Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, authors of When All the World Sleeps. We’re touring the web talking about our influences, our crazy ideas, this new book, and even giving you a sneak peek or two! And of course there’s a giveaway involved! Leave a comment to win!
Thanks so much to Slits Read for having us, and to everyone following the tour. Here’s today’s look at When All the World Sleeps:
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About When All the World Sleeps:
Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep. And rightly so: he sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions. Including burning down Kenny Cooper’s house—with Kenny inside it—after Kenny brutally beat him for being gay. Back in the tiny town of Logan after serving his prison sentence, Daniel isolates himself in a cabin in the woods and chains himself to his bed at night.
Like the rest of Logan, local cop Joe Belman doesn’t believe Daniel’s absurd defense. But when Bel saves Daniel from a retaliatory fire, he discovers that Daniel might not be what everyone thinks: killer, liar, tweaker, freak. Bel agrees to control Daniel at night—for the sake of the other townsfolk. Daniel’s fascinating, but Bel’s not going there.
Yet as he’s drawn further into Daniel’s dark world, Bel finds that he likes being in charge. And submitting to Bel gives Daniel the only peace he’s ever known. But Daniel’s demons won’t leave him alone, and he’ll need Bel’s help to slay them once and for all—assuming Bel is willing to risk everything to stand by him.
You can read an excerpt and purchase When All the World Sleeps here.
Arc provided to Slitsread by Riptide publishing for an honest review
This book woke me up. Woke me up.
When all the world was sleeping I was awake.
Lisa Henry and J.A Rock dived into a broken man and did it BEAUTIFULLY. Holy Shit did they ever
The story is so…… its just so…. ahhh I have no words…. it’s like we second guess if it’s a dream state or waken state.
The most broken man I’ve read to date. He will never leave me. He is interwoven in the very essence of me. He slaughtered me, broke me, and left me this way. He left me with a glance… just a glance… of something good that could come out of this heartbreaking book.
How awful must it be to know that you did the worst crime and can’t remember it? How awful is it to know that you had the worst thing happen to you and you had NO ONE on your side?
To come back to the stares, the whispers, the snide comments.
To the harassment. The bullying. The bigots.
To the people who should be your biggest supporters but are the ones that probably fucked you the most.
To be scared to sleep???? To torture yourself to stay awake???
FUCK but my HEART HURT reading this book.
Throughout the whole book.
glimpses of happiness.
Moments that held me up.
Belman and Daniel by the river.
Belman and Daniel in the car.
Belman and Daniel sleeping.
Daniel feeling safe.
Daniel and Belman 2gether in general.
Moments that chewed me up and spit me out.
Pretty much all of them. Yup. All of them.
Again this book is so freaking heartbreaking.
The authors did amazing. Because you can’t tie up the end of this book with a pretty bow and rainbows. It is not built that way.
There is no cure.
He is the cure.
He is the calming balm in a storm.
The gentle sway of leaves in a light breeze.
Is he healed?
Is he getting there?
The BDSM element.. it was needed. I loved how they travelled the choppy waters together
This angst junkie approved. Ohhhh how I approved.
I am looking so forward to more work from these 2 authors.
They have a way of spitting verbage that keeps me enthralled. Enthralled.
AHHHHHH. This book guys. This book.
About the Authors
Lisa Henry lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she hates the heat, but suspects she’s too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.
She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.
She shares her house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.
J.A. Rock has worked as a dog groomer, knife seller, haunted house zombie, standardized patient, cashier, census taker, state fair quilt hanger, and, for one less-than-magical evening, a server—and would much rather be writing about those jobs than doing them. J.A. lives mostly in West Virginia, and always with a beloved dog, Professor Anne.