Friday, October 19, 2012

Book Review of A Stiff Kiss

Book Review of A Stiff Kiss
 Sponsored by Bewitching Book Tours
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A Stiff Kiss
Avery Olive

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
ISBN: 978-1-937254-33-9
ASIN: B0075M4KA2
Number of pages: 248
Word Count: Approx. 68,000

Cover Artist: Taria Reed

Blurb : 

Who knew kissing a corpse would change everything?

Death always hits Xylia Morana too close to home, but she likes it that way. She hangs out with the terminally ill, attends random funerals, and every so often, when the weather is right, she sleeps in open graves.

But after Landon Phoenix, the high school hottie, dies in Xylia's arms, she sneaks into the morgue to say goodbye. How could she know stealing a kiss from his corpse would wake him up?

With Landon returned to the living and suddenly interested in Xylia, life has new meaning. But what Xylia doesn't realize is that by kissing Landon back to life, she's thrown Life and Death off balance. The underworld demands a body, and it might just have to be Xylia's this time.

About the Author:

Avery Olive is proudly Canadian. She is married, and when she’s not helping raise her very energetic and inquisitive son, she can be found working on her latest novel-where she devilishly adds U's into every word she can.
When she is looking for a break Avery enjoys cake decorating, losing herself in a good book, or heading out to the lake to go camping.
The release of Avery's first novel proves to her it won't be the last. As long as her family continues to be supportive, she can find the time, and people want to read, Avery will keep on writing.


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No way should I be in the morgue. If I'm caught, I'll lose my job. My dad will probably get fired, too. He's been warned to keep me out of here.

The walls are lined with thick, square doors, clearly marked with numbers. I stop in front of the one I want. In the middle of that wall, at waist height, is number twelve. Beyond the door, lying on a sliding metal table, is the body of Landon Phoenix.

I've always had a crush on Landon, ever since freshman year when his family moved to Silver Springs. I've watched him grow into his looks, no longer a gangly boy with braces. And I've longed to hear my name roll off his tongue in that deep voice of his. To press my lips against his as he holds me in a tight embrace. To share the same air as him.

Though now, all those things are impossible. Except one. I can pull open the door, slide the table out, and at least for a moment I can share the same air, even though his lungs can no longer pull in that air.

I hesitate, my hand on the handle. Besides my mother, this will be the only other person who's died that I've really known. The others have just been people, random ones at that. The guy from the grocery store who jumped off Whibley Bridge into the icy waters below, the occasional patient of mine who'd succumbed to old age, and many, many others. But this is personal. This is someone I'd known. Or at least, someone I'd held secretly in my heart.

But I need to say goodbye.


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Book Review:

            I loved the play on the breathe of life idea.  And no, I’m not clarifying that any further.  You will have to read the book to figure it out.  And I highly recommend reading this book.  It is a sweet love story with a fun twist.  I love the odd girl getting the popular guy and him totally getting her… even when he doesn’t.  Again, read the book to understand.  I mean how many guys do you know who would willingly sleep in an open grave for a girl?

            And I agree with Avery, awesome cover.  Great job on that.

            I give this book 4.5 out of 5 clouds.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me! I appreciate that you took the time to read and review A Stiff Kiss!