They were taken.
Off the street. From parking lots. Malls. Playgrounds.
Snatched from life and thrust into hell.
They took Orion Darby on a perfect summer day, while she could still taste her first kiss on her lips.
She joined the others with chains on their ankles and scars on their souls.
They turned into nothing more than statistics. Cold cases. Lost girls.
Years passed and the world forgot.
Until the day they escaped.
This is not about their captivity.
This is about their struggle to return to a life that’s passed them by.
This was the real world.
But for Orion, this was hell.
You see… freedom isn’t enough.
She needs blood.
Hush by Anne Malcom & BT Urruela
Tanya Rae’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Holy crap what did I just read. It doesn’t happen often but I feel at a loss for words. When I reached the end of this book I felt like I was on a really tall building and I just jumped off. Now what? Hush is a gripping and emotional story. This book has left me feeling raw and ripped open by this terribly tragic story. The closer to the end I got to the end of the book the more I knew that this was not going to end the way I wanted it to.
This is not a romance nor does it have a HEA. This is not a book that I can say that I loved. It left me feeling confused and conflicted. I feel that these authors, which both are new to me, When they leave me feeling this way man oh man did they do their job! They wrote a very good book! Even though it didn’t have an outcome that I liked. They kept me reading and totally engaged in the story. This book will not be for everyone. Anyone that has certain triggers should stay away from this book. But if you want a powerful, raw, gritty beast of a book I say read on! I guess I found some words after-all. 5 + stars.
Lita T’s Review: 4.5 Stars
Hush by BT Urruela. Anne Malcolm was a story I didn’t expect. Ri aka Orion was a 14 year old girl who is from the wrong side of the tracks. She has captured the eye of her best friend’s older brother. What should have been the happiest day of her life turns into a house of horrors. Kidnapped into a pedophile sex house she is abused for ten years. The real story is about how her and the 2 other girls deal with life after they rescued themselves. Orion as she now likes to be called has to deal with a life she no longer has, her childhood best friend and her first and only love who is now a cop. Jackie had been at the house years before Orion. Her freedom ends up on a path of over indulgence. Shelby had only been in the house less than a year and was determined to get her life back. Orion is hurt, angry and wants revenge. She has lost so much, endured unthinkable horror and doesn’t know her place in this new world. Just a good story that pulled me in from the beginning and the ending blew my mind. I would love to know more. I want a continuation book. Don’t want to give to much away. If I get an opportunity to read a book by these 2 again I will. Just enjoy. 4.5 stars for me.
Meet Anne Malcolm
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth. As she grew up, her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular, gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small-town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. Currently living in London, she’s on a whole new adventure.
Meet BT Urruela
BT Urruela is a combat wounded amputee, purple heart recipient, contemporary author who has written both independent and traditionally published books. He is a RARE under 40 award recipient, Rockwood Summit High School and Rockwood School District Hall of Fame inductee, Co-founder and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, Ambassador for Tampa Sports Academy, People Magazine Tribute for Heroes winner, Cover Model, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist.
At an early age he began writing short stories having been inspired by reading books authored by RL Stein. His maternal grandmother’s bookshelf was filled with literature that inspired his young mind and cultivated his vivid imagination.
Upon graduation from high school his desire to have a 20-year military career was cut drastically short by an improvised explosive device. Taking the life of his commander, and leaving the remaining four team members badly wounded.
After careful consideration and multiple surgeries, he along with the guidance of his doctors made the decision to amputate. It was the only surgery he ever left with a smile on his face, as if a weight had been lifted. He struggled for two more years through 4-5 hours of physical therapy a day, five days a week to get adapted to his new prosthetic. He medically retired from the Army with high hopes. His focus on restoring his physical shape being the most eminent battle caused him to neglect his psychological state.
Meeting people was difficult and there were very few options for veterans to utilize that would stimulate friendship, and ultimately, allow communication barriers to be breached. After moving to Tampa, Florida, he co-founded the veteran community sports nonprofit, VETSports, with two other combat wounded veterans. It was their mission to change the way veterans transitioned back to civilian life through organized team sports, community involvement, and leadership opportunities.
After being invited to attend a photoshoot with acclaimed photographer Michael Stokes, he flew to California in December of 2014, with incredible excitement. His photos were so widely publicized that he soon gained exposure to the literary world like he’d always dreamed of. That opportunity launched him into his present writing career. He co-wrote the novel ‘A Lover’s Lament with author KL Grayson. The following year he released first solo novel, ‘Into the Nothing’ and will be releasing Wicked Little Words with author Stevie J. Cole. He is now writing full-time.
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