YAY!!!! Flirty and Dirty Book Blog is today’s Blog Tour stop for Destiny Ever-Changing by our girl Tasha Ivey. If you have not read this AMAZING novel yet, you are missing out! Grab a coffee, put your feet up and get yourself acquainted with Tasha Ivey and Destiny Ever-Changing. I’m sure we will be hearing a lot about this FAB author in the future 🙂
Destiny Ever-Changing by Tasha Ivey
Some are destined for greatness . . . others for pure unadulterated misery.
After catching her boyfriend with another woman, Laura struggles with beginning again, knowing deep down that she is destined to be unhappily out of love for her entire life. Needing some time to recoup and formulate a game plan, she decides to visit her notoriously wise grandmother. But once there, a curveball in the form of a deliciously attractive stranger has her falling again.
Brooks is another story altogether. He is quite content with his life until his father forces him into a business decision that will ruin the rest of his life. As if his relationship with his father isn’t tumultuous enough, his new fiancé is making every waking moment a living hell and loving every manipulative minute of it.
When Laura stumbles upon her mother’s old journal, she opens a door into a long forgotten past. A past that somehow leads both Laura and Brooks into unfamiliar territory and changes everything they ever knew about fate.
Destiny is ever-changing, after all.
Nic’s Review of Destiny Ever-Changing by Tasha Ivey
I love a good heartfelt romance, they are my absolute favourite kind of read. Destiny Ever-Changing, the debut novel by Tasha Ivey is just that! Tasha Ivey is one author to watch out for, seriously! I started this novel with every intention of reading for an hour, unfortunately for my family I got sucked in and didn’t put it down until I was finished. A truly fabulous read!!
Destiny Ever-Changing is a beautifully written modern love story that pulled at my heartstrings. The main characters of Laura and Brooks have both had more than their fair share of bad luck in the love department. There is nothing complicated about either of these characters, they are both lovable and very well-developed and were such a joy to read about, I dare you not to fall in love with either one of them. Be warned, Brooks will melt your heart. Another new book boyfriend *swoons*
Destiny Ever-Changing has an amazing feel to it. The story is easy to follow and kept me wanting more. I really enjoyed the fact that there wasn’t any swearing-in this novel, I have to admit I can’t remember the last novel I read without any bad language in it. I also enjoyed that this brilliant romance was told without using sex as a filler! I find that there are a so many novels today that have so much sex in them that there really is no story! Not the case with Destiny Ever-Changing! I didn’t feel that there was a single thing missing from this novel, it is all story! It was intense and had my emotions all over the place, but most of all it had me falling in love.
Are you a hopeless romantic like me, looking for a beautiful romance that will take you on an amazing journey where you will laugh and cry, where your heart will ache for what it can’t have and at the end of the journey, you will want to live it all over again because it was so amazing?? Destiny Ever-Changing is a read you do not want to miss out on.
N 4.5 / 5
Get to know Author Tasha Ivey
Tell us your latest news. I just released my debut novel, Destiny Ever-changing, last month, and I’m currently working on my second novel, Every Breath.
When and why did you begin writing? A few years ago, I was at home alone with nothing new to read, and I didn’t feel like going to the bookstore (this was before I gave in to the e-reader movement). So, on a whim, I decided to write my own story. I mean, how hard could that be? Ha! Nearly a YEAR later, I had a completed novel.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? You don’t get what you want from life unless you fight for it. No matter what life hands you, you can still be in control and create your own destiny.
How much of the book is realistic? Well, there aren’t sons of oil tycoons on every corner, but I try to write mostly real life experiences, so people can connect with the characters and empathize with them.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Some life experiences found their way into the story, but the plot is purely fictional. Most of the characters in the book are people that were in my life at some point or still are. The characters of Regina, Brooks, and Laura are three special people from my life who are no longer with us. It was my way of bringing them back for even a short moment of time and maybe even immortalizing them, in my own way. Nana, Fawn, Ashton, and Jacqueline are all my actual grandmother, mom, and sisters.
What books have most influenced you most? I’m a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks’s work. His writing style speaks to me in a way that most stories don’t. His stories have such a realistic, raw quality to them that make it so easy for me to relate to the characters and everything they are going through. There isn’t always a happy ending, but life isn’t really like that either. Sometimes, the journey is the most important part of the lesson, not just the fairytale at the end.
What book are you reading now? I’ve sworn off reading right now, since I’m in the middle of writing Every Breath. The last books I read were Cora Carmack’s Losing It, Molly McAdams’s From Ashes, and Kristen Proby’s With Me series. All, of which, I highly recommend.
What are your current projects? I am working on my second novel, Every Breath, at the moment. And I am about to start a sequel to Destiny Ever-changing (due to popular demand), which will be from Will and Ashton’s point-of-view.
Tasha Ivey is a literature fanatic, whose love for the written word fostered her development into the writer she has become. A lover of an extremely erratic mixture of literature, she has been influenced by authors from Jane Austen and E.M. Forster to Charlaine Harris and Alyson Noel. But her biggest influence and literary hero? Nicholas Sparks. Aside from writing, since she doesn’t have anything other than a shriveled up prune on the left side of her brain, she prefers to spend her time being creative in other ways like painting, cake decorating, and various types of crafts. That is, if the constant voices streaming through her head allow her to stop making up stories for a while. Lucky for her, she has a huge supportive family, including her amazing husband and two kids, who doesn’t complain too much when she hangs out with her characters more than she does with them. She is currently working on her second novel, Every Breath, which is due to release this year, and she also plans to start a sequel to her first novel, Destiny Ever-changing, this summer.
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