Wednesday, January 9, 2013

THE EDGE OF NEVER BLOG TOUR ~ REVIEW and GIVEAWAY

 
 
I am so excited to be hosting The Edge of Never Blog Tour today! The tour is being hosted by AToMR Tours; be sure to check out the tour homepage for the complete schedule. My stop includes a review of The Edge of Never and the tour giveaway.  
 
 
 
The Edge of NeverSeries: Stand alone
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Publisher: J.A. Redmerski
Publication Date: 11/15/12

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?


Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction

 
Finding love and learning to live on the road to nowhere.
 

"This is your life, Camryn Bennett. This is your life."
 
Camryn Bennett is stuck. A twenty-year-old girl with an old, old soul, Camryn struggles to fight the drowning feeling that threatens to pull her under. A girl who has experienced tragedy and disappointment, she wants out. Out of the routine that she fears will take over her life. Out of the eyes of the friends and family who watch her. Out of the normal. Camryn doesn't have the answers, not even close. She only knows, she can't be here.


"I'm not sure what it is that I want, but I feel it deep in the pit of my stomach. It's there sitting dormant. I'll know it when it see it."  ~Andrew
 
On the seats of a bus, Camryn Bennett meets Andrew Parrish, and her life is changed. At first standoff-ish, Camryn slowly begins to trust Andrew. And though he's gorgeous, and she can't help but be attracted to him, that's not what truly pulls Andrew and Cam together. There's more at play on their journey, it's a connection that goes deep. A meeting of kindred spirits. Two souls that are lost, but just might be able to reach their destination together.

I love "road trip" books. I love them even more when the characters are in search of more than an endpoint. When the journey means more than a destination. Andrew and Camryn were destined to find one another, each needed one another more than they could ever imagine. Andrew teaches Cam to let go, not worry what others think of her, to be happy, to live.

"Never hold back, Camryn Bennett; be sure to do what you want in life, say what you feel and never be afraid to be yourself. Fuck what everybody else thinks. You're living for you, not them."
 
 
What Camryn gives Andrew isn't quite as obvious, initially. But as time goes by, and Cam becomes more entrenched in his heart and mind, Andrew learns what it means to finally experience unconditional love. To be able to love someone with his whole heart. To have someone who wants to experience life and love the same way he does. His soulmate. 

I won't lie, The Edge of Never is heavy. Camryn and Andrew have issues that will test their relationship. There are circumstances that may force them apart for good. The test each other, push one another to go farther, love harder, dig deeper. The way love should be when the two are in it, together. I guess what I'm saying is, have some tissues handy, this is a tumultuous ride.


The Edge of Never is much like life, and love: It's hard. It's messy. It's not always easy. But if you can make it through to the other side, it is always worth it.



Favorite Quotes:

  And when you're thinking more about the positive aspects of a bus ride, instead of the negative, it's easy to forget that there's anything negative about it at all. There is a guy sitting next to me with beautiful green eyes and a beautiful sculpted face and a beautiful way of thinking. There's no such thing as a bad bus ride when you're in the company of something beautiful.
  I shouldn't be here...


  "Andrew?"
  "Yeah?"
  We keep our eyes on the sky.
  "I wanted to say thank you."
  "For what?"
  She answers after a pause: "For everything: for making me shove your clothes into that bag instead of folding them and for turning the music down in the car so it wouldn't wake me up and for singing about raisins." Her head falls to the side and so does mine. She looks me in the eyes and says, "And for making me feel alive."


 "I will do anything for you, Camryn Bennett. I don't care what it is, I don't care...anything you ever ask me to do and I would do it. No exceptions."


  "Jesus, Cam, you really hit the jackpot with this one." She sits across from me sipping her iced latte. "Guys that perfect are rare."
  "Well, he's not perfect," I say, sloshing my straw around in my cup. "He's got a dirty mouth, he's stubborn, he forces me to do shit I don't want to do and he always gets his way."
  Natalie grins and sucks on her straw.
  Then she points at me briefly. "See, like I said: perfect."


You can purchase The Edge of Never at:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble

GIVEAWAY
(1) Signed paperback copy of THE EDGE OF NEVER, (1) Kindle or Nook copy, (1) sterling silver custom book pendant necklace $200 value. Open to United States and Canada only.

 
 
 
 
 
About the author:
J. A. RedmerskiAuthor of THE DARKWOODS TRILOGY and DIRTY EDEN, mother, werewolf & zombie fanatic, book addict and a happy hermit obsessed with the Universe. Oh, and AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.
Addictions: Starbucks every morning, trolling Barnes & Noble’s shelves once a week, detesting winter, shopping flea markets and preparing for the collapse of society as we know it. Do I own a tin foil hat? Maybe. :-)
I was born in Arkansas and have lived here most of my life, except the couple of times when I lived in Pennsylvania. I started my first novel at the age of thirteen and have been writing something ever since. Generally, I love characters in life and on paper. I pay attention to people, especially those whose personalities make them different from the rest of us: the drug addict roaming the Laundromat that talks to himself, the young, inattentive mother in the park with the meanest kid on the playground – (the entire cast of ‘Swamp People’) – characters fascinate me and I hope that it shows in my literary work.
 
 
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40 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read this book for a long time and I'm so mad at myself for passing up the tour! Your review really shows what an amazing book you think it was, I love all of the little quotes you included. (:

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  2. Oh no tissues are needed?!?! I've been dying to read this one and I have it but just need the time. I also love love road trip books and the journey to finding yourself and over coming your problems. Hope they make it out of the journey together.

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  3. One of my all time favorite books!! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  4. Your review is so awesome Andrea!! And the quotes you chose, I love those. This book was so much more than I expected. I love when a book brings out all of my emotions.

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  5. Awesome! Thanks for the review, Andrea! Glad you loved it! :-) And thanks for participating in my tour.

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  6. Beautiful review Andrea! I recently bought this one and I can't wait to fit it in to my reading schedule because I have a feeling it is going to make me have all the feels. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Gah...I love this book and I love Andrew. Gorgeous story.

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  8. Great review...can't wait to read this story.

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  9. What a nice review. Usually I like my fiction a bit lighter and funnier but it sounds very intriguing.

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  10. Awesome review. I am almost done with this and I love it so much, and I totally love Andrew.

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  11. Oh this book sounds so flippin good. I must read this. Lately I am a sucker for heartache and such haha. Fabulous review!

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  12. Ahhh! This book sounds amazing, just amazing. I definitely, definitely need to read this! Great review! :)

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  13. Cam sounds like an engaging mc. I can't wait to read this one.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  14. This book is AMAZING! I hope to win a paperback copy! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  15. Ooooh... Can't wait to read the book. The excerpt sounds amazing.
    Enjoyed the review and thanks.
    lorih824@yahoo.com

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  16. I realllyyy want to read this! I love the quotes that you chose!

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  17. Great interview! I want to win this book now :)

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  18. This is hot on my wishlist, delightful review!

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  19. It sounds like a good book with chracters with complicated situation. Very interesting. Thank you for the review.

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  20. The book sounds so good, I can't wait to read it, hopefully soon :)

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  21. Awesome review!! Loved The Edge of Never it's one of my favorite books!!

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  22. Great review! Sounds right up my alley. Can't wait to read it :)

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  23. Oh I'm liking the sound of this book Andrea! I adore books which leave you with so much more than you expected! I'm glad you enjoyed this! I think I will definitely have to give this book a try soon! Great review! :)

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  24. Hi Andea! Thanks for the great review and all of the quotes. I was glad to be able to stop in on the tour. I love road trip books and would love to read this. Sounds like a great adventure.

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  25. I loved this review. This is one of the TBR books on my list!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  26. Gorgeous review! I have this one on my kindle already, so I'm excited to read it! I love this cover, SO MUCH! I'm not sure why, but it's memorable to me.

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  27. Andrew!!! LOVED this book and I cried my eyes while reading it.

    Valerie

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  28. I ended up loving this one, as you know, Andrea. I didn't know there was a blog tour going for this. As usual I have my head under a rock somehow. I love your review and quotes! So thrilled you loved it too. :)

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  29. Ah~ I love this book so much <3 Great review! I'm so happy for this blog tour :)

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  30. I have this one on my TBR list and it is getting awesome reviews from my goodreads friends!!

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  31. i like the fact that it is mentioned that the book, like life, isn't easy but it's worth it.

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  32. I'd love to read this book! I've heard so many great things about it! <3

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  33. My book club just finished this one...So good!

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  34. Andrea, this was truly an amazing review. I don't know what I'm waiting for. You, along with quite a few other bloggers have convinced me again and again that this book is emotionally amazing. I already know I'm in love with Andrew so I don't know why I can't seem to sit down and start this one. I've got a lot of ARCS due at the end of Jan/beginning of Feb but after those I'm starting this book!

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  35. I have been seeing this around everywhere and have heard nothing but amazing things about it. I can't wait to see how this one turns out. The plot, characters and the emotions of this book all sound great. I just can't wait to get it in my hands. Loved the quotes you picked.

    Fantastic review, Andrea! Glad you enjoyed this! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair 

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  36. This one looks so good! Everyone keeps talking about it, I can't wait to read it.

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  37. Great review! I really enjoyed this book too!

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  38. Great review. I can't wait to read this :)

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  39. Just got this book the other day! Can't wait to read it! Great review :)

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