Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review: Break the Sky by Nina Lane

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  Title: Break the Sky 
  Author: Nina Lane 
  Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance 18 + 
  Publish Date: July 29, 2014 
  Publisher: Snow Queen Publishing 
  ISBN: 0990532461 (ISBN13: 9780990532460)  

“Do you ever let go, storm girl?” he asked. “Ever lose control? Ever surrender?”

“Never,” I whispered. “I never surrender.”

A smile of both promise and warning curved his beautiful mouth.

“You will.”

Atmospheric scientist Kelsey March is under siege. Her tornado research project is on the skids and she’s fighting conflict in her university department. So when irresistible bad boy Archer West suggests a hot, wild fling while he’s in town, Kelsey is unable to resist his sexy offer.

Kelsey and Archer embark on a intense, exhilarating affair. But soon their differences and private battles encroach on their desire, and Kelsey discovers she is caught in a storm she can’t control...

BREAK THE SKY is a standalone Spiral of Bliss spin-off novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane.



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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“Everything changed after that.  And everything stayed the same.” 

“My heart flipped just like the coin – a wild seamless spin flashing silver.  I felt my heart suspend in mid-air for an instant, poised to drop, and I had the sudden, irrational sense that it too, could fall right into the palm of his hand.”

My Review:

I rarely give 5 star ratings - as I feel that standard should be reserved for only the exceptional masterpieces.  That being said - this book deserves 6!   This book is exquisite!  I had never read Nina Lane’s work before picking up Break the Sky, but have plans to seek out her entire catalog.  I know I am a bit old for the position - but am now her total fan-girl.  Each paragraph held a treasure.  The story and characters were complex and beautifully written, yet easy to follow and adore.  

Ms Lane's writing is rich with texture and detail.  I could smell and taste the bacon, I could hear the rain and storms raging, I grew tense and upset when they did, I was exhausted when they were depleted, I let out my held breath when they breathed a sigh of relief.  I think I may even have been swaying while they danced… To say I was totally involved or captivated… sounds trite.  I was enthralled - and I loved every minute of it!  Her love scenes were emotional and passionate, as well as sensual - which I adore.  Although Ms. Lane’s writing squeezed my heart and brought me to tears several times, this book was a delicious treat beginning to end.  I know I will be thinking and raving about this one for quite some time.  
Empress DJ

About the Author

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences. Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she's that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina's novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon's Erotica Bestseller list. Spice Box box set which included Arouse was #6 on the New York Times Bestseller list and #13 in USA Today.

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I write at a small, Amish-made oak desk set up in a corner of our living room. I have a big-screen Mac computer that I love more than chocolate, and I’m usually surrounded by books, papers, pens, and scribbled notes. I like the space because it’s close to the kitchen and the rest of the downstairs (so I can duck away for a few minutes at a time, if needed).

I have several favorite paintings on the walls above my computer (one painting was done by my mother, which is particularly special), and art that my children have created. The room has a big window that lets in a lot of light, and two of the walls are covered with built-in bookshelves (all stuffed with books!). I like to write in complete silence whenever possible, so I don’t listen to music or have the TV on.

This is pretty much the only space I write, though I’ve been known to sit on the family room sofa with a laptop every now and then. I don’t go out to cafés or libraries to write like some other authors do—my favorite place to write is at home where it’s peaceful and quiet and where my characters and I can sit around drinking tea and discussing what happens next.


The first ingredient in the recipe would have to be a sizzling physical attraction! Add a hefty dose of conflict and stir the pot with a bunch of compelling reasons why the couple cannot be together.

Turn up the heat. Turn it up again. Turn it up a third time, and pour in cupfuls of needs, wishes, wants, and desires that the hero and the heroine fulfill in each other. Toss in an adversary whom the couple must battle. Oh, and turn that heat up yet another few degrees. Bake for about 85,000 words and serve with a piping hot helping of true love and a dessert of happily-ever-after.


  1. Wow! Empress DJ, thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Break the Sky and for participating in the blog tour. Your compliments about my writing mean a great deal to me, and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Kelsey and Archer's story (and extremely honored by the 6 star mention!). Thank you so much for your time and support! --Nina ♥♥♥

  2. I bought this and am planning to read the Spiral of Bliss series very soon! My friends love it, and my husband even read and really enjoyed all the books! So glad you enjoyed!