Friday, January 15, 2016

Heartless by Kelly Martin (5 stars)

About Heartless

Some things can't be saved.

What would you do if your guardian angel wasn't sent to protect you from the world but to protect the world from you? 

For thirteen years, Gracen Sullivan dreamed about a red-eyed demon named Hart Blackwell who tortured her every night. Her mother freaked when she found out about her daughter's "hallucinations" and forced Gracen to go to the doctor, who prescribed some very powerful medication which kept Hart out of her head for five years.

A week ago, Hart came back and brought a friend.

But something has changed, and Gracen is seeing Hart when she's awake too. And the other "friends" in her dreams? They have been found dead.

The police want to talk to her.

Her boyfriend has become distant.

Her dreams are becoming more and more intense.

Hell wants her. Heaven has to stop her. 

When push comes shoving, can Gracen fight the evil eating away inside her or will she be forced to embrace it and destroy the world?


Publication Date: 1/17/16

* It's on sale for $0.99 through 1/19/16.


Gracen Sullivan has been fighting to have a semblance of a normal life for as long as she can remember. With intense medication, she kept her nightmares at bay... but Hart (her dream tormentor) is back, and things will never be the same.

Now, she's not the only one in her dreams, and the visitors keep turning up dead. As Gracen's dreams grow in intensity, she realizes her nightmares have spilled over into her reality. Police are involved and angels and demons are pursuing her.

Her biggest question... is she the evil she's come to fear?

First, I have to give huge props to author Kelly Martin for writing such a unique story and having the guts to do so. In real life, good and evil are not always clearly defined. In Heartless, Gracen struggles to figure out where she stands. And we, as readers, get to be in her head and feel her torment.

The story will hook you from the first page and hold you in its grips until the very last word. It's a roller coaster of emotions and intrigue. Just as soon as you think you know what's going to happen, things will turn upside down. 

All the main characters in this story have a compelling background. I love how their struggles stretched my thinking, leaving me questioning my own rules about right and wrong... about what makes us do what we do. 

I only wish I could tell you more... but I don't want to spoil anything by giving too much away.

If you are looking for a unique and captivating read, one that will test your idea of good and evil, then pick up a copy of Heartless today.

Rating: 5 stars

About the Author

Kelly Martin is the bestselling author of contemporary, historical, and YA romance. She has been married for over ten years and has three rowdy, angelic daughters. When Kelly isn't writing, she loves watching horror gamers on YouTube, even though she is a huge wimp, and drinking white chocolate mochas.

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Note: I was the Editor on this book through Indie Books Gone Wild. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.