Blog Tour: Ruined in Retribution by Valia Lind

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synGone. Gone. Gone.

For the past two months, it has taken all of Logan’s determination to just keep going. Losing Tasia to Kallos Enterprises shattered his world, but he is not about to give up on what she had started.

Together with her family, Logan works to destroy the company that ruined their lives. The corporation is growing bigger and stronger by the minute, weaponizing the drug and selling it to the highest bidder. But that’s not the only hurdle to overcome. Logan’s past is catching up to him, and the time has come to pay. His family’s secrets are unraveling everything he has built for himself and now, Logan is fighting on multiple fronts.

Save Tasia. Destroy Kallos Enterprises. Stay alive.

Such a simple list, such an impossible mission.

Time is running out and Logan is left with one question: can he save them all?

— TITANIUM SERIES —
Book 1: Pieces of Revenge: Amazon #FREE

Book 2: Scarred by Vengeance: Amazon
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Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction.

You can visit her online at www.valialind.wordpress.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.

Exciting reading, 

Jordan

Cover Reveal: Ruined In Retribution by Valia Lind

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Release date: December 7, 2016

synGone. Gone. Gone.

For the past two months, it has taken all of Logan’s determination to just keep going. Losing Tasia to Kallos Enterprises shattered his world, but he is not about to give up on what she had started.

Together with her family, Logan works to destroy the company that ruined their lives. The corporation is growing bigger and stronger by the minute, weaponizing the drug and selling it to the highest bidder. But that’s not the only hurdle to overcome. Logan’s past is catching up to him, and the time has come to pay. His family’s secrets are unraveling everything he has built for himself and now, Logan is fighting on multiple fronts.

Save Tasia. Destroy Kallos Enterprises. Stay alive.

Such a simple list, such an impossible mission.

Time is running out and Logan is left with one question: can he save them all?

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Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind has always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. You can visit her online at http://valialind.wordpress.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind

Intense reading, 

Jordan

 

Review & Giveaway: Scarred by Vengeance-Valia Lind

Pieces of Revenge by Valia Lind

Book #1 in the Titanium Series

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A weapon. A broken life. A humanity lost.

That is all Anastasia knows, that is all that she is. As an eleven-year-old, she witnessed her family’s brutal murder and she’s been on the run ever since. She’s spent her life training and planning for the day when she can take her revenge.

Kallos Enterprises is a well respected corporation, set on improving the genetic structure of an individual. Or so they say. Anastasia knows, first hand, what kind of monsters lurk behind the pretty walls of those skyscrapers. Armed with combat skills and a beyond perfect memory, she heads to Chicago to uncover the answers to questions that plagued her for years.

After arriving in the city, she meets Logan, a boy from her past who changes all the rules. She doesn’t remember him, but he remembers her. His position at Kallos Enterprises is useful, his presence is unnerving, and he makes her question everything she knows about herself to be true. If her perfect memory can’t remember Logan, what else about her past is wrong?

Time is running out. Anastasia has nowhere to turn, but to trust the one person who’s a memory she should have, but doesn’t. With a madman threatening their every step, Anastasia and Logan must uncover the truths behind Kallos experiments and hope that the answers they find won’t destroy the world forever. 

Scarred by Vengeance

Book #2 in the Titanium Series

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This is the mission: Save. Protect. Destroy.

Everything in Anastasia’s world came crashing down when the one person she decided to trust failed her. On the run, now more than ever, she’s trying to piece together the life she doesn’t remember. With Blake still missing, she sends the rest of the family away, hoping to keep them out of danger. But being alone is a lot harder than it used to be and she blames herself for allowing Logan into her heart. He’s gone now and she must let him go. Even though her perfect memory continues to play out the time they’ve spent together, much like a broken record.

But Anastasia has no time to dwell on the mistakes of yesterday; her mission isn’t over. Kallos Enterprises continue their experiments, as the death rate goes up, and Anastasia has no choice but to fight. However, she’s not as cold blooded as she used to be and that proves to be a problem when the people she cares about are once again put in danger. With her strength—and memory—failing and Blake’s time running out, Anastasia must tap into parts of herself she never knew existed, hoping that in the end, it will be enough to save them all.

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***I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review.

Scarred by Vengeance is an emotional rollercoaster with pit stops at crazy suspense. An adrenaline rush complete with action, violence, and just the right amount of mystery, Scarred by Vengeance will keep you guessing.

PROS:

  • Tasia is a mess. Her emotions are up and down, her determination wavers, and her heart is wide-open despite her best efforts to close herself off. This Tasia is way different than the vengeance oriented girl in Pieces of Revenge. Tasia has suffered and been wounded in some ways that leave her feeling broken and lost. As Tasia fights to find her determination, she must sort through feelings that she’d rather leave buried. Tasia is real and hurting, her emotions are at the forefront of the story and as the plot progresses, Tasia must embrace these feelings in order to survive. It was a revelation seeing Tasia in this light. Behind the hard edges and tendency towards violence, she’s a girl who yearns to shelter her loved ones and offer her heart up to a boy who she’s terrified might break her. 
  • Logan and Tasia are sweet, scorching chemistry. Their reunion is inevitable and culminates in such build up that isn’t as explosion of pent up angst and longing. Logan understands Tasia better than she does herself. He pushes and pulls, giving her strength and nudging her in the right direction. But what makes Logan so compelling is the power he gives her. Even when Tasia is reckless and making horrendous decisions, Logan warns but doesn’t prevent her from making them. Logan knows that to Tasia, freedom over her actions is paramount. 
  • The final scene is chaotic, full of shock and dangers that come out of nowhere. Nothing is safe and you’ll be taken for a whirlwind of surprise. 
  • The shift to Logan’s perspective is heart wrenching and powerful, his emotions are on the surface, potent and blazing, prepare to be gutted with his raw honesty. 

CONS:

  • Reiteration of events that took place in book 1 would have helped form an emotional connection with characters and put the reader in the right frame of mind. I found myself stumbling through the first few chapters trying to remember what happened because I’d read Pieces of Revenge a while ago. There are allusions to some events but it’s unclear until later in the story. 
  • The mission and overall plot was loose. Tasia rushes into danger head first and doesn’t think things through. There’s not much going on and for the most part, all of the drama and action takes place much later in the story. The first half passed in a blur of uncertainty and stasis. 

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Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel. You can visit her online at http://www.valialind.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind. 

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Release Day Blitz: Scarred by Vengeance-Valia Lind

 
Scarred by Vengeance (Titanium, #2)-Valia Lind 
YA Thriller
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This is the mission: Save. Protect. Destroy. 
Everything in Anastasia’s world came crashing down when the one person she decided to trust failed her. On the run, now more than ever, she’s trying to piece together the life she doesn’t remember. With Blake still missing, she sends the rest of the family away, hoping to keep them out of danger. But being alone is a lot harder than it used to be and she blames herself for allowing Logan into her heart. He’s gone now and she must let him go. Even though her perfect memory continues to play out the time they’ve spent together, much like a broken record. 
 
But Anastasia has no time to dwell on the mistakes of yesterday; her mission isn’t over. Kallos Enterprises continue their experiments, as the death rate goes up, and Anastasia has no choice but to fight. However, she’s not as cold blooded as she used to be and that proves to be a problem when the people she cares about are once again put in danger. With her strength—and memory—failing and Blake’s time running out, Anastasia must tap into parts of herself she never knew existed, hoping that in the end, it will be enough to save them all.
cooltext1790890114 copy I try to stay off the grid. The run down hotel I’m at right now has no Wi Fi, no cable TV, no computers in the lobby. I paid cash and they let me chose a room on the other side of the building, away from the front. 
 
I had to leave Chicago, even for a little bit. I didn’t go far, but the pressure of the big city was getting to me. I felt like I was being watched on every corner. At least here, I can hide away until my wounds have stopped bleeding. 
 
I lay down on the bed, stretching out my sore muscles. It’s been three days. 
 
I should be better by now. 
 
I should be getting back to work. 
 
I should be hunting those bastards down. 
 
But I can barely breathe without my ribs protesting in pain. I hate feeling this helpless. The ever present rage within me burns hotter and hotter. Each passing moment, my mind runs over all the ways I’ll make Foster pay.
 

~ TITANIUM SERIES ~

 PIECES OF REVENGE, Book #1 is currently FREE!!
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Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. You can visit her online at https://valialind.wordpress.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.
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ARC Review & Giveaway: Pieces of Revenge-Valia Lind

Title: Pieces of Revenge (Titanium, #1)

Author: Valia Lind

Genre: YA, Thriller

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A weapon. A broken life. A humanity lost.

That is all Anastasia knows, that is all that she is. As an eleven-year-old, she witnessed her family’s brutal murder and she’s been on the run ever since. She’s spent her life training and planning for the day when she can take her revenge.

Kallos Enterprises is a well respected corporation, set on improving the genetic structure of an individual. Or so they say. Anastasia knows, first hand, what kind of monsters lurk behind the pretty walls of those skyscrapers. Armed with combat skills and a beyond perfect memory, she heads to Chicago to uncover the answers to questions that plagued her for years.

After arriving in the city, she meets Logan, a boy from her past who changes all the rules. She doesn’t remember him, but he remembers her. His position at Kallos Enterprises is useful, his presence is unnerving, and he makes her question everything she knows about herself to be true. If her perfect memory can’t remember Logan, what else about her past is wrong?

Time is running out. Anastasia has nowhere to turn, but to trust the one person who’s a memory she should have, but doesn’t. With a madman threatening their every step, Anastasia and Logan must uncover the truths behind Kallos experiments and hope that the answers they find won’t destroy the world forever.

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***I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review via the author and for this tour
I’m always impressed and a little apprehensive when one of my tried and true authors decide to take the leap into a new genre. I adore Valia’s heartwarming love stories, they’re made of flirt and the kind of romance that makes you feel like flying. When I read the synopsis for Pieces of Revenge, I won’t lie, I got scared but if there’s one thing Valia excels at, it’s crafting powerful protagonists that are as believable as they are relatable. Pieces of Revenge is a stretch from Valia’s norm but I’m starting to think there’s nothing this girl cannot do. It’s fierce, bloody, full action and lies. If you’re looking for sweet revenge, a mission made of carnage and bloodshed, and yes, tons of sexual tension Pieces of Revenge is your next favorite. 
PROS:
  • Anastasia (Tasia) is a warrior. She packs a mean punch, has the sassiest lines, and the way her eyes light up at the prospect of murder is bewitching. Her thirst for vengeance is what drives and compels her to take monumental risks. Tasia is so much more than meets the eye. The layers of her personality are revealed as she suffers one loss after the other and discovers the girl lurking beneath her façade. On one hand, Tasia is a beast. Seriously, her skills are made of badassery. She’s in an elaborate game of cat and mouse where she alternates between the hunter and the hunted and like her enemies, she likes to play with her food. Tasia is vulnerable. There’s a side of her that’s lonely and terrified, a side that is determined to save the day at all costs no matter how much blood and injury she receives in the meantime. She doesn’t trust and had wickedly fast reflexes, memory, and general intelligence. She’s always one step ahead in this crazy chess game of manipulation, corruption, and vile genetics. When Tasia falls to pieces it’s hard to swallow and extremely raw. Her grief is a stab to the heart. To see someone so strong and confident crumble is devastating. 
  • The suspense fills the story with enough thrills and bumps to keep anyone on their toes and second guessing everything. The sheer mystery of the Kallos company, and the tiny pieces of a gigantic puzzle, lead to a revelation that will disquiet and astound. It’s breathtaking, bold and comes together in shocking twist.
  • The truth buried deep in memory and violation is nauseating. The disregard for human life, the way Tasia and others are taken advantage of for the so-called “greater good” is disgusting. Everything Tasia has gone through is a major violation, she doesn’t know what’s real and what’s fake and as the reader, the confusion pulls you closer to Tasia as she breaks a little inside.
  • Logan is a shameless, gorgeous flirt. He’s an absolute sweetheart but infuriating. He loves to push Tasia’s buttons and makes her feel things she never has before. Tasia blossoms, she unravels in his able hands and awakens to the prospect of love. Logan is funny, insanely protective, and the way he looks at Tasia, like she’s precious, remarkable, that the stars shine from her eyes…swoon. He gets her, more than she gets herself. He looks out for her and teases and tries everything in his power to make her smile. There’s tons of chemistry and tension between them but not an overwhelmingly sexual bout of lust. It’s a yearning on a deep, soul level, to be there for each other. 
  • The gore and violence might be too much for some. It’s graphic and brutal, every kick, scratch, stab, and bullet is described in brilliant detail.
CONS:
  • Secondary characters faded away and were hardly present. They didn’t leave a big impression and so when it was time to actually care about their fates, it didn’t hit the emotions like it should have. 
  • It took a substantial amount of time for the whole story behind Tasia’a quest for murder to be revealed. Yes, she suffered a horrible loss and becoming a killing machine is a viable route but it feels disjointed, like something is missing for a lot of the story, especially in connection to the Kallos company. 
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Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel. You can visit her online at http://www.valialind.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.

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