Monday, August 25, 2014

Pieces of Autumn by Mara Black blog tour stop

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Title: Pieces of Autumn Author: Mara Black 
Genre: Dark Romance 18 + 
Publish Date: July 31, 2014 Publisher: Indie Published 
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.            

~ Book Synopsis ~
I wish I could tell you that I was stolen.
Kidnapped off the street in some third-world country, sold against my will, while a desperate family back home waited and prayed and talked about me on the news.
I wish I could tell you that, because then you might understand.
What really happened? I walked to my fate with my eyes wide open. But before you say I deserved whatever happened to me, you should know. I was desperate. I was alone. I was afraid for my life. You would have done the same thing.
I thought things couldn’t possibly get any worse.
But then, I woke up in darkness, unable to move. There was only one thing I was sure of: I wasn’t alone anymore.
And then I heard HIS voice...

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“Never say that word to me.” 


I had never heard his voice like that. Not once. My blood chilled in my veins. If I thought I’d ever been afraid of Tate before, it was nothing. Absolutely nothing compared to this.


I’d wanted to unnerve him, but instead, I seemed to have unhinged him. Unleashed something I didn’t understand, and didn’t want to.


“I’m sorry,” I whispered. 


“Too late,” he replied, his chest rising and falling rapidly with each breath. His tone was pure venom, pure sin, pure fucking evil. “Too late for apologies.”


In that moment, I had three choices.


I could fight him.


I could run.


Or, I could tie myself to the mast and meet him, measure for measure.


I chose the storm. With the hurricane himself standing there, his pulse pounding so loud I could almost hear it, I chose to stand tall.


What was happening? What was he about to do? I had no way of knowing, no way of guessing what he’d do. How he’d ruin me. 


But I knew I could survive.


His hand lashed out and grabbed mine, lifting it to his face. Eyes half-lidded, he brought my fingers to his lips, my thumb pressing past them and up against his teeth. Finding resistance, for a moment, until he parted them and suckled it into the soft, wet heat of his mouth.


3.5 Stars

I'm a sucker for dark romances. When I saw the cover and synopsis for Pieces of Autumn, I jumped on the chance to read and review it. The storyline was really good, but there were some really big mistakes throughout the book. Misspellings, misused words, and one part I had to reread about 3 times because it seemed there was something missing. With that being said, I really did like the story. Mara has the potential to make this a 5 star book. Some re-editing would make a major difference!

Now, on to the story. Autumn is living on the streets. She's on the run from a very bad man. So she does what she has to do to survive. She willingly goes where people who have nothing left to lose go. She realizes that she will never be seen again, but sometimes we have to make sacrifices in life to keep living.

Since the synopsis is so vague, I don't want to give too much information and give parts of the story away. Just know that Autumn is a brave young woman. When faced with horrible things she embraces it and charges on full force.

Pieces of Autumn is a story that isn't for the faint at heart. It isn't all hearts and flowers. But at the same time, the "romance" as much as it can be called that, is really well written. You get the characters. You see why they are the way they are. The reason are there and you can feel how much they hurt. But they make each other better. I think that's my favorite part of Pieces Of Autumn. 

Mara Black has a future in dark romance, and I can't wait to see what else she has in stor for us.

About the Author

Mara Black is a connoisseur of love that lurks in the shadows .
~ Giveaway ~
~ Signed book of Pieces of Autumn ~
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