Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Parallel by Claudia Lefeve

Parallel by Claudia Lefeve
Published Date:
August 2011
Publisher: Sugar Skull Books
Genre: YA

The Story: Destiny has a way of catching up.

Saddled with powers she doesn't understand, Etta Fleming's world is turned upside-down the day she meets Cooper Everett, the man who transports her to an alternate reality. A reality she was meant to be a part of.

One minute, she's an orphan living at Dominion House for Girls, an institution for delinquent foster kids, then finds herself attending the exclusive Dominion Hall Academy.

Plucked from the only world she's ever known, Etta now has to deal with an aunt she never knew, a boyfriend she doesn't know, and a best friend who can't know.

PARALLEL is the first book in the Travelers Series.

My Review: I enjoyed reading this book! Parallel is in Etta's point of view, and it's a little dizzy when she goes from one reality to another. Luckily she has some people she can trust, like Cooper, swoon! Lefeve has created a new series that I am going to follow!!

Guest Post by Claudia: I wish I could sit here and write about all the fabulous things I do when I’m not writing, but I can’t. What I can say is that when I’m not doing everything else, I get to spend my time writing. I know, it sounds similar, but it’s really not. Writing seems to comprise most of my free time, in-between my full-time job and part-time job. But the thing is, I love writing and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else in my spare time (except maybe reading, of course).

Now that I’ve basically admitted how boring my life is, I do have to admit I find the time to engage in some of my favorite things. If you’ve been following my blog tour, you’ll note that I’m a TV fanatic. I watch pretty much everything...right now I’m into Fringe, Bones, Dexter, Modern Family, and while my hubby isn’t sold on it yet, I’m really liking Terra Nova. (Disclaimer: I DO watch other shows that I guess I have to own up to: Jersey Shore, Housewives of New York/NJ, Most Eligible Dallas, and the Millionaire Matchmaker).

Aside from being a total couch potato, I do love the outdoors and the hubby and I love to go camping as often as we can. Usually we go with a group of friends, but most of the time, it’s just the two of us with pugs in tow. We have a great pop-up trailer and it’s a pretty convienient way to travel cheap and on the fly.

And my life wouldn’t be complete without my two precious “kids”, Gus and Guapo. I
think I spend most of my time laughing or yelling at their nincompoopery. Of course,
every time they do something hilarious, I don’t have my video camera so I can upload it on YouTube!

I may not lead the most exciting life, but as a writer, I get to create interesting
characters, travel to parallel universes, and life happily ever after.

Contest Info: Claudia is offering two give-aways for her tour!
The first give-away is a daily one. Each tour stop can give away an eCopy of her book to any of the commenters on the post. Open internationally! This will end October 21!! Make sure to leave comments!

The second give-away is a grand prize pack of a bracelet, travel mug and more! Comments from each tour stop also act as an entry into this grand prize give-away. Open US/Canada. See full contest rules here.

Tour Stops


  1. I hadn't heard of PARALLEL before but I am glad I saw it here because it sounds really interesting! :)


  2. I have heard so manygood things about this book and cannot wait to read it! Thanks so much for having it on here! :)

    Ammy Belle
    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  3. The blurb for this book sounds interesting.

  4. The premise is really pretty interesting. Thanks!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks so much for having me here today!

  6. I had not heard of this book before, so thanks for promoting this one. It looks compelling.

    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

  7. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest.

  8. hi thanks for the giveaway can;t wait ti read parallel. i have heard alot about it and have it on my goodreads list, but since i live on disablity i can't buy but a copy books a month anf there are so many good books, thanks for the chance to win an ebook which i love. joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

  9. I've been wanting to read this for a while and it really seems like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. Parallel sounds great, I would love to read it! Thank you for the chance!


  11. Thanks for the giveaways! :) Parallel sounds really interesting and I would love to win the grand prize :)

    Email: osnapitzAngiex3(AT)aol(DOT)com

  12. I just saw this book for the first time yesterday and it looks different (which is a good thing!), I'd love to read it!

    Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  13. I hadn't heard of parallel previously but it sounds like a great read!!

    melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf



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