Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blog Tour + Guest Review + Giveaway: Destructive Series (YA Edition) by L.U. Ann

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If you never speak of the past, can it be erased?
Lacey Edwards has a past.
A past which changed her life forever.
A past she is desperate to forget.
Lacey is quiet and reserved compared to her best friend Becca Fox. They became instant friends when Lacey moved to Maryland nine years ago. Becca helped pull Lacey out of her internal shell to experience life. By high school, Lacey was active in the club scene and would occasionally have to drag Becca with her. One night, Lacey realized she might be able to run from her past with the help of Becca and one steamy Caine Rogers.
Lacey didn't know, until it was too late, how feelings, honesty, heartbreak and life altering events can change a person. Lacey has Becca’s support but will that be enough?
Will Lacey sacrifice her own happiness to do what is expected?
***WARNING***
Appropriate for readers 16 years and up. This novel contains heavy life issues that some might find offensive.


4 Bars for both books!!

This is the type of story that all woman need to read! Here's my honest review for Destructive Silence and Destructive Choices !

This is Lacey's story, like I've done before I feel a roller coaster reference to these two stories seems appropriate.
Keeping to herself Lacey wasn't looking for love when she went out one night.
"Staying busy is my solitude I don't like to be bored or sitting around doing nothing, I don't relax. All that does is allow me to time to think ; a sense of torture for my mind body and soul." Lacey
This is where you meet Caine, she falls for him but she's doesn't want to let her walls down. She leaves him after that night at the club with out a number or anything to contact each other she wanted it that way. I fell for Caine, I felt like fate had brought them back together, through there best friends. The roller coaster takes off and it seemed like Caine has proven himself to really care for her. This is where things that can feel like love isn't always as it appears. I felt happy for them but as we see the mood shifts between them and it make you wonder .... How long do u keep quiet. When I saw the mood change is Caine I wanted to shout at Lacey and wanted to be there for her, the emotions this book made me laugh made me cry. Of course I wanted to punch Caine but I wanted to help him as well. This book hits all the emotions of love hurt pain sadness and I felt for all the characters good and bad. You learn more about why these characters act the way they do for what they've been though. This was a well written story about when to fight and when to leave

Now the story continues with Destructive Choices.
I felt like Lacey needed a saving grace because when we left her her heart was shattered. You finally u see the light come back into her she realizes that Caine just isn't who she thought he was. A once in a lifetime chance encounter happens when she tried to get over Caine and she finally let herself feel again enter Devon rawrrrrrr I wanted Lacey to see that men aren't all the same. But Caine makes promises and gets back into Lacey's heart but he never left the back of her mind. Fate played in a part to finally get Lacey to realize she needs to be away a from Caine. She gets hit by a car running from Caine and the pain he's caused her once again.
Devon sees her hair and even a year later he can't let the image of her out of his head. He does everything in his power to just be near her. She remember him but she pushes him away because she's so hurt and just needs to be there for her son.
Devon does everything to just help her heal while he's falling in love with her. She has been so hurt but she can't help feeling love for Devon I cheered for Devon hard in this story because I felt like they both needed each other .
"Come on you need help and since in practically a doctor. Let me help you shower so we aren't late for the appointment." Devon
Swoon.....
"His hot minty breath is intoxicating my senses. I close my eyes allowing myself to feel this. A moan escaping escaping my lips as he kisses my ear, sends warmth straight to the pit of my stomach where I ache." Lacey
Can Caine let Lacey go can she be happy with Devon read to find out and here's my favorite quote from the book
"I loved you yesterday. I love you today. I'll love you forever !" Devon
This story both books hits home to everyone one every level heart ache, pain, love, loss it has it all I can't wait for more from this author.

Guest Review ~ Nicole from Swoon Worthy Books

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Synopsis
If the decisions you make don’t define you, what price would you pay to change them?
“Close your eyes. This is the darkness I see, I feel, I live because of my choices."
I spent my life running. Running from my past. A past that changed my life, robbed me of my childhood, and bound me for a life of silence. Silence protected me from further hurt. When I couldn't control my life, I found reprieve in my silence. Dark, cold silence. I’m trapped, trying to find my way out, trying to make a stand, trying to finally live; but is it too late?
Lacey Edwards fought emotional turmoil most of her life. She made choices that unknowingly put her through more painstaking heartache. She found bits and pieces of happiness in all the wrong areas except for one. This one gave her hope for a fresh new life full of promises. Could she hold onto it, or would it slip through her fingertips?
***Warning*** Young Adult Edition. Appropriate for audiences 16 years and above. This novel contains heavy life and social issues that some might find difficult or offensive.
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Author L.U. Ann moved to Colorado from the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and two children. Life in Colorado is so much different. In Maryland, you would find her in the garden tending to her vegetables and flowers, sea glass and shark tooth hunting once a week, and enjoying the kids swimming in the backyard. Her life took a drastic change when her family moved to their own “Little House on the Prairie" at an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level, and a semi-arid climate that makes it hard to grow anything. While barely anything can grow where she resides now, the wildlife makes up for it. Mountain Lions, and coyotes, and rattlesnakes, oh my!
She tries to spend a little time each day writing, but domestic chores around the house usually take precedence. She would much rather hide them from her husband. She tends to her loving four-legged children who at times become much too demanding when she locks herself in the office. This often results in MORE domestic work, and she finds herself cleaning up after their deviant behavior.
At night, you’ll find her begging the kids to go to bed so that she can catch up on the latest book before her sister can. Yes, she is an avid reader who escapes her chaotic but wonderful home to the feisty depths of romance land in search of her newest book boyfriend. Shh, don’t tell her husband!
She is an artist by the grace of God. She worked as a set designer for six years, helping establish a local children's theatre where she was the scenery artist, set, and prop designer. Before that, you would find her covered in paint, so engrossed in painting a mural that time didn't exist. Graphic design is her guilty pleasure.

Special Note From L.U. Ann
I created this Young Adult Edition to reach a wider audience. Lacey is nineteen years old and finishing high school. The issues she faces are the very issues a teenager could be facing right now, some possibly even younger.
This series deals with heavy life issues. Issues that are real. It may not be for everyone, but it's a reality for so many. I hope you take some valuable information away from reading A Destructive Novel series. If anything, please read the resources found in the back of each book.
Thank you for the opportunity to tell Lacey’s story. My story.
L.U. Ann
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