Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway – Desolation Angel by Layla Dorine

Title:Desolation Angel

Author:Layla Dorine

Genre:Gay Romance, Contemporary, Rocker Romance


Publisher:Wayward Ink Publishing


Dare gets lost in music only he can hear.

Since childhood, it’s rolled through his mind, drowning out the rest of the world. When he comes back to himself he has the notes and lyrics for the songs his band plays. But he wonders if such talent is worth it, when the rest of his life is such a mess.

All Sionn ever wanted was Dare’s attention.

But that won’t happen as long as Dare has his ‘musical dreams’, so he keeps his attraction a secret. Too bad it’s impossible to keep anything secret when you live with your three best friends. When Sionn’s temper reaches breaking point, he sets Dare on a quest to ‘fix’ himself, in the hopes of gaining the love of the man he adores.

But Fate has a funny way of twisting things.

And ‘normal’ is just a state of mind, isn’t it? While Dare struggles to change, secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested, and the band is offered the chance of a lifetime. Can they pull themselves together fast enough to take advantage of it, or will Dare’s desire to be ‘normal’ unravel all their lives?


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I believe that whenever Layla Dorine writes, and even more so when she writes contemporary stories, she wants you to go through a rollercoaster of emotions along with the characters. Her stories are never easy, and their complexity is only outplayed but that of the characters that drive them. Although Dare and Sionn and their complicated relationship might be the focus of this novel, but the equally challenging relationship the other three members of the band–of which one is Dare’s brother–have is quite strong. As it should be, because these two relationships affect each other, as individual bonds between band members affect the rest.

Dare’s condition is nothing easy. On himself, on the rest of the people that love him. On those who try to help him, professionals or just friends. The only good thing it brings is the amazing music Dare writes with the help of his band. The strength of their family–because these five people are a family above all else–will be tested by violence, accidents, and a deal that seems to be sent by the devil himself.


I loved this story, I loved how brutally real it seemed, how nothing is sugarcoated. Yet it’s also touching, heartbreaking, and just amazing. I can’t wait for Layla’s next book and if you, like me, love contemporary tales of love and life, I strongly suggest you buy a copy of Desolation Angel!


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About the author

LAYLA DORINE lives among the sprawling prairies of Midwestern America, in a house with more cats than people. She loves hiking, fishing, swimming, martial arts, camping out, photography, cooking, and dabbling with several artistic mediums. In addition, she loves to travel and visit museums, historic, and haunted places.

Layla got hooked on writing as a child, starting with poetry and then branching out, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. Hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggle, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other folks that she’s met and fallen in love with over the years. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn’t writing, or wandering somewhere outdoors, she can often be found curled up with a good book and a kitty on her lap.

Layla Dorine can be found at:


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