Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blog tour: Heart Shaped Rock by Laura Roppé + review & giveaway

Heart Shaped Rock
by Laura Roppe

YA contemporary
Release Date: May 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

“If you liked the music collaboration of Maybe Someday, you’ve got to check out Heart Shaped Rock.” — New York Times best-selling author of Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover

"Laura Roppé has written a moving and emotional novel of first love, accurately capturing the voice and mind of a dramatic and emotional sixteen year old girl caught in a maelstrom of grief and loss, love and heartbreak. And then there’s Dean…you'll just have to read the book, ‘cause I can't do him justice in a few short sentences.” –Jasinda Wilder, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Falling into You

Sometimes a shattered heart needs to sing to love again . . . Sixteen year old singer-songwriter Shaynee Sullivan hasn't so much as touched her guitar since her mom died six months ago. In fact, Shaynee hasn't felt like doing much of anything lately, except maybe playing Whack-a-Mole on her "emotionally intelligent" brother's head. But when she meets a gorgeous and surprising rocker named Dean, her shattered heart begins to mend . . . and then burst at the seams. Heart-wrenching, heart-warming, and sometimes even heart-racing, Heart Shaped Rock will leave you laughing through tears and rooting for love in all its forms.

Hear the original music performed in Heart Shaped Rock at All music available on iTunes.

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

Link to Trailer

Heartbreak. Loss. Family. Love. Life. Heart Shaped Rock is a poignant, heart-string plucking contemporary which will touch its readers. Shaynee is sixteen and has lost her mother to cancer. Her dad can't handle and her younger brother freely discusses his feelings which only angers her more. She leans on best friend Tiffany and meets a nice guy named Dean. This novel needs to be read and experienced, especially with the accompanying soundtrack to totally appreciate Laura Roppe's gripping novel. 

Shaynee is such a sympathetic character and she is written with such a brutally honest way. This teen girl is dealing with some of the hardest things life can throw at one and the reader can relate with her varying emotions. From the mean way she treats her brother to the adorable way she meets Dean, she becomes such a living being I felt like I knew her. Definitely download the music and make time to fully experience the words of the book along with the melodies and music. And don't be afraid to let it take you away.

Through living and love, the healing can begin, and along with the power of music, accelerate the process for one to get by each and every day. I found the novel touching, emotional, and it resonates with that part inside of me which has dealt with loss. I highly recommend this novel.

Rating: 4

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Book source:
I received a promotional copy.

About the Author

Laura Roppé is an award-winning singer/songwriter, author, audio book narrator, speaker, and former attorney from San Diego, California. In 2011, Billboard Magazine ranked her as Number Three on its chart of the Top 50 "uncharted" artists in the world. In May 2013, Laura began hosting Amazon's weekly podcast, "Kindle Love Stories," for people who love hearing about love stories, romance, and happily ever afters.

Her first book is the non-fiction memoir, Rocking the Pink. Her latest is a YA-teen romance novel entitled Heart Shaped Rock, featuring a soundtrack.

Author Links: website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

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  1. I want to read this story it sounds like a keeper.

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  2. Juana, I hope you get a chance to read it. I think you'll agree that it is a keeper:)