Blackness Awaits Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Hi have a stop on the Blackness Awaits blog tour today. I have a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

As he enters the room looking like death personified, lifeless and haunting, she knows…blackness awaits. 

Aaron Kavanagh is not to be trifled with. He’s powerful, commanding, fierce and currently homicidal. The only thing that matters in Kavanagh’s world is Shannon Kelly. She’s the beat of his heart (yes he has one) and the peace to the fury that constantly simmers within him. Without her, his life is empty and barren. Someone took what is his and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

Dylan Kellerman is lost. The love of his life has been ripped from him, leaving a tattered tortured shell of a man. On the brink of murderous insanity he must battle to find Shannon, even if she hates him. Dylan has betrayed her and he knows she won’t forgive his indiscretions. None of that matters now. All that matters is finding her. As long as she’s safe Dylan can continue to live a sad wasted existence without her by his side. Shannon brought Dylan back to life, without her in the world he’ll cease to exist.

Shannon Kelly is gone. Stolen from her home and loved ones, she must now fight. Fighting has never been an issue for her, but this is a new opponent that she isn’t prepared for…her past. When every reality she thought she knew is called into question, Shannon learns her life isn’t what she thought it was. With the promise of a future with Dylan stolen from her before her world implodes, Shannon must rely on the family that has protected her for the last thirteen years to come for her. She won’t win this fight on her own…Shannon is going to lose.
My Review
Shannon (Kid) Kelly has been kidnapped. She is all alone and knows she probably won't be getting out alive. She has no idea what they want from her but she knows she won't go out without a fight. She thinks the man she loves betrayed her and she knows she has to depend on her on her boys to save her. Dylan Kellerman loves Kid with all his heart. She has gave him a reason to live. Now he is afraid he has lost her for good before he can explain what happened. He doesn't care if she never speaks to him again just as long as they find her safe. Aaron Kavanagh is a man not to be messed with. He is rough, tough and powerful. In his life he has cared for his family and the bright spot in his life Kid. She is the world to him and without her he may just take the world down. She is what keeps him and the other boys together. While Kid fights for her life Dylan and Aaron along with the others fight to hold it together long enough to save her.

There is so many wonderful characters in this book but since it is told from Kid, Dylan and Aaron I will just talk about them. Kid is so amazing. She is a tough woman who works hard and seems to bring out the best in all around her. She can make the biggest and toughest man be a baby around her. She inspires love and loyality to all who care for her. She has some secrets in her past that even she doesn't know. While she has had many tough moments in her life she never gives up. I like her boys love her so much. Dylan is a big, sexy tough guy who has made a small mistake and seems to keep paying for it. He truly suffers a lot in this book and you can't help but feel for him. He loves Kid with his whole heart and soul. Aaron I have to say has my heart in his huge hands. In some ways I wish Kid and he had ended up together even if they don't see each other in that way. I just wanted to see him happy and it seems Kid is what makes him happiest. Kid and Dylan are amazing together I just love Aaron so much. The author as created me a dream man in him. I will say there is someone else in this book that melted my heart and that is Johnny. He is very special.

To say I enjoyed the first book is putting it mildly. I fell in love with the characters in it and couldn't wait to read this book. However I was worried it would be like many books and the second would fall short. However that isn't the case here. If anything I loved this book so much more. I cried so many times reading this book and I am not a person who cries easy. There was tears of sorrow, tears of joy and tears just from how amazing these people ar. I really felt like they were part of my extended family reading about them. There is danger as you can tell from the blurb but there is so much more. This is to me about a woman who has found her true family in the form of a crazy crew. I don't know why it just seems to work. These guys will melt your heart and make you want them all for your own. I really hope the author keeps writing about all of them. I want all the boys to find someone special but I know I will be jealous of whoever gets Aaron. If you have not read the first book do so. Be sure to get this one as well because you will want it right away. I can't recommend this series enough. This author is on my auto buy list and I just know I will be following er work for a long time.

5 out of 5 Stars but I would give more if I could!

Blackness Takes Over is Norma Jeanne’s debut novel. What began as an homage to the home town of a homesick Midwestern girl, unfolded a story of love, danger, humor, and trust. She’s currently working on her untitled sophomore effort. We can’t wait to see what thrilling saga she leads us through next!

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).

In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” –Dylan Thomas
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

5 Winners will receive an E-Copy of Blackness Takes Over by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
2 Winners will receive a Signed Copy of Blackness Takes Over by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
3 Winners will receive 4GB USB flash drives by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
7 Winners will receive Postcard and Bookmark by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
4 Winners will receive Sticky Notes and Pens by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.

I would like to thank Book Nerd Tours and Norma Jeanne Karlsson for the chance to be part of this tour.

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  1. That is an outstanding and flattering review Pam! Thank you so much for your kind words and support of the Blackness Series. I hope you'll be on the tour for Shrouded in Blackness next month :)

    1. Thank you for the chance to read it. I got my fingers crossed I make in onto the tour!


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