Hi guys, we have Jude Sierra stopping by today with her debut novel Hush, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Cat’s review. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Wren is one of “the gifted”—a college sophomore with the power to compel others’ feelings and desires. He uses his power as a game of sexual consent until Cameron, a naïve freshman, enters his life. As Cameron begins to understand his sexuality and gain confidence under Wren’s tutelage, Wren grows to recognize new and unexpected things about himself. Can their game become a relationship as the power shifts from teacher to student?
Wren looks… different. His eyes are wide in what seems almost like surprise. His lips, darker than Cam’s ever seen them, tremble. Cam doesn’t need any of Wren’s abilities to catch that Wren is overwhelmed. The only thing Cam knows how to offer is what he himself would want.
“Kiss me?” he asks.
Beautifully, Wren doesn’t resist. His clothes are rough against Cam’s skin all those zippers are so cold where Cam radiates heat. When Wren drapes himself on top of Cam, his body is heavier than Cam had imagined. Wren kisses Cam softly, seeking something, and Cam wants to believe it’s from a feeling of closeness, something sweet like the gratitude he feels right now. He cannot believe he just did that—that he let Wren do that. Hulled and shaking, Cam lets his hands wander because even after that perfect storm of pleasure, there is an itch under his skin for more.
Jude Sierra first began writing poetry as a child in her home country of Brazil. Still a student of the form, she has expanded her repertoire with her first novel, Hush.
She began writing long-form fiction by tackling her first National Novel Writing Month project in 2007, and in 2011 began writing in online fan communities, where her stories have thousands of readers.
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Author: Jude Sierra
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Length: Novel (278 pages)
Publisher: Interlude Press (May 19th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Wren is one of “the gifted”—a man with the power to compel others’ feelings and desires. He uses his power as a game of sexual consent until Cameron, a naive college student, enters his life. As Cameron begins to understand his sexuality and gain confidence under Wren’s tutelage, Wren grows to recognize new and unexpected things about himself. Can their game become a relationship as the power shifts from teacher to student?
Review: This story started out a bit slow for me. I will admit there were times I seriously thought about just giving up. I am glad I didn’t. Once Wren and Cam finally hook up it got so much better.
There is a bit of M/Fin the story where Cam dates Maggie. Don’t let this turn you off of the story since it is off page sex. Like I said there was just so much going on. I do understand that Cam was trying to find himself, but this section was much too long.
There was just so much going on with the touch of supernatural powers. This part of the story line I just didn’t get, though it did make for some very hot sex scenes with Cam. I wish there was more about the powers, and Gifted, perhaps then the story wouldn’t have been as confusing for me. The timelines seemed a bit off for me as well.
Now having said that… this is a good young adult story on the very hot side. If you pick up the book and think it’s too slow keep reading because it gets very hot and the angst of both Cam and Wren is good, the sex super-hot and the underneath romance keeps you on your toes.
If you like unique characters, a touch of supernatural powers, college kids, coming of age and some very hot man-sex…this is for you.