Blog Tour Stop ~ Review & Excerpt ~ Awakening by Ashley Suzanne

14 Dec



Title: Awakening

Series: The Destined Series #2

Author: Ashley Suzanne

Cover by:

Toski Covey of Toski Covey Photography and

Sommer Stein of Perfect Pear Creative 

New Synopsis

Mira’s broken and battered. She’s fighting to put herself back together while her heart is trying to forget. Can she continue moving forward with one man while in love with another?

Skylar’s wrestling demons he never imagined in his wildest dreams. The girl he’s been in love with for years finally has feelings for him. There’s only one problem: her heart might lie somewhere else. How long until his will power shatters?

Who will seize Mira’s heart and never let go? Will these feelings ever go away or will they be an AWAKENING?



New excerpt

I continue to giggle all the way down the hall and into the elevator. As soon as we hit the elevator, the proximity of Skylar to my humming body really hits home and I feel a sudden wave of arousal. I haven’t felt this way since I woke up, not even with Danny. Glancing over at Skylar, I can see him fidgeting around.

As I’m looking at him, he turns to face me, and I can see the arousal in his eyes. He casually licks his lips and shoves his hands into the pockets of his jeans. I smile and turn back to face the front of the elevator. I have him right where I want him.

When the elevator descends to the first floor, I’m smacked in the face with the gravity of my reality. Danny is waiting for the doors to open, with a huge smile on his face. Glancing back to Skylar, I see that he’s been smacked just as hard. Skylar’s Adam’s apple bobs in his throat, like he’s trying to swallow his feelings, and moves past me toward Danny



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Cannonball – Damien Rice

Gorilla – Bruno Mars

Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton

Gone Gone Gone – Phillip Phillips

You Make Me Wanna – Usher

Fake It – Seether

Wrecking Ball – Somo

Coming Undone – Korn

My Heart is Broken – Evanescense

Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

Bye Bye Bye – Nsync

Every Little Step – Bobby Brown

Ride – Somo

Royals – Lorde

Love Somebody – Maroon Five


New My Review


Where to begin with this one…lately I’m finding it extremely hard to find the words to express how much I loved a book. Ashley Suzanne is a rock star! I have recommended this series to family and friends and they all come back to me saying “that book was a total mind fuck!” 🙂 Before Awakening even came out I was getting threats on my life from these people who supposedly love me LOL < – –  this is how good Ashley is!

Awakening begins right where Mirage left off. Therefore, my heart returned to its broken state. Mira is confused by her feelings towards Skylar. She will always love Danny but can she go on without the one man she knows is the one for her? Skylar fights his feelings for Mira the best he can, for how could he move in on his best friends girl?

Will these two come to their senses and be together???

I’ll pose a question; can someone truly move on from one relationship to another without serious contemplation? Without making sure the person you were has in fact beyond a doubt changed? I think not, and in this aspect Ashley nailed in on the head. OMG while reading this book I was on edge the entire time. I was scared of how it would end. My heart can’t take anymore breaks it in. Emotional rollercoaster is a damn understatement. My family calls me “heartless” well from Mirage to Inception and now Awakening I have felt more than I thought possible from a book.  Happiness, sadness, grief, longing, pleasure, pain and then right back over to HAPPY!

I’m not going to tell you who she chooses but I was say I was so damn happy!!!!

Over all this was such a good read. Not only do we see the changes in Mira but also in Danny and Skylar. And since the book is written in each POV you get to feel everything they do. It was awesome! I also loved the tie-in with The Rebel Walking series by Hilary Storm (loved those books). OH and we also get a sneak peak into Kylee’s story. I cannot wait for more from such an amazing author and person!

New author bio

Ashley Suzanne is a married mother of three little boys as well as a daughter, aunt, sister, best friend, birth mother, blogger, book whore and author. Ashley is a native to the suburbs of Detroit, with most of her family living in Kentucky and New York.

You can usually find Ashley sitting in bed, with her laptop, playing on Facebook, pretending to write, entering giveaways (she’s also a swag whore) or on a football field with her oldest son, Tyler. Yep, not only is she a football fan, she’s a football mom!

When she’s reading, it’s typically something to do with romance, erotica being her favorite genre. Ashley co-owns a blog, 2 Chicks and a Blog, with her GBFF Manda. She’s a total fan-girl over a few authors, Pamela Ann, Brooke Cumberland, SE Hall, Madeline Sheehan, Jasinda Wilder, Angela Graham, CM Stunich and Riley Rhea to name a few.

Ashley has no pets, unless you count her children and she is a little OCD. Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite drink is cherry vodka and coke and double chocolate brownies are a must.

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Mirage new cover

Title: Mirage

Series: The Destined Series #1

Author: Ashley Suzanne

Cover by:

Toski Covey of Toski Covey Photography and

Sommer Stein of Perfect Pear Creative 

New Synopsis

Mira and Kylee meet Danny and Skylar during freshmen orientation, their first week of college. Two sets of best friends embark on a new adventure together, forming life long bonds. Mira and Danny are looking forward to their future as husband and wife.

Everything is going according to plan, until tragedy strikes them on graduation night leaving three broken people to pick up the pieces. Skylar has always stood in the background, watching his best friend begin a life with the woman he’s always been in love with until he can no longer keep a distance.
Right when Mira thinks her life is back on track it spirals out of control. What if everything you thought you knew was nothing more than a mirage?


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Inception New Cover

Title: Inception

Series: The Destined Series #1.5

Author: Ashley Suzanne

Cover by:

Toski Covey of Toski Covey Photography and

Sommer Stein of Perfect Pear Creative 

New Synopsis


Danny Thomas has never the boy who got the girl. All through high school, he sat in the back seat and watched his best friend, Skylar McBride, in all his crowning glory. The girls always flocked to Skylar, leaving Danny the third wheel.Everything changes the first day of college, when Danny meets Mira Adams and she completely steals his heart. She’s the only girl that ever chose Danny.Through the ups and downs of college, Danny and Mira’s relationship blossoms into something truly beautiful. A relationship that dreams are made of.
The bond of four friends: Danny, Skylar, Mira and Kylee is tested one fateful night when an accident changes everything.Inception immediately follows the first book in the Destined Series, Mirage and showcases Danny’s point of view during those four years that almost ended the night of graduation.To understand the full story, you have to go back to the beginning: The Inception.

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