Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Release Tour/Review - Shattered Souls by Alison Mello

Title: Shattered Souls
Series: To Love and Serve #1
Author: Alison Mello
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2017 

I left home a proud, strong woman, determined and eager to support my country. But I came back a completely different person. 

I’m wounded, scarred, and nothing more than an empty shell. I’ve lost my ability to open up to those closest to me. Why? Because no one understands. No one knows the hell I’ve been through.
Every time I close my eyes the nightmares are there, waiting, lurking in the shadows, ready to torment me further. My only escape is the sting of alcohol, the burn that numbs my pain. Everyone sees it as a weakness, calls it a coping mechanism. I call it survival.
I’m a lost cause…until I meet him—a Boston cop with demons of his own, who knows what it’s like to be haunted by his past. He understands my pain, knows all about the nightmares, and makes me feel less…alone.
But we are both broken, tainted by our pasts. How can we heal each other when we’re both shattered souls?

Amazon 5 Star Review - “Grab the tissues first, because this book is guaranteed to shatter your heart and soul” Amazon 5 Star Review - “If you can get through this book without ugly crying, something is seriously wrong with you.” Amazon 5 Star Review - “Heart Achingly Beautiful Romance”

Alison has been writing for over a year now. Her debut book Finding Love (October 2015) was published by Siren Publishing. Her following books Needing Your Love (November 2015), Found My Love (December 2015), and Fighting for Love (January 2016) were also published with Siren to finish the Learning to Love series.

Her desire to see her books on shelves led to her next work Chasing Dreams (April 2015), now Club Thrive 1: Compulsion. She submitted it for publication with Limitless Publishing and was thrilled that it was quickly accepted. Excited to reach that goal, she moved on to the next series she had in mind and wrote Saved By a Soldier (June 2016), My Broken Soldier (July 2016), Forever My Soldier (August 2016), and A Soldier for Bella (September 2016). She continued writing adding the Once Broken series and she's added to the Club Thrive series. 
Alison enjoyed reading as a child and found her passion for it again in 2011 when E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey was released. Her love of reading was re-ignited and she continued reading other books in the same genre. In the summer of 2015, she decided to give writing a try and two weeks later Finding Love was born. As soon as she finished the first book, she began writing the second book in the series. Her third book was finished by the time Finding Love had been accepted for publication. Alison discovered she has a passion for writing and has spent the last year meeting new readers and sharing the love she has for writing. 
Married to her own real life hero, Alison lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts where she was born and raised. She loves having her own personal inspiration right at home and when she’s not writing she enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and football with her son.


Reviewed by Sue

5 Sexy Heels

I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Shattered Souls by Alison Mello is the first book in her To Love and Serve series. It is my first book by Alison but I can guaranty you it will not be my last.

Can people who have suffered tragedy really find a way to mend their shattered souls and can two people with such tragedy heal each other? This book takes you on a journey through different tragic experiences but the same PTSD end result. Keegan is a Boston cop who puts everything he has into making sure that others, namely children, don't ever have to go through what he has gone through. Although he seems whole, there are still some things from his past that he is having a difficult time getting past and it makes him both endearing, loving, tough but also at times reckless.

Lexi is a combat wounded Army veteran who is having a difficult time dealing with what she has seen and suffered through. She tries to drown her memories in alcohol but with Keegan's help, she learns to finally find a healthier way to let go. Not everything is smooth sailing for these two and things will happen that will either break them apart or cement them together.
I truly beautiful, heartwarming, difficult story to read with enough steam to satisfy! 

Reviewed By Annie

5 Sexy Heels

 This was my first Alison Mello book and it most certainly won't be my last. This book is a heartbreakingly beautiful story of of hope and healing and should not be missed.

Can two shattered souls heal each that even possible? This book will have you questioning that very thing from the very beginning of the book. From the moment Lexi meets Keegan they have a connection. The demons these two live with are so heart wrenching and I found myself crying for both of them through out this book. Check out this book and find out how these two find mange to find healing in each other and all the things that happen along the way that help not just Lexi, but Keegan also.

I can't recommend this book enough and it was refreshing to get to see a woman in the military's prospective.

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