Thursday, 22 October 2015

Release Day & Review: Calm Before The Storm by Larissa Ione

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for CALM BEFORE THE STORM by Larissa Ione! CALM BEFORE THE STORM is Episode 5 in the Rising Storm Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of the latest episode in this awesome series today!

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Rising Storm Episode 5 (Oct. 22): Larissa Ione’s Calm Before the Storm

 Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy...

Nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, the bucolic town of Storm, Texas, seems like nothing short of perfection.

But there are secrets beneath the facade. Dark secrets.  Powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart.  The kind that can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams. All it takes is one little thing to shatter that polish.

Reading like an on-going drama in the tradition of classic day and night-time soap operas like Dallas, Dynasty, and All My Children, Rising Storm is full of scandal, deceit, romance, passion, and secrets.

With 1001 Dark Nights as the “producer,” Julie Kenner and Dee Davis use a television model with each week building on the last to create a storyline that fulfills the promise of a drama-filled soap opera. Joining Kenner and Davis in the “writer’s room” is an incredible group of New York Times bestselling authors such as Lexi Blake, Elisabeth Naughton, Larissa Ione, Rebecca Zanetti and Lisa Mondello who have brought their vision of Storm to life.

A serial soap opera containing eight episodes in season one, the season premiere of Rising Storm, TEMPEST RISING, debuted September 24th with each subsequent episode releasing consecutively this fall.

So get ready.  The storm is coming.

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About CALM BEFORE THE STORM: Episode 5 of the Rising Storm Series

Secrets, Sex and Scandals …

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy…  Get ready.  The storm is coming.

Marcus Alvarez fled Storm when his father’s drinking drove him over the edge. With his mother and sisters in crisis, Marcus is forced to return to the town he thought he’d left behind. But it is his attraction to a very grown up Brittany Rush that just might be enough to guarantee that he stays.

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 Someone is back in Storm after a long period away. He was the town bad boy when he left in a hurry and certainly makes a big entrance on his return. With a reputation like that, is isn't difficult to understand that he's going to draw attention...both bad and good. Marcus Alvarez is back and Brittany Rush has set her sights on him! He may be from the wrong side of the town, her family disapprove but that isn't enough to stop the senator's daughter from going after the ripped ranch hand.

Looks and attitude can be deceiving and it only takes a short while before Marcus' missing years are filled in, as we learn the depth of his issues and the causes...unsurprisingly, it isn't long before the illusive Hector Alvarez's name crops up, and suspicions to be aroused! Information is exchanged and filed away as motivation and understandings are exchanged.

Truths are being uncovered, gossip is rife with a healthy dose of interference thrown into the mix. Preparations for the Founders Day are taking up lots of time, causing one resident to re-evaluate an arrangement that has run its course in the name of damage limitation. As with the previous episodes, Larissa Ione has fed us more enticing morsels of life of the residents in Storm, Texas. The writing is first class as the tension is really beginning to mount. I can't wait for the next instalment: Take The Storm by Rebecca Zanetti.

4.5 Stars

***arc generously received in exchange for an honest review***

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Rising Storm Episode 1 (Sept. 24): Julie Kenner’s Tempest Rising

Rising Storm Episode 2 (Oct. 1): Lexi Blake’s White Lightning
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Rising Storm Episode 3 (Oct. 8): Elisabeth Naughton’s Crosswinds
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Rising Storm Episode 4 (Oct. 15): Jennifer Probst’s Dance in the Wind
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Rising Storm Episode 5 (Oct. 22): Larissa Ione’s Calm Before the Storm
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Rising Storm Episode 6 (Oct. 29): Rebecca Zanetti’s Take the Storm
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Rising Storm Episode 7 (Nov. 5): Lisa Mondello’s Weather the Storm
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Rising Storm Episode 8 (Nov. 12): Dee Davis’s Thunder Rolls
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Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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