June 17, 2015

The Song of David by Amy Harmon ~ RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW

The Song of David
By: Amy Harmon
Available: June 15, 2015
Cover by: Hang Le


She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isn’t something you can see. It’s something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is played.

I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood. 

For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw?

If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.

**This is David ‘Tag’ Taggert's book, a supporting character introduced in The Law of Moses. This is a stand-alone story.

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Review By: Kim

**Spoiler Alert**

Amy Harmon is a new to me author. And I am so glad I found 


I usually read the fun, lighthearted stuff and I guess I thought 

that this book would be that. But good-grief was I ever wrong. 

The Song of David is a trip that will make you laugh and 

smile and cry all within the span of the covers of this book.

If you're into lighthearted reading, be warned.

Moses is an artist who has a tether to the other-world. He 

sees ghosts, he can hear or maybe I should say-see messages 

in pictures from lost loved ones. And he's David Taggert's 

best friend.

David (Tag) Taggert is a fighter, business man and a 

recovering alcoholic. He also owns a bar that has a secret in 

the back. He has things he loves in this world, people who 

mean more to him than his life. But when he's given a 

mountain to climb, David runs. He disappears without a 

word to anyone.

Amelie (Millie) is blind, but she doesn't live her life like she 

is. Amelie fights for what she wants, she takes care of those 

she loves. Oh, and she likes to dance on a pole too. 

Henry is Millie's little brother and he's charming, and sweet 

and has his very own way of communicating that will have 

you smiling and struggling along with the characters, in this 

book, to understand just what this very wise young man is 

trying to say.

"For the first time, in a long time. I was glad to be alive."

This book is full of awesome lines like this one.

Henry will steal your heart and make you cry big tears as he 

tries to let Tag know how he feels as he gives the 'never give 

up', speech to Tag.

This book is a poignant glimpse into the life of a man who's 

been fighting his whole life. And when he's finally given 

something that he didn't even know he needed; will he have 

the strength to keep fighting, keep holding tight?

Read this book. I promise it'll be worth it.

Review By: Ashley

Stunning.  Absolutely beautiful.  A story of fighting.  Fighting in the cage.  Fighting for what you want.  Fighting for the ones you love.  Fighting for your life...

Amy Harmon's words never cease to make me laugh out loud, ugly cry, hug my e-reader, and everything in between.  Tag and Millie's story will take your breath away.  But their story is told in a VERY different way, one I never expected before opening the book.

This story is told from Moses's point of view, and from Tag's (David's).  When I first opened the book and saw it was Moses's words on the page, I was a little confused.  But the further I got into the story, more I discovered that Moses's point of view was absolutely essential to the telling.

And although I love Millie, and her lovely, strong personality, and I already loved Tag from Moses's story, it was Henry, Millie's younger brother, who affected me the most.  Sitting here writing about him, tears have literally started falling down my cheeks again.  Henry stole my heart, and I'm secretly hoping that Amy Harmon's next book will be his story.  Because for some reason, I feel like it needs to be told.

Although this can 100% be read as a standalone, I recommend reading THE LAW OF MOSES first, because not only is Moses's story going to be spoiled for you in THE SONG OF DAVID, his story is important, and heartbreaking, and beautiful as well.

Review By: Heather

Freaking Amy Harmon! You did it again! You gutted me. You wrecked me. You put me together just to rip me apart and I love you for it!
In typical Amy fashion The Song of David is an emotional read that makes you dig deep into your soul with the questions it raises. It has you think and reevaluate what is important.
The Song of David follows the beautiful love story of Mille and Tag and what a story. I laughed, I cried, I almost threw my kindle, I swooned and cried some more. 
This book is so unique and filled with so many emotions it's unreal. This book is told is Moses POV and Tag's POV but not in the conventional way. We get Millie from Moses's POV and man is that boy perceptive lol
I cannot giveaway any details other that the fact that Tag and Millie are a top book couple for me. The honesty, the vulnerability and the pure unconditional love between them is like nothing I ever read before.
I'm still in a book haze when I finished days ago.

Review By: Tatia

I've never listened to an audiobook before. I've just never had the urge or want to listen to one when I can just read the book myself. I know you're wondering why I'm talking about audiobooks, and here's why. It's because for the first time ever, I have this need to listen to a book. I have this need to experience it the way some of the characters in this book experience life, by listening and absorbing every sound.

I knew I would love Tag's story when I met him in The Law of Moses, I just didn't understand what that would intel. I didn't know that we were going to get his story dissected piece by piece. It's a love story, the most precious one I think I've ever encountered. I found myself having to literally catch my breath because Tag and Millie's story is just that beautiful, it takes your breath away. They're both strong, they're both fighters, just in very different ways. They take care of people like it's their life's mission, but who takes care of them? If their life and their love is a song, it's one that I want to listen to on repeat.

I was torn apart by this book, but not like The Law of Moses. I didn't shed a single tear, not until the very last page was turned and the book was set down. Then I was wrecked with a sob that tore through me. It hit me so hard that the only thing I was capable of doing was sitting and reflecting. This story is like a flower blooming, you sit and watch as the petals slowly open, one by one, until eventually you have this beautiful masterpiece sitting in front of you. It's a flower that you hope never dies, but lives on forever.

About Amy:

Amy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written seven novels - the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, Infinity + One and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest release, The Law of Moses, is now available. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com

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