Wednesday, July 18, 2012

#CuddlesByVal 7/18/12

This meme was born on twitter yesterday!

If you read my review of Spill Over yesterday, you know that Autumn (The Autumn Review) created the hashtag #CuddlesByVal while we were reading that book together.  It's that need in me to cuddle the characters during times of stress or hotness!  Then we started talking to Heather Self about it on twitter yesterday and the next thing I knew, I was making this new pic.

I've never done a waiting on kind of meme so this is gonna be my version of WoW.  

This week, I have a book that has a character I really NEED to cuddle.  Check it out.

Available late July 2012
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From goodreads

His whole life Carter’s fought to hold it together: To help Mom run their store. To be there for his special needs sister, Sara, and be the perfect boyfriend Mel wants. To dominate on the basketball court—the only place he ever feels free. And to carry Mom up the stairs when she’s too smashed to make it on her own.

It isn't like she has a problem. Mom loves them. If she doesn't drink every day, she's not really an alcoholic, right?


Then Kira Dawson, a girl with a bipolar wardrobe and rotating hairstyles comes to town. Somehow, she sees the truths he hides from the world. “You have skeletons, too, Carter Shaw. Don’t think I don’t know it.” For the first time, he wants someone to see his inner scars—to really know him.

When his mom finally goes too far, will Carter be able to man-up, even if it means turning his back on her and stepping out from behind the fa├žade he’s fought so hard to keep in place
The author, Nyrae Dawn, talked about this book on her blog yesterday.  Check that out here.

See why I want to cuddle this book????  Carter definitely needs to be cuddled!!

What you waiting to cuddle?


  1. This sounds really great!! I will have to add this one to my TBR list too!!

  2. Yes! I can't wait for this one either!

  3. I am gonna have to read this one!
    It sounds really sweet!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book,crazed girl

  4. Of course this has been on my TBR! I can't wait to read it!
    I love the meme & the pic you designed. Super cute!

  5. hahahaha ok so i have to say, i LOVE this meme!!! totally original and fabulous!!!!!! hehe however, i dont know if im totally sold on this one yet! it has potential to make it to my list but i wanna know more!! great pick and thanks for stopping by mine! i still get all fangirl when i see your comments!
    Tara's WOW
    And her AMAZING Giveaway

  6. Omg, haha LOVE IT! This book is SO on my TBR pile! I loooove Nyrae Dawn so I'm dying for this one to just be out already---eeep!

  7. This sounds so intense and good. I definitely want to read it -- and cuddle Carter. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Hehe, I love your version of WoW! And OMG, why do I hear about this book just now?! *face palm* It sounds awesome and I love Nyrae Dawn's books, so I can't wait to read it! I'm going to love Carter - I can tell already.:D

  9. I love Nyrae Dawn's books so far. I hope I like this one but I hate books with cheating so hopefully he breaks up with his girlfriend before he gets with this wild new girl in town. lol Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Great pick, Val! I loved this book. I thought you beta read it too? I can't wait to see what the readers think!

    Love your meme!

  11. Oh yes, Carter DOES sound like he needs a good cuddle! :) I still have yet to read anything by this author but I'm seriously thinking I need to!

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  12. I couldn't finish Dawn's What A Boy Wants (even though I liked it). Haven't heard of this book until now but I'm definitely going to check this one out.

  13. Awww, I want to cuddle Carter too! *hugs* I've never heard of this one before but it sounds like such a great contemporary read. Plus, the line "bipolar wardrobe" made me smile -- one of my closest friends is the same way! x)

    Awesome pick for your WOW this week, Val! <3 :)

  14. Ooh I haven't heard of this one until now! Great choice!!

  15. YAY!!!! Love it!!!! Need this book too!

  16. This sounds like a good contemporary read. Great pick!
    Truly Bookish

  17. I love your choice Val! I like the bipolar wardrobe comment. Sometimes I feel like my wardrobe is exactly that!

    Thanks for stopping by Better Read Than Dead