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October 19, 2016

Blog Tour: Written In The Scars by Adriana Locke












Title: Written in the Scars

Author: Adriana Locke

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 20, 2016





Blurb


Falling in love is easy.

Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world.

And Elin and Ty Whitt are terrible at it.

The first time the local basketball star smiled at Elin, she was a goner. It was just so damn easy to fall for the dark-haired hometown hero with his charming smile and strong, athletic build.

Thousands of sleepy smiles, aimless drives down country roads, and squeaks of the backdoor after a swing shift later, reality hits. And it hits hard. Falling in love was definitely the easy part. Watching it break apart was impossible.

Through the tears, the second-guesses, the memories of a life built together, the world keeps spinning. With each turn comes clarity and hope—sometimes in the form of a pair of muddy boots by the back door or from the words of a wise friend.

When Ty shows back up with a new found determination to put his family back together, Elin's torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain.

Life’s not always easy. Love’s not for the faint of heart. But with life comes lessons and Ty and Elin have the scars to prove it. But it's their love written in those scars that will hold them together … or break them apart.











Don't miss these release week events!!!

Join some of your favorite authors LIVE on Adriana’s Facebook Page to celebrate this release! On Friday, October 21st, authors will hop on and chat with you. Don’t miss it!





Lots of fun things and giveaways will be happening in Adriana’s Facebook Group. Make sure you join the festivities!

 




Check out Adriana’s website for a Week of Giveaways, starting Monday, October 24th. You don’t want to miss this!
















Purchase Links



AMAZON US / UK



Available in Kindle Unlimited












PRAISE FOR WRITTEN IN THE SCARS



“Locke has created magic!” - NYT Bestselling author SL Scott

“A book you must read—just keep the Kleenex close.” - NYT Bestselling author Melanie Moreland

“Written in the Scars is without a doubt one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I give it all the stars.” - author Rachel Brookes

“This book … one of the most emotionally powerful and beautifully written books I’ve ever read.” - BB Belle, Goodreads review

“A top read of 2016 … Impeccable and stellar!” - Dawn, Divas Book Lounge

“The words will seep into your soul.” - Books and Boys Book Blog

  “What a beautiful book that left me in tears.” - Minxes Love Books



“There are no words to express how much this book affected me.” - Kristin, Book Lovers Obsession










Excerpt



I pull her into me, trying to put her, me, our life back together with my embrace. Her arms find my waist, and I hold her in the middle of the driveway, swaying back and forth in a moment I’ll never, ever forget. The feeling of my world careening back into focus, into the places it should be, nearly drops me to my knees with my girl in my arms.

“I should go in,” she says, looking up at me.

“It’s cold in there.”

She shrugs and I see her start to slip away from me again. Frantic, I struggle to find a way to stop it.

“Let’s go for a drive,” I suggest.

She looks at me warily.

“It’s just a drive,” I promise. “The house can warm up and then I’ll drop you back off, if that’s what you want. What can it hurt?”

“You won’t try to make out with me or anything, right?” she teases. “Because I know that look in your eye, Tyler Whitt.”

“Only if you ask,” I wink, opening the door to my truck and watching her climb in. Before I shut it, I lean in and whisper into her ear. “Hey, E.”

“Yeah?”



“Please ask.”











Author Bio




USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

  She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

  For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana's Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.






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October 18, 2016

Review: Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke

Falling in love is easy.

Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world.

And Elin and Ty Whitt are terrible at it.

The first time the local basketball star smiled at Elin, she was a goner. It was just so damn easy to fall for the dark-haired hometown hero with his charming smile and strong, athletic build.

Thousands of sleepy smiles, aimless drives down country roads, and squeaks of the backdoor after a swing shift later, reality hits. And it hits hard. Falling in love was definitely the easy part. Watching it break apart was impossible.

Through the tears, the second-guesses, the memories of a life built together, the world keeps spinning. With each turn comes clarity and hope—sometimes in the form of a pair of muddy boots by the back door or from the words of a wise friend.

When Ty shows back up with a new found determination to put his family back together, Elin's torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain.

Life’s not always easy. Love’s not for the faint of heart. But with life comes lessons and Ty and Elin have the scars to prove it. But it's their love written in those scars that will hold them together … or break them apart.

Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 "You don't have any clue how deep my scars go." Stars

  'It's been this way since he left.'

Poignant and raw, no emotion is left unturned in Written in the Scars. Adriana Locke has penned a story with such depth and emotion-it will stick with you, make you question what's important and what's not. Not only will you shed tears, your heart and soul will bleed for these characters. An emotional journey from start to finish. Get the tissue handy! This is a one heck of a snot blower!

"Our lives are one and the same, you know? Everything we've been through in our lives we've done together."

I adore everything about Written in the Scars, devouring it in one evening. Although at times I was unable to breathe due to such depth of feeling in every sentence, paragraph and chapter, it was definitely worth all the tears shed. I must have lost 5lb by the time I finished reading lol

'My biggest fear is letting my feelings get so mixed up by remembering who we used to be together and not who we are now.'

A story of love and loss, understanding and forgiveness. One of struggles and perseverance and finding your way. The push and pull, ups and downs are strong and at times withholding. I couldn't help but get lost in this story. The characters become a part of you. They take. They want. They leave you feeling complete. Finishing this book was the worst thing that happened to me today. I can't shake it. The force is too strong with Written in the Scars. I want to hug the crap out of Elin, soothe the scars that blister and fester within Ty. Many life lessons are hidden within the pages of this book and Adriana did a superb job laying this one out for the world to enjoy.

'Life does pack a punch. But it's the scars that make us who we are, that tell the story of the life we lived.'

August 9, 2015

Review: Sacrifice by Adriana Locke


My life changed forever the night my husband died.
I was left with a shattered heart, a heap of bills, and our daughter, EVERLEIGH. I don’t want to rely on anyone, least of all CREW GENTRY. He’s my first love and the man who almost destroyed me, the man who has let me down every time I’ve needed him.
But when tragedy strikes a second time, Crew just might be my only hope.

My life changed forever the night my brother died.
I was left with a guilty conscience, a pile of mistakes, and little else. I take care of JULIA GENTRY, my brother’s widow and the love of my life, and their daughter. I know she doesn’t want my help, but she gets it anyway. I owe her that.

When another disaster hits, I’m given the opportunity to make things right. I’m taking it. I'm willing to sacrifice it all.

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Review by April

5 Poignant Everleigh Afters

Where do I even begin? This book was an emotionally exhausting read for me. I had to stop several times and give myself a pep talk-- that I CAN in fact finish this book and still have a couple fingernails left intact. I'm not one to cry but this story is powerful and I got choked up and teary. The simplest lines of dialogue, thoughts & memories turned me into a blubbering baby.

I love when there is more to a story than a few quick wham bam thank you ma'ams, something more deep and substantial, with meaning and that is thought provoking-- and Adriana Locke did not disappoint this storyline. So poignant, so complex, so thought out, nothing was predictable and you can't help but fall in love with the Crew, Jules, Everleigh and their story.

Such an overwhelmingly amazing emotional experience. Sacrifice is definitely a story that will stick with you.
Can someone please pass me a tissue?