Guest post+arc review+giveaway STOP! by Alison G. Bailey

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Stop! Blurb

Every life has a different path full of sharp turns, smooth curves, and steep drop offs.
Hollis Murphy has a plan—college, career, boyfriend, love, marriage, family. A predictable, normal life. She’s on track until an outside force causes her to crash and burn. They call it an accident, because that’s the only word they know to explain what happens to her. It helps everyone move on with their lives, except for Hollis.
She holds on to the belief that she’s been targeted for a reason.
Risher Stevenson is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the hottest boy Hollis has ever laid eyes on. He fits perfectly into her original plan for a normal life. Everyone loves him.
Benton Daniels is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the bravest boy Hollis has ever met. He doesn’t fit into her life but gives it purpose and makes it extraordinary. Everyone hates him.
One is bullied. One is tormented. All are judged. How will it STOP?

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This is my first book by Alison G. Bailey,and honestly I didn't know what to expect.What did I find in this book?I found an emotional,heartbroken and sweet story.STOP is a realistic story which deals with a serious problems that concern us and each character has to deal with something.

Hollis Murphy has a bad accident when she was younger.Now is her time to go in college but is she ready? I don't want to say anything else about the story because if I say I think that I'll give away things that you shouldn't know before you read it!

I loved all the characters especially Hollis who has to deal with a bully.She has an accident and now she has some scars and tries to hide them..But when she meets Benton (I will not say who he is...because it's a spoiler so you will learn about him when you read it) she wants him to be happy and live his life.I liked her because she is sweet and she became strong through the book.Risher is so sweet and funny!!He is your typical college boy who will make you fall in love with him!!

Alison G Bailey has a beautiful way writing!I'm sure that this book is going to touch your hearts and make you love it!What I learned after finishing this book??Everybody should love themselves exactly how they are!!I think you should definitely check this book!


Romance Is Not a Four Letter Word

My mother has been an avid reader her entire life. At 82 years old, she reads primarily mysteries now. But when I was a kid she read romance novels.
The covers were the typical damsel in distress wearing a puffy long gown made of taffeta. With at least one shoulder bared, her head tilted back, and eyes closed, she’d cling to the Fabio-esque dude with steroid engorged muscles. And they were always outside for some reason, like in a garden, on a mountain top, or in the woods.
I believe these old covers were the precursor to the erectile dysfunction commercials of today. Honestly, who thinks it’s romantic to put a couple out in the middle of a field sitting in separate tubs? If you think that’s hot then you have a bigger issue than a colonel who won’t salute, if you know what I mean.  
My friend Beth and I always teased Mom about her trashy books. She vehemently denied the scandalous content, insisting they were just good books about nice couples.
Those covers and the “trashy” stories between them are tame in comparison to today’s romance novels. The books my mom read implemented the slow burn and then faded to black behind the bedroom door. In some novels today, the reader gets a step-by-step guide showing how part A fits into slot B.
Whenever someone asks me what type of books I write and I say romance, ninety-nine point nine percent of the time the follow-up comment is, “Oh, like 50 Shades of Grey?” Now for the record, I do consider 50 Shades a romance/love story. Sure, the media has focused on the sex part of the book. Sex sells. People pay attention when the word hits their ears. Who cares about the sweet romantic moment when Ana opens the gift of the first edition books Christian gave her.
In my first novel, Present Perfect, one thing readers mentioned to me was they wished the two main characters of Amanda (aka Tweet) and Noah, had gotten together sooner. The readers wanted to see them as a couple more. For those of you who haven’t read the book, Tweet and Noah were best friends their entire lives who fell in love. Because of Tweet’s insecurities, the two never crossed over that line from friendship to more.
From my perspective, we saw Tweet and Noah’s romance begin at the age of six and it never went away. The moments they spent together talking, dreaming, fighting, being there for each other, all translated as their romantic love story. Some readers disagreed with me, considering their romance didn’t start until after they had sex.
The definition of romance seems to have shifted, leaning closer to erotica. Romance is the tickle in the stomach, the quiet moments when words aren’t needed, the shy smiles exchanged, and the sharing of your dreams and fears. It’s the indescribable connection you feel with that one special person and not simply when part A slides into slot B.

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Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. She attended Winthrop University and graduated with a major in Theater. While at school Alison began writing one-act plays, which she later produced. Her debut novel, Present Perfect, landed on Amazon’s Best Seller List and appeared on many “Best Reads of 2013″ Book Blogs. The novel won Best Book at the 2014 Indie Romance Convention Awards. Her second novel, Past Imperfect, was published in February of 2014 and appeared on several best books of 2014 lists as well. Presently Perfect, the third and final book in The “Perfect” series was released in Dec 2014 to rave reviews. In March 2015 all the love, swoon, heat, and angst were combined into the Perfect Series Box Set.

1 comment:

  1. Your niece is very pretty!!

    Sorry I can't enter your giveaway as hubby won't let me download an app for ebooks. :(


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