Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The last leg

We left Albuquerque this morning to begin the last leg of our journey to our new home.  Technically, we won't be in our apartment until tomorrow, so it's one more night in a hotel room.  We're looking forward to getting into our new apartment, but since we don't really know when exactly our stuff is supposed to arrive, it's going to take a bit for it to feel like home.  And since we got rid of our mattress and box spring, we really need to replace those ASAP!

The drive through New Mexico wasn't as bad today as it was yesterday.  The winds were much calmer so it was a smoother drive.  We made one pit stop before we crossed the border and Michael was thrilled that it took us down onto the old Route 66.



As I was driving along today, I just kept thinking how beautiful this country is, and how many different landscapes there are throughout the U.S.  I wish I'd been able to take more pictures of the road, but with a tight schedule and us each driving our own cars, it just couldn't happen.  Ill just have to look the images inside my memory.

I do have a couple from Texas.

Hey!


Windmills.  These are all over the place in Texas.

Overall, the drive was pretty good.  It was long, but we broke it up into good chunks and that really helped.  And the weather cooperated for us.  We had some rain when we left NJ, and a little more through Indianapolis, but I think that was about it.  And we made it safely out of Oklahoma avoiding the severe weather they experienced this week.  I honestly believe that my Mom was our guardian angel on this trip.  And I also think she was happy and excited for us and this adventure.

Anywho....

Our drive from Albuquerque today took us west to Flagstaff and then south into Phoenix and Glendale.  Flagstaff is beautiful, and for those who seem to think Arizona doesn't get snow, I can show you that it most surely does.  I've always known they did, and just this week, Flagstaff had some snow.  And here is a snowcapped mountain that we saw on our way into Flagstaff.




And while I think Flagstaff is beautiful, I do not like the drive from there to Phoenix.  At first it's beautiful with all the trees, but then you get to the area where the trees are gone and you find yourself hurtling down the side of a mountain, and then climbing again, only to go flying down again.  And then there are the signs warning about possible high winds as you go over a bridge where the dessert lies far below.  I'll be honest, it freaks me out a bit.

I was so happy to reach the valley.

And now here we are - in another hotel, in another time zone, ready to start this brand new adventure!

I hope you've enjoyed this little bit of insight into our drive across the U.S.  I'm hoping to post again tomorrow with some of the final details about where we've been and how far we've travelled.





Monday, May 9, 2016

Texas and New Mexico

We couldn't leave Oklahoma fast enough this morning.  There were tornadoes out there and I have no interest in seeing one of those.  Thankfully they came through after we arrived at the hotel, and the storm system was moving east as we were heading west this morning so we were in the clear.

We stopped in Amarillo, Texas to have lunch at The Big Texan, home of the 72oz steak.  If you eat the whole thing and the sides in under an hour, it's free.  We did NOT try.  It's hard to see, but below the steer head are 6 clocks set to 60 minutes, and a table with 6 chairs set up on a stage.  That is where the participants would sit.  Nobody tried it while we were there.


The drive today was probably the toughest.  It was very windy the entire way and there were times I felt like I was fighting my car.  Would have been great if it was a tail wind, but it wasn't.  Times when it was hitting us head on, I'm thinking I didn't get very good gas mileage.  But, at least gas prices in OK and Texas were still below $2 and in New Mexico, they are just over.  I always thought NJ had the best gas prices in the country, but now I think it's Oklahoma.  We paid $1.79 at one stop today.

The drive from Texas to Albuquerque is pretty boring.  And I apparently don't know much about New Mexico because I had no idea it was so hilly. From our hotel we can see som e of the mountains that we drove through.



I actually took this from a place across the street called Green Jeans.  It's an eclectic little place made from shipping containers with some restaurants and shops.  Check it out at Green Jeans.  We had pizza from Amore and it was really good.




Tomorrow we begin the final leg of the trip, and once we cross into Arizona, we will change time zones again.  We started yesterday in Central Time.  Today we are in Mountain and when we get to Arizona, we'll be in Pacific time.  I think I have jet lag.

Oh, and I'd like to offer my condolences to all the bugs who ran head-on into my car today.  It looks like a flying insect graveyard.  Gonna need a powerwash to get that thing clean.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Oh....klahoma

Sing it with me!

We made it to Oklahoma today.  It was a really nice rest at my sister's and I wish we could have stayed longer, but we need to finish this journey and we can't do that if we stay in IL.  Hopefully they will be able to visit us soon.  I think they'll enjoy visiting Arizona.

We left Illinois around 7:30 this morning and made the short drive into Missouri.  Apparently my GPS doesn't like Missouri though and it kept trying to send me back east (Carol, did you do something to it in an attempt to get me back to Boston?), and it wasn't until we crossed into Oklahoma that it finally started working correctly.

And I'm starting to think the Missouri means roadkill in Native American.  I think I saw at least 100 armadillo, and a few other things.  And the state of Oklahoma likes to give you lots of warning about things.  For example, they told us that we'd pay the toll in 42 miles.  And that we'd reach some road construction in 40 or so miles too.  Oh, and there were some very helpful signs along the way.  Such as, hitchhikers may be escaped convicts.  And don't drive through smoke.  Very helpful on these roads.  And the speed limit in Oklahoma on Interstate 44 is 75mph.  Again, we only saw a few people exceeding that.  Most seemed to stay right between 70 and 75.

We didn't have any problems with the drive today (except my crazy GPS), but now we're under a tornado watch in Oklahoma.  We did run over to Hooters to grab some dinner.  The wings are delicious and service was fantastic.  We just ignored the tiny uniforms.



And now we're back in the room watching the sky and hoping we don't get woken in the middle of the night because of a tornado.

Tomorrow we head through Texas, with hopefully a stop in Amarillo, and then we'll spend the night in Albuquerque.  Keep those fingers crossed for good weather for the rest of this journey!

I can't believe I almost forgot about Mom on Mother's Day.  As most of you know, my Mom passed away in October, so this was our first Mother's Day without her.  For the first part of the drive, I had her with me because I was bringing her ashes to my Dad who is now living with my sister in IL.  (It wasn't really an option for him to take them on the plane with him.)  So this morning, when I left my sister's, Mom stayed and I was on my own.  Or was I?  See, the stat of Missouri had electronic signs along the road that said:  "Buckle Up!  Drive carefully!  Love Mom!  So I'm pretty sure she was with me all the way.





Thursday, May 5, 2016

Corn country

Ohio, Indiana, Illinois....those are the states we covered on Wednesday.  And now we're resting at my sister's house, somewhere near a cornfield.   There isn't any actual corn at the moment.  The fields are actually pretty much jus dirt right now, but trust me...this is corn country.



So far, the drive has been thankfully pretty quiet.  No major traffic, no real problems.  We have had some rain, most of which occurred in Indianapolis. Do you think they know we're Patriots fans and therefore they decided to rain all over us?  They can't beat us at football, so they made the rain beat down on is instead.  We did see Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts.  Really couldn't miss it.  It is huge!  I think it is the biggest building in Indy.  There isn't much else in Indiana, so I guess they needed something big.

We have been sharing the road with many big rigs.  And there has been a fair amount of construction along the way, but nothing that caused any significant delay.  There hasn't been too much to see along the road, although there is a giant cross in Effingham, IL.  And we saw signs for the world's largest golf tee and largest wind chime, but we didn't actually see them.

So now we're in Illinois, but we're in the southwestern part of the state.  Not anywhere near Chicago.  (I love Chicago!  If you've never been, you should visit at least once.)  We're actually closer to St. Louis, although we haven't crossed the Mississippi River yet.  Not sure if we'll make it into the city for a visit while we're here, but I've been a few times before and we'll be back to visit here again, so there isn't anything that we need to do right now.  I'm just enjoying spending time with family, especially my niece's baby boy.

We'll be staying here in Illinois for a few days and then we'll cross the Mississippi and start heading toward Oklahoma, which is about 8 hours away and our next stop for rest.  Neither of us has ever been to Oklahoma, so we're looking forward to it.  And I hope the weather continues to be good to us.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Somewhere in Ohio

We left New Jersey this morning on our way to Ohio.  That was one very long drive through Pennsylvania.  I hope I never have to do that again.  I felt like it was never going to end.  One positive about driving through Pennsylvania, the rest rooms at the service areas on the PA Turnpike are actually pretty clean.

A few interesting things we noticed along the way...the Delaware River Bridge is a toll but there aren't any toll booths anymore.  Apparently PA is really promoting use of the E-ZPass system.  But what if you don't have one (incidentally, we just returned ours to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts yesterday), apparently they're going to mail us an invoice.  Wonder how long that will take since our cars are registered in MA still.

And most of the speed limit signs on the PA Turnpike were 70 mph.  I found it interesting that most drivers stayed between 65 and 70.  There wasn't much speeding.  There were several places where it dropped to 55 because of construction and we did see someone get pulled over.  They had come up next to us right after it dropped to 55.  We were slowing, but they just kept going at about 70.  I noticed the cop up ahead and then saw him pull out behind us.  He followed behind the guy, who finally started to slow down a bit, and then once they got past the construction zone, the cop pulled him over.

I noticed several cops along the way between PA and Ohio.  The speed limit in Ohio is also 70 in many places and like in PA, I didn't notice much speeding.  I found it interesting.

Anyway, we're spending the night in Ohio and then heading on to my sister's house in IL.  We're looking forward to spending a few days there with the family.  And we're really looking forward to sleeping in a real bed tonight.

Until next time....

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Road Trip - 1st Stop

After an extremely stressful and exhausting week of packing, we hit the road yesterday to begin our journey to Arizona.  The packing was awful and I can only hope the unpacking goes a little easier.

We decided to have our stuff shipped using a pod.  They dropped the container off Monday afternoon.  We'd been hoping it would be in the morning, since hubby had to be to work at noon, but no such luck.  Then it rained much of Tuesday, so that seriously hindered our packing ability.  Because he was working much of the week, that left the majority of the packing to me.  I did have one friend who was able to come help on Thursday, which was so very much appreciated.  I'm not sure we would have finished otherwise.  As it was, we ended up tossing out a lot of stuff because we couldn't get it all packed before they picked up the pod on Friday.  There were a few other glitches along the way too, but I won't bore you with those.

The rest of Friday and Saturday morning, we spent packing our cars and cleaning out the apartment.  We finished right around noon, although I didn't clean it as well as I would have hoped.

We dropped off the keys at the management office and then headed south to New Jersey.  Arriving right around dinner time, we spent about 1/2 hour at my in-laws before we climbed into their car and drove down to the boardwalk to grab some dinner.

I definitely look a lot happier in this picture than I'd been 24 hours earlier when I felt like we were never going to get everything packed.  I honestly think I was having some type of anxiety attack or something.  I couldn't stop shaking and I just wanted to cry.  I couldn't sleep at night either because I just kept thinking about packing.  But, when this picture was taken, everything was packed and we were onto the road trip portion.

So now we're in New Jersey and I'm finally able to relax.  Today I even took a nap after breakfast.  Me...who doesn't nap unless I'm sick.  But I needed it, and I'm pretty sure I earned it after all the stress of the past week.  Tomorrow we'll be doing a few errands, things I didn't have a chance to do during the week, and making one more visit to the boardwalk.

Tuesday morning, we'll be hitting the road again.  Next stop, somewhere in Ohio.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Farewell!

This post really doesn't have anything to do with books, which was the focus of this blog, but since it's been silent for about a year, and since it's my blog and I can write what I want, I think (hope) you'll want to read it anyway.

Today marked the end of an era.  After 11 years, I said farewell to the law firm where I worked as we prepare to move across the country.

Eleven years is a long time, but sometimes it seems like no time at all. I won't pretend it was the perfect job.  There were many ups and downs, and like most people, I had my complaints about work.  But I most certainly didn't hate my job.  I learned a lot and I think I did a damn good job, especially considering that I didn't have any legal experience before I worked there.

I also made some incredible friends...some were with me from the beginning, and others, joined us along the way.  These are the people I will never forget.  There were definitely some tears shed today.   These are the people who I spent the most time with.  We shared good times and bad.  We complained about work, but we worked together to get the job done.

Saying goodbye was bittersweet.  I am looking forward to this new adventure we are about to embark on, but I will miss my friends.  I am glad I live in today's world, where things like email, text, Facebook make it easy to hold onto those friendships.  Because I know I'm going to need my friends close by, even when they're thousands of miles away.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

RELEASE: Mr. Hollywood by Lacey Weatherford

It’s FINALLY HERE! Happy Release Day to Mr. Hollywood!


MR. HOLLYWOOD
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Author: Lacey Weatherford
Age Recommendation: 18+ for mature themes and sexual situations.

Overview:
What if every move you made became a headline?  Could you deal with the constant scrutiny? What if you couldn’t escape it? How would you cope?

Z McCartney lives center stage as the most sought after actor in Hollywood.

Women want him.
Men want to be him.
But sometimes things aren’t always what they seem.

Hollywood’s “It Boy” is suffering badly, tormented by lost love, grief, and addiction. The question now is, will he survive?

Early reviewers call this story a brilliant tale of love, guilt, trauma, recovery, renewal and exquisite emotion, mixed with steamy sexiness that is sure to delight! Mr. Hollywood is a rollercoaster of a ride that you don’t want to miss!

EXCERPT:
(In the voice of Aubrey Hart)
Reaching room number twelve, I knocked lightly, glancing at the name on my chart. “I’m here for morning rounds, Mr. Carpenter,” I said through the door.
“Come in,” a slightly gruff voice said.
Turning the knob, I entered, balancing the items I was carrying in my other hand. “Good morning, Mr. Carp—”
A small shriek escaped my lips as I stared at the man in front of me and everything I was holding clattered to the floor. Eyes widening, I covered my mouth, as shock flooded my system and I backed away.
In a flash he moved, zipping behind me and shutting the door. “Aubrey, please let me explain.” His words came out in a rush as he stared at me.
“You’re here. How are you here? How is this possible?” Tears came, unbidden, as I took in the extremely handsome man in front of me. He’d been a boy the last time I’d seen him in person, but there was no doubt he was a man now.
My traitorous body instantly reacted to being in the same room with him, just like it had in high school. Everything felt heightened and on the verge of exploding. I’d never expected to see him again—ever. I’d made my peace with it. Yet, here he was.
Unspeaking, he simply continued to stare at me, a thirsty look filling his incredible blue eyes, the same blue eyes that had hypnotized me every second I’d ever spent with him.
Stop! I yelled, mentally. You can’t let him affect you like this again! Pull yourself together! Steeling myself I dropped my hands. “What are you doing here?” I said, more forcefully.
A soft chuckle escaped him, and the action drew my attention to his very well formed chest that was aptly highlighted in the V-neck t-shirt he was wearing. From there I drifted to his large biceps, noting he had tattoos that didn’t used to be there. “Isn’t it obvious,” he said, redirecting my focus back to his gorgeous face and his full lips—lips that used to kiss me for hours at a time. I wondered how many other women besides me had had the pleasure of his kiss now. “I seem to have discovered I have a little drug problem.”
It wasn’t until then that I actually noticed how much he was shaking. Seeing that shocked me back into my routine. “Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry. You need your meds!”
Glancing at the floor, I saw the pills scattered across the papers from his file.
“Let me go get you some fresh ones real quick,” I added, bending to pick up what I’d dropped and trying to scoop up the papers.
“Aubrey.” My name was soft on his lips as he crouched beside me, reaching out and stilling my hands with his own. Heat streaked through me instantly at the contact. “These pills are fine.” Carefully, he pried my fingers open and took the medication, popping it quickly into his mouth. Eyes never leaving me, it was as if a thousand questions were in them. “I’m sorry I shocked you, but damn girl, it’s great to see you again.”
I couldn’t stand sitting here pretending we both weren’t ignoring the giant elephant in the room. Unable to hold it back anymore, I burst into tears. “You left me.”

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Read how the rest of the story unfolds TODAY!

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About the Author:
Lacey Weatherford is the multi-time #1 International and USA TODAY bestselling author of the popular young adult paranormal romance series, Of Witches and Warlocks, Amazon Top 100 Teen Book of the Year 2012, Chasing Nikki, as well as her blockbuster series, Crush, and New Adult mega hit, Allure, and too many others books to list. She has always had a love of books and wanted to become a writer ever since reading her first Nancy Drew novel at the age of eight.

Lacey resides in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona, with her wonderful husband and six children.

To follow Lacey on her various social medias, please visit her Official Website: http://www.laceyweatherfordbooks.com




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

COVER REVEAL: #Poser from Cambria Hebert

Title: #Poser (Hashtag Series #5) - not a standalone
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Genre: New adult college romance 

Synopsis:

Posers gonna pose

I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.

I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.

I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.

They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be.

I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.

When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am.

It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.

How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?

I didn’t start any of this.

I never asked for it.

But it came knocking at my door.

When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.

I open the door.

Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.


 



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AUTHOR BIO:
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade, and Recalled.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Bree Pierce

I've decided to help some new authors get their name out into the book world.  It seems like it's getting harder every day for indie authors to get noticed, so I'm going to do my little part to help change that.  I hope you'll check out some of the new authors I will be spotlighting this year here on the blog and on my Facebook page.  And if you discover someone you love, why not think about doing a guest review right here on the blog?  I'd love to hear what you think and I know these authors would appreciate it too.

For the month of June, we're spotlighting Author Bree Pierce.


Who is looking for a new paranormal author to love?  I'll be honest, it has been a little while since I've read anything in the paranormal genre.  Maybe it's time for me to venture out and discover a new paranormal author.  Who's with me?

Bree Pierce is a southern belle who has loved to write since she was just a little girl, always dreaming ab out becoming an author. And her dreams came true when she released her first book, Balloons in the Yard (Twisted Destinies Book 1), in February.

She quickly followed that up with Venom (Twisted Destinies Book 2) in April, which she tells me can be read as a standalone.  And there is even a Venom Trailer ?  You can also get Venom at Smashwords or Kobo.


Later this month, Bree will be releasing Cain: The Immortal which is available now for pre-order at Amazon.

Cain, an immortal cursed to forever walk the earth, is now in modern times working a job at a video game store named Slayer. Trying to live as normal of a life as possible, he tells no one about his secret. Instead, he moves around after 10 or 15 years to ensure no one notices the fact that he doesn't age. After murdering his brother Abel, he was marked by a black scar on one side of his face along with the iris of his eye now being white instead of blue. For a long time people avoided and shunned him because of it, but now the darker side of New York has claimed him as its own. And when he meets the beautiful Christine, he can't help but compare how light she is to the darkness he holds within. But she has her secrets too and they will make more than enough trouble for Cain (who is now Kaine). Can he hold on for the wild ride she's about to bring him on?




Follow Bree on her Facebook page and her Amazon page.




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

RELEASE BLITZ: Blind Vows 2 - Honor

Banner Honor   2 Honor cover   Author Groupies

18+ for mature content.

This is a serial, releasing in ebook format only. Lucy's story will be released as three serials approx. 15k words each, releasing a month apart. A paperback/box set will release after part three.

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Honor: An experiment of marital proportions.

Will Lucy say 'I do'? After Lucy discovers that her groom is Heathcliff, her mortal enemy, her world is rocked. Will she look past the flaws of their relationship to find the love residing there? Heath is desperate to make Lucy his. His love for her runs deep and longer than any of us knew. Can he prove to her that he's worthy of her love, or will more secrets devastate them both once they're revealed? Find out what happens when the one person you thought hated you, turns out to be your match. Or is she?  

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Trust ~ April 22, 2015

Honor ~ May 20, 2015

Love ~ June 24, 2015

Trust, Honor, Love ~ July 22, 2015 (pb)

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Trust:

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I'm a stay-at-home mom with four young children and one extremely supportive husband. We've been married for over ten years and reside in Metro Detroit, Michigan.

I've dreamed of writing romance novels since I was little. After having baby #4, who may or may not have been fathered by Christian Grey, I decided it was time to pursue my dreams.

When I'm not running to various appointments, enjoying time with my friends and my family, dating my husband, or avoiding cleaning my house, I'm writing!

I love music and believe that books and music can't exist without the other. My goal is for you to read more than a good book, but for you to have an experience!

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www.jmwittbooks.com www.facebook.com/jmwittbooks “We’re all stories in the end; just make it a good one!”

Monday, May 18, 2015

#Selfie by Cambria Hebert

Book & Author Details:

Title: #Selfie
Series: Hashtag Series #4
This is not a standalone
Release date: May 18, 2015
Genre: New adult college romance
Author: Cambria Hebert
Format: Ebook and Paperback








































Synopsis:
It’s all about the #Selfie.
She was the one girl I never wanted.
Until I had her.
One night.
One mistake.
Something we both wanted to forget.
I got rid of the proof. The one piece of evidence that could remind us both.
At least, I thought I did.
When it shows up on the school Buzzfeed, rumors fly. Friendships are tested and the feels get real.
I don’t do relationships. I don’t open my heart.
Especially for a girl everyone knows I hate.
What happens during spring break, stays in spring break.
Until it follows you home.







Purchase:  Amazon or B&N


AUTHOR BIO:
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently resides in North Carolina with her children (human and furry) and her husband, who is a United States Marine.

Beside’s writing Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (because her dog runs her house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade and Recalled.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC
You can contact her at: cambriahebert@rocketmail.com
Like her on Facebook: http://smarturl.co/CambriaHebertFanpage
Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cambriahebert
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/cambriahebert/pins/
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Monday, May 11, 2015

COVER REVEAL: In Your Heart by Micalea Smeltzer




Title: In Your Heart
Series: Willow Creek #3
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)
 Release Date: June 16, 2015


Synopsis


I thought I had found love. 
I thought I had found my forever. 
I’d never been more wrong in all my life.  

Sadie Westbrook’s seemingly perfect life comes to a screeching halt when she catches her fiancĂ© in bed with another woman. Suddenly, everything she believed in is tested and there’s only one person she can turn to—the guy who has been by her side ever since their best friend’s fell in love and became inseparable.

Ezra Collins—the bassist for the band Willow Creek—has only ever had one weakness, and her name is Sadie. When he receives a frantic call he rushes to her aid, helping to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life—even if that means letting Sadie live with him.

The close proximity tests the limits of their friendship and as the lines between friends and lovers blur they’ll have to decide if falling in love with your best friend is worth the risk of losing them.








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I looked up at the sky and the birds flying above us. “I feel like I don’t know who I am anymore. I spent two years with a guy that stripped me of my identity. I feel like all I have of myself is my store and the rest I’m left questioning. I tried so hard to please him, to make him happy, and in the end I made myself miserable. I was just so desperate for it to work out that I overlooked how toxic our relationship was. How stupid is that?”

“You’re human,” he replied. “We have this inane desire to belong to something that is greater than we are on our own. That desire is so strong that we can fool ourselves into believing things that aren’t true.”

“So, I’m not crazy?” I cracked a smile.

“Definitely not crazy.”

His smile was comforting and I reminded myself for the hundredth time that everything would be okay.

I rested my head on his shoulder and a moment later his head rested on top of mine.

A smile touched my lips.

I’d missed this—having someone that understood me completely, even when I didn’t know myself.







Author Bio


Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.




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Thursday, April 30, 2015

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Raven Williams

Raven Williams is a brand new author.  Her first book released in February and her second is set to release in June.  Reading the synopsis, it won't take you long to realize she's writing paranormal.  So if you're looking to discover your new favorite paranormal writer, Raven might just be the one.  



Elwyndyn, Realm Jumpers, Book 1
I am Elwyndyn of the Moon Elves clan and a Realm Jumper. My mission; travel to the other realms and observe. One day, my mission changed. Several hundred years after the Elves left Earth, humans started experiencing dreams of another time; another life. A life as an Elf. What does all this mean for the Elves? Does this mean good things for us, or will it lead to harm? And what of the humans experiencing the flashes of memory? Do we leave them to their own devices and hope for the best? Or do we help them?

Ayana is a human living on Earth. After her father died, she started having strange dreams. She never told anyone about them for fear they'd think she was crazy. So, she kept a journal of her dreams and spent her free time trying to decipher them. On the day her mother dies, she meets a stranger with unusual eyes, eyes very much like hers, and everything she thought she knew changed. Before she knows it, she is on a quest to delve into her past lives. Will she like where this quest takes her, or is she in over her head?

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Elf-Witch, Realm Jumpers, Book 2, releasing June 21, 2015

A collision of worlds as destinies entwine.

After Earth's last great Ice Age, an ancient prophecy was spoken of a child born who would bring balance to Light and Dark and destroy the Dark Magic wielders.  Discovering this prophecy, a Dark Magic caster makes it his life's mission to ensure the prophecy remains unfulfilled.

At 35, Maia wonders if she'll ever fit into the human life she's living.  She's always felt different, something more.  As of late, she feels the magic beneath her skin aching to get out.  Add to that strange dreams and visions and she feels lost and maybe a little crazy.  When the Goddess speaks to her and tells her to call to her the one in her vision, she does, and everything in her life changes.

The Dragon-shifter Drago, never really getting along with his father, goes against his wishes and offers his assistance  in capturing the Dark Elves.  Along the way, he aides Elwyndyn in his duty to guard and contact the human having flashes of Elven memory.  What he did not expect was to have such intense feelings for her.  In his quest to understand his feelings, he learns news of his and his "father's" past that changes everything he ever knew about himself.

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