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On Tour with some Magick! Shattered Into Beautiful Blog Tour

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Shattered Into Beautiful Blog Tour 

Title: Shattered Into Beautiful, A Surviving Soul Novel

Author: Mel Ballew

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Hosted By: Love Between The Sheets


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Her Magick is destined but true love forbidden.

After beautiful Sylver Kyllienne Brady meets death at the hands of her boyfriend, Roland Parks, she transcends into Summerland. There, she reunites with her mother and finds her soulmate, Zander. Pulled back to the earthly plane, she must embark on a journey of discovery. She uncovers a truth. She is the descendent of a long lineage of powerful Witches. She must learn to control her power, protect the family’s Amulet and Book of Shadows. Sylver has no idea what awaits her. And, this is only part of her discovery.

Lives unravel as secrets are discovered and mysteries unfold.

Everything changes when she meets Zander Emmett –a vampire. Zander is gorgeous, exotic, sexy and unbelievably wealthy. He is also the one person a witch, such as Sylver, must avoid. Their love is forbidden but their souls draw them together like a magnet. Their bodies ignite, passion soars and their souls are left discovering, not only each other, but their destiny. His life holds secrets and enticing mysteries of his own that propel the parallels of their worlds to climaxing heights.

Will their colliding worlds separate them? Will Sylver embrace her destiny? Will realizing what is expected of her and falling soul-fully in love with Zander – the vampire she is forbidden to love, just leave her breathless?

Or, will she forever be Shattered Into Beautiful?

My Thoughts <3:

I am all about anything that involves love, romance, and paranormal! This book has every bit of that! I was super excited when I give the awesome opportunity to ARC Mel Ballew’s debut novel, Shattered Into Beautiful. There were some things that occurred that made my review later than I wanted, and Mel was so kind to tell me to not worry about it! 😉

Sylver is a witch and hasn’t ascended yet. She knows it coming, and that she has a ton of powers coming her way. She also knows that Vampires are a no no! She has an awesome support system of her Gran, Jay, and Lyll.

Then there is Zander, the “No No” that she is supposed to stay clear. He her better half; the balance to her light. He’s everything you dream a vampire should be… oh and those Emerald eyes! It amazed me at how much Zander could feel for Sylver without being near her. He’s like her knight with fangs instead of shining armour!

There are a lot of different turns of events writing this novel. Each are extremely important to the plot of the story, how everyone is intertwined, and holy crap at the surprise you get over half way threw! Dang, and I that family drama is better than some of those shows on TV! It’s light, dark, serious, powerful, and calls on all elements of Earth.

Mel Ballew has done a fantastic job on her debut novel. It is full of paranormal, love, fear, magick, vampires, dark side, light, spells, fangs, anxiety,becoming who are meant to be, fulfilling your destiny, reuniting with your past, and a cliffhanger at the end! Oh, and I absolutely love the quotes at the beginning of each chapter!!! I couldn’t wait to see if they were a Mel quote or just someone else! I ❤ the Mel quotes!

So, if you are looking for a new paranormal romance Shattered Into Beautiful is it! It has a different twist than the norm! Get your copy of it today! I’ll be waiting as patiently as possible for book #2!


I am his Light.

He is my Dark.

Together, as one, we are an equal balance. Positive and negative energies collide. A

beautiful equilibrium created by the Universe.

One witch.

One vampire.

We are a swinging pendulum, two souls made whole —as one, amalgamating our worlds.

No longer afraid, I straighten. I walk over to Zander and take his hand in mine. I glance at him. With fingers entwined, our souls rendezvous, and part of the mystery between us is unveiled. My eyes shift to the figure standing among the trees. I glare. I look at Zander; he looks at me. Together, we look at him.

Emeralds and sapphires lock with fire-red rubies. Seconds are too long to decipher

clearly the amount of time before he vanishes. Less than one split second, then he evaporated into the night, swallowed by the Dark governing him.

Magick unfurls in a moonlit night.





Author Bio

Mel Ballew resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, along with their two adorable cats.
An avid reader, she has always had an equal passion for writing and has written her entire life, to date. Her mother initially birthed, inspired, and encouraged these loves. The two often discussed writing together but unfortunately, that dream never came to fruition.
Years later, this happened, that happened—life happened.
She stepped away from writing to place more focus on being wife and a full-time mom. Today, she would not have changed a thing. The day her daughter was born became the first day she realized a significant rhythm to her heart was also born. Her daughter, now preparing to go off to college, has grown into a beautiful and responsible young adult.
A twisted turn of events in September 2009 left Mel unable to work outside of the home. Forced to consider other options, and while embracing a therapeutic approach of transcribing all of the challenges facing her, post-accident, she returned to journaling. Once again, the writer within her has been re-birthed—awakened from slumber.
Mel is a hopeless romantic. Blessed, she has her very own soul mate, which she calls husband, best friend, and lover.
She is a simple country gal, with a profound love of true simplicity. She is just as hopeless in her love of nature and regards many of her writing aspirations to appreciating its beauty, although every single story is birthed from her dreams. Sometimes, in life, simply enjoying a chilled glass of sangria on a warm summer’s eve or indulging in her love of chocolate and peanut butter is an expression of enjoying such simplicity. For her, these moments are truly d’vine.

How to find Mel

Website: http://www.melballew.com/

Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17306108-shattered-into-beautiful

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormelballew?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelBallew

 Buy Links


Barnes N Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shattered-into-beautiful-mel-ballew/1115158635?ean=2940016579641



Rafflecopter Giveaway
US ONLY:a Rafflecopter giveaway

INTERNATIONAL a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway includes:

1 (ONE) GRAND PRIZE lucky winner will receive:

Modern Enchantment™ Arrangement  $59.99 value, plus tax & shipping/handling

“Sunflowers,” he spits out, as I make my way toward the door.  “What? What about them?”  I ask, confused. His entire face lights up, “You are my sunflower.  They always turn toward the sun to absorb its energy and light.  I’m glad you chose that as your safe word.  You are my sun, Kitten.  You are my ‘safe’; my sunflower.  That is why I give them to you.  In my darkness, you are my light. I just need you to know.”  Zander to Sylver


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5 (FIVE) lucky winners will each receive:

Shattered Into Beautiful Coffee Mug™  $ 14.99/ea. value, plus tax & shipping/handling

  • 1/ea, Custom made Shattered Into Beautiful Coffee Mug

5 (FIVE) lucky winners will each receive:

  • Shattered Into Beautiful Autographed Paperback copy – 1/ea

 5 (FIVE) lucky winners will each receive:

  • Shattered Into Beautiful Ebook copy – 1/ea

20 (TWENTY) lucky winners will each receive:

  • Shattered Into Beautiful Autographed Postcard – 1/ea

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