Monday, May 21, 2012

Skewered Halo Blog Tour By Brenda Youngerman

Blog Tour Review and Excerpt! 


She slowly wound herself down the hall to the bedrooms. The first door on the right was her son’s room. Tyler had been an angel from the moment he was born. Nothing and no one could ever put out his light. Just watching his wonderment at life could crack even the hardest of shells. No one ever walked away from Tyler without a smile on their face.

When Kyle came along a year later, Tyler welcomed him with open arms, and the boys were inseparable. The room for one immediately became a room for two. Bath time became playtime. She crossed the hall to the tiny bathroom and could picture the two of them playing in the tub. Tears crept into her eyes, and she just let them fall.

She continued her journey to the next bedroom. The bed was made with a pink-ruffled spread, and there were animals waiting on the pillow. Those animals were going to have to wait for a very long time. Diane could see the tiny silhouette of her daughter drawing. “Look, Mommy, I made a pretty picture for you!” She had just smiled at her and said it was nice; she was too busy to take notice. Tears streamed down her cheeks as she went into the master bedroom and reminisced about the day they’d bought the house.“I hate this bathroom, Gary,” she’d told him. “It’s ridiculous.”“I know, hon, we’ll get it fixed right away,” he’d promised. That never happened.Not for the first time, and certainly not for the last, she said, “Gary Montrose! I hope you’re rotting in hell!”


Always having been hated by her older sister, Diane decides to leave and go to St, Morays to study literature. When she gets there she meets Lila her bubbly, yet annoying roommate who she instantly becomes friends with. But Lila isn't who she says she is, after a final the school finds out that Cassandra, another student from St, Morays has disappeared and the only one who last saw her was Lila. Weird things start happening and when someone else disappears all the clues point to Diane. Years go by and her sister Brittany still hasn't changed, her mom still prefers Brittany and Diane notices that this is how its always going to be. When she moves away from her family, Diane meets Gary after a couple of dates Gary proposes and soon after they get married and start they're own family. You would think that she has finally found her happy ending. Getting married having 3 wonderful kids but is her husband really who he says he is? Diane just doesn't know if she made the right decision on marrying a stranger. And she will soon find out all the things that he has been keeping from her.

My Review:

The book was fantastic i thought it was a really great emotional mystery storyline I and the characters where amazing. Getting to learn about how Diane's and Brittany's relationship started out really made you understand Diane and feel her pain, sometimes books seem so real that you feel as if what they say actually happened. Brittany was such a drama queen and an attention seeker. I don't understand why she would say those things, how can someone be so evil. I really liked Diane's character she was an amazing mom, and daughter she really opened up to alot of people and in the end she couldn't trust anyone other than her own dad. Diane was so confident, strong, and caring that sometimes she seemed like nothing in the world could ruin her happiness. There were definitely some tear jerking moments throught the book. I really enjoyed it. Although there were some parts in the book when it jumped to another day or a different conversation, which felt like it was a bit rushed. But the book was really good it was fast paced, it was a real page turner, and kept you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it, I cannot say enough about this book it was amazing.  

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

Author Bio
Brenda Youngerman writes about stories that matter. A southern California native coming from a very large family where she never felt like she fit in. “I was the youngest member of a huge family and I never really felt like I belonged there.”

Her first novel, Private Scars, was an expose of what happens to a victim of domestic abuse when they have never been exposed to it. From the moment the first review came out Youngerman realized her calling… that of the voice of the victims.. those who don’t have the strength to speak for themselves. Since Private Scars (2006), Youngerman has published a novel a year, each one exposing another social issue that those in power choose not to discuss. “If one person is helped by one of my novels, that is a good day.”

Skewered Halo takes a look at the filth behind sibling rivalry that goes unnoticed by inattentive parents. Brenda is currently at work at her eighth and ninth novel (simultaneously). 


  1. Thank you so much for this review....
    I am glad that you liked the book... I had a great time writing it!

    Brenda Youngerman

    1. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to read it.

  2. Beautiful blog....Nice post.


    I just finished reading this is incredible...great storyline.

    My post for the blog tour is for June 14...can't wait to post it.


    Silver's Reviews

  3. Awesome thank you so much for the follow!

    I can't wait to read your review!

    I have followed your blog as well! :)

  4. Hi, I love the blog! I found you over on Book blogs and followed! I would love it if you checked out my book blog to. Thank, kate.

    1. Thank you so much! I have returned the favor again thanks for the follow I appreciate it :)!