Monday, June 23, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Rainfall – Melissa Delport + Review, giveaway & author interview!

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Released: June 28th, 2014

Paige’s father has Alzheimers, and her fiancé is shot and killed in an armed robbery. Paige fights her depression and pulls herself out of the dark place that she has succumbed to, with monumental effort and a new-found determination to live her life to the fullest, doing things that both terrify and exhilarate her.

When Paige meets Adam, the attraction is instantaneous. Adam grew up in an orphanage and has no recollection of his life before the age of six. Paige falls head over heels in love and embraces a happiness she never dreamed possible. Until the day she finds Adam in bed with another woman.

Wanting nothing more to do with him, Paige cuts Adam out of her life, until she receives a mysterious visitor, who reveals secrets about Adam's past that shock Paige to her very core.

Determined to fight for the man that she loves, Paige finds herself on a journey that will change her life forever.
"Life throws us curve balls all the time. Sometimes it gets so hard that we think we will not survive. But mankind os made of sterner stuff."

An amazing, beautifully written book that captivated me from the first page. The characters were so fantastically weaved and the plot was just wonderfully developed from beginning till end. No rush, no prolongation, just the right pace. The ending, although frustrating, was the perfect kind of closure for a book like this.

Okay, before I go into a frustrated rant about the ending, let me talk about the wonderful points about the book.

Paige has probably never really been on fate's good side. I mean, her fiancé died honorably but it left her a mess. Then her father getting Alzheimer's at an early age. Yet she stays strong throughout all of this clusterfuck. Let me just clap for her because wow, this woman.

Then we have Adam. He was sweet, so fucking sweet. I really don't know how to talk about him without spoiling anything about his past or his present for that matter. But anyway, he has a serious case which is almost incurable.

I really like this guy. Like really really like him. All his sides. AGH so frustrating because I can't spoil it.

But anyway, wow this story was so complex and tiring mentally. But it was so beautiful that I was just hung on it from the beginning till the end.

Really, you should pick up this book.

Honestly, there's nothing really wrong with the ending. I'm just more of a big fan of a grand happily ever after but well… anyway. It was a hard ending to deal with but it was more about acceptance and moving on with life. It was the kind of ending that fit well with the book so, even though I was slightly mad (while I was sobbing), it was a great "the end".


4.5 APPLES!!!!!

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♕ Rainfall 
Today, I have the lovely Reese Monroe here for an interview! Check it out below:

Sam: Hi there, Melissa. My first question for you would be, what made you want to write in this genre? 

Melissa: I didn't necessarily set out to write a romance novel. My previous books were in the dystopian genre and Rainfall is very different, but it is essentially the story that captivates me. When a concept occurs to me that is original, I write the story and let the genre fall where it may. Rainfall was such a novel idea, and I couldn't let it pass!

Sam: Wow! That's just fantastic. Why did you make your characters in such a way? Is there an inspiration for them?

Melissa: I love my characters, and try to always give them depth and dimension, so that the reader can connect with them. Every one of my books features a strong female lead, I think it's my mother's influence – she always taught me to be independent and make my own way, so in a way, my characters embody everything she aspired for me to become.

Sam: And we did get a strong female lead in Rainfall. Kudos to you for that! Do you have any upcoming projects you're really looking forward to?

Melissa: I am currently under deadline to complete the final book in The Legacy Trilogy, so I am very busy with that. I also have another romance idea that has been niggling in the back of my mind, so once The Legend is complete, I hope to turn my attention to that.

Sam: We'll be looking forward to that, definitely. One last question: If you weren't writing, what else would you be doing?

Melissa: Reading! I am a book worm, so I suppose I would probably have my own blog doing book reviews. Sadly, as an author, I am not able to read as voraciously as I used to, because it is difficult not to be influenced by other writers. Originality is very important to me.

Sam: It is too to readers. Thank you for being here today!

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melissa delport .jpg.jpgWife, mother of 3, businesswoman by day and writer by night, Melissa is the author of The Legacy and The Legion (books 1 and 2 of The Legacy Trilogy), and she is currently writing the final installment of the trilogy, The Legend.

Melissa is also the self-published author of the stand-alone novels Rainfall and The Traveler (available on Amazon).

An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop ‘watching from the sidelines’ and to do what is her passion.

“I was driving home from work when inspiration struck, and a storyline started unravelling in my head. For a few days, it was all I could think about and eventually I realised that the only way to get it out of my head, was to put it all down on paper. I started writing, and that was that.”

She lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, South Africa.

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