Thursday, June 20, 2013

BLESSED FATE by H.B. Heinzer Blog Tour! (Review & Giveaway)

Blessed Fate by H.B. Heinzer
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Format: eARC
Series: Blessed Tragedy #2
Source: GCR Book Tours for review

Colton Bradford never believed in love at first sight. And then, Rain Maxwell walked through his buddy's front door. He knew there was something special underneath the shy, guarded exterior and was determined to find out what it was.

The problem? Rain had devised her own set of life rules and “Never get involved with a band mate” was right near the top of that list. She allowed Colton into her heart as one of her closest friends, but pushed him away at the mention of anything more.

When tragedy strikes Rain's personal life, Colton is determined to be there for her in whatever way she'll allow. Will she finally open up to him and consider taking things to the next level? Will Colton's ways of trying to bury his feelings for Rain in the past ruin the possibility of a future for them?

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So Blessed Fate is one of those books that was originally in female POV (in Blessed Tragedy), and now has this book in the male's POV. Usually I'd have read the first book, THEN this book (like with Walking Disaster!), but this time I didn't. And I must say, H.B. Heinzer did a great job of writing this book to make a reader feel as if, even though they didn't read book 1, they know and understand what's going on.

I liked this book. I really, really did. I ALMOST loved it, but not quite. It was well written, held my attention, and made me happy. Ahhh, happiness.

Character Rundown:
Rain: Dare I say that I don't see what's so great about her? I just don't. Maybe I would have if I had read the first book first, but...meh. She just seemed mean most of the time. And stubborn. An I just didn't like her.

Colton: Now, Colt...I LOVED this boy. He was so sweet. The only thing I didn't like about him was his little...fling...with you-know-who. (No. Not Rain. Read the book and you'll know who.) He didn't always do the right thing, but he DID always have the right intentions and that made me happy.

Plot. I was surprised by how much happened in the first half of the book. It was good, though, it didn't give me any time to get bored. The story started slowing around the second half, however, and was defnintely redeemed in the end. Overall, I did very much like the plot.

Colton & Rain. Colton almost made me like Rain. He definitely made me want to like her. So them together was great in the way of making Rain easier for me to deal with. I think these two are good for each other. Even though I do not like Rain and love Colton, I rooted for them, no doubt about it.

The ending. Well. Good job, H.B. Heinzer. ;)

Overall, Blessed Fate is a book that is not perfect, but is definitely entertaining to read and can make people (like me!) happy. A nice, solid, NA romance. WOOT!

Some writers can tell you what book piqued their interest in writing a book of their own. I can’t. Other authors tell you the name of a teacher who influenced and encouraged them to write. The only English teacher I can remember probably does deserve some of the credit for my success because she was one of the hardest teachers I ever had. Honestly, I don’t know why I write; all I know is it’s one of two things I can do that makes me feel completely free.

The first “official” writing I did was as a fifteen year old high school sophomore. My dad was part of an APAzine and, for whatever reason, I started guest writing on his zine. That led to me getting a zine of my own in the Turbo Charged Party Animal APA. Rope the Moon (named after the John Michael Montgomery song and a nod to my dad’s influence on me) was the ramblings of a child in a world of adults.

I was held to a high standard because most of the contributors were my dad’s age. They were somewhat hesitant to allow a kid in, but they voted me in after those guest contributions. To this day, I feel blessed to consider some of those members friends.

Sometime after high school, life got in the way of my dreams. They keyboard was dusty. Looking back, that’s also when I felt my most restless. After my daughter was born, I started my first blog, More Than Mom, as a way to vent about my struggle to hold onto the identity I’d owned for 27 years.

In 2006, I heard about NaNoWriMo for the first time. I jumped in with the enthusiasm of anyone who’s never tried to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. It was a damn good story. Did I mention I’d never written anything of that length before? Yeah, that’s important because it means I never lost a work in progress of that length before. It was November 14th and I was over 24,000 words when my hard drive failed. And with the loss of my manuscript, I lost the drive to write for a while.

In 2012, I attempted NaNoWriMo again, this time saving in so many places I’m sure I’ll be finding partial copies of Bent everywhere until the day I die. The thing they don’t tell you with NaNo? When you hit 50,000 words, that doesn’t mean you’re done writing! So, I kept writing until I was done. And then I edited. And edited some more. Deleted a bunch of scenes, added others in. Had some trusted friends and mentors read it and then tweaked it some more.

In January 2013, I made the single scariest click of my mouse that I will ever make. I published Bent. It’s been a whirlwind year and it keeps picking up pace but I’ve never before felt so blessed to be where I am!

I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to email me at with questions, comments or even a good joke!

You can follow the tour HERE. 



  1. This books sounds so good, I will add it to my TBR.

  2. Love the cover, can't wait to read it !!!! on my TBR list :)

  3. i am dying to read BLESSED FATE...
    thx u for giveaway...

  4. Heard about this book for the first time but it sounds interesting so I'll definitely be reading it! thanks for sharing this book with us!

  5. Thanks for the introduction to this book and the great giveaway! Will have to check it out soon!

  6. Wow… Totally can't wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list... Beautiful cover, too! ; ) I love this genre and I always wonder what made the author choose to write in this kind of genre? Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
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