Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Shattered Promises, by Jessica Sorensen

Happy Release Day to Jessica Sorensen! Shattered Promises is finally here!!
For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.

Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.

Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.

Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.

As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
(A re-imagining of The Fallen Star told as a New Adult Paranormal)
Available on B&N! (Amazon Links Coming Soon!)

Fallen Star was the very first book that I read by Jessica Sorensen.  From the moment I put that book down, until I finished the series, that book has lived in the back of my mind.  So when I heard that she was re-doing the series in New Adult fashion, I was excited! I couldn’t wait to see how she would make it happen.
She NAILED it.  Let me just say that. The heat between Gemma and Alex was indescribable.  It felt as if these characters were meant to be this age, not the original high school age.  The chemistry that existed in the first book was amplified by a million little sexy gnomes.  Yes, I said gnomes. They’re on the brain today.
The other characters were even better than before as well! It was as if this world was finally complete.  I have to say that this author sure knows how to bring the heat, but she also kept the story true to the original.  That’s a hard thing to do, especially when you’re moving from Young Adult to something steamier.  Well done! I can’t wait to read the second book!

About the Author:
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives with her husband and three kids in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.