Thursday, June 16, 2016

Release Blitz: Weightless - Kandi Steiner




Title: Weightless
Author: Kandi Steiner
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2016



 Blurb


I remember the lights.


I remember I wanted to photograph them, the way the red and blue splashed across his cold, emotionless face. But I knew even if my feet could move from the place where they had cemented themselves to the ground and I could run for my camera, I wouldn’t be able to capture that moment.

I had trusted him, I had loved him, and even though my body had changed that summer, he’d made sure to help me hold on to who I was inside, regardless of how the exterior altered.

But then everything changed.

He stole my innocence. He scarred my heart. He took everything I thought I knew about my life and fast-pitched it out the window, shattering the glass that held my world together in the process.

I remember the lights.

The passionate, desperate, hot strikes of red. The harsh, cruel, icy bolts of blue.

They symbolized everything I endured that summer.

And everything I would never face again.


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 Excerpt

“I just don’t understand,” he said as he began rolling the ball up my calf. I moaned out loud, realizing that area was packed with trigger points, as he had called them.

“Don’t understand what?” I asked, still holding my breath as he rolled over my other calf. I leaned up on my elbows and turned my head back to meet his eyes.

He paused, holding the ball in place as he gazed back at me. “How could I never have noticed you before?”

I swallowed, almost more afraid of the brief tenderness I caught in his eyes in that moment than the usual hardness that existed there.

Shrugging, I answered his question just above a whisper. “I’m easy to miss.”

I held his eyes for a moment more before laying my chest back to the ground, resting my head on my arms. He started rolling the ball up my hamstrings and I closed my eyes tight. I thought I might explode from the mixture of pain and pleasure that rocked through my body. After a few moments, he spoke again.

“Maybe I just wasn’t looking.”



"Kandi Steiner takes words and creates magic. A million stars aren't enough. Weightless left me breathless." - Brittainy C. Cherry, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author

"Weightless is so full of heart, it'll spill off the pages and into your soul. One of my favorite contemporary romances of 2016." - Bestselling Author Staci Hart

"Weightless is a book of FEELS. From the first to the last page, it'll wrap you in emotion and hold you captive. Between the writing, the story, and the characters, it was simply unforgettable. A favorite read of 2016 for me." - Angie, Angie's Dreamy Reads

"Flawless. Phenomenal. Breathtaking. Weightless will undoubtedly be my top read of the year." - Erin, Southern Belle Book Blog

"Weightless left me challenged and breathless. It's an emotionally-charged story that carved a place in my soul. I knew Kandi could write, but this book takes it to a whole new level." - Tina, Typical Distractions Book Blog



Review

Weightless is a well written book about a beautiful broken man and a heartbroken girl who are both on a journey.  Natalie, a privileged princess, is crushed when her boyfriend breaks up with her to date someone skinnier.  After a few disastrous run-ins with her group of friends including the new girlfriend, she decides she needs to do something.  That something leads her to cross paths with Rhodes.  Rhodes is the personal trainer at the local country club.  Raised in foster care, he hasn’t had the best life and he does what he needs to survive.  I don’t want to say anything else because I really don’t want to spoil the book.

There is a tug of war in Rhodes’ soul when it comes to Natalie.  I wanted to reach through my kindle and just shake some sense into him.  He’s gruff, sexy and definitely an alpha.  But I couldn’t warm up to Natalie.  It felt like there was a direct correlation made between her losing weight and gaining confidence and I’d have liked to have seen her gain confidence before losing weight.   I also felt that she got too much of her self-worth from Rhodes, not feeling beautiful until she realized he saw her that way.  My favorite character by far was Willow, she was feisty and in your face.  I loved it.

This was my first time reading Kandi Steiner and I will be looking into her other books.  Despite how I felt about Natalie, I was kept entertained throughout the book.  There’s mystery, intrigue and a love story about a rich girl who falls for the guy from the wrong side of the tracks. -Peace and Love, Buxom J


Oh how I loved this book. I could not put it down to save my life. Everything was neglected today and I feel no shame in admitting that! This book has everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, I look for in a book. It has heartbreak, angst, humor, a close knit family, an alpha male, and a HEA. Most importantly for me though, Weightless has a storyline that isn’t just about the leading male and female roles falling into each other’s lives. I love when a book has more depth to it than just a romance.
Natalie is such a relatable character that I couldn’t help but to connect with her. I feel as if many girls, like Natalie, have body image problems and never really know how to handle them until the eventually just DO. Natalie becomes this strong, independant, and sexy woman because she gets her heart broken. At first it is for the wrong reasons but then whenever she is able to have what she thought she wanted she realizes to hell with that and she goes for what really wants, confidence, and in the process finds Rhodes.
Rhodes is someone I wanna smack and then follow up with a good make out sess. He is all things alpha and broken bad boy that makes a woman just wanna fix him. I love it. He has this past and it follows him around Paxton Beach like the plague. I love how Steiner instilled a little insecurity into Rhodes. I feel as if this makes him a little more human and a little less godlike and boy could he use it.
These two broken kids eventually find a way to fix themselves and it just so happens to be with each other and it makes me an amazing read.
Daddy L

 Author Info



Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her "freedom of press." She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn't working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine - not necessarily in that order. 


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