. I can talk with readers and connect with people too, which is one of the things I like most about being a self-published author..

5.     Just how much my work would affect people. The Sunshine Series deals with a lot of heavy issues. I knew that the book(s) had the potential to turn people off to me as an author or that some wouldn’t understand what I was trying to do. Although that’s happened a few times (which is fine), mostly readers have responded positively to the dark subject matter I like to put into my writing, and some have reached out to me to share their stories as well. Again, this is a connection. One that wouldn't have happened if I hadn’t pushed that little publish button.

6.     How many doors this would open for me. My first book, Sunshine, came out January 28th, 2013. It hasn’t even been out a year. Since I published it, I’ve been on Amazon’s top 100 ebooks for three months straight, made amazing connections with bloggers and other authors, spoken at two colleges about “my journey”, and I was even interviewed for a TV show (a local one, but still freaking cool!). When I published, I thought a few people would read my book and I would have been fine with that, but so much more has come out of it than I could have ever imagined.

7.     I’ve become a better editor. Editing is something I’ve always loved doing for my writer friends and workshop buddies. Being published somehow puts a new spin on things. When you have the fact in the back of your head that hundreds(or more) people will be reading your work, it makes you strive to be even better, edit your work more, and carry it through to when you're editing the work of others.

8.     Time management is the key. Before I was published, I let stories build up and then wrote them out whenever I felt like it. Now, I have deadlines, people wanting to read more, and so I have to schedule out my writing time more, which in my opinion, has made me a stronger writer, because I have to write more.

9.     I’m in control of everything. I get to set the deadlines, the release dates, write the blurb on the back of the book, etc. At times it can be overwhelming, but mostly I love this aspect. I’m my own boss and the amount of work I do directly affects how well my books do.

10.How supportive real-life people would be. When you’re a writer, people tend to say, “oh that’s nice”, ask you a few questions about what you write about and that’s that. When you tell them you’re on Amazon, or that they can actually get your book to read, a lot of them are interested. I thought the opposite would happen. I was taught that self-publishing meant that you couldn’t get published any other way. It was something to be ashamed of and not talked about. And that still happens to me of course, but I think that it’s changing. People like how accessible my books are, and they view me as more of a “real” person.

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About the author: NIKKI RAE




Nikki Rae is a student and writer who lives in New Jersey. She is an independent author and has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists. She is the author of The Sunshine Series and concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. She writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.


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TOUR-WIDE GIVEAWAY:

Rules:

·         There will be ONE winner
·         You must be 13 or older to enter this giveaway
·         It's an INTERNATIONAL giveaway.
·         Each day there will be available a #QOD (question of the day) in each participant blog. You can earn more points by answering the answers.

·         For those who don't know how this works, the winners will be those who have participated the most. Meaning, the winners will be those who have more points. No Rafflecopter luck this time, Book Addicts. This is all on you now! If there's a draw, then the odds will decide and this time the Rafflecopter luck would be a major factor deciding if you win or not.

THE PRIZE:

Grand Prize: E-books of Sun Shine and Sun Poisoned + an autographed post card (INT)
Two winners will win (1) e-book of both Sunshine and Sun Poisoned (INT)
Four winners will win an autographed Post card (INT)

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