Book Blitz – Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol


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Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol!

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A girl looking for a way out.

Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing—to escape. Because Mercury’s perfect life comes with secrets to keep. Dangerous secrets that if made public would destroy her, her family, and her father’s reign. Then she meets Hawk.

A boy looking to be a hero.

Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, has his own family secrets. Deadly secrets that have haunted him since he was fifteen. But instead of fighting the ghosts of his past, Hawk has assembled a group of misfit hackers and thieves to save the future from the corrupt government of New America and the mysterious virus that is killing off its citizens. But trying to do the right thing is tough when the person you really want to save is your enemy’s daughter.

A love that could kill them both.

Powerful forces keep them apart, but coming together could be the key to saving New America from destruction—even though it may cost both their lives.

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

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I reached into my apron and pulled out the week’s rent. “Thank you for all you’ve done for me, Bill. I really appreciate you taking me in.”

“No sweat. You work hard, and the regulars seem to like a pretty, young face around here. Stay as long as you’d like.” He took the wad of bills and slid them in his pocket. “Now get out of here. I’ll finish up. You look exhausted.”

Walking past, I squeezed his hand and continued on. As I glanced back over my shoulder, he smiled, and for a minute I thought I saw him blush. Bill was the nicest person I had met since I left. I’d miss him.

I ran up the stairs to my room. Time to move on. If there was still a chance of running into my past, I was still too close to the city. Too bad. Part of my heart hurt thinking about how I was going to let Bill down. I stopped at the door and rested my forehead against the rough wood. Maybe if I stayed the night, I could stick around and say goodbye in the morning. Better not. Fewer questions if I left now. Safer for him the less he knew, anyway.

A tight feeling spread across my lungs and up my throat as I slid the gold key in the lock for the last time, but I’d get over it. I had to. I sighed and clicked the door closed. My hand hesitated on the doorknob, the unexpected weight of a stare bearing down on the back of my head. I wasn’t alone.

Standing motionless, I scanned the darkness over my shoulder. A voice cut through the black.

“Mercury, I’ve been waiting for you.”


Scarlett Kol grew up in Northern Manitoba reading books and writing stories about creatures that make you want to sleep with the lights on. As an adult, she’s still a little afraid of the dark. Scarlett now lives just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband and two boys, but if you need to find her she’s likely freezing at the hockey rink.

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Blog Tour – Collide by Nicole Sobon (Review + Giveaway)


Hi loves!! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Collide by Nicole Sobon hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. This book may be short, but it’s hilarious, sweet, and totally swoony! Don’t forget to stay until the end for the giveaway.


3.75 – 4 ★ – SHORT AND SWOONY

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Three simple words were all it took to change their lives forever.
Losing a loved one is hard. Learning to survive in their absence? That’s even harder. For Gemma Michaels, life had become difficult following her brother’s death, but the one thing that kept her afloat was the one thing she knew she shouldn’t have desired – her best friend, Ben.
He’d made a promise to her brother – to protect her, no matter what. For Ben, that had meant that she was off limits. But then she slips and tells him the three words he’s been waiting to hear.
Love happens when you least expect it.


It wasn’t like me to long for someone like I did Gemma.
I wanted to pull her into my arms and wrap her legs around my waist, and show her just how much I’d been wanting her. It was the exact thing I shouldn’t have been thinking of. After all, Trey had made me promise to take care of her, and I had every intention of fulfilling my promise. But what if I allowed myself to cross that line? What if I allowed us to become something more than what we were?
What if I broke the heart I’d promised to keep safe?
How the hell would I live with myself then?
It was as though love and lust were merging together and overpowering every rational thought in my brain.
Man, I really should’ve thought this out. I hadn’t considered what I wanted to say to her after last night’s fiasco. Heck, I hadn’t even thought of what all of this meant for our relationship, going forward. On one hand, I knew I probably should have gone straight home and acted as thought nothing had happened. Maybe she would be too drunk to remember, I’d told myself. But then I considered how that would only make things worse.
And plus, Gemma wasn’t the only one harboring feelings.



Sometimes, I just need a nice quick and addicting read that will make my pulse beat faster and give me some crazy goose bumps. Collide by Nicole Sobon most definitely did that and had me hooked from the very first page.

While it may be short, I didn’t feel like the plot was lacking or dull. The pacing was fantastic and Sobon did a fantastic job reeling me into the story. I loved the tension and all the steamy moments. The dual POVs were great too, but I enjoyed Ben’s more than Gemma. He just seemed to have more conflict toward his feelings for Gemma and I really like complicated – makes the storyline more interesting and fun. I also really liked that there’s some humor – Ben and his twin sister Molly teasing each other was so entertaining.

The characters were all really likable. I liked Gemma a lot and thought she was a great MC. She’s sweet, funny, and kind. I also liked that she was kind of sassy and could playfully flirt with Ben. Speaking of Ben… he was totally swoon-worthy. He’s charming, caring, and ridiculously handsome. I was definitely crushing on him the entire time. I also really liked Nate. He’s supposed to be a playboy, but I can absolutely see that he has a sweet and sensitive side. I really hope he gets his own story. And Molly… she’s just really amazing and so hilarious. Not to mention, she’s confident, spunky, a great friend and a wonderful sister. Can she please have her own story too?!

The romance was fantastic and I was completely rooting for Ben and Gemma. I don’t want to give too much away, but their chemistry was most definitely sizzling. They had plenty of adorable and steamy moments that had me swooning.

My only problem with the entire story was how this one phrase was being repeated over and over and over again. It became a nuisance and I really didn’t like that at all. Good thing that happened a little bit towards the end of the book so I wasn’t extremely bothered by it. I still really enjoyed the story and cannot wait to find out what happens next.

Collide by Nicole Sobon is a short, but heartwarming and swoony friends to lovers story. A delightful guilty pleasure read perfect for romance lovers.

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours  in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Nicole Sobon is the author of The Emile Reed Chronicles (YA Science Fiction), the Outbreak duology, Collide (NA Romance), and more!

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