Blog Tour: Giveaway + Review of Beneath the Surface By Joya Fields

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She’s fighting to stay independent—he’s determined to protect her no matter what…

Brooke Richards survived the earthquake that took her parents and most of her leg, but she needs time to regroup. A trip to Florida for a state-of-the-art prosthesis and to visit her best friend Linda seems ideal. But the trip turns traumatic when Brooke witnesses Linda’s boat disintegrating in a fiery explosion.

Police officer Garrett Ciavello believes the blast was intentionally set to hide something Linda found on a dive. When Brooke offers her expertise in underwater archeology, Garrett accepts her help with the investigation. But since his fiancée’s death years ago, Garrett has become overprotective, and as they are drawn to each other, Garrett realizes he will risk anything to keep Brooke safe.

Brooke is fiercely independent. Garrett is fiercely protective. Will they heal each other’s wound and find a killer…before it’s too late?
Overall Thoughts:
This was a very unpredictable story with thrilling twists!

Beneath the Surface is about a young woman named Brooke Richards who is an underwater archaeologist. The thing is: She doesn't go underwater anymore. Why? Two years ago, both her parents died in an earthquake, which severed her left leg in half causing her to have a prosthetic for the rest of her life.

The story begins with two of Brooke's best friends severely injured when their boat explodes right when they were so close to finding a mysterious box in the ocean. Then enters Detective Garrett Ciavello! It becomes his job and personal mission to find out what's inside the box and who tried to harm the closest people to finding that out. But it seems to become rather difficult for him to concentrate on the task at hand when he's constantly fearing for Brooke's life, which he's determined to protect...

What I liked about this book:
I could totally see everything in this book as if it were happening right in front of me. It was very visual.

Also, I really liked how protective Garrett was of Brooke even in the beginning when he didn't know her that much. It was so sweet!

What I disliked about this book:
I found the plot to lag a little at times, not too much though.

Good concept with good visuals!

Blog Tour:

Smitten with Reading 
Reviewing Shelf 
My Cozie Corner 
Books, Books, and More Books 
  The Story of A Girl...
 Understanding Shae's Story 
Purple Penguin Reviews 
A Date with A Book
 Love to Read Romance 
  T B R 
Lissette E. Manning 
  Words I Write Crazy 
 Ramblings of an Amateur Writer


Additionally, a grand prize drawing of a Beneath the Surface tote bag filled with goodies for one commenter, drawn randomly, who comments on all 10 blogs that day:  $25 Amazon gift card, autographed copy of Beneath the Surface, Beneath the Surface apron, notepad and pen, Romance Trading Cards, and autographed bookmark.

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Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. Wow, great prizes!

    I have a giveaway going on at Bound 2 Astound, too:

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Shae, and for taking time to read and review Beneath the Surface! I really appreciate your support and kind words. :)

  3. Hey Joya, When is your next book!!!

  4. Hey, Vickieann! You're so sweet to ask. I have a marriage of convenience novella coming out in early 2013. I just submitted a full-length romantic suspense, so please cross your fingers for me!! :)

  5. your review makes me want to jump right in! Thanks!
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  6. It sounds great! Adding it to my TBR list!

  7. Joya I will cross my fingers for you too :O) Thanks ladies for the blog tour and the hosting of said tour, Carin

  8. Oh this sounds great!
    Not entering the giveaway but will spread the word via Twitter :-)

    Vix @


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