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Blog Tour and Giveaway: His Wounded Light: Christine Brae



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The perfect life.

The perfect marriage.

The jilted lover.

Their worlds collide.

Fate intervenes twelve years later and their paths intersect once again. All three will question whether the heart is truly capable of dividing and being divided; each will decide whether it matters who you loved first or who you love last.

Together they will learn that in the end, there can always only be one.
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EXCERPT #2

“Good evening, everyone. So sorry we're late.”

I turn my head in the direction of her eyes.

“Are you fucking kidding me?” I mutter under my breath.

It's Jesse Cain. I glare at Betty, and she responds by shrugging her shoulders. I remember that she said she no longer bothers with the seating arrangements. I’m left with no choice but to get up from my chair and shake his hand.

“Cain, how are you?” I ask rather hypocritically. I can’t even stand to be in the same country as him, let alone share a table with this guy. One at which he sits so close to my wife, no less.

“Ailey,” he says coolly. “This is my fiancée, Rose.”

I offer my hand to her and she shakes it warmly. She's very pretty, almost beautiful, but certainly not Isabel stunning, at least to me. She’s quite voluptuous and her dress leaves little to the imagination. I guess she has to compete for his attention, given that he is one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. He’s clearly a crowd drawer at fundraising events like these. I’ll never know why, since he’s such an arrogant ass. Cain pulls her seat out for her and remains standing. Sure enough, he walks over to Betty and Isa.

“Betts.” He gives her a hug and offers his hand to Leigh, who shakes it disinterestedly.

Okay, here it comes.

Wait. No. She’s getting up. Why is she getting up?

He leans down to give her a hug. “Hi, Isa. Nice to see you.”

She embraces him a little too warmly. The smile on her face as she says his name slays me. “Hi, Jess.”

Jess?

As soon as Cain takes a seat next to me, I lean over and whisper in her ear. “It's Jess-e. There's an E at the end.”

She responds by taking my hand, slipping it through the slit of her dress and resting it on her thigh. If I stretch my finger out far enough, I’ll be able to touch that part of her that might get her attention. Out of the blue, I have the urge to take the napkin on her lap and tie it around her neck to cover up her chest. Sort of like a bib in a seafood restaurant.

“He looks at you all googly-eyed like that one more time and I'm going to poke his fucking eyes out,” I whisper, punctuating my words with light squeezes of her thigh.

She thinks I'm kidding so she laughs.

WHO AM I?


Hi! My name is Alex Ailey. Born in the Boston and I am a business owner for a living.

Let’s get to know you better.


Tell us your favorite:


Song: Anything by Sublime, Talking Heads, Rolling Stones

Movie/ TV Show: Most shows on Showtime or HBO

Band: Too many to name

Color: Isa loves putting me in greens and blues

Food: Anything I can cook on my new grill

Drink: Old Fashioned, Scotch, Craft beers

Cartoon Character: Anyone from Wacky Races

Sports: Football!

Hobbies: Cars, Isabel

Vacation Spots: Anywhere with Isabel, our latest trip was to Bali. Over the blue water. Just the two of us.

Let’s dig deep:

Describe your fashion style: Casual

Describe your daily routine: I don’t have one. I make it a point to have breakfast with my wife and children. The rest of the day depends on what is going on at the office or my travels. I also have physical therapy and gym workouts at least a few times a week.

3 major things you can’t live without? Isabel, Eddie and Maddy

If there is one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be and why? I cuss too much

What is your worst habit? Cussing, Always wanting inside Isabel

Greatest fear in life? Losing my family

Most likely to be arrested? I could be.

If there is one person you could bring back from the dead, who would it be and why? I would love for Isabel to see her mother one more time.

One of your most embarrassing moments? Isa? Can you help me with this?

Greatest regret so far? I have no regrets.

Greatest achievement in life? Getting the girl. That was a lot of work!

Let’s talk dirty:

Boxers or briefs? Boxers

Lights on or lights off? On

Sexiest part of your body? Whatever Isa loves

Sexiest part of Isabel’s body? Her beautiful boobs. And then her legs. And her ass.

Kinkiest thing you’ve ever done? I don’t kiss and tell.

Favorite place to get down and dirty? Anywhere with Isa. All she has to do is just look at me.
Fan made trailer for His Wounded Light...
Holy hell, I am crying like a, big ole, baby! Have you had a chance to watch this trailer yet, if not then I suggest you wait until after you have read the book. Once you have read His Wounded Light, you'll ache even more from watching it.
Major Book Hangover Alert!!!

This MUST READ story evoked a myriad of emotions so brace yourselves!

Each of these characters—Isa, Alex, Jesse—weren’t just people on a page. To me they were real. They worked their way into my heart until I couldn’t stop thinking about them.

Two days later I am still sitting here trying to work out how to tell you how absolutely amazing this story is, and how utterly absorbing, and all without giving anything away! How do I give this incredible journey justice?

I’ll start by saying Christine Brae is a genius. It’s that simple really. I am SHOUTING her name from the rooftops because if it’s one thing I appreciate, it’s an author who can make you feel and she managed to do that for me so.damn.easily.

If you want happy, sunshiney rainbows and unicorns, this is not the book for you. Alex, Isa and Jesse’s journey is far from over and reaching the end is going to wreck you, but in the best kind of way. I felt so much—joy, agony, grief, betrayal. This is a work of fiction but you can sense an injection of truth which makes the story come alive. THIS is real life. This is about appreciating the darker parts of life in order to truly appreciate the lighter parts.

At the end, I’m still Team Undecided. I sit on the fence, in between Team Alex and Team Jesse, because both men were always meant to be hers. Each in their own way. Sometimes love, first love, isn’t enough, but Jesse loved Isa the best way he knew how, and Alex? He was her SOUL. He made her live, and experience, and  feel.

Jesse was her beginning and middle and Alex was supposed to be her end, but will they last forever?

How did I walk away from this series? SATISFIED. This story was Isa, Jesse and Alex’s conclusion. A story that NEEDED to be told and I’m so thankful I experienced it. I got the resolution I was so desperately hoping for.

My hat is off to you Christine Brae for managing to give us three heartfelt people who all won in this journey. Thank you. 
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Christine Brae is a full time career woman who thought she could write a book about her life and then run away as far as possible from it. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of so many women with the same story to tell. This is her second and final book in the Light in the Wound series. Her third book is scheduled to come out in late 2014.

When not listening to the voices in her head or spending late nights at the office, Christine can be seen shopping for shoes and purses, running a half marathon or spending time with her husband and three children in Chicago.

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