Monday, June 17, 2013

Shattered Into Beautiful by Mel Ballew


After beautiful Sylver Kyllienne Brady meets death at the hands of her boyfriend, Roland Parks, she transcends into Summerland. There, she reunites with her mother and finds her soulmate, Zander. Pulled back to the earthly plane, she must embark on a journey of discovery. She uncovers a truth. She is the descendent of a long lineage of powerful Witches. She must learn to control her power, protect the family’s Amulet and Book of Shadows. Sylver has no idea what awaits her. And, this is only part of her discovery.

Lives unravel as secrets are discovered and mysteries unfold. 

Everything changes when she meets Zander Emmett –a vampire. Zander is gorgeous, exotic, sexy and unbelievably wealthy. He is also the one person a witch, such as Sylver, must avoid. Their love is forbidden but their souls draw them together like a magnet. Their bodies ignite, passion soars and their souls are left discovering, not only each other, but their destiny. His life holds secrets and enticing mysteries of his own that propel the parallels of their worlds to climaxing heights. 

Will their colliding worlds separate them? Will Sylver embrace her destiny? Will realizing what is expected of her and falling soul-fully in love with Zander - the vampire she is forbidden to love, just leave her breathless? 

Or, will she forever be Shattered Into Beautiful?

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Author Bio:

Mel Ballew resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, along with their two adorable cats. 
An avid reader, she has always had an equal passion for writing and has written her entire life, to date. Her mother initially birthed, inspired, and encouraged these loves. The two often discussed writing together but unfortunately, that dream never came to fruition.
Years later, this happened, that happened—life happened. 
She stepped away from writing to place more focus on being wife and a full-time mom. Today, she would not have changed a thing. The day her daughter was born became the first day she realized a significant rhythm to her heart was also born. Her daughter, now preparing to go off to college, has grown into a beautiful and responsible young adult.
A twisted turn of events in September 2009 left Mel unable to work outside of the home. Forced to consider other options, and while embracing a therapeutic approach of transcribing all of the challenges facing her, post-accident, she returned to journaling. Once again, the writer within her has been re-birthed—awakened from slumber.
Mel is a hopeless romantic. Blessed, she has her very own soul mate, which she calls husband, best friend, and lover. 
She is a simple country gal, with a profound love of true simplicity. She is just as hopeless in her love of nature and regards many of her writing aspirations to appreciating its beauty, although every single story is birthed from her dreams. Sometimes, in life, simply enjoying a chilled glass of sangria on a warm summer’s eve or indulging in her love of chocolate and peanut butter is an expression of enjoying such simplicity. For her, these moments are truly d’vine.

Chrissy's Review

I actually had the opportunity to beta read for this book and let me start out by saying that paranormal is generally not my thing. I like my books to be more realistic but I LOVED this book! I was completely drawn in with the prologue. From the prologue alone you learn so much about Sylver, the main character. She actually dies during the prologue which is even more intriguing and made me want to continue reading. 

Sylver is a witch her soul mate, Zander, is a vampire. They're forbidden from each other because they're supposed to be enemies. When these two get together its steamy and hot and we all know that that is exactly how I love my books. There's humor in their interactions with each other that had me chuckling throughout the book. That's all I'm going to tell you about the events in this book because I don't want to give too much away. 

But i will say that the author kept reeling me in with each chapter. That's what I love about this book. Something I wouldn't normally read and here I was wanting to read more and more. You're left wondering what's going to happen next and then BAM! I'm at the end of the book. It's a small cliff hanger. Nothing that you're going to want to scream over but enough that you're frustrated that you don't have the next book yet. I am giving Shattered Into Beautiful 4.5 stars!  


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“Sunflowers,” he spits out, as I make my way toward the door.  “What? What about them?”  I ask, confused. His entire face lights up, “You are my sunflower.  They always turn toward the sun to absorb its energy and light.  I’m glad you chose that as your safe word.  You are my sun, Kitten.  You are my ‘safe’; my sunflower.  That is why I give them to you.  In my darkness, you are my light. I just need you to know.”  Zander to Sylver


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