Friday, February 27, 2015

BT ~ Fighting Silence by Aly Martinez

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Meet Till & Eliza in Aly Martinez’s newest fighter series!
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Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?
I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine.  I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.
You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.
They both happened anyway.
Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting for my career.
Fighting the impending silence.
Fighting for her.
Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.
I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.

I just finished Fighting Silence and I really enjoyed it. Till and Eliza meet when they are 13 and become fast friends. Till doesn't think he is good enough for her so keeps things mum about their friendship not wanting to taint it. He takes care of his brothers because his mom and dad and POS's (Seriously) which causes him to have to get a job to provide for them. He starts working at On The Ropes because he wants to be a fighter. When they get older they have an attraction to each other but they both do not act on it until one day they cannot take it any more. Its something that Till thinks that shouldn't have happened and leaves her behind. Causing chaos in their world. He cannot take it anymore and finds her. See there is a reason why he feels he is not good for her, he is going deaf and he wants her to have a normal life with a normal man so to have him back in her life, she agrees...they become friends again. But things don't always work out that way when you have an attraction like theirs. Please read their story, trust me you will not want to put it down.

I really enjoyed this story. It was so sweet. It did have some heartbreaking moments that I did expect and then some I didn't. I can tell you for sure I'm gonna have to go back and read her other books!

Story 5
Sex 4
Overall 5

"That wasn't yours to take away," he exploded into the otherwise silent night. His words echoed off the surrounding buildings, each wave slicing me to the quick all over again. "That was our place. Not yours." His voice cracked right alongside my heart.
"Yeah, well, there was a lot of stuff that wasn't yours to take either." I held his gaze, desperately trying to be strong, but as his eyes grew wide, I whimpered.
His long legs strode forward, stopping only inches away from me. He was crowding me, but he still leaned in closer to my face. "There is nothing in this world that was ever more mine than you," he stated. Though it was the absolute truth, I wished with all my heart that it were a lie.
"Till," I cried, swiping the tears from my eyes.
"Why!" he shouted, causing his muscles to tense under the force. "Goddamn it! I needed that place."
Porch lights flashed on from the surrounding apartments, illuminating not only the dark but also my rage.
I shoved my hands into his chest. "What about what I needed? You left! I waited in that fucking apartment for weeks."
He didn't budge, but my bare feet slipped, sending me toward the ground. Impossibly fast, Till's hand snaked out and caught my arm. I didn't let his chivalrous gesture douse my fire. I had six months’ worth of words to say to the man I was irrevocably in love with.
"You took what you wanted. Then you left me."
"Doodle," he whispered.
I had been perilously close to the edge of insanity, and with one single word, he’d pushed me over.
I lost it completely.
Pounding my fists against his chest, I screamed at the top of my lungs, "It's Eliza! My name is fucking Eliza! Not Doodle!" I spun to march away, but Till's arms folded around me, lifting me off my feet to restrain me.
I was miniscule compared to him. There was no use in fighting, but I still kicked my legs, irrationally desperate to get away from him—but only because I knew I couldn't keep him for forever.
"Stop it!" he growled into my ear. "I know your Goddamn name—probably better than I know my own."

About the Author:
Aly Martinez
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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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Consensual Series by Livia Jamerlan

Book One - Consensual consensual

Braelynn Wolf is focused on two things: work and law school. 
That is how she survives. 

That is how she’ll make a difference.
Until she meets HIM.

Peyton Haas is sexy, dangerous, and forbidden. The defense attorney on Braelynn’s first legal case is the only man who can cloud her judgment. Unable to stay away, she finds herself lying to everyone around her so she can spend time with the man who makes her feel things she never felt before—things she never dreamed possible.

With the legal case hanging on a thread, can Braelynn ignore the relationship she has built with Peyton? 

Or will she succumb to the man who has the power to throw away her future?

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I just finished Consensual and I just loved it! Braelynn has experienced alot in her life that has shaped her who she is today. She is strong, loyal and wants to protect people. She is in school to become a lawyer and gets an opportunity to assist her professor in a case. What she doesn't expect is Mr Peyton Haas, the defense attorney. They butt heads but there is an instant chemistry to them that keep them coming back for more. But her future job would be on the line if she continued seeing Peyton. Peyton wants her though and he always gets what he wants. You just have to read to see what happens but trust me, you will love it!

This was definitely a pleasant surprise that I hadn't been expecting. I knew it would be good by just looking at the reviews but I am amazed at just how this story was. The plot, the characters, everything was on par for me and I so want more!! 

Peyton, what a freaking dirty talker! He was FINE. He is a freak in the sheets and I wouldn't want anything less. I can see what Braelynn couldn't keep away from him. Seriously, like a moth to a flame, it was just HOT. What I loved though was Peyton was straight from the get go about their one time relationship. Grant it he wasnt expecting things to progress but he was up front about it. Braelynn on the other hand was skittish, I get it. You just have to read the story for her background. Heartbreaking...

One thing that is for sure is that I am hooked! Cannot wait for more!!

Story 5
Sex 5
Overall 5+++

Book Two - Coherent


A tragic past. A forgotten week. A broken heart.

When Braelynn wakes up in a hospital bed with a week of her life missing, she turns to the darkness that she didn’t know she craved.

Lost and confused she’s left empty.

Addiction. Fear. A broken soul.

Peyton Haas is self–assertive, determined to get what he wants, and for the first time in his life—in love.But is he willing to face the demons that haunt Braelynn?

Their love was like no other—steamy, heart–stopping… Beautiful.

It was the first time the either of them had let someone in. But one week was all it took to change their lives forever

Will their love be enough to keep them together?

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I just finished Coherent and I really liked it. This is apart of the series so for me to really get a feel for the characters you must read Consensual first. It follows right after Consensual so we get to see the what happened. At the end you know that Braelynn had been trying to get Drew convicted (Peyton's client) something happened and she gets kidnapped. Now Peyton tries to find her an when all hope is lost he ends up finding her and he rushes her to the hospital. The doctors are saying that she was overdosing and the police show that she was partying but she knows better. The evidence is damning in her case and she sees doubt in everyone's eyes and cant take the pain. She leaves and becomes a shell of what she once was. Months pass and she is alone and coping the only way she knows how but she knows the truth, she was kidnapped and raped. This is Peyton and Braelynn's story with how she copes and finally breaks to let them all back in. You must read to see how this story continues to play out.

I really liked the story. It took a turn that I hadn't been expecting but honestly wouldn't want it any other way. It at times is dark but this to me made it more real. You get to see all the characters from the first story. I just loved their voices, so versatile and am glad that there was some obstacles because it kept the story going. 

The story leaves you in a place where you can be satisfied but you know that there are some unanswered question and I cannot wait to see what happens!

Story 5
Sex 5
Overall 5


Book Three - Contingent


Braelynn and Peyton are finally headed down a path without torment—until he allows someone else to come between them.

With the remnants of her broken heart scattered, Braelynn begins to piece herself back together, piece by ragged piece.

Peyton has dark secrets of his own. Secrets that leave him no choice but to walk away from the only woman he’s ever loved.

But his desire for Braelynn has him fighting between what he wants, and what he needs to do to keep her safe.

Love can only withstand so much. The connection between Braelynn and Peyton has been tested before—could this be their breaking point?


She lay naked on the white linen sheet, her golden blonde hair fanned out across her pillow. She had been my all, the one to come into my life, cause havoc, and claim my heart. She had been my everything. My greatest desire. The fuel that pumped through my veins.

The sun beamed down on her skin, glistening on her flawless fair body. Almost flawless anyway.

The marks from our recent times in the playroom were still visible, her wrists that were tucked under her chin revealing a crimson burn from her pulling on the restraints. Her plump breast scarred from the lashes of the flogger, and her upper thighs holding the same marks as her breast.

I was terrified at the pain I had caused her, but horrified that I wanted to cause more.

Braelynn had repeated over and over that she loved the marks and the pleasures they gave her. Since she had rejected my proposal, I began to feel that she was slipping away. The grasp I had over her was fading and my need for her had been replaced with rage and want. I needed to punish her for saying no, whip her flesh when I felt her slipping out of my hands. Though I was sickened once we were done, massaging the welts kissing them with my love, I reveled in her moans and her screams of pleasure made me hungry for more.

She had turned me into the monster I now was. Possessive, demanding, and hungrier for her than I had ever been. Her arousal when I slid deep inside her had me on the brink of losing myself. The way she came around me, choking my cock … it was indescribable. But when she bowed her head, her blonde hair covering her face as she submitted to me, that had my inner Dom crawling out of my body, wanting to take full reign over hers.

And I did.

For the past six weeks she’d spent every night with me, letting me have full possession of her weak body. But the nagging voice in my head kept saying that our time was limited.

“You’re doing it again,” she whispered, her voice filled with exhaustion. Her eyes peered open when she spoke.

I leaned forward, kissing the tip of her nose. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I lied.

“Yes, you do. You’re thinking so loud I can hear it in my sleep.”


“Stop it!” Her eyes flashed open, and a sea of green and brown specks pierced me. “You aren’t hurting me.”

I shook my head, completely disagreeing with her. “Look at the bruises on your skin.” I traced my hand over her soft breast.

“I have a safe word and I have yet to use it.” She pulled the cover over her blemished flesh and turned on her side.

She hadn’t used it yet…

But would she?


    About Livia Jamerlan

Livia Jamerlan is the author of Divided. She is also a hopeless romantic who is always looking for her next love story to pop in her head. Though Livia kept a journal throughout her early life, she never thought about pursuing a career in writing. She always used it as form of therapy, pouring her heart out into words. It wasn’t until a story developed in her head that she decided maybe she could write a book. At first it was just an escape from reality, but now she uses it as a power to put all her feelings, hopes, and fears on paper. Deciding it was time to tell her story, she began to write. With each passing day the story grew, characters were formed, and what seemed like a hobby at first has now become a passion for Livia.

She is a New Jersey Native who loves spending time with her husband and two dogs Buddy and Daisy. When she is not writing or hiding behind her Kindle, you can find her with outside, gardening, at a local shopping center enjoying some retail therapy, or enjoy a pepperoni pizza

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