Monday, March 8, 2021

Release Blitz Review—Used by Kate Dunbar


This is all of me. The good, the bad, the used, and the broken

Heartbreakingly beautiful and completely engrossing, A young woman's life takes a disturbing and utterly fascinating turn as the past she's put behind comes back to haunt her.  USED is packed full of twists, turns, and a gripping romance sure to leave readers emotionally spent and asking for more.

USED, a brand new standalone romantic suspense from debut author Kate Dunbar is OUT NOW! Grab your copy today!

“USED was amazing. Like seriously amazing. I can't remember the last time I hated to put a book down so I could go to sleep and then immediately pick it up to finish it the next morning. And yet, here we are and that's what I did.” ~ Samantha Chase, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Rarely have I read a book so vividly described, so rich with emotion, that I felt like I lived it. USED is the kind of book that engages your heart and takes you on a journey that leaves you hopeful and empowered by the end.” ~ Erika Kelly, Award Winning Author of the Rock Star Romance Series


Used was haunting. It was beautiful. And I know it’s a a feeling that won’t leave anytime soon. Sabra’s story is emotional, raw, and hopeful. At least it was in the end. It’ll  embed itself into your very being. It sounds contrite but I’m changed. 

The power that Dunbar was able to evoke through words had left me breathless. At times my stomach was in knots but in the end I felt whole. Trevor. There aren’t enough words to describe him adequately because that man definitely is a hero. He’s patient and perfect for Sabra. 

 It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel but it is! Overcoming any sort of abuse can be a battle that one may feel can never be won. I felt the author handled abuse with the utmost care and respect for those that have gone through situations like these. So thank you for that! I loved this book so much and can’t wait to see what journey Kate will take us on next. 

*Thank you to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are subjective but my own. 

Photography by K Keeton Designs
Cover Design by Uplifting Author Services 

Model: Cameo Hopper


About USED (Coming 3/8/2021):


At the age of seventeen, after a decade of lies, hurt, and severe abuse by her brother Lucas, Sabra Valentine is able to breathe.

Lucas is behind bars thanks in large part to Sabra's quick thinking and self-preservation-even if that's one more secret she has to keep.

Now, seven years later, life is moving forward, and Sabra is starting to heal, live, and love again with her friends and Trevor Collins by her side. He's tall, dark, and sexy, and he doesn't fall for Sabra's games. The future is finally looking bright-until one phone call shatters everything.

Used is a romantic suspense with domestic thriller elements. Please be aware that there are topics that may be triggers for some readers, and this work is meant for mature readers.





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Heartbreakingly beautiful. This book isn’t about angst and pain. It’s about a fighter-a survivor-that we all attain to be. The story tears you apart in the best ways and builds you back up in the most beautiful.” ~ Nichole Chase, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

“Used is a raw, heart-wrenching story of surviving trauma, but it's also so much more. It's a romantic, emotionally gratifying tale of unflinching, all-in love. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.” ~ Brenda Rothert, Author

USED is being narrated by Stella Hunter is out now!

About Kate Dunbar:


Kate Dunbar is a wife, mom of three, and obsessive tea drinker who loves a great story. She’s passionate about people and learning what makes them tick. You can find her eavesdropping, people watching, and living her best life wherever the winds take her.









Blog Tour Review—Float Plan by Trish Doller


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Heartbroken by the loss of her fiancé, adventurous Anna finds a second chance at love with an Irish sailor in this riveting, emotional romance.

After a reminder goes off for the Caribbean sailing trip Anna was supposed to take with her fiancé, she impulsively goes to sea in the sailboat he left her, intending to complete the voyage alone.

But after a treacherous night’s sail, she realizes she can’t do it by herself and hires Keane, a professional sailor, to help. Much like Anna, Keane is struggling with a very different future than the one he had planned. As romance rises with the tide, they discover that it’s never too late to chart a new course.

In Trish Doller’s unforgettable Float Plan, starting over doesn't mean letting go of your past, it means making room for your future.

"The perfect escape. Fresh, funny, and romantic. I wish I could sail away with this book." - Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Little Bridge series



I think it’s the mark of a good author to be able make you mourn for a character you barely know. Float Plan started off making my stomach twist and my heart rate to speed up. It also caused my eyes to leak. Anna’s living in a perpetual nightmare after the loss of her fiancé. What a loss it is too... 

“Even the vastness of the blue sea surrounding me feels less empty than the prospect of a life without him.“

I don’t know if it was the timing of reading the story but I was filled with immense sadness.  I felt Anna’s grief as if it were my own. I felt her fiancé Ben’s grief as if it were me. I felt it all. And it was only the second chapter. 

While I felt the underlying dark cloud surrounding the book, it’s actually a pretty uplifting romance story about living life to its fullest. To always remember that life has beautiful surprises when you least expect them. But need them the most. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are subjective but my own. 

Author bio:

TRISH DOLLER is the author of novels for teens and adults about love, life, and finding your place in the world. A former journalist and radio personality, Trish has written several YA novels, including the critically acclaimed Something Like Normal, as well as Float Plan, her adult women's fiction debut. When she's not writing, Trish loves sailing, traveling, and avoiding housework. She lives in southwest Florida with an opinionated herding dog and an ex-pirate.


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