Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Violet Addiction by Kirsty Dallas - Blog Tour & Review



There was no bright light in my death, but perhaps that is because I wasn’t destined for the angelic beauty of heaven. No, my short lived life had been played out with so much sin and excess that there would no doubt be a special cage in hell with my name on it. In my death, I felt and saw nothing. No warmth, no cold, no light, no darkness, just nothing. When I woke, he was gone, the only piece of perfection in my ugly world. Part of me was grateful that he had finally found the good sense to leave. Another part of me was broken, irrevocably and agonizingly broken.

Kristine's Review:
Reviewed: October 2014

I had the absolute pleasure of beta reading ️Violet Addiction for Kirsty Dallas, I've been a fan of her work since stumbling across Breeze of Life. Dallas has a way with words, drawing you in, transporting you to a different time and place. Her ability to transcend genres, to make story telling seem effortless, reading her words leaves me breathless, wanting and desperate for more.
Violet Addiction is the story of one broken woman's journey from the depths of despair and addiction, of darkness and agony, but more than that it's a story of hope, of forgiveness, of healing and finding the light.

Violet and Cain have always been each other's person, a bond so strong it seems almost un breakable. Forming a successful musical duo, they have the world at their feet, but the road has so many twists and turns, the one constant in Violets life has always been the love and support given by Cain, until her struggle with addiction forces his hand.
Violet Addiction is at times so dark and gritty that I had to hold back tears, the plight of one woman, ravage by addiction, heartbreaking isn't a strong enough word. Some books shatter you, absolutely decimate your pre conceived beliefs. I felt every emotion, every high, every low, I lived this story right along side of Cain and ️Violet, I desperately wanted them to find happiness both individually and together but more than that I wanted Violet to find herself, find strength, find contentment and FINALLY realise what everyone around her already knew, that she was enough, that she deserved love.

Violet Addiction is one of those books that come along once in a lifetime, it ripped my heart from my chest, at times had me feeling bent and broken, but more than that even at moments of pure heartbreak the sense of hope so eloquently delivered by Dallas had me so enraptured that I couldn't put it down, couldn't pull away and had me simultaneously speeding through the pages and desperately not wanting this story to end. Kirsty Dallas continues to deliver books that stand out, stories of hope, cementing herself as an author to watch and one that I will always 1click upon release.

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A Shade of Violet written by Kirsty Dallas and Beau Maynard - performed by Beau Maynard buy link:

About Kirsty:

I grew up on the beaches of North Queensland, Australia before migrating south to the iconic Gold Coast in 1995. I traded the surf and my bikini for pajama's and a computer when I embarked on writing professionally in 2012. I write first and foremost for myself. I write characters and ideas that come from my heart, then take shape and evolve into entire landscapes in my mind.
I am fascinated with most creative outlets --- photography, art, music, you name it, I love it. I don't take life too seriously and I love to hear from fans and other like-minded, creative people. So drop me a line or come hang out on Facey or over at the Twitter-verse!

Connect with Kirsty:

Twitter: @kirstydallas

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1 comment:

  1. Loved, Loved, Loved this book! Awesome review, sweet! :)