Saturday, November 23, 2013

Promo Blitz Tour - Mirage and Inception by Ashley Suzanne

The Destined Series Order:
Mirage - Book 1
Inception - Book 1.5
Awakening - Book 2
Facade - Book 2.5
Epiphany - Book 3

My Review

I am absolutely blown away and beyond impressed by Ashley Suzanne's debut novel! Her writing style is unique and her personality really shines through in her writing, showcasing her natural ability to tell an amazing story! Ashley does a fantastic job of gripping you right from the very beginning and taking you along for one hell of a ride. There is never a dull moment as each page contains more drama and emotion than the last, leading up to one incredibly intense mind-blowing climax! I must admit that I never saw that ending coming. It caught me completely by surprise, which is always so refreshing. Well played, Ashley. Well played indeed.

Right off the bat we're thrown right into the story, where we meet Danny and Mira who have just graduated college and are recently engaged. They're ready to celebrate and embark on their life-long journey together, but the universe has something different in mind. When life doesn't go according to plan and just completely knocks you on your ass, you learn to pick up the pieces and carry on. That's exactly what Mira tries to do, although it's a little tougher than expected when she finds herself facing new truths and emotions that she never really explored before. With the help of her best friends, Kylee and Skylar, she's making steady progress towards starting over….until her world falls apart again.

Be prepared for a marathon reading session because you will not want to put this one down until you're done. Mirage has left me in desperate need of Awakening (Book 2)! If you haven't started reading this series yet, you need to jump on it ASAP!

My Review

Ashley Suzanne's 2nd release is just as epic as the first! She's a natural born story teller and it really shows in her writing. She's able to grip you from the very beginning and keep you invested in the book until the very last page. While Inception is book #1.5 in the Destined Series, It can be ready before or after Mirage (Book 1) since the original story doesn't progress any further. It provides a detailed glimpse of the past, allowing us to get to know this amazing cast of characters on a more personal level and explore the creation of the relationships Mia formed with both Danny and Skylar.

I really enjoyed having the background story of how Danny and Skylar met and became friends with Mira and Kylee. I love that the story takes you right up to the point where Mirage takes over, (if you choose to read Inception first). It's not necessary or crucial to read it before Mirage but I'm a bit biased b/c I'm a big fan of Skylar, so I would say go for Mirage first! Even though I'm 100% team Skylar, having this background info into the story in Danny's POV, has left me questioning my original feelings. And while I"m not quite ready to switch over to Team Danny, I can see how this is going to be emotionally damaging and absolutely heart breaking for him….that is, if the story goes how I want it to. Did I mention I'm Team Skylar???

I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on Awakening! I would definitely recommend this series!

Mira’s broken and battered. She’s fighting to put herself back together while her heart is trying to forget. Can she continue moving forward with one man while in love with another?

Skylar’s wrestling demons he never imagined in his wildest dreams. The girl he’s been in love with for years finally has feelings for him. There’s only one problem: her heart might lie somewhere else. How long until his will power shatters?

Who will seize Mira’s heart and never let go? Will these feelings ever go away or will they be an AWAKENING?

**Recommended for mature audiences only**

Awakening is scheduled for release on November 30th, 2013!  
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About the Author

Ashley Suzanne is a married mother of three little boys as well as a daughter, aunt, sister, best friend, birth mother, blogger, book whore and author.  Ashley is a native to the suburbs of Detroit, with most of her family living in Kentucky and New York.  

You can usually find Ashley sitting in bed, with her laptop, playing on Facebook, pretending to write, entering giveaways (she’s also a swag whore) or on a football field with her oldest son, Tyler.  Yep, not only is she a football fan, she’s a football mom!

When she’s reading, it’s typically something to do with romance, erotica being her favorite genre.  Ashley co-owns a blog, 2 Chicks and a Blog, with her GBFF Manda.  She’s a total fan-girl over a few authors, Pamela Ann, Brooke Cumberland, SE Hall, Madeline Sheehan, Jasinda Wilder, Angela Graham, CM Stunich and Riley Rhea to name a few.

Ashley has no pets, unless you count her children and she is a little OCD.  Her favorite color is pink.  Her favorite drink is cherry vodka and coke and double chocolate brownies are a must.
Ashley’s debut novel, Mirage, will be self published early September 2013.

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