Blog Tour: Beauty in the Ashes by Micalea Smeltzer

Standalone Dark Contemporary Romance 

Some stories are a fairytale…but this isn’t one.

Caelan Gregory’s life fell apart the night he went home and opened the door to find his whole family murdered. Since then, his life has held no meaning. He’s angry. He’s bitter. He’s barely human anymore. There’s nothing left to remind him of the straight A student, and football quarterback he once was…but he wasn’t a good person then, and he’s certainly not a good person now. He’s retreated into a world where all that exists is numbness and his passion for painting.

When Sutton Hale moves into the apartment across the hall from Caelan she’s not prepared for her reaction to him. Something in his broken blue eyes calls to her—after all she’s always had an irrational need to fix everything. 

But Caelan doesn’t do relationships or feelings. He does drugs and alcohol. However, he can’t ignore his desire to get to know the raven-haired woman across the hall.

Two broken souls trying to mend one another.

But not everything can be fixed.

In the end, Caelan and Sutton will have to learn that there is beauty in the ashes.


Standalone Dark Contemporary Romance
Release date: July 15, 2014 
Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)


That night—finding them—destroyed some fundamental piece of my soul. It took away any feelings of joy and left in its wake a rotting black hole. I ruined everything I came into contact with. I was a shitty person. I did bad things and didn’t feel a smidgen of grief for it. I liked to play with things, twisting and bending them to my will. I really wanted to play with Sutton. Her fiery personality ignited something in me that I couldn’t quite pinpoint yet. She was dangerous for me and I’d do well to stay away. I feared that’d be impossible though. People like Sutton, they suck you into their orbit, centering you and becoming your gravity—even if only for a moment.
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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.