August 21, 2013
Jackson and Ari are here on the Book Hookup today!!!
Hover (The Taking #2)
by Melissa West published August 13, 2013 by Entangled Teen
you can find our review for Gravity here and Hover coming soon
On Earth, seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander was taught to never peek, but if she hopes to survive life on her new planet, Loge, her eyes must never shut.
Because in this world, pleasure is everything, held up by a ruling body that keeps their people in check by giving them what they want and closing their eyes to what’s really happening around them. The only hope Loge has is to move its people to Earth, and they have a plan.
Thousands of humans crossed over to Loge after a poisonous neurotoxin released into Earth’s atmosphere, nearly killing them. They sought refuge in hopes of finding a new life, but what they became were slaves, built to wage war against their home planet. That is, unless Ari and Jackson can stop them.
But on Loge, nothing is as it seems…and no one can be trusted.
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Book Hookup: Ari, you had one of your major revelations while you watched Jackson sleep. Tell us does he sleep with a shirt/boxers/omg…naked?? how that changed you.
Ari: * Clears throat and looks away * “Sorry, what? Oh, sleeping. Right.” * Pictures the smooth lines of Jackson’s chest, the way his biceps tighten as he— * “Sleeping! I…I realized that Jackson had been protecting me all along.” *Looks away, embarrassed.*
Book Hookup: Jackson, we know Ari healed a lot of your ciphers. Did she leave any? Do you think some are helpful? Can we see? We can hold your shirt while you show us your sexy body the ciphers.
Jackson: “Ari shouldn’t have healed them at all.” *Glances at Ari. Takes her hand.* “But I’m grateful. I’m grateful for everything she does.”
Book Hookup: Ari, you mentioned Jackson’s scent more than once. What is it like?
Ari: “Like the air just after it’s rained. Like the woods first thing in the morning. It’s pure and earthy. Manly.” *Clears throat again.*
Book Hookup: Jackson, what happened with your ex? Obviously you love Ari, but we understand how our pasts shape us. What happened?
Jackson: *Wide eyes dart to Ari, then the Book Hookup. Sits taller.* “She died. Next question.”
Book Hookup: Ari and Jackson, do you trust Vill?
Jackson & Ari: “Definitely.” *They say in unison.*
Book Hookup: Jackson, how do you decompress? Well, at least before when you had time…Do you work out? Do you want to do pushups for us?
Jackson: *Shoots the Book Hookup a crooked grin.* “I’ve been an RES for a long time. When I need to think—or not think—I run through my drills.”
Book Hookup: Jackson, was it hard to restrain yourself when you slept next to Ari at night? Tell us your uncensored thoughts….
Jackson: *Glides his thumb over Ari’s wrist, down her palm, over each of her fingertips.* “It was impossible. Look at her.” *Allows his eyes to slowly slip from her face, down her body, and back. Clears throat.* “She’s perfect.”
Book Hookup: Jackson, so do you ever want to tell Melissa your side of the story? Or are you ok with the whole thing in Ari’s POV? Do you talk to Melissa but she keeps it to herself?
Jackson: “I’d love to tell Melissa my side of the story, but my side isn’t something I can easily talk about. Maybe some day. And I talk to Melissa all the time. We plan together.” ;o)
About the Author: Melissa lives in a tiny suburb of Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughters. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L’Engle.
She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.
GRAVITY is her first novel.
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Now on to the giveaway!! Up for grabs: A giveaway basket with a signed copy of H, a $20 Amazon GC, T-shirt, and other goodies!
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Thank you so much to Melissa West, Entangled Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours for letting us be a part of this awesome tour!! Make sure you check out all the other stops.
8/12/2013- K-Books- Interview
8/13/2013- Bookish Things & more- Review
8/14/2013- Chocolate Coated Reviews- Guest Post
8/15/2013- Library of a Book Witch- Guest Post
8/16/2013- Step Into Fiction- Interview
8/19/2013- Book Sniffers Anonymous- Review
8/20/2013- Chapter by Chapter- Review
8/21/2013- The Book Hookup- Character Interview
8/22/2013- Jenuine Cupcakes- Guest Post
8/23/2013- The Book Goddess- Review