BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW – Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle

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WHERE SEA MEETS SKY

by Karina Halle

Atria Books

Paperback ISBN: 9781476796406, $15.00, 384 pages

eBook ISBN:  9781476796437, $7.99

Learn more at Simon & Schuster

A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

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A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life. It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.

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Whitney’s Five Star Review

Didn’t think anyone could top Mateo? Well, Joshua is going to give him a run for his money!

I fell for the brief glimpses of the misguided and seemingly unfocused Joshua in Love, In English/Spanish. Now he has his turn at a HEA but like Karina always does, your heart will be put through the wringer to get there.

Joshua meets Gemma right before she is due to go home to New Zealand. They share one incredible night together that leaves Joshua questioning everything. He realizes he needs more focus, more direction but what better way to start off than by taking a little trip to ‘discover himself’? He sets off to New Zealand, hoping but not convinced he will ever see Gemma again.

It doesn’t take long for them to find each other and the sparks fly even as Gemma is now dating someone else. *queue my first desire to throw my kindle*

We get an alternating POV story with two characters who are so clearly perfect for each other but at the same time really need to discover who they are on their own before they can handle a relationship. There are bumps along the way, of course. Gemma is actually more directionless with her life than Josh and sometimes I just wanted to kind of smack the girl. I loved her, don’t get me wrong but I am very glad we got her POV so we could understand why she does some of the things she does.

Beautifully written, this book will want to make you pack up and go to New Zealand from all of the amazingly descriptive locations. Karina’s attention to detail will make you feel like you are on vacation! Albeit one that’s a bit frustrating while Josh and Gemma get their lives together. So yes, there is a decent amount of angst in this book. But it’s well balanced with lighter moments and a few very hot sexy moments.


I highly recommend this book and although it would be nice if you’ve read Love, In English first you really don’t have to. This can stand alone. Five amazing stars!

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Don’t miss Karina’s next book!

Racing the Sun releases this summer and features a character you will meet in Where Sea Meets Sky.

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About the Author

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Karina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets SkyThe Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

Find Karina Online

Website: authorkarinahalle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karina-Halle/140649372629593

Twitter: @metalblonde

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Release Blitz – Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle

WHERE SEA MEETS SKY by Karina Halle

Atria Books

Paperback ISBN: 9781476796406, $15.00, 384 pages

eBook ISBN:  9781476796437, $7.99

Learn more at Simon & Schuster

 WSMS cover

A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life. It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.

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Excerpt

“Gemma,” I whisper softly. Before I know what I’m doing, I’m raising her palm to my lips and kissing along her scar. She smells so good, feels even better.

She lets me do it for a moment then she awkwardly clears her throat.

Don’t make me let go, I think. Please don’t make me let go.

The rustle in the bushes is back again. Gemma jerks her hand away, as if we’re about to be caught by Nick the Peeping Tom, as if we’re doing something wrong.

Are we doing something wrong?

Suddenly the air around us fills with squeals, and the rustling increases. The nearest bush to us at the base of the yard, near the fence, starts to move back and forth.

I stand up out of my chair to get a better look and see what looks to be little creatures waddling out of the bushes and heading for the side of the house. Once they hit a patch of light coming from the house, I can see what they are.

Little blue penguins.

“What the fuck?” I say softly, feeling like my mind has just imploded. “What the hell are those?”

“Little blue penguins,” she says proudly.

I turn to her in disbelief. “Are you serious?” I thought I was making that up. In my head.

She nods. “Yup. Little blue penguins.”

And she’s right. They’re about a foot high, miniature versions of the ones I’ve seen on TV, and they’re entirely blue in color. I thought it was just the darkness playing tricks on me but no, once they hit the light, you can see the color on their oily feathers.

“I don’t get it,” I say, watching as the last of their group quickly scampers out of sight. That might have been the cutest and weirdest thing I have ever seen.

“You never head of them?” she asks. “They probably have a burrow under the house. It’s actually quite common for beach houses.”

“Look, I wasn’t lying when I said I didn’t do a whole lot of research about the country.”

“I can see that,” she says. “Well, how about that, then.”

“How about that,” I say, sitting back down. The penguins’ magical appearance has somehow taken Gemma’s heartbreaking story to another place, and she’s quick to jump on the transition. She tells me all about the interesting birdlife in New Zealand, from yellow-eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula down south, to the Kea—cheeky green parrots that live in the snow-covered Alps. She’s animated as she tells me all she knows, and I absorb it like a sponge.

I drink my beer and she goes back to drinking hers, and before Nick, Amber, and the Irish show up all sloshed, she’s painted a beautiful picture of what’s to come. I can only hope I’ll continue to be part of the picture.

Don’t miss Karina’s next book!

Racing the Sun releases this summer and features a character you will meet in Where Sea Meets Sky.

Add to Goodreads / Pre-order on Amazon

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About the Author

Karina Halle

Karina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets SkyThe Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

Find Karina Online

Website: authorkarinahalle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karina-Halle/140649372629593

Twitter: @metalblonde

Instagram: @authorhalle

 

RELEASE BLITZ AND GIVEAWAY- Love, In Spanish by Karina Halle

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We’re so excited to bring you all of the information for Love, In Spanish by Karina Halle!  I’ve been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for this release since I read Love, In English months ago.   — Whitney

“She sat beside me on the bus – and she changed my whole life.”

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Successful, wealthy and absurdly handsome – Spanish ex-football player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only sweetened the deal. But there was more to Mateo than met the eye – a life of uncertainty and regret that colored his black and white world.

That was until Vera Miles came into his life like a shooting star. Tattooed, wild and young, Vera seemed like Mateo’s polar opposite at first. But you can’t choose who you fall in love with and the two lost souls did everything they could to be together, all while suffering the grave consequences.

Now with Mateo divorced and living in Madrid with Vera, there is a whole new set of  challenges and setbacks facing the couple and rocking the foundation of their star-crossed relationship.

Unfortunately for them, the brighter the star, the faster they burn.

 

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He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three.
He speaks Spanish. I speak English.
He lives in Spain. I live in Canada.
He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.
He’s married and has a five-year old daughter.
I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything.
Until now. Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth.
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To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.
Something that can never, ever be.
Or so she thinks
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 Meet Karina Halle

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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible. Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film

School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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