Review and Sweepstakes: Seeing Black (Book #2: Seeing Red Series) by Sidney Halston


Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Seeing Black tour hosted by AToMR ToursToday, I have my review and a link to the event-wide sweepstakes for you.  If you would like to check out the rest of the stops on the tour just click on the banner above.  Thanks so very much for stopping by RoloPoloBookBlog and have a fantastic day 🙂

Title: Seeing Black Series: Book #2: Seeing Red Author: Sidney Halston Release date: October 26, 2013  Age Group: Adult Genre: Romance some mystery/suspense  Event Organized By: AToMR Tours;
Title: Seeing Black
Series: Book #2: Seeing Red
Author: Sidney Halston
Release date: October 26, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Romance some mystery/suspense
Event Organized By: AToMR Tours;


Seeing Black, the conclusion of Seeing Red, continues right where Jillian left off. The love ‘square’ has been resolved, and Jill is finally getting her happily ever after. Just as things are steaming up with her and her beau, her estranged father makes a request that sets her life spiraling out of control into an endless plunge down the rabbit hole.

What will happen when Paul Black, her deceitful ex-boyfriend, reappears into her life to shed new light on her father? Could she ever trust him?   And will Alexander stick by her during the explosive blowup with her father.

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:

Whew!!  Sidney Halston wastes absolutely, positively no time firing up the awesome in Seeing Black, book two of the Seeing Red series.  Jillian and Xander are officially a couple and are out to set a world record for the number of times they can shag during the “honeymoon” phase of their relationship; as well they should, it took those two long enough to get to couple status.  🙂

Everything should be blissful and amazing for the happy couple but there is still that lingering question of Jillian’s father and what he wants from her.  While Jillian is adamant she just wants to get to know the man who fathered her, Xander is far more leery and constantly cautioning Jillian to go slow and not jump into anything.  Typical of Jillian, she knows far, far better than anyone else and begins to meet secretly with her father.  But Jillian is certain the meetings will pay off and her totally not creepy (ppfft!) father has assured her he can help her learn to control her abilities, focus to the point that she can summon her skills when she wants them and not be a slave to their effects.  All Jillian has to do is come to his home from time to time to train.  Typical of Xander, he finds out about Jillian’s secret meetings and totally loses his cool in a most epic manner.  Turns out, all of Xander’s icky and awful feelings were spot on and when Jillian goes missing, he is beside himself with grief and worry.  

For Jillian, each and every day is the same: she wakes up slightly confused and has her favorite breakfast foods before training with her father.  Though her control is getting stronger and she feels her abilities are growing, she does miss home and remembers that she must call Xander very soon.  But, every time one of those errant thoughts occurs, it is morning again and her confusion and day begin again.  And then one day, Paul Black is in her room when she wakes up.  WTH???  Are you freaking kidding me????  Hasn’t this butthole caused enough trouble for a lifetime????  And that is all I am giving you on this topic . . . .you can thank me later 🙂

The Bottom Line: This read is fan-freakin’-tastic and I could not have asked for a better follow-up to Seeing RedSeeing Black hits hard from the beginning and doesn’t let up one single bit until the dramatic and epic ending.  This read has it all: fiery and feisty lead characters, some awesome naughty bits (Xander makes me growl J), some really twisted backstory, an epic rescue scene and, the complete answering of all questions.  Halston had me hooked from the beginning and there was no putting this read down until I was done.  For lovers of light paranormal, contemporary romance, mystery and suspense and, rockin’ naughty bits, the Seeing Red series is definitely for you.  WARNING: These books should be read in order.  With that being said, go forth and one-click, you won’t be sorry you did 🙂

Links to find/buy Seeing Black (Book #2: Seeing Red Series):

Amazon       Barnes & Noble

About the author and where to find her:

Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”–Mark Twain. Or even simpler, “Just Do It”—Nike.

And that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seeing Red.That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing.

Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children.  She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing you can find her reading and reading and reading. She’s a reader first and a writer second.

When she’s not writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Up for grabs: two (2) signed copies, three (3) ebooks.  If you would like to check out the FTC mumbo jumbo you may do so in the terms and conditions.  If you would just like to enter for your chance to win then click the Rafflecopter link below and good luck 🙂


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