I was super honored and excited to be invited to the TreeTops Book Club. Blue Horizons was selected as their March read and they loved it. One of the best discussion questions came from a conversation between Ash and Ava. Answer this for yourself, “Is trust earned or given until lost?” Thank you, Nancy for organizing! xoxo
I love covers. I could wander into a book store and just stare all day at the covers. I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover…but, I totally do. There are soooo many books out there to read, but the cover has to catch my eye for me to pick it up and read the synopsis. I know I’m probably missing out on some great books, but it’s got to grab my eye first (or come highly recommended).
Before Blue Horizons released, Elle and I got together and ordered a ton of photos from Shutterstock for teasers, etc. And it seemed the longer I looked at this image, the more I liked it for Ash. I know it’s been used by others, and I even used it as a teaser, but it just fits him perfectly. So, I talked to the KiSS Sisters and then to Murphy at Indie Solutions and we decided to make the change.
Here is the before…
And here is the after…
Didn’t she do an amazing job with the coloring?!
If you haven’t read Blue Horizons yet, I think you should. It can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. If you are interested in ordering a signed paperback please email me at email@example.com.
Up next is White Horizons…. so stay tuned. 🙂
Will Ashton is disillusioned. Having dreamt of making it big in the music industry since picking up a guitar, he has spent the last 5 years riding the waves of success that have catapulted to the top of the country music scene. But at what cost? Compromising everything he wanted when he started making music with his best friend Clay all those years ago, this isn’t how he envisioned it to be. Lost and lonely, he makes a decision that will give him the break he so desperately needs, but that could also mean the end of the road for his music.
Avery Layne lives, eats and sleeps music, but she also craves the peace to move on from her past. Born and bred in the Midwest, she moved to New York to escape the darkness of betrayal and move forward with her life. But those ghosts still follow her all these years later. If it wasn’t for her best friends Emma and Cora, who knows where she would be. They have been her backbone, her strength, but maybe it’s now time to finally escape the past and look toward a brighter future.
Two people in desperate need for change. When they meet the chemistry is tangible, but is it enough? One is in need of inspiration for the future and one is desperate for liberation from the horrors of the past. When they meet as just two people in a bar, little do they know the effects that meeting will have on them both.
Another emotional read from Kathryn Andrews. Beautifully written, this author doesn’t shy away from tackling subjects that don’t necessarily go hand in hand with formula romance writing. Once again she has created two characters that face their own problems, but somehow become a healing balm for someone else. Kathryn has created a real atmospheric love story, and one that is very different to her début series. It feels more mature and it will appeal to people that maybe found that series bordered in a more YA/NA setting. This is very much NA and I think her writing style really suits it.
If you like your romance to have soul and emotion, Blue Horizon is the perfect read.
A- Animal: Bear
B- Biggest Fear: Losing someone I love
C- Current Time: 1:14pm
D- Drink you last had: Water
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Ava
F- Favorite Candy: Swedish Fish
G- Ghosts, are they real: no
H- Hometown: Nashville
I- In love with: Ava
J- Jealous Of: People who can walk down the street and not be recognized
K- Killed Someone? No, but daily there’s someone I wish I could.
L- Last time you cried?: Don’t remember
M- Middle Name: Don’t have one
N- Number of Siblings: I’m gonna say 2.
O- One Wish: To be somebody. Somebody to someone and somebody to myself.
P- Person who you last called: Clay
Q- Question you’re always asked: When did you get your big break?
R- Reason to smile: Ava
S- Song last sung: Hold back the river by James Bay
T- Time you woke up: 5:30 am
U- Underwear Color: black
V- Vacation Destination: mountains
W- Worst Habit: running my hands through my hair
X- X-Rays you’ve had: arm when I was a kid
Y- Your favorite food: I love Ava’s cupcakes, but any Italian will do
Z- Zodiac Sign: Libra
A- Animal: Dog
B- Biggest Fear: The dark and spiders
C- Current Time: 12:28pm
D- Drink you last had: coffee with Italian Sweet Cream
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Ash
F- Favorite Candy: MnM’s
G- Ghosts, are they real: yes.
H- Hometown: NYC
I- In love with: Ash
J- Jealous Of: People who can easily show affection
K- Killed Someone? Nope.
L- Last time you cried?: This past week
M- Middle Name: Emerson
N- Number of Siblings: 0
O- One Wish: To just be. Be myself.
P- Person who you last called: Cora
Q- Question you’re always asked: What’s it like to have perfect pitch?
R- Reason to smile: Alive and blessed
S- Song last sung: Girl crush by Little Big Town
T- Time you woke up: early…
U- Underwear Color: black
V- Vacation Destination: mountains
W- Worst Habit: uncontrollable panic
X- X-Rays you’ve had: head to toe
Y- Your favorite food: Cupcakes
Z- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
I was given this book in turn for an honest review. ~ Alison
Will Ashton was in battle with his career; Ava Layne and her past are fighting for survival. With one chance encounter will they find solace in each other?
Kathryn Andrews has excelled with her writing; Blue Horizon is a beautifully well written and heart-warming contemporary romance. Will Ashton has a charming sweet charisma about him that I found captivating and intriguing; he’s an irresistible character. My heart broke for Ava; her past was far from pleasant. That girl considering all she had been through was truly strong; the reasons behind her closed off character is understandable. Once her walls began to fall down you could see her true personality begin to show through; Avery had a great sense of humour and a very sweet nature. Kathryn writes in a way that you can feel each of the emotions the characters are going through; almost as if you are living those emotions right along with them.
This story is an inspiration and gives hope; hope that no matter our past we can find the love we deserve and find a soul mate to repair not only our broken heart but our broken soul too.
If you love contemporary romances with an emotional captivating storyline you will absolutely love Blue Horizon by Kathryn Andrews.
*I was given a copy of this book as a gift from Stephanie’s Book Reports in exchange for an honest review. – Carla
I have read and loved all of Kathryn Andrews books, so I was beyond excited to be able to read and review her latest story! I must say that Blue Horizons has now become one of my all time favorites!
Ash and Ava’s story is one of true love and self discovery. While they both have achieved great success career wise, they are still missing something. My favorite quote from the book is from Ash, and I think it defines what it is that they are missing. He says “All I ever wanted was to be somebody. Somebody to someone and somebody to myself”. Wow, how profound, right? No matter what great success we might achieve, I believe that we all have the innate desire to be the center of someone else’s world. Without true love, our accomplishments don’t seem to matter as much.
While Ash and Ava both realize their connection from the moment their eyes meet, there are still some huge obstacles in the way of them finding their happily ever after. Can they see past all the secrets and wrong assumptions and learn to just “be”? Ash and Ava’s story will make you experience a myriad of emotions. You will laugh, cry, and become angry at how ignorant some people can behave. As always, the writing is amazing and will draw you in until the outside world fades away and only you and the story exist. If you haven’t discovered Kathryn Andrews books yet, you are in for a real treat! Another great job, Kathryn!!