Monday, December 16, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Grace in Darkness by Melissa Andrea

Title: The Grace in Darkness 
Series: Forever in Darkness #2
Author: Melissa Andrea
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance 
Publish Date: October 22, 2013
Review Source: eARC provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions

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Every part of me yearns for Ryland and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I don’t question if I made the right decision. 

Adjusting is something I should be used to by now but how can I do that when life has other plans?

When darkness consumes you, only true light can free you

Remembering how I existed before Araya came into my life and turned everything upside down has been the hardest thing I’ve 

ever had to do. I can’t stand to be round anyone and the feeling is mutual. But I’m ready to take back what’s mine. I’m ready to be whole again. But every decision has a choice and every choice has a consequence.

To find the grace in darkness, you must

Dare to be BRAVE

Dare to be STRONG

Dare to be ALIVE


When I finished The Edge of Darkness, I was in utter despair.  I turned to my best friend and said something akin to, "OMFG ... you have got to be f***ing kidding me?!  That's how it ends?!" Yeah ... okay so I was quite distraught.  I wanted my Ryland and Araya together and happy.  I wanted J.D. Dare to be dead (and I mean at the bottom of a flaming pit of molten lava while he feels every inch of his skin burned off his body kind of dead).  I wanted Careless to pay and I just felt bad for Sebastian always getting the crap end in life. 

When I heard we were going to be hosting the second tour I was ecstatic and nervous about how Melissa Andrea would proceed with The Grace in Darkness.  Araya has gone off to her high brow fine art school to learn how to be on her own and more importantly so J.D. can continue to keep Ryland away from the one person he holds most dear in his world.  Ryland in the meantime has found her, he knows where she is at but having seen her happy, dancing again, couldn't bring himself to pop her bubble and risk J.D. taking her away from him again.  He bides his time and squeaks by working day in and day out for J.D. at his miserable company.  Ryland can't stand working with his sister who has also come to work for J.D. because she has nothing really better to do with her time.  He's still living with Sebastian and can't really stand that either because he feels like Sebastian could have stopped Araya from walking out of his apartment that night and walking into J.D.'s wicked plan to keep them apart.

As the story progresses in The Grace in Darkness, Araya we find is coping with her new life. She's definitely happy to be dancing again and to be more independent.  Boys are taking notice of how gorgeous and amazing she is.  One in particular, her dancing partner, would love to get better acquainted with her outside of being great friends.  But Araya's thoughts always stray to the one boy she knows she needs to stay away from.  She has no idea that he's checked in on her and kept his distance for her safety.  Can they get together and defeat the evil that is J.D. once and for all?  Check out the book for the answer!

Amazing book and amazing series.  The character development is incredible.  Melissa nails your emotional grid to the wall ... I cried, I laughed, I fist pumped, and I cheered and somewhere in between I still wanted to kill J.D.  Ryland and Araya grow so much as characters throughout the series ... their emotions were my emotions, it was real and raw and breathtaking.  I wouldn't change a thing!  I can't wait to read more books by this incredible author.  This is one series you don't want to miss!

Click to read my review for The Edge of Darkness


His fingers wrapped around the back of my neck, pulling me hard against his
body. I knew what he was attempting to do, but his plan was backfiring.
My body sighed at the contact, and every curve molded against him;
desperate to feel all of him.
“If I feel you beneath me, I won’t be able to stop Araya. I want you too damn much! I want you, all of you.
I want to be buried so deep inside of you, you won’t know where I end
and you begin.” His breath showered my lips with warmth.
“I won’t want you to stop Ryland. I need you, all of you, now and forever.”
“And the rest?”
eyes move over my face, flushing my skin with the intensity of his
gaze. The rhythm of my heart increased, because I know what he wants me
to say.
“Say it.” He growls against my lips.

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I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.

I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing.

Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.

I was born in Denver, Colorado–but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother& my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by.

4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle(including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) 

Okay, maybe I cheated a little with my list, shhhh.


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