Feb. 24, 2017

Scars and Tats by Kristi Pelton (Release Boost)


Title: Scars and Tats

Author: Kristi Pelton

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 21, 2017





Scars are tattoos with better stories…

A scarred, lonely woman

A curious little boy

One uninvited, tattooed guest

A nasty blizzard

One cabin

Two guns

A set of handcuffs

What could possibly go wrong?


Mela McKinley fled with her infant son and disappeared four years ago trying to heal the awful scars inside and out. Taking refuge in the mountains of Colorado, not one person had come near their secluded doorstep… though she was prepared for a fight.

 In the middle of a historic blizzard, little Beck points out the window to a figure approaching in the snow. After hiding Beck…and fully armed, Mela confronts Jackson Winslow and has zero reservations about shooting him, if necessary.

 Ultimately, saving him from the forces of nature, she takes the uninvited stranger prisoner in her home holding the upper hand. While cautiously tending to him, she realizes how much she has missed a man—though this scarred and tattooed man is not who he seems. Once he has invaded her thoughts in a delicious way, her guard is down and suddenly, the tables are turned and now…it’s his turn.

 What she doesn’t know is who he really is and what he brings to her doorstep.

 My Review:

Scars and Tats by Kristi Pelton is a fantastic story of pain and sorrow, strength and courage, lust and love, and yes, scars and tats.  This was my first by Kristi Pelton and what a start!  I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I had to know why things were happening the way they were and how things were going to get better. 

I needed to know what happened to Mela and Beck.  I had some questions in the beginning on why things were bad for them and I was drawn in.  I didn’t want to put this book down!  Mela showed courage and strength that I honestly didn’t know she had until she proved it.  As for Jackson, I admit that I thought he was shady in the beginning.  It was obvious that he knew more than he let on.  I had high hopes that he would really turn out to be a really good guy.  And I wasn’t let down!  There were moments that he just melted my heart!  I loved it!

What struck me the hardest was the wisdom within the pages.  Many of us look at our scars as ugly parts.  Scars serve as reminders of what we have survived, memories, or lessons we have learned.  The following is my favorite part about scars and tattoos:

“Funny how some people disapproved so much of tattoos. 

Before Jackson, I had looked down on them as well. 

But now I saw them as an artistic choice. 

Rock’s D was a scar of sorts.  A memory of Dee. 

He made his scar visible so he could wear it proudly.” ~ Mela

Scars and Tats teaches or reminds us that scars are not something to be looked down on.  To me, it’s a sign of pride.  Pride in our ability to survive.  Pride in our courage.  Pride in our strength.  Like tattoos, scars tell a story.  It’s just up to you to be honest about it and make sure that the story is one that you can be proud of because you learned a lesson.  Many know that I have tattoos almost everywhere and have stories for each of them.  I also have scars everywhere too?  They have stories just like the tattoos.  Now how I got those scars may not be something to be proud of, but I’m proud of the fact that I learned lessons from them.  Be proud of yours.

In my opinion, this isn’t “just” a novel published for entertainment.  There are lessons.  If you are someone who still sees your scars as ugly, I believe you need to read this book.  This isn’t just about scars that are on the surface.  It’s about the inner scars and how we may be able to heal them.  Thank you, Kristi Pelton, for this amazing book!

Author Bio:

 Just the fact that someone may be reading my ‘bio’ thrills me. What does one say in an author bio? Well, I LOVE to write! Sometimes characters talk to me in my head (in a non-psychotic way) and I have to get what they are saying out on paper! So, here we are!  J

 I am a part-time juvenile probation officer and full time wife…but I spend the majority of the time helping my two favorite sons (only 2) navigate through life and hopefully become the best humans they can be.

 I am a huge fan of the Kansas Jayhawks, the Oregon Ducks and the 2016 World Series Champs—the Chicago Cubs! (I have a dog named Wrigley)

 I’m terribly addicted to music—ALLLLL kinds and driving in the car with the sunroof open and radio turned up helps the creative juices flow.

 I am deliciously addicted to queso, Dr. Pepper, and cupcakes; but even with all that…I like to slowly kill my body with Crossfit.

 People ask me ‘what has been your favorite book to write’—I would have to say my original series. (I think it sold 100 copies)  J   Someday…I may have to tweak them a bit because my heart was poured into those books—but they need help!  Slick was my Amazon best seller…but every one of them mean something to me.

 In the end, I truly believe life is taken way too seriously by most…I say enjoy every moment, have an adult beverage and READ!! Cheers….

Author Links:

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kristi-Pelton/e/B00J24DC1Y/


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