Saturday, February 1, 2014

Release Blitz: Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining

Beautiful Addictions
by Season Vining
Release: January 28, 2014
Contemporary, New Adult, Romance



Josie Banks is a girl without a past. After being found unconscious with no memory, she was shuffled in and out of foster homes where she suffered years of abuse. An experience that left her broken, damaged, and clinging to drugs and meaningless hook-ups to numb her pain.
When Josie disappeared years ago, she took a piece of Tristan with her. She’s the girl he thought he lost forever—the one he’s never been able to forget. Now a twist of fate has brought them back together, and he never wants to let her out of his inked arms again. But Tristan is haunted by a dark past of his own. On the run from ruthless criminals that shattered Josie’s world years ago, reentering her life puts them both in danger. As Josie and Tristan’s lives become tangled once again, they find themselves unwilling and unable to escape the relentless pull that draws them together. But will the past leave their love in ruins—or bind them together for a lifetime?


Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh all I can keep saying is oh my gosh!!! Beautiful Addictions blew me the hell away. 
Very pg13 sex scenes but a major major epic storyline that included so many characters and twists that you never knew what the next page would hold. 
Every now and then you stumble upon a book that sucks in you in the story and before you know it hours have passed and you feel like you've been to another world and lived another life. 
This story did this to me in 7 hrs. 
I couldn't stop reading and I feel like I completely experienced a tragic tale of second chances and a love that crossed so many boundaries. Tristan and McKenzi met so young and formed a bond that couldn't be broken. 
A genius and a sweet little girl glued together from day one. 
 “I loved you from the first time I saw you,” he whispered, placing a soft kiss against her neck. 
The love they shared grew from innocent friendship to teenage love that suddenly had to be torn apart. This is when the nightmare starts. There is no way to really tell anymore without spoiling this whole story. What I will say is that this is a love story that will take your breath away. 
Mckenzi "Josie" ..doesn't remember that little boy , but her heart recognizes the man and her soul reaches out for him.  
Night after night, he tucked away his one-hundred-thirty-seven-point IQ and stood behind the bar, wearing his inked armor and crooked smile.

A second chance that neither of them saw coming. These two spending time and knocking down walls to revive the buried love that never died was so freaking beautiful yet tragic in so many ways. A road that is filled with pain and betrayal and secrets uncovered. The secondary characters in this story meant as much to me if not more at times.

Josie's friend Alex, a good sexy big tough  guy who is so protective and the kind of character that left a mark on me and I loved how I got to see so many things happen with him.

Rob ..and Monica, oh my gosh this love story tore me apart. Can't say anything else because for sure I'd ruin the story. Remember that part in a book when you go WTF??? Yea let's just say that I said that about 50 times while reading it.

So many twists and turns and so much emotional shocking moments ..left my mouth hanging open and tears streaming down my face. I just wanted to scream GIVE ME MORE!!!

I am so glad to have dove in last night to read this story and can't wait to experience more from this amazing author.


This is one of those books that grabs your heart and keeps it. A lot of books are predictable but the author really threw in some good twists that had my jaw dropping! This is not your fairy tail book.....this book is real. It deals with real issues.. it is compelling, dark, shocking, with truly flawed characters. A heroine that is barley holding it together with a past she doesn't remember and the boy that never stopped loving her....
Season Vining's debut novel is worth your time if you are in the mood for love, mystery, second chances for two broken people. Well done.


Josie craved his touch and she couldn’t understand why they hadn’t had sex yet, or any form of it. She wanted it; her fingers ached to touch him in places she’d only yet imagined. It was obvious that Tristan felt the same way, so she failed to make sense of his need to take things slow. She longed to feel his sweat slicked skin against hers and inhale the scent of their bodies combined. Not ready to admit any kind of emotional connection, she desperately needed a physical one. It was the only thing she was comfortable with.
She found it curious that her dependency seemed to be shifting. No longer did she need meaningless sex or drugs to numb her. Josie only wanted to submerge herself in Tristan, to soak up everything he offered. He was her new addiction.
Tristan was in a constant state of arousal in Josie’s company. Never able to completely relax, his muscles remained tense and rigid with yearning. If it had been any other girl, he would have taken her already, hard and fast, several times. But he knew that Josie used sex to avoid attachment. He didn’t want to be just another mark on her therapeutically notched bedpost. To him, Josie was something new, yet familiar, something he wanted to cherish. He felt like two ancient souls, separated for a lifetime, had suddenly been reunited. 
Unable to contain the sexual tension clawing at her skin, Josie slid her notebook from her lap and straddled Tristan. He gave her his lopsided grin as his long fingers wrapped around her waist. Josie smiled triumphantly, thinking that she’d already won.
“What are you up to?” he asked, dipping his head so that his lips pressed ever so softly to her shoulder.
“I need to feel you Tristan. Just touch me.” The sound of Josie’s words echoed around the quiet room. “I want you.”
Those three little words left him breathless. Such a brazen statement from Josie sent his willpower into a faltering tailspin. He hummed in agreement, sliding his kisses down to her neck. 
Josie ran her nails along Tristan’s scalp, making his eyes close in contentment. The feel of her hot body pressing down on him caused momentary insanity, totally emptying his brain of rational thought. He wanted her more than anything he’d ever wanted before. Not here, not now. There was so much more to say.
“Can I take you out?” Tristan asked, suddenly moving his hands back down to her waist and resuming a neutral position.
 “Out of the apartment?”
“Out on a date,” he clarified. 
“A date?” Josie asked, her frightened voice making the words sound foreign. 
"You know, an appointment for a particular time, especially with a person to whom one is sexually or romantically attached."
"Are we attached?" she asked, not really knowing what she wanted the answer to be.
"More than you know," he answered.

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Season Vining is the author of Beautiful Addictions, a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel from St. Martin’s Griffin. She received her three-book deal and agent representation as a result of attending the 2013 Jambalaya Writers’ Conference. She first gained attention for the book in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award in which the story was a Quarterfinalist. Season is a graphic designer by trade and adores all form of art. She’s a fan of live music, vintage cars, and people who know the difference between their, there, and they’re.

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  1. Thank you for taking part in the Beautiful Addictions Release Blitz! <3


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