Today we are having a blitz event to celebrate the TWISTED Series by L.L. Collins being on sale! There will be a feature blog tour going on all this week, to help spread the word about this sale. Check out the excerpt, feature tour stops, and the buy links for each book below.
What if your soul is so intertwined with someone else’s that it’s impossible to imagine yourself without them?
Blake McIntyre and Liane Kelly’s families have spent their vacations together on Sanibel Island their entire lives, and the two have always been the best of friends. But as they get ready to go to college, they admit that friendship isn’t enough for them anymore and spend a whirlwind two weeks daring to dream of their future together.
But building sandcastles and lazy beach walks filled with moonlight kisses isn’t the same as real life, and soon they are faced with a new reality. Can their hope of forever survive past their summer, or does fate have its own twisted plan?
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I am so freaking torn on this book. The emotional roller coaster it put me through is crazy, but most of all I seriously want to smack a lot of people lol.
I loved Blake. He is probably the only character at this moment I really have any true respect for. Liane is a typical 18 year old girl, quick to fall under someone’s manipulations. I can’t believe anyone’s parents would put her through what she’s going through without thinking of the bigger picture. As for Ronan, let’s just say don’t get me started 😕. This book drew me in from the beginning, and had my heart aching for Liane and Blake. I can’t wait to jump in to book 2 and see where it leads us! Even with me wanting to smack a lot of characters, I would definitely recommend one clicking this!!!
Life is a series of choices, and every one we make sends us down a different path…
It is easy to look back at your life and see the mistakes you’ve made and wonder how it all could’ve been different. But when the path you thought would last forever comes to an end and you have to choose a new one, do you follow the route that looks the straightest and easiest? Or do you follow your heart and choose the one that might have more twists and turns but could lead you to the happiest tomorrows?
Twisted Paths is not a standalone. This is meant to be read after book one in the Twisted series, Twisted Souls.
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Omg. I absolutely loved this book!! It’s a complete change from the first in this duet, but LL Collins brought everything together beautifully. The heartache I felt, not just for Liane and Blake, but for Carter and even Ronan, had me in tears. This story drew me right back in, and while I was a bit aggravated at Liane’s attitude at first (she’s supposed to be 36, but there were a few times she acted like a 15 year old. I tried to keep in mind that her world was turned upside down during those moments, so it was completely understandable). I loved seeing Liane and Blake grow, not only as a couple, but seeing Liane find herself and not just be what everyone expected. A phenomenal ending to this duet, and one that is definitely a must read!!!
TWISTED SOULS – EXCERPT
13 years ago
Liane watched Blake as he dug a hole in the sand next to her. She looked over her shoulder to make sure her mommy was still there. She was, talking to Blake’s mommy, known to Liane as Aunt Cathy, though she knew she wasn’t really her aunt. Her big sister was walking down the beach with a friend. Beth was nine and Liane loved her, though Beth didn’t like her little sister much.
Digging her toes in the sand, she laughed at the feeling between her toes. Liane loved the beach, and it was so fun that they got to come see Blake and his family every summer here at Sanibel Island, Florida. It was far away from her house, and it was always warm here.
Unlike her, Blake was the big brother. He had two little sisters, and his mommy had a baby boy in her tummy. Liane was jealous about that. She wanted to have a baby in her mommy’s tummy, but Mommy said no. She said Liane was her baby and it was going to stay that way.
“LiLi,” Blake said, using his nickname for her. She knew that she’d known Blake her entire life, but she was only five years old. They were both starting kindergarten when summer was over, and she was scared.
“Yeah?” Liane leaned over, looking into the deep hole that Blake had made on the beach. “What are you doing?”
Blake sat back, his dark eyes looking at her. She loved his eyes; they reminded her of chocolate, her favorite candy. His blonde hair stuck out everywhere, and sand was all over his face, making Liane laugh.
“What’s so funny, LiLi?” Blake crossed his little arms, a pout forming on his face. “Don’t laugh at me.”
“I’m not,” Liane stopped, her tummy hurting at the thought of making Blake upset with her. “I’m sorry. You just have sand on your face, and you look like a snowman in the sand.”
Blake laughed too, making Liane’s tummy feel better. He was her best friend. She had lots of friends at home in Kentucky, in her neighborhood and at her preschool, but none of them were like Blake. Even if he was a boy, which would make her best friend at home, Gretchen, wrinkle up her nose. She hated boys. “So maybe you need some sand on you, too, LiLi.” With that, he reached over and wiped some of the wet sand on her face, making her squeal.
They stood up, running after each other into the water, their mother’s watching with amused smiles on their faces.
“Wouldn’t it be great,” Liane’s mother, Margaret, said to her best friend Cathy, “if someday they got married.”
Cathy laughed, her hand on her protruding stomach. “They’re five years old, Margaret. Let’s not rush things.” She watched her son and Margaret’s daughter splashing and hugging each other, wondering what the future held for all of them.
L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She’s the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus standalones, Back to the Drawing Board, SENTENCED, and Snared: A Jaded Regret Novel. Visit LL on her website, www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!
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