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Thursday, April 29, 2021

New Book Review: From the Embers by Aly Martinez

I may have carried her out of that fire, but the truth was, Bree saved me.

From The Embers, an all-new not-to-be-missed, standalone catastrophic romance from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is available now!  You can read this book for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!  You don't want to miss this one!  Check out my spoiler-free review and read an excerpt below. 


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From the Embers by Aly Martinez Book Cover

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of tragedy, it’s strange the things you remember. 

The deafening boom as the house exploded.

The paralyzing fear as I searched for my wife.

The blinding smoke burning my eyes as I carried her out. 


But carved into my soul for the rest of my days would be the earth-shattering realization that the woman in my arms wasn’t my wife. 


Bree and I were the only survivors—not that either of us were truly living after that night. As a single dad with nowhere else to go, I moved into her guest house. And somehow, through the guilt and grief, we forged an unlikely team.


It took years, but I watched the gradual return of her smile—slow and life-altering.

The two of us could sit outside for hours, talking about nothing, and it filled the massive hole in my chest with new life. 


I may have carried her out of that fire, but the truth was, Bree saved me.


As we healed, the secrets and lies of the past smoldered in the ashes, threatening to ignite again. 


Our love was born from the embers, and together we would go up in flames.


Be consumed by the fire, today!
Exclusively on Kindle Unlimited. 

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Excerpt

Using my arm to block my face, I carried her lifeless body to the door. The knob seared my palm as I yanked it open, but the pain didn’t even register through the adrenaline. The sound of my feet pounding down the driveway echoed in my ears as the fire crackled behind me. Our closest neighbor was over half a mile away, but there was no way they hadn’t heard the explosion. The fire department would be there soon. 

Once I got Jessica safe, I’d go back for Bree. They’d find Rob. Everyone would be okay.

“Eason,” she croaked in my arms.

My feet were still moving as I sprinted away, but time stopped as her voice permeated my senses. 

It wasn’t possible.

She was covered in soot, and my eyes were caked with ash and what I would later learn to be blood, but I could still make out the large flowers on her yellow—

“Uh, no. It’s my dress that your wife borrowed and I had to do an entire Tom Cruise Mission Impossible thing to get it back last week.”

Oh, God. 

I kept running until the wind changed direction, clearing the smoke. With my heart in my throat, I prayed that my still ringing ears had deceived me. I set her down and used the inside of my shirt to clear my face.  

“Eason,” she croaked. 

But once again, she wasn’t my wife.

“Oh, God,” I breathed, watching as she rose on unsteady legs. Tears carved twin riverbeds through the ash on her cheeks. 

“What happened?” Bree asked, her green eyes focused on the blazing inferno behind me.

Acrid guilt devoured me. “I…” 

I saved the wrong woman.

I left the mother of my child in a burning building.

My final broken promise to the woman I’d vowed forever to was, “I’ll be right back.”

Bile crawled up my throat. “I don’t know.”

I glanced back at the house, the heat of the roaring fire scorching me even from yards away. Overwhelming grief hit me as I realized there was no way I could get back through those flames. 

Oh, God. Jessica.

In the middle of tragedy, it’s strange the things that become engrained into your memories. Years later, I wouldn’t be able to tell you how long it took the firetrucks to get there. I couldn’t tell you what time it was or what I had been wearing. But I would never be able to forget the absolute devastation on Bree’s face when she realized we were the only two standing outside the burning house.

“Where’s Rob?” she rasped, her voice sounding like it had traveled over a mile of gravel before exiting her throat. “And Jessica. Where are they?” She took an urgent stride toward me. 

“I tried…” I doubled over into a fit of coughing. It was probably for the best. There was no way I could have finished that thought.

Review:

From the EmbersFrom the Embers by Aly Martinez
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


From the Embers is FIRE! Aly Martinez, what did you do to my heart? What an emotion-packed story of love, loss, and second chances. The plot twist is going to blow your mind! From the Embers is Kindle Crack! Five stars!!!  Go into this one blind.  From the Embers is on my Best of 2021 list. 


From the Embers Video teaser Kindle Crack 


About Aly Martinez

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.



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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Review: When We Met by Marni Mann is LIVE!

When We Met by Marni Mann is LIVE!  Check out my spoiler-free review below.  This new contemporary romance is on my best of 2021 romance book list.

When We Met by Marni Mann book cover image

Synopsis:

If you knew beyond all doubt that one chance encounter would change the course of your future, what would you choose?

There's nothing like a spring day in Boston to make your heart sing. I'm out with my girls, having drinks in a bar, enjoying the bright pulse of our beautiful city, when I see Caleb. The second my eyes meet his, I know this is the moment when everything will change. All I have to do is choose him.

I meet Whitney on the worst day of my life. I've always been an adrenaline junkie, but I never knew how fast things could change. Her soft gaze melts my cynicism, makes me forget the bitter man I was becoming. She makes me want to be the version of myself that I see in her eyes. All she has to do is choose this life.

When We Met takes Whitney and Caleb on the ride of their lives, hitting every note on the scale of beauty and tragedy along the way. USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann will make you question everything you thought you knew about love and fate, and this unforgettable story will leave you certain that destiny always finds a way.


Download today on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, Apple Books, Amazon & Audible! 


Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rAeHLu

Apple: http://apple.co/36ToJ2l

Nook: https://bit.ly/2Ez2SCp

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Audio: https://amzn.to/3a49fud

Narrated by: Aiden Snow, Savannah Peachwood, and Ava Erickson


Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/37e9bXO



Spoiler-Free Review of When We Met

When We Met  (Moments in Boston, #2)When We Met by Marni Mann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Marni Mann, WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY HEART? I should send you ugly cry pictures.  Luckily you made my heart whole again. This book is five star feels!!! I knew it was going to be incredible— but you knocked it out of Fenway Park.  When We Met (Moments in Boston #2) is unputdownable binge-worthy Kindle Crack. I can’t believe I already reread it. IT WAS THAT GOOD!  When We Met is on my Best of 2021 list. This is a standalone in the Moments in Boston series.

When We Met teaser 

Meet Marni:

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USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts unique stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their yellow Lab. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.



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Website: http://marnismann.com

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