Monday, December 16, 2013

The Fantastic Flying Book Club: Sun Poisoned (Sunshine #2) by Nikki Rae

Book Addicts!

Welcome to another of our Fantastic Flying Book Club event. This month we have Nikki Rae with us to celebrate once more the December FFBC. 
We wanted to share her new book, Sun Poisoned, with you, and to get to know the author, too. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did with her novel.

Sun Poisoned (Sunshine #2)
Release Date: June 28th 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it. There are a lot of new things to take in, but Sophie has no problem adjusting. 

She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. But some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old life still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.

Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren’t about her; Myles is hiding something that she’s not sure she wants to know.

And one lie will change everything.

No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.

Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.

Nikki Rae is a student and writer who lives in New Jersey. She is an independent author and has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists. She is the author of The Sunshine Series and concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. She writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

To know more about the Sunshine Series go to its Facebook Page.

I have a lot of favorite books and they’re constantly changing, but the few that have always remained the same have been Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, Anne Rice’s The Tale Of The Body Thief, and Augusten Burroughs’ Running With Scissors.

There are so many things that I love about writing. My favorite parts are when I learn something about myself, or something new about the characters. Even better than that is when I’m in the final stages of editing and the whole thing starts to look more and more as I envisioned it in my head. It’s the most exciting thing.

I don’t really watch TV, but I like to write with it on in the background. My top three are all shows I’ve seen a millions times: Roseanne, The Office, and 30 Rock.

It’s a four-way tie between The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Interview With The Vampire, Juno, and The Exorcist.

My ideal day is any day I get to do something new. It doesn’t have to be drastic. Maybe I drive home using a shortcut, maybe I try a new type of tea, or make a new friend. I’m really shy and I don’t go out of my comfort zone often, so small things are big things in my world.

Don’t make me choose! I won’t. I’m picking three: Circa Survive’s House of Leaves, Amanda Palmer’s Have To Drive, and AFI’s This Time Imperfect.

Does candy count? I really like candy.

My perfect fictional boys are the ones that aren’t perfect at all. I like it when boys in books, TV, and movies have flaws and aren’t just rich, powerful, or all good or all bad. It makes them more real, and that’s what I want with my fiction. Realism.

There’s always room for both :)

I guess the most books I read are paranormal or horror, but I’ll try anything once. What I really like is when an author has interesting characters or voice. I also like books that play with sentence structure and scenes (like Ellen Hopkins, for example), so genre doesn’t always matter.

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”—Edgar Allan Poe

I don’t fangirl all that often. The last thing I remember freaking out over was when The Evolution of Mara Dyer came out. Also, when I found out that Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer were engaged. That was quite embarrassing.

I think Franz Kafka and I would be absolute best friends. I’d love to just sit and talk to him about sad depressing things. :)

My little sister, Kelly. She’s an artist, tattoo artist, writer, editor, and kick-ass-er. I don’t know anyone as driven or as creative as she is and she inspires me every day.

That’s so hard because the books center around music a lot. But if I have to pick one song, that I’ve used throughout the entire series, it would have to be Foals’ Spanish Sahara.

Thank you so much for having me! I hope to see you all around the internet! :)

The Sunshine Series is the story of how a person can be broken and then put back together again. It’s about love, and trust, and growth. WIth a few paranormal elements thrown in as well.

My family and I went on vacation when I was about 14 and I got the worst sun poisoning the first day. While I spent the rest of the week in the hotel room, I began to wonder what it would be like if someone were allergic to the sun. After that, the rest of the story slowly started coming to me.

Sophie is a girl who has had a lot of horrible things happen to her, and as a way to cope and be normal, she’s built up these titanium-strength walls to keep people at a distance so she doesn’t get hurt again.

Myles is the guy that comes in and turns everything upside down for Sophie. In good ways, In bad ways. But all in all, he shows her that love exists, and that it can survive.

I always have such a hard time thinking of actors and actresses for my characters because I have such a clear idea of what they look like in my head. I think Emily Browning could be a good Sophie, and as for Myles...Ian Somerhalder has Myles’ eyes, but I can’t find any actor that looks like him enough for me.

Sun Damage will be the last book in The Sunshine Series. There are chapters in Myles’ point of view where we get to see his motives, and there are also some scenes that reveal a lot more about our villain, Michael. This is the book where every secret is revealed. Every piece locks into place. It’s definitely been an emotional rollercoaster for me, and I’ll say this: even I didn’t see some of the stuff coming. Prepare to get your hearts broken and screwed back together a million times.

December 16th
The UnofficialAddiction Book Fan Club & A Reading Nurse -> Welcome to the Fantastic Flying Book Club

December 17th
Sergio dice -> Review (Both Books)
Wicca Witch 4 Book Blog -> Review (Both Books)
Mom With A Kindle -> Promo Post + Guest Post

December 18th
Head In The Clouds -> Review (Both Books)
The Bookshelf Sophisticate -> Review (Both Books) + Dream Cast
Home of a Book Lover -> Promo Post + Excerpt

December 19th
Paranormal Book Club -> Promo Post
Trips Down Imagination Road -> Review (Both Books)
Pixie Dust Book Reviews -> Review (Both Books) + Q&A + Playlist

December 20th
Bookish Outsider -> Review (Both Books)
Curse of the Bibliophile -> Review (Both Books) + Guest Post + Dream Cast
Bookwyrming Thoughts -> Guest Post

December 21st
The Librocubicularist's Blog -> Review (Both Books) + Q&A + Playlist

December 22nd
Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews -> Review (Both Books) -> Review (Both Books)

December 23rd

  • There will be ONE winner
  • You must be 13 or older to enter this giveaway
  • It's an INTERNATIONAL giveaway.
  • Each day there will be available a #QOD (question of the day) in each participant blog. You can earn more points by answering the answers.
  • For those who don't know how this works, the winners will be those who have participated the most. Meaning, the winners will be those who have more points. No Rafflecopter luck this time, Book Addicts. This is all on you now! If there's a draw, then the odds will decide and this time the Rafflecopter luck would be a major factor deciding if you win or not.

Grand Prize: E-books of Sun Shine and Sun Poisoned + an autographed post card (INT)
Two winners will win (1) e-book of both Sunshine and Sun Poisoned (INT)
Four winners will win an autographed Post card (INT)

1) Tell us something about yourself like Nikki did.

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Thank you to our beloved team for making this event possible.

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