Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Barren by @xoMissLizzi Blog Tour with guest post and #Giveaway #Barren @chapterxchapter @swoonromance

We present the Barren Blog Tour to you today. Besides the spotlight on this New Adult contemporary which deals with some very serious matters, the author, Elizabeth Miceli, is sharing a Guest Post too. There's also a tour-wide giveaway to enter. Have a great day!

Barren by Elizabeth Miceli
Genre: New Adult contemporary
Publication Date: November 2015
Publisher: Swoon Romance

Recommended for ages 16+. Includes scenes that depict drug use, teen sex, and sexual assault.

This book contains mature content and depiction of a seventeen-year-old girl’s rape at the hands of another student. It is a chilling first person point of view account of something that occurs across the country at parties just like the one depicted in this story, and we wanted the fictional account to feel raw and as devastating. We also understand that these scenes may be difficult and uncomfortable for some. We recommend this novel for readers ages sixteen and older.

“I cried, praying for him to finish. I closed my eyes and tried to envision myself somewhere else… somewhere where I was happy. I thought of my family all piled around our tree on Christmas morning. I thought of singing with my band. I thought of Caitlin and me baking cookies and watching movies together. But after just a few seconds of pretending, Mike would hit me or thrust deeper, and I would be back in reality. I was being raped. I was all alone. I was a damsel in distress. And there was no one there to save me.”

Seventeen-year-old Stacey Lorenzo’s poor self-esteem has always consumed her. When significant weight loss leaves her still feeling powerless and with an eating disorder, she turns to partying to cope. Things go from bad ot worse when she is raped, a crushing blow to her psyche from which she may not recover. Stacey drugs, cuts, and hooks up with countless guys in an attempt to dull the pain. But if Stacey doesn’t find a way to face her demons and overcome her fears, she might find herself in a hole so dark, even love won’t be able to pull her out.

Barren is written by debut author Elizabeth Miceli. It is a devastating and dark account of one girl’s plummet to the very bottom of the human experience and the horrific and petrifying road to recovery and self-worth.

Purchase Links: Amazon

 Top 5 Books I Can’t Live Without

1.      The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. (Is it okay if I say four books? Sorry. I’m a rule breaker!)
2.      Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling (Sorry. I’m doing it again.)
3.      She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
4.      Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare
5.      The “In The Garden” series by Nora Roberts (Whoops!)

About the author

Elizabeth hails from the smallest state with the biggest heart. She started off at The University of Akron and then transferred to the University of Rhode Island. She is a double major in both Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. Although she loves writing- she also has a passion for helping others which is why she is studying to become a sex therapist/couples counselor. Elizabeth loves spending time with her family and friends, singing, eating everything Italian, and baking cookies. She is “in love with love” which is probably why the driving force in almost everything she writes is romance. When she’s not getting lost in her characters she can be found waiting for her prince charming in her North Kingstown, Rhode Island home.

Connect with the Author: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of Barren by Elizabeth Miceli and a $10 Amazon GC (INT). Contest ends October 23, 2015. 


  1. It sounds like a harsh book but a necessary one.

  2. It sounds like a harsh book but a necessary one.

  3. I like your list of books. I too fall for the series. That way I can sneak more books on my list :)

  4. Though these types of scenes are hard to read, I think the healing part of the story needs the details.