Saturday, July 25, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Consumed by JC Hannigan


Title: Consumed (Collide Series Book 2)
Author: J.C. Hannigan
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Re-Release: July 1st, 2015

Jax Walker is a hard man to resist. He’s tall, dark, and delicious. Harlow didn’t plan on falling for another, with her heart still stuck on Iain. But it’s so hard with him gone. And she’s been aching since they last touched. Two whole years of silent wondering; of desperate sleepless longing. Fate, however, may have other plans. Just as Harlow’s ready to open herself to new love, her whole world is pulled into a twisting and painful spiral. In this new adult novel, readers are consumed by the collision of past and present. Raw and dark, this emotional minefield is the perfect second book in the continuing story of Harlow Jones.

Collide (Collide Series Book 1)
Re-Release: May 11th 2015

Harlow Jones has a troubled past, and a questionable future. Surrounded by death, tragedy, and intrigue, she is forced to mature long before her time. Plagued by anxiety and depression, she hides her inner turmoil with spite and sarcasm. Her thick skin is impenetrable…or so she thought. Until she becomes involved with her grade twelve English teacher. In this exclusive entry into the new adult genre, with raw style that is as dark as it is poignant, Collide presents the ultimate choice: forbidden love or doing the right thing.



I was enthralled by Collide and couldn't wait to read Consumed, especially after that epilogue. Consumed is a beautifully written sequel.  We find out how Harlow is dealing since the 2 years  after Collide ended. Harlow is at university with her friend Jenna, she is still dealing with the aftermath of her relationship with Iain. Harlow have not heard a word from Iain since their relationship was exposed and he went to prison. She still have unresolved feeling when it comes to him.  But what she least expected was to find Jax. 

Jax is unlike Iain. It's a relationship that she doesn't have to hide. It's safe and Jax  understands that there are certain things that Harlow is not ready to open up about. When she thinks that she is ready to completely open herself to Jax, she is still holding her feelings to Iain and also being confronted by her past. 

I really enjoyed this book. There were time that I was really rooting for Jax and Harlow but I understood Harlow need to have some kind of closure with Iain. The events that happened in her past have made her wiser and there are thing that she is able to confront that I don't think she would've be able to do two years prior. However, the book did leave you with answered questions. I really really hope JC Hannigan writes another book with Harlow. Just like Harlow, I need some closure. I can't wait to read more from this author. 

***Received this book for an honest review***




JC Hannigan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, their two sons, and two dogs. She writes contemporary romance, through which she brings to light awareness of mental health and social challenges. Like any good Canadian, she loves hiking and carbs. Collide is her first novel.

Connect with J.C. Hannigan:
Twitter: @jcahannigan
Website: www.jchannigan.com

3 eBook Sets of Collide Series (Books 1 & 2)
CLOSES July 28, 2015
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Release Blitz: Heartfelt (Heartache Vol. 2) by Danielle Allen



Months after a secret admirer shook up his life, Roman Harper has found peace with the past that haunted him for eight years. He’s opened his heart to Bianca Baker. He's made a name for himself in the art world. Life is good…

Until an anonymous package with a cryptic message changes everything.

When it happened before, it ripped him apart. This time around, he has so much more to lose.








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I am a married event planner and life coach.  My awesome friends and family and my amazing husband make my life sweet.  I love to have fun and enjoy the life I’ve been blessed with.  I love shopping and football with equal fervor.  I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to read and I enjoy sharing my love of books with anyone who will listen. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot for most mediums of creative, artistic expression.

With degrees in psychology, human services, and marriage and family counseling, I have a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.   As an author, I combine an active imagination and life experiences to create stories that are easily relatable and intentionally intriguing.  I want to offer you a peek into someone else’s life and for you to get lost in their story, their trials, their triumphs.  My ultimate goal is to create a character or a story that stays with you long after you’ve put the book down.

In a nutshell, I am a Romance Novelist, Life Coach, Event Planner, Teacher, Karaoke Singer, and Professional Hugger.

                    

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Heartache (Volume 1) by Danielle Allen



Roman Harper is known for being three things:

A talented artist…

A charismatic loner…

And most notably, an unintentional heartbreaker.

Even though he doesn’t mean for women to fall in love with him, Roman Harper has left a string of broken hearts in his wake.  But after a lie tore his world apart eight years ago, Roman doesn’t let anyone get too close to him. Sex is sex and love is…completely out of the question.  Using the past as motivation, Roman pours his heart out onto his canvas.  His heartache inspires some of his best work. And at twenty-eight years old, his art is finally getting the recognition that he’s always desired. But when Roman wakes up on the morning after his successful event with no recollection of who left the cryptic message on his bathroom mirror, everything changes.



Jenny's Review


I'm a huge fan of Danielle Allen's work. I can't begin to tell you how amazing the characters and stories she writes are. And Heartache is another awesome read.

Roman Harper is probably one of the most complexed character that I've read in a while. He is a man who live a solitary life. He know what he wants, especially from woman he's sexually involved with. If they start to develop any real feelings for him, he is out. No harm, no foul, at least on his end. He only have a hand-full of friends and they don't know much about his past. He keeps everyone at arms distance, not allowing anyone to get close. All of his emotions are laid out through his art. With one cryptic message that is left on his bedroom mirror, his life is turned upside down. With that one message, he now have to face his past, deal with a friend becoming more while dealing with a potential stalker.

Danielle have a way of writing characters that you become emotionally evolved with. This story is captivating and you become engrossed. It what I love most about her writing.

Heartache is a change from what I've read from Danielle previously. We are thrown into a mystery, a whounit, where we are on a thrown into a tailspin of who can it be but also we get to find out more about Roman. Who he is, what make him such a loner and why he feels the need to be alone when so many people want to be a part of his life. While reading Heartache there were times that I wanted to give Roman a big hug and there were times when I wanted to shake the ever loving crap out of his. Every pain, frustration, agony and guilt he feels, he manifest it as all his own and no one can help him move on from it. In the end, he is able to open up, learn from the past and potentially open up to love. The only thing that was a bit much was the internal dialogue of Roman. It was great to know what he was thinking, especially with his interaction with Bianca but sometimes it felt a bit overdone. All in all, it was a fantastic read




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I am a married event planner and life coach.  My awesome friends and family and my amazing husband make my life sweet.  I love to have fun and enjoy the life I’ve been blessed with.  I love shopping and football with equal fervor.  I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to read and I enjoy sharing my love of books with anyone who will listen. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot for most mediums of creative, artistic expression.

With degrees in psychology, human services, and marriage and family counseling, I have a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.   As an author, I combine an active imagination and life experiences to create stories that are easily relatable and intentionally intriguing.  I want to offer you a peek into someone else’s life and for you to get lost in their story, their trials, their triumphs.  My ultimate goal is to create a character or a story that stays with you long after you’ve put the book down.

In a nutshell, I am a Romance Novelist, Life Coach, Event Planner, Teacher, Karaoke Singer, and Professional Hugger.