Friday, August 14, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole!

"For fractured souls are like magnets. Drawn to collide into an impossible bliss…"

Labeled a ‘Cursed’ woman of Eve from birth, Maddie has endured nothing but pain and repression at the hands of The Order’s most abusive elder, Moses. Now living with her sister in The Hangmen’s secluded compound, finally, Maddie, is free. Free from the suffocating faith she no longer believes in. Free from endless years of physical and mental torment.

Just… free…

At age twenty-one, the timid and shy Maddie is content to live within the confines of her new home—safe from the outside world, safe from harm and, strangely, protected by the Hangmen’s most volatile member; the heavily pierced and tattooed, Flame. 


The man who ceaselessly watches over her with his midnight dark and searing eyes. The man who protects her with a breath-taking intensity. And the man who stirs something deep within her numbed heart. 

But when circumstances conspire for Flame to need HER help, Maddie bravely risks it all for the broken man who has captivated her fragile soul. 

The Hangmen’s most infamous member, Flame, is ruled by one thing—anger. Plagued by haunting demons from his past, an all-consuming rage, and isolated by an abhorrent hatred of being touched, Flame's days are filled with suffocating darkness, pierced only by a single ray of light—Maddie. The shy, beautiful woman he cannot purge from his thoughts. The woman he has an overwhelming need to possess… 
... the only person who has ever been able to touch him. 

Flame’s mission in life is to protect Maddie, to keep her safe. Until a trigger from his troubled past sends him spiraling into madness, trapping him in the deepest recesses of his disturbed mind. 

His Hangmen brothers fear that Flame is beyond saving. 

His only hope of salvation: Maddie and her healing light.

I couldn’t take my eyes off his face. I had never looked at men. After what I had endured at the hands of males, I could not think of them as handsome. I had given no thought to the matter at all. I simply did not think like that. I had never felt butterflies in my stomach. I had never felt my heart flutter, had never felt myself losing my very breath. When Lilah and Mae would talk of Ky and Styx, when they would blush just describing their love’s faces, eyes, lips, I did not comprehend. 
But standing here, over Flame, right now, staring at his anguished face—his sharp features: slightly crooked nose, full lips, dark short beard, and those soulful eyes, those incredibly long black lashes—a feeling previously unknown to me bloomed in my heart, filling me with light. With an incredible heat. This close, I felt a tension spark between us. I felt something magnetic.
I… I wanted him as my own. In this moment, seeing the man who had become the center of my world, breaking, I wanted nothing more than to save him. To gift him the peace he so richly deserved, even if it meant sacrificing my newly-awakened heart in the process.
On a loud hiss, Flame’s body stiffened. My grip tightened on the handle of the knife. It felt like a ton weight in my hand, but I knew what I had to do. For Flame, I told myself, You must do this for Flame.
 Steadying my shaking grip, I raised the blade, leaving it suspended it in the air. I inhaled deeply, then looked down at Flame. His beautiful eyes stalked me. With tears filling my eyes, I whispered, “Flame… I know you are lost right now, but I want to save you. I want to save you as you have so often saved me.” I swallowed the lump clogging my throat and continued. “I know you want eternal peace, but… but… I cannot… I cannot take your life.” Tears streamed from my eyes, but I lowered my mouth to a few inches from his ear. “I know the flames pain you greatly. And I know you live with pain. I know you no longer want to live. I…” I sniffed back my emotions as Flame became eerily still. “I have been there too. I have felt the urge to fade, to never wake again. But then something happened to me. Someone happened to me… You.”     
Flame’s erratic breathing blew against the hair falling over my face, but he did not move. His body was completely and utterly still.
Rearing back slightly, I searched his glazed eyes and prayed to the Almighty that he was seeing me. That he could hear my words. I itched to run my fingers through his hair, like I had seen Mae do to Styx, but I held back. 

“I have watched you, Flame. I have watched you as you have watched me. And I have seen you free the flames. I have counted with you from my window as you have administered the slashes to your flesh, releasing what you believe runs within you.” My legs began to shake as I lifted the knife, and lined up the blade over his arm. “I will not take your life, but I will help you release the flames. I will stay here with you, in this room, until you come back to me.”

Tillie Cole breaks my freaking heart!!!! 

Book 3 in the Hades Hangmen series, so we have an idea what’s coming our way, we know the girls have been through hell for many a year and we know Maddie & Flame’s story is going to be tough, Flame has obvious demons……………well let me tell you NOTHING prepared me for this story, it broke my heart!

Tillie delivers her usual grit, the violence is upped to another level and Flames past is nothing short of both disturbing and horrific, his father makes the cult appear adjusted!!! In Maddie he finds his very own calm in the storm that swirls inside him, she’s touched him and not suffered for it, she forces him in her gentle unassuming way to question his beliefs and she makes him start to understand why he is how he is. His soul is so dark, his thoughts twisted & all consuming, it’s truly devastating to read.
We get the usual mix of supporting characters and it’s amazing to see how well Styx & Mae and Ky & Lilah are doing. This MC is unlike any other I’ve ever read, yes they have each others backs but with the problems each have it just feels like…..more! Viking, AK & Flame make quite a trio and their loyalty to each other gives me feels.

I truly didn't know how Tillie was going to give Flame his happy ever after but she unpicks everything piece by piece and puts him back together - whole if not cracked a little. There are surprises and some dark twists that I wasn’t expecting, it all made an absolutely amazing read

I worry for Tillies emotional well being when she writes this stuff, she has dug so deep to do this story justice it blows my mind, I’m equal parts excited & nervous for what she comes up with next!

5 Books Knocked Off!

Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

RELEASE BLITZ ~ An Act of Redemption by K. C. Lynn!

She saw in him what no one else could see. 

He found in her what he could never find.

One moment changed everything but, even with a break in time, their connection could never be severed.

In the beginning he may have been her salvation, but in the end she will be his redemption.


This is Book One in the Acts Of Honor series, the spin-off series to Men Of Honor. It’s told in dual POV, has an HEA with no cliffhanger and it can be read as a standalone. However, I highly recommend that you read the Men Of Honor series prior, as characters play recurring roles in both series.

Warning: Due to mature subject matter, such as explicit sexual situations and coarse language, this story is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

Even though this book is the first in this series it does feel like a continuation of the Men of Honor Series as there’s a huge crossover of characters, that’s not a criticism as I love these guys and they wholly deserve a huge part in Annas story, after all if not for them there would be no Anna.

Anna & Logan are high school age sweethearts when their story starts but both have lived and are living there own battles and this gives the reader the impression they're reading about a far more mature couple, a couple that mean something to each other, I am always astounded by how quickly the author pulls me in and has me rooting for her characters whole heartedly.

Logan makes a decision without thought for the consequences and it tears them apart, both are left devastated and their happy ever after is hard fought. They both show such strength of character in their own individual way!
Anna with her kindness and ability to forgive, she's fiercely passionate about giving something back after what her and the MOH guys went through, she knows it’s hard to come back from the tragedies of war and recognises that people need support and a break to get their lives back on track. I loved how she calmed the waters as she faced them and fought for what she believed in constantly.
Logan is just as bull headed as his predecessors, single minded, dedicated and loyal, he’s lost his way for such a long time and has no real solid foundation to build on other than the screwed up plan he’s offered to get his freedom back. He tackles each area of his life individually until he can hold his head up high and be proud of what he stands for, I adored how he would not back down about his relationship with Anna, not even with Jax, he held his own despite the threat of a serious ass kicking if he screwed up!

K. C. Lynn as ever throws in a few surprises, a few new characters to add to the crazy mix and as ever a serious underlying message, I love how she weaves her tales so seamlessly, definitely a KYBO go to author!

4 Books Knocked Off!

Other Work by K.C. Lynn

The Men of Honor Series

You will not break me for I am unbreakable. I will live with integrity, fight with honor and die for what’s right.

Precious lives were saved when three brave Navy SEALs went against orders, embarking on a rescue mission of their own. A mission that will never be forgotten and changed the course of their lives forever. While they will never regret their decision, it came with heavy consequence. 

Now they must fight to protect the women they love while also battling the new and existing demons that torture their souls, from death, corruption, destruction and war. These men are strong, honorable and will do everything they can to overcome the past that continues to haunt them. 

These are their stories.

Fighting Temptation
Jaxson and Julia’s story. 

Sweet Temptation
Sawyer and Grace’s story. 

Resisting Temptation
Cade and Faith’s story. 

The Final Temptation
Cooper and Kayla’s novella. 

Beautifully Insightful

Emily Michaels ~ Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Like you never fit in, or you weren’t good enough? This is how I have felt for as long as I can remember. I see the world differently than everyone else, I feel everything differently and I reflect on life differently. And being different in my world is not a good thing. I live in a place that’s divided between the rich and the poor, the beautiful and the unbeautiful, the prestigious and the mediocre. I have always belonged in the first category, because my father was the Governor of Georgia.

Growing up around people I could never relate with, my life had always been lonely, that was until my senior year when I met the one boy who would change my life forever. A boy who my parents would never approve of because he didn’t come from money or the same social class. He rode a motorcycle, had tattoos and was considered to be from the wrong side of the tracks. Yet he was still envied by many.

Ryder Jameson was someone who every guy feared, and one who every girl wanted to be touched by. He didn’t do attachments, or have friends… until me. And for the first time in my life I finally felt like I belonged. When I was with him, my different didn’t feel wrong or ugly. He made me feel beautiful- insightfully beautiful. Then one day my world came crashing down on me, and it would be six years before I'd once again see the boy I fell in love with.

Ryder Jameson ~ After working my ass off I am given the opportunity of a lifetime, and if I pull it off I will be the youngest FBI agent to run one of the biggest undercover operations in history. Only the case that gets thrown in front of me leads me back to the one place I swore I would never return to, and to the only girl who’s ever mattered to me.

Except Emily Michaels is not the same girl I left behind. She still looks the same, she’s still beautiful inside and out, but there’s one thing that’s very different about her, one very big thing, and it’s something I didn’t think was possible.

Ryder and I come from a world where politics separates us and wealth defines us, but even after all this time we will not let it divide us. Here is our story.

This is a standalone novel with an HEA and is told in dual POV. Due to mature subject mature, such a explicit sexual situations and coarse language, this story is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

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K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.