Friday, October 31, 2014

Blog Tour: The Reflection Series by Gia Riley

Series Title: The Reflection series
Including: Between the Pain, After the Pain
Author: Gia Riley
Released: June 2014 & Sept 2014
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Graduating from nursing school and finding herself thrown into the real world, twenty-two year old Hallie Dawson is determined to prove herself on the job. A chance encounter on the first day has charming Ryan Andrews showing up everywhere she goes. With only a string of random hook-ups and one failed relationship in her past, Hallie isn’t used to being pursued. For the first time, two men desire her. Will she choose the right one – or does fate hold all the cards? 
Between the Pain is a Contemporary Romance novella about finding love - and being brave enough to follow your heart. Will Hallie end up in the arms of her true love or are the moments in between her pain forming the real story.
Timing is everything. 
A fraction of a second, one altered course, one note -- change her life forever.

Between the Pain Excerpt

The song ends and we’re left in the middle of the dance floor staring at each other. Neither of us makes a move to say anything else. Why can’t I just say yes like any other normal girl would? 
One of the bartenders is on the small stage announcing a drink special and something about a band starting in fifteen minutes. I’m too busy looking into Ryan’s eyes to really care about either of those two things right now. Before I have a chance to get my words of acceptance out, Ryan decides to end the moment. 
“Think about it, about what I said. It’s just a date and I don’t care if we do it like everyone else or not. Well I care how we do it but that isn’t important right now.” The heat in his gaze makes me take a step back, not because I’m not feeling it, but because I am feeling it. I’ve never had a reaction quite like this one before. I’m quickly figuring out Ryan isn’t like most guys and I think he’s just the adventure I need to help break out of my shell.


Does everything really happen for a reason? 
Hallie Dawson is battling with a broken heart yet determined to give love a second chance. Once again, time isn’t in her favor. Her moments After the Pain are filled with promises of a better future and personal secrets. With mysterious notes continuously haunting her and a secret friendship with a fellow musician, Hallie is struggling to stay true to her heart. 
Tall, dark and handsome, Sean Thomas, is tired of being second best. This time, the good guy refuses to finish last. If he wants to get the girl, he’s going to have to confront the one person who broke his heart. His past is on a collision course with his future – will he be able to hang onto his connection with Hallie? 
After the Pain is a Contemporary Romance novel about restoring faith in the beauty of love. Can Sean put the pieces of Hallie’s heart back together? Will love conquer all, or will jealousy and secrets tear them apart?

4 Painless Star Review After the Pain by Natasha Gentile

Does everything really happen for a reason?

Everyone always asks themselves the exact question. Almost daily, or the question also is did I make the right decision?

When we first met Hallie Dawson in Between the Pain, we went on her journey of finding and losing love.  This book is the after.  I was interested to see how she would continue her life after losing the love of her life and battling with a broken heart.

I’ve also become addicted to performing ever since I realized I could express my grief and anger by simply chaining a few notes together to create a brief moment of bliss.  Writing my own lyrics is both therapeutic and calming.  When I feel stressed, I pick up my pen and paper, and let my music do the talking.  Before Lon, I come up with a melody to chase away my depressing emotions, replacing them with a purpose.

Haillie is now determined to give love a second chance. Enter Sean Thomas.  We met him also in the last book, as the one who wanted the girl, but took a back seat, just to make sure she was happy.  Already I love him.

Tall, dark and handsome, Sean Thomas, is tired of being second best. This time, the good guy refuses to finish last. If he wants to get the girl, he’s going to have to confront the one person who broke his heart.

So he puts all his eggs into his basket and goes all out.  You know the saying that patience is a virtue.  Well he deserves a freaking medal!

“Sean like I’ve said, you’ve been my best friend for months and months, but I want to make it official.  Will you please do me the honor of letting me call you my boyfriend?  Will yu be with me and only me, from now on?  I want to go to bed with you at night and wake up with you in the morning.  When I have a bad day, I want you to be the one to hold me.  When you’re  grumpy, I promise to make you smile.”

And just like that he has everything that he has always wanted, except you should know that it’s just been to easy.  For love like that, you have to fight, you have to go through hurdles, you have to make sure all your secrets are out there, cause if not.  They are going to bite you in the behind and leave you alone, with a sore ass.

So you go up and down and when you finally realize that he’s the one for you, will it be after the pain of heartache?

After the Pain Excerpt

“Wow, babe,” Sean says when he gets out of the shower. I should thank him for the compliment but I’m enjoying my own view right now. His towel is slung around his hips, taunting me. I want nothing more than to yank on the small corner holding it in place. I keep my eyes locked on his and can physically see the second he realizes my intentions. 
“Hallie, what are you doing?”
“Exploring.” When I reach him, my hands untuck the corner of the towel, sending it falling to the floor. My hands start at his broad shoulders making sure to touch every single velvety inch of skin in front of me. I place my lips on his chest, sucking up the water droplets left behind. “Shit, baby. Your mouth feels incredible.”

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- I have a degree in Behavioral Science.
- I’m a huge college football fan.
- I don’t write in order.
- Secretly, I’d love to be country singer and live in Nashville. I guess it’s not a secret anymore.
- I’ve been to eleven countries but never ventured out of North America.
- I’d rather pick truth than dare.
- My first concert was Boyz II Men.
- I’m a germaphone.
- I’d like to spend the day with Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig.
- I’ve never owned an iphone. I’m a Samsung Galaxy girl.
I'm a lover of all things romance and a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Currently residing in the small but mighty state of Delaware, I take pride in creating characters who are real, personable, and entertaining. 
When I'm not busy working on my next book, I can be found roaming the isles of Kirkland's or up to my elbows in Play-doh.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

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