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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Heart-Shaped Stone by Arby Corry

Heart-Shaped Stone

by Arby Corry



Caila, like most dreamers, just wants to be wanted. Unlike most dreamers, she's wanted by the CIA.

When the last decade of thirty-two year old Caila Domenici’s life disappears, destroyed in a car accident, she is forced to begin again. Defying doctor’s orders to slow-go-it, she sets out to navigate the world on her own. It's not going well. Coddled from birth, everything from a bus schedule to how to boil water confounds her. Worse yet, she's about to accept her meddling mother's offer to pay for food and rent. With just a hunch her talents extend beyond that of daughter of privilege, Caila searches for her past. Before she can find it, it finds her. And the handsome azure-eyed stranger who’s saying he knows her is somehow part of it.

Caila always believed there had to be more, but now, on the verge of discovering the truth, she must decide which is worse – never knowing who she really is, or knowing too much.


Reese was being too nice. Something was up - their deep conversation the night before, the bubble bath, the tea, turning down her bed and now breakfast? Caila wasn’t suspicious by nature, and in most cases trusted more than she should, but where Reese was concerned she dropped all pretenses and questioned his every move. He was much too calculating to not see opportunity in everything he did. Caila recognized that in him right away. Her mind was now churning with theories. Why, if he was up to something, would he be so blatant with this sudden kindness? Did he think she would not notice?

Then she imagined the most unexpected thing.

Maybe he wasn’t up to anything at all. Maybe this was another side to the man she detested right from the start. The invader, the man who came to make her life a living hell and push aside her father may not, after all, be the man she believed him to be. But even that theory was short lived. No, she thought, he has a motive.

4 out of 5 (very good)

I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.

This is a rich and detailed story, with a plot full of twists and turns, an intricate tale that will keep you occupied as you turn the pages. I won't mention the storyline as that is what the synopsis is for. What I will say is that the characters are well-rounded and fleshed out, whether you like them or not.

The one thing I will comment on is that the timeline jumps about a bit and can be slightly confusing until you realise just where you are. It is a small matter though, within the bigger picture. This does end on a cliffhanger so I am hoping there will be more from Arby Corry very soon. Definitely recommended.


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Arby Corry is an award-winning writer, wife, mother, grandmother. Although writing is her passion, she has spent most of her career in the broadcast industry as a radio announcer. Heard on stations coast to coast, and the occasional audiobook, Arby now spends most of her days writing, enjoying the great outdoors with her husband and spending time with her grandson.


  1. Were you already a great writer? Have you always like to write?

    1. Hi Mai T ... a great writer? First of all, I love you for saying that, and secondly, don't think I could say that about myself. However, I've been encouraged by the awesome response to the book and it does make me feel good about what I've written. And yes, always have loved to write but only start taking it seriously in last few years. TY, Arby

  2. This sounds like a great book - thank you for sharing! I'm looking forward to reading it :)

  3. Thank you for hosting and for the review, Arby

  4. I really enjoyed the entire post but my favorite was the blurb! This sounds like an amazing book! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Great excerpt! This sounds like an amazing book! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Good ecerpt. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  7. I enjoyed the excerpt and the review sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

  8. Great blurb and excerpt! :) Definitely on my to-read list.