Saturday, November 16, 2013

CRUSHING SUMMER by C.M. STUNICH Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!! 11/16/13

Title: Crushing Summer
Author: C.M. Stunich
Release Date: November 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance


I'm a girl. I met a boy. Why can't it stay that simple? Here, in this town, summer doesn't just mean tiny bikinis and sunglasses, white toothed grins and lounging at the beach. It means pain. And loss. And false promises. It means liars pretending to be saints, friends pretending to be enemies, rivals pretending to be lovers. For me, it means being crushed. The Crush, actually. The one they all want simply because they were told to. It means being surrounded by beautiful faces and gorgeous bodies, sweet words and sizzling kisses. It means being wanted and despised. My name is Chloe Summer, and I'm afraid that if I'm not careful, this summer could be my last.

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“Casper,” I began, knowing I couldn't put this off any longer. I hated to

break the moment, but I could hear the shouting and cheering coming from

the drive-in and knew it was only a matter of time before he figured out

there was something odd going on. “I know we just met and this might

sound a little weird, but there's something you should know about this

town.” His raised his thin brows and sat back, draping his arms over the

back of the bench.

 “Do you sacrifice kittens on the full moon? Because if so, I'm totally

out. I won't sacrifice kittens. Goats, maybe. But not kittens.” I tried

to smile back at the joke, but thinking of The Assignment was akin to

strapping weights on either side of my mouth. The corners of my lips

pulled down into a frown.

 “Tonight is Assignment Night.” Casper remained still, listening, not at

all nervous about what I was going to say. He didn't think it was going to

be bad or that it was going to affect him, but I knew it would. Somehow, I

just knew.

 “Like, for classes or something?”

 “Like, for the summer. All summer. Tonight, all the students, ages

thirteen to eighteen, will be assigned a title. Most of them will stay

Students, but a select lucky and unlucky few will be … Something else.”

Casper gave me a look that said I was totally and completely nuts. Again,

I attempted a smile, but this one fell even flatter than the first. I resorted to

keeping my eyes on the sea and letting my fidgety hands spin the conch

around in circles. “You know all the stereotypes people think about when

they talk about high school? Jocks? Losers? Party boys? Goths?”

Casper pulled a cigarette out of his pocket and slipped it between his lips.

 “Yeah, sure, okay.”

 “Well … on Assignment Night, tonight, people get nominated by their

peers for certain … positions, and then they have to act them out until the

Friday before Labor Day. Every day until that day, at midnight, they have

to be who everyone wants them to be, for good or bad. And everyone

else, the Students, they have to play along.”

 “Um, you're kidding right? Is this some kind of game?” My faux

smiled turned into a grimace.

 “I wish it were. If it were just a game, it'd be fun, right? But it's not.

I mean, I used to think it was, but not anymore. People get hurt playing

this game.” I paused, not necessarily for dramatic effect, but there it was.

“They get killed."


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About the Author
6432984 C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the Uarea known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance. Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers. C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world. Ms. Stunich can be reached via e-mail or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person. Come visit me at and follow me on Facebook !


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