Friday, 4 March 2016

Slave to the Rhythm by Jane Harvey-Berrick

DANCE. Guns.

MUSIC. Bullets.


Music in my head, dance in my body, the rhythm of my heart.

How far can you fall in just one month? How quickly can the human spirit be broken? Where does evil hide in plain sight?

Ash wants to dance. Needs it. To leave behind a life of expectation and duty, to set his soul free.

But life is never that simple. Every step is a journey on a new road.

For every action, there is a reaction.

Every choice has a consequence.

And when you meet the wrong person, all bets are off.

Laney tolerates her limitations, pushing quietly at boundaries. But when Ash crashes into her world through rage and violence, it sets off a chain reaction that neither of them expected.

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One of Jane's best work so far !

Glad I was part of the dance community when I was young, so I'm fully understood the struggling and the passion of moving your body to follow the rhythm of the music.
One of Jane's best work so far.
Glad I was part of the dance community when I was young, so I'm fully understood the struggling and the passion of moving your body to follow the rhythm of the music.

This was a different experienced with Jane's book. It's darker than her usual. It was also one of her best work so far. I cried, I blushed, I scared. I want to come inside the book and helped Laney and Ash to solve everything, kicked out the villains. And then dance with them in the end. Laney and Ash deserved so much in life after what they had been through.
This was a mind blowing read, and Jane did it very well. This book is stellar!

Jane broke my heart, made me cried, angry and sad. But as usual, she put it back together again, all the broken pieces and leave me smile after I finished the book. Ash and Laney, will stay with me for a very long time.
This is the book you must read, put down whatever you read now, and read this, experience the journey with them.

Jane's writing skill is also what make me still and craves her books, because, this woman can write !
Slave to the Rhythm, is one of a must read book you need to put on your top TBR list.
Highly recommended !

*ARC was given in exchange for a fair and unbiased review*






Q:        Where did you get the idea for this book?

A:        I love watching ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. I’m fascinated by the backstage life of dancers—especially the ability to smile and dance through pain. It always makes me wonder what else is going on in their lives.

            The character of Laney is one that I’ve had in mind for a while. She’s an amalgamation of several people I know, as well as some personal experience.

Q:        Can you dance?

A:        Haha! Depends on who you ask! I tried ballet at college but I was terrible. And all the good dancers used the ‘beginners’ class as a warmup, so it was really intimidating, prancing across the dance studio with the grace of a water buffalo.

            I went to salsa lessons a few years ago with a friend. He kept growling at me, “Stop marching and stop leading! You’re supposed to look sexy!” Thanks, Max.

Q:        How important is music in your book?

A:        Really important. I thought really carefully about which tracks should accompany parts of the story. That’s why I added links to various YouTube videos so that readers could listen to the music while they were reading if they wanted to.

            I spent a lot of time thinking about which songs would make a great samba, or foxtrot of Viennese waltz.

Q:        How did you research the technical parts?

A:        I always enjoy research and doing background reading. But I’m also really lucky that the author Alana Albertson is a friend of mine, and she used to be a professional ballroom dancer, so she was able to doing all the fact-checking. Thanks, Alana! You’re a honey!

Q:        Is Ash based on anyone in real life?

A:        Yes, but I can’t say in case I get sued…

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*All teasers are courtesy and provided by the author*

About the author

Jane Harvey-Berrick 
Jane lived in London for over 10 years and have a love affair with New York. It's only since she have moved to the countryside, that the words have really begun to flow.
She live in a small village by the ocean and walk her little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that she have all my best ideas.

Writing has become her way of life – and one that she love to share.


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