New Release: #LosingLeah, by @TiffanyKingYA

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Some bonds can’t be broken.

Ten years after the tragic disappearance of her twin sister Leah, sixteen-year-old Mia Klein still struggles to exist within a family that has never fully recovered. Deep in the dark recesses of her mind lies an overwhelming shadow, taunting Mia with mind-splitting headaches that she tries to hide in an effort to appear okay.

Leah Klein’s life as she knew it ended the day she was taken, thrust into a world of abuse and fear by a disturbed captor―”Mother,” as she insists on being called. Ten years later, any recollections of her former life are nothing more than fleeting memories, except for those about her twin sister, Mia.

As Leah tries to gain the courage to escape, Mia’s headaches grow worse. Soon, both sisters will discover that their fates are linked in ways they never realized.

 

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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ARC Review: Losing Leah, by @TiffanyKingYA

Title: Losing Leah Author: Tiffany King
Rating: 5/5 stars

“Some bonds can’t be broken.

Ten years after the tragic disappearance of her twin sister Leah, sixteen-year-old Mia Klein still struggles to exist within a family that has never fully recovered. Deep in the dark recesses of her mind lies an overwhelming shadow, taunting Mia with mind-splitting headaches that she tries to hide in an effort to appear okay.

Leah Klein’s life as she knew it ended the day she was taken, thrust into a world of abuse and fear by a disturbed captor―”Mother,” as she insists on being called. Ten years later, any recollections of her former life are nothing more than fleeting memories, except for those about her twin sister, Mia.

As Leah tries to gain the courage to escape, Mia’s headaches grow worse. Soon, both sisters will discover that their fates are linked in ways they never realized. (description from Goodreads)

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I’ve read much of what Tiffany King has written over the last few years. Knowing a majority of her body of work, I thought I knew what to expect from her books. After diving into Losing Leah I now know that I should toss all I knew about King aside and brace myself for a new side to this author’s writing.

Losing Leah takes the reader on a dark and twisty ride testing the bounds of reality unfolding with each chapter. This book is one that continued to give satisfying surprises, laughs, and meaningful moments in an unapologetic flow making it difficult to put down.

I’m amazed by where King has taken her writing and will gladly continue following this new direction in her storytelling. Losing Leah is a book that’ll stick with me for years to come.

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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#NewRelease: A Shattered Heart, by @AuthorTiffany

The second book in Tiffany King’s Fractured Lives series is here! Now you can all read A Shattered Heart like I did recently (here’s my review). I’m really enjoying this series ever since finishing A Shattered Moment earlier in the year. Now, I can’t wait to see what else King has for her readers. For now, here’s a bit more about her new book…

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A Shattered Heart

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From Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author of A Shattered Moment, comes book 2 in the Fractured Lives Series.

A Shattered Heart is the story of Kathleen “Kat” Darby who discovers that although you can run away, you can never escape the ghosts from your past.

Physically, Kat Darby walked away relatively unscathed from the tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation. Emotionally, her scars run much deeper from the loss of two of her best friends and her longtime boyfriend, Dan. Unable to face the constant reminders of the person she thought she would love forever, Kat leaves for twelve months to study art in France before returning home to start her life again.

Life in Florida proves more difficult than Kat anticipated with remnants of the accident still lingering. The only solace she can find is in her love for art until she runs into Brian, the younger brother of her deceased former boyfriend. Finding they can lean on each other, Kat and Brian find comfort in their emotional common bond. When an unexpected romance develops, Kat must decide if she is willing to face the ghosts from her past in order to love again.

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This book releases next week, but you can find pre-orders on:

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If you’d like to read A Shattered Moment, you can find it  from:

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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About the Author:

Tiffany King new profile pictureUSA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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#ARC #Review: A Shattered Heart, by @AuthorTiffany

A Shattered Heart

Title: A Shattered Heart (Fractured Lives #2)
Author: Tiffany King
Rating: 4/5 stars

From Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author of A Shattered Moment, comes book 2 in the Fractured Lives Series.

A Shattered Heart is the story of Kathleen “Kat” Darby who discovers that although you can run away, you can never escape the ghosts from your past.

Physically, Kat Darby walked away relatively unscathed from the tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation. Emotionally, her scars run much deeper from the loss of two of her best friends and her longtime boyfriend, Dan. Unable to face the constant reminders of the person she thought she would love forever, Kat leaves for twelve months to study art in France before returning home to start her life again.

Life in Florida proves more difficult than Kat anticipated with remnants of the accident still lingering. The only solace she can find is in her love for art until she runs into Brian, the younger brother of her deceased former boyfriend. Finding they can lean on each other, Kat and Brian find comfort in their emotional common bond. When an unexpected romance develops, Kat must decide if she is willing to face the ghosts from her past in order to love again. (description from Goodreads)

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Earlier this year I read Tiffany King’s A Shattered Moment. It wasn’t the first time I thoroughly enjoyed a book from King, but I think reading it got me back into the mindset to read her books after taking a little break. They often pack emotional punches and I need to space out my reading to not overdo it for myself. Those emotional punches, among other story elements I’ve come to enjoy from Tiffany King, are not absent in A Shattered Heart.

It took me a little longer to get into this story than with the first book in the Fractured Lives series, but that didn’t deter me from pushing through and coming out the other side glad that I read on. Kat, the narrator, may not be the most loveable character, but that’s what made the story work. She has her own issues to deal with and seeing her work through them and get her life back was worth the journey.

Not only does King give readers a chance to get to know minor characters from book one, she continues to develop the bigger picture: the relationship and struggles among the family of friends (and their families) Kat is a part of. This is where much of the emotion I felt came from, while reading. I enjoyed Kat and her story, but I also gained a new appreciation for people who go through hell and come out the other side, whether they personally went through it or watched a family member do so. Everyone’s effected and this book illustrates it well.

I like where this series went in book two, and I like where I see it going after this (at least I feel there’s another book coming). Will it be just as good at this one? I think so. I think there’s some bigger issues to address with that one, and I’m looking forward to every moment of it.

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This book releases next week, but you can find pre-orders on:

AmazonKobo | iBooks

If you’d like to read A Shattered Moment, you can find it  from:

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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About the Author:

Tiffany King new profile pictureUSA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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#Review: A Shattered Moment, by @AuthorTiffany

A Shattered Moment

Title: A Shattered Moment (Fractured Lives #1)
Author: Tiffany King
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

In the new series by the bestselling author of the Woodfalls Girls novels, six friends—fresh from high school graduation—discover that the future can come at you from out of nowhere.

This is Mackenzie’s story…

Mackenzie Wilson once had hope for what life had to offer, but everything changed on the night of her graduation. A year later, the only way she can find comfort is by keeping her head down and hoping she remains unnoticed at college.

When Bentley James discovered Mac in that twisted SUV, he was just a newbie EMT on his first call. It was a gut-wrenching moment that made him realize not everyone can be saved—and sometimes they don’t want to be.

A chance encounter on campus brings Bentley back into Mac’s life. Despite her initial resistance, he sets out to discover the girl hiding beneath a shield of seclusion. He evokes painful memories in Mac—but also feelings. As the spark between them grows, Mac must decide if she can let go of the past and believe in something as fragile as love… (description from Goodreads)

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It took me a little longer to get my hands on this book than I would have liked. When a Tiffany King novel comes out, I’m always eager to dive right in. Now that I’ve finally read A Shattered Moment, I can say that the wait was worth it. This book is another to put on my favorites shelf.

One of the great things about this book was that King packed in so much emotions without being heavy handed about it. There’s love, loss, anxiety, fear. It’s all within the pages of this book, but it’s spread out well and written to grab a readers’ attention, their heart, but not tear it out completely. Just tugging on it a little. A book dealing with issues like this one did could have gone overboard with it all, but I don’t think it would have worked well, that way.

It’d be hard to discuss what I enjoyed about the plot without chancing spoilers. It’s not that anything super crazy happened, but I think it’d best to go into this one blind. It’ll help everything have the full impact it deserves. What I can say is that this is another book with great characters, from King. I enjoyed the chapters from Mac’s POV best. What her character has to struggle with and through, seeing it through her eyes is the best way to let the story unfold. I didn’t mind Bentley’s POV either, though I felt like his voice changed a bit abruptly nearing the middle of the book. It changed for the better, though, and at first I wasn’t his biggest fan even if he was a nice guy. Even King’s secondary characters, while they’re seen and heard from only briefly, worked well.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the Fractured Lives series. I’m not sure what’ll have in store, but with writing like King gave readers in this book, I’m eagerly awaiting its release.

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You can find A Shattered Moment from:

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About the Author:

Tiffany King new profile pictureUSA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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#Colorado!

As many of you may know already, I live in New York. And no, not New York…City. New York is also a state, and most of it goes unnoticed when someone says New York. But before I get off track so early on in this post, I’ll go back to the point. I live in New York. I’ve lived in New York for almost 27 years. I’ve been out of state briefly, once to Florida (so technically I’ve been down the entire coast from NY south), Virginia, and Nevada (when I did Tough Mudder out near Vegas). But these were only up to a week trips and spaced years apart. I’m a New Yorker.

What am I getting at? Well, go back and look at the title of this post. Now come back down here. Colorado. I’m moving to Colorado very soon. My girlfriend got a job offer right out of grad school, and we’re going out there to do that whole adult thing. And this is my post explaining some things to you, my loyal, long-time readers, because things around A Life Among the Pages are going to have to change. At least I’m predicting change.

Obviously with a cross-country move, I won’t be able to blog often during that time. I’m actually not expecting to blog at all during the move. It’ll be a few days most likely, but then there’s the settling in period, blah blah. So for the rest of this summer, at the very least, I’ll probably seem like I’ve abandoned the blog. It’s in a way true. There are some book releases from ALATP favorite authors coming out in July and August. I’ll schedule those posts to go up on release dates, in advance. And I plan on at least doing a post about the move itself. Pictures from the road and all that. But aside from that, it’ll be quiet. I didn’t die, so don’t freak out too much.

Are any of you worrying about my book collection? I know I am. I now own over 2400 print books. That’s about 500 more than the last How I Store All of my Books post from March 2014 and more than 1,000 more than the first post from February 2012. I own tons of books (maybe literally. I’ve never weighed them.) The plan is to only move a few boxes with me to Colorado, then figure out the fate of the rest later on. They’ll be safe here in New York for the foreseeable future, so it’s not like they’ll be donated, thrown out, or sold. Unless I really went through and made a pile that I know I’ll probably never want or won’t end up reading because my taste changed, they will all be mine forever. (I have issues maybe, but don’t we all.) When I pick the ones going to Colorado, I’ll share that list with you all. It should be an interesting mini collection.

Also, I think with this smaller collection going with me, I’ll be using the local library more often and that may even be a gateway into the community…something I don’t much have here in New York or care much to stick my head into. So it’ll be a time of many changes.

One last thing about all this: I know almost nothing about Colorado. It has mountains, plains, Denver, and snow (but I’m used to snow, so whatever). I figured switching my reading over to books about/involving Colorado could be a cool thing to do. Educational and maybe beneficial in other ways for the move. I’ve asked on Twitter (with no response) and on Facebook (where I have a mini-list of recs). And I got a few books the other day that were random picks. So I’ll ask here on the blog now. If you know of books set in, about, with characters from, etc Colorado, please let me know. I probably won’t end up getting to read more than one or maybe two, but having a pile to choose from is how I work best.

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When I read this, it’ll be my first “true” western. Not sure why the genre never appealed to me, but I’m sure it will surprise me in some way. Couldn’t pass up a book with Colorado! as the title. (Wagon’s West is the series.)

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The title and colors on the cover caught my eye. Not sure much else about this one.

I know I’ve read a few books in the past that involve Colorado in some way. Many apocalyptic books use places like Boulder, CO as sort of a safe haven or restarting point. I’m not sure why this is, but it’s in countless books and movies as such a place. (Like The Stand just to throw one out there.) Two books that include CO in them that I’ve reviewed here on the blog are Lichgates (it starts off in the Rockies, and is part of why it grabbed me from that first chapter) by S.M. Boyce and Unlikely Allies by Tiffany King.

I look forward to hearing some book recommendations from you all. Oh, to find recommendations for your own reading, don’t forget about the new Sunday Themed Book Recs posts that recently started. And keep an eye out for updates on the move and all that in the coming weeks. That’ll be mostly on Facebook and/or Twitter, but possibly on the blog, too. Maybe this being an adult thing will work out for the best and even more news will come your way.

Talk to you all soon, and happy reading!

#NewRelease: A Shattered Moment, by @AuthorTiffany

Fractured Lives
Book 1

A Shattered Moment

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In the new series by the bestselling author of the Woodfalls Girls novels, six friends—fresh from high school graduation—discover that the future can come at you from out of nowhere.

This is Mackenzie’s story…

Mackenzie Wilson once had hope for what life had to offer, but everything changed on the night of her graduation. A year later, the only way she can find comfort is by keeping her head down and hoping she remains unnoticed at college.

When Bentley James discovered Mac in that twisted SUV, he was just a newbie EMT on his first call. It was a gut-wrenching moment that made him realize not everyone can be saved—and sometimes they don’t want to be.

A chance encounter on campus brings Bentley back into Mac’s life. Despite her initial resistance, he sets out to discover the girl hiding beneath a shield of seclusion. He evokes painful memories in Mac—but also feelings. As the spark between them grows, Mac must decide if she can let go of the past and believe in something as fragile as love…e thinks she is. Their feelings for one another blossom as the tropical storm grows into a hurricane and bears down on Turtle Bay. With impending danger looming, the small beach community must come together in order to ride out the storm.

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You can find A Shattered Moment from:

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About the Author:

Tiffany King new profile pictureUSA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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