Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Blog Tour - Beautifully Awake By Riley Mackenzie

Title: Beautifully Awake
Author: Riley Mackenzie
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2, 2013

Diagnosis: Sleep-running
Treatment: Truth
Prognosis: Beautifully Awake

Lili Porter hates the rain. Bad things happen in the rain. As a small town social worker dedicated to protecting children, she is forced to start over to escape her rural disaster. Determined to follow her father’s advice—head up and chin high—Lili finds herself in a new city, taking on a new system, this time healthcare. In doing so, she gets something she never expected, an intimate behind-the-scenes look at life in the hospital.

Lili learns that a surgeon’s hands have the power to heal more than physical wounds. And a prescription for truth can cure three years of sleep running and leave you beautifully awake.


“Baby, I want to sleep with you.” His voice softened. “This isn’t about sex. This is about sleeping ... with you ... in our bed, just sleeping, no talking. Just silence, me listening to your soft breaths. That’s truth.” And once again this man had completely disarmed me with words alone. “See you soon, baby.”

Silence filled my ear. I turned and dropped my phone on the bed.

"You're not going to tell him, huh?" Sierra raised her eyebrows and frowned.

"I don't know, but I'm definitely not ready tonight."
"This thing with Dr. Hot-as-Balls is serious, isn't it?"
I couldn't help but nod. My gut told me she wasn't wrong.
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My Review - Debut Book
Lili Porter was a social worker in the small town of Wrangel, until she fled and went to join her best friend Sierra and became a case worker at the local hospital. Lili loves her job she has good friends. But she has a wall erected around her emotions higher than the great wall  of china, and NOTHING gets past it. Until the new attending starts.
"Storm cloud grey eyes locked with mine and cut me like glass. It was hard to tell if it was deliberation or anger, but his intensity startled me.  My breathe hitched and I took a step back"
Chase Colton( Dr Bossy, Dr Jealous, Dr Possessive) is the new attending and as soon as he sees lili he starts to feel thing he's not allowed himself to feel for years. The attraction is intense. Lili and Chase both have to face the demons so the can stop running.
Wow, Wow, Wow. I freaking LOVED this book. I was reading it on my lunch break in work-NOT ADVISED, I was 14% into the book and wanted to lock myself in a room. I was so tempted to ditch work and carry on reading. This book compelled me from the start and I didn't want to stop reading till I finished.
I literary don't want to say too much about this book for the fear of spoiling it. Riley Mackenzie does a fantastic job with this book, you can easily picture everything they write, see everything they write about as if you were there.
I loved all of the characters, I couldn't pick one favourite, ok that was a lie, Chase............ Girls we have another Hot, Sexy, Alpha Male for our list.
I LOVED the cover, from the first time I seen it I was intrigued. For a Debut Book it is stunning and compelling. This is the book that long after you have read it you still think about it.  I would read this again and again. I loved that this was set around medicine.
The topics they write about are current, the one thing you could take from this book would be that if you want something you have to stop running and fight for what you want.
I have lots of quotes that I highlighted that I was going to use, but I decided to hold on to them because I don't want to spoil it for you but I am going to use these two final ones.
Lili- " I don't want to run anymore, im just so tied of sleep running"
Chase " Im not going anywhere, baby, I want you awake and I definitely want our life playing out live because I don't want to miss a fucking second of it"
This book you have to read. It is stunningly wrote, it compels you from the beginning. Its amazing to read.
Riley Mackenzie, I loved reading every second of this book, thank you, I cant wait to read more of what you write.
This book gets 5/5 stars and 5/5 for movie moments.

About The Authors
Yep. That's an “s.” There are two of us!

We’re East coast girls separated by Long Island Sound who met in Physician Assistant School and have been besties ever since. We can safely say that thirteen miles of water does not get in the way because we talk or text, no exaggeration, at least 150 times a day. No, really, we do—about everything and nothing. Shockingly, we never (we mean never) run out of things to say. Umm, ever. We definitely laugh A LOT and we’re a tad sarcastic. And if we’re being totally honest, one or two people might have, on occasion, used our names and ‘dramatic’ in the same sentence. But it’s hard to trust the sources since they married us.
It only took twelve years, two husbands, five kids, two dogs, and a two-week vacation in Cape Cod later to decide the romance world needed a splash of medicine. Write what you know.

So you can easily find us at 4 o'clock on Bank Street beach with a glass of cold Prosecco brainstorming. And guaranteed if we bump into you, literally, it’s only because our iPhones are glued to our hands (totally out of our control) either writing or editing our next novel (and yes, it is possible to do from your iPhone, we mastered it … damn those straight quotations).

When we are not working on our book or reading the latest angsty romance on our kindles, you basically name it and we have it going on. Soccer, lacrosse, golf, swimming, dance, gymnastics, football, chess, baseball, basketball, skiing, ice skating, school, homework, and more school. 

Oh yeah, did we forget to mention our careers in medicine?
Needless to say, we realized fast that something had to go, so we opted for sleep. It’s completely overrated (yet so AMAZING) and delirium makes everything funnier. Good thing we share a brain and can pretty much complete each other’s sentences (definitely weird, we know), otherwise it might have taken us two years to write Beautifully Awake rather than one.

So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!

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1 comment:

  1. WOW!! We LOVE your review. Thanks for being part of our blog tour and giving new indie authors a chance!! xoxox Riley Mackenzie