Tuesday 15 April 2014

Release Blitz - Crow's Row by Julie Hockley

Title: Crow's Row
Series: Crow's Row #1
Author: Julie Hockley
Re-release Date: March 25, 2014

For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents.

Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library.

During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bill’s grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killing—and then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes she’s been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang.

She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.

Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty- six-year-old Cameron. She understands it’s a forbidden love and one that won’t allow her to return to her previous life.

But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.


#2 Scare Crow
I originally read this book almost 3 years ago. Crows Row was the first ever book that gave me the all consuming book hangover. I literally couldn't read another book for DAYS after I finished this one. When I saw it was being re-released with an sequel coming shortly after I just had to re-read it.

I guess you could say this is a sort of dark romance. College student kidnapped against her will by a mob boss. Captive falls in love with captor. Captor falls in love with captive. Etc, etc, etc. This book has so many elements to it. It's a puzzle, wrapped in an enigma and shrouded with mystery.

Cam is a bad guy that you just can't help but love to hate. Emily is just trying to figure out how to survive the hand Cam has dealt her. She hates being jailed at his compound, she knows it's an escape or die trying type of situation. But then the tides start to turn, and Cam doesn't become just her captor, he becomes her first love.

There are awesome suspense elements, twists and turns that will make your head spin and parts that will break your heart and bring tears to your eyes. This book is a thrill-ride that will run the gamut on your emotions. I loved it and can't wait to dive into Scare Crow next.

~ Review by Erin
"I know you don't believe anything I say, so there's no point in me trying to defend myself to you anymore, even if it kills me to see you so disgusted with me. But there's one thing I do need you to know: I love you Emmy. I've loved you for a very long time." He turned his eyes to me for the briefest of moments, and I felt a crack in my newly erected armour. "To have you here with me ... I guess in some sick way, for a while, I thought that this could work. Hurting you was the last thing I wanted to do, but it looks like I managed to do that anyway." He took another breath. "This place is where I have to be, but it's not a place where you can or should be. There's nothing that I can do to change that. I won't force this life on you."


A former germaphobe and clean-freak turned mother of two, Julie collects enough tears and snot in a month to recreate Slimer Monster from Ghostbusters. Other than playing devoted wife and mama, Julie is the funniest person in the room (according to the 3 year-old and 2 year-old in said room) and can build the most awesome Lego rocket ship you’ve ever set your eyes on (according to her). Oh, and she has a full time career and has also written a bestselling novel. Superhero, or just downright insane?



1 comment:

  1. I'd love the paperback. Thanks for the chance. Sweet greetings from Indonesia