Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blog Tour: Shaken Series by Julie Bailes


                                      Mature Audience Only 

**Book 1 in the Shaken Series** 

If someone asked me to describe myself using only one word, I’d tell them damaged. I’m completely broken, irreparable. On the outside, I appear beautiful and bright, but on the inside, my soul is black and empty. I haven’t always been this fragile, scared, and heartbroken woman. Nope. I had the life my peers envied; happily married parents, captain of the volleyball team, and a dangerously sexy and loving boyfriend. Then, faster than I could blink, my life went to hell in a gasoline-soaked hand basket. 

Cancer struck. The sting of death pierced my heart, and my so-called ‘loving’ boyfriend left me. Wyatt shattered my heart into a million pieces when he left, but little did he know, it wasn’t just me he walked away from. Four years later, Blake changes everything. Unlike Wyatt, Blake treasures my heart. Blake claims I’m beautifully broken, and that he can fix me, but I know differently. 

How can you put something together without all its pieces? You can’t. When Wyatt left, he took most of my heart away with him. You see, hearts are like broken glass; you can put it back together again, but it will never be the same. While I’m undeserving of Blake’s love, he deserves every bit of mine. My biggest fear is that I’ll crush his heart, just as Wyatt did mine.


J. Bailes completely sucked me in to my two worst nightmares - love triangle and cliffhanger! And yet I couldn't have loved these books any more!  I willingly admit that I'm a Happy Ever After type of girl and want that HEA ending immediately! However, her writing just pulls you in so quick and so deep that, for the first time ever, I didn't want the ending because I don't want to choose yet!!  Even if you aren't typically into cliffs and triangles, I am telling you, this one is sooo worth it!  

Poor Allie, I have no idea what I would do in her shoes.  Blake healed her heart, taught her to love again, and is all around perfection - sexy, caring, completely devoted to her.   Wyatt, the one who shattered her heart,  comes back into her life.  And you cannot help but love him immediately.  She is all he wants, has ever wanted and will ever want.  Everything Allie though she knew is turned upside down.  And you are there right there beside her on this roller coaster ride! Blake or Wyatt?  Blake or Wyatt??  There is no way I can choose!!

What a heart wrenching, gripping, emotionally conflicting, beautiful love story.  I cannot wait to see where it goes next and am now a lifelong fan of J. Bailes. 

= 5 Kisses




**READ after Shattered and Shaken (book 1), and prior to Shattered & Mended (book 2)** 
Mature audience only 

Walking away from her was the hardest decision I ever made. Leaving her without an explanation broke us both. Our hearts have been left shattered. I could make excuses. I could lay the blame on others, but still I made the decision. I had to. It was the only way to protect the both of them. 

After all of Allie’s loss, my thought was only on her and her happiness. On her love and need for her big brother. I was replaceable, Kyle wasn’t. I wouldn’t allow him to crush her heart with his death. I knew I had follow him. I would throw myself on top of bombs, in front of bullets, whatever it took to get him home to her, alive. There are two sides to every story, and you’ve only heard one. Don’t be so quick to judge; I hate myself for what I’ve done. But all that I did, it was all for Allie. 

**READ Shattered & Shaken and All for Allie prior to Shattered & Mended, as this is the last in the series** 

Mature Audience 
My mind was made up and my decision had been made, but fate felt the need to rear her ugly head and demand control. 
Fate is guaranteed, not to be reckoned with, and she won’t be defeated. You see, she’s the author to our stories that have already been written; there’s no editing them. Try as you might, but all you’ll do is piss her off. 
When you fuck with fate’s masterpiece, tragedy strikes, death occurs, and hearts get shattered. I’ve never been one to follow the rules. So instead, I stood with arms wide open and I challenged her. I knew the possibilities of her kicking my ass were high, but I refused to back down. I invited all the heat she packed, and quickly learned my lesson… 
You don’t fuck with her. 



I just knew it  -  I just knew that Ms Bailes was going to completely rip my heart out before putting it back together!  OMG - I love/hate her right now!

I have been so torn in two since Shattered and Shaken and All for Allie and have been anxiously anticipating the conclusion.  I have been Team Wyatt all the way, but really wanted a happy ever after for everyone, but really how can that happen in a love triangle? (which is why I typically stay away from them as my heart can't take the stress!!)

This book was sooo well written.  You do not know how it would end until the end.  I was so torn -   one minute Allie had to end up with Blake, the next I just knew that Wyatt is her soul mate and the only one for her.  It was killing me, in the very best way!  

With tears running down my face through most of the book, I was captivated by every twist and turn in the story.  I felt for Blake, Allie and Wyatt. I cried with them, laughed with them, wanted to scream at them and loved each of them for various reasons.  Sooo emotional, so real and just an unbelievably amazing ending to Allie's story!   - Tynna 

 = 5 Kisses


Born and raised in Nashville, TN, wife of one, mother of three, and chocolate fanatic! Author of Shattered and Shaken, due to release mid September. I attend nursing school full time, but in my spare time I love spending time with my family watching movies, eating junk food, and every once in a while a girls night out on the town. I enjoy reading, even though I haven’t read much since I’ve began my journey as author. I live by the motto “Live life as if you’re dying, Laugh until your stomach hurts, Love until your heart stops beating, and never judge.” Simple rules to follow. We never know what someone else is going through or what they have been through. Life is too short to be angry, unforgiving, or depressed. Each day is a gift from God that can be taken at any given moment- embrace the gift of life….

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