Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blog Tour: Review/Playlist and Giveaway Just Breathe by Kendall Grey




Synopsis:

He made a deal with the devil to save the woman he loves…

After tragedy rocks the foundation of their relationship, Australian Sentinel Gavin Cassidy and whale biologist Zoe Morgan call it quits. Gavin can’t forgive himself for shattering her trust, and being with the sexy rock star is killing Zoe. Literally.

But love—and duty—are powerful motivators, and alliances are forged in the most unlikely places. With the key to salvation locked inside the mind of an unconscious child, Gavin must find another way to snuff out the Fyre Elementals before millions of humans die, or make good on his deal with the devil and lose the one he loves. Again.

*This book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

**The author will donate all profits from the sale of the JUST BREATHE trilogy to programs that educate people about whales and the challenges they face.




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Jeez. I think my emotions have run an obstacle course, been chased by wild dogs and then rocked to sleep all in one day! When I started this book I knew going in that shit would be tough due to the way EXHALE ended but I had no clue what I was in for! I started reading it a little over a week ago and got to 26% and started freaking out emotionally and quit reading. I was so distraught I had to read another review just to brace myself for what was to come. That didn't even help because what I wanted to know most still didn't prepare me for the battle ahead. After grabbing my Vagisil and putting on my big girl panties I finally picked it back up to finish and I am so glad I did! Just Breathe picks up where Exhale left off with Zoe Morgan and Gavin Cassidy trying to pick up the broken pieces of what Scarlet did to them. Exhale damn near ruined me emotionally and mentally. I will forever refer to it as the BEST, WORST book I have ever read. I got emotionally involved into the story of Gavin and Zoe so when Scarlet fucked everything up at the end I was broken. But for every broken piece of my soul Exhale left behind, Just Breathe pieced me back together, now I feel like Humpty Fucking Dumpty! 



                                                    

The world is going to shit and both Gavin and Zoe have to put aside their relationship woes to try and save both the Dreaming and Realis from the Fyres' ultimate take over. The Fyres have control of the door to the Dreaming and therefore wreak havoc on the Wyldlings who inhabit the Dreaming while they sleep. They must be stopped before the Equinox when they will Tythe their elemental gifts to their god Incendius. The entire fate of Realis and The Dreaming rests on the awakening of a small girl, Whetu, who is foretold to be the key to finding the door, but with her in a coma can't nobody do shit. Gavin takes it upon himself to do WHATEVER it takes to stop Scarlet from taking over and makes a huge fucking mistake that made me to want to vomit and eat it again!


This mistake causes him physical and emotional pain and it broke my heart to see him so distraught about his decision that he knows could ultimately destroy his love with Zoe. Meanwhile Zoe is trying to push all of her time and energy into helping the whales and amassing an army of Waeter elementals to fight the Fyres. Her father Jack leads a rogue group of sentinels (Byrn, Vexx, Jet, and Xanthos) on a mission to help save the Wyldlings while trying to wake Whetu up from her coma. Sinnder is doing his own thing trying desperately to take down Scarlet for what she did to his family in the past and becomes an unlikely ally. Scarlet is still the same stupid cunt she always has been, causing problems and shit. The story builds to a dramatic conclusion with several surprises that are sure to please and excite you!


I can't even explain how I felt when I finished this book because every emotion known to man was bouncing around inside my heart and head. Kendall really steps up the drama, the anguish and the suspense in this last book. I really started to hate Kendall Grey during the first half of this book. I swear if we were still in high school I would hold her head to my butt and fart! But despite the heartache and pain you go through with the main characters you also see just what a literary genius Kendall is. This woman knows what the reader wants but instead of just giving you what you crave right away she makes you fight for it. You have to crawl through broken glass, and fire walk through the flames with gasoline panties to get to the marshmallow goodness on the other side! I wouldn't have it any other way despite all my protests. If I thought I was in love with Gavin and Zoe in the first 2 books, I had no idea how much farther there was to fall. They were torn to shreds by opposing forces and still managed to come out on top. What I absolutely love about Kendall's writing is how well she balances out all of the characters. With so many plots, and twists and characters she maintains the fluidity of the story flawlessly. We get to see through several different characters eyes during Just Breathe especially everyone's favorite Fyre Sinnder!



I have been in love with Sinnder ever since he cornered Zoe in that damn bar! I can't explain why but since then I have been silently hoping Zoe and Sinnder would get to fuck each other! Especially after Scarlet got her claws in Gavin, I was seriously rooting for a Revenge fuck in Just Breathe until I remembered Jet and then i was like...

                                 


One of the best parts of the book was watching Zoe and Gavin grow stronger as they worked together to save the world and their relationship. Seeing how things worked out was worth every heart shredding minute! There is a very intense moment towards the conclusion of the story that overwhelmed me so much that I had to stop reading due to the tears in my eyes. That's when I took to Facebook and started singing Kendall's praises for such a beautiful, touching moment. As for the second best part without spoiling to much I will simply say...JUSTICE! Beautiful, orgasmic JUSTICE! Kendall makes you wait for it but when she delivers, it is swift and Delicious! It's like waking up on Christmas morning to find an Easter Basket full of dildos! I bugged the shit out of Kendall while she was writing and begged her to make it a giant spectacle with fireworks and hot dogs and Lynard Skynard playing in the background but she handled the situation as only Kendall Grey could. I have to give props to KG because the bitch knows how to write a villain! A character so fucked up with absolutely NO redeeming qualities what-so-fucking-ever! Thankfully she doesn't make you want to like Scarlet! There is nothing but straight up hatred for this character throughout it all! After reading the very last sentence I no longer hold contempt for Kendall. In fact if I was into Lesbian sex I would be motor boating her bunghole. Shit who am I kidding? I haven't gotten laid since Obama took office the first time, beggars can't be choosers right? This was by far the best book in the series in my very humble opinion and I can't wait to see what else she has in store for us. I honestly hope we get a book all about the Tongans because I have a serious crush on these stoic bastards. I came across this picture the other day and had to share what my imagination conjured while reading about them!



Can you imagine three of these wild sexy beasts? We don't really get to know the Tongans but they have captivated my imagination and that just goes to show how amazing Kendall is. Her vivid world of Wyldlings and Elementals comes to life and makes you forget about reality and I can only hope that she continues writing more crazy ass characters and fucked up situations that both break you down and build you up. I would like to extend a personal thank you to Kendall for putting up with my dramatic tweets and Facebook posts while suffering through the beginning. You were absolutely right and from now on I will trust you when you promise it's worth it. You are one crazy ass woman and I am so glad I get to be a part of your world. (OK now I sound like the damn little mermaid) To the readers out there I implore you to dive head first into this crazy fantastic series full of strange characters, hot sex and delish bad boys! HOLLA!



“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It’s been 1,399 years since my last confession. In that time, I’ve put other gods before you.” He ticked off one finger. “Taken your name in vain. Neglected to keep the Sabbath holy. Murdered. Committed adultery. Stolen. Lied. And coveted many, many neighbors’ wives.” Loc. 3934

“I love you more than anything in the universe. But if I had to do it over again, I would make the same decision. If I have to lose you to save innocent people in this country, I’ll let you go. It’ll haunt me for the rest of my days, but I’ll do it. This is who I am.” Loc. 4392

“I’m not sure where our future together is heading, but I’m positive I can’t go on without her. If I have to give up my life here in Australia to be with her, I will." Loc. 5445




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CRN Prizes Include:
                                          One CRN T-shirt
                                 One Signed Inhale Postcard
                                 One Signed Exhale Postcard
                                          One Inhale USB
                                    One Exhale paperback
                                   One Just Breathe Ebook
                                               One Mug
                                            Scarlet's Chai
                                          Zoe's fave brew
                                    Sinnder's Ginger Snaps
                                Gavin and Yileen's Tim Tams




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                                                     About The Author:

Kendall Grey, word wrangler, whale warrior, wicked wench, and lover of tongue-tripping alliteration, was born without an off-switch between her brain and mouth. She's been called the "Flux Capacitor of Twitter" (@kendallgrey1) and "A little package of love all wrapped up in F-word paper," but she's really just a maniacal writer relaying eyewitness accounts of the rave inside her head. She writes urban fantasy with strong romantic elements and also dabbles in erotica and horror on occasion.

Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia, but don't hold that against her.



















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  2. Look, Hootie! Your review is so awesome, you made the first commenter talk gibberish about applesauce! Seriously, WTF?!

    Okay, that was a fantastic review. You made me laugh so hard! But you totally did an awesome job of describing the emotional roller coaster of reading Just Breathe. I love your playlist, even though you forgot to include "Down with the Sickness" and "Stupify".

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  3. Fab post/review! I have books 1&2 but haven't finished the first one yet. I sick I know

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  4. I LOVE this review. Made me LOL. Now I want me one of those wild sexy beasts :). Thanks for the giveaway.

    I have got to start this series.

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