Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cover Reveal for Finding Joy by Jenni Moen

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Finding Joy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 103,400
Release date: December 13, 2013
Cover: Beth Windel and Jenni Moen
Summary from Goodreads:
Love is patient. It can happen when you least expect it, where you least expect it, with whom you least expect it.
Love is kind.
But love may not grow out of kindness. It can happen with the person who hates you most because love knows no bounds.And it keeps no record of wrongs. Love doesn’t hold a grudge. Love forgives. Love forgets. But when the healing of your heart breaks the hearts of the ones you love …. it may seem impossible to Find Joy.
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About the Author:
jenniJenni Moen lives in her hometown in Oklahoma with her husband and three crazy, exuberant kids that have the potential to burn the house down at any moment.When she’s not chauffeuring kids around town, performing her mom duties as a short order cook and maid, or vacuuming for her fastidious husband, she hammers away at her keyboard at her big girl job as a patent attorney. While vodka and exercise have provided some relief from the daily grind, it is reading … and now writing … that are her true escapes.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Blog Tour Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane

Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane



Synopsis:


Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.

Review:

First off, grab your tissues when you start this book...you will be hooked by the first few pages. There's so much I want to say about this book, but I don't want to give too much away, so this may be short and sweet.  I will say I saw this book going in a completely different direction than it ended up. This is a beautiful, heart wrenching romance but with an unconventional twist to it. Searching for Tomorrow is about a widowed wife of a solider, which makes her a single mom to some pretty amazing little girls, and a sister to a twin brother that is trying to keep her world together. 

Wrynn and Tripp have been together for years, starting out as friends and eventually allowing their love to blossom into the "happily-ever-after" kind of love. But that happily-ever-after never comes.  She's left to raise their girls alone, deal with her mother-in-law (WICKED woman) alone, and try to drudge through her so-called life...alone. Knowing from the very beginning she was a widow, and this was a love story, I wondered how Katie was going to share their story. I LOVED the way she did. We were given different POVs, but from the past. Wrynn told us of her love story through her memories, memories that were hauntingly beautiful. Reading through this story I "felt" every emotion Katie wrote, I could "see" the landscapes that she described and I shed the tears that fell from the raw words that were written. Yes, I cried, and my husband looked over at me and said, "Why would you read a book that makes you cry?" Sigh...it's not like I KNEW I was going to cry. And honestly, even if I did know, I probably would have just grabbed my Kindle and the box of damn tissue and went to town.

Being a military (retired) wife myself, I was confronted with many questions of my own. What if that happened to me? How could I go on living each day raising our boys without my husband? I know women (and men) around the world pick up their shattered pieces after something so devastating and move on, because they have to, I just can't even imagine the pain that they go through in that process. 

Searching for Tomorrow gives us a glimpse of what that life is like. I can't recommend this book enough. It's a tale of hope, ever-lasting love, and the promise that tomorrow will come. That's really all I'm gonna say. I don't want to spoil anything because there is a HUGE twist towards the end, and luckily I hadn't been informed as to what it was...BLOWN AWAY!!!

Bravo Katie, your story was absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story.

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Author Bio & Links


If you are reading this, I think you should know that "About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."



Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!







Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cover Reveal: Come to Me Softly by A.L. Jackson

COME TO ME SOFTLY by A.L. Jackson has a cover and I am honored to be able to share it with you today! Isn't it gorgeous! Read all about Book 2 in the Closer to You Series coming SUMMER 2014!!
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Title: Come To Me Softly (The Closer to You Series, Book 2)
Author: A.L. Jackson
Expected Release Date: Summer 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
  SYNOPSIS
From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Quietly comes
a scorching new adult romance in the Closer to You series.
 
A second chance at life…
A second chance at love…
  Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed? To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.   EXCERPT
I gasped when strong. arms wrapped around me from behind. Then I melted when he buried his face in my neck. Jared spun me around and pressed me up against the cool metal of my car door. His hands were on my face, in my hair, slipping down my sides before he brought them back up to force me to look at him. “Thank you.” Desperation poured from him, his hold increasing as he stared down at the shock I felt lining my face. “Thank you for fucking believing in me, Aly. For getting me.” Fear lashed across his face. Or maybe it was remorse. He swallowed hard, his voice hardened with strain. “I’m scared to think of where I’d be right now without you.” That fear that had flashed on his face coiled in my stomach. Because I didn’t know where he’d been. Had no idea where the last three months had taken him. How far. How low. I wasn’t sure I wanted to know. “You’re here with me now.” I had to believe that was all that mattered. He grimaced. Gripping my face, he leaned down and kissed me, hard and demanding. There was no soft affection, none of the playfulness from upstairs. This was a seal. A branding. He jerked back. A storm raged in the blue of his eyes. “Don’t think I can’t see all those questions burning in your mind, Aly. And I may not have all the answers right now, but we are going to figure this out. Do you understand me? I promise you that.” And I saw it all there, the torment that plagued Jared, this beautiful man who had lost his way, the one desperate to find his way home.
 
Join us for the COME TO ME SOFTY Cover Reveal Party happening all day today! A.L. will be hanging out talking books, boys, and giving away a ton of special prizes from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm MST! Join the Party HERE!!
  ABOUT THE AUTHOR AL Jackson2A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, and If Forever Comes. She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Look for Come to Me Quietly and Come to Me Softly coming soon.


GIVEAWAY And don’t miss the COME TO ME SOFTLY Cover Reveal Giveaway. Prizes include an A.L. Jackson Ultimate Signed Paperback Collection, signed COME TO ME QUIETLY paperbacks, treats from Sweets by Steph, and prize packs from Molly McAdams, Gail McHugh, Raine Miller, Gretchen de la O, Kim Karr, and Madeline Sheehan! Come to Me Softly Giveaway picture a Rafflecopter giveaway
Book 1 - Come to Me Quietly releasing January 7, 2014
Come to ME Quietly
Synopsis Aleena Moore is content with her life. She has goals and dreams and an easy smile. She also has a secret she holds locked inside. Jared Holt believes he doesn’t deserve to love or be loved. He destroys everything he touches. Haunted by the mistake that shattered his life, he’s fled from the memory of that pain. Jared doesn’t know why he’s compelled to return, but finds himself drawn back to the place where it all began. The exact place where it ended. When he runs into his childhood best friend, Aleena’s older brother Christopher, he agrees to share Christopher and Aleena’s apartment while he looks for a place of his own. Aleena is no longer the little girl Jared remembers from his past and evokes feelings in him he never wanted to feel again. Terrified of destroying her, he fights to keep her away. But her touch is something he can’t resist—the touch that sealed his fate. Their pasts are intertwined and their futures uncertain. The only truths they know are the secrets they whisper in the night. || Amazon Paperback || Amazon Kindle || Barnes & Noble Paperback || Barnes & Noble Nook ||

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blog Tour Promo: Nightmares From Within by Jessica Prince






Title: Nightmares from Within



Author: Jessica Prince


Genre: Romantic Thriller

Release Date:  August 2013

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18232527-nightmares-from-within?ac=1

 





Synopsis:

I can see how a person is going to die.

I don't know when and I don't always know who but it's a curse I've had since childhood.

There are people who call what I see a gift but I disagree. After years of trying to ignore the visions that haunt me I'm being told I have to embrace this "gift".

If I refuse the punishment will be catastrophic.

Embracing the nightmares within my own mind is the only way I can save myself... and HIM.

The only man I've ever let close. The only man I've ever loved. Can I let go of the fear I've carried around my whole life in order to save him? I just don't know.


Teaser:



There was something about Taylor that pulled me to her, and it wasn't just her beauty. It was her eyes that drew me in the most.


Despite how gorgeous they were, there was a sadness behind them that shouldn't have been there.

Her eyes held so much sorrow, and I felt compelled to make it better. I hardly knew her but I was already certain... given the chance, I'd do everything in my power to take that pain away.

 

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About the Author:

I'm a wife, mother, wino, coffee addict and avid a lover of all types of books, but romances are my main favs. My husband likes to say reading is my obsession but I just say it's my passion... there's a difference. 

I've been writing since I was a little kid and I finally decided to take the leap and actually publish when Picking up the Pieces came to me. Now that I've been bitten by the writing bug I just can't seem to stop. 



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