TITLE: Tracing Holland
AUTHOR: Alyson Santos
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: Sept 12th, 2016
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Tracing Holland continues the story of Luke Craven, Callie Roland, and Casey Barrett from Night Shifts Black. It is strongly recommended that readers begin with Night Shifts Black to truly appreciate the growth and interaction of these characters in Tracing Holland.
Second chances are hard enough when you deserve them. Then there are the ones you donít.
Callie asked if I was ready. And thatís the question, isnít it? Ready for what? The spotlight? The music? Or ready for life. Ready to face the reality that what was is going to attack the very fabric of who I am now. No one knows Iím a different person. Well, no one except the two most important people in my life, which is why thereís a remote chance I might actually pull off the comeback I never saw coming.
Then again, that was before Holland Drake crashed into my life. I didn’t ask for her. Heaven knows she didn’t ask for me. But sometimes it’s not about what makes sense; it’s about accepting that not everything will. It’s learning you have a choice when it feels like you don’t. It’s believing even the worst past can still have a future.
And sometimes it’s none of that. Sometimes it’s survival. A blind fight through the pain as you cling to any shred of hope you can find. And it’s in those moments, those desperate pleas into the darkness for a flicker of light, when you have no choice but to confront the blessing that often feels like a curse.
You’re still alive. You’re still significant. You’re once again Luke Craven, frontman for Night Shifts Black.
His name is Luke. But nobody knows that. He was an iconic musician before he gave up music. But nobody knows that either. They also don’t know he’s twenty-seven, that he used to have an infectious laugh, and that he’s way too young to be widowed. They certainly don’t know the rest of his tragic story. All they know is that he comes into their café at the same time every morning and stares at the same chair at the same table. They know he’s strange. They know he interrupts their breakfast with a cold blast of air as he hovers in the doorway, mustering the courage to confront a piece of furniture.
No one asks why. No one cares. He’s fine with that. He’s done with life. This isn’t even his story anymore. It’s actually Callie’s, the young writer who sat in his chair one day.
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Greetings from the Inside is a song written and produced exclusively based from the story of Night Shifts Black.
Watch the lyrical video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBA-aTmovGY
Greetings from the Inside (feat. Night Shifts Black) is also available for purchase on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.
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I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. I’m an alternative music junkie. Seriously, totally addicted.
I write what needs to come out, whether it’s pain, tears, or laughter. I write people and relationships, about the beauty and horror of what we do to ourselves and each other. I write Love. Vengeance. Compassion. Cruelty. Trust. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Darkness, and the incredible way humans destroy and heal each other.
I like to eradicate barriers, refusing to be confined by the laws of physics or limitations of reality. I will befriend a vast population of possibilities and introduce them in ways that might surprise you.
My emotions are all upside down, I am stunned, speechless and in awe of this book!!! I was literally drawn into Luke’s journey, to finally accept himself and to understand the true meaning of love, struggling with his demons and dark thoughts he can’t stay away from.
The writing was flawless, brilliant and incredibly soul searching. This book got me in so many ways, and I couldn’t help to be attached to these characters. The author has a way with words, captivating you, challenging you, pushing you to the extreme. I loved seeing every side of Luke’s. There’s no pity but just a disconcerting story about a man dealing with depression, misunderstood and trying to be a better man, to stay away from his self destructive ways.
On tour with another band, Luke tries to survive, fighting constantly against the world. His best friends, Callie and Casey got his back but sometimes dealing with everything was too much. Into this darkness, came Holland, pushing every limits. A ray of sunshine, someone too good to be true.
What I loved?? This intense and indescribable connection between the two of them. Just transcendent and mesmerizing. The power of the words was just overwhelming, scorching and gripping. Add the music in the mix? I was sold!!!
This book surprised me at every levels. The storyline was magnificent, real and dealing with depression in a smart way. Trying to get you understand, not judging. Sometimes it was a little not too much, too deep, I really felt like I was into Luke’s head and it was horrifying and I was troubled by the voices in his head, feeling all the pain and sorrow.
After finishing this book, I’m still thinking about Luke Craven, frontman for the Night Shifts Black and his journey. I really love the vibes of this book, raw, real, focusing on friendship, love but also proving that determination and support could help you find your way back.
I was surprised more than once by this story, by the way it was told, to convey emotions so roughly. Straight to the guts!
Alyson Santos is an author to follow!!