Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blog Tour: Guest post & Review of The Deepest Night by Kara Braden

Today we are excited to welcome Kara Braden.  She joins u with a guest post  about off season reading as she promotes her latest book, The Deepest Night.  Enjoy it after my thoughts on the book!

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date of publication: December 2014

When everything you love is on the line…
The Isles of Scilly off the coast of England are remote, windswept and wild. They’re the perfect place for Ray Powell to recuperate after the toughest Afghanistan mission the military contractor has ever run. Except instead of the peace and quiet he so desperately needs, he’s faced with a beautiful American woman who instantly challenges his iron control.

It’s best to proceed with caution…
Seeking her own safe haven, Michelle Cole is intrigued and flustered by the intensely compelling and irresistible man.

As their cautious friendship slowly builds into simmering attraction, their hearts and souls are about to be broken open...if they’ll allow it.

My thoughts:

The Deepest Night is the sequel to The Longest Night.  You can read my review here.  I really enjoyed this visit to the Isles of Scilly with Ray and Michelle.  The description of the island make me want to travel. I would especially love to see the view of the night sky from the island.  It sounds breathtaking!  

This is a wonderful romance between two people who just click from the start.  Michelle has come to the island to look over a potential business for her friend.  She is also there to figure out what to do after losing everything when her business was destroyed in a hurricane.  Ray has been coming to the island all his life and sees it as a place to heal his soul, especially after a harsh mission with his security company.  I won't give too much away, but I loved watching these two fall for each other.  Even though it was kind of a whirlwind romance, I felt like the two of them made sense.

Even though this is a sequel, it can be read as a stand alone book.  But if you missed The Longest Night, I recommend you give that one a shot as well.  I really hope that Preston gets his story.  I am intrigued after reading about this loss and how he and Ray became friends!

Off-Season Reading

This winter, we’ve already had one nationwide cold snap, or so I’ve been told. Here in Arizona, I’ve only had to put on a jacket once, and that was to drive up north to the mountains. But for the rest of you, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, this is the season for fireplaces, thick socks, warm blankets, and hot drinks. It’s the time when bookstores are full of seasonal readings about families at Christmas and finding love in the snow.

And it’s time for the release of my second book, THE DEEPEST NIGHT, which takes place on the sunny Isles of Scilly, in July.

The Isles of Scilly are twenty-eight miles off the coast of Cornwall, England, in the middle of an ocean current that brings mild weather year-round. The islands are the first stop for rare migratory birds, with dolphins and seals in the local waters. Scilly’s biggest agricultural export is flowers, and with a late frost and little chance of snow, the islands are full of fields in bloom almost year-round. They’re also rich in history, with archaeological sites dating back to the Stone Age and a museum of figureheads from shipwrecks lost in the surrounding waters.

It’s the perfect place for two strangers to meet and fall in love.

But is it odd to read about two characters enjoying a hot summer while snow falls outside your window? For me, it’s the perfect escape. I set my first book, THE LONGEST NIGHT, in the snowy Canadian wilderness as a remedy for living in Arizona. While my air conditioner struggled to hold the heat at bay, I immersed myself in a world of deep green forests and snow.

Fast-forward six months, to the cold winter outside and a hot book in your hands. What better way to stay warm than to let your imagination fall in love in the exotic summer heat of the Isles of Scilly?

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About the author:

Kara Braden makes her debut in modern romance with a story of love in isolation. She believes that engaging, romantic fantasy can be found everywhere in the world, even in the most unlikely places. With the support of her wonderful husband, cats, and dogs, she writes from her home office outside Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends her time hiding from the sunlight and heat.

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