Blog Tour, ARC Review & Giveaway: Return To Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie #2) by Debra Anastasia

Return To PoughkeepsieBeckett Taylor is a murderer. His calling, his craft are destruction and intimidation—whether he wants it that way now or not. He left Poughkeepsie to keep his brothers safe, to keep Eve safe. Set up with happy lives to live, they’re better off without him, right?

But all his willpower crumbles when he hears his brother Blake’s frantic voice on the phone. An unknown enemy has moved in on his old territory, and Livia’s been taken. In an instant, Beckett knows it will take an attack only he and Eve can execute to bring her back. All his self-imposed embargoes are torn to shreds, perhaps along with the new man he’s struggled to become.

“Brother, call Eve. I’ll be there soon.” 

In this emotional and action-packed sequel to Poughkeepsie, Debra Anastasia conjures a tale of love at its most raw and ragged. With Beckett and Eve, how could we expect anything less? But even when it’s messy, not magical, true love perseveres. Real love finds a way—for better or for worse until death does part.


Title: Return To Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie #2)
Author: Debra Anastasia
Release Date: December 30, 2013
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4 star review!

**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

It’s exciting to welcome back the three most loved brothers in our lives. It can be said that Beckett, Blake and Cole have been dearly missed. After reading Poughkeepsie, I was completely in love with Beckett Taylor even though he was still a slight mystery. He’s a serious bad boy and is definitely a character that is hard to forget. I was excited to read his story after falling in love with Livia & Blake and it was thrilling to live through his eyes. He is determined to be “better” than what he is. Whatever happened to the saying; don’t lose who you are? Beckett is on a journey to discover whether his life is everything that he can aspire to be.

I envisioned an entirely different story to the one that was presented in Return to Poughkeepsie, though I was not disappointed with the complete awesomeness that comes with Beckett and Eve. I love the way that Beckett tells it like it is. There isn’t a time where I’m not internally laughing at his crazy one-liners. Eve completely blew me away throughout the novel. Who doesn’t want to be a bad ass like Eve?

I wasn’t sure if I liked the new characters in the novel. Considering that the ones I didn’t like are the “bad guys”, I guess it is acceptable to not warm up to them. They just didn’t hold my attention like the main characters did throughout Poughkeepsie. I am excited for the fact that there will be a third novel in the series. I need more Beckett Taylor in my life!

I would recommend this to fans of Poughkeepsie, as well as those readers who aren’t afraid to read something that is a little hardcore, but so worth it!


About the Author:

Debra Anastasia is busy, just like every other mom. There’s dinner, the dogs, the two kids, the two kids, and her ongoing battle with…ahem… digestive issues, which combined with her adolescent boy sense of humor makes for colorful and sometimes cringe-worthy social media updates. Her first love and crowning achievement is her thriving career as the weirdest mom on the block.

Her writing started a decent handful of years ago when–along with the animals and humans in her house–the voices of characters started whispering stories in Debra’s ear. Insomnia was the gateway to plots that wouldn’t give up, wouldn’t let go. Now they stalk her everywhere. Halfway through making lunches, a twist takes hold and–fingers full of peanut butter–she finds somewhere, anywhere to write it down.

She’s eternally grateful to Omnific Publishing, which has now published four of her books: two in the Seraphim Series and two in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, as well as her novella, Late Night with Andres. That one is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) She also very much appreciates her open-minded readers, who embrace everything she has to offer, with a focus on anti-heroes and bathroom humor.

Debra lives in Maryland with her family. You can find her at and on Twitter. But be prepared.



Signed print set of The Poughkeepsie Series
10 x white gold bracelets with Poughkeepsie inspired charms
10 x Livia’s paper rose wedding bouquets
10 x signed Poughkeepsie train schedules
10 x cardboard piano key chains
eBook copies of The Poughkeepsie series

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– Emily-Jane.


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