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Whoo Hoo! Check this out! Airicka Phoenix's Newest Creation! Finding Kia! This is another, best seller, from the creative genius who brought us, oh so many beloved book boyfriends, such as Isiah, Octavian, and my Favorite, Spencer! and now Adam has been added to the list! :)
Title: Finding Kia
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing
Release date: August 20, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Warnings: Language. Sexual Content. (16+) Formats: e-book, paperback Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EORO49I/ Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18206288-finding-kia Other Novels: http://www.amazon.com/Airicka-Phoenix/e/B00906AGHM/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1375770776&sr=1-2-ent
Finding Kia Synopsis
“Maybe you should avoid me tonight.” His arm slipped around my waist and I was drawn into his chest. “If I only have this one night with you, the last thing I’m going to do is stay away.” Kia Valentines had always accepted the fact that she was a nerd, a nobody. It was a badge she wore with honor, until the day she saved Claudia DeLorenzo’s life and lost herself. When offered the chance to shed her identity for a single night, Kia never believed it would change her life. It was one night. It meant nothing, or it shouldn't have. But that single night turned out to be her undoing when she finds passion in the arms of the one person she can never have. Adam Chaves was more than just a gorgeous face, he made her laugh, but more importantly, when he looked at her, she felt like the most beautiful girl on earth. But Adam has no idea that Kia was the girl behind the mask and Kia has no intention of telling him. But a secret can only be kept if no one else knows about it. Claudia knows and she wants something Kia isn't willing to give in order to keep it. Will Kia succumb? And just how far is Claudia willing to go to get what she wants?
“She’s talked about you, but she never warned me just how dangerous you were.”
Somehow, I really doubted he meant in a Charlie’s Angels, sexy in tights kind of way. “I am not dangerous!”
His brow lifted as his gaze darted to the binder drip drying in the sink. “Could have fooled me.”
This was so not the way I wanted him to remember me, like some clumsy whack job with balance issues. “Those were accidents.”
“And the restaurant?”
“Accident!” I was sticking to that story if it killed me.
The corner of his lips twitched. “Sure thing, nena.”
“Kia,” I corrected him. “My name—”
“I know,” he said. “I haven’t forgotten.”
Right. “You just called me Nena.” Yeah, I was so not impressed.
He rolled a pink tongue over his teeth. “It means baby in Spanish.”
Baby? He called me baby? Wait, what kind of baby? The hot, seductive sort or the, you need a diaper change sort?
He laughed. “Do you always think so hard?”
“Yes,” I said automatically. “I think. I’m a thinker.”
I frowned. “Why?” Better yet… “How?”
He grinned. “I’m a doer.”
My Review of Finding Kia!
Rated it 5 Awesome Stars!
FK was an awesome read, why? Let me tell you. I am already a huge fan of Phoenix, and her books get better and better. This book, Finding Kia, had the same swoon worthy Romance, but she added in a bit of mystery and fun. As the reader, YOU know "the woman behind the mask" but Airicka still manages to twist your insides as the characters work to find Kia. It's not all fun and masks, this one night of mysterious fun had unforeseen consequences...and a frenemy to go along with it.
Kia~ LOVE HER! She is the nerdy girl we all harbour whether outwardly or not. The sweater wearing, get up and out the door in a hurry girl.
Adam~ He's pretty freakin' cool! He has all the makings of a swoon worthy book boyfriend. He's cute, charming, and exciting..which means one thing...He could be dangerous to a tender heart.
Claudia~ She's a nice-sty kinda girl. That is all I am going to say so I don't give anything away.
Vanessa~ We should all be so lucky as to have a friend like her.
As for flow of the story~ Well I kept clicking the page button on my kindle. I read this in a day because I couldn't put it down. And Plot? Yea, I got lost in it.
So in closing, basically, Finding Kia, was a kick ass read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story full of laughter, sauciness, smart-ass remarks and all that goes with it.
Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of The Touch Saga, Games of Fire and Octavian's Undoing
with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix.
For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her website at: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/
Have we got a great treat for you! Today is the last stop on the Sugar Coated Blog Tour! YAY!! We are excited you could join us! So before we get to the good stuff, lets give you a little bit of info on the book, shall we?
Sugar Coated blurb:
An unhealthy addiction to sugar cubes, a deep-seated fear of water, and universal luxury—these are the simple things that make up 18-year-old Brynn's Utopian existence. Why, then, is her perfect life also plagued with unanswered questions? Like every other resident of the planet Halcyon, Brynn's home provides everything she needs, money is unheard of, and life is perfect. But unlike the rest of Seaside's residents, Brynn has questions. Why can't people leave the city? Why does the ocean fill everyone with terror? Who are the Workers? Not only is Brynn curious where others are compliant, but she suffers from chronic nightmares of an angelic woman torturing her for information she doesn’t possess. But these are more than just figments of her imagination; they're memories of things that never happened. When Brynn meets Jonah, a brilliant, library-dwelling boy who shares her questions and her curiosity, they formulate a plan to find answers. Somewhere, the perfect veneer of Halcyon's instant gratification
hides a city that only Brynn knows about—a city she and Jonah are determined to find. But will finding the city give them answers, or simply uncover the horrific truth behind the perfection?
Sugar Coated Excerpt:
Blinding white lights flashed into life, revealing a room less cavernous and imposing than she had
expected. Instead, the room with the white walls, ceilings, and floor was quite small; small enough for her to run from one end to the other without ever breaking a sweat. It took a moment for her eyes to adjust and once they did, she still couldn’t be sure of what she was seeing. There seemed to be a complete lack of color in this small room, as if it had been drained right before her arrival and was shining more brightly because of its recent purge.
Brynn blinked her eyes a few more times, trying to clear the spots that sprang into existence when the less-than-subtle lights had ignited. Now that she had a proper hold on her surroundings, she could see the impossibility of the room. There were no windows. There were no doors. There was no way in or out. So how had she gotten there?
“We apologize for any inconvenience your death may cause you at this time,” said a smooth, soothing female voice over what Brynn could only describe as a loudspeaker. If the woman’s voice hadn’t been so calm and collected, it may have taken her less time to understand exactly what she was saying before the sickly sweet smell of sugar hit her nose; like cookies right out of the oven.
This wasn’t just a room. It was a death chamber.
“We appreciate your cooperation and would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the best thing to do in this situation is enjoy this smell, generated for your pleasure,” the voice told her, never losing that deep, rich timbre.
Brynn thought that if she hadn’t been in an obviously dire situation, she would have loved nothing more than to listen to the beautiful voice and smell the sweet sugar all day long. But as it turned out, there wasn’t much time left in her day right at that moment.
Listening to the woman’s instructions against her better judgment, Brynn took one deep breath, enjoying the smell of the unnaturally rich sugar before her cheek made contact with the hard white floor with a sickening thud.
Shannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of
reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in either California or Utah... they still can't decide. Shannen loves to hear from readers, so feel free to contact her at Shannencbooks@hotmail.com or visit her website for more information: http://shannencbooks.blogspot.com