Get ready to meet Samuel Clearwater aka Preppy

Now that we have all read All the Rage by TM Frazier, it’s time to get ready for the next book. And it’s going to star everyone’s favorite man with a bow tie: Preppy Clearwater.  Fair warning to those of you who haven’t read all the way through All the Rage yet. If you haven’t then I would hold off reading on because I will have spoilers in this post.

With that said, let’s begin. We will start off with the cover for Preppy. Now, this is not the only good thing to get you through the day, but we also get the blurb for the book. And of course it wouldn’t be Preppy if he wasn’t fashioning one of his famous bowties.

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We first met Preppy in King and he instantly became the person that we look to say what we are all thinking in every situation. Then he had to go and get himself killed….or so we thought. It turns out Bear’s father was more of a jerk-off than we thought he was as he kidnapped Preppy and held him in the same jail that he kept his mother in. And like King did at the end of Soulless, we all fell to our knees in relief/disbelief/love when Preppy comes out of the hole.

Here is the official blurb for his book:

Bowtie…’till I DIE.

Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck. 

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves. 

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.  

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.

For Preppy and Dre, death was only the beginning. 

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preppy teaser 1The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater Part 1 (best news because this means that there will be a part 2) will show that anyone can find love, even someone like Preppy who has become the mayor of Hell a few times. We get to see the female version of him as she gets off one addiction to get addicted to another one because fans of Frazierland know that Preppy is an addiction. And oh what a sweet addiction he is.

While it’s not necessary to read the other books that TM Frazier wrote, it’s HIGHLY recommended. He makes appearances in King and Lawless books which include insight to how Preppy ticks.

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PREORDER LINKS – book set to come out October 25th.
Amazon US: goo.gl/zwnMSO
Nook: COMING SOON
iBooks: goo.gl/a0kBSw

What do you think of the cover?

Celebrate the 4th of July and win a copy of TM Frazier’s book

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Wanted to get one of TM Frazier’s books but haven’t had the chance to? To help celebrate the 4th of July, I am giving away 4, count them, 4 copies of one of TM Frazier’s books. Now of course some of you already have all of her books, but don’t worry, you can still enter. I will give away another book of your choice priced  $3.99 or less. This way you can still join in with the fun of the giveaway. The giveaway is running from midnight EST 7/4 and ending 7/11 at midnight EST. This way you can enter over and over again.

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Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th!

 

A look back at the books that came out in 2015

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While the end of the year might be a good thing for some people, it might be rough for the book readers of the world. There was too long of a list of books that came out this year and not enough days in the year to keep up. When looking back at the books that came out, it’s hard to pick just one favorite above the others as it’s like trying to pick your favorite kid.

So, don’t worry. I did it for you.

There might not be any mysteries that came out this year, mainly because some of the mysteries have been done so many times before it gets repetitive. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins probably had the highest sales amongst the older generation. They were able to get consumed with that world and the mystery. It was very much like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was a few years ago. We don’t have any of those books on this list.

The list below probably relates to the people probably around the age of thirty and younger. There is a mix of books in there that some may not like and some may not agree with. Opinions are important, especially with book reading. The point is that we all are able to read the books and let them into our lives. The books that mean the most to us are the ones that we can relate to in some way, and that’s why I chose these books for the top books of 2015. Below is the list of the top ten books that came out this year.

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10. Evil Never Dies by T.R. Ragan

Out: 8/4

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24840347-evil-never-dies?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/review-evil-never-dies-by-tr-ragan-suspenseful-finale-as-lizzy-comes-to-terms-with-her-loss/

In the latest book of the series, Lizzie struggles with the loss of Jared and trying to be the role model. She submits to the darkness in her and finds that it might not be what she thought it would be, but it might be too late for her to turn back. The story touches on the struggle that we all must deal at some point in our lives when we lose loved ones and whether or not we would submit to the darkness within, or be able to rise above it.

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9. Fall With Me by Jennifer Armentrout

Out: 3/31

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20980781-fall-with-me?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/book-review-fall-with-me-by-jennifer-armentrout-story-of-not-letting-past-ghosts-control-the-future/

I admit, initially when reading this book, I didn’t think it was one of her better books, but after reading it a second time I wonder why I thought that way. I have loved every other book that Armentrout has written and I think that I had such high expectations for this book. When reading in between the lines, I see how beautiful the relationship between Reese and Roxy is and how pride is an ugly thing that can keep love from happening.

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8. Paper Hearts by Claire Contreras

Out: 9/9

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25284952-paper-hearts?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/release-day-blitz-paper-hearts-by-claire-contreras/

Like the first book of the series, this story has a beautiful couple that you just want to hate because they are so cute. They were torn apart because of circumstances and once again pride shows its ugly head and keeps them apart. It’s not until they get older and wiser that they see that love is more important than one’s pride. I love every character that Contreras creates because they are real and can relate to anyone that reads the books. Hard feat to do for an author.

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7. Scorched by Jennifer Armentrout

Out: 6/16

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18045624-scorched?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/review-scorched-by-jennifer-armentrout-a-heartbreaking-story-of-overcoming-one-of-lifes-hardest-things/

It’s these kinds of books that make me love Armentrout’s writing. While she may create characters that are similar and have their own bubbly lingo, she will throw in a deeply flawed character that we get to transform into that beautiful swan. This story touches on something that hit close to me and I couldn’t help but understand the story that much more. Alcohol is a problem for millions of people out there (whether it effects them directly or indirectly) and it hurts deeper sometimes than physical pain.

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6. The Shadowhunter Academy series by Cassandra Clare

Out: around the 20th of every month

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=shadowhunter+academy

In the surprise series released by Cassandra Clare, we get to watch one of our favorite characters, Simon, as he tries to insert his life into the Shadowhunters. While he has some of his memories back, he doesn’t have the core ones. Like the ones that connect him with Clary and Isabelle. At times, he can be annoying with it (especially the first few novellas) but he finally comes to his senses towards the end. The best part of the series, though, is that we get to see the background stories for all these characters that we heard about and how they effected the Shadowhunter world. Especially for Valentine and how he came to power. A must read for anyone who is a fan of the series.

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5. Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry

Out: 5/26

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23492282-nowhere-but-here?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/book-review-nowhere-but-here-by-katie-mcgarry-story-of-living-life-to-the-fullest-and-to-face-your-fears/

She is not like many of the other authors on this list where she had multiple books that come out each year, but when she does release a book, it’s one that you get right away and then obsess over it. This book is the first book of the series and it’s a spin-off of sorts from her last series. She talks about the importance of living your own life and not letting your past dictate it for you. Like many of her other books, she is able to bring characters to life that we can relate to in some way and hope that things turn out well for them in the end.

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4. Confess by Colleen Hoover

Out: 3/10

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22609310-confess?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/review-confess-by-colleen-hoover-story-of-loss-love-and-how-amazing-fate-can-be/

When reading this book, I was not expecting to like it as much I did. I read the blurb and I was like ‘eh this sounds interesting enough to read’. But after reading it, I was obsessed. Especially after finding out that the confessions in the book are all real. Some of them are dark and sinister while others are funny and light. It’s those dark ones that make you see how ugly the world can be and how it’s something that should be recognized. I liked how Hoover was able to work that kind of theme into her story, without it being the center point for it.

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3. King/Tyrant by T.M. Frazier

Out: 6/15 and 8/16

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27918024-king-tyrant?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: Kinghttps://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/release-day-blitz-for-king-by-tm-frazier/

Tyrant – https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/tyrant-by-tm-frazier-release-day-blitz-and-review/

If you want to a read series and literally curse out the author from start to finish, then start reading this series. It dominates your life and doesn’t let go. If you join the Facebook group you will see that you are not the only one who suffers from King-itis. Frazier creates characters that we love but there are so many twists and turns that you never know what to expect. It’s the perfect book to read when you want to get worked up and get all crazed over.

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2. Stark International series by J. Kenner

Out: 4/7, 6/23, 9/1

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/series/118761-stark-international-trilogy

Review: Say my Name https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/book-review-say-my-name-by-j-kenner-story-of-a-broken-woman-learning-to-trust-again/

On my Knees https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/book-review-on-my-knees-by-j-kenner-a-little-repetitive-but-sets-up-what-should-be-an-explosive-finale/

Under my Skinhttps://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/review-under-my-skin-by-j-kenner-jackson-and-sylvia-deal-with-the-ghosts-of-their-pasts/

It’s not very often where the sequel is better than the originally, but in this case, it is. Damien’s series is good in its own way, but I found that I liked the relationship between Sylvia and Jackson a whole lot more. They had more layers and I felt that we got to see more of a transformation for the characters throughout the series. Kenner had enough twists and turns that kept you coming back for more and demanding to know what happens next.

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1. Lawless by T.M. Frazier

Out: 12/8

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25756072-lawless?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/lawless-by-t-m-frazier-book-tour/

There are really no words to describe how amazing this book is. While the King part of the series has its own dark secrets, this story never had gotten me so angry before. I never actively spent time in a discussion group talking about a book because it was THAT good. It made me want to hunt down Frazier and demand answers. It’s hard to make a book that creates such a reaction from the fans and the torture is waiting for the next installment to come out. COME ON FE-BEAR-Y!

What book did you like the most this year?

 

Bear learns of a new kind of torture in new ‘Lawless’ by T.M. Frazier teaser

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If you weren’t already pumped up for the new book by T.M. Frazier, Lawless, you will be now. Frazier released two new teasers from Bear’s and one from looks like the woman he is after, Thia Andrews. You can read them below.

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We don’t know much about the third book in the King series, but that it’s going to be from Bear’s point of view. We first meet Bear in the first book of the series, King, as he is the one that inadvertently introduces King to Doe. In the second book, he suffers a deep kind of torture while protecting King and is in desperate need for him to get his own kind of happiness.

There is no confirmation on whether or not we will see King and/or Doe in his book, but it would be likely considering that they are close friends. We don’t know how far this story will go (whether or not he will get two stories like King did) or whether or not we will get that Preppy sequel that the fans are begging for.

Stay tuned for that.

Lawless is set to come out in December. You can look at the launch for the first two books, King and Tyrant, and get your copies so that you could catch up in time for the release.

What do you think of the teasers?

Doe admits her fear in new ‘Tyrant’ teaser

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A new teaser was released from the 2nd book of the King duology, Tyrant, today on the author’s, T.M. Frazier, Facebook page.

The teaser is just as short as the first one, but definately gives some insigh to the book. It looks like both Doe and King are going to be struggling to find their way back together. Question is, will they succeed? With Frazier at the helm, there is no way to predict it because she has proven that her work can be unpredictable.

The King duology is a spin-off series from The Dark Light of Day novella, Dark Needs. It  follows King on a journey as he tries to get back the two women that he loves the most.

You can pre-order Tyrant on Amazon now and to hold you over until August 14, you can read King.

What do you think of the teaser?

Doe remembers something important in first ‘Tyrant’ teaser

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The first teaser for the upcoming book that is going to shatter your already broken heart even more, Tyrant by T.M. Frazier, has been released.

It’s a quick one sentenced teaser but it did come with what is likely an alternate cover for the book. In the second book of the duology, King fights for his two loves his daughter and Doe.

You can pre-order Tyrant on Amazon now and to hold you over until August 14, you can read King.

What did you think of the teaser?

King and Pup have a little ‘chat’ in first ‘Tyrant’ teaser

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Yesterday, author TM Frazier released the first teaser from the 2nd book of the King duology, Tyrant.

In the teaser, King looks to be sneaking into Doe’s room so that he can have what he calls ‘a talk’. If you read the first book we all know that the talk is going to entail. A little bow-chicka-bow-wow. For me, I am glad to have this teaser because it shows that King is going to figure out some way to get back to Doe.

Tyrant is up for pre-order on Amazon now and you can get caught up before the August 15th release by reading King. King is a spin-off from her other book The Dark Light of Day which introduced to us the dark world that King controls.

This book is meant to be the final book in the duology but Frazier has hinted that we may see a book for Bear. Only time will tell for this.

What did you think of the teaser?