Thursday, January 10, 2013

Yours at Midnight Blog Tour + Giveaway!



As part of the Yours at Midnight by Robin Bielman blog tour, hosted by Entangled - I am super excited to share my review of the book, as well as a guest post from the author about new year resolutions.  Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a $50 gift card of the winner's choice to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Book Depository (for international entries). The winner will be announced at the end of the tour! Check out the rest of the blog tour stops here.



Yours at Midnight by Robin Bielman
Published: December 18, 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Received: Purchased e-book from B&N
Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for Quinn Sobel's brother Oliver, until a car crash took Oliver's life on New Year's Eve. Then, a moment of shared grief between Quinn and Lyric became something more impassioned, something that frightened Quinn so much he ran from Lyric's bed and her life, disappearing for four long years.

Now Quinn's back for another New Year's Eve, struggling for closure, desperate to leave his grief in the past and make amends with the girl of his dreams.

But Lyric has a secret--one that could drive Quinn from her life forever. Will Quinn run away from the love and acceptance he's always wanted...or will he claim his New Year's kiss and make her his at midnight? [goodreads]

Starting off the new year with this book was the perfect choice!  Since this story is set just after Christmas, and right before New Years, it was a no brainer when it came time to choose which book I should begin the new year with.  If you're looking for something short and sweet with a heck of a lot of passion, I highly recommend picking up this adult contemporary romance.  It has just the right amount of balance between a dramatic story and something light and un-put-downable. 

Lyric lives in the guest house on her parent's property.  She's the youngest of four siblings, and the only one who is not married.  This story is a true representation of how everyone follows a different path, and they are not all meant to lead to the same places.  Her family grew up next door to Oliver and Quinn's family, two twin brothers who were always a constant in Lyric's life.  One being the guy she adored and the other who adored her.  Four years ago, a tragic accident occurred, leaving Quinn in grief and turning to Lyric and her bed.  But the passion did not linger long.  He fled before the two of them could make sense of what happened between them.

With New Year's Eve coming upon them, Lyric and Quinn are thrown back into each other's lives.  With Lyric harboring a secret she can't hide much longer, and Quinn seeking forgiveness from those he pushed away, this story packed one dramatic punch after another!  I instantly felt connected to these characters and felt their true feelings seeping off the pages.  The passion was intense, and the physical connection these two shared four years ago definitely did not sizzle out.  My only complaint: I wanted MORE!  The story is kept short and sweet, and though I was very happy with the ending, I still found myself wanting to see what else was in store for Lyric and Quinn.

Robin Bielman writes with intensity that keeps the pages turning, yet there's a bit of softness that allows you to take comfort in the characters and see their story unfold.  I will definitely be reading more by this author!


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Author Robin Bielman has stopped by the blog today to share with us some of her new year resolutions.  Since the book is set around one year ending and another beginning, I thought this would be an awesome topic to discuss.

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Thanks so much for having me on GReads!, Ginger. I’m so happy to be here to talk about resolutions.

Today happens to be my birthday and so I thought I’d combine wishes with resolutions because when it comes right down to it, we all wish to keep our resolutions, right? But oh, how hard it is—at least for me. I always start out with the best intentions. And in my head, I am so going to kick resolution butt. But thinking and doing are two very different things. I mean, come on, who can resist a cookie or cupcake if it’s right in front of you? Not me!

I did make a resolution list this year and included doable things like have more date nights with my hubby, occasionally wear something besides my sweats and travel to new places. But here are a few more to add to the list…

I wish/resolve to work on my willpower. See mention of cupcakes above.  I cannot turn a cupcake down. Just can’t. But I’m going to work on that. Not today, though. Today I get to eat whatever I want. It’s the birthday rule.

I wish/resolve not to sweat the small stuff. The laundry isn’t done? I’ll get to it before we run out of socks or underwear. Can’t find that coupon I put in that special place so I wouldn’t forget where it was? It’s okay. I didn’t really need to buy any more unnecessary crap at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Son didn’t do as well as I’d like on his test? There will be more tests and I’m thankful he’s happy and healthy and stays out of trouble. Oh, and all those slowpokes driving in front of me lately? I’m going to take a deep breath and enjoy the ride rather than stress about being a minute late.

I wish/resolve to let things go. By this I mean to forgive myself for things I may have said or done in the past that I’m not happy about. It’s so easy to hang on to regrets, but doing that doesn’t do any good. It doesn’t let us move forward. We all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. I have this in common with my characters from Yours At Midnight. Forgiveness is crucial to letting go of negative emotions and once my hero and heroine forgive themselves and each other, happiness abounds. ~sigh~

I have to say just typing these wishes/resolutions has got me feeling pretty good and optimistic about 2013. Twenty Thirteen. Wow. It’s crazy how time flies. So tell me, what wishes and/or resolutions have you got for this year?


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52 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  2. I adored this book! It's so sweet!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I enjoyed this book! Great giveaway!

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  4. Hi Ginger! Thank you again for having me as a guest! And thanks so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed Quinn and Lyric's story! You've made my day. :D

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  5. I don't really read romance novels but this actually looks like one I'd be able to get into!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Chenise! That's such a nice compliment. Thank you! I hope you'll give it a try and then let me know what you think.

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  6. Love her resolutions! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  7. Ooh, this book sounds delectable! (Is it weird to say that about a book? Not that I mind if it is...) Anyway. It sounds like a nice little romance, and I'm dying to find out what this so-called secret is...

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    1. Hi Alexa! I love that you called my book delectable. :) I personally think it's worth devouring. LOL Thanks so much for commenting. :) p.s. It's a doozy of a secret.

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  8. Hey, Robin...Happy Birthday. Wishing you great sales for a wonderful book!! You deserve the great reviews coming your way!

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    1. Hi Charlene! Thank you SO much for stopping by here! And thanks bunches for your kind words! xo

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  9. I need to not sweat the small stuff too - I focus way too much on that!

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  10. Hey Erica! It's so easy to do, isn't it? Just yesterday something happened that upset me a little bit, and I said to myself, forget it. In the scheme of things, it's not a big deal. *lets out deep breath* :) Maybe I should take up yoga?

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  11. Happy Birthday!!! I need to gain control over my willpower again. I had it, but somewhere over the last two years, lost it and gained 20 pounds because of it. Boo!

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    1. Thanks, Abby! If you find Willpower, please tell me where it is! I really need to work on mine, too. It's just too dang fun losing it! :)

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  12. Great resolution list and Happy Birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Robin.

    I adored Yours at Midnight, it's a magical read. I soooo didn't want it to end.

    Hayson

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  14. Hi Hayson! Thank you SO much! For the happy birthday and kind words. *grins*

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  15. This sounds like a great book. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  16. Yours at Midnight looks like a really fun read! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  17. Read the excerpt and it is awesome!!

    Your resolutions makes perfect sense!!

    Thank you:)

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    1. Hi Christina! Thank you!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the excerpt. And so far so good on my resolutions. :)

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  18. I'm so glad you told me to read this book -- loved it!

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    1. Hi Anna! I'm thrilled you loved it. Thanks so much for reading it!

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  19. Happy Birthday!!! :)

    And congratulations on the new release!!! What a great way to kick off the New Year!!! :)

    Lisa

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    1. Hey Lisa! Thanks so much! It has been a fantastic start to 2013! :) I'm so grateful to everyone who has been so supportive and kind. I still pinch myself that this is all real.

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  20. This book sounds awesome! Would love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. This sounds like a book I need to add to my TBR right away! Thanks for hosting the giveaway G :)

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    1. Hi Tara! Thank you! If your TBR pile is like mine, it's overflowing. :)

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  22. The storyline sounds really cool. After Dublin Street was such a disappointment, I think I'll try this.

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    1. Hi Sineous! Thanks! If you give it a try, I hope you'll let me know what you thought. :)

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  23. It looks like a story I would enjoy.

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  24. Looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  25. Oooh, I have an idea, but definitely need to read this out to see my hypothesis is correct.

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  26. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks so much for the great post & giveaway.

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  27. Definitely to save money and I also really want to take my puppy swimming and to big sur this summer!

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  28. Those are fantastic resolutions! Hard ones, but so worthwhile. Good luck with them! Right now I'm just resolving to work consistently on my writing, exercise more, and eat better. You know, really creative, exciting stuff. :-D

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