Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Learning to Live Again
Taryn Plendl
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Taking My Love

Nickie Nalley Seidler

Releasing January 2014
~ Synopsis ~ 
Evelynn Mayer has tried her hardest to move past the most crucial time in her life. Her best friend, her lover, her soul mate, Danny, left her and didn’t leave any clues as to why. One day her life was perfect, and the next it was shattered to pieces. Ev needs every distraction to make her life normal again as she fights hard to put Danny behind her.

The shock of her life sends her on a whirl wind of adventures while she’s still left with a lot of unanswered questions. Will Evelynn get the answers she’s been seeking to find? Will the love for Danny ever fade? Will she hold a tattoo to her heart in hopes that she’ll burn his memory deep inside her so she’ll never forget?

Just when she thinks her life was shattered when Danny left, it only puts a test to her ability to be strong when life throws her drastic curve balls. Her best friend Clark picks her up at every curve. He’s always been there for her since childhood and she knows she can count on him. Will their friendship withhold the longing fight of emotions? Will she fall for Clark even though her heart belongs to Danny? Mixed emotions always end with a heartache. Will her heart make the right choice; the choice only Evelynn Mayer can make.

When Life is slipping away, do you fall with it…or fight for it?

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Author of A Lucky Second Chance A Tattered Love & Taking My Love & Love Burned Deep

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Entangled Moments
 (Moments in Time #1)
Dori Lavelle
Publication date: December 31st, 2013

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

~ Synopsis ~

A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.

Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything changed.  

Then she gets a second chance.

When Carlene meets Nick, the single kiss they share awakens the desires she shoved aside for so long. Suddenly she wants more than what she believe she deserves. Will she ever see him again? And if she does, what will that mean for her?

A thing of fate.

Leaving the life she built on regret, Carlene waits for fate to intervene. But just as she begins to believe in a fresh start, she's forced to realize a horrible truth—one with the power to send her second chance crashing before it even takes off.

Nick isn't who she thought he was. She isn't the girl he believed her to be, either. Their lives were intertwined even before they met, and if Carlene tells him the truth, she’ll risk tearing them apart—for good.

** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. ** 

~ About the Author ~
Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel with a hint of suspense and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.
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Friday, November 29, 2013

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Wake Up Call
Victoria Ashley

 ~ Synopsis ~
Avery Hale had spent her whole childhood abused by her drunken, hopped-up parents. Broken from a lifetime of hate and pain she grew up realizing that trust and love just didn't exist. Not in her world at least.
After turning the age of eighteen, she packed up and moved far away determined to escape her hurtful past and start a new life. Once on her own she comes to the conclusion that the emptiness still exist. Doing what she had to to survive she found herself mixed up in exotic dancing and meaningless sexual relationships unable to feel anything, for anyone. She was sure that her life was worthless and there was nothing left for her. Or, she thought.
After meeting a beautiful stranger, jace, her life suddenly is turned upside down. Everything that she truly believed suddenly gets questioned and then she is left to figure out if there is really more to her than she could ever have imagined. Jace, having some secrets of his own puts the pain of his own past behind to do what he can to help Avery. Can the love of another broken person be enough to help Avery, or is she already too far gone?
Avery's life is pulled in many directions as she tries to find herself, and not everyone and thing is what they seem to be in this story of love, trust and opening up. Finding herself and learning to love herself might just be the hardest thing she's ever had to do.
~ Excerpt ~
"My heart stopped and suddenly it was hard to breathe. His voice always had that effect on me. It was like poison slowly running through my veins killing me bit by bit. Like a drug that I couldn't get enough of even though I was almost down to my last breath.
Jace took a step forward and grabbed my hand. He slowly trailed his fingers over my face and backed me into the wall. My heart stopped again if that was even possible. "You can't leave," he whispered. "I need you." His warm breath kissed my lips as he bit his bottom lip and placed both of his hands around my face. They were warm and soft to the touch. Too big for my fragile face, although I wanted to bury myself in them. "Breathe. There is no one here but the two of us. Breathe," he whispered.
~ Review ~
This was a quick and engaging read. This wasn't an all hearts and flowers story.  This was a story about survival, learning to love and trust yourself enough to love another. 
Avery has overcome more than anyone should have to by the age of 18.  Running from her  abusive and neglected past she is trying to start a life for herself.  But life alone, with little money to survive will make you do things you never thought you would.
I felt for Avery, no one should be abused either mentally of physically.  The emotional scars she carries are deep and  her  reluctance to put her faith in another person understandable.    But when the person who reaches out to help has had his own battle with abuse there might be a chance.  
Jace  saves Avery from an encounter on the street , but he saves her in more ways than one.   Jace appears to be a loner,  super hot and hot tempered.  But Avery brings him a sense of calm.  There is an connection almost instanteously and it brings them both a sense of belonging.
Jace was the ideal.  Super hot, protective and adoring.  He was careful not to push but wanted Avery to know that he was there for her if she would have him.
There were a few twists and turns in the story to give it just enough tension.  Avery discovers that she's a better judge of character than she gives herself credit for.   
I was happy to see that through it all Avery and Jace were able to overcome their obstacles and find love and happiness with each other. 
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~ About the Author ~ 
Victoria Ashley is an author from Rockford, IL. She wrote her first novel in 2011 after finding an app on her phone that allowed writers to upload their own work. After finding her passion in writing she then moved on to publish her first novel Wake Up Call, which has been viewed over thirteen million times and plans to continue working hard to publish more in the near future. She’s a sucker for tattooed bad boys that are just understood and would spend all day reading books about them if she had the chance. She also enjoys watching her favorite shows The Vampire Diaries, Dexter and True Blood. A Chicken and Ranch addict.
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Do You Believe? 
(A Believe Christmas Special)

    L. Chapman

~ Synopsis ~

  For Megan, the time she has long dreamed of is finally here. Come watch the power of friendship evolve and discover how significant a true family bond is. You’ll see Mark and Megan as they lead little Lucy through the joys of the holiday season. With the impending holiday just a day away, there are a lot of enjoyable family events planned. Come and relish this special day with the entire gang from the Believe Series. Get to know the characters you’ve grown to love even more, while meeting new, fresh faces at the same time. For the Believe family, will they all get the Christmas they’ve been dreaming of?

Do you believe is part of the Believe series Book 1 - Trust Book 2 - Veiled Book 3 - TBR -early 2014

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~ About the Author ~ 
 L. Chapman was born in and continues to live in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She has spent most of her life helping others at one time, a DJ for a special needs club. Blending her love of helping others and her love of children, L dreams to one day own and operate a childcare nursery that will help mainstream special needs children with others. In the rare times that L. is not working to help others or maniacally writing, she enjoys making a mess of things while creating beautifully detailed greeting cards. She spends time relaxing with family, friends, and good books. L. loves to travel and has been to many places in the United Kingdom; her favorite places all involve the ocean. She hopes to one day share a kiss with her happily-ever-after in the romantic shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Should she ever get over her fear of flying, those kisses may be shared in the shadows of the Egyptian Pyramids. Ever the fussy eater, L. has never once tasted peanut butter, and she despises coffee. If you should feel the need to bribe her, it is suggested that you bring chocolate, as that is one of her known weaknesses.

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Destructive Silence

L.U. Ann 

~ Synopsis ~

If you never speak of the past, can it be erased?  
Lacey Edwards has a past. 
A past which changed her life forever. 
A past she is desperate to forget.
 Lacey is quiet and reserved compared to her best friend Becca Fox. They became instant friends when Lacey moved to Maryland nine years ago. Becca helped pull Lacey out of her internal shell to experience life. By high school, Lacey was active in the club scene and would occasionally have to drag Becca with her. One night, Lacey realized she might be able to run from her past with the help of Becca and one steamy Caine Rogers.
Lacey didn't know, until it was too late, how feelings, honesty, heartbreak and life altering events can change a person. Lacey has Becca’s support but will that be enough?
Will Lacey sacrifice her own happiness to do what is expected?

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~ About the Author ~
L U Ann lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. She spends her day writing, attempting to tackle domestic needs around the house or hiding them from her husband. She tends to her loving four-legged friends who become much too whiny when mom locks herself in the office. Most times this results in her having to do more domestic work cleaning after their deviant behavior.
At night you’ll find her begging the kids to go to bed so she can catch up on the latest book before her sister can and then rub it in her face when she finishes it first. Yes, L U Ann is an avid reader who escapes her chaotic but wonderful home to the feisty depths of romance land in search of her newest book boyfriend. Shh, don’t tell her husband!
Destructive Silence is her debut novel. It is one of three books in The Destructive Series. Each book will hit its reader with lots of angst hoping for a happily ever after.
She is currently working on Destructive Choices, book two in the series.

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Tainted Desire
(The Desire Series)
 Wendi Hulsey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 2013

~ Synopsis ~
Kylie Jenkins has lived the past few years fearing for her life. She knows she must do whatever it takes toescape her current situation. With each assault, the injuries she sustains are more severe. She calls upon her childhood friends to help her escape, however it means moving away from everything she loves. Without knowing if she will ever see her family or friends again, she takes off in hopes of a new beginning. Her entire world is turned upside down until she is reunited with her childhood love and things start to look up.
Cameron is the type of man she wants to spend her life with, he is fun, sensitive, considerate, and sexy.

Unfortunately, for Kylie, her dangerous past seems to be sneaking up on her. Strange things start happening to her, making her feel apprehensive and afraid. Her friends assure her that she is safe, but they start to think Kylie might be a bit paranoid. Will Kylie finally have her storybook romance? Or will her love and desire for Cameron be tainted from the start?

~ About the Author ~
My name is Wendi Hulsey. I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee. After several vacations to the sunshine state, my husband and I fell in love with the warm weather and decided to have a house built in Florida. I miss my family and friends up north;however, I will never regret not having to shovel snow again. I have been a registered nurse for about ten years. I currently work on a medical/surgical unit, preferring to work the night shift.

My husband and I have been married for sixteen years, and I appreciate his support during this endeavor. I have one son who is a hard working grown man now living on his own. He has blessed me with the most precious grandson and a wonderful future daughter in law. My daughter is a beautiful and smart teenager who excels at just about anything she tries. She enjoys playing soccer and we have spent numerous hours on various soccer fields. I am blessed to have my mother, a retired cook, living with me and she is a great help with cooking, cleaning, and chauffeuring the teenager. Other members of our family include; one dog, one cat, two turtles and several fish.

My love for reading began at the age of twelve on a stormy day. With nothing to do I was bugging my mother, she said, “Go read a book.” I have never stopped. As a teenager, I preferred horror books, mainly Stephen King. As I age, my reading tastes change and I currently read mysteries, romance, or erotica. It has always been my dream to write a book. Although writing is a hobby for me, I hope to produce a book to the best of my abilities and hope you have enjoyed what you read. Thank you for your support.

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Shards of My Heart
Nicole Andrews Moore 
 ~ Synopsis ~
When I took the vows for better or worse, I meant them. Then I started to wonder if there was a limit as to how much worse I was supposed to endure. Am I supposed to stay if worse means that me and my daughter are in danger? What if the worse was because of a mental illness? When is enough simply too much?

This is a different kind of love story. Read Nina’s journals for a tale of hope, strength of spirit, and unconditional love.

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~Excerpt ~
Though I had never done this before, it was clear what needed to be done.  Clicking on the camera icon, I started to snap pictures of the damage as I made my way to the bedroom to pack. There was even a photo of the crib tipped over before he came out of the bathroom and righted it.
Shane: Why are you still here?  Leave.  Get. Out.  Right. Now.
Walking to my closet, I pulled out two suitcases, one at a time.  I hadn’t set Kylie down for the last hour.  She was starting to feel heavy, but I ignored the pain.  I needed her safe and at the moment, that safety was only guaranteed in my arms.  Shane was too erratic.  This…was not the man I had married.  This…was not the man I dated and fell in love with.  That Shane, I never wanted to live without.  This man was a stranger and I had no trouble leaving him.
When he saw the second suitcase come out, he stiffened.  Opening Kylie’s drawers, I started loading her belongings into the waiting bag.  It wouldn’t take but a moment to get her clothes together; it was the medical supplies that would be so time consuming.
Shane: You aren’t taking my daughter.
me: Well, I’m not leaving her with you.
Shane: She’s my only child.
me: You can’t take care of her.  You can’t even take care of yourself right now.
Shane: Just how do you expect to take care of her?
It wouldn’t end.  As long as I kept responding, he would continue arguing with me.  I had no energy for that.  There were too many other concerns at the moment.
Shane: If you want to take her, you have to call the police.
Pausing, I waited for him to talk sense.  It wasn’t happening.  Finally, I caved and spoke.  There was an unspoken rule about involving the police.  I knew it.  He had made it.  Calling the police raised everything to the next level.  These things were handled in house, behind closed doors, even if many of those doors had holes.

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~About the Author ~
Nicole has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for the past twelve years and now...she lives in secrecy in another state.
  Her journey of elf-discovery and recovery has barely begun and she faces it with her head held high, her shoulders back, a smile on her face, and hope in her heart. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. 

For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Three down! (Eleven to go?)

In May, Nicki started the blog Stories and Swag to promote authors. Several months later, she started Stories and Swag Tours, a blog tour company offering cover reveals, release blitzes, release parties on Facebook, and blog tours. In addition, she started Dominatrix Publishing, a boutique publishing company, to help other authors achieve publishing success.

Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. In addition, she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers. 

Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords in ebook, paperback, and even some audiobooks.

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