Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Release Day... Kandi Steiner's Palm South University (Season 1, Episode 1)


Title: Palm South University
Episode: One
Author: Kandi Steiner
Release Date: Aug 25, 2015

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Drama. Lies. Sex.

Welcome to Palm South University.

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?

Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.

Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.
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After I finish my first drink and order another, I wander up to the group of guys at the pool table. We play for a little over an hour, drawing an even larger crowd because – clearly – we’re the most fun this joint has seen in a while. I’m cozied up and working on one of the hottest guys in the group when he informs me he has a fiancĂ©.
Wow.
Buzz Killington, ladies and gentlemen.
I hang out with the group a little longer, hoping to move on to a new prospect, but they all head out before I have a chance to seal the deal with any of Mr. I’m-Engaged-But-You-Don’t-Need-To-Know-That-Until-It’s-Clear-You-Expect-To-Sleep-With-Me’s friends. Sighing, I take my place in the same barstool as before and Jarrett slides a fifth drink my way.
I hold up my hands. “I should probably say no this time. It’s almost closing time and I need to drive.”
“Not necessarily,” he offers. I eye him curiously and the corner of his mouth pulls up mischievously. He finishes wiping down a glass and hangs it above his head before leaning across the bar, his minty breath tickling my drunken senses. “You’ve been trying all night to get with that douchebag when I could have told you from the beginning that he wasn’t available. And now, you’re left with an ache between your legs that you don’t want to take care of on your own. So yes, you could drive home, get up and go to work tomorrow and just try again another night. Or,” he pauses, licking his bottom lip and dragging his teeth across the top as his eyes fall to my mouth. “You could give me your keys, jump in my truck, and let me take you back to my place so I can cure you of your current situation.”
Oh hell to the fucking yes.


~~Jess’s Review~~

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I was honored to be one of the select bloggers to receive Kandi Steiner's new serial Palm South University. For those of you that don't know what a serial is I want to take a moment to explain. A serial are smaller books that are to be read like a TV episode. You get glimpse into different characters and their stories.

I will be doing a review for all 6 episodes of the first season of Palm South University. If you read Black Number Four then you were introduced to many of side characters including Cassie, Bear, Jess, Ashlei and many others. In Palm South University you get to dive in deeper with these characters.

In the first episode we are first introduced to Cassie. (I have to fan girl for a moment because GUYS Kandi honored me by giving Cassie my last name! How freaking awesome.)

"Cassie McBee.” “Pretty name!”

In the first episode Cassie and her best friend are freshman who are going through the process of rushing a sorority. This is where it all starts for Cassie. We see that at first Cassie isn't sure if sorority life is for her but we get to see thought process and feelings through the journey.

We are also introduced to one of my other favorite characters Bear. No that isn't his real name but he is like a cuddly teddy bear so you can't help but call him Bear. Bear is easy to fall in love with and he will pull on your heart strings. Bear didn't have a cookie cutter life so there is a lot to his story that Kandi gives us glimpses in the first episode.

One of the other characters who you can't help but love is the feisty and sassy sex kitten Jess! Jess will make you laugh with some of the things she thinks and what comes out of her mouth. Their are rules in place and Jess seems to be one for bending the rules and having a blast during her college years. And it is evident that Jess loved to have a good time with the boys on campus. "I love them, don’t get me wrong, but damn –a girl needs a break. And a penis. Just saying."

If all this happens in just the first episode of the season you can only imagine what is yet to come. This is a quick and easy read that will make you fall in love deeper with the campus of PSU. The place where you find your true self, friendship and if you're lucky maybe a little love.

"You end up where you belong. So, follow your heart."


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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