~ Book Tour: Hydraulic Level Five by Sarah Latchaw ~


Welcome to our stop on Hydraulic Level Five blog tour for Sarah Latchaw.  This tour is hosted by Literati Author Services and its tour schedule can be found HERE.

Hydraulic Level Five
Title: Hyrdaulic Level Five
Author: Sarah Latchaw
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Pages: 225
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Format: e-book
Source: Review/ ARC from Publisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance

How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…

Kaye is an extreme sports addict with a kind heart and an axe to grind with her childhood sweetheart and ex-husband, renowned writer Samuel Caulfield Cabral. While Samuel enjoys a celebrity life in New York, Kaye remains in their hometown of Lyons, Colorado, running her PR agency and chatting daily with Samuel's family, the beloved Cabrals—first-generation Mexican-Americans who have embraced Kaye as their own.

But when Samuel returns home for his sister's wedding with a new love interest, stunning editor Caroline Ortega, the gloves are stripped off. Kaye is determined to unearth the reasons behind the death of their marriage and why two people who lived to love each other were driven apart, all leading to startling revelations about Samuel, about life...and about herself.
I can't even begin to put into words the emotions I went through while reading Hydraulic Level Five. You go through so many emotions that once you get to the last page, you feel emotionally drained in the best possible way. When an author can make you go through all of that with her debut novel, you know that said author will automatically become an auto buy author. 

Kaye and Samuel were inseparable as children. Best friends turned into something more and before long, they were getting married. On the outside, everything seemed perfect, but before long, Samuel started cracking. He has secrets that even Kaye doesn't know about. One day out of the blue Samuel decides he wants out. He asks Kaye for a divorce and leaves for New York to find himself. Kaye if left heartbroken and is desperate to pick up the pieces Samuel has left behind. She decides to throw herself into extreme sports just so she can feel something again. Seven years have passed and Danita Samuel's sister is getting married. Not only does Samuel come home, he also brings Caroline Ortega, his new girlfriend as his date. Kaye starts to question everything and is determined to find out where everything went wrong? How can two people who were once everything to one another not even stand to be in the same room? Secrets start to unravel about what once was her marriage and where they both stand today.

One of the reasons Hydraulic Level Five is unique in its own way, is because you make an intimidate connection with these incredible characters from the very start. Latchaw's writing is well beyond anything I have read this year. You feel the heartache each of the characters have gone through, the anger they still deal with, exoneration and the hope these characters desperately seek. I found myself tearing through this book just trying to get more of Kaye and Samuel's story. You go through this world wind journey fighting right alongside Kaye trying to figure out where everything went wrong, while staying in the shadows of Samuel's demons. Hydraulic Level Five is a touching story that will have your heart jumping out of your chest with characters that will take your breath away.

~ About the Author ~

Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads, weathered farm faces, and combine harvesters powering through cornfields. She also loves to explore the world, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States to coastal cities and national monuments. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures to Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Slovakia, Germany, and other European countries. Each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her childhood photo albums. In 2002, Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, she realized a corporate marketing career wasn’t for her. With the unfailing support of her loving husband, she chose to pursue a career in freelance and creative writing, and received her MA from Iowa State University in 2009. These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her small children, show them the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She also enjoys her piano, volunteering in her community, and reading anything with a cohesive plot. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa.

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~ Giveaway ~

Tour-Wide Giveaway  (US Residents ONLY)
$25 Omnific gift card, Five (5) signed, paperback copies of Hydraulic Level Five, Ten (10) eco-friendly Duck Duck Farms totes containing signed books, music, and other Colorado-centric items.


  1. Thank you so much for all of your support ladies, seriously! I appreciate the review, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the read. Please let me know if I can do any follow-up for you, such as an interview or insights into the book :) Sarah

  2. P.S.--my son loves the owl on your site, and was upset when I navigated away from the page. So I returned to let him see it again. He says "hi owl" ;)


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