Thursday, April 10, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Covered in Coal by Silla Webb

Title: Covered In Coal
Series: Buried Secrets
Author: Silla Webb
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: March 16, 
Review Source: eARC



Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support. 
Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most. 
Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past. 
Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?

Excerpt #1 

I lead him inside, away from the brisk fall air. I climb the stairs to my bedroom, to change my clothes, and Colton follows behind like a lost puppy. Grabbing some comfy UK sweat pants and a tank top from my closet, I go to the bathroom to change, leaving Colton standing alone and distant in the doorway. As I’m changing, I hear soft music echoing from my room. My heart constricts, slamming against my chest, as nerves rattle deep in my stomach. Pinching my eyes closed, I take a deep breath, before stepping back into the bedroom.  
Opening the door, I notice the song playing is Fall Into Me by Brantley Gilbert. He grasps my wrists between fingers, and pulls me tightly to him, wrapping his arms around my waist as he begins to turn me slowly to the rhythm of the song. Running his nose up the crook of my neck, and through my hair, Colton hums the tune quietly. Taking deep inhales, he begins to nibble lightly on my ear as deep rattling groans escape him. The music continues to play, as we tangle ourselves in the others embrace, swaying to the rhythm.  
Snuggled tightly to his chest, Colton tips my chin up so he can peer down into my eyes, seeing my heart, hearing what I can’t say with words. “Let me be your love song, Carly Jo,” Colton’s deep husky voice, barely a whisper.  

Slowly, he leans in and takes my bottom lip between his, gently teasing with soft licks. Gripping my hair in his hand, Colton tips my head back, and works his way softly down my neck, and across my collarbone. Running his fingers under the hem of my tank top he gently massages the small of my back, as he trails sweet kisses down my shoulder. Inching my shirt up slowly, Colton grazes the hem of my bra, before he quickly pulls my shirt over my head, leaving me feeling vulnerable and exposed. I immediately want to cross my arms over chest, but I shake those thoughts, as I remember this is Colton. He’s the same man I gave my innocence to so many years ago. Sensing my anxiety, Colton rubs soothing circles across my back, as he continually kisses the crook of my neck. Completely carried away by his affectionate conquest, I give into temptation and begin to love Colton back. 
Rubbing my hands up the hard muscles of his back, I pull his shirt loose from his pants, then work my way back to the front to unbutton them. Surprised by this, Colton becomes even more excited, and kisses me deeper, harsher. Pulling his work shirt off, he rips the white under shirt away quickly, desperate not to break contact with me. 
I trail my fingers up Colton’s bare tight chest, and my knees grow weak, trembling with fear, and passion. Colton continues to sway me to the music, which he has on repeat, as he hums softly. “Fall into me Carly Jo, I’ll catch you, and hold onto you forever,” Colton croons between hums. 
My trembling knees fail me, and I stumble, but Colton grasps me tightly, then lays me back on the bed. A wide smile spreads across his gorgeous tan face. I feel a wall around my heart crack at his smile. His eyes glisten with love as he gazes deep into my soul, searching to find the love for him that has always been there. 

We first meet Carly when she is just seventeen finding out she is pregnant the day after Colton has broken her heart.  Not knowing what else to do she runs to the one person she thinks can point her in the right direction, her dad.  What she doesn't anticipate is the actual reaction that she gets.  Not knowing what else to do she runs away and stays gone until her sister finally convinces her to come back due to her father's health to make amends before it is to late.  Will she be able to endure being back in the place that holds nothing but sad memories for her, or will she see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Will she be able to find her way out of the darkness and find her happiness again?

The last thing Colton expects to see is Carly back in Kentucky.  Having thought she was gone for good he has done his best to survive and make the best of life raising his daughter Heidi Jo.  From the instant that he gets near enough to touch Carly the electrical feelings return in full force.  Can he earn her trust back?  Will she allow him to get close again?

This is one of those stories that as soon as you read the first chapter you find yourself not wanting to put the book down until you are finished, then you want more because it really can't be finished that quickly.  At least that is how I found this book, because I did not put it down until I had read the entire thing from start to finish without ever leaving my seat.  I totally loved the way that Silla Webb matched these two lovers up, and what I could not believe was the buried secrets that Carly uncovered, and how faced with the challenges that were put in front of her she managed to overcome each and every one of them.  The other thing I found really good was how Silla Webb was not afraid to write a female character working and running a business in a male dominant field.  Hats off ma'am.  The love that Carly and Colton have for each other is one of those loves that you dream of finding. The kind of love that no matter what, it just won't die.  Throw in the completely lovable and cute Heidi Jo and you have a story that you just can't help but to find yourself loving.  I can't wait to see what direction that Silla Webb takes us in with her next book in this series.  And if you are a true country girl then you will find yourself enjoying this book even more, because it will take you on a journey back home to where you come from.

Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the coal fields. A coal truck driver's daughter, and a railroader's wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.
She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma's Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl.
When she isn't conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin' the day away.


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