Friday, February 28, 2014

Broken City Blog Tour


Cover - Broken City


TITLE – Broken City

SERIES – Broken City

AUTHOR – D.D. Chant

GENRE – Post Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Romance


LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 97,187

PUBLISHER – Self Published

COVER ARTIST – Laura Tunstall


Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.

Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her Sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems.....

So, many of you guys know that when I review a book I like to go in blind…I don’t read the excerpts of the synopsis… I read the title and proceed.  I started doing this because I felt like it would enhance my reviews by eliminating any preconceived notions and bias that I could unwittingly take into the book.  The unexpected benefit that I found for myself, is that I actually end up enjoying books more, I don’t just go on auto-pilot as I’m reading, looking for whatever plot twist or particular action I may have subconsciously developed while reading the synopsis.
Ok, with that being said… I loved this book!  I found myself getting swept along in this post societal break-down environment that author D.D. Chant created.  Rarely do I find a book that has equal strength in character and plot development.  Added to that the pace and flow of the story was so well done that “Broken City” really delivers on a well-rounded and thoroughly engaging adventure/action/romantic saga.
The main character is obviously Deeta… but what’s interesting, the remaining characters have such depth of emotion and personality, that I just can’t see myself responding with the same positivity had they not been included as well.  In a world struggling for survival for just the most basic of needs… there’s also the sense of an internal struggle in finding north again on the moral compass of humanity.  It truly makes an argument to what civility exists within the structure of standards within a conflict-free society and one where laws and any kind of peaceful foundational system is pretty much non-existent. 
When I finished reading “Broken City”, I was surprised with the impact it left me with.  Thinking of our current economic challenges that we’re facing in our world today, it’s not that much of a stretch to anyone’s imagination that the events that took place in this book could easily occur in our present day world.  And where most written stories and TV and/or movie productions with similar economic & society downfalls… D.D. Chant chose not to rely on mutants/zombies/supernatural beings to introduce conflict (don’t get me wrong, my all-time fave show is “The Walking Dead”, so the exclusion of these things is not a bad thing) instead choosing to the absolute horror of losing just about everything that people have relied on for generations and realizing the new rule of law is to keep, gather and protect what’s deemed important by any means necessary… which usually includes some form of violence.  D.D. Chant has done an exceptional job in creating a world where love and kindness can still exist due to the sheer will of human strength and compassion, but still be so fleetingly fragile.
5 Stars  ~Kathy




TITLE – Broken Truce 

SERIES – Broken City

AUTHOR – D.D. Chant

GENRE – Post Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Romance 


LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 94,403

PUBLISHER – Self Published 



Life isn’t turning out the way Deeta thought it would. With the Lewises defeated and peace between the tribes, she’d believed that the dark times were in the past.

However, troubles between the tribe continue and the Andak council has selected Tom as ambassador and chief spokesmen to the other tribes.

Deeta knows that there is still much resentment against the Andak, that Tom is in danger every time he leaves the safety of Andak city.

Struggling with her own her own complicated feelings against the tribe that she is now a part of, Deeta tries to ignore the changing attitudes growing within her.

Then Tom is betrayed and with the whole City thrown in to great danger, Deeta finds that reality can’t be ignored forever…






Hi everyone!
My name is Dee Dee, I’m twenty six and I live in a beautiful part of Devon, England with my family. I have a younger sister, Amy who is a brilliant guitar player, some chickens, duck, geese, pheasants, a cat (that adopted us when we moved in!!!) and some Koi.

Broken City is actually my second novel. My first, as my Aunt so delicately put it, was crazy. In my defence I was only sixteen when I wrote it. On the plus side I learnt a lot (or so I hope) and two years later ‘Broken City’ was finished. Due to the support I have received from readers I have just finished the next book in the Broken City series, Broken Truce!

I have another book, ‘The Promise’, which is set in Saxon England is the beginning of a series. I’ve just begun to edit the next book and I’m really looking forward to releasing it.
My third series is called The Chronicles of Discord. The first book, 'Fracture', is set in the distant future and tells the story of Astra, a young woman with a very big secret.

I have just finished the second book in the series and it’s currently awaiting editing.
I really hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

I love reading and have a kindle: I read almost anything with adventure and romance in it! I also like to cook and wear impractical high heels!!! And as you might have noticed I have a horrible addiction to exclamation marks!!!





1 eCopy of Broken City via smashwords 

1 eCopy of Broken Truce via smashwords






  1. Thank you so much for your lovely review! I really appreciate you taking part in the Broken City series blog tour.

    DeeDee Chant ;-D

  2. Thank you so much for the review & being part of the tour - Tonya