Thursday 6 November 2014

✪ Sigal Ehrlich ✪ Retrace ✪ Release Day Blitz & GIVEAWAY ✪

© Bianca


• 314 pages

• release date: 6 November 2014

5 Stars


Nia Martins believes a fresh start will help her leave her traumatic past behind. Moving to a different country, she seeks to shake off her demons by doing the one thing that sets her free from her destructive thoughts teaching dance. But change doesn't come easy, and all Nia really wants is to take the next breath without the perpetual suffocation that follows.

Reeves Mitchell has looked death in the eyes so many times it’s become habitual. That is, until his best friend's life was on the line. When the one thing he feared the most turns into reality, all he can do is pick up the pieces of his loss. As Reeves tries to live with the constant thought of “what if” gnawing at the back of his mind, he persistently and steadily builds a thick wall around himself.

Their solitary lives are all they have
until fate brings them together. Nia and Reeves’ new friendship helps make life, shadowed by the ghosts of their past, more bearable. But as their relationship deepens and new, suppressed feelings emerge between them, are they willing to retrace their steps back to where wounded hearts can be broken once more?

The book is told in both Nia's and Reeves' POV.

We start three years ago where Nia and Reeve had to go through something horrible - they both lost someone very close to them.

And now three years later they're both in Cleveland trying to live their lives.
Nia was just hired as a dance teacher for little girls and Reeve is working at Jake's bar - as a bouncer, but not really - Jake hires him out as some kind of security expert/bodyguard to rich people, or rather rich criminals.

When they both move into their new apartments they meet for the first time.
Well, not really - they already met shortly before - under very funny and naked circumstances ☺☺☺

 They're instantly attracted to each other.
For Nia, Reeves is literally her dream-guy: G.I. JOE ☺
And Reeves is totally mesmerized by this beautiful dancer.

"She's a living, breathing embodiment of my dream girl. Refinded, perfect body, clean - stunning face, great taste in Scotch. Only I don't chase these kinds of dreams anymore...

But of course, with both their pasts still very present in their mind, they're not looking for something serious. And then there's still the problem of Katie - a girl Reeves took on as his little sister, because her real brother isn't alive anymore. But Katie doesn't see Reeves as a big brother!

What will happen to Nia and Reeves?
Will they be able to leave their pasts behind to find their HEA with each other?
Will everybody die at the end?
Will there be a horrible Cliffhanger?

Nope - I'm not telling you ☺

Ok - I can tell you that there won't be a Cliffhanger!! It's a stand-alone Romance!!!


I love a good, sexy romance...and this one was just perfect.
Lots of sexy gorgeousness in the form of Reeves...

There were some scenes that made me and Dawson cry!!! ☺

...lots of romantic and sexy moments!!

The book was really full of emotions - full of guilt and blame and past problems that had to be overcome in order for our two darlings to finally find their 'Happy'!

The cover and Reeves' background kind of led me to believe this book was going to be a bit more suspensy... there's not really anything suspensy about it - only talk about and memories of suspense.
It didn't bother me, but it's just that the cover made me believe I was about to read a Romantic Suspense thingy ☺

I was up until 3am finishing it!!!!

RETRACE was an amazingly beautiful Romance!
About two broken & lost souls who finally find something - or someone - to live for again!
I couldn't put it down!

And now Sigal - hurry with your next book - I can't wait to see what the next one will be about!!!


Read Chapter One

Guest Post - ‘My inspiration for Retrace’
"I can’t put my finger on anything specific that inspired me to write RETRACE. It was more a blend of many things that eventually grew into a story about letting go and learning to love and accept. Some of the key elements that did inspire me though, were a few crazy, vivid dreams that eventually turned into scenes, music, a lot of music, and mainly the characters themselves. Reeves and Nia practically seized my mind to the point I couldn't concentrate on anything else and just had to pour their story out of me. The book traces their hesitant journey into deep friendship that helps them cope with traumatic pasts, and gradually leads them to discover the path to heal and accept. As Nia and Reeves’ characters developed into people I believed my readers would feel strongly about, and connect with, in tandem the story took shape into an emotional ride with touches of angst, humor, suspense and a whole lot of steam…"


“So, for the sake of proper conduct, Miss Mitchell,” I send out my hand for a shake, “you know my name…”

She observes my offered palm for a short moment, and fills it with her soft one. Bare, groomed fingernails, just the way I like. In unison our stares drop to where our palms link. Something’s happening there, something that produces energy with unworldly speed.

“Miss Mitchell,” she says, prompting our stares to re-meet. Her expression a transparent tease. I nod, amusement playing on my face.

“Well, we’ve crossed nudity off the list, so I guess it’s safe to say we should be okay on a first name basis…”

She mirrors my glee. “It’s Nia.”

Nia. I repeat her name in my head. Everything about her is just what I like, neat and natural, and absolutely gorgeous. All the good reasons for me to get the hell out of here.

“It was a pleasure,” I say and send her a wicked grin.

She sighs with a smile, in a “what’s done is done, I can’t take it back,” kind of shy way.”



By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she had the luck to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan.

With a great believe in "don’t wait for things to happen - make them happen," she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.

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