Saturday, March 22, 2014

Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway: Deep Surrendering (Episode One) by Chelsea M. Cameron

Today I am taking part in the Deep Surrendering Blog Tour !

This was quite the unexpected read and many fans of M. Leighton and Abbi Glines I think will really enjoy this one. 

Without further ado I bring you Chelsea M. Cameron's latest book.

Title: Deep Surrendering
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Series: Episode One
Published: March 20, 2014
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Tour (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Contemporary

Book Description:
She's all about rules. He lives by none but his own. When these two meet, the results could be disastrous.

When Marisol Everly’s friend Rory sets her up with Fin Herald, Marisol doesn't expect that it will amount to anything, .but that was before she saw Fin's searing blue eyes and mischievous smile. Not to mention, he seems absolutely fascinated by her mundane life. He's everything that a girl could want, but there's something else that ripples under the surface of his flirty behavior. Something darker. Something that fascinates Marisol, but scares her at the same time. Is she willing to risk falling into an abyss she might not get out of?

About the Author:

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, My Sweetest Escape (January 28, 2014), Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn and For Real (November 14, 2013) and the novella, Christmas Catch (November 1, 2014).

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare, Neither and Neverend (The Noctalis Chronicles) and Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy. The second and third books in the series, Silence and Listen, will be out in 2014.

Her Adult Contemporary Romance titles include Sweet Surrendering, and coming soon, Surrendering to Us and Dark Surrendering.

This is going to be such a hard review to write. Not because I didn't like this book necessarily but because I went into this expecting a nice romantic contemporary and what I got was something entirely different.

I am not sure if I read the genre wrong or if I just assumed it was a contemporary and we all know what they say about those that assume.....

At any rate this was far steamier and far more adult than I had anticipated it would be. Not to mention it contains some very adult situations, choices and issues, most of which I don't practice, understand or are familiar with. Having said that though, I do believe a lot of people will enjoy this read especially considering the popularity of other books and series with similar content. 

This is definitely not a story for those under 18. While this wasn't too graphic, I do have a feeling that other installments will be. 

All warnings and feelings aside, there is a lot of punch packed into this very short (under 100 pages) read. 

Serial novels are so hard to review and rate because you don't have all the story yet. You are just starting to get an idea and feel for the characters and story and then it is bam, it is over and you are left waiting for the next one to come out. Thankfully you never have very long to wait.

Fin and Marisol definitely have some very steamy tension going on but they are both so very different that it will be interesting to see where the author takes their already up and down relationship and budding romance.

Will Fin be able to change for Marisol or will Marisol be able to save Fin? Or will Marisol be the one to bend to Fin's choices and life style? Is this relationship doomed before it even begins?

It will be interesting to find out and see how the author handles it all. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author, publisher or tour. I was not compensated for this review.*

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  1. Thank you for your honest review! I really appreciate it! I hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

  2. I'm reading this tonight for my review post on Monday. I enjoyed the first two books in the series, but they are definitely for over 18. Nice honest review!!

    1. Thanks Ellen. I didn't realize this was part of a series and that may have been were I went wrong from the beginning.

  3. This is NA that I'll skip for sure - I don't have much luck with her books and I don't like this new trend of writing in episodes. :/
    Thank you for your honest review.

  4. Yeah NA can get downright steamy, Great honest review Ali :)

    1. Yeah that is the only draw back with it sometimes, well, not the only but a big one, especially when you aren't expecting it.

  5. Good review for what the "book" actually is; a portion of the story. Thanks for an honest opinion.

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  6. Thanks so much for the review, really looking forward to reading it ♥

  7. thank you for the honest review! This is the first I've come across this book and author and I'm definitely going to keep my eye on it ;)

  8. thanks for the awesome review and giveaway


  9. I'm not always a fan of this kind of story. I guess I don't usually like things too graphic, but other than that this sounds like a pretty decent story!

    1. Me too actually. I like some things left unsaid. ;)

  10. I can probably handle this type of book, but uh... I don't know... 100 pages of stuff? It better be well put together

    1. It does make me curious about the next episode for sure!