Friday, 3 July 2015

BOOK PROMO & REVIEW: Amber To Ashes by Gail McHugh

 From the New York Times bestselling author of Collide and Pulse comes a gritty new novel about a shattered young woman who unexpectedly falls for two best friends as she struggles to overcome the trauma of her tormented childhood.

Amber To Ashes
(Torn Hearts #1)
Gail McHugh


They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.

Amber Moretti's life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.

They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.

Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath.

Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul.

They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.

Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.

Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.

But one event changes everything, shattering each of their lives…and Amber isn’t sure she can come back from it.


Review by Angela Palamara

5 Brilliant Stars

This story had me hooked me from beginning to the very end! I wanted and want more!
The suspense in this book was amazing! Being able to read this from all 3 characters POV makes it even more of a mind trip! The way Gail has written this is just sensational and of course as I'm sure everyone is talking about "THAT SCENE" well there is reason people are talking about it! I'm still recovering....

The sexual tension is right up there, basically this is a book that if you aren't lucky enough to get an advance readers copy of then its one you NEED to get ASAP and read the EPICNESS that is Amber to Ashes.

Gail McHugh I have never had the pleasure of reading your books before and I'm glad I had the chance of reading Amber to Ashes!

*Paperback provided by Simon & Schuster AU in exchange for an honest review*

Trish's Review

5 Twisted Stars

Holy Shit – did that just really happen?

I haven’t read a Gail McHugh book before, but I’m glad I read this one. What a mind blowing story – one you never see coming. And the cliffhanger … WTH … I can’t wait for more.

So twisted and emotional, it will leave you breathless and asking so many questions.

If you are looking for a story that will keep you guessing with every turn it takes, then get yourself a copy of Amber to Ashes.

I really am lost for words, as it is mind numbing.

Recommended read to all that love an emotional and twisted story.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for providing me the opportunity to read and review this book.

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I fell for the two loves of my life when I was nineteen. Yes, two. Plural. More than one.
Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained. Some say I’m wrong to feel this way about two men. Most call me a whore, a skank, or the town slut.
I don’t care.
Simply put…they each took a piece of what I wanted to give. No one will ever understand the addiction they pulled me into, both men the needle to my next hit. My dizzying high. They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.
Needed them the same way.
One was my rock. My strength. My first real…obsession.
The other was my passion, my burn.
They owned my mind and all its thoughts, every pulse that thrummed through my body, and every inch of my shattered soul.
A crack of lightning in my dark sky, they were a raging storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.
Little did I know that by the time I turned twenty, the death of one of them was going to steal them both away from my life.
His murderer?

About the Author

 A self-proclaimed chocoholic, married mother of three, and a lover of writing for as far back as she can remember, Gail McHugh is the author of two New York Times bestselling novels. The COLLIDE series (which includes COLLIDE and PULSE), was acquired by Atria Books on September 17th, 2013.

“The first of two sexy contemporary romances about a woman torn between her seemingly perfect boyfriend and a dark, mysterious stranger who will stop at nothing to have her.” - Publishers Weekly on COLLIDE, a Top 10 Romance pick!

Gail's next novel (also publishing through Atria Books), AMBER TO ASHES, is slated to release June 9th, 2015.

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