Monday, July 7, 2014

'Breaking Free' by Brandy L. Rivers Blog Tour with Review

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TITLE – Breaking Free SERIES – Others of Edenton AUTHOR – Brandy L Rivers GENRE – Adult Paranormal Romance PUBLICATION DATE – 6-10-14 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 67k PUBLISHER – Brandy L Rivers COVER ARTIST – Brandy L Rivers

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They say that dreams can come true, but as a dreamwalker, Devlin had yet to experience anything but nightmares. Then again, the druid had been held by sadistic vampires and dark mages for twenty years, forced to do their bidding. Newly escaped, he stumbles upon a dreamrealm where he can’t resist a little werewolf.

Jamie just wants someone to call her own. She feels like she’s been waiting for an awfully long time, when a man who teases her memory begins to visit her while she’s dreaming. From the moment she feels his turmoil, she’s drawn in, wanting nothing more than to heal his broken soul.

Before Devlin can decide what to do, he has to make a trip to Edenton. His first goal is to make sure someone who can’t remember him is safe and happy. The little werewolf of his dreams happens to live there, and she’s even more irresistible in real life.

When you’ve been taught all your life to run, what will make you change? Can Jamie convince her mate to stay and fight? Will he risk everything to have what he needs? Or run to save them all?



Romantic couple in a hotel room


The moon shone bright over a crystal clear lake. Thousands of stars were reflected, like floating diamonds sparkling. The breeze blew gently through red cedar, pine, and maple. The clean mountain air reminded him of camping with his family when he was a boy.
It had been so long since he had the liberty, and desire, to enjoy nature. The water called to Devlin. Carefully, without a sound, he pulled the clothes from his body and placed them on the stump beside him.
With a slow breath, he walked into the gentle ripples, creating larger crests of his own. Warm water greeted him. He dove under, swimming deeper.
A splash caught Devlin’s attention. He broke the surface to find nothing, and no one. Closing his eyes, he reached out with his senses. A lone werewolf was close.
Panic flared through him, and he started for the shore, but a woman surfaced before him. A slow smile spread on her face when he flailed back, splashing her in his surprise.
“Your heart’s pounding.” Amusement sparkled in her pale blue topaz eyes as she placed one small hand over his chest. Warmth washed through him offering a calm he couldn’t remember ever feeling.
Yet, he was terrified the Dales were tracking him. A dream, nothing more than a dream. They can’t find me, he reminded himself.
“You startled me,” Devlin replied.
“Hmm.” Her foot brushed against his calf, sending a shiver through his entire body. She tapped her finger to her chin. “You remind me of someone, but I can’t figure out who.”
Intrigued, and certainly heading toward aroused, he asked, “What makes you say that?”
One corner of her shiny pink mouth lifted impishly. “Don’t know, but you do.” Her voice had taken on a husky purr which effectively made his blood pump faster.
A dream, just a dream, he told himself. Then he did something bold, something he hadn’t done in so long he was sure he’d fail, even in a fantasy. “What’s a sweet little wolf like you doing out here all alone?”
Her giggle was melodic as her already dazzling eyes lit up. “Looking for love in all the wrong places.”
As if on cue, his resistance broke. Her tiny waist fit perfectly in his hands, her hips flared in a way that made him groan. Devlin propelled them closer to the shore, until his feet touched bottom.
Before he could make his move, her legs locked around his hips and her fingers caressed up his shoulder and neck to delve into his hair. She grazed her lips over his. Afraid to take things too far, he slid his hands up her back, pressing her full breasts against his chest.
Needing more of her taste, he deepened their kiss. Devlin felt more alive than he could remember. A dream, just a blasted dream, his brain chimed in. The knowledge didn’t stop him from sweeping his tongue into her mouth when she opened to him.
Her body undulated in tune with his, and her heated core slid against his hardened length. The urge to bury himself in her was too much.
Pulling back, he panted, “Your name? Need your name, Precious.”
“Precious?” She licked her lips as she stared back at him with something like awe in her big blue eyes.
He tipped his forehead to hers and breathed in her wild but seductive scent. “You’ve set me free of my old life. You’ve given me something to look forward to.” He didn’t know where the words came from, but he didn’t dare take them back. They felt right.
“Jamie Abrams. You better come to me.” There was a command hidden in her sweet sassy voice, one he truly wanted to obey. “I’ll be waiting.”
He nodded, rolling her name through his head like a fine wine over his tongue.

 Vintage portrait of a passionate couple


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Brandy L Rivers is the author of the Others of Edenton Series. There are more Others of Edenton in the works. She is also working on the first couple books in the Others of Seattle series. As an avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. She has a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out there eventually. She lives in Western Washington with her husband and three kids, where she is already working on the future stories in the series.



*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Can you give a book 6 stars? Just know that I would if I could!
Brandy L. Rivers is one of my favorites, and she has a HIT with Breaking Free!!
Devlin is so hurt by his past, and he only knows how to run and the running takes him straight to Jamie, and then they BOTH find something worth fighting for!
Rivers has a way of drawing such complex emotions out of the characters she writes and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they are all entwined together from book to book and you get to see little snippets of the characters from the past additions. 
I am super happy to see Jamie getting some happiness in her life, and I am beyond blown away by how fast Dev grows on you!
You can read the books as stand alones, but why would you??
Go start this series TODAY, RIGHT NOW!


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I love to read, and I love to write. Lately I’ve been doing more beta reading than reading reading, but it’s still reading and I love the authors I beta for. Not to mention the fact that I am crazy busy writing my brains out.

What do you do when you are not writing?
Read, walk the puppy, play with the kids, hang out with friends, watch a movie with hubby.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I’ve been writing forever. I won a young author award in first grade for a story I wrote about my dog. The first real book I finished writing will likely never be fixed enough to publish. I’m not sure I could even if I wanted to.

Do you ever experience writer's block?
Not really.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
Haha, maybe Devlin learning to fight, courtesy of Preston. Preston is my favorite cocky mage. He’s a good guy but can come off like an ass. He usually means well.

How did you come up with the title 'Breaking Free'?
It just came to me. This story is more Devlin’s story, and he needed to break free of his past and everything holding him back. With Jamie’s help he manages to do that.

Do you base your characters on people you know?
No, that would be sort of weird. I have people ask to be in the books, but I haven’t figured out a way to do it yet. With the exception of a blogger who wanted to die in a book ;)

Did you tell her?
I warned her how she was going to die before hand. She was cool with it.

 What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? 
I don’t consider criticism tough. Here’s the thing, we all have our own opinions and there is always room for improvement. I’m open to listening to reader feedback whether good or bad. There are times when beta’s have pointed something out in an early version that helped me make the story stronger when I went back and reworked it. There are other things that people would like me to change, and well, that wouldn’t be true to the story, so I have to respectfully decline to use that feedback.

What has been the best compliment?
As for best compliment? I love it when people tell me they stayed up all night because they couldn’t put my book down. I do feel bad about it, especially if they were late to work, but it’s still awesome.

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
I love to hear from my readers. You can send messages to my facebook, tweet me, comment or contact me on my website, or my favorite, leave a review. Believe it or not, I like to know what you thought about my books.

This or That

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Day or Night?
Rain or Snow?
Mac or PC?
Coffee or Tea?
Dogs or Cats?
Both, though currently we have a dog. I’ve had both in the past.
Morning Person or Night Owl?
Both, really, I don’t sleep much.

Portrait Of Young Beautiful Woman In Luxury Fur Coat


2 Paperback Copies of Breaking Free & Swag (1 International & 1 US)
2 $10 Gift Cards & Swag (International)
5 ebook copies of Breaking Free & Swag (International) 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Breaking Free - Full Cover



New Beginnings (Prequel)

New Beginnings Prequel

In Too Deep (Book 1)

In Too Deep - Book 1

Shadows Fall (Novellette)

Shadows Fall - Novella

Shadows of the Past (Book 2)

Shadows of the Past - Book 2

Falling Into Place (Book 3)

Falling Into Place - Book 3

All Our Love

(Brandy Has A Novella In This Collection)

All Our Love - Novella
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Unknown said...

Thanks so much for being part of the tour loved the review & interview. :)

Unknown said...

I'm just now reading this. Sorry I was out of town.Thank you so much for reading and loving the book. You made my night.

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