Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Untellable by Suzanne Lily Book Tour and review

by Suzanne Lilly



Aspen Dwyer, recently emancipated from foster care, is searching for a place to hide from a past with secrets too dark to share. Honey Creek, Ohio, presents itself as the best place to start a new life and stay undercover. There she meets Colton Moraine, a man with strong family ties and an even stronger sense of loyalty. His boisterous, loving family welcomes Aspen with warmth she hasn’t felt in years. She’s surprised at how quickly and deeply she falls for Colton. When a dangerous criminal comes to Honey Creek, intent on his revenge against her, Aspen must choose between two options. Should she stay and risk her life and the rejection of the people she’s grown to love? Or should she run again, and leave behind any chance of a happy future?



Elise tapped her water glass with a spoon, making a ringing sound and pausing the conversation. “I have an announcement to make.” She held up her glass as if to make a toast. Everyone else followed her lead and raised their glasses of sweet tea.

“What’s your wonderful news?” Sandra asked.

“I, Elise Moraine, was assigned today, the big job with a capital B and a capital J.”

 An appreciative murmur circled round the table.

“The big job? Congratulations. What’s it about?” Linda asked.

“This job is to report on the parole of one Richard Hickam, in the state penitentiary.”

I choked on a piece of ice. Sandra gasped and slammed her glass back down on the table, sloshing sweet tea onto the tablecloth. “The penitentiary? No daughter of mine is going to a prison to get a news story!”

Jerry reached his hand up and touched her arm. “Sandra, please. Let’s hear what else she has to say.”

Sandra crossed her arms, turned her face, and shot dagger eyes in Elise’s direction.

My whole body stiffened in anticipation. I imagined myself in a time warp, frozen in place with everyone moving and talking around me. To hear the name Richard Hickam at this table, my supposed safe place, was worse than anything I’d anticipated.

Elise opened her mouth once then snapped it shut. She shook her head and said, “That’s it. That’s the announcement. This is a huge job. I can do the interview by video conference. It’s simply to ask him what his experiences were and what his plans are.”

I could tell you what his plans are. No need to interview him for that.

“Do y’all know who Richard Hickam is?” She looked around the table at everyone’s upset expressions.

I stared at my plate, for once allowing my hair to fall forward and partially cover my face. I prayed no one would make the connection to me. I couldn’t stand it if Colton knew my father was a violent criminal.

Sandra stood up. “I won’t have it. It’s too dangerous for you to go into an interview with some man who’s been locked up for God only knows what.”

“Murder.” Elise spoke softly. “He murdered his wife in front of his fourteen-year-old daughter. His lawyer tried to get rid of the charges of murder, saying it was a crime of passion. The daughter’s testimony actually put him away.”


Aspen Dwyer is in Honey Creek, Ohio for the summer hoping to continue to elude the one man who promised to kill her, her father.  She wants to be under the radar, but catches the eye of  firefighter Colton Moraine and his journalist in the making sister.  While Colton’s sister is relentless in pursuing a story she feels is there, Colton has another agenda he wants Aspen in his life but every chance he gets to get close she shuts off.  Will Aspen be able to trust Colton enough to share her darkest of secrets or will she run like she has in the past?

Captivating story, you feel for Aspen from the very beginning she is the epitome of a true fighter.  I loved the introduction of Colton to Aspen, priceless and worthy of a few laughs. You are routing for Aspen from page one and hope she finds her happiness in Honey Oak which is filled with enchanting characters.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Suzanne Lilly writes lighthearted young adult stories with a splash of suspense, a flash of the unexplained, a dash of romance, and always a happy ending. Her short stories have appeared in numerous places online and in print, and she has placed and received honorable mentions in writing contests. Her debut novel was Shades of the Future in 2011 followed by Untellable in 2012. She lives in Northern California where she reads, writes, cooks, swims, and teaches elementary students.

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Twitter: @suzannelilly

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  1. Thank you for spotlighting Untellable on your blog today!

  2. I'm a big fan of Honey Creek (and Suzanne Lilly, too, now that I think about it.) Sounds like UNTELLABLE is a winner. Speaking of which, I'd just like to mention CM. ;-)

    -Cathy C. (Blogger keeps saying I'm anonymous--can't have that!)

    1. Thanks for mentioning CM, Anonymous Cathy C. :-) I think I can guess who you are!

      If other readers are wondering about the CM, check out my blog at It's a top secret way to instantly double the prize for the winner in this blog tour.