I am so honored to be in this tour. I adore Melissa and her books are amazing. So let's get started and meet Melissa.
I find it hard to sum up my
life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.
I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading
has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing.
Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.
I was born in Denver, Colorado–but I will always think of sunny Arizona
as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother
& my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a
more amazing person to be raised by.
4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty
with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle
(including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I like
even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a little
with my list, shhhh.
After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.
She is forced to give up her chance to be the youngest dancer accepted into Julliard & taking over their high society school by a graceful storm of determination is no longer an option. Instead of dwelling over her loss, she accepts the new future she’s been dealt. In a world as black as hers, there's no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.
You don’t know true darkness until you've felt light…
Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her grey existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to feel alive for the first time.
At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to HOPE.
DARE them to LOVE
DARE them to LIVE
Once again I am in complete awe of Melissa’s ability to paint a picture with her words and shatter my soul into a million pieces from the emotion she brings fourth from her characters.
Araya looses everything in the blink of an eye. After being in a tragic car accident there is no light in her dark world. She is moved in with her aunt who despises her and treats her like garbage. Araya is not living she is only getting by that is until a chance encounter with Ryland. Ryland is the all American boy he has lives in a fancy house, has money, nice cars, etc. But once you look through the doors you see his world is anything buy perfect. His parents don’t love him or his siblings and the only person who does care for them is the house keeper Annie. When two people are living in darkness start to fall in love and see the light will it be enough when secrets come out and lives are shattered all over again.
I know I can’t due this book justice but I am going to try. I loved everything about this book and the emotional turmoil that I was put through thanks to Melissa and they way she writes. She just has a way with pulling you in from page one that has you on the edge of your seat the whole time you’re reading her books. Araya has become my favorite female character of the year and yes I know it’s only June. But once you meet her you will understand why I am making this statement. She is so much stronger then she knows and she made me laugh, cry, and fall in love right along with her. Ryland is just amazingly awesome. He is everything I love in a hero even when he doesn’t think he’s the hero. He is strong, smart, protective, sweet, and loves so fiercely that he had me holding my breath just waiting for the moment he would finally tell Araya that he loved her. When they both moved out of the darkness into the light with each other it just grabbed my heart and soul. I can honestly say that this is my favorite read of 2013. The story and characters will stay with me long after today as they have touched me down into very soul. All I can say is I desperately need book two now! Please Melissa write faster so I can see what happens because that ending literally shattered my soul something no author has ever done. If I could I would give this more then 5/5 Bloody Fangs wait this is my blog so I can and I will. 10/10 Bloody Fangs
Thank you so much Melissa for letting me review your book. I am in still in awe of you and the way you have with words.