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Friday, October 18, 2013

Tour! A Review & Giveaway of Allusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom




Allusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: December 18, 2012
Publisher: Amber Glow Books

The Blurb:
What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!

Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

But, Max--her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet--hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking.

When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.

But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?


My Review:
Allusive Aftershock is the first book I've read by Susan Griscom. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I found that I truly enjoyed this story. The plot and characters were very well built and put together. Adela is an endearing character, although I don't understand why she was so attracted to Max or how they could have been friends for so long. She seemed too smart and good hearted to want to be with someone like him. Max was a selfish jerk. So, it just didn't make sense to me. Courtland was the total opposite and completely lovable. I liked him right away. He reminded me a little of my husband so, that made him that much more fun to read about.

The author really showed life in the face of a tragedy. She showed the nature of people, such as some of the townsfolk, and how they changed in response to everything. Some for the better, and others... not so much. The fact that earthquakes happen, and that everything in this book is a complete possibility was something that really made you think. Allusive Aftershock was gripping and believable, and I'd like to check out some of this authors other books now.

Allusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom was provided to me by Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

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About the Author:
Susan Griscom daydreams often. And sometimes her daydreams interfere with her daydreams not to mention real life. Because, let’s face it, her character’s lives are so much more exciting. Sometimes it’s young adult or new adult or just plain old mainstream fiction and sometimes it’s paranormal romance, where her playing field delves into a different milieu than the usual vampires and werewolves. Some day she might write about fangs and fur, but for now she prefers sticking to strong heroes and heroines confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and abilities beyond the norm, mixed with some steamy romance to get the blood boiling.

Susan lives in the Sierra Foothills in Northern California with her very romantic husband, her small yippy dog, Riley, and her humongous black cat, Saké. Her family consists of his and hers; four wonderful sons and one beautiful daughter, and seven grand angels.

Susan loves when a story takes hold and pulls her into the fantasy, that’s magic.

To learn more about Susan Griscom and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter

Grand prize giveaway Prizes: 
--One paperback copy + Swag (US only)
--One audiobook copy (INTL)
--One ebook copy (INTL)
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3 comments :

  1. This sounds like a really realistic portrayal of what happens after a natural disaster. Really happy you liked it! Great review!

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  2. Thanks for the beautiful post and review. So glad you could be on the tour.

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  3. Thanks ladies!! The tour was a blast!! :o)

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