Sunday, February 1, 2015

Black Hills Secrets (Black Hills #4) by A.C. Wilson ~*~*~*~*~ Release Blitz & Review

Release Blitz:
Black Hills Secrets (Black Hills Series, #4)
by A.C. Wilson
Feb 1st

Blake Phails is struggling with the loss of his best friend and brother-in-arms. He is desperately choking back the guilt of not dying and now must face the emptiness of the world alone. It is difficult to find peace anywhere and home, well, he has no idea where that even might be. It is not a concept he is well acquainted with.
His mother gave him a picture. There was a date and a town in South Dakota written on the back. Hot Springs. He has made up his mind to go, but there is no way to predict just what is ahead.
Bailey Campbell’s greatest joy is the wide open spaces on the back of her horse, Liberty. There is nothing quite like freedom and sadly, it always comes at a price. Every time Bailey takes one step away, her stepfather reels her back in by using her half-sister as bait. He is vicious and abusive.
It is a part of her life Bailey struggles to keep hidden until a chance meeting with a soldier as battered as she. Following destiny’s guidance, can Blake and Bailey embrace a future without secrets?

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Black Hills Secrets (Black Hills #4) by A.C. Wilson
Review by Angela
Stars: 5 

This is a young adult contemporary romance. This is the forth book in the Black Hills Secrets series, but this can be read as a stand alone. I have not read the other books and was not lost in the story. But I now want to read the other books. I recommend this for teens and older. This story pulls at all the heart strings, it is a tearjerker. This book is very descriptive and somehow you can feel the emotions yourself. I normally am not interested in military romance but this book is wonderful. Once I started reading the story I could not put it down. 

This is Blake Phails story, he is on medical leave from the military. He also just lost the only member of his "family" he had left, his best friend who was more like a brother, Tanner. Blake is lost and does not know how to live, especially outside the military. Going home is not an option, he has no place to call home. With a photo and a name of a town, Blake starts his journey. He does not know what he will find in the small town, Hot Springs, but he determined. What will be will be. 

Bailey Campbell loves horses, helping others and wants so badly to have a peaceful life. The only problem is her half sister is still with her abusive dad. Bailey struggles to keep this part of her life secret, but with the chance meeting with Blake Phails, things are fixing to change. Will Blake get the answers he is looking for? Can Bailey finally for the peace she so desires. 

Favorite passages:
"The depth of his grief knew no bottom and even that didn't terrify Blake Phails as much as going through the rest of his life without his best friend." 
"He opened his mouth swallowing a cry of utter torment as his fingers dug into the wet earth of the gravesite." <3
"A true loss and a noble gift."
"It was a place he wanted to forget entirely but once in a while, it came out like a firefly in the dark."
"It haunted him like phantoms writhing underneath his skin."
"This was dying slowly and decaying from the inside out." <3
"Maybe not one connected by parentage, but connected from the heart."
"He lived so much inside his memories without even being able to look into the future." <3
"Her mind became a house of mirrors with not way out."
"If angels could be sinful, then Blake was undoubtedly an overdue gift from Heaven."
"Right now, they were clear and the color of the sky just before a thunderstorm rolls in."
"His tongue tasted her name once more and he loved the feel."
"So many unspoken words passed between them."
"Tomorrow was an ending to a chapter that had been too long running."

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Deep, gut-wrenching sobs caused him to choke and gasp for air as he lay curled up on his side next to the freshly mounded dirt. The depth of his grief knew no bottom and even that didn’t terrify Blake Phails as much as going through the rest of his life without his best friend. He opened his mouth swallowing a cry of utter torment as his fingers dug into the wet earth of the gravesite. His loss of a brother-in-arms had created more chaos than two tours in Afghanistan. It threatened to uproot the foundation he’d built in the United States Army and cast him aside like a piece of unwanted rubbish.

            A.C. Wilson lives in Abilene, Kansas with her husband, two sons, and their chocolate lab. She loves to be outdoors, playing with her boys and absolutely loves to write.
            The Black Hills Series came from her mother’s idea to use Hot Springs, South Dakota as a home town for the Johnson family. Everything about the Black Hills is enchantingly rugged and of course, there are cowboys!
            Check out her young adult contemporary romantic series. Black Hills Angel (Book 1), Black Hills Blessing (Book 2), Black Hills Rebel (Book 3), Black Hills Secrets (Book 4) and Black Hills Forever (Book 5 coming Summer 2015).
Four novellas will also accompany this series as Black Hills Seasons presents the stories of the supporting characters that readers have requested. Watch for them in late 2015 or early 2016.
Please feel free to connect with her on social media.

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