August 24, 2016

Release Blitz & Review for Prisoned by Marni Mann




When I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises. Not a jail. I’d been kidnapped and imprisoned. I wasn’t alone. I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I’d loved since I was a kid. The man I couldn’t be with because of the secret. A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was. Someone wanted to torture me. Torture us. One of us deserved it. It wasn’t Garin.  
Di's Review
Twistastic! A dark, gritty game of secrets and lies. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!
As soon as I read this blurb, I had to have this book. It's classified as dark romance, and I agree wholeheartedly. It's dark in some instances, but there's that spark between the two main characters that can't be denied. Set in "The Heart" of Jersey. Where poverty is common and hustling is par for the course. We meet three friends; whose lives change in a single night. Past and present told from both point of views. 12 years of guilt and secrets come to the surface in a splintering of the mind. A dark secret that could tear Kyle & Garin apart. Yet, all they have is each other, guilt, and lies. 
"I was lost in a wind of dark memories and guilt, and it was all thumping inside my chest. His eyes were tearing through me, and I was losing the ability to keep it all hidden." 
So, I'm thinking I got this whole thing figured out. WELL, except the big secret, which is the key to the entire reasoning behind the capture. Come to find out, I knew nothing. But did I?? I was in deep with this tale, scratching my head and reading between every line trying to form a conclusion. I can't say much because it's a huge spoiler. There's little hints thrown in, I'd grab a hold of them, then get sucker punched in believing I was wrong. You're gonna have it all figured out, then you're not, then you might think you do, but you won't. I love a bumpy ride and Marni Mann gave me a golden ticket.
"But that was okay; we all had secrets. It had taken Kyle twelve years to voice hers. Maybe it would take me just as long to tell her mine." 
The story jumps from past and present. Making you fall even more in love with the hero. There's a pull, a longing born from innocence, you'll be cheering for the moment they finally merge. You'll be begging for whatever forgiveness can be given. Not knowing the full story, it's a mystery to unfold, hoping it won't break your heart. 
"It was a moment I had been waiting for most of my life, and it was finally here. And it was either the start of something monumental that would change me permanently, or it was the terrifying conclusion of our story."
I feel like this was a unique spin on a captive story. A tad bit of horror added in. (I loved, loved the dark scenes.) But ultimately it was breaking the bars of deceit. If you like dark romance with a twist of mind fuckery, I highly recommend. I absolutely loved this from start to finish. The ending was brilliant, I was smiling from ear to ear, like there was never ending supply chocolate at my feet.
$10 Amazon Gift Card & Signed paperback of Prisoned
   About the Author
Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.  
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