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Release Blog Tour and Review: A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks

A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks

Cover Design by Elle Brooks

Release Date: June 8, 2017

 

Synopsis

Ellis Hughes has loved the girl next door since he was ten-years-old. She was his sun, moon, and every visible star in a clear night sky. She was also his biggest regret.

 

When a terrible accident rips Ellis and Harlow apart, it shatters both their hearts beyond repair. More than a decade later, Ellis has paid his penance, but his regret still lingers, and the love he once harbored for his childhood sweetheart has never faded.

 

What Ellis believes has been destroyed forever, slowly comes back to life, only for a cruel twist of fate to intervene. Knowing he cannot live his life without Harlow in it, he faces the ultimate test of selflessness.

 

He must sacrifice his own heart to mend hers.

 

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About the Author

I’m a little neurotic; I function on a tiny amount of sleep, and a huge amount of caffeine. I love old movies, green skittles, and have a slightly strange, and irrational fear of stormy weather.

 

When I’m not locked away scribbling down the crazy stories that occupy my mind, I can be found at home in East Yorkshire with my husband and two children.

 

I’m unashamedly fickle and can be persuaded to do just about anything with the promise of a good book, new shoes, or a bottle of bubbles.

 

Oh, and did I mention I also love to write?

 

Connect with Elle

Website: https://www.ellebrooksauthor.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/elle.brooks.author

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellebrooksauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ellebrooksautho

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2rA5Mvb

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8192108.Elle_Brooks

REVIEW:

There is not enough words to describe how I felt reading this book. In any language. It simply took my breath away. Ms Brooks has a way with her words that always leaves me speechless. And this book was no different. No. It was so much more. 


In here we meet Ellis and Harlow. Best friends. Best couple. Best everything. Nothing could keep them apart. Nothing and no one. 


Both of them are so hard not to love. You simply can’t hate them. It’s impossible. 


I knew Elle will not create a normal drama where there is a bad breakup because of misunderstanding or because they are off to college. No. She has to take your heart squish it slowly and then put into a mincer. When your heart is nothing but pieces, she is slowly picking all the pieces and expertly mending them together.  


There is not enough stars to rate this book. It’s simply a masterpiece that lands as first on my reading list for this year. It will be hard to move it from its spot. 


5 beautiful stars. 


Thank you for writing it. Thank you for giving us Harlow and Ellis.

Cover Reveal: A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks

A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks

Cover Design by Elle Brooks

Release Date: June 8, 2017

 

Synopsis

Ellis Hughes has loved the girl next door since he was ten-years-old. She was his sun, moon, and every visible star in a clear night sky. She was also his biggest regret.

 

When a terrible accident rips Ellis and Harlow apart, it shatters both their hearts beyond repair. More than a decade later, Ellis has paid his penance, but his regret still lingers, and the love he once harbored for his childhood sweetheart has never faded.

 

What Ellis believes has been destroyed forever, slowly comes back to life, only for a cruel twist of fate to intervene. Knowing he cannot live his life without Harlow in it, he faces the ultimate test of selflessness.

 

He must sacrifice his own heart to mend hers.

 

Goodreads

 

 

 

 

Giveaway

One of Five ARCs of A Life Less Beautiful

 


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About the Author

I’m a little neurotic; I function on a tiny amount of sleep, and a huge amount of caffeine. I love old movies, green skittles, and have a slightly strange, and irrational fear of stormy weather.

 

When I’m not locked away scribbling down the crazy stories that occupy my mind, I can be found at home in East Yorkshire with my husband and two children.

 

I’m unashamedly fickle and can be persuaded to do just about anything with the promise of a good book, new shoes, or a bottle of bubbles.

Oh, and did I mention I also love to write?

 

 

Connect with Elle

Website: https://www.ellebrooksauthor.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/elle.brooks.author

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellebrooksauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ellebrooksautho

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2rA5Mvb

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8192108.Elle_Brooks

 

Cover Reveal: Drunk in Love Anthology

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Amy Daws: http://www.amydawsauthor.com
AM Johnson: http://amjohnsonauthor.com
Melissa Collins: Melissacollinsauthor.com
Carey Heywood: http://www.careyheywood.com
Elle Brooks: http://www.ellebrooksauthor.com
Isabelle Richards: http://www.isabellerichards.net
Jeannine Collette: http://www.jeanninecolette.com
JD Hollyfield: authorjdhollyfield.com
Liv Morris: http://www.livmorris.com
Meghan Quinn: authormeghanquinn.com
Kandi Steiner: http://www.kandisteiner.com
Mariah Dietz: http://www.mariahdietz.com
Tori Madison: https://www.facebook.com/ToriMadisonAuthor
AD Justice: http://www.authoradjustice.com
Kristen Luciani: kristenluciani.com
MD Saperstein: http://www.AuthorMDS.com
Ryan Ringbloom: http://www.ryanringbloom.com
MJ Fields: http://www.mjfieldsbooks.com
Kathryn Andrews: http://www.kandrewsauthor.com
Katy Regnery: http://www.katyregnery.com

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Cover Design: Jena Brignola
Release Date: March 13th

 

Synopsis

A glittering diamond, the promise of forever, and the hope that your future in-laws will move to a galaxy far, far away…sounds like a decadent recipe for eternal happiness, doesn’t it? All girls dream about their wedding day, fantasize about each and every gooey-delicious detail. It’s so easy to get scooped by the champagne bubbles and swallowed by our dreams.

 

But we all know the magical path toward happily ever after is not always sprinkled with pixie dust. Sometimes, we stumble over our plans for a perfect future and choke on the words promising forever. We watch the path take a defiant turn away from our blissful paradise because everybody has secrets, and skeletons, and fears.

 

And sometimes, being drunk in love isn’t always enough.

 

This is a collection of twenty romantic short stories that will make you laugh, cry & swoon featuring twenty trendsetting romance authors with 100% of all digital proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Authors participating in this worthwhile effort: Amy Daws, AM Johnson, Melissa Collins, Carey Heywood, Elle Brooks, Isabelle Richards, Jeannine Collette, JD Hollyfield, Liv Morris, Meghan Quinn, Kandi Steiner, Mariah Dietz, Tori Madison, AD Justice, Kristen Luciani, MD Saperstein, Ryan Ringbloom, MJ Fields, Kathryn Andrews & Katy Regnery

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ARC review: Reveal by Elle Brooks

Copy gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Small Blurb:

I used to believe in destiny.

I was six years old when I first took to the stage, and I’ve danced every day since. It’s the biggest part of who I am. The fuel that drives me forward.

My oxygen…
My life…
My soul.

The stars were perfectly aligned, and my fairy tale had slowly begun to play out like a beautifully scripted passage from a romance novel. I was all set to live my happily ever after…

Until I wasn’t.

If dancing was my heart, Daniel was the blood that kept it beating. I was content with supporting him as he worked towards his music dreams, but then he disappeared, leaving me scared, alone and suffocating under the crushing weight of his debts.

It’s said that opportunity often comes disguised as misfortune.

When one door closes, another one opens. But I wasn’t prepared for it to belong to Reveal, one of New York City’s most exclusive Burlesque Clubs.

It feels as though the universe is conspiring against me until fate thrusts two very different men into the equation. And what they have in common, no one could have predicted.

Destiny may have delivered them both, but who stays is my choice

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My thoughts:

Only two words: Elle Brooks. This should tell you everything you need to know.

Elle is amazingly talented author. And to be honest she is fairly new also! But every single time I read her book I have so many emotions. Love, friendship, lust, heartache, sadness…everything! I thought that her Promises Series is the best ever (it is the most reread series by me), but now? Now I think a new series was born that will be a really close behind it!

The story didn’t disappoint me! Sexy guys and adorable, strong female? It’s what I love!

In here we meet Robyn, an amazingly talented dancer, whose life is giving a tough lesson. Abandoned by a person who she thought loved her and was supposed to stay with her in good and bad; with his debt and loan sharks after her, with no job and no money. When she starts to lose her hope, fate puts 2 handsome, sexy and successful men. One is not believing in relationship and also is her boss, and other wants to have one with her. After starting her new job in Reveal, a burlesque club, she thinks, no she BELIEVES, that life is finally letting her breathe and live a bit. But she is far from being safe and happy.

Two handsome guys: Cole and Callum…Only thinking about them makes my heart speed up. I wouldn’t mind keeping them for myself! Both successful and so worth committing sin! Cole, reserved lawyer, who is determined to become a partner at his workplace. He doesn’t want distractions until he meets Robyn. His priorities changes.

Callum…OMG. I almost prayed the whole book she will not chose him and I would beg Elle to give him to me. Hot tempered, sexy guy…That’s what I like! He is the owner of Reveal and is fascinated by Robyn. But as he has a rule: Do not sleep with staff, he tries to avoid her and deny the attraction. Unfortunately, the feelings he has for her are so much stronger than his will! Thank God for that!

Elle is a genius with creating the whole story. When I thought that she is not able to shock, she throws a new character’s POV and then the ending?! I was like WAIT….WHAT? I so did not expect ANY of that!

Amazing, pulling you in straight away story.

5 amazing and hot Stars!

*** Cover Reveal – Reveal by Elle Brooks ***

The cover reveal for Elle Brooks’ newest book is here! Isn’t it pretty?

This book is the most awaited for me!! ❤

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Small Blurb:

I used to believe in destiny.

I was six years old when I first took to the stage, and I’ve danced every day since. It’s the biggest part of who I am. The fuel that drives me forward.

My oxygen…
My life…
My soul.

The stars were perfectly aligned, and my fairy tale had slowly begun to play out like a beautifully scripted passage from a romance novel. I was all set to live my happily ever after…

Until I wasn’t.

If dancing was my heart, Daniel was the blood that kept it beating. I was content with supporting him as he worked towards his music dreams, but then he disappeared, leaving me scared, alone and suffocating under the crushing weight of his debts.

It’s said that opportunity often comes disguised as misfortune.

When one door closes, another one opens. But I wasn’t prepared for it to belong to Reveal, one of New York City’s most exclusive Burlesque Clubs.

It feels as though the universe is conspiring against me until fate thrusts two very different men into the equation. And what they have in common, no one could have predicted.

Destiny may have delivered them both, but who stays is my choice.

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Empty Promises by Elle Brooks (Promises, #3)

I have received an ARC copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
My thoughts:
I have received an ARC copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

First thing first. Message from the Author:

Empty Promises is a prequel NOVELLA and can be read before or after Promises Hurt & Forgotten Promises. It can also be read as a standalone.

Before I will even write I have to stop crying. Literally. The book is amazing.It’s sweet, funny, sad and heartbreaking. But most importantly it gives you a message. Message, that says simply LIVE! Doesn’t matter how much time you have left. It could be an hour, day, a month a year or even hundred years. Just simply grab life in your hands and do whatever you want.

The novella mostly is told from the POV of the main character: Emily. She is a teenager, that was diagnosed with Leukaemia. And it’s terminal. She is telling her story when she has only few months left. She was battling this hateful sickness for two years. But she has lost. It’s terminal and no one can do anything to save her. And for a 18 year old, with dreams, hopes it’s a disaster. She never fell in love, never will experience real heartbreak nor she will marry.

Emily is such an amazing character. She is angry at life and God, for what has been taken from her, but mostly she is worried about all those people she loves. The things she is doing to help THEM stay alive with happy memories are breathtaking. But as all young woman she is also dreaming of love. She had a long time crush on Ethan *swoon*, but he does not even notice her. she is hurt because of that, but when Lucas appears, she is able to see what real love and relationship can be like. Thanks to him she is able to feel all those emotions she lost hope to ever have.

Lucas. He is one handsome and so considerate man. God I love him to bits. He is making his goal to make Emily fall in love with him. His attempts to do that are so hilarious and so full of emotions that I was crying, laughing at the same time. My heart broke when I read his POV.

I could go on, but I can’t. I have to get some cuddles again, thank my hubby that he is healthy and than the world that even if life is shit sometimes, it’s beautiful. So now I’m crying again. And I blame Elle for being such an amazing author.

Thank you for this beautiful book. ❤

  Empty Promises (Promises, #3) 

by Elle Brooks 

Title: Empty Promises (Promises Series Book #3)
Author: Elle Brooks
Genre: NA | YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27th 2015
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Synopsis
 
Emily ~
What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? 
Would you will death to come and claim you quickly? 
Or would you pray for more time? 

It wasn’t until I knew that I was about to die, that I decided to really live. 
And it wasn’t until I gave up on love, that I finally found it. 
Just not in any of the places that I’d been searching. 
Sometimes you don’t get the fairytale happily ever after, 
but if you’re lucky, 
you get so much more. 
You get a perfect beginning that you can keep hold of until the end.
 
 
 
EMPTY Promises Elle Brooks
Excerpt…
“Where’s Dad?” I ask as I watch Mom pull a packet of coffee from the back of the cupboard.
“He’s gone for a run, sweetie,” she says matter-of- factly before throwing me a smile. Mom’s got a great game face. If I’d not overheard her conversation, I’d have no clue she was just upset.
“Okay, I have an idea, and I want you to just trust me, so grab your things and come with me. We’re going out.”
Mom looks a little bewildered by my cryptic request before she shrugs and grins. “Fine, lead the way, Emily.”
We climb into her car and I scroll through my phone until I find the address of the nearest bridal store. I locate one three miles away and begin inputting it into the GPS. Mom looks at the address, and I can see the gears in her head turning as she tries to work out the address and wonders what would have me dragging her out the house for. She’s a good sport and doesn’t seem too put out that I’m refusing to tell her what it is we’re doing as we make the short journey.
A few minutes roll by before we pull up outside Dana’s Bridal Boutique, and the GPS signals that we’ve reached our destination on the left. Mom looks at me questioningly and I give her a rueful smile. There’s only a bakery, coffee shop and the bridal store on this small stretch of road.
“I overheard you and Dad talking this morning.” She still looks confused so I point to the Bridal Boutique. She covers her mouth with her hand as she leans back into her seat, her eyes crinkling as realization dawns. “You were talking about the fact that you should go first, and that you’ll never see me in my wedding dress, or be there with me at the delivery of your first grandchild. Well, there’s little I can do about an immaculate conception,” I shrug, “but this,” I point to the store again. “This I can do.”
I watch as a million different emotions wage war behind her sapphire eyes before she admits defeat, closes them tightly and slumps forward resting her elbows on her knees and her head in her hands. I watch quietly as she holds a finger up to me, signaling she needs a minute. When she finally opens them again, they’re glassy but she seems to have recovered her composure enough to step outside the car. I don’t know what to make of the situation, and honestly, I’m regretting my decision as I climb out and round the car. Maybe this was a stupid idea and is too much for her. Hell, maybe it’s too much for me. I’m about to apologize and tell her so when she finally speaks.
“You really are something kind of wonderful, Emily,” she says before ambushing me in a fiercely tight hug. I sigh and feel a little of the tension drain from my shoulders, like someone’s just turned on an invisible faucet to ease some of the pressure.
“I’m sorry you heard that conversation. I was just having a weak moment. We don’t have to do this,” she whispers into my hair and squeezes before pushing me back to see my face.
“I’m glad I did hear, and I want to do this. Is that weird?” I answer, and it’s the truth. I am glad I overheard their conversation. I hate that she feels like she needs to be strong one hundred percent of the time for me. It’s not healthy.
“It’s not weird at all, Emily.”
“Good. Okay, enough of this.” I square my shoulders. “Let’s get in there and go play dress up.”
 
 
 
Hello…
I’m a little neurotic; I function on a tiny amount of sleep and a huge amount of caffeine. I love green skittles and have an irrational fear of stormy weather. When I’m not writing about super hot college guys, you can generally find me googling them…All in the name of research of course. I can be persuaded to do just about anything with the promise of a good book or a bottle of bubbles. Oh, and I also love to write. 
Elle is the author of the Promises Series including:
Book #1 is “Promises Hurt” released in August 2014. 
 
Book #2 is “Forgotten Promises” released November 2014.


Stalk Elle…
 
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Empty Promises by Elle Brooks (Promises, #3)

Expected publication: February 27th 2015
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Synopsis:

Emily ~

What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? Would you will death to come and claim you quickly? Or would you pray for more time?
It wasn’t until I knew that I was about to die, that I decided to really live. And it wasn’t until I gave up on love, that I finally found it. Just not in any of the places that I’d been searching.
Sometimes you don’t get the fairytale happily ever after, but if you’re lucky, you get so much more. You get a perfect beginning that you can keep hold of until the end.

***Teaser Excerpt ~ Empty Promises***

The funny thing about kisses, especially a first kiss, is that they posses the power to render you stupid. Yet you embrace it, wandering blindly into the unknown, with nothing but hope. Our kiss isn’t even a timely affair. Nor is it a carnal hunger fueled by the passionate collision of our mouths. It’s a brief moment, a magical instance, where time stands still and the earth stops spinning for the shortest of seconds. The only thing lying amongst us is the enchanting stirs of anticipation, as his face leans in closer to mine. The weight of his lips is gone all too soon. Our eyes open as we pull apart, and the air around us crackles. This one intensely perfect moment is over, and what should be the beginning, feels strangely like the end. Realization sets in, where we are and what we’re doing. And that old saying has never rung truer. Never start what you can’t finish.

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  Empty Promises (Promises, #3) 

by Elle Brooks 

Title: Empty Promises (Promises Series Book #3)
Author: Elle Brooks 
Genre: NA | YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27th 2015
Synopsis

Emily ~



What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? 

Would you will death to come and claim you quickly? 
Or would you pray for more time? 

It wasn’t until I knew that I was about to die, that I decided to really live. 
And it wasn’t until I gave up on love, that I finally found it. 
Just not in any of the places that I’d been searching. 

Sometimes you don’t get the fairytale happily ever after, 

but if you’re lucky, 
you get so much more. 
You get a perfect beginning that you can keep hold of until the end.








Hello…



I’m a little neurotic; I function on a tiny amount of sleep and a huge amount of caffeine. I love green skittles and have an irrational fear of stormy weather. When I’m not writing about super hot college guys, you can generally find me googling them…All in the name of research of course. I can be persuaded to do just about anything with the promise of a good book or a bottle of bubbles. Oh, and I also love to write. 


Elle is the author of the Promises Series including:


Book #1 is “Promises Hurt” released in August 2014. 

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Book #2 is “Forgotten Promises” released November 2014.
Stalk Elle…