Saturday, April 6, 2013

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway: A Moment by Marie Hall








Ryan Cosgrove and Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don't know it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever changed.

Spending Valentine's Day at a burlesque bar, hadn't been Liliana's ideal way of spending a Friday night. She'd much rather be back at campus, doing homework... until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and gorgeous, Lili can't keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff manners and drunken disposition she's intrigued.


Ryan's got demons, and they're deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his attraction to the petite brunette he's tired of fighting, of pretending the last fifteen years haven't been a daily struggle just to get out of bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determined she'll not only save his body, but his soul too.
This is their moment...



Review of A Moment:



A moment by Marie Hall.

This book was amazing , it's hard to describe but my emotions were on high alert. It has so many high and low moments, its sometimes hard to catch your breath. 

 This book follows two amazing people Ryan Cosgrove (who doesn't think he's amazing) and Lilianna Delgado. Both feeling alone in the world and have only themselves  to rely on (or so they think). 

Ryan Cosgrove has Demons nipping at his heels for the last 15 years, tragic circumstances lead him to believe he is dirty and unlovable, some days he can wipe it away with booze, sex, and fighting but some days break him and leaves him wishing for death. Lilianna Delgado has her shares of hardship, getting pregnant at the age of 14 with a autistic child who can't communicate with her, a boyfriend that left her all those years ago. A mother who got sick with cancer and a father full of disappointment leaves his wife and daughter behind for a better life. Struggling with nursing school, a job and family Lili is burned out. 

A chance meeting between the two that didn't go well but kept a lasting impression on them both. Tragedy brings them closer and  brings these two lost souls back together. Ryan a warm, amazing , compassionate man reaches for Lili, feeling her strength and kindness he is drawn to her. Lili can't believe a man like Ryan would ever fall for her, he's gorgeous and loving. Although their relationship is full of ups and downs, heartache and passion they can't let each other go. This writer wrote some great characters and the story is amazing, it was hard to put down ....a must read....I give it a 4.5 star review.

Nanee 



Ryan top 5


His favorite book is War and Peace

He loves Chamomile Tea over coffee any day

His favorite color is gray

He loves plain vanilla ice cream

He worships the ground Liliana walks on



Liliana top 5

Her favorite movies are horrors, her absolute favorite is Phantom of the Opera

She won't eat ice cream unless it's piled high with fudge

She loves classic rock, especially Fleetwood Mac's Silver Springs

She plays the guitar

She will fight to the death to protect those that she loves, including Ryan





Excerpt:

Ryan


Fuck! This is just what I need.

The bastard cracked my jaw in two places, granted they’re hairlines, but that 

doesn’t mean it doesn’t throb like a sonofabitch. 


It was worth it though.


I smirk, even though doing it makes the pain feel like someone’s shoved a hot 

poker through my face. I don’t care. It’s done. Over. Never again.


The doctors gave me pills, sent me home.Home.


I don’t have one of those anymore.


But I don’t care. I’m more free now than I’ve ever been. My parents, they’ve 

never believed me. Just think I’m a big fucking screw up. I barely graduated 

high school. There goes Ryan, such a disgrace to his parents. Such good god-

fearing people, what a shame to be saddled with something like that.


I’ve heard it all before.

It stopped bothering me a long time ago.



But today I had to do it-- had to confront my uncle, because I’m eighteen and 

I’m a man and I had to show him that.

Never again. Not to anybody else. I pounded that truth into his fat face with my 

bloody fists.

Flexing my fingers I stare at the swollen and distorted mass of tissue. The sun 

is beating down on my head. All I have left in this world are the clothes on my 

back. I’m not going back home, couldn’t even if I wanted to.

My dad kicked me out after the fight, says he can’t handle me anymore. 

Honestly, I think he would have found a reason anyway, but this fight was the 

perfect excuse-- a way for him to maintain his spotless reputation within the 

community.


All I ever wanted is for him to fucking believe me. But his chance is over. I’m 

done and no matter what anybody else says, I’m not stupid, but with my grades 

there won’t be any college in my future.


Glancing down the busy street it takes me all of two seconds to decide where 

I’m going.

Away.


Far, far away from Austin, Texas. In fact, I want out of the country.

I can’t breathe here anymore. 


I’m joining the Marines and I’m going to war.




Bio:
Marie Hall has always had a dangerous fascination for creatures that go bump in the night. And mermaids. And of course fairies. Trolls. Unicorns. Shapeshifters. Vampires. Scottish brogues. Kilts. Beefy arms. Ummm... Bad boys! Especially the sexy ones. Which is probably why she married one!

On top of that she’s a confirmed foodie, she nearly went to culinary school and then figured out she could save a ton of money if she just watched food shows religiously! She’s a self-proclaimed master chef, certified deep sea dolphin trainer, finder of leprechaun’s gold at the end of the rainbow, and rumor has it she keeps the Troll King locked away in her basement. All of which is untrue, however, she does have an incredibly active imagination and loves to share her crazy thoughts with the world!




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