‘The Transfer’ by Aly Martinez release day blitz

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Blurb

One story. Two couples.

I fell in love with a man who didn’t exist.

What started out as romance ended in hell.

His words turned to razor blades.

His kisses converted to fists.

His embrace became my cage.

His body transformed into a weapon, stealing parts of me until ultimately….

I broke.

I hated him.

My sole job in life became to protect our daughter.

I wasn’t sure I’d ever escape the prison he’d skillfully crafted from my fears.

Until the day our savior arrived.

This is the story of how I escaped the man who thought he owned me.

The transfer of my life and my family.

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Review

**Contains some spoilers if you didn’t read the first book**

If you though that the first book was a roller coaster ride, strap yourself in because that was child’s play compared to this book. This book matches the intensity of the first book and multiples it by a million. Clare is finally confronted by Walt and she has to once and for all try and fight for her life.

The book follows the same format that the first book did where it’s mainly on Heath and Clare, but periodically we get Elisabeth’s point of view. A part of me wished we got into Roman’s mind again because his story was always fun to read especially when his alpha male came out towards Elisabeth.

Heath to his credit is all the things that I love about a book boyfriend all wrapped into one. He can be an alpha male when Clare needs, but sweet and considerate when she needs that. He fell in love with her when he was Luke and that only grew when he finally was able to be himself around her. Clare doesn’t want to trust him (especially after he lied so much to her) but I loved how Heath wore her down and didn’t let her fear love.

Clare’s relationship with Walt is the abusive relationship that consumes your whole world that he literally wouldn’t let her do anything without his permission. While we saw that side of the relationship in the first book, we get to see the after effects of it on Clare in this book. She doesn’t want to trust anyone, especially with Tessa, and it takes time for her to start to trust Elisabeth and Roman.

The books that Aly Martinez writes are ones that you can relate to at some level. She is not afraid to push the boundaries and talk about sensitive subjects (like marriage abuse) and she creates these characters that have so many layers that an onion looks like a level playing field. The subject matter in this book is a sensitive one for those who have wanted and tried to have kids but couldn’t and had to go to other ways in order to get it. It’s a hard pill to swallow when you can’t have your dream and seeing the pain in these characters makes me hope that I never have to know what it feels like personally.

The duet is a short book series, but one that you are going to want to read. I would recommend buying both of them at the same time, because once you start one of them, you are not going to stop until you finish both of them.

Rating: A+

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Buy Links

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Aly Martinez

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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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Review: ‘The Year of Second Chances’ by Jessica Sorensen has Kai and Isa learning the truth about her mom

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Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc
Series: book 3 of Sunnyvale series
Rating: 15+ sensual content
Genre: Romance/Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28442624-the-year-of-second-chances

This book picks up right where the second leaves off as Kai and Isa try and figure out who is stalking her and the truth behind what happened with her mom. As they continue to get the threatening notices, Kai slowly figures out who it is and has to decide whether or not to tell Isa.

The ‘twist’ of the story wasn’t really that big of a surprise. I think that if you are paying close enough attention you would have figured it out by the time it gets revealed. While it may deter some people, it didn’t for me. The point of this series is not supposed to surprise you. It’s not a murder mystery. It’s a love story and it’s a beautiful love story. It’s about young love and the hope for possibilities and the future that comes from it.

I absolutely loved Kai in the first two books. I was rooting for him from the get go. He was the underdog in the little love triangle and I almost always root for the underdog. But this story there were times I wanted to just smack him. He takes being protective to a whole new level that I think he would have been perfectly happy putting her in a plastic bubble. I would have liked to have seen him trust Isa more and her to push the issue more because his overprotectiveness came and backfired on him.

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We don’t get to see any more layers in this story with the characters. We do find out some interesting stuff about other characters, but they are secondary characters that you almost don’t care about. I would have liked to have seen more in Isa and Kai’s characters especially as the truth unfolds. Perhaps if there is another book (no official word either way) we will see them develop into adulthood, but as it stands, they just are parallel to the type of people we met in the first book.

Jessica Sorensen books are beautiful stories and what I love most about her books is that you don’t feel like you are reading the same story over and over again. There are some other authors that I love, but there are major similarities between the major characters and sometimes I get annoyed because there is no way that 10 different people have the same little quirks.

I liked the story overall, but it’s not my favorite that she has written. It is one of the better series because we get to see the beginning and full bloom of young love and how it gives us all something root for in this ugly world that we live in.

Rating: B-

Jessica Sorensen
About the Author

Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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The Year I Become Isabelle Anders
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The Year of Falling in Love
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The Year of Second Chances
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Doe admits her fear in new ‘Tyrant’ teaser

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A new teaser was released from the 2nd book of the King duology, Tyrant, today on the author’s, T.M. Frazier, Facebook page.

The teaser is just as short as the first one, but definately gives some insigh to the book. It looks like both Doe and King are going to be struggling to find their way back together. Question is, will they succeed? With Frazier at the helm, there is no way to predict it because she has proven that her work can be unpredictable.

The King duology is a spin-off series from The Dark Light of Day novella, Dark Needs. It  follows King on a journey as he tries to get back the two women that he loves the most.

You can pre-order Tyrant on Amazon now and to hold you over until August 14, you can read King.

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Doe remembers something important in first ‘Tyrant’ teaser

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The first teaser for the upcoming book that is going to shatter your already broken heart even more, Tyrant by T.M. Frazier, has been released.

It’s a quick one sentenced teaser but it did come with what is likely an alternate cover for the book. In the second book of the duology, King fights for his two loves his daughter and Doe.

You can pre-order Tyrant on Amazon now and to hold you over until August 14, you can read King.

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King and Pup have a little ‘chat’ in first ‘Tyrant’ teaser

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Yesterday, author TM Frazier released the first teaser from the 2nd book of the King duology, Tyrant.

In the teaser, King looks to be sneaking into Doe’s room so that he can have what he calls ‘a talk’. If you read the first book we all know that the talk is going to entail. A little bow-chicka-bow-wow. For me, I am glad to have this teaser because it shows that King is going to figure out some way to get back to Doe.

Tyrant is up for pre-order on Amazon now and you can get caught up before the August 15th release by reading King. King is a spin-off from her other book The Dark Light of Day which introduced to us the dark world that King controls.

This book is meant to be the final book in the duology but Frazier has hinted that we may see a book for Bear. Only time will tell for this.

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Book of the Week – “Echo” by EK Blair

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In the second book of the series we follow Nina as she tries to move on from what happened in the first book. Won’t spoil anything for those who haven’t read the book yet, but if you did, you know what I mean.

The first book was a dark, erotic novel that had more twists and turns then a pretzel. This book is going to up the ante. Make sure that before you start reading it you have a bottle or aspirin or Xanex because this book is going to make you spiral just like the first novel did.

You can buy Echo on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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MTV releases cover for Becca Fitzpatrick’s new book “Dangerous Lies”

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The cover for the new stand-alone novel by NY Times Best Selling author, Becca Fitzpatrick, was released earlier today by MTV News.

In Dangerous Lies:

Stella Gordon’s life is a lie.

She does not belong in Thunder Basin, Nebraska. As the star witness in a murder trial against a drug dealer, Stella is now in the Witness Protection Program. The small town locals can never know who she really is. Not even Chet Falconer, the one boy who makes her want to reveal her true self. She knows that telling the truth will only bring violence to this safe haven.

Despite how hard Stella tries to stay under the radar, danger is fast-approaching. Criminals have a way of getting rid of witnesses, and Stella may have made the one mistake that could lead the cold-blooded men hunting for her right to her doorstep.

The story is similar to the last book she released in October 2014, Black Ice, where a storm forces people together that have a crazy connection and then truth’s come out. But that’s really where the similarities end. This story looks like it’s going to be a bit more of a murder mystery and we can expect the same kind of twists that Fitzpatrick is famous for.

Fitzpatrick is best known for her Hush, Hush series, which has recently been bought by LD Entertainment to be adapted to the big screen.

Dangerous Lies is set to come out November 10th and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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