Welcome to our blog tour stop for The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez.
It is the first book in a contemporary romance duet, and is it available to read for FREE on KindleUnlimited.
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The Darkest Sunrise
(The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #1)
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience. “You’re pregnant.” “It’s a boy.” “Your son needs a heart transplant.” Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun. Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky. “He’s gone.” For ten years, the darkness consumed me. In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise. “Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”
Yeah, that's the best I can do without being flagged by Amazon and the word police. Holy Mind Blow! Seriously, tears freeze, reality creeps in, and you fear for everything you know.
Aly Martinez has yet again made me cry, feel, and long for the escape. The escape from the horrors of real life, the escape from an inevitable conclusion.
This book will force the reader to keep reading. There will be no stoppages, no timeouts. You will be glued to the pages. Turning them faster than you can read (to skip back because you realize in your zeal to know you skipped a paragraph) with a desperate longing for answers...
You realize it's a duet! Then the light bulb flashes over head- you aren't getting your answers yet. You need to wait...
So while you wait come me rock in the corner with me while I get over my...own personal breakdown...yeah, that's what I'm recovering from.
AS IF...Darn you Ms. Martinez! It's 1:02 AM and I'm now wide awake! sigh, oh!
(coughs) Ladies and gentlemen, this is your reviewer speaking. Please refrain from starting The Darkest Sunrise at night. If you are not capable of reading in a straight shot before bed, take tomorrow off. You will not be able to sleep. You will not be able to concentrate. Perhaps, if I were a good person, I would encourage you to wait...However, in all honesty. Buy it now. Believe me when I say you need the processing time. And now a quote from our characters...
" Well, that was anticlimactic"
Okay it's a real quote but the complete opposite of everything this book is. It did however cause an epic snort/laugh that got me kicked out of bed...so there is that.
It is an edge of your seat story that may or may not trigger synapses in your brain. If you are crazy like me, you sent um...fanmail....(coughs "not so nice" messages) to the author on social media. If you aren't picking up my crazy, you are still in for one Hell of a ride.
Put on some protective gear, grab tissues, and your comfort item (mines chocolate but I hear some like wine) because you will need it. Good luck enjoy it and if you need to rock in the corner- I'm over here! (points to nearest corner of Facebook and Goodreads)
reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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First off I'm not going to apologise for the vagueness of this review because it has to be due to the complex nature of the story to do any less would be a disservice to the author who has given us the start of an amazing duet. We open the story with a heart pounding prologue where we meet Charlotte and from that moment I couldn't put my kindle down. The author has written the words that put you in a spin you are there with Charlotte, you feel her bemusement and confusion and then you feel her terror and a heart-stopping pain. You are spinning in circles with her looking and praying till finally, you are on your knees with her. Then we meet Porter and you are thrown into his reality, his life that is a struggle of balancing work and family that have their own pain to deal with. As his story progresses we see that his past is full of hatred and the cruelest betrayal, one that even the strongest man would have trouble coming back from. Charlotte is a character that I loved even though she Is one of the most closed off women emotionally there I've ever read. I understood why and oh boy did I empathise with her who knows what we would become if we had to walk in her shoes. Now, Porter, he's a man that you want in your corner, he's attractive successful and tenacious and at his core a loving family man. I really can't think of anything I disliked about this story we get a great mix of all the main characters feelings and emotions and we end where we began on our knees in pain feeling for everyone involved. Right or wrong happiness or despair, life has never felt so conflicted. I can't wait to get my hands in book 2 I know if you read it you will feel exactly the same.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #2)
Coming July 27th
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You won't want to miss this amazing series!
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children. Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. 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.