Thursday, June 01, 2017

Tour + Review, Excerpt, Trailer, and Teaser: Darkest Corner by Lilianna Hart

Darkest Corner (gravediggers, BOOK 1) BY Liliana hart

Date of Publication: May 23, 2017

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart's first book in her suspenseful Gravediggers series, featuring an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.

The Gravediggers aren't exactly what they seem. They're the most elite of the world's fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they've been betrayed by the countries they've died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families.

Sometimes the dead do rise...

Deacon Tucker is a dead man walking. A former black ops agent, he was disavowed and stripped of all honor before being recruited as a Gravedigger. But his honor and good name no longer matter, because no one knows he's alive, and he'll never get the recognition he deserves. His mission is simple: save the world or die trying. And for God's sake, don't ever fall in love. That's a rule punishable by death. The kind of death a man can't be brought back from.

Tess Sherman is the only mortician in Last Stop, Texas. She has no idea how Deacon Tucker ended up in her funeral home, but she'll eat her hat if he's only a funeral home assistant. Deacon is dangerous, deadly, and gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache.

Deacon is on a mission to stop the most fatal terror attack the world has ever known—what's known as The Day of Destiny—a terrorist's dream. But when he discovers Tess has skills he can use to stop them, he has to decide if he can trust her with secrets worth dying for. And, most important, he has to decide if he can trust her with his heart.

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It was 9:47, which meant she was two minutes late. Her grandmother was sitting on one of the little white benches out front, with her hands folded neatly in her lap. She gave Tess a glacial stare and then sighed as she gathered her handbag and stood to her feet. Tess had gotten her height and willowy frame from her grandmother. Even in her seventies, Tatiana
Sherman—Tati to her friends—was striking. She wore long linen pants and a white linen blouse, and she’d used a wide sash for a belt and tied it in a sassy bow at her hip. She wore the same pearls Tess had seen her in every day of her life—pearls given to her by her father when she’d turned sixteen. She had the bones of royalty—high cheekbones and cat eyes that tilted up slightly at the corners. Her hair was a shock of creamy white that she wore short, curled, and teased. She had as much Texan in her as she had Russian. There were a few fine lines around her mouth and the corners of her eyes, but she’d aged well. She liked to give credit to the vodka, which she drank each night before bed. Tess had been embalming people long enough to know that’s basically what her grandmother had done to herself while living. Tess got out of the car and went around to open the passenger door and help her in. “Sorry I’m late,” she said, kissing her on each cheek. “I put my purse on top of the car and drove halfway here with it like that.”
“Three minutes, dear. You know if we don’t get there right at ten Debra Lassiter tries to take my chair. That girl has spent her whole life trying to take people’s hardearned stuff.” Tess wasn’t sure Debra Lassiter qualified as a girl since she had to be pushing sixty, and she really wasn’t sure how her grandmother had come to the conclusion that the center salon chair at the Clip n’ Curl had been hard-earned. Mostly she’d bullied everyone out of that chair until every woman in town was afraid to sit in it.

4 stars

The thing that stood out to me the most from this book is the setting. It was set in a mortuary, and I thought that was unique, and completely different than any other book that I have had the opportunity to read.

I also really enjoyed the concept of the Gravediggers, and I really enjoyed getting to know the Gravediggers in this first book. I loved Deacan, especially, and the relationship that develops between him and Tess. It was amazing.

The story itself was really great. The pacing of the book wasn't the greatest. It was very slow at the beginning, with very little action going on. It does pick up pace, but not soon enough for my taste.

I would highly recommend this if you love to read romantic suspense novels, because this is one you won't want to miss.

About Liliana Hart

Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly Bestselling Author of more than 40 titles. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she'd found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music.
Since self-publishing in June of 2011, Liliana has sold more than 3 million ebooks and been translated into eight languages. She's appeared at #1 on lists all over the world and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times list. Liliana is a sought after speaker and she's given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from California to New York to London.
Liliana can almost always be found at her computer writing or on the road giving workshops for SilverHart International, a company she founded with her partner, Scott Silverii, where they provide law enforcement, military, and fire resources for writers so they can write it right. Liliana is a recent transplant to Southern Louisiana, where she's getting used to the humidity and hurricane season, and plotting murders (for her books, of course).

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