Monday, February 13, 2017

Blog Tour & Review: War Poppy (War #1) by LP Lovell & Stevie J. Cole


Title: War Poppy 
Series: War #1
Author: Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell writing as Nicole Lynne 
Release Date: February 6th, 2017

Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we're left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.

War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you're only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain...a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I've lost—what we've lost. In the midst of destruction, she's a salvation I don't deserve.

I shouldn't love him.

I shouldn't love her.

Love is a war we never should have fought.


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War Hope, War #2, is releasing May 2nd, 2017

About the Authors:

Stevie J. Cole:

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her husband and two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel.Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.

P.S. Stevie's greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!

LP Lovell:

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

She's a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy. LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.

My Review:
It's very rare for me to find a book that tears my heart out and breaks it in so many pieces that it takes me ages after that to put it back together. And since I joined the blog, that happens even less than before. But War Poppy is one of those books. A story that will make you ugly cry no matter where you are (in my case I was on the train back home - not one of my best ideas). It is a heartbreaking story that will grab your heart from the very start and it won't stop squeezing and shredding until there is nothing left. 

Poppy and Brandon are two incredible characters. Each one of them has their own demons and nightmares. But together, life seems easier, brighter. At least at times. The try to help each other overcoming the darkness within them but unfortunately, that's not something you can always do. And sometimes, the cost of the darkness is more than you are willing to pay. 

I don't think I can say much more without revealing something from the book. So I will stop here. But trust me. This is one book you want to read. Yes, it will tear you apart but it is so worth it. I do think it should come with a warning though. And probably a bottle of vodka. Or if you are a lover of whisky like Poppy and Brandon, then one of those. But no matter what you do, you will be in tears by the end of it!!!

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