Friday, January 1, 2016

SHATTERPROOF BY K.K. WEIL - VIRTUAL BOOK & REVIEW + GIVEAWAY


Shatterproof
by K.K. Weil

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GENRE: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Griffin Stone knows the stats. Sons of abusers become abusers. This is his single fear.

After witnessing firsthand his parents’ tumultuous marriage, Griffin worries that he, too, harbors an explosive dark side. Can he escape from his father’s rage-fueled ways or is he destined to become part of the cycle?

Unable to persuade his mother to leave and wrestling with his resentment towards her for staying, Griffin volunteers at Holly’s House, a safe haven for abused women. Through sculpture, Griffin gives these women pieces of themselves they’ve long forgotten. Holly’s House is the only place where Griffin finds peace and purpose.

Until he meets Frankie Moore.

Frankie is an aspiring photographer, finding beauty in things most people miss, including Griffin. Griffin is attracted to her free-spirited, sassy attitude but fears Frankie will trigger the most intense part of him, the one he must keep buried.

Frankie’s got to get her act together. Her anything-goes behavior is leading nowhere fast. She’s hopeful that her latest hobby will be a building block for the future. But when a stranger appears on the other end of her camera, looking as complex as he is handsome, Frankie thinks this might be just the change she needs.

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EXCERPT


“Do you remember all the things people say?” Frankie asks with a lazy grin.

“Only certain people.” I smile back. I stroke her long hair. It’s wild against my skin, with unpredictable waves. Just like Frankie. My hands never tire of feeling every single surface and texture of her.

She rests her head back on my bare chest and begins tracing each of my tattoos. “I can’t believe you do this for all those women.” Her fingers follow the lines of a cherry blossom on my ribcage. “Do you have any idea how incredible you are?”

I don’t answer. She sighs.

“You don’t, do you?” She stops midtrace. “Can I see mine?”

I laugh at how blatant she is about it, when I specifically told her she was only part of the inspiration for the moon. I give her my back. A single fingernail follows the lines of the moon and the sky around it. I suppress a shudder. How does just one of her nails have such a blistering effect on my body? Then the same nail traces the tattoo parallel to hers. A faded sketch of a small, mustached man rescuing a child from drowning.

“I never noticed this one before. Is it for someone or is it just something you liked?” she asks.

“It’s for someone. It’s for Roth.”

She finds the symbolism right away. “It’s very powerful.” Her voice flutters in my ear. “It’s in the same exact spot as mine, on the other shoulder blade. You never struck me as the kind of guy who needs symmetry,” she jokes.

“They’re there for a reason.”

“What significance are shoulder blades?”

I chuckle. “They’re not on my shoulder blades, Frankie. They’re on my lungs. Mr. Rothman taught me how to breathe years ago. You’re the reason I keep doing it.”

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MY REVIEW
ShatterproofShatterproof by K.K. Weil


Disturbing, uplifting, and fascinating.
Shatterproof, deals with heavy issues in a tasteful and enjoyable way. The Author uses an excellent narrative that captivates your attention since page one, the characters are complex, with exquisite dialogues, full of emotions and with some twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages; the plot is fast paced, the story is a journey to forgiveness, self-knowledge and love.
Highly Recommended!!
*I Received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

K.K. Weil grew up in Queens, but eventually moved to New York City, the inspiration for many of her stories. Weil, who attended SUNY Albany as an undergrad and NYU as a graduate student, is a former teacher. She now enjoys writing her own dramas and lives near the beach in New Jersey, where she is at work on her next novel.

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GIVEAWAY

K.K. Weil will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

16 comments:

  1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

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    1. Mai, if I could live anywhere, any way I wanted, I think I'd like to live on a boat and travel all around the world :)

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    2. Hi, Mai! Good question, awesome answer!!

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    1. I like all different genres from contemporary to historical fiction. I've got a special love for all things dystopian society.

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    2. Hi, Becky! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  3. Thanks for hosting me and for the great review!

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    1. Thank you for letting me be part of your Bllog Tour!! Happy New Year

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  4. Sounds amazing definitely adding this to my tbr

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    1. Thank you so much! So happy to hear it :)

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  5. Thank you for the blurb and review~it sounds like a great read. This has been a terrific book tour and I've enjoyed learning about you and your book!

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    1. Thank you so much, Betty! And thank you for following my tour. It means a lot!

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