Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Author Spotlight: Seth King!
Seth King is a twenty-five year old American author and former journalist.
The Summer Remains by Seth King ✰✰✰✰✰
Synopsis: Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that, due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then. As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app — and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading. Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.
The TCR Review:
It doesn't happen often, but this book broke me. Reading, while both dreading the worst and hoping for the best, is the mark of a great book. Seth King has created the most incredible story that speaks to me on so many levels. There is humor - the ability of the ill to see the dark, yet humorous part of life; anger at the situation and the 'brave face' many show the world in a valiant attempt to show that we don't CARE what others think (but, of course, we do); the support that we get from one another, and those to whom we can bitch without being judged or told that our feelings are not valid, or unfair; and the fearlessness the emboldens most who know that surgery is their final option.
This is one of the first books that openly acknowledges the fact that people see those of us with disabilities, very differently than 'normal' people. That we are often underestimated, or pitied, or people don't thing we want - and can have - everything that the able bodied world wants. His main characters make you see that person who is 'other' as a whole person - with strengths and flaws - just like everybody else ... with wishes for the future that may - or may not - ever come true; and a man who sees his brokenness in her, and loves regardless of the exterior. He has written a tour de force, and I'll be very surprised if it doesn't make the big best seller lists. Fans of the 'ugly cry' book, fans of books that leave you wrecked, fans of books ... period - READ THIS! #MustRead #OneClickThis
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1NGdB7n
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1CuqUmD
Other books by Seth King:
In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.
I’m bad — but I don’t want to be bad anymore.
In fact, leaving my Nashville life behind and swearing off love forever was the only thing keeping me from falling back into my old ways and fucking up again, and I was doing pretty well at pretending to be good – until I met Taylor Haney, that is.
Now I can think of nothing but Taylor. Her shy smile…the way she fidgets with her hands when she gets nervous…the sounds she makes when I tie her to my bedposts and go to town on her…the way I get a glimpse of eternity when I look into her hazel eyes…
And that little lovey feeling is the worst thing of all, because it means I’m breaking all my old rules now – and that means nobody is safe. Especially Taylor.
Because the last girl I fell in love with is currently lying in Brentwood Cemetery.
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1xV5T5X
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1xV5yAa
How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?
Ben Bradley is a twenty-year-old student and aspiring MMA fighter with a dead-end day job and a desperate need for cash to help his disabled sister out of a tight spot. Grace Robinson is a lonely forty-something D.C. housewife who spends her time reading about red rooms of pain while her husband busies himself with the office interns. And with the arrival of a controversial new app called Hookd that matches attractive young men with powerful women willing to pay for their companionship, Ben and Grace soon find incredibly appealing – and risky — solutions to their problems.
With Hookd, Ben can easily make the money to save his beloved sister, while Grace can get back at her cheating husband and spice up her quiet nights with the kind of hot, anonymous sex she only reads about in books. All they have to do now is get over their moral hang-ups and press download…
And then hope Grace’s vindictive husband, Congressman Richard Robinson, stays in the dark once Mrs. Robinson’s affair explodes into something more passionate and erotic than she could have ever imagined.
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1DpukJa
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1BNbmI1