Friday, June 14, 2013

BLOG TOUR: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Welcome everyone!! Kathryn here and I am super excited to be a part of this tour!! There is no doubt the admiration and adoration that I have for K.A. Tucker has been shown on this blog and as you join me today to find out about One Tiny Lie, I hope you walk away with just as much intrigue and enthusiasm as I have....
So, lets get started...First, lets meet K.A. Tucker.... 

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

Now that we have a little background info about K.A., Let's jump in to a some This or That questions to see if we can open up her vault with some juicy info...*claps hands together and begins questions*
Here we go...
Scary movies or romantic comedies?
Romantic comedies. My imagination is too wild for scary movies. I end up mistaking my husband for someone standing over my bed with a weapon, trying to kill me. It's not good for our marriage.
 Early bird or night owl?
Neither, though I think I may be morphing into a night owl. It only took 35 years.
Salty or sweet snacks?
I will eat all of your chocolate before you even realize I'm in your house.
Rock n Roll, country, or hip hop?
If I have to choose, Rock n Roll; however, I have favorites in all three categories. I love music, period.
Mountains or the beach?
Beach. Though, if you say, "hey, do you want to come visit me at my mountain chalet this weekend?" I wouldn't turn you down.
Date Night in or night out?
Out! Out! Out! Away from the tiny people!
On a guy, Tattoos or no tattoos?
 Tats, but only a few. I like more skin than ink.
On a guy, Long or short hair?
Short. Doesn't have to be too short (I like the shaggy, messy look). But, if you could be mistaken for Fabio, keep walking.
Skinny jeans or baggy jeans?
Baggy. Skinny jeans on a guy is... just... no.
Plane or train?
Depends on where I'm going. If I'm travelling through Europe, then the slower and more scenic, the better. But if it's a regular trip, I'll take a plane. I'm impatient.
Sunny day or Rainy day?
Sunny day, because I have kids and rainy days turns kids into gremlins.
Fact: being locked in a house with gremlins is dangerous.
Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook. Twitter moves too fast and I tend to miss things.
On FB, you can actually carry on a conversation.
High heels or flats?
Heels if I'm going out. Flats in all other circumstances.
Sunrise or sunset?
 Sunset (seeing a sunrise means I'm up too early or it's winter in Canada.
Neither is appealing)
Hugs or kisses?
Hugs. Unless it's my kids. Then, I smother them with both.
Paranormal or contemporary?
I reserve the right not to choose! In all honesty, I was not a fan of contemporary up until little over a year ago. I was all about the paranormal. Then, I started getting into the So edgy YA/NA type books and I fell in love.
AWESOME!!! So much fun getting that fabulous little peek in to the life of K.A. and thank you so much K.A. for answering my questions... :D get on to the other part of this fantastic tour and that is introducing you to this AMAZING, keep scrolling, read my review, check out the links, and of course....ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!!

Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

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One Tiny Lie is one of those books that I was HIGHLY anticipating for this year.  I kept counting down the months, then days, and then it was here.  You know you are nervous because, yes, you have these expectations for this are expecting it to blow you away...
So, I began right away the minute I received One Tiny Lie.  I squealed and did my happy dance!! And then I snuggled in to my reading spot and shut out the world.  
And then the sad part came...*sighs* yes...I finished the book.  I completely devoured it in one sitting.  That's right, One Tiny Lie was that freaking good.  Truthfully, it was better than good...Great, AMAZING, PHENOMENAL...yeah...just a few words to throw out there to maybe encompass how much I LOOOOOVED this book.

I'm not going to lie...I was nervous because I loved Ten Tiny Breaths and was worried that I would be torn between these two books...but One Tiny Lie is nothing like Ten Tiny Breaths.  What I felt for TTB and OTL are completely different and the storylines themselves went in separate directions that each book gets their own praise.  I am so thankful for that...

So, do I feel about One Tiny Lie????
I read it a week ago and each time I have tried to write the review, I feel like I can't express everything that I felt while reading One Tiny Lie.  But, I am going to try my best and hope that I convey how much OTL affected me.
Starting OTL with hearing how Livie is just too damn perfect and that that just isn't right, well, I knew right away this was going to be very interesting.  Watching Kacey try to "corrupt" her little sister to only bring her out of her shell was hilarious.  Livie's first party as a freshman on campus at Princeton??? Yeah, it was epic and one of those we all should experience...LOL!!
This sparks it all...All the events that come after revolve around what happened at this party and let me say...hold on...because you will just keep reading and reading til you find out exactly how it turns out.  And thank goodness the fab Dr. Staynor is around keeping tabs on Livie.  With his witty exercises and uncomfortable insights, he brings so much to this book.  He allows us to see things that maybe we wouldn't have.  That is exactly how it is for Livie, especially when it comes to Ashton.  
Mmmmm.....Ashton.....Whew!!! This guy had me from the beginning right along with Livie. When she got pissed....I would also get pissed right along with her...BUT as we all know...There is always MORE than meets the eye and the journey we take with Livie shows us that.
This tale leads a young girl, who thought she had everything planned and figured out, off the beaten path to something that is more fulfilling and gratifying than she could have ever imagined.
K.A. Tucker is a brilliant, talented writer who captures me with such powerful, emotional, dynamic characters.  They crawl in to your heart and soul....forever embedded.  She evokes so much from you through her writing that when you are finished your heart is so filled with all kinds of can feel it strumming through your whole body.  This is how I feel about One Tiny Lie.  It is a masterpiece, a true work of genius by someone who can elicit so much from you through her written word.
One Tiny Lie is filled with angst, humor, and of course romance, but it is a story that will speak to your heart, warm your soul, and forever possess your thoughts...


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