Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: A Blue Tale by Sarah Dosher



A Blue Tale by Sarah Dosher



Synopsis:


The rock legend’s daughter…

Eli Blue Savage doesn’t trust musicians, especially those that idolize her dad.  Her heart’s been broken by everyone she’s ever loved. Fairytale dreams and the music she locks inside her heart are all that keep her alive.



The musician with a dark past…

Deacon Chastain plays a blue guitar to match his rock idol, the man that saved him from a path of destruction.  His life revolves around music; it’s the only thing that saves him from the darkness.



Hearts beat to the same rhythm…

Broken and scarred by their pasts, can they find a way to heal and move forward?  No matter the adversity, even the hardest of hearts can be softened by love – music is easy; life is hard. 

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About the Author:




Sarah Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl).
She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for reading inspired her to write her first novel, Haven from the Storm. The prequel, Before the Storm, was published in August 2013 and the final in the series, Sanctuary from the Darkness, is set to publish early 2014. Dosher's first contemporary romance titled A Blue Tale will be released December 2013.
 


Charles Sheehan-Miles Falling Stars Release Celebration and Giveaway


Steph’s Sweet Reads is celebrating the release of Charles Sheehan-Miles newest novella, Falling Stars. Falling Stars (Thompson Sisters) is a novella that follows book one, A Song for Julia, of The Thompson Sisters series. Make sure you also check out the generous giveaway Charles is doing to celebrate the release. You could win the COMPLETE Thompson Sisters set in signed paperback!


FALLING STARS

Thompson Sisters #1.5
Charles Sheehan-Miles

Contemporary New Adult


Crank Wilson and Julia Thompson love each other madly. But after Crank’s huge mistake during the summer, on the road with Crank’s rock band Morbid Obesity, they aren’t getting along.



Sean Wilson and Carrie Thompson are the seventeen year old younger siblings of Julia and Crank. Carrie is on her way to New York to start college at Columbia University and Sean is on his way home to Boston. For the next five days, they’re stuck in a car. Along the way, they’ll contend with screaming matches, giant spiders and a 240-pound pissed off Marine.



And the whole way, Crank will be faced with one question. After he screwed up so badly, is there any way he can win Julia back.
 


The Thompson Sisters is a series of novels centering around the six daughters of Ambassador Richard Thompson and his wife Adelina.



GIVEAWAY!!!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Blog Tour stop Running in Place by L.B. Simmons -

I have been waiting to scream to the world what an AMAZING story this is for a while now! As soon as I was introduced to Tatum and Noah's story I fell in love. Tatum had me the moment she stood up on the bar and started to dance...Noah, well he had my heart the minute he started writing his lyrics. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Running in Place (Mending Hearts).

Synopsis:

****NA Contemporary Romance, can be read as a stand alone. Due to theme of Child Abuse, Explicit Language, Mild Violence, and Sexual Situations - Recommend Readers 18+******


Tatum O’Connell:

Some call me a party girl. People see me as happy, full of life, with absolutely no cares in the world. They see what I want them to see. But no one knows me - really knows me. Not even Noah Reese. Mr. Perfect is always watching me, most likely judging every single imperfect thing I do. But, if Noah wants to keep an eye on me, that’s just fine. I definitely don’t mind. I just hope he doesn’t have any plans to save me from my new-found life of self-destruction because in order to save me, he will have to see me…
And I’m never going to let that happen.

Noah Reese:
Perfect. That’s me. That’s the only acceptable way to be, according to my father. Perfect grades. Perfect manners. Perfect athlete. Perfect SAT scores. Perfect college. And recently, I was accepted into the perfect med school. My future has already been mapped out for me and there’s nothing that can change that. Not even Tatum O’Connell. That girl is out of control, yet for some reason, I can’t seem to keep my distance from her. I watch her closely, hoping that one day she’ll let me in, but watching her lead her life down the dangerous path she’s on right now isn’t easy…
I have a feeling I’m about to find myself swept away by the hurricane that is Tatum O’Connell.

“Two fleeting souls,
Unknowingly tethered.
Too slowly drawn,
Impatient fate calls.
The jolting collide intertwines their lives
And splinters their walls.”
“Catalyst” – Noah Reese
Review:


This book spoke to my heart in more ways than one. I'm not gonna get too heavy on you, but I will say, I found myself looking at my own life situations with a certain family member and re-evaluating how to move on and forward. So for that L.B., I have to say thank you for opening that part of my broken heart to allow healing of my own.

Running in Place is the perfect book.  It has angst, second chances, courage, romance, unconditional love and healing of the deepest, darkest secrets a person could carry. Tatum as been dealt a pretty shitty hand in life, a past with a mother that was abusive and beyond hateful and a brother that left her to deal with it all on her own.  She has been cranking the wheel of self destruction her whole life, no hope, no love and no confidence. What is it gonna take for her to stop this pattern and grow up? Be somebody. Love somebody. First item on the list, learn to love herself.

Noah seems to have his perfect life in order, a bright future ahead at Harvard to follow in his father's footsteps. He knows what is expected of him. He's focused. He's motivated. No time for a life, for love, for his music...for her. But deep down, he is sick and tired of living for someone else. For their plan. He has his own dreams, his own desires, his own wants...needs.

Will he be strong enough to finally say "Screw you, I'm doing what I want with my life." Will Tatum learn to deal with her demons in a conducive way, letting go of her shattered past and live the life she deserves?


In true Tatum style, her recent temper tantrum lands her doing double time to pay off the damages. (He deserved it...but we have to stay responsible...dammit!) Trace, her nonexistent brother, makes her work off the debts by painting and getting the duplexes move-in ready.  When she walks in, she is met with a beautiful pair of eyes, his eyes. Noah. Now, what's pretty hilarious about this pair...they are the same. Both broken from their pasts, judging one another with the same broken hearts, and both struggling to NOT fall in love with each other. Fate can be a bitch sometimes...  While they are forced to work in the same small place, they begin to unravel each other; good, bad or indifferent. With each passing day, they chip away at the shell of their lives and slowly fill their hardened hearts with new hope and desire. Noah becomes her protector, Tatum becomes his rock. Together they help one another see who they want to be, inside and out. In the end, will they win out over their pasts and predestined futures?

I could go on and on and on and on about this book. I don't want to give too much away and I would much rather you to read it for yourselves. To experience the beautiful words, to hear the anguish in their voices, to feel the brokenness of their souls and to watch as they find out who they are supposed to be for themselves, not for someone else.

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 (yes....that's TEN stars!)
 
If you haven't already, PLEASE check out Running on Empty (Mending Hearts #1) and Recovery.



L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.

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