Speculative Fiction

Hart of the Storm by Skye Turner


Today I’m all about romance and music! Nothing really new there, but what is new?

Skye Turner’s latest, Hart of the Storm!

Skye captured my interest with this one as soon as she started dropping hints and teasers. Music and sexy/sweet romance? I’m there! Plus, I already love everything else Skye has put out. I knew her latest offering would not disappoint. So when I was asked if I wanted to be part of the release tour, I was all over that like white on rice. Let me give you a little info on the book, then I’ll let you in on the inside scoop.



Amberlee Hart has always had it easy. Her beauty and ability to sing like a Siren have made her a star in Louisiana. Though her dreams are much bigger than “the boot.”

Jeb Storm has always been a tortured soul, judged for his upbringing. Music has always been his escape.

While driving to the most important audition of his life, Jeb stops to help a woman in distress. Amberlee instantly recognizes the “boy from the wrong side of the tracks” who frequented her thoughts “way back when”. Forgotten attraction is rekindled and a relationship is formed.

Passion wars with beautiful music as both pursue their dreams. There can be only one star. Will the man who’s always had to fight for everything in his life forfeit his dream for the one thing he’s never had… love? Will the woman who’s never doubted she’d find fame compromise her dreams for the perfect man? Can love conquer the Hart of the Storm?


From the first chapter, Turner pulls at your heartstrings in this one. She’s good at that! You feel Jeb’s pride in what he’s accomplished despite his upbringing or lack thereof. You feel Amberlee’s passion and longing for something more. And the tension? It’s immediate and doesn’t fade. Since they’re vying for the same prize, it brings a whole mess of complications. Their paths were set, their dreams at their fingertips. They just didn’t count on each other!

Skye has a way of weaving a story that draws you in to her Southern charm and lovable characters. Even though this one is mostly set in L.A., the California kind, you can feel the Southern edge to it, which, being a born and bred belle myself, I adore.

These characters have real problems, concerns, hurts, and joys, even though they’re in situations most of us will never find ourselves in. I love how she writes like she’s sitting in the sweet shop, telling a story to her friends. Her style is personable, fun to read, and the whole time I’m usually sitting there thinking how it sounds exactly like me and my friends! 

And the romance! As usual, Skye knows how to turn up the heat, but she does it with a realness I admire. There’s never a moment where you’re thinking, “Yeah, that would never happen!”.  She makes you feel right along with her characters and I love that. Their passion lights up the page. 

All in all, I loved the story. I wish it wasn’t a stand alone, because I’d love to travel along the road of life with Jeb and Amberlee! [Hint, hint ;)]

If you’re looking for a fun, steamy, and sexy read for those long hot summer days, this book is definitely for you! Guaranteed you’ll need to grab a mint julep or some sweet tea and a fan!

Hart of the Storm is intended for adult readers only. It contains adult language and situations. It is steamy!

Hart of the Storm is available at these retailers.

Now go get to clicking!

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If you’d like to know more about Skye Turner and dive into more of her amazing reads, you can find her at the links below. I suggest you do! And don’t forget to add Hart of the Storm onto your Goodreads Shelf!

Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 kids, and 8 fur babies. When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), or catching up on her family oriented blog.






By Amy Brock McNew

Author. Blogger. Fighter.

Former nurse and martial artist.

Amy doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. She enthusiastically explores the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird. She pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities.

This wife and mom is a lover of music, chocolate, the beach, and cherry vanilla Coke. Her home is a zoo, filled with teenagers–both hers and those she seems to collect–two dogs, a cat, and various fish and amphibians. Strangely enough, her kids are the ones who have to tell her to turn the music down.

It is her firm belief that everyone should have a theme song.

Originally from Arkansas, Amy currently resides in Indiana. She and her Taekwondo-instructor husband are constantly acting like overgrown kids–and loving every minute of it. She longs for the day when her husband retires, so she can write her adventures of love and war on a back porch overlooking the ocean.

In flip flops.

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