Friday, January 3, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway

Pieces for You
(For You #2)
Genna Rulon
Genre:  New Adult 18+
Publication Date:  December 17, 2013
Cover Designed By:  G. Relyea Designs

~ Synopsis ~
"The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.”  -Miguel de Cervantes
Samantha Whitney survived unimaginable tragedy only to discover she had been betrayed by a man who claimed to love her. Shattered, Sam spends months at a safe haven trying to piece herself back together. Ready or not, the time has come for her to return home.

As Sam struggles to resume a life that no longer feels familiar, she finds unwavering support in an unexpected, familiar face. Confronting Sam’s raw emotions and open wounds head-on, Griffin manages to take two steps forward for every step she retreats.

But when Sam is once again threatened, Griffin must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he wants…knowing the cost of her safety is the risk of losing her.

Pieces For You is a captivating journey of survival, healing, and sacrifice—teeming with honesty, humor, unexpected twists, and love’s unsurpassed endurance. 

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~ Excerpt ~
I raised up on my tippy-toes to peer through the peephole in the door, a recent addition courtesy of Hunter, and saw nothing but a wall of black.  I paused for a moment, wondering if the person on the other side placed their thumb over the glass, but dismissed the idea when I noticed the contours of the black abyss before me.  I verified that the security chain was engaged before unlocking the deadbolt and opening the door.
Jiminy Crickets!  The black void was a shirt, specifically a tee-shirt undergoing durability testing as it strained to contain a scandalously muscled chest and shoulders most NFL linebackers would envy.  I was confronted with a decision that no woman should ever have to make; do I look upward to assess the face attached to the scrumptious MMA pecks or go downward to find what other gifts God had bestowed on this specimen.  Who was I kidding; there was only one right answer.  As my gaze headed south I was greeted by a mid-section that was clearly well tended and hard as stone.  Despite his sinfully tight shirt, I couldn’t make out his abs, but I suspected the shirt was covering a defined six-pack.  Would it be rude to ask him to remove his shirt before inviting him in?  Continuing my exploration I discovered, distressed denim, bulging in all the right places, draped over long thick legs.  Hot damn!  Hunter was finally paying off with the hot guy friends.  I knew this day would come, it was inevitable, but I was still overwhelmed with gratitude—Ev would be getting an extra nice Christmas present this year.
I slowly raised my gaze, verifying that the sight I beheld was not a mirage, and it happened…finally.  There was no tingle or twinge, not a whisper of desire or hint of arousal—no, the floodgates of my previously dormant libido opened and a tsunami of lust swept through me.  My breath caught and I was forced to grip the doorframe to prevent melting to a puddle on the floor or climbing this tree of man-flesh like the primate I had been reduced to.  I gathered the remnants of my cognitive function—the miniscule part of my brain not dedicated to making an erotic laundry list of the many naughty activities I wanted to enlist this man’s help with—to prepare for the possible disappointment should the face accompanying this god-like body be one that sent children shrieking in horror.  On the other hand, guys had practiced the “bag over her head” technique for years.   I needed to do it, rip the Band-Aid off and accept the possible disillusionment.  I reinforced myself, inhaled deeply, and raise my eyes.  You’ve got to be kidding me!
“Griffin?” I accused more than asked.

“Hello Sam, good to see you too,” he returned wryly.  “Shall I turn so you can get the 360-degree show?”

~ Review ~
** Received an ARC from the Author in exchange for an honest review **

This is the second installment in the For You Series by Genna and what a follow up it was.  This book was even more captivating than Only for You. You must read the first book to have a full understanding of the story.
When we leave Sam in Only for You she is nothing but a shell of herself off in California trying to pick up the pieces of her soul. Physically she is healing but the emotional trauma she has endured will be harder to recover from.

Everleigh and Hunter are Sam’s only support system.  Well until Griffin….hmmm Griffin.  I fell super hard for Griffin.  We meet him in the first book in the series as he admires Sam from afar as she is dating another.  But in light of her attack Griffin has made it his mission to help her heal and not fail her again.  NO ONE, will ever hurt Samantha Whitney again.

Watching Sam flourish under the attention and care of Griffin was heartwarming.  He was beyond considerate of her needs and wants. Griffin was willing to sacrifice anything and everything to make sure that Sam knew that she was his 1st priority.

We get to reconnect with all things “Huntleigh” and see where their relationship has gone since the end of Book 1.  Everleigh had me laughing at times with her “determination” to prove that Hunter was indeed the most desirous man around.
We also introduced to Meg in this book.  Meg quickly becomes part of their small, intimate group.   I get the feeling that Meg may have a story of her own to tell.
There are some tense moments in the story that had me on edge waiting for the outcome. The twists and turns that I have come to expect keep you invested in the story.   I could feel myself willing Griffin and Sam to overcome any and all obstacles to find their well deserved happy ever after.

Genna’s writing is captivating and she implements several twists in the story to keep you guessing. I personally enjoy all of the references in the book to Long Island.  Genna has definitely made a fan out of me.   I am looking forward to seeing if we will get more of Meg’s story in the future.
If you have not read, Only for You…..go now and get it.  Then you too can jump into Pieces for You and fall in love with Sam and Griffin.
~ Rating ~

~ Links to Buy ~
Amazon ** Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble ** Kobo

See where it all began......

Only For You
(For You Series #1) 
~ Links to Buy ~

~ About the Author ~
Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author. 

During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.

Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.

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