September 23, 2013

Blog Tour: The Darkest Part by Trisha Wolfe – Review and Giveaway

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The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood ) by Trisha Wolfe

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Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler’s remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Only…is Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks’ family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler’s case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother’s ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs him…plus, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she’s unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her. 

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add to goodreadsThe Darkest Part (Living Heartwood ) by Trisha Wolfe
Publication Date:  August 6, 2013

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MaryAnn NewOh Trisha Wolfe, how I love your books!  The Darkest Part is definitely among the top of books that you have to read.  It’s full of sexy goodness with a paranormal(ish) type twist.  The characters are ones that you will instantly fall in love with, and won’t soon forget.  It’s everything you would want in a sexy contemporary romance read and more.

Sam is ready to spend the rest of her life with Tyler, the man she loves…until he is tragically ripped away from her life.  But is he?  Sam still sees Tyler, even though he’s dead and gone.  No matter what she does, he appears and it’s as if he’s never left…except that Sam can’t touch him…and his memory seems to be slipping.

After researching the reason why he’s lingering, Sam comes to the conclusion that she must go on their honeymoon trip, and scatter his ashes at the places he wanted to stop at.  But Tyler’s brother, Holden, takes it upon himself to protect and look out for Sam, whether it’s for Tyler or for himself.

With a past that affects both Sam and Holden in a different way, their ultimate road trip may just be the healing process they both need to get away from a dark secret that may change everything  between them.

Trisha Wolfe has written a hit here, folks!  It was a read that I absolutely could not put down.  Not only was it full of sexy goodness and a sexual tension you could cut with a knife, it was also full of so much raw emotion that you can’t help but feel totally and completely invested in the lives of Sam and Holden.

I knew what I wanted from the beginning, when it came to these characters.  Author, Trisha Wolfe does a fantastic job in having me second guess whether or not I would see it come true.  With an unforgettable twist that changes all the rules between Sam and Holden, my heart cried out for a past that made me so angry I saw red.

Holden has easily become one of my top book boyfriends.  With that lip ring and bad boy attitude, with his softer side shining through in various parts, I couldn’t get enough of this guy!  And Sam is a character that I really enjoyed getting to know.  Strong and pretty independent, witnessing her struggle with her grasp on reality also pulled at my heart strings.

I was not ready for this book to end.  I craved the conversation and chemistry of Sam and Holden like I crave coffee.  A Dark Path by Trisha Wolfe is one read that will absolutely embed itself into your very soul, and characters that are truly unforgettable.

I recommend this read to fans of Contemporary reads with a hint of something paranormal.  If you’re looking for a book that will have you thinking of it well after the last page has been turned, and are in the mood for characters that will make you have so many feels, you need to read The Darkest Part by Trisha Wolfe ASAP!



I’m the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY’S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), ASTARTE’S WRATH NA Historical/Supernatural, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. My NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013.

I’m the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre. Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies.

A proud business owner, I’m partnered with my partner, my husband. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I’m a wife and the mother of a gorgeous teen boy who’s the sounding board for my male characters.

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  1. krsz

    Seems like such a sweet book!

  2. Juana Esparza

    I want to read this book. This story caught my attention. I added it to my book wish list.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  3. Vivien

    I haven’t read any books by this author yet. But after reading your review I feel like I should have! It definitely sounds promising. Especially because I’ve really been on a contemporary kick lately.

  4. deb p

    A wonderful review, can’t miss this one. Add to my must read list.

  5. Good review. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  6. Vera Machado

    Seems to be a great book! Great review!

    Can’t wait to read it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :D

  7. Veronica Vasquez

    Great review! “The Darkest Part” sounds like a wonderful read!

  8. joe hawkshaw

    Great review love it.

  9. Meghan Stith

    I have a question for the author, Trisha, if you could pick anyone to play the main roles in this book if were ever to go to film, who would you choose and why?
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Jennifer Lane

    Excellent review. I’m excited to read this because I love Trish and it’s a contemporary romance. How extensive is the paranormal element?

  11. Megan

    This one sounds so good! Holden sounds like he might be the kind of bad boy I like.

  12. Blacky

    This one sounds amazing, can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  13. Sassy Spratt

    Loved your review :)

  14. Kamla L.

    The Darkest Part sounds like an emotionally intense read and with such a passionate review, I’m so looking forward to reading it. Thanks!

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