Friday, June 17, 2016

Release Boost: GRIT Sector 1: Elias by Rebecca Sherwin








 
Title: GRIT Sector 1: Elias
Series: GRIT Sector 1 
 
Author: Rebecca Sherwin
Genre: Dark Romance
 
 Release Date: June 14, 2016



~Blurb~

I thought I was safe.
I FOUGHT TO KEEP THEM ALIVE.
I thought I was good.
THERE WAS NO GOOD LEFT HERE.
I thought I was just a girl.
I WAS MORE THAN JUST A MAN.
I didn't see it coming.
I SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING.
Destiny had brought us together.
HISTORY WOULD TEAR US APART.

Twenty-first century London - daytime
Freedom is non-existent.
Self-expression is confined to sunlight hours.
Happiness is on a schedule.
Safety is a temporary fixture.

Twenty-first century London - nighttime.
Blood cascades over cobbled stones.
Criminals emerge from the shadows.
The depraved, the deviant, the morally corrupt, own the streets.
Happiness comes in the form of final breaths.
Safety is found in the shrills of death.

A love story emerges inside the barricades.
A story played out many times before...
But not like this.
It's evolution of tradition.
It's insanity fighting to break the cycle.
It's history's repetition with hope for a better outcome.

Can love survive in a drowning capital?
What if the good guys aren't the good guys?
What if the heroes have become the villains?

Trixie Ashford has been living a lie.
Elias Blackwood has been creating it.

It is their destiny to meet.
It will be their downfall to fall in love...
 
 

 
~Purchase Links~

AMAZON US / UK

 

 
~EARLY PRAISE FOR GRIT~

“Rebecca delivers another masterpiece painted on a whole new canvas with a world that bleeds secrets, deception, and passion that is sure to leave its mark on the reader.” – Catherine, Rochelle’s Reviews

“There wasn’t any telling to be had in this story, you felt it. No time for this ticking time bomb. Boom! I was blown to pieces.” – Di, Twisted Sisters Book Reviews

“An amazing start to what I hope will be a brilliant series!” – Susan, Ladies Living in Bookland

“I can’t wait for this book to go live so I can force people to love these two like I loved them!!” – K Webster, author of This is War, Baby



~Trailer~

 

~Excerpt~


“What is it? What does GRIT mean?”

“Besides the stuff you get in your eye when the wind blows?” Nothing. She refused to fall into comfort beside me. “It doesn’t mean anything. That is kind of the point. I say GRIT, you say ‘what’s that?’ and you wouldn’t be the only one.”

It was ridiculous. I’d asked countless times as a child why we couldn’t give it some meaning if it was something so important it needed to be protected with our lives, but I’d only ever had the acronym separated. Which I would do for Trixie…when we got to our destination.

“Why does it smell wet?” she asked.

“Because it’s wet down here. You’re underground.”

“We’re safe, aren’t we?”

I took a deep breath and pronounced every word with more sincerity than I’d ever displayed. “As long as you’re with me, nothing can hurt you.”

I wanted her to say something. ‘Thank you’ would have sufficed although I didn’t want her to appreciate my need to keep her alive. I wanted her to accept it, but she said nothing, keeping her lips pressed firmly together as another shiver rippled through her.

“We’re here.”

I stopped her with a gentle tug and her thin shoes slid on the cobbles. Reaching over her I held her close, like I had done when we exited the loft, and she slotted into my side like she was meant to be there.

“Where?”

“Here.” I shrugged, intending to show her rather than tell her. “It isn’t nice. None of the things I’m going to teach you will be pretty. Some will hurt, some will confuse, some will question everything you know, and others will test you. They’ll ask you to look deep inside yourself and revaluate everything you hold on your moral compass.” I stroked my thumb over the top of her arm, hoping to warm her up before I threw her into the dark world that was permanently sheeted in ice. “I need you to agree to do this with me. I don’t want you to be here, because I want to protect you. But you need to know the truth and you need to be able to make your own choices…I need you to choose to do this with me.”

“I choose to do it. Just show me, Elias...”


 

~Author Bio~

Rebecca is a London born and bred mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor!) and spends her days with her nose stuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.

She is the author of dark psychological romance. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenge your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Her stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world – to feel with them, grow with them, to love with them.

She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you. 
 
~Author Links~





~Giveaway~
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: GRIT Sector 1: Elias by Rebecca Sherwin

~Book Details~

 Title: GRIT Sector 1: Elias
 Series: GRIT
 
Genre: Dark romance/suspense

~Synopsis~

I thought I was safe.
I FOUGHT TO KEEP THEM ALIVE.

I thought I was good.
THERE WAS NO GOOD LEFT HERE.

I thought I was just a girl.
I WAS MORE THAN JUST A MAN.

I didn't see it coming.
I SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING.

Destiny had brought us together.
HISTORY WOULD TEAR US APART.


Twenty-first century London - daytime

Freedom is non-existent.
Self-expression is confined to sunlight hours.
Happiness is on a schedule.
Safety is a temporary fixture.

Twenty-first century London - nighttime.

Blood cascades over cobbled stones.
Criminals emerge from the shadows.
The depraved, the deviant, the morally corrupt, own the streets.
Happiness comes in the form of final breaths.
Safety is found in the shrills of death.

A love story emerges inside the barricades.
A story played out many times before...
But not like this.
It's evolution of tradition.
It's insanity fighting to break the cycle.
It's history's repetition with hope for a better outcome.

Can love survive in a drowning capital?
What if the good guys aren't the good guys?
What if the heroes have become the villains?

Trixie Ashford has been living a lie.
Elias Blackwood has been creating it.
It is their destiny to meet.
It will be their downfall to fall in love…??


~Book Links~

 Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

 
Watch the YouTube trailer here!

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


Where in the name of all that is holy do I start with this review?! This book has left me absolutely gobsmacked, it has taken me days to sit down and write a review. Even now it's 4.30pm and I originally sat down at 10.30am to start this post, I'm still not convinced I'm 100% happy with what I've decided to type but I have to write something. I only hope that I can do this outstanding book justice.


Here goes...

I have read everything that Rebecca has written, and I would read anything without even reading the blurb first. But with GRIT I had read the teasers that Rebecca had posted on Facebook and the blurb, all of which had me practically begging to get my hands on Elias. When I did I wasn't disappointed.

This book; this fantastic book is NOT under any circumstances for the feint hearted!!! There are some disturbing scenes; which made me question Rebecca's sanity! :) But my word are they good.

I found the characters to be multi layered, twisted and complex. They are depraved, warped and so very real. Elias and Trixie have a twisted and warped relationship which at times seems so fragile and almost doomed. The other members of their families are all key parts but whilst some seem sweet and good they all share in a very twisted lifestyle, others are just out right mindfucks!!

The plot weaves an intricate web of secrets, lies and twisted truths. All the while feeding you the important pieces of a complex and intriguing puzzle, which holds your attention until the bitter end. The plot is smooth and well paced, it follows a unique path that has been skilfully laid out by; the oh so very warped/disturbed; Miss Sherwin.

Rebecca has obviously invested a lot of time, effort, energy, emotion and probably blood too into writing this book, I believe that it is clear to us readers just how much by the way her writing flows seamlessly from page to page. The emotion is evident in the way the characters act and behave, how they come to life and develop (or become more deviant).

GRIT Sector 1: Elias has been an very different but very enjoyably warped read and I'm incredibly pleased that I have been able to read it ahead of release day! 

Bravo Miss Sherwin! In my eyes this was an outstanding book! Well done and by the way; where is the next book in this series?? *taps fingers and waggles eyebrows* :) :) <3 <3 



 
~About Rebecca~

Rebecca is a London born and bred mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor!) and spends her days with her nose tuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.

She is the author of summer romance, Second Chance Hero, and the psychological romantic-suspense series, Twisted. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenger your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Rebecca’s stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world to feel with them, grow with them, to love with them.

She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you.

~Connect with Rebecca~

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