Thursday, September 27, 2018

[Release Blitz & Book Review]: MEDICINE MAN by Saffron A. Kent

Medicine Man by Saffron A. Kent
Release Date: September 27th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Willow Taylor lives in a castle with large walls and iron fences. But this is no ordinary castle. It’s called Heartstone Psychiatric hospital and it houses forty other patients. It has nurses with mean faces and techs with permanent frowns.
It has a man, as well. A man who is cold and distant. Whose voice drips with authority. And whose piercing gray eyes hide secrets, and maybe linger on her face a second too long.
Willow isn’t supposed to look deep into those eyes. She isn’t supposed to try to read his tightly leashed emotions. And neither is she supposed to touch herself at night, imagining his powerful voice and that cold but beautiful face.
No, Willow Taylor shouldn’t be attracted to Simon Blackwood, at all.
Because she’s a patient and he’s her doctor. Her psychiatrist.
The medicine man.
WARNING: This book discusses sensitive issues including but not limited to, depression and suicide.
“Do you have someone special, Dr. Blackwood?”
Someone you kiss? Someone you grab and pull into a dark alley and press against
I don’t say that but I’m definitely asking that.
It’s like he hears the unspoken questions because the heat of his body seems to have
doubled. Like his blood is rushing in his veins with an uncanny speed.
With flaring nostrils and a hard jaw, he answers, “No.”
“Why not?”
“Because I’m busy.”
I want to smile. Actually, I’ve never wanted to smile this hard. Ever. His answer calms
me but it also makes me restless to move closer to him. I want to trace my palm over the arch
of his chest and see if I got it right in my dreams.
But I don’t do any of those things. I don’t want him to take away this small concession
he’s given me.
Why is he even giving it to me? I’m not complaining. But still.
“Busy with patients?”
“Busy with my job. Yes,” he says, all professional-like.
That’s what he is. Professional and distant. Dedicated to his job and fixing people. If
Mass General let him go, then they are idiots.
I’m an idiot, too, in this moment.
Instead of backing off, I want to do something. Something that might crack his cool
façade. Maybe reaching up and messing up his no-nonsense hair.
What would he do? If I did that? If I grabbed his collar and pushed him against the wall?
And kissed him?
My eyes drop to his lips, his soft, soft lips. There’s a cleft in the middle of his lower lip. I
want to taste that cleft, dig my tongue in it, wet it, suck on it, bite it.
“So you don’t have fun at all?”
“No. I’m not a fun guy.”
I watch his lips form the words, and every syllable that comes out of his mouth makes
my need to shake him, kiss him, mess him up, stronger. Stronger and stronger.
The need is so consuming that I hardly notice when he puts his hand on my palm and
takes it off his body. It’s final and smooth, his action. Effortless. As though my touch barely
registered to him.
“But I think you have a point. It’s after hours and I should go… have fun rather than
spending my time with a patient.” He steps back then. “I’ll see you next week. Same time.”
About the Author
Writer of bad romances. Aspiring Lana Del Rey of the Book World.
Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.
She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.
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Welcome to the The Heartstone Effect; fuckery of drugs and psychotherapy. 
It's a virtual Castle built by a famous Doctor who loved his wife and built her this. The imaginary moat is supposed to be a crossover line between Sanity & Crazies. though Crazy is a useless word, according to attending doctor Simon Blackwood.


"Everyone explodes or implodes in this place. That doesn’t mean they are crazy. Crazy is a useless word anyway." 
He is tall & imposing, a crazy-whisperer, running from his own demons. He's almost hero worshipped by willow as a Fixer
"he’s fixing a house he doesn’t live in and he doesn’t like to be called a hero, but he saves people from needles and talks about fixing my book." 
Girl Interrupted is Willow Taylor. She's born with depressive gene and has been struggling from the tender age of 14.
“Why’s it so hard? Why’s everything so hard for me ? It’s not supposed to be this hard, is it? Getting up from the bed. Freshening up. Going to get breakfast . Eating. Saying hi to people. Smiling. Laughing. It shouldn’t be this hard. It can’t be. It’s me. I’ve got it all wrong somehow. I’ve got everything wrong.”
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. That’s what I am. I was born wrong. With the wrong kind of blood. In the wrong family.


Her episodes -The Roof Incident, The Confession, The Funeral Incident, The Goodbye. She charts and names them chronologically like turning points in her wayward thought. Maybe to justify her reaction...who knows.the intensity of her Crazy, schizophrenic love for the "Man with Healing Hands-Mr. Fixer" is perhaps overthought and overanalyzed.she has a tendency to dissect her thoughts a lot. She hangs on to his tiny whispering touches and fleeting glances. A beautiful soul, troubled too deep.
It’s a doomed love. A love born to die. A broken girl falling for her fixer. 
Out of the characters she's the most relatable and invokes most sympathy. Her inner battles are so well documented by saffron via her musings, to & fro monologues, the voices in her head. She comes from a loving house, which places a pressure on herself to love up to their happy standards . Ultimately failing, her episodes start. A very conflicted and tragic heroine who called at me to hug and console at every point. I was truely moved by her condition
Simon is a closed off personality. I had trouble connecting with him. He's clearly in the wrong and his back and forth intentions, I had hard time coming to terms with.
But the chemistry just blazes like a fire, the sex scenes are so hot, you'll need shamwow panties and they'll be incinerated soon!!!


Saffron is an accomplished writer with acute insight into the matters of the angsty heart. Her grip on unrequited genre is quite impressive and her language just drips with pain. Very few can spin stories of broken hearts and pining affections so effectively and she has veritable treasure of new stories, deviating from the established cookie cutter romances. Much kudos to her here for attempting to explore head space with heart caves.
I enjoyed reading the story and you should too !!
4 "WW-MM" stars 

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