Wednesday, May 8, 2013

**Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Playing Hooky ~ Rita Webb**

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Playing Hooky by Rita Webb. My stop includes all the details for Playing Hooky, my review, and a giveaway. Enjoy!


Playing Hooky by Rita Webb
Series: Paranormal Investigations #1
Publication: January 21st 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella (100 pages)

Valentine’s Day.

And my 21st birthday.


Just another college day full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible.

…until Jason, my best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take me out for the day.

Like old times: the two of us on a wacky adventure, playing hooky from real life. With his lopsided grin and tickets to a circus full of misfits and monsters, he introduces me to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns my reality upside down.

Except nothing goes as planned, and we end up running through the city to find a missing siren before someone brews a love potion with her blood.

Sirens and love potions, witches and elves, and Valentine kisses. Nothing will be the same for me again

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My Review
I went into reading this book without expectation. It ended up being a fun little romp with lots of magic! It's a short read but it packs in the adventure.

Emma and Jason have been best friends since kindergarten. They were always going on mad adventures in search of fairies and magical mudpies that would make them fly. When Jason shows up at Emma's door on Valentine's Day, which also happens to be her 21st birthday, promising a day full of fun, she has no qualms playing hooky! ;)

Little did Emma know she'd get a glimpse of a world she only dreamed existed - full of all the magical beings she and Jason used to search for. But someone has stolen a siren in order to craft a love potion and it's up to Emma and Jason to find the culprit and stop them.

Overall, I liked Playing Hooky. It was a quick read with lots of action and fun characters. It even has unicorns!! I felt it ended a bit abruptly but I'm hoping the next in the series will pick up with Emma and Jason. I'd like to see what other antics they can get up to! :)

**I received an ecopy of the book as part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review. 

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About Rita
Leaving the house to go to school, I had schoolbooks spilling out of one hand, the other holding my place in a Nancy Drew novel, and bunny slippers still on my feet. My mom was a wee bit upset.

I haven't changed much. Still always have a book (or two) in my hand or creating stories in my head, and although I don't have any bunny slippers, I love writing in my jammies and snuggly slipper socks.

When I grow up (maybe a hundred years from now), I'd like to be a superhero, but for now, saving the day, one page at a time, suits me just fine.

With my husband TJ (my own cuddly werewolf), I home-school our three girls, who keep us busy with art, science projects, books to read, dance classes, and walks about the park.

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  1. Nice review, Brandee! I'm impressed that with such a short read it seems to have great plot and character development! Plus, unicorns FTW!

  2. Thank you for your great review!

    More to come for Emma & Jason. Plus Angelina will get a chance to tell her side of the story.

  3. Good review!!!!I like good short reads. I may have to check this one out. Melody @ JC's Book Haven.


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