Friday, September 15, 2017

[New Release, Giveaway & Reviews] 🏝 Redemption Island🏝 by L B Dunbar

Cover Design: Shanoff Formats
Release Date: September 15, 2017


The Island Welcome to the island. This is no fantasy. You’ll face fears. You’ll face travesty. You’ll face yourself. One deserted island. Two heinous crimes. Two convicted hearts. When decent people do bad things, there’s only one place for forgiveness: Redemption Island. The island knows what you’ve done.



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Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.

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As soon as I finished this book, I thought to myself… Why the Heck have I not read any other books by this fantastic author? This book was written wonderfully, drew me in and had me reading the words that are so beautifully expressed without stopping! 

I will admit, the title of this book had me weary of starting it. To me it sounds like a cheesy reality program. That is so far from the truth!!! What we have here is a book that is about two people who have done bad things. It’s a story that is told with such honesty that you find yourself second guessing whether or not what you are reading is a true story or a fictional book. 

The highs of being alone on an island seeking redemption to the lows of being alone and trying to figure out if you will truly ever find redemption. To wanting to believe you are making progress in becoming a better person…to believing others when they tell you it’s just a dream. 

Redemption Island is a must read!!! Great job to L.B. Dunbar for this fantastic story!!! Now, bring on Book 2 in this duet!!! I will be patiently waiting for it’s release!


Wow!! What a story !. It's a journey of self discovery, removal of distractions to hear your soul. Ethereally visceral, contemplative and spiritual to an extent 
It doesn't hit you hard like a sudden storm, yet it builds in strength. The cadence as gentle  as soft swells of the sea, it starts by skimming on the surface of blue sea like dolphins , but  soon , its the only thing you can see. Endless expanse .

An unfortunate and horrible crime has been committed. Yet the victim and the perpetrator  find themselves together on the Redemption Island. 
The mission- 

"Experiment, she thought. She allowed herself to be part of the scientific process, and she felt played when she swore she’d never be taken advantage of again.
Repent. The word drifted through her head. Without him, she wouldn’t have been on this island. Without him, she wouldn’t have found herself again. She offered forgiveness in exchange for love.
He took what he intended before they knew one another and then she give it to him willingly. Because he asked. He wanted permission and she agreed—love him and be free. 
You make me wild, he said, when all she wanted was to be cared for, cared about. She wanted to be claimed. 
Restore the liaison had said, but she’d never felt so broken."

For both of them, cause Terrence Jackson Corbin IV & Juliet Montmore are both somehow are criminals in a way. One didn't speak out, one didn't speak enough. They are both completely broken,  mistrusting and reticent. Very unlikely neighbours and dangerous in personalities, but stranger things have happened. They find each other and themselves to try and get past the horrific ordeal  and the stigma attached.
But man proposes and God disposes. Unfortunate nature of events tear their lives apart. Once again they drift away from each other. Very, very far......

Tbh, when I started reading it, though the words spellbound me, I was hesitant, thinking it's another cookie cutter romance.
Boy ! Was I wrong. The story has a gentle pace but it's seeps into your soul, like a chill or warmth. Right through to your bones . The background of the mishap isn't very clear , but the focus is mostly on now and here . How they share nights, days, food, companionship, and ultimately trust. The human heart learns to apologise and forgive despite its logic and morality. 
I particularly loved how Garvey says - Dance. 

“You need to become one with nature. Pick an animal. Reenact its behavior and reflect on what you can learn from it.”

Though Tack dismisses at first, he subconsciously find his "Mouse " and he learns to dance like her, with her,  and in turn finds himself. His new role of protector and nurturer. It surprises him as much it does Juliet. He's her rediscovered Romeo, in the sense that he woos her, stands under her balcony(treehouse) and she bestows him with her rarest smile, trust and her heart.
I'm amazed at the writers ability to write such an unusual story with such finesse , such tenderness.
They help each other in getting in touch with their innate goodness and inner humility

I can be a bad man when I go into business mode. I tend to dominate until I get what I want. I want what I want, and that means taking companies, making them mine, and stripping them of what I need. My father always believed in survival of the fittest.
“Have you ever considered doing something different? Building something up instead of tearing those companies down? Making something that’s for the good of others?”

Most amazing transformation of characters, right in front of your eyes.
I loved the feels that gush forth. The right word would be engulfing! The story engulfs you like a mist on the ocean and you shall find strength of the human spirit here, yet reminds you of basic life lessons- If you commit a crime, you must make things whole again. If you killed a dog, you might need to adopt a puppy or work at an animal shelter.
Its the foundation of survival and decency.
My first by her, but certainly not the last.

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