Thursday, June 16, 2016

Release Day Blitz and Review: Weightless by Kandi Steiner


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


 
 

“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
 
 
Weightless was a fabulous story! I would give this book a huge 5 stars and highly recommend to others. I have read nearly every book this author has put out in this wonderful Indie book world and she has not once disappointed me.. This book by far has been my favorite! The story was beautiful love story one that will hold in my heart for a long time to come! Although I shed a few tears I felt this book deep in my heart and it struck so deeply with me that I will be in a book hangover for some time..this is definitely a story I will never forget.

Natalie and Rhodes were from different worlds.. But when there worlds collide it will be a rough ride but one that is worth taking... But will they be able to carry the weight literally and emotionally for one another or will it break them in the end??

Get to one clicking to find out what happens.. No teasers or spoilers here u will need to buy this book to get the whole story but I guarantee you won't be disappointed!! Thanks for another great story Kandi can't wait to see what u have in store for us next!


 
One summer can change everything.

Natalie has wrapped her final year in high school and was recently dumped by her long-time boyfriend, Mason. What had her the most was that he has moved on already to skinnier girl. This is the first time Natalie takes a look at herself and realizes all her insecurities due to her weight. She always knew she was over weight. Her mom offers up a personal trainor at the country club. After an encounter out with her best friend and being made fun of her due to her weight she takes her mom up on the offer. Once she is shunned from her circle she realizes most people were only her friend because her step-dad owned the town.

Rhoades was the mysterious bad boy whose hard exterior hides his soft interior and he happens to be the personal trainor. He is gruff and hard on Natalie but she slowly peels the layers away to reveal the beautiful personal inside.

Instead of food Natalie turns to Rhoades and they form and undeniable bond.

"Maybe it was about finding love in the one person who loved you before you had the chance to love yourself."

Rhoades accepts Natalie as she was/is but pushes her to be a better person.

But so musch more happens that you just need to read this book. This is my first time reading Kandi Steiner and I was not disappointed. I cried a lot. Who hasn't struggled with weight and the feelings of not being good enough. I'll leave you with one more of my highlighted passages.

"And maybe that's the thing about weight - though it hurts when we feel its added pressue on our lives, it only makes us stronger in the end."


 

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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