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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Temporary break.

Hello readers!

I'm sad to say Novel Addiction will be going on hiatus for a short while. I'm sure you've noticed the lack of posts recently, but life has gotten in the way of blogging.. and even reading. I don't want to post filler content and make everyone sick of me, so until I can get back into the swing of things, and everyone in my family is all settled, Novel Addiction will be taking a break.

Authors, if I have your book to review, I *WILL* still review it. And already scheduled blog tours will continue to pop up, as well as giveaways and winner announcements.

***NOTE:*** My AOL account has been hacked, so **DO NOT** try to contact me there. Please update any contact information you have for me or Novel Addiction to my blog's email address, glowsnoveladdiction AT gmail DOT com, Thank you.

I will be back! Hopefully soon. I do miss everyone, and I can't wait to return to such a wonderful blogging community.
Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda ~!~

Friday, July 29, 2011

GIVEAWAY: "Nether" by Jason Beymer!

Nether Hello everyone! Jason Beymer has kindly offered up ONE ecopy of "Nether" for one lucky winner!

Let's learn a little about the book:  One suburban night. One stubborn corpse. One golden opportunity.

Burklin had it all: a spacious two-story house, a shapeshifting wife, a wide open future. That is, until his father ripped out his soul and trapped it inside an opinionated dachshund. Now he's lost everything, leaving him a slave on mop-up duty for a homicidal teenage demon. His father is sleeping with his ex, the possessed dachshund won't stop talking, and the cleanup jobs keep getting messier. Burklin would give anything to have his life back--even if it means turning against his manipulative father and destroying their chance of winning the Nether's Demon Lord Sweepstakes.

Opportunity knocks with a dead woman's hand. When the demon's latest victim won't stay dead, the rules of life and death change. Freedom lies within Burklin's reach, but to get it he'll have to defy his father, the ex-wife he still loves, and the Nether itself.

Just how far is he willing to go?


About Jason: A permanent fixture at his local coffeehouse, Jason Beymer hunches over his laptop in a caffeine-induced frenzy, jowls slick with muse. He injects comedy into the urban and traditional fantasy genres like a squeeze of lemon into ice water: tart, yet refreshing. When not pounding on his keyboard, Jason worships at the feet of Ray Bradbury, and engages in an unhealthy obsession with Grace Park and Tricia Helfer.

Find Jason around the net:
Website: Beer and TV
Twitter: @beerandtv
Facebook: Jason Beymer
Email: jason@beerandtv.com

RULES and GUIDELINES:
: Fill out the form below to enter. Comments are lovely but DO NOT count as an entry.
: Contest ENDS Thursday 8/04 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be announced Friday, 8/05.
: Open Internationally.
: You must be at least 13 years old to enter. And please keep in mind that this book has adult content.
: Disclaimer: Novel Addiction is not responsible for items lost in the mail or authors failing to deliver prizes.



Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda ~!~

Thursday, July 28, 2011

REVIEW: "Nether" by Jason Beymer

***** Stop by tomorrow, 7/29, to win an ebook copy of "Nether" by Jason Beymer! *****

Nether Why this book?: Reviewing this book as part of the author's BLB ebook tour.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me in exchange for a review by the author.

Type: Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Violence, Men will enjoy this as well, quirky humor.

About the book: One suburban night. One stubborn corpse. One golden opportunity.

Burklin had it all: a spacious two-story house, a shapeshifting wife, a wide open future. That is, until his father ripped out his soul and trapped it inside an opinionated dachshund. Now he's lost everything, leaving him a slave on mop-up duty for a homicidal teenage demon. His father is sleeping with his ex, the possessed dachshund won't stop talking, and the cleanup jobs keep getting messier. Burklin would give anything to have his life back--even if it means turning against his manipulative father and destroying their chance of winning the Nether's Demon Lord Sweepstakes.

Opportunity knocks with a dead woman's hand. When the demon's latest victim won't stay dead, the rules of life and death change. Freedom lies within Burklin's reach, but to get it he'll have to defy his father, the ex-wife he still loves, and the Nether itself.

Just how far is he willing to go?

Review: "Nether" isn't exactly my regular type of read, but I chose to participate in this tour because I wanted something darker, something different. I think the best way I could describe this book is.. Unique. Which in this day and age, where the same plot line or love triangle is repeated over and over in countless novels, unique is something special. I will say that it took me a while to decide whether or not I liked this main character. Burklin is.. different. He'd probably be considered a loser, but.. well, a loser that used to be a scary bada**. He's the type of good guy/hero that is definitely not heroic. An anti-hero, if you will. And for that reason, I had to keep reading. Even while I was sure I didn't like him, I had to see what he would do and what would happen to him.

There are some seriously great descriptions in this book, my favorites were pretty much all Pearl-centered. Pearl is one fascinating character, a dog with a human soul, and the ability to talk. And a rather crude dog at that. She definitely left me hoping my dogs aren't thinking along similar lines.. I suppose I'll have to watch them more closely in the future. There were some great funny moments, and some icky ( as in literally disgusting ) moments, but however you look at it, "Nether" is one wickedly interesting read!

Cover Loving: Cover definitely fits the book.

Recommendation: Definitely for mature adults only, fans of darker urban fantasy and science fiction/fantasy will enjoy this book.

Final Rating: THREE POINT FIVE out of FIVE (3.5/5). Good, entertaining. A grittier look at urban fantasy.

*** Come back tomorrow, 7/29, for a chance to win an ebook copy of "Nether" by Jason Beymer! ****

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda ~!~