HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my very favorites – R.L. Griffin!! And to celebrate she’s having a HUGE SALE and GIVEAWAY! ALL of her books are on sale for only .99 each so if you’re missing any of her amazing books now is the time to complete your collection. R.L. is really one of my very favorite authors and people, she was one of the first authors I got to ‘know’ when I started blogging and I absolutely adore her! I hope you’ll join me in wishing her a super duper HAPPY BIRTHDAY and don’t forget to head to her Facebook page to enter the giveaway!
I actually had the awesome pleasure of meeting her (and having drinks with her) in Vegas a couple years ago and it was a nerd-girl’s dream come true!
Head over to her Facebook Page to enter the giveaway:
By a Thread (By a Thread #1)
Stella’s future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning.
With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor; sometimes clothed.
Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants?
With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future and with the man who destroyed her heart.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2pQZLNq
Tension (By a Thread #2)
The Stella who emerges from the rubble of the bombing in Montana is a woman full of conflict. She knows she should be grateful that she lived when others didn’t, but after waking in the hospital as a celebrity, complete with a new moniker, she’s bitter and distrustful, questioning everything in her life. She’s unsure of her friends, her new boyfriend, and her job. In addition, a face from the past reappears and threatens to take the one good thing in her life.
Stella attempts to deal with the new scrutiny of her life with her usual sense of humor, but she’s filled with a new emotion that she tries desperately to hide: HATE. Her recovery is hastened by her determination to find the man who turned her into a walking scar. She’s going to kill him; she needs to kill him.
Stella isn’t alone. She has her close friends and her dog, Cooper. Will their support be enough to help Stella accomplish her plan, or will this endeavor be her undoing?
This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2rxnCOG
Seamless (By a Thread #3)
Professional, successful, survivor Stella has mastered the art of appearances and conquering what life throws at her. Time after time, she chooses to fight even though she’s consistently poised to break. It’s that fight to get her life back, to make things right, to survive that defines who she is. She’s been loved, left, lost, blown up, shot, and exploited. Physically, she’s almost completely put back together. Mentally, Stella’s one step from a vindictive retaliation that may or may not be her best choice.
In Seamless, Stella has no choice but to step into the ring with someone who she once loved. It’s a dirty fight that will take all she has. Will she do what it takes to win? Will she make it out alive?
You’ll cheer her on until you realize all is not what it seems. Appearances can be deceiving.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2pQY4zx
Heart in Wire (By a Thread #4)
This book has spoilers in it if you haven’t read the By A Thread series yet, you may not want to read the synopsis. This is a companion book to that series and I highly suggest reading it first.
Have you ever been involved in an epic love story where you wound up alone? Have you devoted yourself so completely to someone that you lost yourself in their abyss?
Patrick Greer spent the past five years revolving around El. He fought like hell to not feel the emotions for her that were hidden deep in his gut, until he couldn’t anymore. He was so sure of them, of her, of what they were to each other, until he wasn’t.
Patrick couldn’t even imagine the things he’d done for her, with her and to her. El broke him.
He was a liar, a friend, a lover, a fixer, a runner and a killer.
Now he had to figure out who he was without her.
*There are adult situations, tons of cussing and you may enjoy this book with an adult beverage.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2pQWEVP
Her name is Emery Shaw…Emily Sanders…Emma Simpson. Her family was well off, she ran. They looked for her, she hid. They found her, she ran again. Tragedy strikes, she gets even. The fact is, she doesn’t know who she is, she tried to run, to hide and make a life for herself, but that backfired. No one knows her except her best friend, Rachel, if that’s even an adequate word for what they are to each other. Rachel helps her build a life for herself below the radar, which is fine until the unthinkable happens, knocking Em out of her unfeeling cocoon. When her house of cards comes tumbling down she runs again, until the one person who can change her mind finds her.
**Due to adult situations, language and possible scenarios that may be difficult for some readers to take…take a breath before you start this one. It’s gritty and not pretty. Nothing is pretty here. Whiskey is a good thing.**
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2rxuNGw
I’m also going to share my review of this book because I think it is absolutely amazing!
I feel like I have to start by saying that giving this book stars doesn’t do it justice. Razorblade Kisses was a true journey and experience.
Without a doubt this is one of the most powerful, amazing books I’ve read! I did not just read this book, I felt it. R.L. Griffin managed to break my heart and give me hope in the same sentence.
Emery Shaw is a girl living a nightmare without an escape, until she meets Rachel and finds a best friend and savior. She is able to escape but that is definitely not the end of the story, in fact just the beginning. Em now has to learn what it means to survive and more-so, believe she survived and find the hope that she deserves to live and to be happy.
This is a book unlike others I’ve read. It made me feel things so deep I felt them to my core. There were times when I got angry and sad that I felt like I was being ripped apart. Sometimes in life there are things we experience that we don’t want to remember but can’t forget. Emery is a walking example of what it feels like to have those things.
While there is darkness in this story there is also light and beautiful hope. Emery proves that even when we are damaged or broken, when we make all the wrong decisions there is still hope and love. It may not come easy but survival comes with hope, love and forgiveness.
I don’t want to give anything away by going into the plot, it’s too important to ruin. The story is deep and sometimes dark but there is also hope and stunning strength and the characters R.L. Griffin has created are perfection. Between Rachel, Noah and Tim we find some true heroes to love and love and love!
Read this book! It may not be the easiest, flowery –love story book, but it’s real. Razorblade Kisses is powerful, raw and yes beautiful. This book touched my heart so deeply that I’ve struggled to find the right words to describe it at times, but it in the end it filled me with such hope that it is now one of my all-time favorite books. . Finding that light in darkness isn’t always easy, but when you do there is such beauty to be found, and that is Razorblade Kisses.
R.L. Griffin is a truly amazing author and I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her, her books staying with me and her characters feeling like my friends. Razorblade Kisses is her most amazing work yet and I can’t wait to read more from this amazing woman.
Sunshine & Whiskey (Drinking #1)
Sometimes the best things in life come from the unexpected. So if you lower your expectations, then you’ll never be disappointed. Sound cheesy? It is, but it’s also true. Clichés come from a grain of truth…like a man with a Porsche is compensating for something, or once a cheater always a cheater—you get the idea. Sorry, I digress. I’m supposed to be telling you what this book is about.
I’m Megan Walker, a lawyer at one of the hottest boutique law firms in Atlanta. I’m on the fast track to making partner and have my entire life planned out…or I did.
We all know how that goes, right? Best laid plans and all that.
Life just threw me a couple curveballs, so I’ve set out to take things into my own hands. By throwing caution to the wind and getting out of my A-type personality bubble, I’m learning more about myself than I have in my twenty-seven years.
Sound like a chick flick, doesn’t it?
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2rxtaZo
Manbuns & Martinis (Drinking #1.5)
My name is Brad Ellis. You think you know me. You don’t know shit. I’ve been a hustler my entire life. I work three jobs to get what I want, but I’m not there yet. I live with a roommate that has been my best friend for over a decade and we make it work, but life is hard. It’s always been hard, until I met Megan Walker.
Sometimes people come into your life and you think it’s just for fun and games. Then they turn into one of the most important people. Don’t take anyone for granted, because as soon as you do they will be gone.
I’m a cover model.
I’m a dreamer.
Never stop hustling.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2rxjgag
I was broken before I met Sebastian Pryor, but he decimated me. I swept the ashes of myself into a pile that I kept safe for thirteen years. Believe me it wasn’t pretty, oh but people thought we were perfect. I hate myself most days. I hate that I feel for him as much as I loathe who I’ve become with him. This story is hard to hear. You know what the worst part is? You’ll see part of you in me. You’ll hate that. You won’t tell anyone.
My story is about cracks. A description or telling of how cracks in a marriage, a life, a personality, a heart and a mind begin and continue for years without anyone knowing. You don’t always see what causes the fissure, but you feel it. Can you remember who you were before all of this started, before your life became a jumble of deceit, longing and regret?
This book isn’t for anyone who needs a happily ever after.
This book isn’t for anyone who needs a fun time out from their life.
This book isn’t for anyone, but me.
This is my story. I won’t apologize for it.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2pQQ4P8
Bleed the Water Red
When Kate Tennison returns to the low country of South Carolina it’s with her tail tucked between her legs. She doesn’t want to be there and face the love of her life, who’s now married with a child. Distance has not broken the spell of fear that surrounds why she ran from her home in the first place.
Her story is a tragic one.
Mom in rehab.
When we run from something looking back over our shoulder, we miss the scars on the arms that now hold us.
Can the magic of the water heal her wounded heart or does something dangerous lurk underneath the perfect features of the new man she’s decided to take a chance on?
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2pR5aEs
About R.L. Griffin
R.L. lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, son, and two dogs. After going to law school at American University, Washington College of Law, she settled back in the state in which she grew up but only after she fell in love with D.C. She worked in the Senate during the impeachment trial and the Department of Justice.