Tuesday, August 20, 2013

On Tour and a Giveaway! Love in Darkness (Shattered Castles #2) by E. M. Tippetts

Title: Love in Darkness (Shattered Castles, #2)
Author: E.M. Tippetts
Release date: May 21, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Alex had everything when he was with Madison. But the darkness within him wouldn't go away. After two years apart, he returns to Pelican Bluffs and to the girl he never wanted to leave.

Madison wants to give their love another chance, but Alex can't fight fate. He is what he is. Ruined. Crazy like his mother. And Madison deserves so much more. When his secrets spill out into their small town, Alex has a choice to make. Hide away in the darkness forever, or let love in.

My thoughts about Love in Darkness ~~

Today is my stop on the Love in Darkness tour, sponsored by AToMR Tours. You can visit the other stops on the tour here.

Yesterday I posted my thoughts about book #1 in this series, Castles on the Sand. You can read them here.

Love is Darkness is book #2 is the Shattered Castles series but can be read as a standalone novel. I thoroughly enjoyed book #1, Castles on the Sand, and was glad that I had read it first. Emily does a great job writing Love to be enjoyed by itself but I know that I got so much more out of it by having read Castles first.

I loved Madison in the first book and the troubled relationship that continues in book #2 between Madison and Alex kept me very interested in reading more. Alex has a lot of issues to work through and feels he should go it alone. But should anyone be alone?

Once again, Emily has written a very enjoyable, touching story that I was able to get lost in and savor.  

Castles on the Sand (Shattered Castles #1)

If there’s one thing Madison Lukas understands, it’s pain. The pain she feels when her mother ignores her completely. The pain her best friend endures as her parents starve her as punishment. The pain of a dangerous boy whose mother has to be carried away by law enforcement on a regular basis.

She gets it. She feels the pain of others as if it were her own.

But when a mysterious man claiming to be her long lost brother appears with promises of relieving her suffering, trusting him could reveal more truths than Madison is ready for. Because the truth can hurt, too.

About the author

Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance under the name E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy under the name Emily Mah. Originally from New Mexico, she now lives in London with her family. Before she was a published author, she was an attorney who specialized in real estate, contracts, and estate planning, especially literary estate planning.

Her most recent pro publications have been her science fiction and fantasy short stories in magazines like Black Gate, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and the anthology, Shanghai Steam.

Connect with Emily

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon

Find the books

Love in Darkness 

Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

Castles on the Sand

Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpts click here or the tour button below.


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  1. This book sounds awesome! I have added it to my TBL! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I hope you enjoy the book :-)

  2. I have read so many good things about this book!! I cannot wait to read the book myself!! Thank you!!

    1. I hope you enjoy it, but in the interests of fair disclosure I should admit, I have very cool, generous fans ;-)

  3. Castles on the Sand caught me completely by surprise and blew me away. There were so many layers to the story. Madison and Alex are both characters that just pulled me in and had me so emotionally invested. I'll have to say, though, after reading the teaser chapter for Love in Darkness at the end of book 1, I am anxiously worried for Alex. I really need to know what how it turns out!!!!


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