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Monday, September 12, 2011

Honey I Think I've Fallen

So today I'm participating in a blog tour. The book is Fall by Jennifer Hurst.

I thought this paranormal thriller, loaded with angels and demons and cute cowboys, was a fun and engaging read. JD, a 20-something young woman, is assigned to manage the renovation of an old school. Since this is her first project, she's quite excited. But turns out the old school houses has a portal to the demon world, and JD accidentally opens it. Oops.

This book is an easy read, easy to get into, and JD's reactions are quite realistic. My biggest hang up is technical; the book is marketed as YA, but it is NOT YA. The age of the main character pretty much gives that away. Not only that, but the situations are pretty adult. Not saying there aren't some teens that won't enjoy it, but generally an adult will relate to this novel more.

Jennifer is hosting a big contest in conjunction with the release of this book. It will close on December 31st, 2011, and involves all of the blogs on the blog tour (link on Jennifer's name above).

First, you have to post a link to Jennifer's website on your Twitter, Facebook, or blog and email the link to Jennifer.

Second, you must read her book.

Third, you must answer these three questions (as proof that you've read the book):
What kind of ring did JD purchase?
What "free-range" animal did Matthew eat?
What was the name of the county building inspector?
When you have your answers, e-mail them to Jennifer along with your links. fall.jenniferhurst@gmail.com

And the prizes are:

The names will be entered in a random name picker generator and announced on Jennifer's website(www.jenniferhurst.com)on January 31st, 2012. The winner will receive a gift certificate for a night’s stay at the actual bed and breakfast where the story takes place.

Other prizes include an autographed copy of FALL, and she will randomly select 3 contestants’ names to use in the sequel to FALL. Plus, they will receive a free copy of that book when it is published.

So... you've got your work cut out for you. Good luck!

Click here to purchase!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun book! Interesting how it is labeled Y/A--I don't always understand how these decisions are made!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow, what a fabulous contest! I have to say that based on the cover I wouldn't have thought it would match the description you shared! So I was pleasantly surprised. I don't think the cover does it justice (from the sound of it).

I hate when they label things wrong as well! I'd give it a go because I'm open to all ages! I look forward to answering the questions!

Jennifer said...

Hi Tamara:

Just wanted to say thank you for your review. I appreciate it. FALL is also available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Fall-Jennifer-Hurst/dp/1463632770/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315861029&sr=8-1

Also - you were the first reviewer to comment on the YA classification. And this is why FALL is YA. This is according to Wikipedia (you know - the experts resource for information ;))

"Young-adult fiction or young adult literature (often abbreviated as YA)is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 14 to 21.The Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) defines a young adult as "someone between the ages of twelve and eighteen". Young adult novels have also been defined as texts written for the ages of twelve and up. Authors and readers of young adult (YA) novels often define the genre as "literature written for ages ranging from ten years up to the age of twenty" (Cole). Another suggestion for the definition is that Young Adult Literature is any text being read by adolescents, though this definition is still somewhat controversial."

Thanks again,

Jennifer Hurst

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for your comment. Actually in Wikipedia it says that readers of YA are generally from 13 to 21, but the protagonist, or main character, is usually 13-17. But of course, that's just a general rule, not a sure definition. good luck! I know at least one person who's bought the book from this review!

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