August 22, 2015

Autumn Rising by Seth King ~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW


Autumn Rising Blog Tour
Title: Autumn Rising
Author: Seth King



Autumn Mahal and Hank Basara know they should stay away from each other. Both recovering from the loss of a mutual friend, and each bearing scars of their own, they know their love would look like a worn cliché, a trite romance novel for teens, some crappy made-for-TV movie languishing on your great aunt’s DVR. But as summer gives way to September and flirtation leads to something deeper, they learn there are some types of love you cannot run from, no matter how hard you try to flee.
Hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful, Autumn Rising is a novella about the happiness we ruin for ourselves, the truths we can’t hide with a filter, and that elusive and victorious moment when we let love rush in and carry us to the sky. In a world of constant TMI, prepare to feel a story worth sharing – a story that will stay with you long after the summer fades to autumn.

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Review by: Ashley 

 Effing A! When I started reading this, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  The Summer Remainshad gutted me, torn me to pieces, and affected me in a way that I can’t find words to describe. So, I tried to go into this one without expectations.

Of course, that was impossible. And although Autumn and Hank’s story did not send me on the same roller coaster of emotion that Summer and Cooper’s story did, this one almost hurt more…because there was so much of ME in Autumn and Hank’s story. 

There was this one particular moment in the story that kicked me in the hind end. Simply put, it was this:

And these are the ultimate tragedies of the human race: that we run from what we love, that we embrace what is bad for us, and that we battle against what scares us.

For too much of our lives, we let fear control us, and we drown ourselves in self-deprecation, to a point that is not only unattractive, but where we truly believe it about ourselves. And Autumn (and a little bit Hank) does the same.

But I promise, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, a reminder of what we should be all about:

I’d rather bomb at something I loved than win at something that made me miserable. Because that’s not winning. That’s just misery.

Even if you haven’t read The Summer Remains (which I TOTALLY think you should) you should pick this one up and read it. It can remind us all of some valuable life lessons…even if it hurts to remember them.
4.5 Stars 

Review by: Amy E 

Autumn is an anomaly in the book world.  She isn't traditionally beautiful, she isn't sweet, shy, or thoughtful.  She is loud, brash, judgemental, and self centered.  She does what she wants with no regard to how it affects others and I loved everything about her.

Hank is reserved, dark, and quiet.  He doesn't say a lot but when he does speak you should listen.  His life hasn't gone how he wanted it to and he's still angry about it.

Together they are perfect and beautiful as they navigate they difficulties and joys in their lives.  They balanced each other and the story perfectly.  I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next.

I LOVE how Seth King doesn't sugar coat his stories.  They are hard hitting, truthful, emotional, and true to life.  Not everything is perfect, not everyone is perfect, life isn't perfect and in his books that works.

4 Stars 

Review by: Cristina 

I am all over the place with this one. It had so many different moments presented that at some points I felt sort of lost. It was quirky, it was misgiving, the need to want to be normal, and just not give up due to the life they were handed with. Overall though, as the story progressed it had serve a purpose and to look at life in a more positive way. 

Two people, Autumn Mahal and Hank Basra who are opposites in many ways but have one thing in common: the passing of a dear close friend who had impacted their lives. This is their story of facing that lost in hopes that they will be able to move on (whether it was together or alone) and to continue their life without feeling adrift. 

The 3.5 stars read was one that I was not expecting. Autumn was a toss up with her constant change in attitude and Hank liked and dealt with it when it came to her. The inner working minds of both characters reasonings were interesting. It had points where it was randomly funny then serious one moment and then moments that got pretty deep making me confused on how to feel about certain parts of the story. It was a mix of so many things going on at once leading to look profoundly at the words being said. The story had a lot of heart making me view the bigger picture of life. It is the perfect book of grieving, to overcome fear of living, and opening your eyes to love.

3.5 Stars 

A woman wearing a long skirt, with long blonde hair, is dancing and spinning, while silhouetted against the evening sky

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:: Author Bio ::

Seth King is a twenty-six-year-old American author. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Seth King
:: Other Books by Seth King ::

::: Synopsis :::

The Summer Remains
Publication Date: February 14, 2015
*This is a full-length standalone romance*

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.
As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app - and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.
Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

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The Goode Fight
Publication Date: October 12, 2014

:: Synopsis ::


In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.
I’m bad – but I don’t want to be bad anymore.
In fact, leaving my Nashville life behind and swearing off love forever was the only thing keeping me from falling back into my old ways and fucking up again, and I was doing pretty well at pretending to be good – until I met Taylor Haney, that is.
Now I can think of nothing but Taylor. Her shy smile…the way she fidgets with her hands when she gets nervous…the sounds she makes when I tie her to my bedposts and go to town on her…the way I get a glimpse of eternity when I look into her hazel eyes…
And that little lovey feeling is the worst thing of all, because it means I’m breaking all my old rules now – and that means nobody is safe. Especially Taylor.
Because the last girl I fell in love with is currently lying in Brentwood Cemetery.

The Goode Fight Cover

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Mrs. Robinson
Publication Date: November 24, 2014

::: Synopsis :::
How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?
Ben Bradley is a twenty-year-old student and aspiring MMA fighter with a dead-end day job and a desperate need for cash to help his disabled sister out of a tight spot. Grace Robinson is a lonely forty-something D.C. housewife who spends her time reading about red rooms of pain while her husband busies himself with the office interns. And with the arrival of a controversial new app called Hookd that matches attractive young men with powerful women willing to pay for their companionship, Ben and Grace soon find incredibly appealing – and risky – solutions to their problems.
With Hookd, Ben can easily make the money to save his beloved sister, while Grace can get back at her cheating husband and spice up her quiet nights with the kind of hot, anonymous sex she only reads about in books. All they have to do now is get over their moral hang-ups and press download…
And then hope Grace’s vindictive husband, Congressman Richard Robinson, stays in the dark once Mrs. Robinson’s affair explodes into something more passionate and erotic than she could have ever imagined.

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