Blog Tour with Review: Hush by BT Urruela and Anne Malcom

August 11, 2020

Release Date: August 11

They were taken.

Off the street. 

From parking lots. 

Snatched from life and thrust into hell.

They took Orion Darby on a perfect summer day, while she could still taste her first kiss on her lips.

She joined the others with chains on their ankles and scars on their souls.

They turned into nothing more than statistics. 
Cold cases. Lost girls.

Years passed and the world forgot.
Until the day they escaped.

This is not about their captivity.

This is about their struggle to return to a life that's passed them by.

This was the real world.

But for Orion, this was hell.
You see... freedom isn't enough.
She needs blood.

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I feel like I need to say a prayer after reading this book. The heartbreak, the emotion, the anger and the injustice, along with a long healing process that was painful at times to witness because you know that it was a coping mechanism that was self destructive in many ways. This book was a hard read at times but it was truthful page turner and for that, I loved it in many ways.

Orion never had a perfect childhood but she had a best friend who loved her unconditionally and a boy that made her beat faster with just one glance. She was happy with the way things were going and she was looking forward to more free nights with her bestie and her brother. But one moment, one single moment, changed the entire course of her life and gave her scars that she will never be able to heal from.


I’ve read a lot of romance and thriller books in my time and we always see the chase, the capture and the falling in love part. What we never really see is how the survivors cope and try to move on in the real world. We don’t witness their struggles, their little victories, or what really happens to them after and this book did that. We saw so many ups and downs from these characters and we were right there in the middle of them trying to grab onto a piece of happiness that they fully and rightfully deserved.


Written in the 3rd person pov which I’m going to admit is not my favorite at all, Hush will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you rooting for these characters because you have nothing but hope and you want to see them get as much sunshine and love as possible because they were in the dark for far too long.

If you’re looking for a romance book that is going to give you warm and happy feels, this book is not for you. This is a story about survival and overcoming the worst imaginable obstacle in life, and becoming stronger. This is a story about the what ifs, second chances, and facing monsters in our world. This is a simply a story you have to read.

Meet Anne Malcolm

Anne Malcom  has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth. As she grew up, her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular, gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small-town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. Currently living in London, she’s on a whole new adventure. 
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Meet BT Urruela 
BT Urruela is a combat wounded amputee, purple heart recipient, contemporary author who has written both independent and traditionally published books. He is a RARE under 40 award recipient, Rockwood Summit High School and Rockwood School District Hall of Fame inductee, Co-founder and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, Ambassador for Tampa Sports Academy, People Magazine Tribute for Heroes winner, Cover Model, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist.

At an early age he began writing short stories having been inspired by reading books authored by RL Stein. His maternal grandmother's bookshelf was filled with literature that inspired his young mind and cultivated his vivid imagination. 

Upon graduation from high school his desire to have a 20-year military career was cut drastically short by an improvised explosive device. Taking the life of his commander, and leaving the remaining four team members badly wounded. 

After careful consideration and multiple surgeries, he along with the guidance of his doctors made the decision to amputate. It was the only surgery he ever left with a smile on his face, as if a weight had been lifted. He struggled for two more years through 4-5 hours of physical therapy a day, five days a week to get adapted to his new prosthetic. He medically retired from the Army with high hopes. His focus on restoring his physical shape being the most eminent battle caused him to neglect his psychological state. 

Meeting people was difficult and there were very few options for veterans to utilize that would stimulate friendship, and ultimately, allow communication barriers to be breached. After moving to Tampa, Florida, he co-founded the veteran community sports nonprofit, VETSports, with two other combat wounded veterans. It was their mission to change the way veterans transitioned back to civilian life through organized team sports, community involvement, and leadership opportunities.  

After being invited to attend a photoshoot with acclaimed photographer Michael Stokes, he flew to California in December of 2014, with incredible excitement. His photos were so widely publicized that he soon gained exposure to the literary world like he'd always dreamed of. That opportunity launched him into his present writing career. He co-wrote the novel 'A Lover's Lament with author KL Grayson. The following year he released first solo novel, 'Into the Nothing' and will be releasing Wicked Little Words with author Stevie J. Cole. He is now writing full-time.

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  1. Okay, so that was an incredibly honest review, Sonya! I was waffling on whether to read this book or not, but now I've gotta try it!!

    1. Thank u so much Nat!! It was hard at times but i loved the fact that it was different and such an eye opener💖💖