Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway!- Deep Down (Lockhart Brothers #1) by Brenda Rothert

Title: Deep Down (Lockhart Brothers #1)
Author: Brenda Rothert
Publication Date: May 5th 2015 by Silver Sky Publishing, Inc
Plot:  I’m falling.
Sometimes you fall so hard you can’t get back up. My closest companions now are shame and loss. But a sliver of hope lies in the only person I have left in this world – the one who’s growing inside me.
Survival becomes living again because of my child, and the town where I begin anew. That’s where I meet the man who starts to melt the ice inside my heart.
As we get closer, reminders of my past become sharper. Clearer. To confront the pain, I have to discover what’s deep down inside me. Is there enough left there to become whole again, or am I too wounded to heal?

A portion of sales from this book will benefit the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP

 My Review 

☆ I received an RC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

#A Raw, Powerful & Emotional Read!

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Deep Down covers terrain where most will not. For some it will be shocking and taboo subject matter where most will not speak or even entertain the thought about; and for others, it will be informative and eye opening.

While these topics are in no way graphic, but rather depicted in a tasteful delivery, it is not meant to offend, cause distress, or cause triggers to readers. It is simply meant to serve as a beacon of hope to all of those who feel lost and alone.

Author Brenda Rothert skillfully reinvents herself, as she creates a world of a survivor, Ivy, who lives through the daily motions but isn’t really living. Ivy's world is black and white, bleak and nonexistent and stems from a series traumatic and tragic unfortunate events that left her the empty shell she is today.

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Deep Down is beautifully crafted, it was also heart wrenchingly but also more deep and tragic that I had imagined.

I’ve always believed that when you pick up a book to always put yourself in their shows and travel on their journey with them.

But, man did I not expect for my heartstrings to be constantly pulled by Ivy’s brokenness. She is a victim and carries her burden and shame everywhere with her, along with her 3-year old son Noah, and doesn’t see the light of where it will end.

That is, until Reed Lockhart enters the picture and helps her pick up the pieces and help her realize that the only way to salvation for her and a better life is to dig deep inside and confront the demons of her past. Not only for her, but for the well-being of her child.

Can Ivy rise up and gather her inner strength and heal old hurts and move forward with her life?

Can she break the destructive cycle of hers that she’s succumbed herself to and make a future with Reed?

Or will it take a hold of her and drown her from beneath?

And can Reed save her from destroying herself from within?

Read and you will find out!

An unforgettable tale of the human spirit and its testament of overcoming obstacles and obscurities!! 

#Light will always prevail over darkness in the end!!
##Can’t wait for more Lockhart brothers goody-goodness!

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My Rating:
It happened without warning on a quiet, snowy January day. Or maybe there had been signs that I’d ignored because they were too painful to acknowledge. Either way, the course of my life was changed that day. After it was over I just remember watching the snowflakes through my open bedroom window. Falling silently from the sky, they were the closing curtain on eighteen years of trusting that all people were inherently good. ----------------------- It was the first day back from the winter break and I was wrapped up in the excitement that filled the hallways of Lexington High School. There was an unspoken energy circulating around those of us who were seniors. Home stretch, baby. The last semester of high school is underway. Your future starts now. And, for me, this new term couldn’t end soon enough. My mom’s death this past September had plunged me into a deep sadness I still hadn’t fully emerged from. Over the course of the past four months I’d gotten good at plastering on a phony smile to let everyone know I’d moved on. Putting this school year behind me would be more sweet than bitter. Sure, I had great friends I’d miss when I went off to college in the fall. And dance team…for sure I would miss that. Most of all, I would miss my boyfriend Levi, but somehow I knew that once high school was over I really would be able to move on. A warm, familiar arm wrapping around my waist from behind made me break out in a genuine grin. “How was your day, baby?” Levi asked, pulling me against his side as we walked down the hall. “Good. You?” He shrugged. “Everybody’s talking about graduation. It hasn’t seemed close until now.” “Did you get those scholarship essays done?” “Yep.” He pulled me a little closer, steering me away from a cluster of loud underclassmen who were about to run me over. “Am I riding with you today? I can catch a ride home with Sami if you’re lifting weights after school.” He leaned down and kissed my temple. “The only weight I’m interested in right now is yours on top of me.” I held back a smile. Our after school make out sessions were one of Levi’s favorite things. But between the time off his parents and my dad had taken off over the holiday break, we hadn’t gotten much time alone. 

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 About the Author 

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Brenda Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons. She was a daily print journalist for nine years, during which time she enjoyed writing a wide range of stories.
These days Brenda writes New Adult Romance in the Contemporary and Dystopian genres. She loves to hear from readers by email at bjrothert@sbcglobal.net.

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