September 23, 2014

Release Day + Review + Giveaway // Scarlett Red (Part 2) & Mister Black (Part 1)



Title: Scarlett Red
Series: In the Shadows #2
Author: P.T. Michelle
Release Date: September 23, 2014

Synopsis

Mister Black swept in and out of my life like a tornado, leaving me twisted up and forever changed in his wake.

And now that my life is finally back on track, I need to move on, despite the many reminders of our time together.

But our pasts are only as far away as the shadows we hide behind, and sometimes those shadows grow darker, converging on the present in the most insidious way.

He is Black: a stealthy hunter and rainbow master.

I am Red: a truth seeker and desire keeper.

Together we are obsession. Passionate colors destined to be drawn together.

99c Special Release Price (price will go up on September 29)



Review

And we've arrive to Part 2 ... If you haven't read Part 1, Mister Black, then you must, it's actually essential that you do so. You'll need to know all the details to figure out what's going on. Well, you did it again, I was completely in awe with this one and of course, left wanting more.

After that ending we got in Mister Black, it's three years later and Talia & Sebastian have yet to cross paths again. Talia was left with so much turmoil with Sebastians quick departure and learning that he was a Navy SEAL, three years later, she knows that she has to move on with her life. After calling off her engagement with a cheating douchebag, she's without a job, but is now an author and needs to find some inspiration. She heads on a little vacation at a resort that her aunt insists she goes on. Talia's said she'd go only under one condition; if her BFF, Cass, goes with her. All was set until Cass gets an opportunity of a lifetime that'll further her photography business. And that's when Bash enters the picture, yet another man that's full of mystery. Oh you know, another piece to this puzzle. He exudes sexiness and Talia can't help, but be constantly reminded of Sebastian, trying to keep all of that in the back of her head, she also tries to keep her distance from Bash. Having Bash around and ironically popping wherever she is, can she move past Sebastian and give someone else a chance?

To add more to the mystery and suspense, Bash is on job at the resort, which I wish I could tell you more about, but that would just give away things too easily. He's a sexy man and knows what he wants, and all eyes lead to Talia. Just read the book, you'll learn to love the guy and probably find him frustrating at the same time.

Man oh man, FLAWLESS! Granted that I like to see Part 1 & 2 as one book, this plot is simply amazing and intriguing. There's so much suspense, not just about what Talia is trying to figure out, but also piecing together who the hell Bash is. He's one of those people you squint your eyes with a very deep suspicion for. It's no mystery that this strong attraction is present between Talia and Bash, but she refuses to act on it ... thanks a lot Sebastian ... lets ruin the fun for everyone, why don't we.

I have no idea how you do it, Michelle. The gears were just turning constantly inside my head, trying to keep up with everything. All while trying to solve every little piece that you intricately laid out this one. And you did it again with getting me right to the edge, seeing that glow at the end of the tunnel and BAM ... we have to wait for Part 3 ... sigh. 

There's one scene I really wanted to talk about because it's my absolute favorite and it really portrays some awesome writing talent. After witnessing a beautiful sunset, Talia was asked to describe it. And man, I was just left in complete awe of this ... maybe it was just me that felt that way ... but I hope not!
"The sun's a ball of fire sitting on the edge of the world, ready to slip into the night. Though its brightness can never really be contained, only hidden from view, the last rays of the day reflect off the water in shades of orange, purple and pink. Sparks of yellow skip along the wave's crests like dancing fireflies. And in the deeper waters, fiery red-orange veins in the dark, rolling waves in thick ribbons of molten lava."
I'm not an expert on writing, but to me, this is pure talent. To have an author already writing an amazing storyline and pouring everything they got into their work, and then adding another element of her writing; it just ... I have no words to explain it. As amazing of writer she already is, I know there's so much more to her writing than we've all read. And I definitely look forward to whatever she brings to our beloved romance world.
"You have a gift. Never stop writing. That was perfect."
I'll literally be sitting on pins and needles until we have the third installment of this series!

MY RATING (5) :








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99c Special Release Price (price will go up on September 29)

Synopsis

We all have someone who crossed our path and fundamentally changed us. That one person who blew through our lives, their presence forever stamped on our psyche. They linger in our thoughts, in our hearts, and in the decisions we make. A soul crusher or a dream maker, depending on the perspective.

My person is MISTER BLACK.

I didn’t know him by that name when I first met him.

I didn’t know him at all, but the impression he left behind was just as powerful as the name I call him today.
He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer.

I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant.

Together we are passion. Colors colliding through each other’s lives.

When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter,
stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.



Review

Well, I wish I discovered this little series a lot sooner, it didn't take me very long to be completely intrigued by Talia and Sebastian. It's definitely a sexy read that'll leave you asking for more.

During Talia's lowest point in her life, she ends up lost in a different part of town. Almost nearing a panic attack, a blue & brown eyed stranger comes out of nowhere; someone she quickly feels safe around. And believes that she can trust him. Meeting this 'stranger' and the gift that he gave her, set her life on a new path; one with hope. Eight years later, she pulled her self through and could never get that kind 'stranger' out of her thoughts. Now in college pursuing journalism, she is now and answer seeker. And a current project is what sets her to go to any length to figure out the truth.

Sebastian is a man you'll have plenty of questions for; he's a complete mystery. Upon that chance of meeting young Talia, he wanted to help out this poor girl. He gave her something that could help her out financially. After that moment, they don't cross paths until 8 years later. Will they recognize each other? After all this time will they remember one another?

There are times when the female character can be a bit on the irritating & irrational side of things, but thankfully that's not what we got with Talia. She's a strong character and has managed to pull herself through a shitty dealt hand, growing up. No matter how far she seems to get in her life, the shadows are slowly creeping up behind her. And Sebastian just might be the end of the rainbow that she needs. Of course, there were some plenty frustrating moments with her decision making, but I just kept saying to myself that it'll all be okay in the end.

Oh, Sebastian! He's just all ... I don't even know how to explain it. He's one of those guys that likes to be in control of things, but can be very caring and sweet, as well! I'd just be in a daze from listening to this guy talk. With a past of his own, can he manage to keep his dark side at bay, all while being there completely for Talia? Some things are worth waiting for, right? Is there a deadline for waiting?

The pace of this book is surprisingly amazing! For how short it is, Michelle managed to stretch things out quite a bit and kept you interested the whole time. From page to page, you're dying to know what happens next. You're constantly on the edge of your seat with so many questions going through your head, wondering if this or that will happen? As a reader, you're going to create a dozen scenarios of what you want to happen between Talia and Sebastian. Right when you think things are going perfectly and can't see how anything could end badly, she goes and leaves you hanging!

I am 100% a fan of yours, I tweeted you as soon as I finished both of the books! I can't wait to see what's in store for Talia and Sebastian!

MY RATING (5) :










Meet the Author

P.T. Michelle is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International Best Selling author of the New Adult/Contemporary romance serial IN THE SHADOWS, the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS (listed under Patrice Michelle). She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn't writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.