Thursday, August 9, 2018

Blog Tour: As Dust Dances by Samantha Young





About AS DUST DANCES:

Once upon a time Skylar Finch was the lead singer of a hugely successful American pop-rock band. But fame made her miserable. When years of living a lie suddenly ended in tragedy, Skylar fell off the map.

Eighteen months later she’s sleeping in a tent in a cemetery in Glasgow, making just enough money to eat by busking on the streets. She manages to avoid recognition, but not the attention of one of Glasgow’s ambitious A&R executives.

Killian O’Dea works at Skyscraper Records, Scotland’s most successful record label. Raised by his uncle and owner of the label, Killian’s upbringing would have been devoid of affection entirely if it wasn’t for his loving sister. Killian is unflinchingly determined to bring the label more success than ever, and the young homeless woman who busks on Buchanan Street is going to help him do that. Her music speaks to him in a way he refuses to over-analyze. All he knows is that if it can touch his dark soul, it’ll set everyone else’s alight.

Skylar makes it clear that she doesn’t want to sign with him. But when she experiences the dangerous reality of a woman sleeping rough, Skylar has no one else but Killian to turn to. An undeniable connection forms between them. But Skylar doesn’t want the career Killian is trying to forge for her, and when her past comes back to haunt her Killian will be faced with a decision that could ruin him. He must either free Skylar from his selfish machinations and destroy everything he’s ever worked for, or lose a woman who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible…





4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Skylar Finch is homeless. She spends her days busking in Glasgow. She hopes the generosity of strangers will buy the things she needs to survive another day.

I was busking so I could buy a meal for the night. And if it was a particularly good day, money to get into the swimming center so I could use one of their showers and a hair dryer.

She travels alone, with the occasional company of a heroin addict, Ham and his girlfriend Mandy. They urge her to join them, or at least hang with other homeless women. The streets are mean and she is alone. But she chooses her own company.

She sees him when she sings. He's checked her out before but now he approaches. He wants to talk to her, he tells her that he knows she can sing. She can't take the chance that he may see through her and she flees. But this won't be the last time he tries to get her to talk to him.

After turning down his offers to talk, she at least has his contact number.  The cemetery has always provided a safe place to sleep, but two thugs put an end to all that. Hurt, violated and broke she has no choice but to call him- Killian O'Dea. Turns out he knows who she is, and what all she left behind. He wants her to take back her life. A life that shatter her to the point that she left it behind, choosing to live on the streets rather than the life of a rich, famous musician.

Killian is no stranger to grief himself. They have more in common then they think.

"The helicopter crashed. It was the last time we saw them."

But Killian is a suit, a corporate rep. Can she trust him?

He had no intention of protecting me from this. Of putting me first. 

As Dust Dances tells the story of a young woman, whose life was so shattered that she couldn't put it back together. So she left it all behind. Killian is a man determined to prove to his uncle that he is worthy of running the music label, but at what price?

Can Skylar find her way back?

I wanted to be stronger.
I wanted to be braver.
And most of all, I wanted to own myself again. 
I was done doing it their way. 

There are more than a few times when I felt this girl's grief straight to my soul. Her emotions run so deep and she is so low at moments in her life.

"Because I promised someone that the next time I committed to love that the man I chose would be a man who loved me enough to put my happiness before his own."

This girl...finding her own strength...kills me.

"I'll never love anyone the way I love you."


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Samantha Young’s AS DUST DANCES – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
August 8th
A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt
Catty Jane Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
iScream Books Blog – Review & Excerpt
Livelyreads – Review & Excerpt
Shelf_Life – Review
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
August 9th
Avid Reads – Review
BJ's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Daffodilsbooks – Review & Excerpt
K&M Sultry Reads – Review & Excerpt
Little Red Reading Hood – Review & Excerpt
Naturally Nerdy Books – Review & Excerpt
Simply Crystal – Review & Excerpt
Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt
White Hot Reads – Review & Excerpt
August 10th
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Garden of REden – Review
Novel Addiction – Review
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
The Review Loft – Review
August 11th
A Fortress of Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Excerpt
Greyland Reviews – Review & Excerpt
My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
SJ's Book Blog – Excerpt
The Bookish Sisters – Review & Excerpt
The Escapist Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
We stole your book boyfriend – Review & Excerpt
August 12th
Bookishly Yours – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Ginreads – Review
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
Mustreadbooksordie – Review
Roxy's Reviews – Review
The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt
Words are Life – Excerpt
August 13th
4TLOReading – Review
Buttercup's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Kindle Friends Forever – Review & Excerpt
Literati Literature Lovers – Review & Excerpt
Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt
Two Books in a Shelf – Review & Excerpt
August 14th
BibliotekaMoniko – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic –Review & Excerpt
Marta Likes to Read – Review & Excerpt
Onceupon_a_bookdream – Review & Excerpt
The Curvy Savante – Review
TSK TSK What to Read – Review & Excerpt
August 15th
Ali’s Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt
Between The Lines – Review & Excerpt
Book Flame – Excerpt
Margie's Must Reads – Review & Excerpt
Novel Grounds – Review
Relentless Romance – Review & Excerpt
Total Book Geek – Review & Excerpt
August 16th
Always Falling for Book Guys – Review & Excerpt
Badass Bloggettes – Review & Excerpt
Bookaholic Confessions – Review & Excerpt
Dirty Girl Romance – Review & Excerpt
Read. Eat. Love. – Review & Excerpt
Romance Schmomance – Review & Excerpt
Stuck In Books – Excerpt
August 17th
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Books 4 Girls – Review & Excerpt
GataLeitora – Review & Excerpt
Librarian Laura Great Reads – Review & Excerpt
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
Reading and funny – Review
Smokin' Hot Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
True Story Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Wrapped Up In Reading – Review & Excerpt



About Samantha Young:

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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