Saturday, June 20, 2015

The V Girl by Mya Robarts- Guest Post & Giveaway

I'm thrilled to be featuring The V Girl by Mya Robarts on the blog today. I had the privilege of reading and reviewing the The V Girl and posted by review a couple of months ago. Mya Robarts journey to publishing wasn't easy but she now has her fabulous book in the world and I'm happy to be supporting her today.

In post-apocalyptic North America, rape and sexual slavery are legal. Lila Velez, desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and can take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend, Rey, the most attractive man in her town. Lila does not love him but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute of love.

Lila’s coping mechanism to her mother’s rape and kidnapping is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey, a foreign, broody man. Lila does not trust him because his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. Aleksey offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.


All the while Lila will have to find a way to live in the constant company of death, slavery, starvation, sexual abuse and the danger of losing the people she loves the most.

**This book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and sexual content.**

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Ebook vs. Printed books.
 
Today I want to share with you all my opinion about a dilemma that every bookaholic faces once in a while. The never ending debate: E-books vs. Printed books.
 
Some believe that e-readers are going to dominate the reading world.  A more conservative group of people think that the traditional book will remain the favorite choice among a huge portion of book lovers.  
 
As recent as four years ago, I was an enthusiast part of this second side. I used to believe that a book, to be “real” had to come to life in printed form.  The flipping of pages, the smell, and the texture were all irreplaceable for me and a huge part of what my reading experience had to include. And who doesn’t love to take a look at shelves full of books?
 
Eventually, I discovered the advantages of e-book readers. Portability; more books, less money,  you can read covertly when you’re not supposed to do it (let’s say a boring lecture). E-books have advantages that I never thought I’d enjoy since I was so reluctant to change the way I had always read.
 
You are not less of a book lover if you prefer e-books over printed books. Plenty of booklovers, who have a kind of physical impediment will also prefer e-books.  And carrying a thousand books with you wherever you go has its advantages.
 
Recently I saw a video in which Kat O’Keeffe  from  Katytastic –my favorite booktube channel in case you don’t recognize the name—admits she prefers e-books. Kat, owns the most beautiful shelves I’ve ever seen, and even so, when it comes to reading, she’ll take an e-book, leaving the printed book for other purposes .  Collecting them, one of those purposes.
 
I don’t see any reason to not combine the advantage of the two formats. I read in electronic format the books that I think won’t be among my favorites. When my favorite authors have a new book, I end up buying the same book twice. I order the e-book the day of release, and later I order the printed version.
 
As a book addict who enjoys her addiction, I’ll always want more books in whatever format I can get them: Electronic, Audio, Paperback, Hardcovers, etc. I want them all. The format doesn’t demerit the value of a book. An excellent book will always be great not matter what format meets our eyes. Whether your book collection is nicely stacked on shelves or available to you with just a few clicks on your e-reader, the very fact that we have options to choose is something to feel grateful for. It means more opportunities to discover our next favorite reading.
 

I am a bookaholic and regret nothing.

I spent years trying to become a contemporary dance choreographer. Eventually I realized that I enjoyed writing my stories rather than creating dances for them.

I am obsessed with books that present damaged characters, swoon worthy guys, controversial topics and happy endings.

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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover and interesting premise.

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  2. A scary world & an amazing read.

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  3. Thank you for hosting the giveaway :)

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