“I always heard music. Beats, lyrics. I only had to listen to a song once before it started playing in my head.
One day… the music stopped.”
When Ashes Fall by Marni Mann is a beautifully crafted story with so much raw and gut wrenching emotion that it was utterly captivating. I for one know that this epic tale is completely and irrevocably unforgettable. From the moment I started this story I was hooked and I could not stop reading, even when I felt my heart was being ripped out of my chest and I was left in a foetal position in the corner of the room (metaphorical of course). While this story was one mammoth emotional rollercoaster, it was well worth the ups and downs. It was such a phenomenal story and was written so beautifully; it positively took my breath away.
Alix is a first responder and knows all too well how moments in one’s life can change in the blink of an eye. She is caught between the love of two men and the more I read, the more unsure I was as to whether she would have the ability to let either of them go.
“Silence was like moisture; it created an environment that allowed things to grow. Fester. Eat into the walls and foundation.”
When Ashes Fall is NOT a story about cheating; it is a beautiful, complex and emotionally driven love story that is raw, profound and deeply moving. I breathed in every beautifully written word, felt every ounce of what these fascinatingly broken characters felt and I absolutely relished seeing this story unfold.
“I was in complete darkness.
That was where I belonged.
And that was where I stayed.”
Marni Mann has skilfully crafted a beautifully painful, inspiring, raw and gut wrenching tale of the power of love and the survival of the human spirit despite the surrounding utter turmoil. My advice is to go in blind with this one, because nothing and I mean nothing will prepare you for the pure epic that is When Ashes Fall.
About the Author:
Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.