Monday, April 11, 2016

Withering Hope Book Blitz: Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card



Contemporary Romance
Date Published: January 18, 2015

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER

This is a full-length, STANDALONE romance.

Aimee’s wedding is supposed to turn out perfect. Her dress, her fiancé and the location—the idyllic holiday ranch in Brazil—are perfect.

But all Aimee’s plans come crashing down when the private jet that’s taking her from the U.S. to the ranch—where her fiancé awaits her—defects mid-flight, and the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts.

As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest.

Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.

Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden.

Excerpt 2

"Just stay with for a little while, please. I need you so much, Aimee." The sound of my name from his mouth awakens something in me that has me writhing in a blazing torture. It’s doing things to me it shouldn't do.

"Shh, okay. I'll stay. I know it helps having someone."

"Not someone. You. You make the memories bearable, the present better. You have an unbelievably strong will to keep going, even if you don't know where you're heading, hoping you'll find something worthy at the end of the road. You have an inherent ability to pick up the good on the way—those that give you strength, the happy things, like your poems—and you go on. You pass that strength onto others, even if it costs you sleep and peace.

“I used to hate waking up every morning. Now I look forward to every day, even though we're stuck in this place. Because it means one more day with you." He caresses my lips with his thumb. I open my mouth, but he shakes his head. "Don't say anything, please."

For a long moment, we are silent, our gazes locked. I breathe in his hot breaths, tension crackling in the short distance between our lips. Then he pulls me into a kiss. The touch of his lips on mine electrifies me, shimmer after shimmer coursing through my nerve endings. His tongue takes mine in a primal claim. Icy shivers splinter my skin, and at the same time, fire awakens deep within me. I've never been kissed like this. Ferociously, with absolute, desperate need. I try to temper the heated emotions building inside me. I try to remember it's wrong. But that fleeting thought is drowned by the heat igniting his lips and hands, and I surrender. Tristan deepens the kiss until I'm out of breath. I become aware of his hard chest muscles, of every line and every ridge, as my hands roam wildly with a greed I don't recognize. 

About the Author


Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen, and I am a Contemporary Romance author. I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can't wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it :-D


Contact Links
Twitter: @laylahagen

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Giveaway
$50 Gift Card



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37 comments:

  1. First, a full disclosure: I've hardly read any romance novels, and I can't recall the last one I read. (Before high school? ...And then there was college, followed by too much grad school.)
    That said, I truly am so intrigued by this book! There's just something about it; something that draws me in. Much of it might have to do with the characters' names, and the curious nature of their relationship. ...Eerily, there appear to be parallels between the character/relationship development within the story, and happenings in my own life: "Tristan" and "Aimee" = real-life Tristan and Annie (me).

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  2. This book sounds like a great romance read. Looking forward to reading.

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  3. This book sounds like it be a great read

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  4. The cover looks interesting but the synopsis really looks intriguing

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  5. This review is great really want to read this book.

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  6. The setting, in a jungle intrigues me about this book :)

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  7. The setting and promised danger and adventure, not to mention the romance, is why I want to to read this book.

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  8. I like the exotic location. Sounds like it would be interesting to read.

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  9. I'm intrigued! The writing seems almost old-fashioned!

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  10. sounds like a fun adventure!

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  11. I like that it takes place in the Amazon Rainforest.

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  12. What intrigues me most is that it looks like one I wouldn't be able to put down... proving that would be fun. :-)

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  13. I like that it's an adventure that takes place in the Amazon Rainforest.

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  14. What intrigues me most about this book is Aimee's dilemma. Staying faithful to her fiance, who probably thinks she's dead, and fighting feelings for the man she is sharing this intense experience with. I don't envy her....

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  15. The cover intrigues me most about this book.

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  16. The Romance I guess would be what interests me the most.

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  17. I am most intrigued by the setting. The Amazon rainforest and a fight for survival wasn't what I was expecting. Sounds like a book I wouldn't be able to put down!

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  18. It is so amazing, one of the stories is similar to my life... "the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope..." as I was always teased by my peers in school; and I had plans to make a difference in this world and showing those those that picked on me the difference I'd make.... Close to completing academics I wasnt able for I lost my scholarship (due to my disability, from an accident by a driver that had no insurance) and the school didnt help, as my laptop was defective. But my single mother always gave me hope that I could make a difference!

    computertech2you@live.com

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  19. This sounds like a wonderful survival story, and I can't help wondering which man she will end up with!

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  20. This sounds like a great read! I'm curious to know who she'll end up with... but I love the name Tristan so I'm already biased :)

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  21. I'm intrigued by how they are going to survive, and what Aimee decides to do in the end.

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  22. I'm intrigued by the exotic setting and the element of danger, along with the romance, of course.

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  23. The excerpt and the cover intrigue me the most about this book. Looks awesome!

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  24. I am intrigued by this love story with a major twist... curious to see how things work out for Aimee!

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  25. I like the jungle setting.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  26. Sounds like a great book. I love the fact its set in the beautiful Amazon rainforest. Its going to be an intense read trying to stay alive.

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  27. It sounds sexy! I would love to be stranded w/ a hit guy any day!
    Samantha D

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  28. The fact that it takes place in exotic Brazil.

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  29. I am intrigued by the two main characters. What are their pasts? How do they react in the present?

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  30. I like a good romance story.The book cov3r and your review make me want to read this book. Thank you for the chance :)
    sue-hull64 at comcast dot net

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  31. That it is a USA today bestseller. i would love to read this

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  32. gotta love the outrageous pun in the title!

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