First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!
There’s a Rafflecopter giveaway over at the Blogging from A to Z blog
It’s day one of this great event. This blog will have reviews and tour stops on February 4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 27, and 28.
Today I’m featuring one of my A to Z teammates, a friend, a fellow author:
We’re talking about her book Runaway, which exists thanks to the A to Z Challenge. I’ve reviewed it on my blog before.
Check out this post by clicking here.
Before I get to the review, let me recap a little conversation…
Me: I finished reading that choose-your-erotica book you mentioned.
“Friend” (note the quotes…) : Did you find secret scene?
Me: Secret scene? You mean the secret she has for most of the book?
“Friend“: No! There’s a secret scene from one of the choices. I found it. Didn’t you find it? Who did she end up with?
Me: The dog owner was texting her, but she ended up single and fine with it.
“Friend“: I can’t believe you missed the secret scene.
Me: I can’t believe how much I hate you right now.
I then reread the book, making different choices. And then… read it again. The scene! I found the scene!
Yes, this does make me cooler than the rest of you.
The cover of the book, by the way, is a bed (or mattress) that’s bondage ready. That cover should be your clue to how high on the heat scale this could be.
Some of the book takes part in my home state of PA. (I was looking for a book with a setting in my hometown for a reading challenge in 2015.)
I read the book three times (in my quest for the secret scene). I enjoyed all three read-throughs. There is a good amount of suspense, making it more like a mystery-thriller, in several of the choices. It’s easy enough to believe that this could be real; that the characters could exist, as could the scenarios. Runaway was as fun to read as every other choose-your-adventure book I’ve picked up. It might be hardcore, it might be softcore, there are some HEA and some not, or it might just be a suspense with some romance… the reader decides.
I read erotica when it is written by someone I know or recommended to me. (This book was a recommendation.) I was pleasantly surprised by how fun this was to read. Perhaps because I was able to decide her fate. The only problem I had was that I didn’t get that secret bonus scene on the first read, so I had to go back! Okay, that’s not a bad problem to have, and speaks more to my stubborn determination. It was a fun journey.
The book has a new cover since I read it. It use to be a bed, but now it’s sneakers.
Book’s genre: “Choose Your Adventure”/ Erotica
Book’s title: Runaway
Brief description of the book:
Join Aralyn as she runs from her past in this Erotic Choose Your Own Adventure novel. Aralyn leaves town when her life is turned upside down. Your blood will race as you explore a new town and new people with Aralyn. She might even get to explore a BDSM Dungeon! Make your own choices and find out.
Join Aralyn as she runs from her past in this Erotic Choose Your Own Adventure novel. Aralyn leaves town when her life is turned upside down. Your blood will race as you explore a new town and new people with Aralyn.
Is this a diverse book? yes
EXCLUSIVE TOUR CONTENT: Scene / excerpt from the book
“Chilly,” she said with a shiver.
“I know,” he said with a smile. “We wouldn’t want the ice to melt too quickly, now would we?” She raised an eyebrow at him, but she wasn’t entirely sure she understood what he meant. “Can we play?”
“With the ice?” she asked.
“Yes,” he said.
“Okay,” she said, a little too eagerly.
Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was “given life”?
A friend of mine recommended the challenge and I thought it would be fun! I loved the idea of the readers participating.