Saturday, September 17, 2016

Release Blitz & Reviews by Jackie & Marina: Tracing Holland by Alyson Santos


TITLE: Tracing Holland

AUTHOR: Alyson Santos

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: Sept 12th, 2016

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Tracing Holland continues the story of Luke Craven, Callie Roland, and Casey Barrett from Night Shifts Black. It is strongly recommended that readers begin with Night Shifts Black to truly appreciate the growth and interaction of these characters in Tracing Holland.
Second chances are hard enough when you deserve them. Then there are the ones you don’t.
Callie asked if I was ready. And that’s the question, isn’t it? Ready for what? The spotlight? The music? Or ready for life. Ready to face the reality that what was is going to attack the very fabric of who I am now. No one knows I’m a different person. Well, no one except the two most important people in my life, which is why there’s a remote chance I might actually pull off the comeback I never saw coming.
Then again, that was before Holland Drake crashed into my life. I didn’t ask for her. Heaven knows she didn’t ask for me. But sometimes it’s not about what makes sense; it’s about accepting that not everything will. It’s learning you have a choice when it feels like you don’t. It’s believing even the worst past can still have a future.
And sometimes it’s none of that. Sometimes it’s survival. A blind fight through the pain as you cling to any shred of hope you can find. And it’s in those moments, those desperate pleas into the darkness for a flicker of light, when you have no choice but to confront the blessing that often feels like a curse.
You’re still alive. You’re still significant. You’re once again Luke Craven, frontman for Night Shifts Black.
His name is Luke. But nobody knows that. He was an iconic musician before he gave up music. But nobody knows that either. They also don’t know he’s twenty-seven, that he used to have an infectious laugh, and that he’s way too young to be widowed. They certainly don’t know the rest of his tragic story. All they know is that he comes into their café at the same time every morning and stares at the same chair at the same table. They know he’s strange. They know he interrupts their breakfast with a cold blast of air as he hovers in the doorway, mustering the courage to confront a piece of furniture.
No one asks why. No one cares. He’s fine with that. He’s done with life. This isn’t even his story anymore. It’s actually Callie’s, the young writer who sat in his chair one day.

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Greetings from the Inside is a song written and produced exclusively based from the story of Night Shifts Black.
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Greetings from the Inside (feat. Night Shifts Black) is also available for purchase on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.

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I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. I’m an alternative music junkie. Seriously, totally addicted.
I write what needs to come out, whether it’s pain, tears, or laughter. I write people and relationships, about the beauty and horror of what we do to ourselves and each other. I write Love. Vengeance. Compassion. Cruelty. Trust. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Darkness, and the incredible way humans destroy and heal each other. I like to eradicate barriers, refusing to be confined by the laws of physics or limitations of reality. I will befriend a vast population of possibilities and introduce them in ways that might surprise you.  








This book blew me away, it was amazing.

I wasn't sure how this book would go after all Night Shifts Black is a hard book to follow but Alyson Santos not only followed she bettered and I didn't think that would be possible. I was so looking forward to this book, I wanted more Luke and I got just what I wanted. Once again my emotions were all over the place, I was drawn in from page one, I was happy, I was sad and at times I wanted to bang Luke and Holland's heads together. Luke and Holland are perfect for each other, the banter between them had me smiling like a Cheshire cat. I wanted to get inside Luke's head and that is exactly  what we got in this book.
I loved this book, I loved catching up with the band on tour and I loved seeing Luke face his past and  excepting that he is worthy of his feelings for Holland. I'm a sucker for second chance love stories but this book has so much more than just a love story.

I was very excited to read Luke's story. I was a little concerned the darkness that exists inside him would be hard to read about, but that could not be further from the truth.
At certain parts I just wished I could give him a big hug for what he goes through.
Luke, although a popular rock star, is indeed in his head a lot, he's troubled, he struggles, he has moments where he just can't.
Dark times that consume him.
When Holland makes an effort to connect with him, I felt she was a breath of fresh air in his darkness. It was really nice to see how Holland helps him. She is a beautiful genuine woman and I just loved her family too.
This book is about the darkness of depression and it shows how certain people cope.
You get a sense of calm with Holland around and I loved hearing how Callie and Casey are doing!
A great story that will tug at your heart.

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