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Hurt by Lydia Michaels - Book Tour + Giveaway

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HURT (The Hurt Series 1)

Can be read as stand alone.
WARNING: HURT is a Dark Romantic Thriller and contains multiple scenes of violence. It is not intended for sensitive audiences or readers under the age of eighteen.


Award Winning Author, Lydia Michaels, enters the world of DARK ROMANCE with an unforgettably suspenseful psychological thriller!

Callan MacGregor might speak with the eloquence of a Scottish poet, but a hard life has turned him into a merciless killer. With a first-hand account of hell, he trusts nothing and no one but the hollow hurt tortured into his bones. Sacrificing all, he must escape Scotland to survive.
Emery Tanner is captivated—to the point of obsession—by the stunning Scotsman tending bar at the Imperial Hotel. With as many dark secrets as he has scars, she hungers to know every exquisite inch of him, but her shy nature leaves her tongue-tied. Despite her sense that innate kindness rests beneath his savage surface, Callan MacGregor is a man to approach with caution—if not fear.
When tragedy strikes and Emery’s world is shattered, she learns just how ruthless Callan can be. Violence has shaped his soul and love has always led to loss in both their broken lives. But as secrets are exposed, they find truth within the hurt and awaken a desire to become whole once more.

Series Details

Title: HURT
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller | Dark Romantic Thriller | Suspense
Tag Line: #ItsGoingToHURT | #Hurt
Series: The Hurt Series | Hurt (1)
Pages in Print: 518
Edition: 1st
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9995236-2-9
Print ISBN: 978-0-9995236-3-6
Available: through all major retailers in print & eBook


Giveaway runs May 21 – June 4

Buy Links


“Hurt is a masterpiece. Easily one of the best books I’ve ever read. I will never forget it.”
—New York Times Bestselling Author Pam Godwin
“A Home Run!”
—Author Michelle Windsor
“Raw and Beautiful! Hypnotic and Haunting! Hurt will absolutely WOW you!”
—Blushing Babes Are Up All Night
“A Masterpiece!”
—Author Haylee Thorne
“This is Lydia’s first dark romantic thriller
and I pray it will not be her last!”

—AJ’s Book re-Marks
“You haven’t read dark like this. To find such tenderness amongst all of the filth lies and horrors set Lydia’s writing apart from the rest.”
Author Andrea Bills
“Devastatingly beautiful story!”
–Author D.D. Lorenzo

The Hurt Play List

Readers can enjoy Lydia Michaels’s book soundtracks by following her on Spotify here:  
Sound of Silence by Disturbed
Possession by Sarah McLachlan
Stay by Rhianna
Enter Sandman by Metallica
Uninvited by Alanis Morrisette
Quiet by MILCK
Bruises by Lewis Capaldi
Personal Jesus by Marilyn Manson
Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
I Know You Care by Ellie Goulding
Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy
Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Ray
Nothing Compares 2 U by Chris Cornell
Rise Up by Andra Day
Love Reign O’er Me by The Who
May It Be by Enya
Shape of my Heart by Sting

Author Social Links

Twitter: @Lydia_Michaels  |
Lydia Michaels Website

Author Info

About Lydia Michaels

Lydia Michaels is the award winning author of over 35 romance novels. She is an iBooks Bestsellers and her work has been featured in USA Today. She is the two-time winner of the Author of the Year Award from Happenings Media [2018 & 2019]. In 2015 she won The Best Author Award from The Courier Times. She is a five time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award. Her books are intellectual, emotional, haunting, always centered around love. 
Lydia Michaels loves to hear from readers! She can be contacted by email at

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