Tension Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Tension by R.L. Griffin
Release date:  July 1, 2013
My rating: StarStarStarStarStar

The Stella who emerges from the rubble of the bombing in Montana is a woman full of conflict. She knows she should be grateful that she lived when others didn't, but after waking in the hospital as a celebrity, complete with a new moniker, she's bitter and distrustful, questioning everything in her life. She's unsure of her friends, her new boyfriend, and her job. In addition, a face from the past reappears and threatens to take the one good thing in her life.
Stella attempts to deal with the new scrutiny of her life with her usual sense of humor, but she's filled with a new emotion that she tries desperately to hide: HATE. Her recovery is hastened by her determination to find the man who turned her into a walking scar. She's going to kill him; she needs to kill him.
Stella isn't alone. She has her close friends and her dog, Cooper. Will their support be enough to help Stella accomplish her plan, or will this endeavor be her undoing?
This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.


So, with the first book in this series, we were taken on a journey through Stella’s healing process from losing Jamie.  She had her ups and downs, more downs than anything.  We were left with a bombing in Montana—and wondering why Jamie had faked his death…
I was reeled in from the beginning.  Stella has managed to survive the blast and being shot by Jamie, physically… emotionally, she is obviously damaged.  She vows to move forward and seek revenge on the person who destroyed her not once, but twice.
We get to take a detailed journey of her trying to stay sane all the while she is full of turmoil thanks to Jamie.  Her thoughts have her wondering if she is a monster like him. 
All the while, George knows that she is holding back.  Her smile is fake.  He knows she isn’t telling her everything.  He does his best to be patient with her.  He loves her so much, and has to endure all of the media surrounding her… things become too complicated.  In the end, he could be left no other choice than to walk away… But can he?
There is so much going on in this book, one would think that it will never end.  Just when you think it is over… There is more… I wasn’t sure where the end of the book was going… I mean it seemed things were figured out… Then it came, and I saw right where it was going!
If you have read By a Thread, you MUST read this sequel!!  You are missing out if you aren’t reading it.  These books will definitely leave you wanting more.  I fell in love with R.L.’s writing from the first sentence in the first book! She is one talented author!  These books aren’t like any other!  They are full of love, loss, crime, government cover-ups… you name it, it’s probably somewhere in one or both of the books!  Unfortunately, there is no date set for the next book in this series… yes, there is a next book!  If you thought the cliff hanger in By a Thread left you thinking WTF, wait for this cliffhanger.  You will be hopping up and down wanting the next book PRONTO!


R.L. resides in the Atlanta area with some cool dudes: her husband, son and two dogs.  She was born and raised in the South.  She attended Georgia Southern University and moved to Washington, D.C. to intern in the United States Senate during the impeachment trial.  Falling in love with the city, she went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law.  By A Thread is R.L.’s second book, but is the first in a series of books.

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