Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hallowed Ground book tour!!



New Military Romance!  
Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros is
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There are some debts you can’t repay.

Josh Walker is loyal, reckless, and every girl’s dream. But he only has eyes for December Howard, the girl he's craved since his high school hockey days. Together they have survived grief, the military, distance, and time as they’ve fought for stolen weekends between his post at Ft. Rucker and her college at Vanderbilt. Now that Josh is a medevac pilot and Ember is headed toward graduation, they’re moving on—and in—together.

Ember never wanted the Army life, but loving Josh means accepting whatever the army dictates—even when that means saying goodbye as Josh heads to Afghanistan, a country that nearly killed him once before and that took her father. But filling their last days together with love, passion, and plans for their future doesn’t temper Ember’s fear, and if there’s one thing she’s learned from her father’s death, it’s that there are some obstacles even love can’t conquer.

Flight school is over.
This is war.


I pushed my chair out and reached for her, lifting her tiny, curved frame into my lap. Her head tucked beneath my chin, and she curled into me, fitting right where she was always meant to be. My arms closed around her. “We have a month.”
“It’s not long enough.” Her fingers gripped my shirt like she could keep me here if she just held on tight enough. God, what I wouldn’t have given to stay with her.
“Forever isn’t long enough for us, December, but that’s what we’re going to have. You and I have never chosen the easy path. This is just another hurdle.” I rubbed my chin over her soft hair and tried to soak in every detail of holding her—the sweet way she smelled, the smooth texture of her skin beneath my hands.
She leaned back in my arms and cupped my face. “I can’t lose you.” Her voice broke, and tears pooled in her eyes.
I’d never hated myself more than I did in that moment. She’d made it through a nightmare no one should have to face, and I was about to ask her to chance that fire again. My breath hitched, barely passing the lump in my throat. “You won’t. It would take something a hell of a lot stronger than a war to keep me from you.”
I sealed that promise with a kiss, tasting her fear and desperation as she responded. She opened underneath me, and I fused my mouth to hers, surrendering to the heat between us to pull us through this moment. There was nothing hotter or sweeter in this world than kissing December, feeling her go soft and pliant.
We’d fought so fucking hard to get here, to be together. This wasn’t fair, and we both knew it. But we also both knew it didn’t matter. Fair wasn’t exactly in the U.S. Army vocabulary.
I retreated just enough to whisper against her lips, “I’ll come home. I swear it.”

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Excerpt #2
I pulled her onto my lap, gently squeezing the sweet curves of her hips.
“Behave,” she whispered into my ear, but ran her tongue along the edge.
My fingers flexed, teasing under the edges of the black skirt that had slid higher on her thighs as she sat. I couldn’t help it—her skin was a magnet for my hands. “You like it better when I don’t,” I answered.
She locked those blue eyes on mine, and for that second, I wanted everyone to go the fuck away so I could get my remarkable girlfriend out of her clothes. Not a girlfriend for long. Not if I found the perfect moment for that little velvet box hidden upstairs.
Mrs. Walker. December-fucking-Walker. Sounded perfect to me.
“Earth to Josh and Ember,” Jagger called, waving his hand like he’d been at it a while.
“Yeah, yeah, a toast,” Ember said, wiggling against my now-hard lap. I locked her down with my hands, and she threw me a smug grin, well aware of what she’d done.
Jagger raised his beer. “To friends. Hell, that doesn’t even cut it. You guys, all of you...I wouldn’t be here”—he looked over to Paisley—“or even the man I am, without you. So more than family.”
We glanced around the fire at the family we’d made, and I felt it—one of those moments you can’t forget, the kind that stay with you when it’s long past, so you try to memorize everything. It was a deep peace, a contentment laced with the silent knowledge that we wouldn’t be together again for far too long.
“To family,” we all said in scattered rhythm, and I kissed the underside of Ember’s jaw.

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My 5 star review of Hallowed Ground

“You and me against the world, right?”

The Flight and Glory series from Rebecca Yarros is quite possibly my favorite series of all time. Not only does she write brilliant stories, she has freaking bad ass characters that draw you in, like a moth to the flame. I feel like over the course of two years- Josh, Ember, Jagger, Paisley, Grayson, Sam, Will, all the other supporting characters have become my friends. I have fallen in love with their love stories, I have cried with them on occasion, I have felt the pain that they have felt, and I have watched these characters walk away stronger than ever before. I have so many words for Rebecca, but they are all stuck in my head right now. Getting them on paper is going to be near impossible, but I am going to try. 

"When it comes to you, to how much I love you… I have no morals. No honor. I would lie, cheat, murder, steal, dishonor everything I hold dear if it meant spending my life with you. No measure of duty, or God, or country could ever make up for losing you…"

This story, is the most special and close to my heart. For one, it is the end of a fantastic series, and I will cherish these books for as long as I live. And two, Josh Walker has been my favorite book boyfriend, for a long time- he is a tie right up there with Jake Green from Penelope Ward. He has it all. He has wit, and charm, charisma, and his chemistry with Ember is off the charts. Ember is also my favorite heroine- EVER, from any book that I have ever read. She is strong, stubborn, independent, and my kind of woman. She would be my best friend- if she were real. 

“Once upon a time you promised to be my whatever. Do you remember that?”
“I could never forget.”
“Then remember this. I’ll be your whatever. Whatever you need, whenever you need it. I’m strong enough to pull us both through this.”

Josh and Ember together is kismet, meant to be in every way. They have fought so, so hard to make their relationship work. From a long distance relationship while Ember is in school, to deployments in Afghanistan while Josh is fighting for our country. They deserve each other, but most importantly- they deserve to be happy. They accept each other, flaws and all. And that is one of the most gorgeous things that we can all remember. Love is hard, it’s gritty and tough- but in the end, it’s worth it. Even though I felt Ember and Josh had a “happy” ending, entering those characters into a whole other story- had me on pins and needles from the prologue.

“I cannot imagine a future where you’re not mine, because I’m yours in every sense of the word.”

Rebecca has a way of gutting me, to the core with her writing. It is so emotional and I know it stems from a very personal place- which makes it even more important. She writes from one spectrum to the other- from happy to sad, joyous to heartbreaking, sexy and steamy, to super serious. And she covers everything to make the stories feel so real. The thing about this story was I was scared- terrified to be honest. 
You change me every day, make me want to be a better man for you.”

Reading Rebecca’s writing is like witnessing true badassery at its finest (it’s a word, I looked it up…) She knows what to write and how to kill you over and over, with just a sentence. She knows how to bring that heat and fire in the scenes with all of her characters. And she has a heart the size of Texas, she does, and you can really tell she writes with all of her. And HELL YES to the epilogue. Thank you Rebecca, thank you for writing, thank you for this series, thank you for these characters that have seeped into my soul for the rest of time. 

About the Author

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Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She's a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
When she's not writing, she's tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years. They finally can call Colorado home along with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog.
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