Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Big Apple Dreams by Kamery Solomon

What happens when you follow your dreams?  They might actually come true! 

Kamery Solomon's foray into contemporary romance introduces us to Marama (Mara) Adams, a young woman who has always dreamed about seeing her name in lights on Broadway!  She moves to New York City to pursue those dreams and takes us along for the ride. 

Book Blurb:
Marama Adams knows without a doubt that she is meant to be a Broadway performer. Unable to wait any longer, she’s finally moved to the city from the west coast, ready for all her dreams to come true. She’s certain that her talent, work ethic, and positive thinking will land her on a stage in no time. Before she can really sink into the work though, Chris Williams, a handsome city native, steps in and begins to claim her heart. At the same time, her roommate’s brother, Evan Robbins, seems to want more than friendship from her. Will she be able to balance between her dreams and love?
Kamery does a fabulous job of pulling us into the theatre and showing us what we might never see when you're just sitting in the audience.  As we follow Mara through the audition process and then as we see the people in her life supporting her dreams and helping her to reach them, the excitement builds and I found myself wanting nothing more than to buy a ticket to go see Wicked.  So I did! 
And somehow, I think that when I am sitting in the audience watching the performance, I'll be experiencing it like nobody else in the theatre because Kamery drew such an amazing picture of what goes on in the wings.  Will Evan be working the lights?  Who really is the stage manager?  What would Mara (or Kamery) be thinking and feeling right now as she's about the step out on stage?
Big Apple Dreams will make you dream and hopefully, it will convince you to follow your dreams because you just never know where they might take you. 
Get your copy now for just $2.99 for your favorite e-reader:
Oh, and wait till you see who the stage manager is!  I think she steals the show.  ;)
I'm giving it 5 stars.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Release Day for Cherish Me by Jennifer Culbreth

Today is release day for Jennifer Culbreth's second book in the Protected Love Series - Cherish Me 

Protect Me was the first in the series and I was a big fan.   If you're interested, here is my blog post review of Protect Me.

Have you read Protect Me?  Well, how about a deleted scene?  I love reading what didn't make it into the book.  If I love a book, I want to read more!  So Jennifer has given us more...

Deleted Scene

From: Protect Me

Book #1 of The Protected Love Series

By Jennifer Culbreth

Location: Chapter Twelve, Page 204

She leaned back in his chair as she flipped open the top to the pizza box. She wasn’t hungry, and food would just make her more tired at this point. She unlocked her phone screen and hit her contacts button scrolling down until she saw the newly updated picture of her and Ryan next to his contact name. She had taken it the afternoon they had gone to the chocolatier. She smiled at the thought of how much fun they had. She was too tired to fight at this point. She really just wanted to be home, with Ryan. She pressed the dial button as she put the phone to her ear.

It rang twice “Babe, are you ok?” His voice came through the receiver.

“Yeah, I’m fine. I’m just really tired and I don’t think I am going to make it until closing. Is there any way you could come and get me?” She could hear the exhaustion in her own voice.

“Of course I can, I will be there in just a few minutes. What do you say you come back and stay at my house tonight? I can have anything you need brought over, or picked up and delivered.” He sounded hopeful that she would say yes.

“Um, sure. I would love that.” She smiled into the phone as it reflected through her voice.

“Ok, I will see you in a just a few minutes.”

“Ok, see you soon.”

She pressed end on the screen, and was startled when she saw the door open to Trent’s office. At first she thought that maybe he had left something and was returning to get it before he went to his meeting. When she looked up to the man in front of her, she realized it wasn’t Trent. To her surprise Mr. Wilcox came in through the office door dressed in a designer suit and shoes. She immediately shot up out of the chair. The invasion of privacy immediately making her feel uneasy.

“Excuse me, I didn’t mean to startle you, Ms. Hastings” He held his hand up as if to excuse himself for barging in. “I was looking for Mr. Williams but apparently he is not in this evening.” His familiar southern accent rang out through her ears.

“Uh, no. Trent isn’t here. He left for a business meeting.” Her eyes darted around the room in search of something to protect herself with. “Mr. Wilcox, what are you doing here in LA?”

 “Well you see, Abbi, I happen to be a pretty well-known business man out here. I happen to do business with your boss as well; meaning I do a lot of traveling from Atlanta to Los Angeles, mostly for the weather though.” He regarded her coyly before stepping closer. She could feel her body immediately tense. Causing the aches through her body to sing out. “Mr. Williams has explained that the two of you are particularly close aside from your working relationship. You can imagine my surprise when he mentioned your name.” He smiled over at her before continuing, “Now, seeing as how I helped with your father’s estate maybe you could tell me who might he be meeting with tonight? I didn’t realize that Mr. Williams had any other associates aside from myself.”

“Oh, no Trent and I aren’t in a relationship.” She stepped back and shook her head. Where on earth would he have gotten that idea? Why is Trent telling people they were together? Why was Mr. Wilcox here in LA? All of the questions began piling into her head. He’d seemed harmless when she’d first met him but something in her gut was telling her that he wasn’t the most honorable man.

“No need to explain anything to me, I pass no judgment on how he runs the business. I can assure you I won’t report it back to HR.” He gave her a sideways grin as he stepped closer to the desk.

She felt the sudden urge to get out of there. She wasn’t sure what he was here for, but she could tell that it wasn’t anything that she wanted to be involved in.

“Listen, Mr. Wilcox, I really have no idea why you’re here. I also have no idea where Trent is or who he is meeting. So I should just be on my way.” She made a step towards the door.

“By all means, I understand you have a very important job to do. However I would like for you to pass along some information for me, I want my money. And I don’t like having to wait.” His tone suddenly turned very serious.

“Listen, I have about twenty dollars in my wallet. If that will cover it than I will go get it right now. If not, then I think you’re talking to the wrong person.” She edged her way a little closer to the exit at the side of the room.

“You’re very funny, Ms. Hastings. I would hate to have to break that funny bone of yours because of your boyfriend’s misjudgment in my patience.” He reached towards her and she flinched back. He recoiled his hand, “Please pass the message on to him, and let him know that I will be back, soon.” With that he turned and headed towards the door.

An eerie silence transcended throughout the office. It was so quiet her ears were ringing. She needed to get out of here. She didn’t give a damn if she had to wait outside for Ryan she was not going to stay in this building any longer tonight. She found herself very jumpy as she made her way out of the office and down the hallway, checking over her shoulder every few steps. The feeling that someone was going to jump out from behind a door caused her to almost run. Relief flooded through her body as she made her way out of the door and down towards the bar counter. She nudged her way through the crowd as she found Judy standing just towards the end of the bar.


In this deleted scene you see that Mr. Wilcox, the attorney from Atlanta who helped her with her father’s estate in the beginning chapter of Protect Me, is actually used as the villain. I read over this scene many times before deciding to change. I felt as though Abbi had entrusted too many less than honorable people by this point in the book. I wanted some of the people she had relied on to actually have good intentions.

The other reason I decided to change Mr. Wilcox as being the villain to Mr. Hernandez is because I felt it would flow easier. I knew that certain characters wouldn’t be continuing on to the next book and I wanted to keep the threat of retaliation alive. So instead I re-wrote this scene and introduced Mr. Hernandez. Other scenes earlier in the book, i.e. when Abbi is eaves dropping on Trent’s conversation with the “mystery man” were added to incorporate this scene into the book.

So that's just a little something from Protect Me, but this is Cherish Me Release Day!  If you've read Protect Me and loved it as much as I did, this is the day you've been waiting for.  In Cherish Me, we get Jace and Judy's story.  Jace and Judy played important roles in Protect Me and you really should read that before you start Cherish Me so you'll understand everything that is going on, but you should definitely read this series!

In anticipation of Release Day, Jennifer did a little interview with our favorite bodyguards and their beautiful ladies!   And if I didn't already love these characters, I certainly would now.  And characters they are! 

Jennifer: Ok kitties, you asked and you received. I just so happen to have some pull over at VIP Bodyguard Services and was able to get the guys and their lovely ladies over for an interview. Hi everyone and thanks for coming by today!

Ryan: Hi everyone, we are happy to be here. 

Abbi: Yes, thank you for having us, Jennifer. You know we love your hair so much that we couldn’t say no. 

Jennifer: Yes, I do have fabulous hair don’t I? **Smiles sarcastically**

Jace: Smokin’ hot boss lady.

**Judy slaps his arm.**

Jace: Ow! What was that for?

Judy: Don’t oogle. *Judy giggles**

Jennifer: Now do y’all see what I have to deal with, with this group? Ok let’s get down to business. I have some questions for you all sent in by the readers. Everyone ready? 

Judy: Yes, they are real.

**Jennifer cuts her eyes as a slight smile crosses her face. **

Jace: I can second that. 

Jennifer: Jace, I will cut you if you interrupt again. 

Jace: Sounds familiar…

**Jace covertly points over to Judy.**

Jennifer: Ok first question is for Jace from one of our lovely readers.  Jace do you happen to be looking for a new assistant? I’m qualified. 

Judy: Well, I can answer that one for you. **Cuts eyes towards Jace**

Jace: Fortunately I have found an assistant that both Judy and I agree on. His name is Romel and he makes an amazing cappuccino. **Smiles proudly over at Judy**

Jennifer: Ok, next question is for Jace again. What do you think would have happened if you’d met Abbi before Ryan had?

Abbi: I can answer that one for you! **Laughs playfully.**

Jace: Abbi would have kicked my ass to the curb a long time ago. No, but seriously I needed a woman who could roll with the punches and wouldn’t be afraid to put me in my place. No offense Abbi, you do a great job keeping Ryan in line, but I think the only woman on Earth I would ever want is sitting right here next to me. **Leans over and kisses Judy.**

Ryan: Aww. Look at you two love birds. 

Jennifer: Ok next one is for Ryan. If you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want with you?

Ryan: You thought you were gonna throw me off didn’t you? You see, I avidly watch Bear Grylls so I know that I need a container for water, a lighter, blanket, an entire box of Zebra Cakes, and of course my woman. 

Abbi: Hell no I am not going to a deserted island with you. 

Ryan: Aww come on! What if I exchange my box of Zebra Cakes for S’mores Pop Tarts.

Abbi: Ok, I’m game. 

Jennifer: Ok, next up is Judy. What did it feel like the first time you and Jace kissed? 

Judy: Well, the first night we kissed was a week or so after we had first met. Contrary to popular belief I don’t kiss on the first date. 

Jace: Technically it was our first official date.

Judy: Ok contrary to popular belief I only kiss on the first date when I am shit faced. We were both smashed so the first kiss was sloppy and wet. But I could feel the sparks flying. 

Jennifer: Aww, aren’t you precious. ** Smiles playfully** Ok next one is for Abbi. It’s date night, but at home, what’s on the menu and what’s prepped on the DVR?

Abbi: Easy. Chinese take-out and anything with Adam Sandler in it. I love funny movies and he is by far my favorite actor. 

Jennifer: Short and to the point; I like it. Up next to bat is Ryan. If you hadn’t had to fill in the night you had met Abbi, do you think you would have found each other? 

Ryan: Hell, if I hadn’t filled in that night I can tell you I would probably be at the office right now plowing through paperwork and files on upcoming jobs. However I think we would have eventually found each other. **Reaches over and grabs Abbi’s hand.** Probably at the bakery because we both eat there at least once a week. 

Jennifer: Ok this one is for the group. What are your Halloween costumes this year? 

Abbi: This has become the debate lately. I think we should all dress up like the Super Mario characters. However, someone. **Ahem, points over at Judy** doesn’t want to be the mushroom.

Judy: I think we should dress up as Crayola Crayons. 

Jace: No way I am going to be a crayon for Halloween.  I think we should go as a BLT.

**Everyone looks over at Jace.** 

Jennifer: A BLT?

Jace: Yeah. You know I can be a piece of bread, Ryan can be a piece of bread, Abbi can be a piece of bacon, the baby can be a piece of lettuce, and Judy can be a tomato slice. 

Jennifer: That’s eerily planned out. 

Jace: I have been waiting on this since last year. 

Jennifer: Ryan, you weighing in on this? 

Ryan: I think we should be the cast from Walker Texas Ranger.

**The room goes quiet.**

Ryan: Oh come on! I can be Walker, Jace you can be C.D. Parker, Abbi can be Alex Cahill, and Judy can play Sydney Cooke. 

Abbi: No way. You lose. 

Jennifer: I agree, Ryan you lose. At least Jace’s is cool, who doesn’t like a BLT?

Jace: My thoughts exactly. 

Jennifer: Ok, last question and this is again to the group. If you were to get tattoo’s signifying your significant other what would it be?

Ryan: A .357 revolver. The first time we had breakfast I thought Abbi was going to pull it out when I mentioned Trish without explaining who exactly Trish was. 

Abbi: Ha! That’s what you get. 

Jennifer: Abbi, what are you inking on you? 

Abbi: I think if I were to add to my collection it would be a lion head down my arm. He’s kind of the leader of our pack and so it’s kinda fitting. 

Judy: I would get DO NOT ENTER right on my ass cheek. Just a friendly reminder for Mr. Rico Suave over here. 

Jennifer: Holy Moses, too much info. 

Jace: I would get an angel, because Judy is just a perfect sweet beautiful angel. 

Jennifer: **Props hand against chin while looking at Jace and thinking.** Yeah, Judy you got anything to follow up to that. 

Judy: No. He’s couldn’t be more right. **Smiles widely over at Jace.**

Jennifer: Ok! Well that’s it folks. I want to thank you for stopping by and I hope that your followers have had as much fun as I have. Never a dull moment.

Judy: Not when I’m around!

Abbi: Don’t forget Cherish Me is released October 26th! Make sure you get your copy to see what happens in Jace and Judy’s story! You won’t be sorry!

I can not wait to keep reading more from Jennifer Culbreth and the Protection Series!  Ryan and Jace have some other hot guys working for them at VIP Protection so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she'll keep the series going and let those other hotties tell their stories.

Here's a little more about Jennifer Culbreth.

Author Interview

  • What author(s) influenced your writing?
I grew up reading the classics. I fell in love with Mr. Darcy and Gatsby before the playboys like Christian Grey and Gavin Blake had even been thought of. Now, don’t get me wrong… I love a schmexy CEO just as much as the next girl. But I not only fell in love with the characters in the classic literature that littered the small book case in my room, most importantly I fell in love with the words. The beautiful words that brought the story to life. Authors such as Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, and Robert Louis Stevenson were my main influencers. The most influential authors for me, for their support and guidance, have been Gail McHugh and Teresa Gableman. When I started this journey I was scared to death, alone as I knew no authors, and clueless. I reached out asking for help to a number of authors whose books I had read and enjoyed and both Gail and Teresa graciously answered back. I truly have to say if it hadn’t been for them motivating me to take the leap I wouldn’t be where I am in this journey today.

  • What tips do you have for someone who is thinking about writing a book?
To go for it! Never in a hundred years would I have imagined I would be able to call myself a published author. It doesn’t matter what background you come from, or what your walk of life is. I grew up a tomboy who hunted and fished, and yes I still do to this day. I went to college first to join the Police Force and then graduated with a degree in Business thanks to the coaxing of my family. However I have had no formal training to become a writer. I had a passion. One that I embraced and stayed focused on and this journey for me will never end.
If you are considering self-publishing and you have the creativity, thick skin, and motivation to find the answers you need you have already met half the battle. The publishing world is full of amazing creative minds, being able to think outside of the box and explore new story lines and characters is important. Along with having thick skin. The Indie Author world can be tough and you have to really be able to take criticism. You will at some point get less than pleasant reviews, you will have those who want your cover to look a certain way, or want your story to go differently. But you have to always keep the spark alive and remind yourself that not every reader will fall in love with your book; and that’s ok. You will have readers who will love your work support you and those are the ones that truly matter.
I am always available to help in any way that I can to give advice and guidance to anyone interested in becoming an Indie Author. I have been blessed to have the amount of support from others through this journey and the most humbling part is being able to pass the torch sort of speak. I can always be reached via fb or email.

  • What do you do for fun?
Growing up in a rural area there wasn’t a lot to do for fun. We made the best of it though driving along dirt roads, hunting, fishing, and having cook outs with friends and family. We are all avid SEC Football fans and enjoy the family rivalries during the fall. Go Gators! I am lucky to come from a huge family and I love spending time with them. Two years ago I married First Class Petty Officer Culbreth and have been blessed to have an amazing partner in life. He inspires me, teaches me, and motivates me every day. I am very lucky to have him in my life.

We just moved to Colorado Springs and look forward to being able to enjoy the mountains and the outdoors here. Being a Florida native for more than 26 years you can imagine my thrill in looking forward to the snow! Hopefully before that happens we will be able to travel up and enjoy the sights of Cripple Creek and Pike’s Peak.

I would have to say my favorite hobby would be trying new foods. I don’t know if you would consider that a hobby but as often as I eat I think we can categorize it as such! I have a slight obsession with s’mores… I love Indian cuisine, and Gordon Ramsey is my favorite person to watch on TV. I look forward to heading up to the bakery I have heard so much about in Woodland Park and trying a bacon maple twist!

  • What is your favorite movie?
 I absolutely LOVE movies with action. That is one of the primary reasons why my books contain elements of suspense. I have to have something that keeps me on the edge of my seat. My favorite movie is Act of Valor. I balled in the movie theatre (only movie to ever make me do that), I cry like a baby every time I watch it at home, and even when I read the book. I can stand in the same places as those wives being married to an active duty US Navy Sailor myself. I can feel their pain, their angst, and their sadness. I love movies that draw me in like that.

However I don’t only like movies where explosions happen in every other scene. I also enjoy a movie that will make me laugh. This is The End is probably one of the only stupidly funny movies I have ever liked. If you are in need of a funny movie that will make your abs hurt from laughing I recommend it!

  • If you were going out on a hot date what would it be?
 Well, as most of you know I am just a down home country girl. Born and raised in the backwoods. So if I could choose any date it would probably be taking my huge, lifted, SUV out in the mud! Bonfire, good friends, apple pie moonshine, old country on the radio, and my hubby to cuddle next to. Of course at some point someone will have to make me s’mores…

·          Protect Me (Protected Love Series Book #1) released July 30, 2013

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·         Cherish Me (Protected Love Series Book #2) To Be Released October 26, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Featured Author: Jennifer Culbreth (Blog Stop)

I discovered Jennifer Culbreth a few months ago, and I immediately fell in love with her first book, Protect Me.  I believe I dubbed Ryan as my first book boyfriend.  I wish he'd swept me off my feet.  (Shh, don't tell my husband!) 


After all of that, don't you want to read Protect Me?
You can get it at Amazon:  Protect Me for Kindle
Or at Barnes & Noble:  Nook or Paperback

Now Jennifer's next book in the Protection Series, Cherish Me, is just about ready to be released and if it's possible, Jace is even hotter than Ryan!  Get ready, because on October 26th, Jace is going to make a case for why he should be the one to protect and cherish you!


And now, to learn a little more about Jennifer Culbreth and what makes her tick:

Top 10 Book Boyfriends

1. Lieutenant Rorke- Act of Valor by Tom Clancy

2. Ripper- Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan

3. Mr. Tall, Dark, and F***able Gavin Blake- Collide Series by Gail McHugh

4. Drew Evans- Tangled by Emma Chase

5. Jared Kincaid- Jared (Book #2 of The Protectors Series) Teresa Gableman

6. James Canvendish- Mile High Series by R.K. Lilley

7. Dean Jacobs- Fate Interrupted by Kaitlyn Cross

8. William Hayward- Eden Trilogy by Nicole Williams

9. Patrick Hayward- The Patrick Chronicles by Nicole Williams

10. Mr. Darcy- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


Top Ten Books

1. Act of Valor by Tom Clancy

2. Pulse by Gail McHugh

3. Jared by Teresa Gableman

4. The Promise by Kate Benson

5. Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams

6. Fissure by Nicole Williams

7. Fifty Shades by E.L. James

8. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

9. The Great Gastby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

10. Mile High by R.K. Lilley


Fun Facts

1. I am an avid big game hunter. Elk, Moose, Bear, Deer, Hogs; you name it I hunt it. I am also an excellent marksman thanks to my dad and can accurately shoot up to 300yards.

2. I love to craft! I can sew, embroider, crochet, and paint. I can also keep a house, tend laundry, and cook dinner! Not to brag but I make an amazing pork roast with caramelized carrots on the side J Dinner is at six!

3. I have twice in my life taken a road trip that consisted of being in a car for 27 hours! Once from North Florida (my hometown) to upstate New York, the second was from North Florida to my new home in Colorado Springs.

4. I am married to a sexy panty dropping US Navy Sailor. Those dress whites do it every time! I have never been more in awe than when I stood in the basin of the Naval Station and welcomed home the missile guided cruiser that had been home to 300+ sailors who’d been deployed in the Middle East for over 7 months. You stand on the dock surrounded by huge cruisers (ships) and as the returning ship comes into the basin all of the surrounding ships blast their horns randomly, welcoming them home. It’s an amazing thing to experience!

5. I often pitch match with my fab author friend Y.H. Forward because we enjoy making music with our mouths. We also enjoy quoting the entire Pitch Perfect movie on facebook. She’s Aca-mazing even though we haven’t met in person!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Cover Reveal - Change of Possession by M.K. Polish

I am so excited to show you this cover! Change of Possession is the first New Adult, Romantic Suspense M.R. Polish has written. Early readers have come back saying it is a "Page Turner" and 
"A Book I can't Put Down!" 

Change of Possession
Twenty-year-old Keeley- Moison moves across the country for one reason: to escape the traumas of her past and start over at a new college. What she doesn’t expect is to be thrust into a dangerous future - one where the quarterback of the football team has set his sinister sights on her.

Loner Vahn Silver is an outcast and likes it that way. Living in the shadows, Vahn forces himself into the light to protect Keeley from the man who killed his best friend - even if that means risking his own life. 
But Keeley soon learns that the football team rules the school and everyone in it. When Vahn ends up in the hospital after a vicious attack and her quarterback stalker edges closer to his prey, Keeley must find the strength within herself to fight - and take back the change of possession.

So, without further ado.....the cover!

Cover Artist: Jenny Laatsch

Add to your Goodreads TBR list now! 

Change of Possession will be released November 3rd, 2013


I slipped back into the shadows. If they knew I watched them, I wouldn’t be allowed to come back and then all my plans would be for nothing. Downing the rest of my drink, I crushed the cup in my hand before tossing it over my shoulder as I headed out. There wasn’t anything else I’d find out tonight; they were all too sloshed or tight lipped to do me any good. Damn parties anyway; I hated them, but it was the only way to scout out all the players and hopefully discover what I knew, deep down, happened to my best friend. Their secrets were the only thing that could crush them and bring justice to Christie’s death.
               Thinking back to how she spent her last year of life infuriated me. As seniors in high school we were supposed to have fun, live life, plan for our future, but all of those plans changed when she met Steve. Slowly, day by day, he fed her a world of lies and deception until there was no turning back. Now, a year later, I was still trying to prove her death wasn’t an accident, and that Steve was to blame. I owed it to her. Before all the lies and all the drugs, she was my closest friend. There was a time I even thought we might be more, but that wasn’t in her plans; she wanted someone different, someone who wasn’t me. I’d like to think the drugs made her stay with Steve, but the more I learned about him, the more I knew drugs weren’t the only thing that kept her from me.
               I fished around in my pocket for my keys . The room spun, and I had to close my eyes to stay standing. My heart raced. What was wrong? I took another step but lost all balance and stumbled out the door. 
               I pulled my phone out, squinting as I tried to focus enough to dial out. I held it to my ear and waited. “Dad,” I said when he answered. “Something’s wrong. I need a ride.” My voice sounded miles away and fuzzy. Silently, I prayed he would understand as I rattled off what I hoped was the correct address. I couldn’t even remember what house I was at anymore. He said he’d be there soon so I hung up the phone and  sat down in the yard to wait. 
              My parents were like everyone else and thought I was just in denial over Christie’s death, and that I wanted someone to blame. Damn right I wanted someone to blame. 
Ugh, my head hurt so bad that all I wanted to do was lay down. The grass was cool and begged to be used for a pillow. It took only seconds before the world darkened, and life as I knew it changed. 

About the Author

M.R. Polish was born in Idaho, a long, long, long, maybe not that long time ago.... Writing has always been there for her. Growing up, her mind was filled with stories, some she shared and others she filed away to write down later in life. It wasn't until 2011 that she decided to publish her stories for everyone to enjoy. Her first award and when writing became more than just an idea was in the 5th grade. She won the scary story contest for the school newspaper. It is one story she still has tucked away for memories. Her teacher told her she could be anything she wanted and that she had a talant for writing, being creative and drawing people into her stories. M.R. took that to heart and continued to write, although mostly in secret until recent years. 
Now you can find her enjoying life with her family - wrangling her four kids, setting traps in the house with toys for unsuspecting victims (aka, her husband) and writing down all her crazy and fun stories. 
"Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!" ~ M.R. Polish

Other books by M.R. Polish (click on them to learn more about them)

You can find M.R. Polish here:
Twitter: @_MRPolish_
Facebook: M.R. Polish

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Cover Reveal - Cherish Me (#2 of the Protected Love Series) by Jennifer Culbreth

Jennifer Culbreth scored Gold with her first release, Protect Me and now, Cherish Me could be Platinum!

Coming October 26th

Friday, October 18, 2013

Teaser for Chasing Olivia by Micalea Smeltzer

Are you looking for the Teaser?  Well, it's not actually here.  There's a slight catch.  We need to get the Roc n' Read Facebook Page to 600 likes by 10pm est tonight (Friday, Oct. 18th) in order for it to be posted!

So if you haven't already liked the page, please Click Here and do it now so we can get to those 600 like and I can share the teaser!! 

Cover Reveal - Text by Cambria Hebert

Title: TEXT
Author: Cambria Hebert
Cover Designer: Mae I Design
Release Date: November 8, 2013
Series: Take It Off series - Note: the Take It Off series is a series of stand alones. Each book is its own story.
Genre: New adult contemporary - due to graphic language and sexual content this book is recommended for readers 18+.

***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***

One text can change everything.

Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true.

She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods.

But Honor didn’t go down there alone.

She took her kidnapper’s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim.

Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country.

But a single text changes everything.

Nathan becomes Honor’s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he’s never met.

Both of them want freedom… but they have to survive long enough to obtain it.



Saturday, October 12, 2013

When It's Least Expected (Perfect Timing series) by Heather Van Fleet

Ahh...teen romance!  Who didn't dream of finding that perfect guy when we were lovestruck teens?   But do they really exist? 

Harley thought she knew love once and when she lost him, she felt she didn't deserve to be loved again. 

Mason blamed himself for his father's death.  And when his mother moved them from California and the surf that he loved to a small town in the middle of the country, all he cared about was turning 18 and heading back to the ocean. 

But when Mason stumbles across Harley, he starts to think that he's at least found someone or something to keep him occupied for the next few months until his birthday.  Little does he know that life works in mysterious ways.

When It's Least Expected is a sweet teen romance, but what would the teen years be without some teen angst?  There are a few little surprises along the way.  Overall it was an enjoyable tale and I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series so I can see what happens with David and Abigail.

I'm giving it 4 stars!

To learn more about Heather Van Fleet:
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When It's Least Expected on Amazon  for your Kindle
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And in case you're wondering, here is the book blurb:

Recommended for 16+ due to some language, underage drinking, and slight sexual content
Moving on after a tragedy can be impossible, especially when you’ve been dealing with those tragedies for over two years. But it’s her senior year, and Harley Anderson is more than ready to do just that, even though the skeletons in her closet can’t exactly be hidden.

Enter Mason Daniel, the egotistical, sexy, surfer boy from California. A boy with his own hidden demons, and an even bigger secret agenda. Mason isn’t right for Harley. He knows this better than anyone. He’s the epitome of a runner, a guy who takes what he can get, only to split a short while later. But he can’t deny the emotions that Harley brings out of him, so he’s going to break his rules for once.

He should have known what it would lead to…

Two kindred souls, both lost and then found. Will they fail in their search for contentment and happiness, or will they instead find true love when it’s least expected?

Happy Reading!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Street Teams

This is what I posted on my Facebook Page this morning:  Roc n' Read

I thought I'd share it here too! 

Street Teams: If you look at the description of this page above you'll see that it says "I love to talk about my favorite books and authors!"

I point that out because the subject of Street Teams has come up recently and I've been giving it a lot of thought. I do belong to a few Street Teams. I was invited to join them and I felt honored to be asked. I do believe in these authors, and I was a fan before I joined the Street Team. And, there are also several authors that I love and support and I'm not a member of their Street Team or they don't have one. This doesn't mean that I won't show support for them, share their stuff, etc.

If I'm on your Street Team, it's because I believe in you and your work. It's because I want to show my support. But it's not my job. There will be times when my real life and job will get in the way and I won't be able to things. I also won't lie or do anything I'm not comfortable doing. If someone asks "what are you reading now?" I'm going to be honest. It may seem like a silly thing to some. Like "how hard could it be to just say that book even if you read it 6 months ago? It gets the word out there." Because I don't lie. Because this is my page and if I'm on here talking about something I just read or posting a review about it on my blog, it looks bad if I say I'm reading something else.

Above all, I have to remain true to myself. If doing that means that I'm not who you want on your Street Team, that is ok because you need to do what you feel is right as well. Just let me know, and I'll leave the team - no hard feelings, no "revenge", no games. That's not who I am. If I love your books, then I will continue to promote them on this page. Because the bottom line is, it's all about reading good books and sharing them with my friends! That's why I do this.

Thank you for being here! Thank you all for supporting me. And thank you to all the authors who write books that I love.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

RELEASE DAY!! Trusting You by L.P. Dover

It's Release Day for Trusting You by L.P. Dover!!

I trust you …

These are the three words that Melissa Ashford wishes she could say to someone; to the one person she can fully give herself to and not worry about being betrayed. Being twenty-eight years old and divorced from a cheating ex-husband, Melissa enjoys her freedom until one night she finds herself indulging in a one night stand that changes everything.

There’s something about the alluring Brett Walker that has Melissa feeling things she’s never had with any other man; feelings that not only scare her, but push her past her limits. Just when she begins to open her soul to this new love their bond is put to the test when jealousies from the past try to break them apart.

It’s not only Melissa’s trust that’s put on the line, but Brett’s as well. Will their love be strong enough to get them through the lies? Will Melissa finally be able to say those three words she’s been dying to say? I trust you …


And from 8-10pm EST tonight you can join in the Release Day fun with the Trusting You Release Party!  Just click here!
Add it to your TBR on Goodreads and while you're at it, enter the contest to win a signed copy!!

About L.P. Dover:
L.P. Dover lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband and two wonderful daughters.  She's an avid reader that lovers her collection of books.  Writing has always been her passion and she's delighted to share it with the world.  L.P. Dover spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental.  She worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with her two beautiful girls.

Her works consist of the Forever Fae series, and the Second Chances series.  She's really excited to be able to experience writing in the different genres.  Her reading used to consist of nothing but suspense thrillers, but now she can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books.  Now that she has started on her passion and began writing, you will not see her go anywhere without a notebook, pen, and her secret energy builder...chocolate.

Learn more about L.P. Dover
Other Books by L.P. Dover
Forever Fae
Betrayals of Spring
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Summer of Frost
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Love's Second Chance
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Loves, Lies and Deception
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