Sunday, November 24, 2013

*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*The Sound of Shooting Stars Blog Tour*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*

Title: The Sound of Shooting Stars
Author:  Heather Allen
Genre:  Contemporary YA
Publication Date:  11 November 2013
Event organized by:  Into the Night Reviews

Jamie Grey grew up tossed around between foster homes. At an early age he shut the world out, deciding he wouldn’t care. Whatever life had to throw at him, he would look the other way. Now his senior year is about to start and he’s been forced into yet another new home. This will be the last time, he assures himself. When an unexpected curveball comes his way in the form of a certain stubborn seventeen year old girl, Jamie soon finds out that life doesn’t always work out the way you plan it.

Beckett Chase has been entitled her entire life. Living in the plush landscape of Palm Beach, Florida, she’s never wanted for anything. She’s always taken what and who she wants with no remorse. When she sets her sights on Jamie Grey and she’s met with rejection, her descent from the top begins.

With a twist of events causing Jamie and Beckett’s worlds to collide, will they be able to put aside their differences or will fate intervene offering an entirely different option?

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Link to Spotify Playlist:  The Sound of Shooting Stars

The Sound of Shooting Stars by Heather Allen
Review by Jennifer Ballam

I'm not sure what i'd classify this novel as, it isn't really a YA due to some of the situations in it such as drink spiking and a guy trying to force himself on a girl.

The romance for me in this book was secondary to the story about Jamie Grey, a 17 year old boy who has been in the foster system for most of his life.

He is placed in a home for the last few months until he reaches the age of 18 and can legally look after himself. Unfortunately that home is also home to Beckett Chase, a 17 year old who, in my opinion, is a self obsessed cow (what can I say it took me most of the book before I warmed to her!).

However when Beckett's queen bee status at school gets reduced to the bottom of the pile Jamie and her start to bond. However will those in Jamie's past put a stop to what they could have by making him have to leave.

The book is well written and although still in ARC format when I read it flowed smoothly from Beckett's POV to Jamie's. Sometimes books that contain chapters that jump from one persons POV to the other can seem disjointed but that is not the case here. The headings of each chapter referencing different stars and their stories are a lovely touch.

All in all I would recommend this read but would say this may not be for younger teens due to some of the content. I am a twenty ...((cough, cough)a lady never reveals her age) year old and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Author bio and social networking links:
Heather Allen is the author of The Just Breathe Trilogy, and newly released- The Sound of Shooting Stars. Heather finally realized her dream of becoming an author only recently with her mermaid trilogy. She savors every moment on this new journey and the wonderful friends she has met along the way. She has many more books planned. More ideas pop up than she has time to write about.

Heather currently resides in the scorching hot state of Florida with her husband and three children. She holds degrees in education from The University of Central Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She is a hopeless romantic who loves to read just about anything, coffee and Jelly Belly jellybeans. When she isn’t teaching, writing or reading, Heather can be found at the beach or out on the water boating. 





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The Sound of Shooting Stars will be on sale for 99c for the duration of the blog tour - if you could please promote that in your post.  


Heather is offering an amazing Giveaway in conjunction with the blog tour!  Prizes include ebooks & paperbacks by Tiffany King, Carol Kunz, Rachel Wade, Misty Provencher, Heather Dencker, Heather Allen and Heather Gunter as well as tickets to Indie Girl Con in February 2014 and a gift card. 

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Tour Schedule
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A Dirty Book Affair: Review
Crazy, Chaotic Book Babes: Promo, Excerpt
Eskimo Princess Book Reviews: Promo
Island lovelies: Review, Promo
Love Those Books: Review, Promo
Read-Love-Blog: Promo, Guest Post
Reviewing Romance: Review, Promo
Tich Brewster: Promo
Up All Night Read All Day: Review

Book Addict Mumma: Review, Extract ?
Books A to Z: Promo, Top Ten
I Read Indie: Review, Promo, Dream Cast
Reading Renee: Review, Promo
Sassy Girl Books: Review, Dream Cast, excerpt
Tiffany's Book Hangover: Promo
Who Picked This?: Review, Promo, excerpt

BeanieBrain Reader: Review, Promo
Bookaholics Blog: Review
FTLOBbyJBlog: Review, Promo, Dream Cast
Loves All Things Books: Dream Cast
Obsession is a Book: Review, Promo
Reading by the Book: Review, Promo
Who you callin a Book Whore: Review

Books i View: Review
I Heart Books: Review, Promo, Author Interview
Lives and Breathes Book Blog: Review, Excerpt
Mrs Leif's Two Fangs About It: Promo
Rumpled Sheets Blog: Review, Promo, Guest Post
Writers and Readers Book Club: Promo

Tour Schedule
AfterDark Online: Review, Promo
Comfort Books: Guest Post
Mary Elizabeth's Crazy Book Obsession: Review, Guest Post
Paranormal Book Club: Promo
Fictions our Addiction: Review, Dream Cast
Bridger Bitches Book Blog: Review
Home of Writing: Review, Promo, Author Interview, Character Interview
Iyana's Rainbow: Promo, Author Interview, Guest Post
Sarahs Bookshelf: Review
For the Love of Books: Review/Promo

Bound By Books Book Review: Review
Gigi's Book Blog: Review
My Journeys Into Pure Imagination: Review, Promo, Author Interview, Guest Post
Sizzling Hot YA Books: Review, Promo, Author Interview
Reading Renee: Review, Promo
Stories and Swag: Review
1 Book Lovers Opinion: Review

Book Freak: Review
Life Becomes Me: Promo
Mommy's Late Night Book-Up: Review, Promo
Valley of the Book Doll: Review, Promo
So Many Books So Little Time: Review
Love Words And Books: Review, Guest Post
Honesty About Books: Review

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