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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Blog Tour- PUSHED by Corrine Jackson and a Giveaway!

I am so excited to have Corinne Jackson here today for her Valentines Day blog tour for PUSHED! I freaking loved this whole series yep I already read book 3! Corrine was awesome enough to let me beta read it and holy crap it was awesome Make sure to enter the giveaway below!

Haven't heard of PUSHED? Check it out!

Title: Pushed (Sense Thieves #3) 
Author: Corrine Jackson 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance 
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Pages: 300
Pub. Date: November 26, 2013
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonBarnes& Noble
Shedidn'tknow how far shed gountil she was pushed. 

Remy O’Malley was just learning to harness her uncanny healing power when she discovered the other, darker half of her bloodline. Now she lives trapped between two worlds, uneasy among her fellow 
Healers—and relentlessly hunted by the Protectors. 

Forced to conceal her dual identity, and the presence of her Protector boyfriend Asher Blackwell, Remy encounters a shadow community of Healers who will put her loyalties to the test. 

Pushed to the limit, with the lives of those she loves most on the line, Remy must decide whether to choose sides in a centuries-old war—or make the ultimate sacrifice and go to a place from which she may never return… 

This is Book Two in the Sense Thieves trilogy. 

Now on to the review!

PUSHED WAS AWESOME!!!!! I loved TOUCHED but PUSHED kicked it's ass royally! I was always a fan of the older brother Gabe in the first book and we get sooooooooooooo much Gabe in this it was made of all the happy feels!

What I loved about PUSHED was Corrine took this book and changed the setting to San Francisco which is in my neck of the woods so everywhere the characters went I was totally familiar with! I felt like I was with Remy on this part of her journey. I lived in her grandpa's house at the Presidio, walked on the beach in Pacifica, rode the ferry into Sausalito, and hiked into Muir Woods with the crew!

Remy's growth in this book was amazing and I loved the changes in her attitude. She's becoming a strong young woman and she has Asher there to help her as well as Gabe, and trust me peeps you don't want to miss the Gabe scenes!! Team Asher will switch sides. 

Lets just say I was a hot mess reading a lot of this book and when I finished I begged Cory to let me read book 3 early and she let me beta read it! I was so stoked!!!! If you haven't read this series yet please do it will make you smile and cry (I lost my shit ugly cried in books 2 and 3 lol)!

I was going to pick an excerpt but Corrine happened to pick a few and one of them was one I had bookmarked because it's full of Gabe hotness so yay! Check it out!!!!

Gabe Blackwell never saw me coming.

In the tick of a hummingbird’s wings, I had launched myself at his back, taking him down in a tangle of arms and legs. Our bodies hit the blue mat in the middle of the Blackwells’ gym with a thud that shivered from my teeth to my backbone.

Gabe’s breath hissed out when Asher, leaning against a rack of weights, laughed at his older brother’s defeat at the hands of a gangly girl half his size. I took advantage of Gabe’s distraction to wrap an arm around his neck, putting the whole of my weight into pinning him. My height rivaled his, with me close to six feet and him just over, but he had a good sixty pounds of muscle on me. Unwilling to loosen my hold for even a second, I considered biting him in retribution for the thousand times he’d insulted me. And then I wondered if I might have given away my abnormal speed. I really hoped not.

“What is it you’re always yelling at me?” I pretended to think about it, enjoying my little victory over my boyfriend’s brother. With his sculpted features, Gabe never lacked for company, and he never let anyone forget it. I savored any opportunity I had to take his ego down a notch. “Oh right. I remember now. Never turn your back on the enemy, Protector.”

Gabe cursed and cut my amusement short when his muscles tightened and gathered under me. He might look twenty to my eighteen, but Gabe had lived more than a century, and his experience with our powers surpassed mine. Too late, I tried to strengthen my grip. The thought had scarcely occurred to me when I found my face planted in the mat with his knee bending my spine like a bow.

“I also told you to concentrate instead of getting cocky.” The cheer in Gabe’s proper British voice grated on my nerves. “Now, be a good little mortal, and say it.”

His humiliating version of saying “uncle,” he meant. Ten minutes ago I’d bet him that I could take him down in a fair fight, and he’d agreed with terms of his own if I lost.

“Come on, Healer. Say it. Tell me I’m the greatest Protector who ever lived.”

His knee pressed harder, as he settled in with more of his weight. Grunting, I tested my range of motion and felt an electric storm of agony gathering inside my body. Powerful energy, but not enough to turn the tables. Almost there, you smug jackass.

“All right.” Defeat colored my tone, and my body went limp. “You win. I’ll say it.”

I could picture the smirk on his carved, handsome face, and I used the anger to steel myself against the coming pain. In an explosion of movement, my body jerked backward, forcing his knee to dig in that little bit more I needed. A disk popped in my spine and slid sideways. The tempest exploded out of me, firing my pain into Gabe. Another pop and he collapsed with a thump next to me, his back now screwed up, too. Poetic justice. In the quiet that followed, I pressed my cheek into the cushioned mat and studied my nemesis, curled up in the fetal position next to me.

My voice came out weaker than I intended when I declared, “I am the greatest Protector who ever lived.”

About Corrine:

Young adult author Corrine Jackson lives in San Francisco and has over ten years experience in marketing. She has bachelor andmaster degrees in English, and an MFA in CreativeWriting from Spalding University. Her novels includeIf I Lie(Simon Pulse) and the Sense Thieves trilogy (KTeen), comprised ofTouched,Pushed,andIgnited(5/27/14). Visit her atCorrineJackson.com or on Twitter at @Cory_Jackson


Want to send a Valentine to a friend? In the spirit of romance and Valentine’s Day, PUSHED author Corrine Jackson created these Valentines for you on someecards.com. Just follow these easy instructions to send them out.

1.       Right click on the card image you like below.
2.     When prompted, save the image to you desktop.

3.     Attach the image to your tweet or post and send to a friend you adore.

Giveaway Details:

2 Signed author copies of IGNITED to be sent in May.

20 Signed copies of PUSHED.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out Corrine's website for the Tour Schedule!

Also make sure to check out her events coming soon!

Monday, February 10, 2014: PUSHED (Touched 2: Die Schatten der Vergangenheit) Paperback Releases in German

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 @ 6PM PST: PUSHED Twitter Party. Prizes, trivia, music and more!

Friday, February 13, 2014 @ 7PM: NYMBC presents “A Night of Swoon” with Corrine Jackson, Talia Vance, and Katherine Longshore at Books Inc. Opera Plaza, San Francisco, CA. Details.

1 comment:

  1. Even though this is a Young Adult Fiction, I absolutely loved it. I read through it like drinking water on a hot day. Corrine Jackson has done an absolutely wonderful job with this series and I look forward to reading the next one. I've read two. Put together very good.



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