KA Graham’s dark romance,
THE SPARROW AND THE RAVEN
The struggle between good and evil.
Life’s constantly throwing me curveballs. It’s what I do with them that determines my destiny. Everyone has dreams of the perfect life. Depending on what your vision of happiness is, you try your hardest to achieve it.
I thought I had found that special someone, until the bottom fell out and I woke from my dream; realizing I’d actually been living a nightmare all along. Nothing seems real anymore as I walk through the haze of what has become my life.
When I sank to the bottom where the darkness eclipsed the light, I began to struggle against the quicksand of sorrow, hoping I could make it back to the top.
In the blink of an eye, my life turned out for the worse. I was drowning in the chaos of what had become my life. What do you do when you’ve lost everything you once held close to your heart?
After turning to alcohol, sex, and cheap women to soothe the ache, I decided I needed to find the man I once was before there was no coming back. My soul bled for the other half of my heart.
She entered my life like a tiny hurricane in need of direction. Could this be what I’ve been searching for? Could she be my salvation?
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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
When I first saw this book I was intrigued by not only the title, heck no, the cover is breathtakingly raw and in this reviewer’s opinion; edgy.
Bella Kramer is a truly broken heroine. Her life hasn’t been easy or simple in a very long. Almost so long I very much felt that she couldn’t remember her life pre-trauma. Trauma and pain are like her shadow, always there and seldom seen. Throughout this series of events enclosed in the pages of this dark harsh read, she learns so much about herself and the world she survives in. I don’t use the word survive lightly, for much of the tale that’s all she can do. She sees no other way out of the darkness that has become her life. The pain runs too deep and the tears run like paper cuts all over her body.
Dominic Barnes was a total enigma to me for a good chunk. He felt standoffish and aloof. Not by choice, but certainly out of some kind of primal emotional need. What he wants and he gets aren’t always the same thing. He keeps himself to himself for many reasons and his backstory when divulged, made so much sense. I felt raw and disfigured. I don’t know if any of this makes sense to someone who hasn’t read this book, but to me, it encompasses the character so finitely.
The relationship between these two is a strange but intriguing thing. They come together almost like how the waves crash against the shore. Their pasts come back to play with their minds and this, of course, will mould their relationship in one way, shape or form. Will it spell the making or the end of these two broken birds. Neither is able to fly because of their broken wings. We all know though that with time every broken wing can heal and again be able to make the bird soar.
“I love you with all my broken pieces, Mr. Barnes.”
“And I love you just as much, Ms. Kramer.”
I will be honest, as if I’m ever anything else in my reviews. Though fantastically thought up and written The Sparrow and the Raven does have some small issues. Nothing that will pull any dedicated reader out, but still they are there and they do need a small mention. For some, they may not even be an issue so I say this: take from this review what you will; but please, give these broken birds a chance to soar. You will not be disappointed.
‘He kisses me like it’s the first time, and that’s how it feels every time he touches me. I savor every touch and look he surrounds me with. We were two broken hearts that needed mending, and we did it together. The Sparrow and her Raven.’
Thank you, Ms. Graham, and very well done on how you handled some very delicate subject matters.
No one sets out in life to hit rock bottom.
I found the man I loved, got married, and that was all I got. It went south so fast I never saw the bottom coming, until I was face first in the darkness with the devil himself.
I became a spiraling tornado of chaos. Love, lies, and drugs. It twisted around me, as did his arms. Nothing was the same, nothing will ever be the same…
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K.A. Graham grew up in a small town in Oregon. Through the years, her love for writing and poetry, turned into something she had only dreamt of. Writing her own book. She’s faced many obstacles in her life, but the love and devotion of her parents, have always kept her grounded.
She is an avid reader, blogger and does PA work for a few authors, which keeps her quite busy. Hard rock music lover and horror movie buff, with a love and appreciation for tattoos. Her addictions include copious amounts of caffeine, Chinese food and Haribos candy. #EmbraceTheLove #ForgetTheHate
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