If you missed the first stop on the #NYNB2016 Blog Tour, click on this link to check it out. (There’s also an introduction to the tour on the podcast that came out yesterday.) We’re switching gears from last time’s focus on epic fantasy toward the other end of the spectrum, in a way, toward books that are more fairytale romance oriented. As before, book covers link to Goodreads for more info.
What a great cover! You can tell by looking at it that it’s probably going to be a romance, but the colorful painted swirls that might be a dress or wings, worn by the dancing woman at the center give it a lyrical quality that suggests it’s something more.
Jazz lives her life according to colour.
She vibes off people’s colour.
Her world is happy, bright, fluro. Until her sister goes missing, followed closely by her mother.
She moves across the country and starts a new life. Some of it good, some of it a little bad. All of it colourful. It is there she meets a man who makes her question herself, her previous life and where she is going in this one. Jazz wants to move forward but she also can’t forget the mystery surrounding her mother and sister.
Here’s what one reviewer on Amazon thought about this book:
“All the Colours is the “indie film” of romance novels. There’s no better way to describe it … If you are looking for a simple plot where the heroine meets the hero and pursues a courtship, this book delivers so much more than that (and probably much more than what you want to sift through.) If you are ready to be engrossed in a book that explores friendships, love and family in an authentic way, you will be very satisfied with this story. Lo-Arna Green does a superb job of capturing the voice of her characters. The people of her story are believable and vibrant, leaping off the page with so much life force that they seem like people you know personally. At times, the writing is so honest that it breaks away from the “romance novel” mold completely and evolves into a character study.”
The next book in this synesthesic series just came out (1/7/16) and takes the opposite end of the spectrum – darkness, giving it more a more gothic feel while still the overall character of a fairy tale romance.
Nate knew a life of colour when he had Stella by his side.
Now she’s gone, her life cut short, he sinks deep into darkness when he discovers who is responsible.
He leaves town and leads a quiet life keeping to himself, not feeling he deserves anything more than just merely existing, in all the darkness.
Edie is trapped in her life, made prisoner by those who are meant to love and protect her.
She is drowning in a quicksand she can’t breathe in. She’s lost her voice, her strength, her self-esteem.
When these two cross paths, they’ll both wonder if they deserve happiness. Can they make their way out of the darkness and to happiness with each other?
How do we convince ourselves we deserve happiness? How do we live with the dark acts we have committed?
All the Darkness explores the parts of our minds we try to keep hidden, even from ourselves.
Book 2 in All The Colours series.
Here’s what one reader on GR wrote about it:
“Lo-Arna has again captured the intricacies of her characters, making you hurt and love right alongside them. I especially enjoyed Lo-Arna’s portrayal of Nate, I love his character and admire his loyalty. I think Lo-Arna has written him to perfection. A must read for those who like their romance with a side of darkness.”
If these books looked intriguing, you’ll be happy to know that Lo-arna has many more books in the pipeline for 2016! (You can sneak peak the covers on the Smashwords link below.) Check out the social media links below for more details:
Read Lo-arna’s interview at Smashwords
Follow Lo-arna on Twitter @loarnagreen
Watch for more discussion on Lo-arna’s work on The Thirteenth Hour Podcast – date pending.
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Thanks for stopping by! Next stop on the tour will be Malinda Andrews, author of the Incalescent Trilogy – coming 1/22/16!
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