October 15, 2015

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TITLE – Broken Pride  
SERIES – Broken City 
 AUTHOR – D.D. Chant  
GENRE – Post-Apocalyptic Romance/Adventure  
PUBLICATION DATE – 09/20/2015 
 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 115.600 words  
PUBLISHER – Self Published COVER ARTIST – Kate Lacy

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In a future filled with warring factions, one young woman must risk everything to be reunited with the man she loves.
Despised for the name she bears, and trapped behind enemy lines, she knows her life and the lives of those she loves rests on her choosing her allies wisely.
Yet, in a world where greed is rampant and only the strong survive, how can she find the courage to trust again?

Suddenly he knew exactly what the next few minutes would bring.They find the first body slumped against the wall of one of the outer buildings. The young man, little more than a boy, is propped up at an awkward angle, his face frozen into an expression filled with so much fear that it was difficult to look at him. And then there was more. More bodies, more blood, more horror than Ryder can take in. He feels sick to his stomach and, for a few moments, he is a teenage boy again picking through the dead carcasses that had littered the Kelly compound. He shakes his head, trying to bring his focus back to the present. Bodies litter the streets and hang over thresholds. He blinks the sweat running into his eyes away, trying not to dwell on the death that surrounds him. He couldn’t think about the awfulness, about the fact that most of the dead were so young. They break into the square, yet by then Ryder had known what they would find. Val swears and when Ryder looks across at him it is to find that his sardonic, ever smug half-brother looks like he is going to be sick. “What the… how the hell did they do this?” Val splutters, lifting his hand to his head and looking around wildly. “How did the Lewises manage to do this? We were right here for goodness sake! How did we not know this was happening?” Ryder doesn’t answer him. He had no answers, just the sickness that rolled around his stomach. Beside him Connell turns and vomits on to the ground. Ryder isn’t surprised to see one of the hard-bitten Andak soldiers displaying such weakness. He was pretty close to joining him in heaving out the contents of his own stomach. Out of the corner of his eye he catches sight of a movement and lifts his gun warningly. Ian sits in the dust outside one of the hovels the Brownelys called homes. It takes Ryder a minute to realise that it was Ian’s house, the same one he had seen him standing in the doorway of yesterday. He moves forward, ready to offer assistance. It wasn’t until he was much closer that he became aware of the fact that Ian clutched a lifeless body in his arms.


 Well written, cleverly plotted 3rd installment in the Broken City series. I have been waiting for this third book for some time now, so you can imagine my excitement when I was graciously informed that it was finally available.

When last we saw Deeta and Tom they had been painfully separated from each other after being ambushed by the Lewises. Deeta was saved by a smaller tribe, the Birds while Tom was being held prisoner by Captain Max, Linus and Neddy all from the Lewises clan. This book picks up from where we left off. Deeta has a nasty leg injury and Tom is still being held by Max, who interestingly enough starts to show a whole new side to himself one in which He and Tom can find some common ground.

This book has a lot of moving parts both with the separate situations going on with our two protagonists and many other actions/situations taking place with some of the more minor yet equally important characters. We see several of Tom's brothers plot to not only find him but also work towards what was ultimately one of his main goals, peace. This book is clever, intelligent and has many political undertones at the same time it is action packed, thrilling, sometimes violent but also enlightening especially through Deeta.

Deeta by far has the biggest transformation in this story. Being newly exposed to the outside world she is coming face to face with all the emotions and violence that reside within the other clans. Hate, revenge, disgust and fear are all very prevalent among the people who cross her path and it begins to affect her outlook on not just life in general but also herself. By the end of this third book we see a very capable, cunning and fearless Deeta rise up to start taking control of her situation. Its well done and very believable, as a reader you almost start to go through the same evolution if you will. You are right there with Deeta as she starts to go down this new journey of her life. You feel the same pain, rage, love and hope.

Chant gives her readers a nice little twist at the end of this book that I didn't see coming and it was both quite a surprise and also well received. I think it was a very smart and slick little shocker but I won't be spilling the beans on what it is. You will just have to read the book!

By the looks of the ending the Broken City Series is not over just yet and I can't wait to see what tactics Chant will employ in the next installment of this series. Chant's series is thoroughly developed with a multitude of complex characters that are both easy to despise and easy to admire. The Broken City world is not only creative but ingenious. Very well done, readers of the apocalyptic genre will definitely enjoy it.
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Hi everyone, My name is DeeDee and I live in a beautiful part of Devon, England, with my family. I’ve always loved to read, and I’ve never been picky about which genre I read in. I’m just as happy curled up with a regency romance as I am with a dystopian adventure. When I first wrote Broken City I had no idea that it would turn in to a series, but Deeta’s story begged to be told. So the stand alone Broken City became a trilogy, and now I know there will be a forth book as well. I also write in other genres, I have a series of contemporary comedic short stores (The Claire series). I also have a historical romance series (The Lady Quill Chronicles), and a dystopian adventure series (The Chronicles of Discord). I really hope that you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them!



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Book #1 – Broken City
Broken City is #FREE During the Duration of the Tour
A girl with no future A man with no past A little lost boy And those who seek to find him.... ....Welcome to Deeta's world. Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in. Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her Sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems... 
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Book #2 – Broken Truce
Life isn't turning out the way that Deeta thought it would. With the Lewises defeated and peace between the tribes, she had believed that the dark times were a thing of the past. But troubles between the tribes continue, and the Andak council have selected Tom as their ambassador and spokesman to the other tribes. Deeta knows that there is still much resentment against the Andak, and that Tom is in danger every time he leaves the safety of Andak City. Struggling with her own complicated feelings against the tribe that she is now a part of, Deeta tries to ignore the changing attitudes growing within her. But when Tom is betrayed and they are thrown into great danger, Deeta finds that reality can't be ignored forever...Amazon US Amazon UK

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  1. What a great review thank you so much for taking the time to read D.D.'s book and sharing your thoughts. We appreciate you helping to promote this author & her book. - Tonya @ My Family's Heart

  2. Thank you so much for such a beautiful review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the series so far!