31 March 2014

Rising from the Ashes Review Blitz







Book Title: Rising from the Ashes
Author: Jessica Prince

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2014





What they say: People make mistakes when they're young, but how they choose to come back from those mistakes is what matters in the end.


Savannah Morgan found true love at a very early age, but one rash decision — one that she would regret for the rest of her life — was all it took to end her relationship with the love of her life. 

For seven years, Jeremy Matthews has accepted being "just friends" with the only woman he's ever loved. Finally deciding that enough is enough, Jeremy relentlessly pursues Savannah until he forces her to see just how right they are for each other.

When Savannah's past mistake is revealed, threatening the future she so desperately wants, the fate of their relationship lies in Jeremy’s hands. Will he be able to forgive Savannah, or is the relationship truly over? 



When struggles and obstacles threaten the foundation of Savannah and Jeremy's relationship, will they choose to let each other go, or rise from the ashes of the past to claim their happiness?




Author Spotlight:

Jessica was born and raised in Texas—where she’ll stay because she claims the cost of living in Texas excuses the god-awful weather. She is first and foremost a wife and mother. Because of those two things, she’s also a self proclaimed wino and coffee addict.

She’s always been and avid lover of all types of books, but romances are her main favourites.

Jessica’s husband likes to say reading is her obsession, but she likes to call it her passion…there’s a difference.


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What I say (review): Rising from the Ashes is the second in Jessica Prince's Picking Up the Pieces series but it works well as a standalone. This time the focus is on Savannah 'Savvy' (Emmy's bestie from book 1) and Jeremy (who we also met in Picking Up the Pieces). 

Told in dual POV Rising from the Ashes tells the story of why Savvy and Jeremy (former high school sweethearts) are no longer together. The dual POV works really well here because we see both sides of the argument surrounding their relationship and breakup. Whilst Savvy is still struggling with a decision she made years ago, Jeremy has no idea why Savvy ended things. It was interesting to see how they both dealt with the spilt and how they work as friends now.

Savvy is sweet, witty, fierce and vulnerable; it was interesting to see her as more than Emmy's friend and support. Jeremy is still friends with Savvy but has always loved her and doesn't really understand what happened all those years ago. I really liked Jeremy and didn't think he deserved a lot of what happened to him. I won't hold his choice of girlfriend against him too much (*ahem* Charlotte), although it did make me wonder how guys can be so blind to how horrible girls can be.

The secondary characters are well imagined and I loved the friend group dynamic they had going on. I did wanna shout at Emmy a couple of times for being kinda selfish, but in general they were a fun addition to the story.!



4 Stars in my Sky!


Excerpt:




For the past seven years, I let you control how things went between us whether I agreed with them or not.”
I opened my mouth to interrupt him, but he held up his hand and cut me off.
“I wasn’t lying when I said I wasn’t letting you go this time. But from here on out, we’re doing this my way.”
I felt my hackles rising again. “Excuse me?”
He shot a smile at me that had my knees quaking. “Now, don’t start the attitude again. It won’t change a damn thing.”
I let out a huff and narrowed my eyes at him.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that you want me just as badly as I want you, and sugar, you gotta know I love that. But I’m done letting you dictate how things are going to be between us. It’s my turn now.”

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Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) and Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin) will both be releasing on June 3, 2014.








Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) official Blurb:

Obsidian
There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx
Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?






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Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin) official blurb:

Opal

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Origin

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?  





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Author Spotlight:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.


She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.






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