Monday, September 30, 2013

"Good" by S. Walden - Blog Tour stop, Tamron's 4 1/2 Star Review and Giveaway!!!

"Good" by S. Walden 

New Adult romance


Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she’s lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It’s a lonely existence.

But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her very cute, very off-limits 28-year-old calculus teacher. She falls hard for him—a ridiculous schoolgirl crush headed nowhere. She can’t help it. He’s the only good thing at Crestview High. She doesn’t expect him to reciprocate her feelings. How inappropriate, right? But he does. And he shows her.

And that’s when her life goes from bad to good.


Tamron's 4 1/2 Star Review of "Good" by S. Walden

Cadence was a good girl. A good daughter, student, and friend. A good Christian who makes one bad decision and all of a sudden she's exiled from the good life she's been living for the last 17 years. Upon her release from Juvie, she discovers that she has nothing left. She tries to prove that she's still a good girl, and that she's learned from her mistake. She does everything right. Still, she has no friends, no freedom, no love from anyone including her parents, even the so-called Christians at her church (whom she's known her entire freaking life) are judging her. As if all of that wasn't bad enough, she's being constantly bullied by mean bitches at school. Everyone is against her, everyone except for Mr. Connelly, her (very hot) Calculus teacher. 
So what's a good girl to do? 
Be BAD, be very, VERY BAD with said hot Calculus teacher. (YUP, that's what I'd have done, too. If you're gonna have a bad rep, you might as well have the fun that goes along with it, right?) But seriously, she is utterly alone, and he offers her comfort, makes her feel good again, and when she turns 18 (YES, they wait until she's an ADULT) she gives him her V-Card. They fall hard for each other, but plan to keep their relationship a secret until after she graduates. Of course, this doesn't work out as planned...Drama ensues...and then...BOOM, CLIFFHANGER.   
Okay, so y'all already know how I feel about cliffhangers, so there's really no need for me to tell you how much I absolutely HATE them. Again. I've decided that the reason I hate a cliffhanger ending so much is because I get so invested in the story that I have to know what happens next. And I have to know right damn now! Yes, I know that patience is a virtue. It just isn't one of MY virtues. I'm going out of my mind right now worrying about what happens to Cadence and Mark! (ARE YOU FREAKIN' HAPPY, S. WALDEN?!?!  HUH? ARE YA'?!?! Well, you should be, because you rock!)
Good is better than good. It's GREAT! It's VERY well written. S. Walden took a brave leap to write about such a controversial topic. Legally an adult or not, Teacher/Student relations are still forbidden to most people. I will admit, I was taken-aback at first. I would have been fine had she been in College and he her Prof. but since she was a Senior in High School, it was a tougher sell. Ms. Walden got it done, though. I LITERALLY could not pull away from it. I am rooting for Cadence and Mark. I loved following their journey. It felt REALISTIC. I loved their "first time". So often, an author will write about a girl losing her virginity and make it sound all beautiful and wonderful and orgasmic....and the heavens opened up and the angels sang, blah blah blah, and I came and fireworks shot out of my vagina....when, in reality that shit fucking hurts. Bad.  And even after the hot, searing pain eases up it's still uncomfortable, and really not beautiful. It's bloody and scary.  I LOVED that Ms. Walden kept it real. The entire book was like that for me. REAL. RAW. GOOD? Nope...FUCKING BRILLIANT!!! 


About the Author:

S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at and visit her website at to get up-to-date information on her current projects.

twitter username  @swaldenauthor

Buy Links

One-Click "Good" from Amazon at the link below:

Summer also needs our help!  She is running a contest for the cover of book 2 titled Better.  She would like her fans to help her find Mr. Connolly (the same ethereal look as how Cadence appears on the cover of Good).  The contest will start on Day 1 of the blog tour and will run for a couple of weeks and Summer needs our help to promote it on our blogs and get the information out there.  The winner of this contest will receive signed paperbacks of both Good and Better and a special thank you on the copyright page of Better for finding the image.  I appreciate any help you can give her!  Here is the info below – if you could schedule posts to go off on your Facebook pages as reminder leading up to end of the contest that would be AMAZING!  Thank you so much!!!!

Find Mark Connelly Book Cover Contest

Fans, I need your help! I cannot find a picture of the perfect Mark Connelly to go on my cover of BETTER. I've given up and am handing the matter over to you. Here' the deal: find me a picture of Mark and you may win a signed copy of both GOOD and BETTER. Oh yeah, and you'll be acknowledged on the copyright page of BETTER, too!

The Rules:

1. ONE submission per person. Email me THE LINK to your perfect pic at (I gotta know where to purchase it)
2. The pic must be a stock photo with a model release (pics on sites like and have model releases. They actually say it.).

Contest will run from 9/30 – 10/21.  Make sure you get your submissions in before 12 A. M. on 10/21.

He's out there. I know it. Now someone find him for me!

Note: I reserve the right to cancel this contest at any time if I stumble across the perfect pic. I don't think that's gonna happen, though.


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1 comment:

  1. Tamron,

    LOVED your review of Good :) Thanks so much for participating in my tour!

    xo Summer