Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BLOG TOUR KICKOFF FOR RAY OF SUNLIGHT BY BRYNN STEIN!!



HEY THERE FRIENDS! TODAY WE HAVE THE DISTINCT PLEASURE TO KICK OFF BRYNN STEIN'S BLOG TOUR FOR THE BEAUTIFUL BOOK 'RAY OF SUNLIGHT',  WHICH COMES OUT MARCH 19TH, BUT I HAVE INCLUDED THE PRE- ORDER LINKS! IT IS NOT EVERYDAY THAT A BOOK AFFECTS ME SO PROFOUNDLY! WE HAVE A BLURB, MY REVIEW, LINKS, AN AUTHOR BIO, A LIST OF BLOG TOUR STOPS, AND INFO ON THE AWESOME GIVEAWAY! HERE WE GO:




THIS QUOTE FITS PERFECTLY, HERE IS MY REVIEW:



                                          Ray of Sunlight by: Brynn Stein
                                                              reviewed by: Becky

Russ Michaels has his whole life ahead of him but no plans beyond dropping out of school as soon as he turns eighteen. He’s been in and out of juvenile detention for the last four years and thoroughly expects to end up in an adult penitentiary at some point. He hates life and everyone in it, especially this latest community service that he earned in lieu of juvie yet again.

CJ Calhoun has big plans. He wants to bring joy and happiness to sick and injured children for as long as he can by performing as a clown. The problem is, he has stage-four cancer and a horrible prognosis.

When circumstances throw these two polar opposites together, they find they have more in common than they imagined. CJ discovers Russ’s talent for art and arranges for Russ to create a mural in the hospital foyer, which leads to a tentative scholarship to the Art Institute. As life changes in ways neither of them could have expected, Russ must work harder than ever to better himself as CJ struggles with his deteriorating health.






I have thought myself profoundly affected by a book before, but never has one affected me like this! Russ was angry, he had a miserable home life, and that was leading him down the wrong path. He has no idea that a punishment will turn out to be the thing that changed his life forever!

CJ is full of life and he uses his talents as a clown to help the kids in the Children's Hospital have a little bit of fun and hope, even though he is a patient himself. Russ learns lessons he never knew he needed from sweet vibrant CJ, not the least of these being unconditional love. 

This book is more about hope and the lessons learned from a beautiful and rewarding love than it is about forever. These two boys share something that no one can deny, and time cannot erase. Russ puts his talents as an artist to great use, which he never would have done without CJ.

As I write this I am crying, because while this book is sad, it is more so hopeful and beautiful, the love that these two boys had in such a short time is something some strive for a whole lifetime. Love is about learning lessons together, and applying them if apart. Russ will always live the lessons he learned from CJ. 

Thank you Brynn, for a story that makes us see there is more than the traditional happy ending, there is a love so powerful that is never ends, it manifests in good deeds and a man who always strives to prove he was good enough for the boy who was the best above all others.


                                                            the 5 kiss poster rating

TRUST ME, YOU WILL GET THE RATING, I PROMISE! HERE ARE THE PRE-ORDER LINKS:



PRE-ORDER THIS ONE FRIENDS, IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS, (OK AND CRYING, BUT YOU WILL BE BLESSED FROM READING THIS ONE) HERE IS BRYNN'S BIO AND LINKS:

Brynn Stein
Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres—everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural—she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered “slash,” male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.

Brynn lives in Virginia near her two grown daughters who encourage her writing and provide a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.


Please feel free to contact Brynn at any of the following:
http://brynnstein2.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/brynn.stein
brynnstein2@gmail.com

HERE IS INFORMATION ON THE GIVEAWAY: YOU NEED TO ENTER THIS ONE, EVERY BOOK BY BRYNN I HAVE READ IS A HOME RUN, AND THIS ONE IS A GRAND SLAM!

Information on the Giveaway:
So here’s how the giveaway will work. Visit as many sites as you want, as often as you want. Each comment will enter you to win one of the following prizes: 1st) An autographed paperback copy of Ray of Sunlight, 2nd) An electronic copy of Ray of Sunlight, 3rd) Your choice of audio or electronic copy of Living Again, 4th) An electronic copy of Through the Years, and 5th) an electronic copy of Haunted. The takeovers for Harmony Ink’s blog and Facebook page will be part of the tour, so comments on there will count. I will draw the winners during the FB takeover and will announce them then, but will come back and announce it to all the sites too. So, you don’t have to leave your email if you don’t want to, just remember to check back. You’re also welcome to leave your email in the comments if you’d rather or email me at brynnstein2@gmail.com with the subject heading of “just in case”, so I can contact you if you win, if you don’t want to have to stop back by the blog sites. You don’t have to be present at the FB takeover to win.
Thanks for playing.


SO COMMENT BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! THANKS FOR JOINING US IN KICKING OFF THIS BLOG TOUR, HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF TOUR DATES!

Blog Tour Stops


3/3/2015
Bike Books Review
http://bikebookreviews.blogspot.com/
3/4/2015
Grace Duncan
http://www.grace-duncan.com/
3/5/2015
Susan Laine
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5221828.Susan_Laine/blog
3/6/2015
Jo Ramsey
http://www.joramsey.com/blog/
3/7/2015
Alicia Nordwell
http://ciasstories.blogspot.com/2015/01/visiting-author-brynn-stein-with-ray-of.html
3/8/2015
Jana Denardo
https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/
3/9/2015
Lex Chase
http://lexchase.com/blog/author/megs/
3/10/2015
Sean Michael
http://seanmichaelwrites.blogspot.ca/
3/11/2015
Charley Descoteaux
http://cdescoteauxwrites.com/
3/12/2015
Anne Barwell
http://anne-barwell.livejournal.com/
3/13/2015
Karenna Colcroft
http://www.karennacolcroft.com
3/14/2015
Anna Butler
http://annabutlerfiction.com/2015/03/14/brynn-stein/
3/15/2015
Nic Starr
www.becausetwomenarebetterthanone.com
3/16/2015
Shae Conner
http://shaeconnorwrites.com
3/17/2015
Jessica Davies
http://jessicaskyedavies.blogspot.com/
3/18/2015
Aidee Ladnier
http://www.aideeladnier.com.
3/19/2015
Emma Tett
http://emmy-j.blogspot.co.uk/
3/20/2015
Harmony Ink Blog
http://harmonyinkpress.com/
3/21/2015
Harmony Ink Facebook Page
facebook.com/harmonyinkpress

MAKE SURE TO VISIT THESE SITES, I KNOW I WILL, I CAN'T WAIT TO GET ANOTHER TAKE ON THIS BOOK! THANKS AGAIN FOR JOINING US, WE WILL LEAVE YOU WITH BRYNN'S AWESOME LOGO! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY FRIENDS AND DON'T FORGET TO PRE-ORDER!


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