Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Damaged Blog Tour


Before Stephanie Carovella had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, she was damaged.

Stephanie Carovella has been running from her past all her life. The survivor of a brutal attack which left her best friend dead, she has carefully built a protective wall around herself, but she knows sooner or later her past is going to catch up with her.

It’s why she doesn’t want to fall in love. It’s why she doesn’t want to let anyone get too close.

Dominic Delaney works hard and plays just as hard. He’s a love ‘em and leave ‘em guy who doesn’t believe in forever until Stephanie walks into Outlaws. She is wild, unpredictable and dangerous as hell, yet, he’s drawn to her.He needs to know the secrets behind her eyes. He can’t walk away.

A sexy, tattooed womanizer, Dominic Delaney’s everything Stephanie wants to avoid. She knows she should stay the hell away from him, but he makes her want to stop running.

Sometimes, even the Damaged deserve to fall in love.

Stephanie took in his nauseous expression, feeling guilty that she hadn’t noticed how tense he was. Shifting in her chair, she grinned when he gripped the bar again, the whitening of his knuckles revealing his fear.
Taking a deep breath, she cupped his face in her hands, bringing his mouth down onto hers for what was supposed be a gentle kiss; a kiss to make him forget his fear of heights and to thank him for sharing this moment with her. Instead, as soon as his lips touched hers, her whole body ignited into flames and she forgot about everything except the feel of his mouth on hers. When their mouths briefly parted, she impulsively delved her hands into his hair and held his lips to hers. Their kiss wasn’t gentle or sweet. It was hot and passionate, and promised so much more.
Stephanie moaned softly against his mouth. Caught up in his touch, she slid her hands from his hair to his broad shoulders. She pressed her chest tightly against his, twisting until she was in his lap.
Dominic stroked her tongue with his. Hearing her soft whimpers of pleasure, he closed his eyes, and a shudder rippled through him as she slid her hands under the back of his T-shirt and stroked his back.
He regretfully broke the kiss when he realized the ride had finished. Lifting his mouth from hers, he grinned at her flushed expression and felt a smug satisfaction as he looked into her eyes, unfocused with passion.
“We should get off,” he murmured softly, chuckling when she muttered underneath her breath, “I think we just did.”
Taking her hand, he led her off the Ferris wheel, guiding her through the crowds, and she let him. She was shaken by their kiss. She told herself she’d only kissed him to make him forget about his fears. She hadn’t expected him to take the kiss further; she hadn’t expected herself to let him, and she certainly hadn’t expected to find herself wanting so much more.

My Review:

Damaged was a good read; a love story, mystery, suspense all rolled into one. When the story first begins, I wonder what has made our lead girl so tough. After opening her soul to a total stranger who happens to look like a tattooed god, Stephanie and Dominic have a strained friendship always on the verge of combusting. Will they give in to the feelings of desire or will Stephanie and Dom continue be just friends?

Nina did an amazing job creating such an intense read. She gave the reader enough information to keep the story going but held on to the most valuable piece....who is the stalker???!!!!!! Either I read the story way too fast or it's just not in there, I need to know!!! Ok so now that has been said, I am going to enjoy this book one more time and see if I can't figure it out.

Happy reading!!!

Stephanie Carovella

Stephanie been running from her past all her life. The survivor of a brutal attack which left her best fiend dead, she’s carefully built a protective wall around herself. She knows sooner or later her past is going to catch up with her. That’s why she doesn’t want to fall in love. It’s why she doesn’t want to let anyone get too close.

So, she dates a boy she will never love and waits for the day when she has to walk away.

She’s been hell and back and she’s still standing. She has scars on the inside and the outside and she’s determined to kick the world in the ass.

She never lets anyone get close and doesn’t want to need anyone.

She just never counted on meeting Dominic Delaney.

Dominic Delaney

A sexy tattooed womanizer, Dominic works hard and plays just as hard. He’s more of a love em and leave em guy rather than a forever kind of guy.

Dominic is loyal to his family friends. He’d rather break his own heart than hurt any of them. He’s never given much to falling in love until recently. Lately he’s been restless and he can’t work out why. It’s almost like he’s searching for someone - that one girl who will capture his heart forever.

Then Stephanie walks into Outlaws.

In one single moment everything changes.

He knows Stephanie’s damaged. She’d wild, unpredictable and dangerous as hell not just to his sanity but to his health. Yet, he’s drawn to her.

He knows his life’s never going to be the same again but he can’t walk away.


 Can you share your idea of the perfect soundtrack to ‘Damaged’ with us?

I think the idea of the perfect soundtrack would be songs that suit everything that Dominic and Stephanie went through. When I wrote Damaged, I did have a soundtrack in mind for the book. These were songs that really struck a chord with me and became an integrated part of the characters and their love story.
Christina Aguilera - Just a Fool
Whiskeytown - Excuse me While I Break my own Heart
Big and Rich - You Never Stop Loving Somebody
Gary Allan - Along the Way
Blake Shelton - It Aint’ Easy Being me
Lady Antebellum - All We’d Ever Need
Sheryl Crow - First Cut is the Deepest
Ozzy Osbourne - Bloodbath in Paradise
Bret Michaels feat Miley Cyrus - Nothing to Lose
Garth Brooks - More than a Memory
Bad English - when I see you smile
Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow - Picture
Allison Iraheta - Scars
Bon Jovi - Wedding Day
Sister Hazel - Your Winter
Katy Perry - I’m still breathing
Sarah Mclachlan - Full of Grace
Eric Church - My Heart Has a Memory
Kenny Chesney - Better as a Memory
Christian Kane - Whiskey in Mind
Elvis Presley - Always On My Mind
Pink - True Love 
In other words while there would be love songs there would also be songs about Heartbreak, loss and inner demons.

About the Author-

Nina D’Angelo is the best-selling author of the Stephanie Carovella series. Her first novel, Nowhere to Run was released in February 2013 and reached #86 on the Amazon Top 100. Her second novel, Nowhere to Hide was released in August 2013.

They are both available in Paperback and ebook format.

Damaged is the prequel to the Stephanie Carovella series and the first in the Outlaws series. Nina has already started working on Deadly Secrets, the third in the Stephanie Carovella series and Shattered, the second in the Outlaws series. Both are slated for a 2014 release.



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