Friday, January 3, 2014

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Return to Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #2) by Debra Anastasia

Beckett Taylor is a murderer. His calling, his craft are destruction and intimidation—whether he wants it that way now or not. He left Poughkeepsie to keep his brothers safe, to keep Eve safe. Set up with happy lives to live, they’re better off without him, right?

But all his willpower crumbles when he hears his brother Blake’s frantic voice on the phone. An unknown enemy has moved in on his old territory, and Livia’s been taken. In an instant, Beckett knows it will take an attack only he and Eve can execute to bring her back. All his self-imposed embargoes are torn to shreds, perhaps along with the new man he’s struggled to become.

“Brother, call Eve. I’ll be there soon.”

In this emotional and action-packed sequel to Poughkeepsie, Debra Anastasia conjures a tale of love at its most raw and ragged. With Beckett and Eve, how could we expect anything less? But even when it’s messy, not magical, true love perseveres. Real love finds a way—for better or for worse until death does part.

Where to buy

Barnes and Noble | Amazon


Return to Poughkeepsie is intense, tender, insane, sweet, cringe inducing and heart warming, a total emotional roller coaster.  AND I LOVED IT!  It's like Debra Anastasia pulls out your heart, throws it on the ground, kicks it, then picks it up to dust it off only to do it again and again.

While Blake takes center stage in Poughkeepsie, Beckett steals the show in Return to Poughkeepsie.  We see a side of Beckett we didn't get in Poughkeepsie, yet somehow I felt like I always knew it was there.  Beckett has the single most beautiful heart of any character I have ever met.  Its true he has done some pretty horrific things in his life but the reasons he did them somehow makes them less evil.  The way he chooses to live his life when he is away from everything is truly noble; I'd be proud to call him my friend.

I also loved getting to know Eve better in Return to Poughkeepsie.  There is so much of herself that she insists on hiding from the world.  I really felt connected to her in a way I never thought would be possible.  Who she is, who she was, and who she wants to be come together in one really amazing package.

I was actually really sad when Return to Poughkeepsie ended.  I NEED more of these brothers.  The story that was beginning to unfold for Cole and Kyle has me captivated already.  We get one chapter at the end of Return to Poughkeepsie but it was not enough!  I truly hope the wait for The Pougkeepsie Brotherhood book 3 isn't too long.
Review by Danielle

About the author

Debra Anastasia is busy, just like every other mom. There's dinner, the dogs, the two kids, the two kids, and her ongoing battle with...ahem... digestive issues, which combined with her adolescent boy sense of humor makes for colorful and sometimes cringe-worthy social media updates. Her first love and crowning achievement is her thriving career as the weirdest mom on the block.

Her writing started a decent handful of years ago when--along with the animals and humans in her house--the voices of characters started whispering stories in Debra's ear. Insomnia was the gateway to plots that wouldn't give up, wouldn't let go. Now they stalk her everywhere. Halfway through making lunches, a twist takes hold and--fingers full of peanut butter--she finds somewhere, anywhere to write it down.
She's eternally grateful to Omnific Publishing, which has now published four of her books: two in the Seraphim Series and two in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, as well as her novella, Late Night with Andres. That one is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) She also very much appreciates her open-minded readers, who embrace everything she has to offer, with a focus on anti-heroes and bathroom humor.

Debra lives in Maryland with her family. You can find her at and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared.


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