Blog Tour: In Harmony by Emma Scott

 

 

 

Title: In Harmony
Author: Emma Scott
Release Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tagline: “The root of all madness is an unbearable truth…”

 

Links:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2EiRh97
Amazon Universal: myBook.to/InHarmony
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2ruaKOl

 

Blurb

The root of all madness is an unbearable truth…

At seventeen, Willow Holloway’s life was torn apart. The happy, driven girl is gone, and she is left wracked by post-traumatic stress her body remembers even if she does not. When her father suddenly uproots the family from their posh penthouse in New York City to the tiny town of Harmony, Indiana, Willow becomes more untethered and lost under the weight of her secret. On a whim, she auditions for a part in the community theater’s production of Hamlet and unexpectedly wins the role of Ophelia—the girl who is undone by madness, and her love of Hamlet…

 

Isaac Pierce is from the ‘wrong side of the tracks.’ The town bad boy. Girls pine for his attention and guys are in awe of him. That he’s an acting prodigy only adds to his charisma. Isaac utterly disappears into his characters; the stage is the only place he feels safe from his own traumatic home life. He wants nothing more than to escape to Broadway or Hollywood, and leave Harmony behind for good.

 

No one can play Hamlet but Isaac, and when the director pairs him with Willow in acting class, they clash again and again—neither willing to open their hearts to anyone. But clashing leads to breaking, breaking leads to the spilling of terrible secrets, and soon Isaac and Willow find Shakespeare’s words mirroring their lives. When they are cruelly torn apart, neither know how this play will end—with madness and heartache? Or healing, love, and the discovery of who they are truly meant to be.

 

In Harmony is a standalone NEW ADULT love story, and is intended for readers 18 and up. PLEASE NOTE, this book contains sensitive material such as physical abuse, and the aftermath of sexual assault (off the page). Reader discretion is advised.

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt

“I’m so…not into being with someone right now,” Willow said with a nervous lilt to her words. “Not for a while, anyway.”

I heard a whisper on the breeze, or ever again. A heaviness in her eyes hinted she had lost something and had almost given up trying to find it.

She hasn’t given up, I thought, a fierce admiration welling in me. That’s why she’s doing the play. To find it again.

In that moment, I vowed to try to cut out all the egotistical bullshit and jealousy over Justin. The dance was out of range now anyway. I couldn’t ask her to go even if I wanted to. Which I didn’t. My job was to help her find what she was looking for in Hamlet, however I could. Even as it dented my eagerness to get the hell out of Harmony.

Willow shielded her eyes from the sun and squinted at me. “So what about you?”

“What about me?”

“Do you like anyone?” she asked, her voice a half tone higher than usual. She laughed. “That’s such a high school thing to ask.”

“No,” I said. “If all goes to plan, I’m leaving Harmony, remember? Stupid to start something now.”

“Sure. Makes sense.”

A silence fell.

“Yeah, so I probably won’t go to the dance,” Willow said. “I’m not good in that kind of situation anymore.”

“What kind of situation?”

She shook her head. “Never mind. I should get back.”

Willow started to scoot down off the block. I held my hand out to her to help. She hesitated for a fraction of a second and then took it. I held my other hand out and she took that too. I steadied her as she hopped down and then we were standing face to face. Close enough I could see her pale blue eyes had lighter shards of blue in them, like a topaz. Close enough to smell the sweetness of her breath—coffee tinged with sugar. Close enough to dance if we wanted.

“Thanks,” Willow said, gazing up at me.

“Sure,” I said.

I still held her hands. She didn’t let go.

“So,” she breathed, still not moving.

“Yeah.”

I glanced down at our hands. I hadn’t touched something this soft and good in ages. The sleeve of her coat bunched up and I spied a black mark on the inside of her forearm, close to her wrist. Willow drew in a breath as I turned her hand over. An X, about the size of a quarter, was stark on her pale skin.

She tugged her hands away. “I really need to get back.”

Every instinct cried out to take her hand again, to ask her what the X meant. To lick my thumb and erase it off her skin. I didn’t know what it meant but the sight of it made my stomach feel heavy.

“Willow—”

“I doodle when I’m bored. I told you that.” Her voice was sharp but her smile wobbled. “Let’s go.”

We walked the short distance back to town wordlessly. Back in front of the theater, Willow shouldered her bag and glanced around. “Thanks for today. I think Martin would be happy with our progress.”

“I do too.”

God, would he, I thought.

“So, I guess I’ll see you Monday?” she said.

“You have a ride home?”

“Oh, uh…” She still wouldn’t meet my eyes. “I was thinking of walking.”

“To Emerson Hills?” I said. “That’s a mile and a half and it’s getting dark soon.”

She raised her brows. “I’m not allowed to walk in the dark?”

“You’re allowed,” I said, “but I don’t want you to.”

 

Author Bio
Emma Scott writes romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. And love always wins. Always.

 

Where to Find Emma:

Website: www.emmascott.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmmaScottwrites
Twitter: @EmmaS_writes
Instagram: @EmmaScottWrites
Amazon: http://bit.ly/EmmaScott

 

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Cover Reveal: Gods and Monsters

 

 

Title: Gods & Monsters
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Release Date: February 22, 2018


Blurb
He was
an artist. She was his muse.
To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil’s spawn, a boy who never should
have been born. A monster.To twelve year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts
and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates
before dinner. A boy who made her feel special.Despite her family’s warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met
in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn’t.

Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel.

Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend.

But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales. They are made of
choices and mistakes. And for Abel and Evie, the artist and the muse, those
mistakes come in the form of lights, camera, sex.

NOTE: This is NOT a paranormal or a priest romance.

 

 

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Books Coming Out in February I Want to Read

These are the books coming out in February that I want to read!

 

Most of these books are from my favourite authors or are a part of a series that I’m reading. There are so many good books this month, especially considering February is the shortest month. I can’t wait to read these books.

 

February 1

 

 

February 5

 

 

February 6

 

 

February 12

 

 

February 13

 

February 19

 

 

February 20

 

One

 

February 26

 

 

February 27

 

 

February 28

 

 

 

TV Shows I watched in January

These are the TV shows I watched in February!

 

 

 

I loved this. This was so easy to binge watch and I watched it all in one go, it was so addictive. It was quirky, unexpected and filled with dark humor.

 

 

 

I finally got around to watching Stranger Things and I definitely understand the hype. I don’t typically watch sci-fi or anything like this show but I did really enjoy it. But I will say I much preferred the character scenes rather than the big action scenes (especially in season 2) as this is what I prefer in general.

 

The acting was great and the child actors were especially great.

 

 

 

It follows the lives of some of the members of the women’s Land Army who are working at the Hoxley estate during World War II.

 

 

 

Set in the 1880’s America, it tells the story of a Western town that is almost entirely run by women as all the able-bodied men were killed in a mining disaster. They are having to protect themselves as a gang threatens to tear the place apart.

 

I really like the series and it was quite different than what I usually watch.

 

 

 

I have enjoyed watching this, even though there will only be one season. The production quality is great and the story enjoyable.

 

 

 

I’m not sure I how how exactly I feel about this. I always question the historical accuracy of these type of shows and I have seen other productions on Mary Queen of Scots.

 

This was okay and still very interesting.

 

 

 

The story details the effects of World War I in Ireland and then the following rebellion. I found the history very interesting and the story was good.

 

These are some of the TV shows that I have already started watching and am just catching up on new seasons!

 

 

 

I am loving the new episodes of Riverdale. I always get excited when I new episode comes on every week. There is the right amount of teen drama and mystery plus I like all the characters.

 

 

Season 6 part 2 was finally updated on Netflix. I love Suits as it deals with Mike trying to find a job after prison. Plus there is a way where he might be able to sit for the Bar, but only for something in exchange.

 

 

 

I love the new episodes and this show is a delight to watch. It’s quirky and fun but also deals with important issues like mental health.

 

 

 

This is a nice, easy show to watch and is perfect for something to watch in the background. Not a lot happens but it is still nice to watch.

 

 

 

The first season ended up being something that I wasn’t expecting and it wasn’t my favourite. But I wanted to see what the second season was like.

 

I liked the second season a lot more and overall it was enjoyable to watch. The group get back together to discover the truth of the real murderer as one of their own is the accused.

Favourite Books Read in January

 

WOW! There has been soo many good books this month starting the year off right.

 

Seek

Seek is a fast paced, action-packed and steamy romance, filled with unexpected surprises and great characters.

 

Look the Part

verall this book was ‘fantastic’ (a reference if you’ve read the book) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book was funny, emotional, entertaining, heartbreaking and heartwarming.

 

Turn

Curtis and Cassie brought out the best in each other, giving each other strength and honesty that gave them the confidence for a relationship.

 

Bad For You

The story was filled with romance but there was also a lot of time spent building a friendship and Sean’s healing. There was definite slow burn but when these two decide to be together though, it was epic.

 

Exes with Benefits

Exes With Benefits is a second chance romance about a married couple where we meet Canaan Ford and Maggie Church.

 

Thrive

This was a great second chance romance, filled with heartache, healing and suspense. Jeremy and Mira find love again after being apart for seventeen years.

 

The Bitterroot Inn

This is the final book and overall it has been a great series filled with small-town charm, filled with swoon worthy men and strong female characters. This one is about Maisy and Hunter.

 

Sex, Not Love

Natalia Rossi and Hunter Delucia meet at both of their best friends Anna and Decklan’s wedding, where she is the maid of honor and he is the best man.

 

Midnight Blue

This was filled with plenty of angst, slow burn and many twists that you had to keep reading. This is a great rockstar romance and one of my favourite of the genre.

 

Three Blind Dates

This was a sweet read and I loved the influences of You’ve Got Mail as it is one of my favourite movies.