The Gravity of Us – Release Day + Giveaway!

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The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: April 13th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.

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The Fire Between High and Low

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The Gravity of Us – Review

Let me start by saying, whatever I write about this book will not be able to do it justice. Last year I was gifted a copy of The Air He Breathes by a lovely person in Colleen Hoover’s CoHorts. I subsequently devoured the novel, along with all of the other books in Brittainy C. Cherry’s Elements Series. Each book was better than the last. Any author that can invoke such deep emotions within me is an author I am going to stick with and read as long as they keep writing.

The Gravity of Us is not an exception and became my favorite of this series a quarter of the way through the book. Graham has to be one of the best male leads in a story. He is deep, angry, and downright mean in the beginning. But, as we learn more about Graham’s past, readers come to understand his guarded personality. Lucy was the light of this book with her carefree spirit and the love she showed to those around her.

“She was all over the place: flighty, random, passionate, and emotionally overcharged. It was as if she was fully aware of her faults, and she allowed them to exist regardless. Somehow those faults made her whole.”

One of my favorite things about this story was the depth of each character, including the secondary characters. This wasn’t a story about physical appearance and hot people falling in love, instead it was about who the characters were as people, how they came to be the people they were, and them slowly falling together. Oftentimes in reality, when people are broken or hard to be around, we never get to see the resolution or the changes they may make in their lives, but The Gravity of Us gave readers the satisfying conclusion of seeing the growth of characters.

I think the most beautiful aspect of the story is not in the book itself, but in the author who wrote it. Anyone that can write such a dazzling story, which makes a heart ache and mends it back together again; anyone who can make readers feel fiction must have a heart of gold themselves. One has to know the heart to write from the heart. After meeting Brittainy in December of last year, I know she has such a sweet spirit and can’t wait to have her sign this incredible book for me someday as well.

I don’t want to give too much of a summary of the story because I do not want to give anything away. I went into the book completely blind, knowing it would be beautifully written, and was not in the least bit disappointed. I daresay this book is my favorite of the 33 I have read so far this year. I wish I could give you each a copy now, but you’re in luck –  The Gravity of Us is available for pre-order now for just 99 cents. Release day is set for April 13! Make sure you snag a copy now!

As always,
Happy Reading,
♥Ashley

Note: While this is a series of novels, each book can be read as a standalone.

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The Gravity of Us – Cover Reveal

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The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: April 13th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Quirkybird Designs

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December Recap

Happy New Year dear book lovers! ♥  It has been a great year of reading for us, and we’re excited to see what great books 2017 will hold.  Before we head into the new year, we need to recap our final month of 2016.

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Be sure to check out our favorite books of 2016.
Sticking to our TBRs is always a challenge each month when great new books are released or our moods change, but here is our tentative list for January:
The Siren by Kiera Cass, Matched by Allie Condie, Moore to Love by Faith Andrews, Black Box by Cassia Leo, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, and Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino.

Wishing you health, happiness, and great books in 2017,
♥ Sabrina & Ashley

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The Bookworm Box Book Signing

On Saturday, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the signing at Colleen Hoover’s The Bookworm Box bookstore in Sulpher Springs, Texas featuring Colleen Hoover (obviously), Christine Brae, Amy Harmon, Brittainy C. Cherry, Alessandra Torre, BB Easton, and Christina Lauren.coho.png

I bought my ticket for the signing the day before Halloween, so I have been anxiously awaiting meeting my favorite authors for weeks!  The night before, I could hardly go to sleep, like a kid on Christmas Eve!  Saturday morning I woke up early to head out, since it is about a three and a half hour drive to Sulpher Springs. Christine Brae (!!!) invited three of us “Brae’s Butterflies” to lunch before the signing- Ashleigh, Rachel, and Me.  I was running a little behind schedule — slow poke Texas drivers were in between Christine and me for too long!! Finally, I made it to town to Muddy Jake’s restaurant to eat lunch with Christine and my book buddies.  I felt like I had a million things I wanted to talk to Christine about, but couldn’t think of any of them when I was actually there.  It was exciting to finally be with her in person after talking to her all year on Facebook, nonetheless!  I can’t say enough good things about her, she is the sweetest, most impeccably dressed woman!  Of course, I already knew I would love her, but I just wanted to spend all day with her! lunch.png

Christine and Kiki had to head over to the Bookworm Box to set up for the signing, so the Butterflies and I finished our lunch, went back to our cars to get our suitcases full of books (ha!) , and get in line.  While we were having a blast and waiting in line, we were able to spot Kim Holden, author of Bright Side and So Much More, when she hopped in line behind us and J.R. Rogue, the poetry goddess and author of La Douleur Exquise and Burning Muses!  Our stalking skills were on point, to say the least.jen.png

Finally, we made it in the store to Brittainy C. Cherry’s line first.  It was surreal to see the authors in person after watching their careers and lives unfold on social media for so long.  Everyone talks about how nice and genuine the authors are after they meet them, but that is such an understatement.  They are humble, and almost fans of their readers as much as we’re fangirls of them.  I was worried, much like Colleen is about meeting Ellen DeGeneres, that the authors may not live up to my expectations in person.  I am happy to be wrong, I only love them each So Much More after meeting them. 😉authors

I have a journal to write my favorite song lyrics, movie and book quotes inside that I was anxious to have the authors sign by their quotes, along with paperback copies of their work.  I was able to spot Kim Holden and JR Rogue again in line and find their quotes in my book to have them sign as well!

I was completely in awe of how the writers were signing unlimited books for their fans, especially Colleen and Amy!  Talk about hand (or neck) cramps from writing non-stop for 3+ hours!  My favorite moments were simply being able to chat with everyone, lunch with Christine, and snagging an indie copy of Making Faces!  The day was such a blast, I wish I could go back in time to relive it again.  amy

This book community has become one of the highlights of 2016 for me, and I’m just so thankful to be a part of it.  Readers and authors are so down to earth.  I’m convinced the ability to put ourselves in our favorite character’s shoes makes us more compassionate and loving towards others.  This is one of the most supportive communities there is- people go out of their way to take care of others they have only met through social media, and if and when book friends finally meet, it is as if they’ve been friends for life.
I’m speaking from experience!

 

Now it’s time to build a bigger bookshelf… 🙂 Though my books aren’t quite ready for the shelf yet.  I have to keep holding them and looking at them because I can’t believe I really have these awesome signed copies of my favorite books! ♥

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Lots of love & literature,
♥Ashley

The Silent Waters

silent-watersI can’t get this book out of my head. I keep reflecting on the characters, the emotion of the storyline, and the growth the characters experienced throughout the novel.  I loved “aging” with the characters. This is something I wish more authors would incorporate in their novels, by allowing characters and readers to come full circle together within the pages of the story.

Maggie is a cheeky little girl, ecstatic about planning her “wedding” with her brother’s friend, Brooks.  When Brooks shows up late to their wedding rehearsal in the woods, Maggie heads off to look in another location for him when she comes across an unfortunate scene, which leaves her a shell of the child she once was.  When Brooks finds Maggie, he thinks he is the cause of the horror she faces and decides to never leave her side, making a promise to be her friend and love her forever.

The story is divided into three parts, when the kids are 10, then 18, and 10 years later at 28 years old.  I found the middle section of the novel dragged slightly with little developments until the very end. However, the end of the story sucked me in and didn’t let me go. I’m still reeling and emotionally touched by this beautiful novel days later.

As someone who hates spoilers or knowing too much about a book, I don’t want to give too many details away.  I feel like books are enjoyed in the way they were meant to be when the reader knows less information.  This book is about overcoming deep hurts from past events.  We sometimes don’t realize how much past traumas can continue to hurt us, if we refuse to confront them head on.  Maggie did the best should could with overcoming her circumstances, but kept being dragged back to the day in the woods by people’s perceptions of her. With the help of Brooks and several years, Maggie was able to find her inner strength and move on to a better life. Continue reading “The Silent Waters”

The Fire Between High & Lo

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Since I will be attending The Bookworm Box signing on December 10th in Sulpher Springs, Texas, I wanted to check a few more books off of my TBR list from authors attending the signing.  Brittainy C. Cherry is one of the authors attending that I’m anxious to have the chance to meet.  I read the first book of her Elements series earlier this year, and have had The Fire Between High & Lo sitting on my Kindle app even before I read The Air He Breathes.

“You’re still the air in my lungs. You’re still my greatest high. And I am still truly, madly, painfully in love with you. And I don’t think I’ll ever know how to stop.”

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