Monday, June 16, 2014

Blog Tour for 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.


Review by Gia:
Wow, this book is amazing. This story is written so well that you can feel the emotions of the characters. Allie Anderson is a strong character who has been through a ton of stuff. She has lost her brother and the love of her life (Wyatt) let without a word. With Blake she is finally able to live again. Blake and Allie seem great together, then Wyatt show up again. In Shatter and Shaken we get a little bit a background on Wyatt. Wyatt is Allie's brother's best friend.
Shattered and Shaken is book one in the Shaken Series. So yes it ends with a cliffhanger. It's a crazy a cliffhanger. I felt like the last 10% of the book was gut wrecking. The ending leaves you wanting more immediately.
It's a great read. It has me rooting for all the characters to get some sort of happiness. This is a must read. It's a little bit of an emotional roller but it's worth the ride.

5 Amzeballs Stars!!

**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. 

Review by Gia:
All for Allie is a short story. It's book 1.5 in the Shaken series. It is recommended that you read book 1 Shattered and Shaken first. In Shattered and Shaken we got Allie's POV. In All for Allie for get Wyatt's POV.

I liked Wyatt in Shattered and Shaken but All for Allie made me like him even more. I loved the it is in Wyatt's POV, we get to get inside his head and see what he was thinking. I don't think his thought process was a great one but I do think he did what he thought was right to protect Allie and Kyle.

I can't wait to read more. Wyatt and Allie need to have a serious conversation, I hope they get to do that in book 2. Even though you kind of know how All for Allie is going to end, it didn't prevent me from needing tissues. Reading about Kyle in Wyatt point od view is tear jerking.

After reading both book, I have found a new favorite author. I can't wait to read the next one.
5 Amazeballs Stars!!!

**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. 

Review by Gia:
Wow, this book was a roller coaster of a story and I loved every minute of it.

Shattered & Mended is book 2 in the Shaken series. It can not be read as a standalone. You must read Shattered & Shaken (Book 1) first. I would also suggest you read All For Allie (Book 1.5) before too because it gives you a better perspective on Wyatt. Shattered & Mended keeps up where Shattered & shaken left off.

There are a lot of things happening in Shattered & Mended, there is never a dull moment. It keeps you hooked throughout the whole book. Wyatt won't give up on Allie in this book. He also goes after finding out more information about Lacey. A lot of things happen with Blake and Allie too. We find out some shocking things about Sophie is this book. I was very disappointed in the direction Sophie's character went but it fit well into the story.

This book has a lot of crazy twists that I never expected. When reading the ending, you may think it has a cliffhanger but it doesn't it. Julie Bailes reassures us that it's not a cliffhanger and Wyatt and Allie's story will not change. Even though their story won't change, I do hope we will get more Wyatt, Allie, and Blake.
5 Amazeballs Stars!!

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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