Blog Tour & Review: The Darkest Sunrise

Welcome to our blog tour stop for The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez. It is the first book in a contemporary romance duet, and is it available to read for FREE on KindleUnlimited.

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 Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

“You’re pregnant.”

“It’s a boy.”

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

“He’s gone.”

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”

The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #1)

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I am at a loss for words on this one. I'll just stand over here in the corner and clap my hands at you Aly Martinez. The work you have given to readers in this book in beyond exception. That said, the book needs to stand on it's own. I can't share with you the who's and what's. It is a journey from the first words until the very last cliff hanger ending. Just read the book!

What you need to prepare for, more so than I think any of her other books, is that Aly brings us the not so lovely side of grief and loss. Charlotte and Porter are mired in the darkness. Neither one can find or is even wanting to find a way out of the hole they are in. The author paints such a picture of the empty void these characters are existing in, it almost becomes too much to read. The pain is that palpable.

This is but part one. I am not usually a fan of cliff hanger endings and this is also the case with this book. But.....FANTASTIC read! You will ride out just about every emotion you can imagine. The characters are interesting and the story has twists and turns. I would recommend waiting for book two before starting this one because you are NOT going to enjoy waiting to see what happens next. And that's a good thing.

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.

The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #2)

Coming July 27th

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You won't want to miss this amazing series!


Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.


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