Saturday, 23 May 2015

All Played Out by Cora Carmack (Rusk University #3): Bucket List Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Hello lovely people!

It has been a very long time since I've posted (Bad Pavan!) but I do have a fabulous post for you today! As I am part of the awesome CARMCATS Street Team for All Played Out (and everything Cora Carmack) I am taking part in the Bucket List Blog Tour. This is like the college bucket list Nell has throughout the book, but unfortunately without sexy Mateo Torres to help me :(

For my post I have....



1. Monopoly 
My top board game has to be Monopoly. This game brings out the best and worst of me. I am so competitive that even if you are family I will take your money and force you to sell your property. Sorry, not sorry! But in all honesty this is the best game to get the whole family involved and have a great laugh. I am never disappointed with Monopoly-unless I lose of course ;)
2.  Scrabble
Scrabble is a close second for Board/Family Games Everyone Should Play. My family is half a word/literary family and half a mathematical/analytical family so this game can get crazy. So you have half playing for fun and half going for the points. All together though we have the best time playing and everyone gets involved!

3. Words With Friends 
So I feel like this is cheating but I do love this game. This is basically like Scrabble again but I love Words With Friends on my phone! You have all the awesomeness of a regular game but I have also been able to verse authors that I love! Yes they beat me by many points but I still have the best time!

4.  Cluedo (Clue)
Cluedo is definitely a game that I will bring to the table as often as possible. It is the best way to learn your friends and family's poker faces! I don't have much family here in Australia but when I go back to London for a holiday to catch up with family this is one of the boardgames that always comes out. I have some very fond memories surrounding Cluedo.

5. Mafia
So there is an official version of this game but my friends and I use a simplified version. We each have a slip of paper that either says Mafia or Civilians. The number of Mafia people depends on the size of the group, usually we have 2. Everyone closes their eyes but the Mafia are called to open theirs. After, everyone opens their eyes and starts accusing each other. The aim of the game is to either have the Mafia outnumber the Civilians or the Civilians find out all the of the people who are Mafia. This is a fabulous game. Accusations come from every corner and everyone starts finding minuscule reasons why a certain person will be Mafia e.g. "She is trying not to smile so she has to be mafia. He doesn't make eye contact with anyone so he must be the mafia." This game basically guarantees a great time!


 Blurb:
First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience). 

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game. 

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real. 



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About Cora Carmack:
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and spending way too much time on the internet. In her books, you can expect to find humor, heart, and a whole lot of awkward. Because let’s face it . . . awkward people need love, too.