Friday, August 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of Destructive Silence by L.U. Ann


If you never speak of the past, can it be erased?

Lacey Edwards has a past.

A past which changed her life forever.

A past she is desperate to forget.

Lacey is quiet and reserved compared to her best friend Becca Fox. They became instant friends when Lacey moved to Maryland nine years ago. Becca helped pull Lacey out of her internal shell to experience life. By high school, Lacey was active in the club scene and would occasionally have to drag Becca with her. One night, Lacey realized she might be able to run from her past with the help of Becca and one steamy Caine Rogers.

Lacey didn't know, until it was too late, how feelings, honesty, heartbreak and life altering events can change a person. Lacey has Becca’s support but will that be enough?

Will Lacey sacrifice her own happiness to do what is expected?


Appropriate for readers 18 & up only!

This novel contains explicit language, sexual situations and abuse that some might find offensive.

Elle says:

Destructive Silence is the debut novel from L.U. Ann, and what a debut it is! This is the first book in what promises to be one heart breaking, ugly cry inducing series.

Lacey Edwards is a heroine whose life is anything but perfection. Her troubled past is a stark contrast to the posh life her best friend Becca Fox lives. I loved how this duo was exact opposites of one another, yet something about their friendship worked. Becca served as a source of humor when situations got emotional. Her spunk and sarcasm provided comic relief to balance out the heavier subject matter.

One night while out at a club, Lacey meets Caine Rogers. There is definite chemistry between the pair, but it’s not instant-love. Their interactions are steamy to shocking. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but my jaw-dropped repeatedly.

I can’t reveal a lot about the plot without giving a way every spoiler imaginable. I think what I loved most about this story was how gritty, raw, and real it is. There’s nothing sugar coated about Lacey’s less than perfect life. I definitely went through a roller coaster of emotions while reading this story. The plot twists were shocking, the sex scenes were beyond hot, and the drama was turbulent. This is not a fairy tale romance with rainbows and butterflies, and I loved every bit of it!

The book cover is beyond gorgeous and the story behind the stunning image will leave you breathless. If you’re looking for a novel that is going to leave you saying WTF and nursing a massive book hangover, get to one-clicking Destructive Silence. It’s a definite step away from HEAs, but I have hope that by the end of the series Lacey will find her happily ever after. I cannot wait for the next installment of Lacey Edwards’ story.

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Author L.U. Ann recently moved to Colorado from the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and two children. Life in Colorado is so much different. In Maryland, you would find her in the garden tending to her vegetables and flowers, sea glass and shark tooth hunting once a week, and enjoying the kids swimming in the backyard. Her life took a drastic change when her family moved to their own “Little House on the Prairie" at an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level, and a semi-arid climate that makes it hard to grow anything. While barely anything can grow where she resides now, the wildlife makes up for it. Mountain Lions, and coyotes, and rattlesnakes, oh my!

She tries to spend a little time each day writing, but domestic chores around the house usually take precedence. She would much rather hide them from her husband. She tends to her loving four-legged children who at times become much too demanding when she locks herself in the office. This often results in MORE domestic work, and she finds herself cleaning up after their deviant behavior.

At night, you’ll find her begging the kids to go to bed so that she can catch up on the latest book before her sister can. Yes, she is an avid reader who escapes her chaotic but wonderful home to the feisty depths of romance land in search of her newest book boyfriend. Shh, don’t tell her husband!

She is an artist by the grace of God. She worked as a set designer for six years, helping establish a local children's theatre where she was the scenery artist, set, and prop designer. Before that, you would find her covered in paint, so engrossed in painting a mural that time didn't exist. Graphic design is her guilty pleasure.

Destructive Silence is her debut novel. It is one of three books in The Destructive Series. Each book will hit its reader with lots of angst hoping for a happily ever after.

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