Saturday, March 1, 2014

Broken City Blog Tour Stop

Broken City Blog Tour Stop.... Review, Excerpt and Review..

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Broken City Excerpt:

I’m not sure how it happens, but the next thing I’m aware of is the faintly groggy feeling you get when you’ve been woken from sleep quickly.

A glance at the clock tells me that forty minutes have gone by, yet the room is still silent, with no noise to rouse me from what had obviously been a deep sleep.

I stand up and meet my own eyes in the mirror above the fire place I’m staring at myself in a dazed kind of way, when I realise that mine is not the only figure reflected in its polished surface.

I suppose it must have been the second time he walked through this room and the first time he didn’t notice me curled up in the depths of the large arm chair. He seems quite as shocked as I am to find he’s not alone.

A full second elapses before I utter a strangled scream and leg it through the door and into the passage way.

The first thing I come across is another camouflaged figure and my panic ratchets up a notch. I think of the children, who in about fifteen minute’s time, will joyfully be free of the shackles of their lessons.

The two soldiers are behind me, so only way to go is up the stairs. The knowledge that I am leading the intruders towards the children, rings in my head. With the sound of pursuit hideously loud in the stairwell, coherent thought is proving difficult.

I’m half way up the forth flight when I hear Dec’s jubilant voice proclaiming himself the winner of some unseen race.

“Dec, run!” My voice cracks and my throat, already sore, tightens.

Dec’s voice exclaiming above my head is cut short as he sees my pursuers. hear the door onto the stairwell open and close above me and a moment later something hit the floor behind me with a dull thud. A cheer reverberates around the walls.

Dec, bless him, hadn’t run away when told him to, instead he’d brought a large book from the school room above and hurled it at one of my attackers As that soldier was at this very moment out cold on the steps, I guess his aim must have been pretty accurate.

The last of the men is felled by some sort of encyclopaedia, this time lobbed by Roydon. I reach the landing they are standing on, completely out of breath. Roydon and Dec seize a hand each and drag me after Ricky who is holding Tarri in his arms and has Carris’s hand tucked in his.

From the direction in which they are going, I think their destination is Ralph’s house. But we keep running into the strangers that have breached the building and our efforts bring us almost full circle. We come to a standstill in one of the rooms with a connecting door and pause breathlessly.

“Who are they?” whispers Roydon.

“I don’t know, but they have some pretty neat kit,” answers Ricky. He relinquishes Tarri into Carris’s arms and places an ear to the door.

Ricky steps back a little from the door and we all wait expectantly. Sure enough it begins to open, Ricky waits until it is almost half way before he kicks it shut with all his might.

We turn and run though the connecting door in to the room on the other side and out on to the corridor beyond. We are tantalisingly close to Ralph’s house.

How it happens I hardly know, but as Dec passes the open door of the schoo room, he is dragged kicking and screaming through the door by unseen hands I scream and pull as hard as I can on the handle, but it won’t move. realise they must have locked it behind them. Ralph’s door is just a little further on and I grab Ricky’s arm.

“Ricky, take the children to Ralph and stay there.”


I don’t know what he had been going to say, but he stops abruptly and nods.

As I turn and run down the hallway I hear them banging on the Clark's door.

There is no sign of Dec when I enter the school room, but from the knocked over chairs it is obvious that there has been some struggling.

I run through the next two rooms desperately and hear, in the distance, Dec’s voice raised in protest.

I burst into the corridor to find him struggling madly with one of the camouflaged soldiers. Picking up a stool from the room I have just come through, I use it to hit the man around the head. He sinks to the floor moaning and I taking Dec’s hand. We run down the passage, around the corner and up the steps, slap bang into more of the soldiers.

Instinctively I push Dec behind me, below their visors I see derision in the soldier’s faces and when they step forwards, they pull us apart easily.

Trying to tear away from the vice like grip on my arm, I pull my knee up into the soldier’s stomach. His smirk changes quickly to a snarl of pain and my struggles become more desperate.

I manage to free an arm long enough to punch him in the face. I must admit to a feeling of gratification as blood begins to trickle from his nose.

There is blinding pain as his fist connects with my face, slapping it sharply sideways and causing me to lurch backwards.

I fall to the floor and it’s only Dec screaming my name that brings me groggily to my feet.

I am rewarded by a merciless grip on my arm forcing it behind me and well up my back as the soldier drives me heavily into the wall.

I slip to the floor weakly, again hearing Dec’s voice calling to me. The sound grows gradually fainter, until my eyes close and I hear nothing.

TITLE – Broken City SERIES –

Broken City AUTHOR – D.D. Chant

GENRE – Post Apocalyptic/Dystopia/


LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 97,187

PUBLISHER – Self Published

COVER ARTIST – Laura Tunstal


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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Hi everyone My name is Dee Dee, I’m twenty six and live in a beautiful part of Devon England with my family. I have a younger sister, Amy who is a brilliant guitar player, some chickens, duck, geese pheasants, a cat (that adopted us when we moved in!!!) and some Koi.

Broken City is actually my second novel My first, as my Aunt so delicately put it, was crazy. In my defence I was only sixteen when I wrote it. On the plus side I learnt a lot (or so I hope) and two years later ‘Broken City was finished. Due to the support I have received from readers I have just finished the next book in the Broken City series, Broken Truce.

I have another book, ‘The Promise’, which is set in Saxon England is the beginning of a series. I’ve just begun to edit the next book and I’m really looking forward to releasing it.

My third series is called The Chronicles of Discord. The first book Fracture', is set in the distant future and tells the story of Astra, a young woman with a very big secret.

I have just finished the second book in the series and it’s currently awaiting editing.

I really hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

I love reading and have a kindle: I read almost anything with adventure and romance in it! I also like to cook and wear impractical high heels!!! And as you might have noticed I have a horrible addiction to exclamation marks!!

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Broken City Review:

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My Thoughts:

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Broken City really surprised me. The characters Deeta and Tom were very memorable. Sweet adorable Deeta. She seem to always want to help and please others. The tribe seemed to be a family, within a family working together as one. Broken City tackles real life issues, such as love, trust and pain. D.D. Chant really captures emotions in this page turner. When I read about Deeta never had left her building, it reminded me of a good friend, who still lived home with her parents, and has been sheltered all her life.
This story really flowed well, with minor errors. I really couldn't put this book down. I found myself cooking dinner and still reading. This book touched cultural issues and it showed how through a bad event people can still pull together. I give this book ****4 chocolate stars! Way to go D.D.

I received this book free, in return for my honest book review.

Broken City Playlist:

All of Adele's songs!!

Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts

Lana Del Rey - Video Games

U2 - I will Follow

Black Eyed Peas - Lets Get it Stared

Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby No Min

Woo - Trap Nirvana -

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

My Chemical Romance - I don't love you

Pendulum - Watercolour

Example - Changed The Way You Kiss Me

Pitbull ft. T-Pain - Hey Baby

Tinie Tempah & Eric Turner -
Writen In The Stars

Owl City - Fireflies

Author Chemistry
Books & Chocolate


D.D. Chant said...

Thank you so much for your lovely review and for taking part in the Broken City series book tour!

D.D. Chant ;-D

My Familys Heart Book Reviews said...

Thank you so much for being part of the tour & taking the time to review Broken City - Tonya