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The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunset Duet #1) New Release + Review!

Today we are sharing the release for The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez. It is the first book in a contemporary romance duet, and is it available to read for FREE on KindleUnlimited!

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The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #1)

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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

“You’re pregnant.”

“It’s a boy.”

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

“He’s gone.”

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”

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The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #2)

Coming July 27th

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There are truly not enough stars to give The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez. This is a remarkably raw, emotional read, probably one of the best I have ever read!!!! Martinez had me riveted from the very beginning until the very end! All my emotions were engaged…from sadness, to joy, to absolute shock!!!!

The characters were extremely well-developed and complex. Both Charlotte and Porter pulled me into their lives. Charlotte has experienced a loss that I cannot imagine. I am a mother of two boys myself, and I’m not sure I could survive what she did. And, that is all she is doing surviving, not living a life at all. Darkness has had its clutches in her for a very long time, and it doesn’t appear to be letting her go any time soon. But, then again, Charlotte isn’t really trying to fight it. She wants to, but it’s extremely difficult. I’m not sure I would have the power to fight it either.

Porter has also experienced loss as well, but he’s also facing possibly losing his son if he can’t get help from one of Atlanta’s most talented pulmonologists, who happens to be none other than Charlotte. One problem….she doesn’t treat children, just adults. What starts as Porter trying to get help for his son turns out to be so much more. He and Charlotte are like mirror images of each other…filled with emptiness. Somehow, they start to bring each other back to life. But, as fate would have it…they are about to be thrown a curveball!!!!

I have been a fan of Aly Martinez for quite some time. I love her writing…it’s always very well-written and it always tugs at my emotions. She has outdone herself with this book. She has a phenomenal way of capturing her characters’ emotions and makes her readers feel that too! I have to say I was completely blown away by the ending of this book! It does end in a cliffhanger, but PLEASE don’t let that stop you from reading this amazing book. You don’t have to wait long for the next one! It comes out at the end of this month, and you can bet I will be waiting on pins and needles until I have it in my hands!!!


Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.




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