Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Release Blitz - Enigma by Danielle Bannister

Title: Enigma Author: Danielle Bannister Genre: Romantic Suspense NA Release Date: May 25, 2016

I’m the girl no one sees. The bum on the street corner you avert your eyes from. The child no one loved. The lost soul no one sees fit to save. A person could go crazy being that alone, but not me. I dug myself out of hell and carried the flames with me. Therapists would call me a pyromaniac if they ever found out my secret. I will always remain an enigma; the puzzle piece that just won’t fit. Since I’m 18, I’ve decided to take charge of my life. Start over. Get a job…then disappear into the populace on my own terms. That was the plan. Until I ended up in Mullen, Nebraska and met Kyle King. He showed me a quiet peaceful life on a farm that was built with love and warmth. The kind of warmth even my precious fire couldn’t provide. Instead of dismissing me like the rest of the world, he chose to look right at me. Maybe the world wasn’t so cruel. Or maybe my downward spiral was just beginning.


"...unique, dark, addictive read." ~Two Book Pushers
"...the story is amazing.  It's gut wrenching and different..." ~RCA
"...a beautiful story interspersed with some dark themes." ~Andrea

3.5 STARS! This was a very interesting read that has some pretty emotional and dark situations but I wouldn't say overall it was a true dark read at least IMO. You have Sarah who had a meth head mom who used her to pay for her drug addiction which resulted in Sarah growing up being used and abused and on top of that Sarah is a pyromaniac who uses fire as a way to calm her down and live with the cards that life has dealt her. Sarah is also a runaway who uses her body as her only form of currency when certain situations arise. Then you have Kyle who is a true country boy and gentleman whose father picks up Sarah at a truck stop and brings her to their farm to help out over the summer. Meeting Kyle and being on the farm brings up memories, emotions and hope that Sarah usually avoids at all cost and is eventually her downfall and rock bottom especially when she meets Brad, Kyle's sick and twisted cop brother that uses Sarah's past against her and blackmails her for his sick pleasure. Bad things happen, lies are told and Sarah takes the fall. This is a story of being able to come to terms with your past and learning to love yourself and trust in the love when no one has ever loved you or been kind to you. A few typos here and there which were a bummer but overall decent read with interesting characters and plot. I'll definitely read more books by this author.          

Danielle Bannister lives with her two children in Midcoast Maine. She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters degree in Literary Education from the University of Orono. She has written the dark new adult thriller, ENIGMA, The Twin Flame Trilogy: PULLED, PULLED BACK, and PULLED BACK AGAIN, as well as the Snarky Romantic Comedy: THE ABC'S OF DEE. She has a collection of short stories called: SHORT SHORTS. In addition, her work can also be found in the following anthologies: 2012 Goose River Anthology, 2012 Writeous Anthology, 2013 Maine Writes: Maine National Writing Project Anthology; and, 2013 The Stroke of Midnight: A Supernatural New Year's Anthology.

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