Friday, January 25, 2013

C.M Stunich's Tasting Never Blog Tour

*The following novel is not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to mature content and graphic language!*

Book Blurb: 
"Never Ross wants to be loved.
It's that simple, but it's not that easy."

Never is a girl with a broken soul who doesn't date nice guys and can't seem to go to bed at night without crying herself to sleep. She doesn't need any complications in her life, especially not when they're attached to a man that could be her emotional twin.

Ty McCabe can't stand Never the first time he meets her. He's aware that the feeling's mutual and the two don't think they'll ever see each other again, but when fate takes a hand and puts them both in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ty and Never form a tentative friendship that opens the door on their dark sides and shows them what it's like to live in the light.

"Sometimes, the only way to go forward, is to take a few, careful steps back."


Tasting Never is an interesting novel, to say the least.  It is the tale of a young woman with a number of personal issues named Never Ross.  She battles against what could be viewed as an unhealthy view of sex and self-loathing.  It is a dark tale in which she uses men for sex just to ease some hole in herself.  That is until she meets Ty McCabe, a former male prostitute.  Together they begin a journey towards healing some part of themselves that has been empty for a long time.  Now, whether they achieve that goal or not, well, that is something that you will have to find out for yourself when you read it.
I will be honest, some of the language kind of surprised me, but given the darkness that seems to be a part of Never, it fits.  Some of the things that the character does are appalling but with believable as there are a fair number of young people that suffer through some of the same issues, but never confront them.  This novel not only tells the story of Never Ross, but also educates the reader to some extent on Sex Addictions and what can be done to combat them.  They are serious and it is possible to treat this addiction.  Plus, it makes a point to illustrate that people that suffer from this type of addiction are usually using sex to cover up some other issue.
There is a certain level of darkness to this novel, but there is light as well.  It is really hard to express the true range of emotions that I felt while reading this novel, but I will say this, it was worth the experience.  Plus I learned a few things that I did not know before. There are a lot of reasons that I could give you to read this novel, but suffice to say, I do think that you should give this book a chance.  I wasn’t too sure what to think when I began, but as I continued I found myself drawn in more and more.  Try Tasting Never, you might be pleasantly surprised by the experience.

Excerpt (from Amazon):

Ty's hot mouth is on my neck, and I find myself taking short, sharp, little breaths as I press my shaking hands to his chest. If I sleep with him again, I'll be making the biggest mistake of my life. He's the first real friend I've ever had, and I don't want to cheapen the feelings that are simmering between us. We made that mistake once before, and we survived. We've been through a lot since then, and I know that if I lose him now, I will never be whole again. Ty is my other half, lover or no, and just being around him is enough for me.
“Ty,” I say, trying my best to sound stern. Instead, my voice comes out like a butterfly, flutters against Ty's hair and swirls it gently against my lips. I moan and find that my fingers are now curled in the fabric of his T-shirt.
“Never,” he says back to me, the word like fire against my skin. In those two syllables, I hear how he feels about me. He thinks he's in love. Ty McCabe thinks he's in love with me. He doesn't say it aloud, but I can tell. Sex isn't the best way for me to show my feelings; I've abused it for far too long that it has somehow lost some of its meaning. I try to tell Ty this, but I can't speak with his lips on my throat and his hand sliding across the nape of my neck.
I run my own hands down his chest and put them beneath his shirt, on the hard plane of his belly. His muscles contract as I press my fingers into them, touching, feeling, absorbing the man, the complication, that is Ty McCabe. All the while, my mind is racing in circles trying to talk me out of this.
“Kiss me,” Ty says and it's not a question, it's a request, albeit a gentle one. His voice is softer than I've ever heard it. His words are naked, stripped of all the bullshit that's happened to him, all of the horrible things that mirror my own life. Ty and I are like twins, like two halves of the same whole. They say that opposites attract, but Ty and I are very much the same and the attraction between us burns brighter than the sun. “Kiss me,” he says again and I do.

About the Author:

C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area 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.

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Happy reading and carpe diem!


C.M. Stunich

Be sure to check out the next two novels in the Never Say Never Trilogy!

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