Monday, September 23, 2013

Promise Me Light Blog Tour and Giveaway

Promise Me Light
(Promise Me #2)
by Paige Weaver

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available 9.24.13

Promise Me Darkness (Promise Me #1) is also on sale for $0.99.
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The epic conclusion of New York Times bestselling book "Promise Me Darkness"

"I'm darkness, Maddie. Stay away from men like me. You'll only get hurt."

At one time my life was simple. Easy. But that was before the war. Now I was no longer an average college student. I was a survivor. A woman living in a ravaged world. My future was not bright and my life was far from perfect. The war had taken so much from me… but it wasn't finished yet. It wanted more.

It wanted my heart. My soul. The one person I couldn't live without.

It wanted Ryder Delaney. My best friend. The bad boy. The one person who could fight like no other and love me like no one else. I watched him walk away one hot summer day and I prayed he would return. I needed him like I needed air to breathe and water to drink. Without him I was lost. A light without her darkness.

Until he returns, I'll wait for him. And I believe he will return because love is powerful… And so is the light calling him home.


Selene's ** Spoiler Free ** Review

4 tear-jerking smooches

"I love you, Maddie. Remember that. I'll love you forever. Now let me go."

Promise Me Light picks up right where Promise Me Darkness left off. The United States has been attacked and all power has been knocked out by a nuclear weapon EMP. The world is a different place - law and order (not to mention technology and modern day luxuries) are a thing of the past, survival is all that matters. Ryder, Gavin, and Brody have left the safety of the Delaney farm to find Eva who has been captured. Maddie stays behind and lets Ryder leave without telling him she is pregnant with his child. Two weeks later, they return with Eva but without Ryder. He's been shot and captured by enemy forces.

Maddie is devastated and struggles to accept that Ryder may never return to her and their unborn child. As Maddie tries to cope with the reality of losing Ryder, she recalls memories from their past as children, teens, and young adults. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn more about Ryder and Maddie's feelings for each other. I especially loved these flashbacks and how they show Ryder has always been in love with her.

He said from the time he was a little kid, he never felt like he belonged anywhere. He said with you, he was home. You saw him as someone good. Someone that thought he hung the moon.

The months that follow are rough. A brutal winter and enemy attacks all stand to destroy the life the survivors are trying to build especially Maddie and the life she wants for her unborn child.
I had shed so many tears in the last few months that the last thing I wanted was to ever cry again. But the tears fell anyway, cold and wet on my frozen cheeks. I left them unchecked, refusing to brush them away. They reminded me of what I had lost. What I didn't have. What I would never have again.
I really liked Promise Me Darkness and went into Promise Me Light excited to continue Maddie and Ryder's story. Honestly, it really wasn't what I expected ... not that I didn't like it, because I did, very much! Maddie and Ryder's story seems to take a back seat to the war. Once I accepted that though, I enjoyed the book more and more.

This book is much darker than the first and extremely suspenseful and full of angst. I found myself taking little breaks to avoid what bad things I imagined might happen next. Regardless of how their story ends, PW has crafted two amazing characters with Maddie and Ryder. Even though Maddie's stubbornness causes more harm than good, I loved her passion for Ryder and how hard she fights to find him, hoping to bring him back to her. I love them … best friends turned soul mates is one of my favorite storylines.

About the Author

Paige Weaver lives in Texas with her husband and two children. Her love for books became a love for writing at a young age. She wrote her first book as a teenager and continued writing throughout the years. Encouraged by her husband, she finally decided to self-publish. Her debut novel, Promise Me Darkness, was released in April 2013 and quickly became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Her second book, Promise Me Light, will be released in September 2013. She is currently working on other novels to be released in 2014.

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