Monday, February 6, 2017

Release Blitz ~ War Poppy by Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell writing as Nicole Lynne

Title: War Poppy
Series: War #1
Author: Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
writing as Nicole Lynne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2017



Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we're left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.


War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you're only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain...a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I've lost—what we've lost. In the midst of destruction, she's a salvation I don't deserve.

I shouldn't love him.

I shouldn't love her.

Love is a war we never should have fought.

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Book 2, War Hope is releasing May 2, 2017


 "This isn't goodbye, only see you later."
I read those words twice in those words twice in this book.
The first time they were sad, yet left you with a bit of hope.

The second they were gut wrenching....

This book could have gone in so many directions, the authors chose a darker route. They showed the ups and downs of Brandon's PTSD and Poppy's struggles to know what the right thing to do for him and herself were.
In the end it wasn't ever really up to her. She did what she knew to do, she tried with everything she was to help, to be there for him and try to understand what he was going through and to love him through it.
In the end she wasn't the problem.
She wasn't the solution either.
Brandon's own mind was the problem and his ability or inability to deal with what was going on inside his head.

The struggle for these two characters was beyond heart breaking. The back and forth, ups and downs. The hope that things could be like they used to be one moment only to be stomped on the next.
I truly don't believe I have words to express just how emotional, raw and breathtaking this book is. It's been awhile since I was completely gutted when reading a book, emotionally drained and left with puffy eyes but this one did all that. I went to bed with swollen eyes last night hoping I could put those feelings into words this morning that would fully express the journey this book took me on. I'm certain this review doesn't begin to cover it, reading the book yourself is truly the only way to grasp the feelings this book gives the reader. It's an emotional roller coaster, but there aren't just a few ups and downs, their entire lives are constant ups and downs, day to day ups and downs and in the end they both make life changing decisions.

5 gut wrenching, heart breaking and hope giving stars.

Stevie J. Cole

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her husband and two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel.

Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.

P.S. Stevie's greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!

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LP Lovell

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.

She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

She's a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.

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