Sunday, April 28, 2013

Paint Me Beautiful Blog Tour

Title: Paint Me Beautiful
Author: CM Stunich
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours

“I'm dying to be beautiful.”
My story isn't unique. You've heard it before. I'm just a girl who doesn't eat as much as she should. See, I have goals, big ones, and nobody is going to stop me, not even a boy named Emmett. He has good intentions and he's hot as hell, but he doesn't understand what it's like to want something so bad that you'll do anything for it. I'm going to become a model, even if it kills me. Dream big or go home, that's what they always say, right?

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I set my phone down and get dressed in yet another set of workout clothes. It's surprising how
many sets I have, most of them brand new since I've never really been much of a fitness guru. I
imagine that my lack of exercise is part of the equation that ended up leaving me a fat mess, but I try to
think past that, try to make up for it by killing myself with a new workout routine. I only make it ten
minutes before I have to stop and take a break. In my mind, I have to take a break because I'm
overweight, too heavy to force myself through it. In reality, I'm starving to death. Literally. I'm dying
to be beautiful, and I don't even know it. Emmett does though. He does, and he wants to help me, but
even he doesn't quite realize that the only way he can help me is if I want to help myself first.
I start up the routine again and can only make it through a single set of crunches before I'm
rolling onto my side, wheezing and clutching my aching tummy. It causes me to double over and curl
into a fetal position, but only because my muscles are sore and not because of food. I'm not hungry, not
anymore. It's sort of amazing that I've broken my body's bad habit in just a few days. I tell it when I
eat and not the other way around. I like that.
Ten minutes and a whole water bottle later, I get up and try again. This time, I manage to make
it to the end of the video and feel so damn proud that I reward myself by lying down on my bed to rest
my eyes. When I open them, the sky is dark again and I'm shivering with cold.

Kj's Review
 Everyone reads about so and so having an eating disorder, that we all know, that she’s way too skinny. But, I have never had as much of an insight into anorexia as I got while reading this book. Written in Claire’s point of view, we get to see and feel a lot of the emotions, the thought process, and the hopelessness of her issue.
  Claire was going to be a model, come what may, she was determined to make it. She had the right clothes, worked the right angles, but didn’t see that she was thin enough already. She thought her size 10 sister was fat, her body disgusting, and she wasn’t going to be that way. She slowly stops eating altogether, fasting and wasting away. The only person that can actually get through to her was Emmett, who sees her just exactly how she is and she feels truly understands her. No one seems to know exactly what to do to help other than Emmett who makes her feel warm and loved.
  This is not a book you can feel comfortable about no matter what size you are. This story is poignant and heart wrenching and you are constantly rooting for Claire. I give this book five stars, it is truly beautifully written, and shows you a side of life that is truly not understood. I think CM Stunich has taken a step in helping us understand a little bit more about what an eating disorder truly can be. Kudos Ms. Stunich you have hit a home run with this book, I can’t wait to see what the next book brings. Thanks for giving me this book to read and review, it has been an eye opener!

Meet C.M. Stunich

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.

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