Friday, 4 October 2013

Embrace blog tour

EmbraceBlogTour
Synopsis:
EmbraceFrontCover_WebEvan Allen is a handsome, athletic, southern gentleman who now attends Georgia Southern University for no good reason. After what he expected to be the romantic gesture of the century, Evan is looking at no friends, a year of ineligibility on the football team, and no girl.
He's starting over alone and doesn't know quite how to proceed. Certain members of The Crew refuse to let him face things by himself, taking him under their wing, and it doesn't take the ladies long to notice him, either.
Sometimes life doesn't go as you had planned. Sometimes it goes better.
Embrace it.
Embrace, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut New Adult romance, Emerge
Shona's review 4 of 5 stars
I'm not really sure where to start with this review and its been almost two days since I finished reading the book. That I was going to enjoy it was never in question. I have been waiting eagerly for this book since finishing Emerge and when it finally fell into my inbox I had to rush through the book I had been reading so that I could find out what would happen with Evan.
I wasn't so taken with Evan when we first met him, I felt that while he loved Laney he didn't ever really go after her, until that very last chapter that is. Evan in this book seems like an almost different person, and I fell in love with him. His torment over his failing friendship with Laney is painful at times, and it makes me hate Laney a little bit, especially when she tries to push too hard. As you can guess from the cover of the book Evan gets lucky and meets a girl who is perfect for them. The girl kind of blew me out of the water. I was completely blindsided by her. We didn't really get a chance to know her in the first book and I felt really guilty when we got to know her in this book. She is lovely and a perfect match for Evan.
I think some authors would have rushed the 'fix' on Laney and Evans friendship and Hall avoids this. The rebuilding of their friendship is a gradual one and sometimes painful in stages on both parties. Hall has done an amazing job writing the members of The Crew, they all feel like fully fleshed out characters, not one of them feels 2 dimensional. SO much so that it leaves us begging for more in the Evolve series. I NEED Sawyers story now! He needs his HEA and i want to be there to witness it.
About S.E Hall
S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.
EXCERPT
LANEY
Lunch is even more fun- oh, not here, but somewhere, I’m sure. I sit down with Zach and Sawyer, my stomach so in knots I’m not sure I can eat, so I peacefully concede my whole plate over to Sawyer when he’s eaten at least half of my fries rather than slap away his hand like I usually do.
Zach’s mesmerized by his phone, shocker, so I kick him under the table. “Ow,” he leans down and rubs his leg. “What the hell was that for?”
“I don’t know,” I shrug, “tell me something interesting.”
“Avery says hey,” he says, staring at his phone again.
“Oh my God, if that’s the best you’ve got, I’m screwed.”
Sawyer stops inhaling his, make that my food, just long enough to interrupt. “Avery huh? Kirby get on your nerves too?”
Okay, this is a conversation that may actually keep me entertained.
“Kirby’s cool, she doesn’t get on my nerves, but I’m definitely more into Avery,” he smiles shyly.
Yes! I lost $20 on Sawyer, but just won the same with Zach’s confirmation, so I break even!
“Well no wonder Kirby’s gone if you’re getting into Avery more.”
“Sawyer!” I smack the back of his head. “Say nothing Zach, I mean it.” This convo is going seriously downhill fast but actually gets worse when Sawyer speaks again.
“Sig party tomorrow night man, you in? We’re heading over when I get off, bout eleven.”
“Who’s we?” Zach asks.
“Me and Evan,” Sawyer darts one eye at me, shifting a bit in his seat.
“Nah man, ya’ll go. I’m gonna hang with Avery. What are you gonna do Laney?”
“Um, not go to a party with Sawyer and Evan,” I laugh, half-heartedly. “I’ll be doing whatever Dane has planned I’m sure. And Sawyer?” I stare at him until he reluctantly meets my eyes. “I appreciate you taking Evan under your wing, honestly. Just make sure you and I stay close too, alright?” I give him a pleading smile. I’d really miss Sawyer if we grew apart.
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Giveaways

GIveaway 1:
Ebook of Emerge, Ebook of Embrace, A signed postcard and a rubber Team Bracelet
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GIveaway 2:
2 Winners each get; 1 signed Emerge, bookmark, postcard and team Bracelet.
Signed poster from Donald Criola

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