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Oct 14, 2012

Losing It Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the Losing It blog tour hosted by the amazing and wonderful YA Sisterhood! I was so excited to be asked to take part in this tour because when I first found out about Losing It, I couldn't wait to read it. Then when I found out there was a blog tour for it, I was bummed that I missed out on the sign-ups but then the super awesome, Amy, contacted me and asked if I wanted to take part and well... the rest is history! There's a blog tour giveaway going on so make sure you don't miss out on it! Cora Carmack is giving away five e-copies of Losing It so if you want to read it, here's your chance at a copy! But I mean, who wouldn't want to read it? It's flippin' amazing!

About the book:

Title: Losing It
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: Indie-published
Release Date: October 14th, 2012


Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible—a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves her potential sexual partner alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor.

She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.
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My Review:

Losing It was entertaining and highly enjoyable! Cora Carmack wrote an amazing debut with a little bit of everything that I loved: humor, sexy men, a little seriousness, and awkwardness. I definitely enjoyed her writing—it was light and fun and easy to read which makes me just want to read more from her! Bliss and Garrick’s story will leave you sighing with delight and in a crazy daze of ear-to-ear smiles for day because yes, it really is that captivating! If you’re a fan of laugh-out-loud laughter, insane butterfly feels in the tummy, and happy endings, Losing It will totally deliver. And then some!

Read my full review here.

Cora Carmack's Favorite Quotes from Losing It:

1. “Sex.

I was going to have sex.

With a boy.

A hot boy.

A hot BRITISH boy.

Or maybe I was going to throw up.

What if I threw up on the hot British boy?

What if I threw up on the hot British boy DURING SEX?”

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2. “Like a complete psycho, I leaned my face into the pillow and sniffed like girls in books and movies always do to see if I could still catch his scent. I couldn’t. And I felt super creepy.”

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3. “I poured every ounce of lust and fear and doubt and shame into that minute and a half performance. I wrenched myself open in a way I never did in real life, because here… here I could vent and deal and pretend it wasn’t about me… pretend it was about Phaedra. I was more honest under the heat of those lights than I ever was in the light of day.”

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4. “’Am I the lust-filled mother in this situation or you?’ His eyes came back to me, dipping and canning the curves and lines of my body. ‘Oh, that’s definitely me.’”

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5. “I fought back the tears that came with experiencing something as perfect and powerful as the performance I’d just had. That was what theatre was about—that kind of experience. We would never be able to recreate that again. Only the people here tonight would ever know what that show was like. Theatre is once in a lifetime… every time.”

Momo's Favorite Quotes from Losing It:

1. "Sex rolled off the man in waves, and I was surprised to find how interested I was in learning how to swim."

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2. "And now suddenly there was this intensity to everything we did and everything we said. Like my life had been italicized.

When we were touching, I noticed. When we weren't touching, I noticed. And suddenly I could find no in between. No maybe.

So I froze.

We were both waiting, stuck in that area between action and refusal. We were nothing. We were inaction."

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3. "Present, I flee you: absent, I find you again." ... "Present, I fled him. But no matter the distance between us, I kept coming back to him. It all kept coming back to him."

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4. "I could be bad at sex though. Knowing my over-active, neurotic brain--I could be completely awful at it."

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5. "I pushed him back before my heart and mind got swept away. The pleasure hit me after the kiss was already over, so that it felt like an echo. And even though I was the one who pushed him away, I missed him."

Losing It Blog Tour Giveaway:

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More about the author:

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working at Target), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She loves theatre, travel, and anything that makes her laugh. She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, a New Adult Contemporary Romance called Losing It releases October 14th.

Find Cora Carmack Online: Blog | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

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  1. Bahaha I actually do remember one. I was with one girl and we were texting back and forth. My mother texts me something while this was happening and I reply back. Then disaster hits and, you guessed it, something I was texting the girl went to my mom. Oh the embarrassment... *takes the 5 entries and hides*

  2. Just bought this book last night after reading your tweet. Can;t wait to read it an dI freaking LOVE these quotes!

  3. I'd love to share an awkward dating story, but the entire history of my non-existent love life is bare, I have nothing.

    But the closest thing to an awks date story is an awkward confession. A friend an I spent days on Facebook talking about weird things (examples: cats, zombies, robots, and how to destroy the world as we know it) before he suddenly sprang the confession.

    Lust For Stories

  4. This is one interesting read!!! WOooohooo!! One awkward date I remember was when I went with a double date w/ a friend. We can't agree on what to eat because I was choosy w/ food and he was allergic to the rest of what's in the menu that I eat. I think we spent half of the date trying to settle on what we will order and the rest eating quietly.

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  5. I need to read this book!! I don't have time right now or I would have bought it already, but this is on my "must read" list!!

  6. Unfortunately, I also have no awkward dating story to share, but one awkward romantic-ish moment was a car ride where I was sitting in the backseat between my best guy friend and his best friend, and my friend who was driving decided it was a good time to bring up the fact that both guys had crushes on me. I was blushing redder than ever before, feeling extremely uncomfortable, while both guys tried desperately to deny it. And then an extremely awkward silence ensued. Needless to say, I wasn't very happy with my driver friend for a while afterwards!!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  7. Homeschool doesn't leave much opportunities... Maybe, hopefully not, there'll be awkward dates in the future.

  8. Awkward dates? Well... being a sheltered kid doesn't lend itself to many chances to have dates at all. Doesn't mean I didn't go on any... but I'd rather not say lol.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Great post and review. Love the quotes. I bought this book the other day and I can't wait to read it.

  10. The book sounds awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway :-)
    Ninja Girl

  11. Oh, and I don't really have any awkward date stories. Now, just awkward stories...there's too freakin' many to name. Tripping over air, hysterical laughter at really inappropriate moments, getting a curly brush stuck in my hair and having to get it removed by professionals at a salon *headslap* I think I need to go lie down now :p


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