17 March 2014

Drowning by Rachel Firasek - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Series: Tears of Sin #1
Release date: October 19th 2013
Publisher: Naedge Publishing
Purchase: Amazon
"I dare you." Those words would change adrenaline junkie, Alice Harrison's life forever. She's a party girl that doesn't believe in love until she meets a man that only writes about it. Seth James escaped his overbearing father and moved into one of the James family's vacant condos, hoping to create the music he loves in peace. But the fragile calm he's envisioned shatters when a tiny woman with a world full of energy bounces out of the elevator and nearly takes him out. With the patience of a saint, Seth seeks the dark that keeps Alice from enjoying life. He challenges her to exorcise the demons in her past in order to discover the true meaning of love. But when the walls fall down, the hidden deceptions will bare the ugly truth about a woman drowning in sorrow and a man who may not know how to be her hero.
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I LOVED IT. I loved the cover, the chapter headings, and everything inside the book. I wasn’t expecting myself to go gaga over this one – but I did. Finishing this with my heart intact was a miracle.

How in the world did you survive, Alice?

My hands were shaking, I was afraid for her, terrified, I wanted her suffering to end. It was terrible to watching her be afraid, watching her experiencing pain and trying to put a brave front in front of everyone when all she desperately needed was a hero to save her from the villain. Don’t get me wrong, this girl is TOUGH, and when I say tough, I really mean sturdy tough, one that can really shame men. But watching her suffer alone was tiring, and all I wanted for her was to go find that prince charming and swoop her off her feet, and slay that effin dragon. Gaaaahd. I so hate THAT DRAGON. I don’t think any villain can match him.

She was an adrenaline junkie, until THAT accident. It put leash on her search for that rush she always wanted. She didn’t believe in love, until she meets someone.

Seth James – he’s not, then he’s cold. He’s got his own problems and baggage, and one look at this girl – he just knew she’s got more on her back. He had bad relationship experience, and was often drawn to women who needed him. He was supposed to be on hiatus, creating music in peace. But seeing her, just brought about anything but peace. He tries to fight it, tried to stop whatever it was burning between the two of them but the attraction and the intense curiosity about this girl with an intense look of sadness and suffering in her eyes made him pursue her more. So, he tries to destroy the walls that surround her heart, only when it did, he wasn’t THAT sure if he was ready to face her demons…

So much for prince charming… he had that moment of ‘doubt’ and he had to have that great big wake up call from his side kicks to finally realize that indeed, he was ready to become her hero and was ready to fight off the big demons for her.

WOW. Some novels will have that power to provoke and poke your emotions, will make you want to stop reading, but its powerful enough to glue your eyes on each pages, your heart desperately aching to find the happy ending you wanted badly to happen. There were twists that had my jaws dropping and my heads shaking in disbelief  (yeah, a WTF moment), some scenes that made my heart break so badly I can hear the pieces falling into the ground clearly, and scenes that brought relief, mending my heart and soothing the pain that it had caused.

This is a great book to start off the series, enough for me to anticipate for the next one!

★Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★


Rachel Firasek spends her days daydreaming of stories and her nights putting the ideas to ink. She has spent a dull life following the rules, meeting deadlines, and toeing the line, but in her made up worlds, she can let the wild side loose. Her wonderful husband and three children support her love of the written word and only ask for the occasional American Idol or Swamp People quality hour.

She has a philosophy about love. It must devastate or it isn’t truly worth loving. She hopes that you all find your devastating love and cling to it with all your heart!


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