Monday, October 14, 2013

#Giveaway ~ Allusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom ~ Plus Review

Allusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom
Publication date: December 18th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!

Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

But, Max–her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet–hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking.

When Max leaves her stranded in his parents’ wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.

But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?

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Susan Griscom daydreams often. And sometimes her daydreams interfere with her daydreams not to mention real life. Because, let’s face it, her character’s lives are so much more exciting. Sometimes it’s young adult or new adult or just plain old mainstream fiction and sometimes it’s paranormal romance, where her playing field delves into a different milieu than the usual vampires and werewolves. Some day she might write about fangs and fur, but for now she prefers sticking to strong heroes and heroines confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and abilities beyond the norm, mixed with some steamy romance to get the blood boiling.
Susan lives in the Sierra Foothills in Northern California with her very romantic husband, her small yippy dog, Riley, and her humongous black cat, Saké. Her family consists of his and hers; four wonderful sons and one beautiful daughter, and seven grand angels.
Susan loves when a story takes hold and pulls her into the fantasy, that’s magic.
You can visit Susan at or email her at She loves hearing from her fans.

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I really enjoyed this book, the earthquake described felt so real when reading about it. I really was able to connect with the characters too. I didn’t care for Max so much but adored Court, and found it really interesting to swap back and forth between the points of view of Court and Adela. It really helped to get to know the characters well.

I liked the inclusion of the horses, as I am a horse person, and found it refreshing to have them included in this story.

I want to keep this review short and let you find out how this story unfolds as its very interesting. I was hooked from the start.

I highly recommend this book, and give it 5 out of 5 stars. Only one thing I do not care for is the reuse of this couple on the cover in the same pose as another popular series. That just gets on my nerves when the same pose and models are used, though I actually love them, but they are Daemon and Katy to me, so had to overlook that. This was hard.

I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.

This review is also posted at Amazon and at Goodreads

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