Jul 6, 2016

Song Of Blackbird Tour + Review.

Love knows no boundary…
Out Now – Song of the Blackbird by DB Michaels
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Title: Song of the Blackbird
Series: Albatross Prison Series #1
Author: DB Michaels
Publisher: Dream Tower Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Length: 331 Pages
Format: Digital, Paperback
Digital ISBN: 978-0- 9972798-0-1
Print ISBN: 978-0-9972798-1-8

Healing must start from within...

Desperate to reconnect with her half-brother, Emma Edwards takes her new medical training and secures a doctor's job at the prison where he's serving a sentence. But what she finds there is worse than she ever imagined...tough rules and even tougher men, gangs powered by drug money and corruption. Emma must find a way to keep her brother alive until he's freed even if that means lying to the one man she should be able to trust...

Unless you find someone to share your pain...

Warden Maxim Chambers doesn't believe a woman should be working in a penitentiary, especially one like Emma - a woman even a hardened man like him can't get off his mind. He's spent too many years building walls around his heart to let himself care about anyone. But when Emma is almost hurt in a prison assault, Maxim can't deny his feelings for her. But what is the connection between Emma and the prisoner named Sam?

And accept your past.

When secrets are revealed, danger and death run through the prison. Only the truth can save Emma and Maxim...if it's not too late.

Captivating story about love, family, forgiveness and hope. 



I love prison stories. I had loved the show Prison Break, and of course Orange Is The New Black. So when I came across SONG OF THE BLACKBIRD I knew that I had to check it out, and it was a first prison story that I had read. Once that I had read it, I was glad that I did, it was intense and there was always something happening there and there was always mystery surrounding the prison. Fact that was medical based also captured my attention, considering that medical , medicine based always something that interested me , and I thought that it was interesting how it all works inside the prison system. I think that it was brave of Emma to go through that, to become doctor in a prison where you never know who might attack, or try to kill you. I know that if I had been in her situation, I wouldn’t been able to go through it, actually I don’t think I would lasted as long as Emma did. Emma has courage, and even though they were all Imamates, she treated each of them with respect and despite their situation, she tried to save them. I don’t think that not every doctor do that, especially considering their environment but Emma did. You can’t help but love her. Not only does she have courage, she had determination, and hope. Plus she listened to her patient’s concerns.

Maxium and Emma, You couldn’t help but wonder what is going to happen between the two of them, if something is going to happen between the two of them. The two of them seemed to have a hate/ love relationship for most of the book. Despite that, I could tell that there was something between the two of them, even if the two of them tried to deny it at first. However, I knew that there was something there, especially the way he came to Emma’s rescue when she got attacked and made sure that she was okay, even assigned her a guard. I had a feeling that there was something there, he was just trying very hard to deny it. Of course I couldn’t help but wonder how long that denial would actually last. You could tell that the two of them had a special bond when they were together and eventually it was even hard for them to deny it. I just wish that the two of them weren’t so stubborn about the whole thing. You could tell that being with each other, made them happy. The way they looked out for one another. The two of them belonged together.

Of course I loved how much Emma cared about her brother Sam. What the two of them had was a real sibling love. What other sibling would get a job at prison, just to be close to their brother? The way she looked out for him, and ways she tried to help him. I feel like she would done anything for him. Even though he tried to push her away at first, to get her to stay away from him. Emma didn’t give up. My heart broke for her when he died. I know that there was part of her that feel responsible, that felt that she could protected him more somehow. I thought the beginning started a little slow, for me but it picked up within couple pages and afterwards I couldn’t get enough. After reading the book, the title fit the book perfectly, it all made sense to me. An astonishing Debut novel. Magical. Heartbreaking. 



Dear God. He’d almost made love to her just now. Made love to an employee. Sure, she’d responded quite enthusiastically, but he was still her boss. Any relationship between them was impossible. He hoped she’d understand and not get too needy. He’d have to apologize for the kiss, though he didn’t regret it one bit if he had to be honest with himself. She’d been amazing. God. That body. Those lips. That mouth.

Best kiss of his life and it had to be with an employee. Maxim bit back a groan. She’d expect an apology. That’d also be a good step to resetting the strict boundaries between them. Maxim ushered her out of the house and into the car.

“I’m sorry about what happened back there,” he stated as soon as they began the climb down the hill.

“Sorry?” she asked, meeting his eyes finally.

“I got carried away with the moment.”

“Hmm. Carried away?”

“Yes. You were yelling and I didn’t know how to make you stop.”

“So you kissed me to…” She frowned. “To shut me up?”

“I guess.” He dug a hand through his hair and tugged at his shirt collar. This wasn’t coming out right. “Listen, I hope you understand that can never happen again.”

Emma looked away, silent. Finally she turned back, her face somber. “I know. I hate the yelling, too.” She gave her head a little shake. “But you bring out the worst in me sometimes. I don’t know why.”

“I’m not talking about the yelling.” So he brought out the worst in her, did he? Ditto, my dear. Ditto. “I’m talking about the kiss.”

“Oh, that.” She tossed her long hair back and focused on the road. “I got carried away, too. It didn’t really mean anything.”

“What?” The most intense, hottest kiss of his life and she thought it meant nothing?


Author Bio:


DB Michaels is a life-long reader who fell in love with the field of medicine during college. Double boarded in internal medicine and emergency medicine, she enjoys using her skills to help those in need. Working as a doctor in the prison system inspired her to write Song of the Blackbird, the first installment in her Albatross Prison Series. Though the book is fictional, it illustrates the power of love, hope, and second chances.

DB’s first passion has always been books and she is happiest when she is absorbed in a great novel or writing. When she has time off, she likes to watch old movies, dally in the sun, and spend time with her family.
You can visit her online at: Website Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads

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DB Michaels said...

Thank you, Jenia for featuring Song of the Blackbird and for your great review of my novel.

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