Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blog Tour For Heartstrings by Heather Gunter

Blog Tour For Heartstrings by Heather Gunter


Everyone thinks of me as this happy and upbeat person. What they don't know is that I carry a deep, dark secret. Something horrible happened to me a year ago, and I have kept it quiet all this time. I was fine for a while, but somehow it’s chosen this time to come back, and it's eating at me--like a cancer.

I need to tell someone about it, I just don't know how. I'm pushing everyone I love away, including my mom and my best friend Charlie.

Then there is Will. Handsome, sweet Will. We went out on a date a while back, but then the incident happened leaving me crushed and him confused.

How do you tell someone you care about all of your secrets, and will they still want you when the truth comes out?

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About The Author:

Heather is a devoted mother of three gorgeous boys.  She balances spending as much time with them as possible with writing, updating her Into the Night Reviews book blog and her day job.  Her love of animals sees her home in Canton, GA bursting with numerous dogs and ferrets.

Heather campaigns passionately for anti-bullying initiatives and has a strong conviction to reduce peoples suffering at the hands of bullies.

A talented singer, who once dreamed of pursuing a career in that field, she has put that goal aside in exchange for her writing.  A self proclaimed geek, whatever spare time she has is spent curled on the couch reading and listening to music.

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Purchase Links:

To purchase this book for your Nook: click here

To purchase this book for your Kindle: click here
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To purchase this book at Createspace: click here

1 x $50 Amazon Gift Card (international)
4 x signed paperbacks of Heartstrings (international)
2 x huge swag packs (US only) that will include $5 Amazon Gift Card, temporary tattoos, bookmark, guitar pic, signed postcard, bottlecap and a signed paperback.
10 x e-books of Heartstrings (international)

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Stefanie's Review
5 Stars!!!

Let me start off with when I said 5 stars, I meant 5 THOUSAND stars times 100!!! That should tell you how much I LOVED this book and everything in it. When I was asked to participate in this blog tour I had not read anything by Heather Gunter. I was told I could read this as a standalone book. Which was great because I  didn't read the 1st book yet. I started Heartstrings not knowing what to expect. I felt the emotions right from page 1 until the very last word!!

The story revolves around Tori a high school senior. She's tall with green eyes and freckles and fire red hair. Tori is beautiful. Unfortunately, Tori is also broken and damaged. She has been keeping a HUGE secret bottled up inside of her for a year. It's finally starting to eat her up inside. She can not fall asleep without hearing his voice. It always ends with her waking up  in a cold sweat & her screaming. 

She decided to go to the lake with her best friend Charlie and her boyfriend Maverick. And, Will... Oh Will... Tori has been madly in love with Will for what seems like forever. The more I read the more I fell for Will.

Will spots Tori the minute she gets out of the car. He has been in love with her forever. He's never loved any other girl but her. But, he knows that something has happened to her & he doesn't know what it is. All he knows is that she's not her normal mouthy, firecracker self. But, he'll wait as long as it takes. 

Will walks up behind Tori and accidentally scares her. He ends up getting slapped!! She apologizes and they go swimming. Just as they both think they're finally going to kiss. Tori snaps and looses it. She's an absolute mess!! Will takes her straight home no questions asked!!

When Tori finally calms down. She realizes she can not keep her secret to herself any longer. Tori decides to tell her family. She  sits her mom and Charlie down and begins to tell them she was sexually assaulted a year ago. They're furious. Not at Tori. But, at the person who did this  to her. Her mom and Charlie stick behind her and give her all the support she needs. She starts going to a therapist and to a support group. Tori realizes very soon it was nothing she did or nothing she could of done to change what had happened. 

Then, she realizes she MUST tell Will. That confuses her even more. What if can't look at her the same way again. What if he decides it's too much too handle and leaves. She finally gets over the fear and tells him.

This was where I first started falling for Will. He took it the same way Tori's mom and Charlie did. He felt hatred for the person who did this, and sadness for Tori. He wanted to take away all of her pain. He was by her side every single moment he could. I LOVED how he treated her. He would not put his arm around her without asking her if it was alright first. He would kiss her on her forehead. Too cute!!!

Will and Maverick are now on a mission. To find the S.O.B who did this to Tori. Will is also fighting his own secrets & inner demons as well as Tori.

You will find out everyone's secrets, demons and their intense feelings. What will happen when Tori learns about Will's secret. Will they find the person responsible before he strikes again!! And, will Tori eventually find herself...

This is a MUST read!!! I literally had to keep a box of  tissues near me at all times. It's based on the author's past experiences. This book was written excellent. I have nothing but respect for Heather Gunter. I hope she found closure in writing this book. 

"You want it and like it rough, don't ya? You're a little fighter you are. I knew having a red head would bring some spice."

"It's getting harder and harder for me not to kiss you... But I am a very patient guy and you are so worth waiting for."

"You're strong T, stronger than you give yourself credit for. I know we keep telling you, but you are. And I'll keep telling you until you finally believe it"

To purchase this book for your Nook: click here 

To purchase this book for your Kindle: click here


  1. Thank you, thank you for being on this tour with me. There aren't enough words to tell you how much I appreciate your support!! <3

  2. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway, Sounds great. evamilliena t gmail dot com