Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tasting Never: Review, giveaway and Interview

Review:  Tasting Never by C.M. Stunich

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About the Author : 
Find out all about her and her other books at C.M.Stunich

Book Description (from Amazon)
Tasting Never, a New Adult Novel Recommended for Ages 18 and Up
Never say Never Trilogy: Book One. Book Two, Finding Never will be available on February 2nd, 2013!
"Never Ross wants to be loved.
It's that simple, but it's not that easy."
Never is a girl with a broken soul who doesn't date nice guys and can't seem to go to bed at night without crying herself to sleep. She doesn't need any complications in her life, especially not when they're attached to a man that could be her emotional twin.
Ty McCabe can't stand Never the first time he meets her. He's aware that the feeling's mutual and the two don't think they'll ever see each other again, but when fate takes a hand and puts them both in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ty and Never form a tentative friendship that opens the door on their dark sides and shows them what it's like to live in the light.
"Sometimes, the only way to go forward, is to take a few, careful steps back."
***Enjoy adult contemporary romance? Look for C.M. Stunich's latest release, Broken Pasts, available January 15th, 2013. "You can't escape your past by running from it." 

 My Review:
I give this book roughly four stars.  I did really like the story and I was all into it.  I don't normally read stories of this nature, of a "troubled" person.  But it was good.   
Never always seemed to be running away or pushing people away.  She was depressed, she didn't want to let anyone get close to her or for her to become attached,and a lot of the times rude/hateful.
Her coping was to be rude or have sex with random strangers, and then when Ty comes into the picture she just blows him off!
I do love how the author wrote Ty.  I loved how even though Ty was just as "broken" as Never he helped her and helped her change.  I was glad Never finally became friends with her roommate and starting opening up even just a little.  I know some would say the change in Never was small, but I think she made big steps.  I loved how she expressed her feelings on giving Ty her last chance, and even better she was his as well.  
And the end was great.   I look forward to finding out what Ty's story is and how things progress with Never and Ty.

This story does show that being friends does make for a good relationship.

Check out what this great author is giving away,

Why the name Never 
 "Why the name Never?" ... Like some things in life, it was unexpected and completely random. The name just appeared on the page like it was summoned, and I couldn't get it out of my head. It was as if there was another universe out there, already formed, waiting for someone to tell its story. I've never written a book that was more "there" than "Tasting Never." I didn't have to think about what was going to happen or why, it just did.

What was your favorite scene in Tasting Never?
That is a super big toughie for me because I'm head over in heels in love with this book, but if I had to pick one, it would be the scene where Never and Ty go to the Sexual Obsession Group. I particularly like when Never starts to act like a little pill!
“My name is Never, and I'm a sex addict. Can I go now?” There are some nervous chuckles around the group, but Vanessa sees right through me.
“That's great that you can admit that, Never, but we're not about twelve steps or confessions or any of that bullshit here. We're real people with real problems. Do you have a problem, Never?”
“I don't know,” I reply honestly. “Is being promiscuous a problem? Men have been praised for centuries for doing exactly what I'm doing. I go out, find guys I like, and fuck them. Maybe I'm just a stud?”  (Great scene!!!)

 Do you listen to music while you write?
 Absolutely! I only do one of two things: listen to Pandora Internet Radio or listen to a very small, very specialized playlist that drives everyone in my house nuts! The most I have ever have on my playlists are twenty songs that play so many times that iTunes has their "Plays" listed in triple digits! There are occasions that I need complete silence to write or on the opposite page, lots of random noise. It just depends on the book, the character, and the mood!

 What book is next for you?

  Well, I just released a new romance novel a few days back called "Broken Pasts" about a woman who hires a sexy bodyguard to protect her from her stalker ex.
Writing that was strange because it's almost the complete opposite of the tone I needed for "Tasting Never," but I think it gave me a nice break from the emotional roller coaster that Never is on. At this moment, I'm working on the second book to "Tasting Never" called "Finding Never." It comes out in just over a week, on February 2nd, 2013.
Never Ross and Ty McCabe have come a long way – but they can't stop now. Their pasts are still there, ready to sweep over and consume them if they don't confront them. A visit to Never's family seems like the first logical step, but will it make things better or worse? And what about Noah Scott? Ty is Never's tortured other half, but can he also be the healing balm that she so desperately needs? With McCabe's past still a virtual unknown, Never is going to have to make more than one decision capable of breaking both their hearts.
 What genre do you like to read? I know authors don't always read the type of books they write.
 Ah, well, my heart lies in the paranormal genre. I heart me some urban fantasy and young adult! I love smart mouthed heroines, dirty love scenes, and scores of fantastical creatures. And despite what folks might say, vampires are not dead! I will never get tired of fanged hotties. I occasionally stray into high fantasy territory and on the opposite end of the spectrum, I sometimes read regular old romance novels. Only recently have I gotten into the New Adult craze.

Where did Never's story come from?
This is hard for me to explain because all of my stories start off as strange, little seeds in the back of my mind. If I told you exactly where it all came from, I would be lying because I honestly don't know. Sometimes I feel like Never exists in some alternate version of the universe, and she's just using me to tell her story. Never and Ty's journey is so powerful that I often feel like I'm just along for the ride and can't dare call myself the creator of it. Either way, I'm glad they've decided to have me along because they've touched me in ways my other characters never have.

Thank you C.M. Stunich for joining me here today and answering my questions!