Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Blog tour / Guest Post - Resilient by Patricia Vanasse

Welcome to my stop on the Resilient by Patricia Vanasse blog tour hosted by CBB Book Promotions.

Today I will be sharing with you Patricia’s Top ten book turn-offs & turn-ons.

Pages: 336
Publisher: Pants on Fire Press
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Livia has never felt like she fits in. As normal as it sounds, Livia is anything but ordinary. She can feel every emotion of every single person around her, and it’s maddening. In pursuit of some psychic quiet, she moves with her family from New York City to Whidbey Island in the lush and sleepy Pacific Northwest. But when a horseback riding accident in her new home gives her a broken leg that heals in a day, she finds that another unexplainable ability has manifested, and her life isn’t about to get any easier.

Adam has no problem fitting in and making friends. In fact, he’s the top of the school, the boy everyone knows and loves. However, people only see what he allows them to. No one knows what Adam is truly capable of. After witnessing Livia’s accident, Adam sees something intriguing in her quick recovery, something that gives him hope that he’s not alone.
Adam is the only one whose emotions Livia can’t read. Afraid of not knowing what goes on behind his dark eyes, Livia decides to keep him at a distance. Yet the more she tries to ignore him, the more alluring he becomes, and while their personal quests for identity will inevitably bring them closer together, it is the confirmation of what they really are that threatens to tear them apart.

Resilient, told in alternating point of views, is a gripping story of survival and romance, in which two teenagers face the consequences of being anything but normal.

Guest Post


1- Whiny Characters. I can’t stand when a character complains the whole time. 
2- Too many detailed descriptions of what the character sees. It is essential to describe the setting, but I don’t need to know if the wall is textured or smooth. I like to know what is going on in the MC’s mind and how the setting is affecting them. 
3- Lack of dialogues. I need dialogues, it brings a novel to life.
4- Love triangles. I really dislike them. I think even if a character is capable of loving two people at the same time, they gotta love one more than the other, and they should know who they want the most. 
5-Too much back story. I don’t like when the character goes back and forth from past to present, especially when I want to know what is happening now but the character takes me back to when she/he was five. It drives me crazy!


1- A pretty cover. So unfair I know, but if the cover is pretty, I’ll at least pick it up and read the summary. 
2- Characters who I can relate to and characters who make unexpected choices. I like when the story gives us an ending that we didn’t see coming but makes complete sense. 
3- Male POV. I love them and wish there were more books with a boys POV.
4- Summer settings. It brings me back to happy moments when school was finally out, and I was off to the beach. 
5- Opposites attract. I like when the characters are completely different from each other and they find that common attraction.  

Patricia VanasseAbout the author

Patricia Vanasse was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now she lives on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two adorable children, and two crazy dogs. She has been trough Culinary Arts, Psychology, Law School, and now has finally found her passion in creative writing. She also loves traveling, cooking, and is an avid reader. Her strength- believes that everything is possible. Her weakness- an obsessive relationship with caffeine.

Author Sites:


Kindle Paperwhite (US only)
Signed paperback of Resilient (Int'l)

(NB. Competition winners will not be chosen by Obsession with Books - this is a tour wide giveaway)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for the lovely blog post and giveaway!! Added to my tbr :)

  2. This is a great list! I think I agree with it all! I really don't like love triangles either. And a pretty cover gets my attention so I'll look a bit deeper.
    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop today!

  3. Great guest post ! I agree with everything. : ) I also wish there were more male pov in romance novels.

  4. I really like the top ten approach. You can find out so much in a top 10. I also wish there was more male POV in romances. Especially of the paranormal type. I have to admit I also go for the pretty covers. I can't help it. I love a interesting and pretty cover. It draws me in like a moth to a flame. =). Thanks for the review!

  5. I love this guest post. Patricia Vanasse is a woman after my own heart. I feel exactly he same way.

  6. I love the cover and that red dress just pops. Red is one of my favorite colors for some reason it always makes me happy.


Thank-you so much for stopping by today!

I love to receive your comments, please leave your blog link & I'll be sure to stop by.

I also respond to your comment here on my blog :)