Blog Tour: Mooshine by Regina Bartley {Review, Excerpt & Giveaway}

Innocence taken... A tragedy happened... A heart is left broken... Is love enough to survive?
Shine Craven has to learn this the hard way. One tragic day leaves her questioning her strength and her sanity. She is left fighting an internal battle that she believes can't be won.
Her best friend thinks that he loves her enough to save her, but sometimes sweet words just aren't enough. Once he hears her secret, will he still believe that love will heal her or will the truth be too much for him to handle?
Sometimes when we are faced with such horrible events we force ourselves to overcome, but at what cost? Will he stay or will he go? Find out if love is enough.
Stand Alone Novel Recommended for ages 18+ due to graphic language, sexual content, and mature subject matter.

Rachel's 4 star Review

Wow, Regina starts right off with a whopper of a prologue that makes you want to read the story to see why Shine was writing these letters.  The story never really stops.  It has great flow, welcoming characters and really tugs at your heartstrings. 

It's a story of best friends, love, tragedy, understanding, and overcoming your fears.  It was a well written story with down home characters and a really good story line.  If I say too much, I end up with spoilers, so let's just say that if you need a cry, this will help you let it all out.  You really feel for Shine, Ryker (aka Moon) and Bradley.  To be eighteen and have your whole life in front of you and then get slammed with a life changing event is bad enough for the victim, but to see what it does to everyone around and involved with that victim was heartbreaking... then to see how Shine flourishes under Bradley (literally) and comes to terms with what happened and how she feels about Ryker, even though it's a very sad story, it's also uplifting to see just how much love helps to overcome ones fears.  Do Shine and Ryker get their Happily Ever After? Or is destroyed on that one day that changes not only Shines life, but Rykers as well.

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I was lost in thought when my phone started to vibrate. You could hear the loud vibrations as it rattled in my hand. "Crap," I nearly jumped out of my skin. It was a text from Moon. I don't know if I opened it because it was just habit, or if it was because I wanted to see what he had to say. Either way, I may regret the decision.
Moon-Do you remember that day we met as kids? I have been thinking about it all day. That was the day that I met my best friend. Tell me you are still my best friend. I miss you and I don't understand what I did. I lost my dad and my best girl all in one day. I am such a damn mess, Shine! I need you and I know that you need me. Please! If I were there I would kiss you like I always do and tell you it will be okay! I read the message twice before another one followed quickly behind it. Moon- I gotta go help momma now, but I am not giving up on you. Know that when I look at the stars tonight I will think of you. You have to come back to me Shine. I need you. The tears flowed freely from my eyes. I swear, that damn boy. Geez, I love him so much that it hurts.
Meet Regina
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Regina lives in Kentucky and is currently releasing her third book. Her books include Chased and Challenged, both of The Graysen Pack Series, as well as her newest book Moonshine. Her true love is writing paranormal, but writing Moonshine made her discover a hidden love for Adult Contemporary Romance. She says that you can expect her to write a little in both worlds.
She is married with two kids and when she is not writing she is reading and reading and reading. She loves her cat Jacob, who was named after her favorite werewolf. Go figure... If you put her in front of the T.V. she would most likely watch sports, unless The Vampire Diaries is on. Her favorite things are her family, books, football, chocolate, Bruno Mars, and well Bruno Mars, enough said. She loves to keep up with her fans and you can find her several places.
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