Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Counterpart by K.J. Hunter-Brown PLUS Giveaway

For twenty year old Maya Simmons, being a succubus wasn't much of a worry. It was when she needed to fulfill the demon inside her that annoyed her. The lifestyle of drugs, alcohol and sex wasn't one she bragged about, especially to the one guy she knew she could never have, Tristan James.

Much of Maya's college life consisted of flirting with Tristan, seeing Tristan, watching Tristan, but never once did she ever attempt to taste the empowering energy that consisted inside him. She wouldn't dare. It almost helped that he had a girlfriend.

But when a threat of Tristan's life comes into play, and a rogue succubus is out to kill, Maya must play detective with her fellow succubus and incubus, Melinda and Daniel, before it's too late. Not only does she need to find out who's killing people, but Maya needs to make sure no one finds out, especially Tristan, and especially the SIA.

Sometimes, secrets become too much to handle. And the one thing Maya always wanted may be within more reach than she thought.

But it could be too late, because the clock's ticking and the heartbeat's slowing.


I turned my back on the theater and walked out. There was no way I was going to read Shakespeare. I never saw the point in trying to reenact history. Besides, I had done that in High School. Why would they want to put me through that again? No one even talks like that anymore.
“Maya, Maya, there art thou, Maya.”
I spoke too soon.
I turned around and spotted Tristan leaning against a tree beside the theater. He had gone home and changed out of his jeans and put on a fresh pair, mix and matching it with a black shirt that had KISS written all over it. His hair was still as ruffled as it was when he left my room, and I wasn’t even going to bring up how good his eyes looked when the sun shone down on them.
Look away.
I pushed up a single brow and crossed my arms. “Really?”
He shrugged and pushed off the tree, taking slow steps towards me. “Heard you were doing Shakespeare readings, thought I'd help out.”
“I don't need help. I'm not doing the—” my words cut off when I noticed that the tree he had been standing behind was right beside the male's bathroom windows. And just with my luck, they were all open. My face struggled to not cringe. “How long have you been standing out here?”
He pocketed his hands, eyes narrowed with curiosity. His gaze switched from me to the tree, then back to me, this time with a quirk on his lips. “Long enough to hear grunting from the bathroom.”
He knew. He so fucking knew.
I wanted to laugh, like idiotically laugh, then I wanted to jump under a bridge and stay there. “Entertaining.”
“Yes,” he nodded and looked up thoughtfully, his body closing the space between us. “And then you happen to walk out once it's finished.”

My Review 

I really liked all the characters in this book! I fell in love with Maya and Tristen right away. How could you not? Maya is spunky and Tristen is a sexy MMA fighter. You can feel the chemistry between them immediately. Maya is in love with Tristen, but can't act on it because she is a succubus. Tristen is in love with her too and doesn't understand why Maya can act like she cares for him but is unwilling to let their relationship go any farther than friendship. Tristen decides since he can't have Maya, he'll begin a relationship with Tori and keep the friendship with Maya. Can he have both? 

Melinda and Daniel are Maya's friends. Melinda is also a succubus and Daniel is an incubus. You can feel the bond between the characters. Ethan, enters the picture late. He is very mysterious and will only let the gang get so close. Lots of intrigue and mystery in this book. I loved it. And the twist in the epilogue? WTH? I can't wait to find out what happens next!!!

No one really knows what they're going to be until they actually experiment different things. I did that, and now I know what I want to be.

I could say something like, "I've been writing since I was some young age" but that would be a lie. I have been reading since I was able to understand the word 'the'. So, it really all started when I read book after book, and then soon enough I had read so much books that even I was starting to get sucked into the fictional life.

On a cloudy day, I decided to write my first novel (I didn't really have anything else to do). The thing here is that I'm known to have a weird imagination, and I guess the first time I got told that, was the day I actually realized that I did. Which led me to putting my weird imagination on paper, turning it into a novel, and loving the fact that I actually did it. And had fun with it.

I was born and raised in New Zealand. (Yes, it's that little country beside Australia. No, it's not a part of Australia.) I dream big, and have family and friends that support me with each step I take. I spend a majority of my time reading, writing, watching Sci-Fi movies (I'm a nerd and proud!), listening to music, and going on an adventure with my characters (that's my favorite one). I am also a part-time reviewer on Step Into Fiction (That site totally rocks by the way.)

I believe that if you really want it, you can have it. I'm not saying it's going to be easy because it probably won't be. As for me, I'm excited to go on this journey and introduce everyone to the imagination that is mine, and weird.

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  1. Thanks for the review :) And being apart of the tour!

  2. Thank you for the review and participating in the tour! (:


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