Saturday 19 October 2013

Blog Tour and giveaway - Finding You by SK Hartley


'I will always take care of you'

My pain started when I was just ten years old, it was the day my mom got that dreaded phone call. Life has never been the same....

'I will always protect you'

I am all kinds of broken....

I have known Logan White since forever, he is my brothers best friend and my secret protector. I used to have nightmares that drew me into a dark place and when the nightmares got too much, Logan was by my side. I don't have nightmares anymore, but my life is centred around the tragedy of my past.

Logan is the definition of 'man whore', with girls lining around the block to drop their panties at the click of his fingers. But after an unexpected moment things change. Now Logan is somebody else; hot, sexy and so damn delicious and I want to know him. Desperately.

But then there is Angel Walker who is far from the angelic nature of his name, with eyes so hypnotic that I lose my inhabitation
s just by staring into them. But he is a broken man who just screams sin. He doesn't want to protect me or care for me, He just wants me. 

Do I want the man who can cut through all of my pain or the man who could cause me more?

Fists will fly, hearts will shatter and desire will be fueled.

Review by Janeane  - ARC received for honest review

Where to start with this one?  Finding You is a gut wrenching story that is still with me days after finishing it.

We start with Neva, her brother Tate and his best friend Logan all attending the same college.  It is 10 years since Neva and Tates lives were touched by tragedy, something Neva is still trying to deal with to this day.

Logan is the football superstar, big man on campus and the ultimate man-whore.  He can have any girl he wants hell, they throw themselves at him.  But it is not enough.

Enter Angel Walker.  Rock God, body to die for, sexy as sin.  What better way to spend your time than falling for this guy?

There was something from the beginning that did not sit right about Angel to me, and as the story progressed I realised what I thought was not so far off the mark.

The only ones who know of Nevas demons are Tate, Logan and her best friend Low.  Can she open herself up and let someone else in .  Logan has been there since she was 10 years old.  But lately she has been wanting more with him, and she is confused as a girl can be. 

One yellow centre...
One...thud. Two...thud. Three...thud.

I can feel hands around my throat, my breathing becoming shallow as I try to scream on the inside, not knowing if my own nightmare filled with the demons of my past will kill me while I sleep. My heartbeat roaring as it pounded relentlessly, leaving a ringing sensation in my ears. The smell of antiseptic so potent against my nostrils suddenly hit me, it was so strong that I could taste it in the back of my throat. The pressure around my neck slackened enough for me to get my bearings, I was back on the bridge again, pinned to the wooden slabs by someone or something I couldn't see nor describe. There was no where to go, I was trapped on the bridge that lead to no where, keeping me forever in the darkness, never to see the light again.

 I could taste the fear in my throat drowning out the antiseptic, I could feel my fear pouring into my gut as my body absorbed it, it was in my bones, in my soul. The fear in the air caused me to look back at demon above me, a black and smoky silhouette figure towering over my tiny frame, I could never make out who or what the demon was, but I knew I should fear it.
The grip around my neck tightened once more, my hands trying to reach for anything to help free me, but there was nothing, there was always nothing. I could see the bridge clearly but I could never feel it against my skin, just the subconscious pressure of it against my back, a mixture of pressure and the feeling of floating.
“Stop, please. No!” I wanted to scream but my vision was becoming blurred as my head swam with weightlessness. Images projected against the dark shadow of the demon above me, a car severely damaged, flashing blue lights and screaming, organized chaos.
I thought I was going to die, I was ready just to let go, but I never died in my nightmares, I just hung on the edge, the demon making me remember.
Suddenly the nightmare slowly started to release me, the twisted dark depths of my past slowly fading into a painful reminder of what was cruelly taken, what I would never get back. heart slamming against my chest. throat constricting tightly. lungs burning with every breath.
Thud. Thud. Thud.

My lids were heavy, so heavy that I didn't think I could open my eyes.

 "Come back to me" A familiar soothing voice wrapped around around my mind, trying to release me of my own painful imprisonment.I tried desperately to speak to the voice, wanting them to pull me out from the torture that held me captive within my own mind, my tongue heavy and my mouth dry. My skin becoming saturated with sweat, my toes curling as if in pain, my heart heavy with unrelenting sadness.
The light was almost to much to bare as I finally managed to open my eyes, squinting as the light penetrated my pupils, burning right through me. There was a figure above me once more, but it wasn't dark and twisted like the demons in my nightmares, it was home. I'm home.

I dont want to spoil anything by telling too much, but Finding You had lots of OMG and did that just happen  moments.  Even a few times when I said

And then it happened. Aaarrgh!!

 I hope it is not too long before we get more of this story, because

About the Author:
S.K Hartley is a mother, wife, avid reader and writer based in the not so sunny North West of England.  You can find her either glued to her computer desk, in the library (yes they still exist) or floating around her favourite authors book signings.  What sort of excerpts do authors usually post ie sex scenes. love scenes...
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